BARRON COUNTY — Authorities in Barron County have arrested a subject after a three-hour-long standoff in Cumberland, WI, according to a press release from the Cumberland Police Department.
On October 16, 2022, at approximately 6:45p, the Cumberland Police Department was advised of an intoxicated disorderly subject located at a residence in the City of Cumberland. The complainant also stated there was concern for the subject’s mental health. Upon the arrival of an Officer, the subject, identified as 27-year-old Devin Baldwin, retreated into the residence and began breaking out the windows of the residence. He then armed himself with a knife and made threats to Officers on scene, stating “you’re going to die tonight.”
Officers were aware that Devin Baldwin is currently on probation for a similar incident that occurred in 2020, involving him discharging a firearm. In that case, Devin Baldwin was convicted of 2nd Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, Attempted Battery to a Law Enforcement Officer, and Battery to a Law Enforcement Officer.
Barron/Rusk County Emergency Response Team was deployed to the residence and began negotiations; which were unsuccessful. Devin Baldwin continued to threaten Officers while holding the knife and refused to comply with Officers to drop the knife. He then armed himself with two knives; one in each hand. He threw an object through one of the windows toward Officers and broke out nearly every window in the residence; along with other extensive damage inside the residence. He continually made statements that he and Officers were going to die that night while pointing the knife at Officers.
CS gas and less lethal bean bag rounds were deployed over the course of the three-hour standoff. Devin Baldwin eventually exited the residence and was taken into custody at approximately 10:15p.
Devin Baldwin was arrested for the following charges:
- Disorderly Conduct
- Criminal Damage to Property
- Threats to Law Enforcement
- Resist by Refusing to Comply- Threats of Force.
Baldwin was also held on a probation hold.
The information will be forwarded to Barron County Department of Health and Human Services to assist Devin Baldwin with mental health services.
We would like to extend a huge thank you to Barron County Sheriff’s Office, Barron/Rusk Emergency Response Team, and Cumberland Healthcare EMS. We are very thankful for the teamwork that allowed everyone to make it home safely.
-- Per Chief Heather Wolfe, Cumberland Police Department