Apartment standoff ends peacefully
October 23, 2020
A police call Monday for a disturbance at a local apartment building ended well, but only after police and firefighters converged on the building for hours.
Nearly a dozen police cars and four fire department vehicles lined Carlton Avenue outside the Carlton Lofts apartment complex Monday afternoon, as police negotiators tried to convince a man in an upper floor apartment to come out and surrender.
Billy Joe Martineau, 26, of Cloquet, was ultimately arrested. He was charged with first-degree damage to property and misdemeanor domestic assault in Sixth District Carlton County Court on Wednes...