UPDATE: Suspect, Father Arrested After Standoff on 44th and Cleveland

Police have not yet issued a report on the arrest of subject who was inside the residence.

March 16, 2018-Witnesses at a standoff involving Lake County Police and the Region SWAT Team yesterday reported seeing two suspects arrested. Police have not yet issued a statement on the arrest of the suspect who was removed from the residence at 44th and Cleveland. Police however, issued a report regarding the arrest of Gregory Traicoff outside the residence. According to the report, officers had set up a perimiter in a wooded area near the residence. “At approximately 8:15 pm while the tactical operation was still taking place, a subject later identified as Gregory Traicoff walked through a wooded area and approached tactical officers and a sniper team which was deployed in the wooded area” a report states. The report goes on to detail the officers asking Gregory Traicoff to stop several times. “He was repeatedly told to stop and turn back to which he refused.” Traicoff identified himself as the father of the suspect in the house and expressed concern that his son would be shot by police . According to the report Traicoff stated “I was told the F’ing police are going to shoot my son.” Police say Traicoff then reached behind his back and was told to “raise his hands.” Police say that Traicoff again refused to comply and “continued yelling and cursing at the officers.” Traicoff was then taken arrested by several officers according to the report. Police say that Traicoff continued to resist arrest and curse and scream at the officers. Police say they found a pill box which contained the prescription drug percocet and a knife on Traicoff during the arrest.

Gregory Traicoff was transported to the Lake County Jail and charges of possession of a controlled substance, disorderly conduct and resisting law enforcement are pending.

We will update this story as soon as we receive information regarding charges against the individual removed from the residence.

All criminal defendants are presumed innocent unless proven guilty in a court of law. A criminal charge is not evidence of guilt.

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