On Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 4:52 AM, officers were dispatched to a residence on the south end of the city where a female caller advised her husband had discharged a firearm at the floor inside the residence during an altercation. The caller advised she had secured herself and children in a separate room.
Responding officers and deputies were able to safely remove the children and caller from the residence at 5:07 am. With the assistance of the Barron County Emergency Response Team, officers were able to take the male subject, identified as David Bartels, 37, of Rice Lake into custody at 7:29 am without further incident.
Bartels was transported to the Barron County Jail pending formal charges by the Barron County District Attorney's Office.
Per Rice Lake Police Captain Hom and Chief Roux