Domestic violence incident leads to police presence


Madeline Klemmer

The Highlander Walkway overlooks the parking lot where police had been present the night before.

On Mon. March 29, a 58-year-old man was taken into custody after a domestic violence incident in a neighborhood in Mequon. This resulted in police presence by Homestead and the surrounding area.

According to information released by the News Graphic, around 9 p.m. on Monday night, police were called to a domestic violence and battery incident in Gazebo Hills Parkway Neighborhood. There was suspicion of a firearm being involved, and the police responded and removed the victim, who was taken to a safe area.

Residents in the nearby area were instructed to shelter in place as police worked to remove the suspect. Within a few hours the Ozaukee County Special Response Team successfully removed the suspect from the house and took him into custody.

Before noon on March 30, the Mequon-Thiensville School District (MTSD) released the following statement: “The district has been informed that there was an incident requiring police attention last night. In response, the Homestead High School parking lot was used as a staging area for the police department. The incident concluded prior to the onset of the school day. Outside of the use of the parking lot last night there is nothing further to report in regards to Homestead High School and the District.”

Police left the Homestead parking lot around 1 a.m. on Tuesday morning, and there is no risk to students returning to school March 30.