Sunday, the Waterford Police Department charged a 49-year-old man with three crimes and seized several guns from his home following a six-hour standoff with the man Saturday night.
Sunday, 49-year-old Jonathan Bill of 28 Ferri Drive was charged with first-degree threatening, second-degree breach of peace and interfering with police and several guns were seized from his home after he allegedly threatened to shoot a police officer. Bill was held on $100,000 bond and will appear in court on Tuesday.
The department did not release how many guns were taken from Bill’s home or what kind of guns they were.
At 3:21 p.m. on Saturday, the Waterford Police Department received a 911 call from an unidentified person at 28 Ferri Drive, a mobile home in the Woodland Mobile Homes Park. That person said Bill was inside the home and told police that Bill said he was going to shoot the first cop he saw, according a Waterford Police Department press release.
The police department established a perimeter around Bill’s trailer and told all the neighbors in the area to evacuate. The department tried to contact Bill, but when that was unsuccessful Waterford Police called in the Connecticut State Police Emergency Services Unit, according to the release.
Upon arrival, state police armed with rifles surrounded Bill’s trailer and a spotlight was shined on the home. At around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, state police began to communicate with Bill with a megaphone outside of his home; telling him he was surrounded and he should come out with his hands up.
At around 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Bill agreed to surrender to police and was taken to Lawrence + Memorial Hospital. No one was injured in the standoff.