Update: Police Respond to Domestic Dispute, Man Barricades Himself In Apartment
Officers responded to a domestic dispute at 6 a.m. when a man then barricaded himself in his apartment.
4:27 p.m. update: Eric J. Rego, 35, of Glen Ellyn was charged for this morning's domestic dispute and incident with police.
Rego was charged with aggravated domestic battery, aggravated battery, fugitive from justice (for a parole violation), unlawful possession of controlled substance and unlawful possession of cannabis. After Rego was released from Adventist GlenOaks Hospital in Glendale Heights he was transported to the DuPage County Jail for processing.
Update: Deputy Police Chief Bill Holmer released a statement regarding this morning's incident. According to the release, a 35-year-old woman walked into the Glen Ellyn Police Department at 5:30 a.m., Monday morning to report a domestic dispute. She told officers her husband beat her and she feared he would harm himself. The woman sustained injuries to her face but refused medical attention.
Police officers responded to the couple's apartment complex at 470 Kenilworth Ave., where officers established contact with the 35-year-old man. He was uncooperative with officers, and made threats to harm himself, according to the report.
The DuPage County Sheriff's Department SWAT team, the Glen Ellyn Volunteer Fire Company and officers from the Wheaton Police Department were called to assist with the situation at about 9:45 a.m. They were then able to make entry into the apartment and took the man into custody without incident and he was then transported to Adventist GlenOaks Hospital for observation. According to the report, criminal charges are pending
First report: Officers responded to a domestic dispute at the apartment complex on Kenilworth and Pennsylvania Avenues on Monday at 6 a.m.
When officers arrived and asked to speak to the man involved in the dispute he then barricaded himself in the apartment, according to Bill Holmer, Glen Ellyn deputy police chief.
"He made some sort of statement about harming himself," said Holmer.
Many police officers were on the scene responding to the situation, and at around 9:20 a.m., the man was transported to the hospital. Homer said he did not harm himself and was now in custody.
The incident took place on the fifth floor where the individuals lived. The female refused medical attention and Holmer said she was "OK."
"This morning we were advised of emergency activity involving the police in the vicinity of Kenilworth and Pennsylvania Avenues. First Student is rerouting its buses to avoid this area and police officers will be making sure that any walking students are safely rerouted out of the area and on to school. Once at school, Hadley and Churchill students will be kept inside the school buildings until the situation is resolved," read the District 41 alert.
Holmer said the students were never in any danger.
"He's no danger to the community and he's in custody at this point," said Holmer.