SIREN, Wis. -- A Frederic, WI man is in custody following an incident in Burnett County.

According to the Siren Police Department, at approximately 4:37p on Saturday, Dec. 17, 2022, the Siren Police Department was called to a residence in the Village of Siren to respond to complaints of a verbal altercation of a domestic nature. The female complainant had left the residence and advised Patrick R. Kurkowski, 33, of Frederic, was still at her residence.

Kurkowski was discovered to have an outstanding felony warrant through the Department of Corrections.

Prior to the officers’ arrival, Kurkowski allegedly went into a vacant neighboring apartment and barricaded himself inside. In the ensuing conversation with officers, Kurkowski allegedly stated he was armed with a knife and verbally threatened both human and K9 officers on scene with physical harm.

Eventual Kurkowski came out under his own power and was taken into custody.

While being transported to the Burnett County Jail, Kurkowski made further threats to officers, according to the Siren Police Department.

Kurkowski is being held on charges of probation violation, burglary to building or dwelling, battery or threats to law enforcement officer, and resisting or obstructing officer.

Siren Police Department was assisted at the scene by the Burnett County Emergency Response Team, a negotiator from the Washburn County Sheriff’s Office, St. Croix Tribal Police Department, Grantsburg Police Department, and Siren Fire Department for perimeter security.

Pursuant to the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicly, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Last Update: Dec 20, 2022 6:19 am CST

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