Man arrested for threatening county employees

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On Dec. 21, at 12:30 p.m., the Prairie du Chien Police Department spoke with staff members at the Crawford County Administration Building in reference to an agitated man who made threats to staff there. According to staff members at the Administration Building, Brian Pettit, 29, Prairie du Chien, became upset about missing an appointment. When he was told of the issue and told he needed to make another appointment, he became verbally irate and left the building. Staff members of the Administration Building placed a call to Pettit to reschedule his appointment and he continued to be verbally abusive towards staff.

Staff warned Pettit that if his pattern continued, they would call the police. Pettit responded by claiming to have a gun and a hand grenade.

A short time later, Pettit came to the Crawford County Law Enforcement Center in an attempt to speak with the Clerk of Courts. When Pettit was not able to speak with anyone in that office, he left the building.

At 12:44 p.m., Prairie du Chien Police Officers located Pettit at a local motel. Officers were able to arrest Pettit without incident. A replica grenade and a spring-loaded BB gun were found and taken as evidence.

Pettit was booked into the Crawford County Jail and possible charges include making terroristic threats and disorderly conduct.

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