Man charged with trespassing, menacing after brief standoff in Middletown

A Middletown man was arrested Monday morning after allegedly trespassing in a residence and refusing to come out., according to police.

Middletown police were at the Baltimore Street residence for more than 30 minutes get an armed man to leave after an eviction that started with a domestic incident, according to Police Chief David Birk.

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A woman called for assistance about 9 a.m. because she said Juwan Schauer was in her residence in the 600 block of Baltimore and she was scared to go home, police said.

Middletown standoff.
Middletown standoff.

The caller said Schauer had been trespassed from the residence but had returned with a gun and refused to leave. Officers viewed video from inside the home and observed Schauer with a handgun making threats to shoot anyone who came inside the residence.

Officers surrounded the house with vehicles and urged Schauer via loud speaker to come out. The department’s special response team was called but later disregarded when Schauer came out of the residence. A weapon was located inside the residence, according to police.

Schauer, 24, of Caprice Drive, is charged with aggravated trespassing and aggravated menacing, both first-degree misdemeanors. He is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday in Middletown Municipal Court.

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