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The Journal Gazette

Monday, February 20, 2017 10:14 pm

Home alarm leads to standoff

The Journal Gazette

A police check on a home alarm Sunday night led to a standoff on Warsaw's northeast side.

Warsaw police were called for multiple alarms and a residential holdup alarm at 2201 Dubois Drive, near Kosciusko Community Hospital, at 10:46 p.m., a statement from police said.

When police arrived, they found the front door glass broken and the homeowner, Daniel S. Vanderpool, 54, inside the home yelling.

When Vanderpool saw police, he walked behind a barricade and fired a shot at an officer, the statement said.

Police tried to get Vanderpool to drop the gun and come out, but he refused and stated he would shoot the police, it said.

The Warsaw Police Emergency Police Response Team also tried to negotiate with Vanderpool, but was not successful in getting him to come out.

Gas canisters were fired into the house by the ERT, and at 1:24 a.m. Vanderpool walked out and was taken into custody.

During the initial investigation, police found Vanderpool was intoxicated and taking several medications, the statement said. Police believe that Vanderpool was upset when he couldn't turn off the alarm system in his home, it said.

Vanderpool was initially charged with criminal recklessness with a deadly weapon and was being held in the Kosciusko County Jail.