One person has been charged in connection with an attempted home invasion that shut down several blocks of a residential neighborhood in Superior on Monday, April 8.
The incident involved officers with guns drawn surrounding a duplex residence on the 2000 block of Hammond Avenue at 5:20 p.m. No injuries were reported.
Chase Allen Gimpel, 17, is facing misdemeanor counts of obstructing an officer, disorderly conduct and four counts of bail jumping. He made his initial appearance in Douglas County Circuit Court on Wednesday, April 10. Cash bail of $2,000 was set for Gimpel and he was ordered to have no contact with the people who reported the attempted home invasion or their residence.
He remained in custody at the Douglas County Jail on Thursday, April 11, according to the jail roster.
According to the criminal complaint, a woman reported that two young males had tried to kick in the door of her residence on the 1300 block of Lincoln Avenue, but fled when confronted.
Officer Joel Markon interviewed Gimpel and the residents of the home. He learned that the incident stemmed from a dispute between the woman's son and one of the young men, who wanted to retaliate by fighting her son. Gimpel allegedly tried to kick in the door while the woman was trying to prevent the fight.
Captain John Kiel was off duty talking to a resident nearby. He noticed the disturbance and attempted to stop the two men from leaving the home. They ran in different directions, but Kiel recognized Gimpel from previous police contacts at a residence on the 2000 block of Hammond Avenue.
Officers formed a perimeter around the residence, resulting in a large police presence in the area of North 20th Street and Hammond Avenue.
Police detained four people shortly after the incident was brought under control. Only one, Gimpel, was arrested. According to the complaint, Gimpel admitted that he had consumed beer and a preliminary breath test administered to him Monday evening showed a result of 0.053.
Gimpel had four open misdemeanor cases in Douglas County Circuit Court at the time of the incident for disorderly conduct and six counts of bail jumping. As a condition of his bond on those cases, Gimpel was not to use or possess alcohol and not commit any new crimes.
His next court appearance was set for May 3.