Armed, Arrested and Alive. #61seconds

4 Apr

At 12:49am, on November 15,  Officers Riggengberg and Schwarze approached Clark and noticed his hands were in his jacket pocket. They told him to take his hands out of his pocket. He refused. Riggengberg then took his gun out and held it down alongside his leg, with the barrel pointed towards the ground. He did not point it at Clark or at any other individual. Clark started yelling, “What’s the pistol for?” The officers again and repeatedly told Clark to take his hands out of his pockets and he continued to refuse to do so.

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That’s how long it took police officers to determine Jamar Clark was dangerous because he had his hands in his jacket pocket, take him down, struggle with him, and shoot him in the head.

Can’t we figure out how to arrest people without killing them? asks a City Pages reader. But, some people may protest, many arrests are made without a person getting shot in the head. And, yes, that is correct.  Here, where we live, men who do not have hypothetical guns that are maybe, perhaps, hiding in their pockets… men with actual weapons get arrested. And they live to tell the tale.

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Mark David Hawanchak

Michael Thomas Hawanchak

Mark Thomas Hawanchak. October 20, 2015. ” Authorities say a man is in custody after threats to harm prompted a police standoff and lock down of schools in Northfield in what was deemed a dangerous situation for several hours Tuesday afternoon.The Northfield Police Department responded at about 2:50 p.m. to the area of Harbor Drive and Ford Street E. When officers arrived, a man claimed to be in his home armed with firearms and threatening harm.” The standoff with Hawanchak, who was armed, prompted schools in Northfield Minnesota to be put on lockdown. He was arrested in Inver Grove Heights.

 

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Armed man, Jordan, MN. February 23, 2016. “On the morning of Wednesday, Feb. 3, the Jordan Police Department received information that a male armed with a .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun had left his residence in a vehicle very distraught and was threatening to take his own life. The adult male was located in his vehicle on Beaumont Boulevard between Aberdeen Avenue and Old Highway 169 at approximately 9:05 a.m. Law enforcement established a perimeter around the vehicle a safe distance away.”

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Michael Timothy Reiten. December 23, 2015. “Prior to being taken into custody Police say Reiten led officers on a vehicle pursuit from 10th Avenue East crossing and changing directions on multiple different streets and avenues before ending on 22nd Avenue.  Police say Reiten brandished a black handgun, pointing it toward officers on several occasion during the vehicle pursuit. The pursuit ended near 22nd Ave, where Reiten’s vehicle was disabled and he fled on foot. Reiten was apprehended in the median of Hwy 29 South by the Sheriff’s K9, allowing officers to secure Reiten without further incident.”

Michael Timothy Reiten

Michael Timothy Reiten

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14 year old white male. November 4, 2015. “A man is in custody after an armed robbery at Shopko in Fergus Falls. Fergus Falls Police Sgt. Connor West says that at around 4:30 a man showed a knife and demanded money at the 226 E Lincoln Ave. store. He took off on foot with an undisclosed amount of cash. But because a large amount of officers and Otter Tail County deputies happened to be nearby on a different call, they were able to canvas the area and find him a block away just six minutes later. Sgt. Connor West/Fergus Falls Police: “It was great teamwork between the law enforcement officers and the general public in giving us the information so we could follow up and locate him a timely manner.”

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Kevin Shea. March 24, 2015. Girlfriend called in domestic assault. “The victim says Shea may have armed himself with a handgun before she escaped. Patrol Officers formed a perimeter around the house until The Superior Police Department

Kevin Shea

Kevin Shea

Emergency Response Team and Crisis Negotiators could respond. Negotiators were able to make contact with the suspect by phone, and the 37-year-old man left the home and surrendered at around 7:15 Tuesday morning.”

 

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Ronald Gary Bailey, Dec 1, 2013. Armed man sets his house on fire and blames President Obama. “Officers who were transporting Bailey to Hennepin County Medical Center’s behavioral Crisis Intervention Center discovered that he had a loaded .380 caliber pistol concealed in his pocket.”

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Ronald Gary Bailey

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Cole Laird, August 3, 2015.  14-year old Wisconsin boy who sent police on a car chase was  caught in Anoka. Although he’s a juvenile, Wisconsin police had released  his identity.”It all began in Eau Claire, where police say the teen stole a car. According to officers, he was then involved in the St. Croix robbery attempt and a high speed chase with police in New Richmond.He eventually abandoned the car near Star Prairie and ran. Police say he then stole another car, only to leave it again and run. Monday night, several agencies were scouring the Cedar Lakes area on the Polk County line for Laird, after gunshots were heard there.

