Man with rifle threatens late-night snowplowerA Cloquet man is in custody and facing possible charges of second-degree assault and disorderly conduct after allegedly threatening a man, who was plowing snow, with a rifle.
By: Wendy Johnson, Pine Journal
A Cloquet man is in custody and facing possible charges of second-degree assault and disorderly conduct after allegedly threatening a man, who was plowing snow, with a rifle.
According to Cloquet police, a call came in at approximately 12:55 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 6, from a man plowing the parking lot at the Lost Tavern in Cloquet. He reported the resident of a home adjacent to the parking lot turned on a light, stood in the window, and made an obscene gesture at him “in a hostile manner.”
The plow driver then alleged the resident disappeared briefly and subsequently reappeared in the window with a rifle in his hands before turning out the lights once again.
Officers advised the plow driver to leave the immediate area and after interviewing him further, they approached the house in question and talked with the two residents who were inside. One of the men was reportedly the one who made the obscene gestures and later wielded the rifle in the window, and officers subsequently confiscated a Remington 7400 Model 30.06 from the residence.
The man was then placed under arrest and lodged at the Carlton County Jail pending the filing of formal charges against him.
The Pine Journal does not name offenders until charges are actually filed.