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Apartment standoff ends peacefully

 

October 23, 2020

Jana Peterson

Law enforcement officers from Cloquet, Fond du Lac and Carlton County and firefighters waited outside the Carlton Lofts apartment building in Cloquet while negotiators tried for hoursMonday afternoon and evening to convince a man in an upper floor apartment to come out and surrender.

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...



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