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Chad Hatton

Chad Hatton, November 5, 2015. “Authorities have taken one man into custody after they say he robbed a pet store by knife point. Rochester Police say 39-year-old Chad Hatton walked into the Fish and Pets store in the Crossroads Plaza while law enforcement were on scene of a possible bomb scare in the same area. Investigators say Hatton displayed a knife to a clerk and took cash from two registers before dashing out the back door. Nearby officers, including some that were on scene for the bomb scare, responded and were able to find and arrest Hatton about a block away. “Timing is everything, you need that time, you need that quick response, that relay of information to responding squad cars and you also need a little bit of luck and I think we had all those yesterday,” Captain John Sherwin of the Rochester Police Department says. When officers took him into custody they found the knife he allegedly used and money from the store.

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Brian Fitch, July 2014. Fitch killed West Saint Paul  police officer Scott Patrick. After a gunfight, Fitch was shot but not killed, and apprehended.

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Brian Fitch

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Jeremiah Robert Ray, April 10, 2015. “According to the complaint, Ray reportedly pushed his partner, and then allegedly pointed a gun at an older man at the residence and threatened to kill him. He reportedly did the same to an older woman there. When the couple’s son pulled up in the driveway, he called police, then Ray allegedly also pointed a

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Jeremiah Robert Ray

gun at him and threatened to kill him too. By the time Moose Lake police officers along with officers from the Carlton County and Pine County Sheriff’s departments responded, along with the Minnesota State Patrol, Ray had left the residence. He was arrested a short time later at a residence in the Sturgeon Lake area in Pine County. When police searched that residence, they found two Glock 10mm pistols and an AR .308 caliber rifle.”

 

 

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Brian Harris, January 25, 2016. “A 38-year-old man is due back in court Wednesday, after police in Minnesota suspected that he was holding a woman against her will while driving her from northwest Wisconsin.  The victim’s mother told Lakes Area Police that Brian Harris took methamphetamines heavily, and there were reports that he shot at vehicles he thought were following him from Polk County along Highway 8. On January 25th, a police sergeant arrested Harris in what was called a “high risk” traffic stop at a gas station in Chisago City, Minnesota — and officers say they later found two weapons and meth in the vehicle.”

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Gregory Allen Rose, November 16, 2015. Suspect in murder and arson in Midland County, Michigan, arrested in Minnesota. . “Law enforcement officials in Minnesota reported Rose was in a stolen Army Corps of Engineers vehicle and rammed several patrol cars before being taken into custody.”

Gregory Allen

Gregory Allen Rose

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Josh Hendrickson, September, 2009. Minnesota man with gun outside Obama rally questioned by Secret Service.”Hendrickson showed up to the event with a Glock in a holster, and a Kel Tec 380 — known for its light weight and “manageable recoil” — in his back pocket. The local police and the Secret Service question Hendrickson after seeing the outline of a gun in his camo shirt, he said.”

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Kirk Bigby, December 10, 2015. Bigby opened fire on a holiday party at Bluefin Bay Resort. “Witnesses said the 61-year-old Bigby, of nearby Finland, and the victim had been at a

Kirk Bigby

Kirk Bigby

casino-style party for employees of the Bluefin Grille went they left to go outside. Bigby came into “physical contact” with the victim before pulling a handgun and shooting him dead, police said. Police located Bigby in a guest room at the resort and arrested him. Officers said Bigby was uncooperative during the arrest, and he suffered minor injuries in a struggle with police.” A gun was found in the guest room.

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Terry Swanson, July 30, 2009. “It takes a special kind of crazy to bring a gun into city hall but police say that is exactly what 60-year-old Terry Swanson of Big Lake did on Tuesday morning. ‘One of our plain clothes investigators heard the call on the radio and went down and confronted the guy at gunpoint, handcuffed him and took the gun off him,’ Sgt. Jesse Garcia of the Minneapolis Police Department said Thursday afternoon.”

Terry Swanson

Terry Swanson

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Thomas Joel Owen Graff, November 2015. “Thomas Joel Owen Graff, 40, of Milan, is facing felony charges of aggravated robbery in the first degree and assault in the second degree in connection with the Nov. 27 early morning (3:18 a.m.) armed robbery of the Casey’s General Store on South First Street in Montevideo. On Nov. 28, Tori Ivy-Graff, called the Monte­video Police Department to report that she believed Graff, her soon-to-be ex-husband robbed the Casey’s store.”

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Robert James Williams

Robert James Williams

Robert James Williams, November 13, 2014. “A Grand Rapids man is facing several felony charges following a seven hour standoff with police Wednesday night. 29-year-old Robert James Williams has been charged with one count of reckless discharge of a firearm, four counts of false imprisonment and one count of terroristic threats. Police say Williams’ girlfriend called 911 to report that he was driving to city hall, armed with a high power, semi-automatic, rifle with the stated intent of committing “suicide by cop”.

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One Response to “Armed, Arrested and Alive. #61seconds”

  1. tarry_on April 6, 2016 at 9:25 am #

    Thank you for doing this. Both ingrained and subconscious racism still exist in this country, and this post shines a bright light on that fact.

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