Whitewater standoff ends peacefully after three hours

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Gazette staff
May 16, 2012
— A 29-year-old Whitewater man is in custody on charges of burglary and criminal trespass after a three-hour standoff Monday in Whitewater.

The Daily Jefferson County Union in Fort Atkinson identified the suspect as Andrew Wolf. He has been linked to at least two other recent burglaries in Whitewater. He is being held pending a court appearance in Walworth County.

Wolf was arrested after a report of a burglary at 6 p.m. Monday in which weapons were stolen from a home in the 400 block of West Whitewater Avenue, the Daily Union reported.

While officers were interviewing the victim, they heard noises in the vacant upstairs unit of the duplex. After repeated commands from officers went unanswered, they surrounded the building, and the Walworth County Tactical Team was deployed.

Officers from the UW-Whitewater Police Department plus Walworth and Jefferson County sheriff's deputies set up a perimeter around the duplex and redirected traffic.

Three hours after the incident started, Walworth County Sheriff's Office negotiators persuaded Wolf to surrender without incident at 9:03 p.m., reports said.

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