La Crosse Police use robot, K-9 arrest man hiding in crawl space
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — A La Crosse man is in jail after attempting to hide from police in a crawl space at his home.
Police were looking for Brett K. Reismann, 23, at his home on 5th Avenue South. Reismann had an active felony probation and parole warrant.
Authorities were tipped off that Reismann tends to hide in a crawl space underneath the floorboards of the home.
According to a criminal complaint, police were let in to the home by the suspect’s roommate, who denied the suspect was home.
Upon entering the home, authorities saw a shotgun on the kitchen table. The roommate then told police that Reismann was hiding underneath the floor and gave police consent to search the residence.
The officer gave several verbal commands for the suspect to exit the crawl space with his hands up, but Reismann did not comply. The crawl space was three feet tall and ran the entire length of the home.
Officers used the LCPD “Throw-Bot”, a small robot with a camera that can navigate small spaces, allowing then to examine areas without putting themselves in compromising positions. Police could see Reismann on the robot camera.
Officers then requested Officer Hughes and his K-9 Zeus. Within minutes of Zeus’s deployment, Reismann was heard shouting, “I give up” and then exited the crawl space and was placed under arrest.
Reismann was taken to a local hospital for a medical evaluation and then to the La Crosse County Jail.
Reismann is charged with an active felony probation and parole warrant and one count of obstructing an officer.
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