Men arrested during Appleton SWAT response charged in Illinois

Published: Oct. 14, 2020 at 5:19 PM CDT
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APPLETON, Wis. (WBAY) - UPDATE 10/21/2020

Two people arrested during a SWAT response in Appleton have been charged with crimes in Illinois.

Appleton Police say Timothy Parker, 19, and Richard M. Gaston, 18, have been charged in Illinois with Attempted Murder, Armed Robbery and Aggravated Battery.

On Oct. 14, Appleton SWAT officers were called to the 1500 block of East Calumet Street to assist detectives from Illinois during a planned operation to take multiple people into custody.

Parker and Gaston were arrested at a home in the area.

The men were held at the Calumet County Jail while they awaited extradition back to Illinois.

No charges will be filed against the men in Outagamie County.


UPDATE: The Appleton Police Chief tells Action 2 News that two people have been arrested after officers worked at an address located on the 1500 block of East Calumet Street late Wednesday afternoon.

In a release sent by Appleton Police early Wednesday evening, officials say Appleton SWAT officers were called to the area at about 5 p.m. to help detectives from another state for a planned operation to take multiple people into custody.

Appleton Police Chief Todd Thomas tells Action 2 News two people arrested were wanted for a violent crime in another state, which hasn’t been specified by police at this time.

Chief Thomas had said earlier in the day that some officers remained on the scene while waiting for a search warrant to enter the home after Calumet Street was re-opened.

He adds there is no threat to the immediate area.

Police say no local charges will be referred as a result of the operation.

More information will be released when police are able to do so.

ORIGINAL POST: Appleton Police are asking the community members to avoid the 1500 block area of East Calumet Street Wednesday afternoon.

Police tweeted the advisory Wednesday, saying they were working at an address in that area.

According to police, officers currently have the road closed.

Drivers are being asked to use an alternate route if they’re traveling in the area.

No other information about the incident were immediately available.

Check back for more details as they become available.

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