Tuesday, 21 May 2024

Man arrested for alleged gun threat against animal control officers

CLEARLAKE – A Clearlake man was arrested Thursday after allegedly pulling a gun on Animal Care and Control officers.


Lt. Mike Hermann of the Clearlake Police Department reported that Michael Dennis Reid, 62, was arrested Thursday afternoon following the confrontation with officers that allegedly occurred at his home on Reid Lane shortly before 1 p.m.


Hermann said two Animal Care and Control Officers were conducting a welfare check on animals at the residence.


Reid had given the officers permission to enter the property, but after they were there for several minutes Reid was reported to have become upset. He reportedly began yelling at the officers to leave, according to Hermann's report.


Reid then allegedly threatened to shoot the officers and retrieved a rifle, walking towards the officers while continuing the threats and pointing the weapon at them, Hermann said.


The two Animal Care and Control officers got to their vehicles and drove off the property while calling police, said Hermann.


Hermann said when Clearlake Police officers arrived at the scene they arrested Reid without incident.


Reid was booked into the Lake County Jail on two misdemeanor charges of exhibiting a firearm and two felony charges of making criminal threats with the intent to terrorize, according to jail records.


Hermann said the rifle that Reid is alleged to have pointed at the Animal Care and Control officers was retrieved from the scene and taken into evidence.


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