Man Tasered Four Times Before Arrest

Waukesha man allegedly tries to barricade himself in a shed with a pit bull and a knife because he wants to kill police officers, according to criminal complaint.

A 42-year-old Waukesha man is facing charges after he tried barricading himself in a shed with a pit bull and knife, according to a criminal complaint.

The man was stunned with a Taser four times in order for Waukesha police officers to take him into custody, the complaint states.

Gustavo Valdez was charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court on Wednesday with one count of criminal damage to property, one count of resisting an officer and two counts of disorderly conduct. If convicted, he faces up to two years in prison and $22,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint:

Valdez was drinking all day Monday in his home in the 900 block of Western Avenue when he started to become verbally abusive toward a woman. She left and came back later in the day and ignored him before going to sleep.

Valdez spent all Tuesday drinking again and became verbally abusive and threatened to punch the woman. Another person went into the bathroom to call police, so Valdez grabbed a knife and said if the cops came there would be a shooting.

Valdez told family members “I want to kill the (expletive) police," then took the knife and a pit bull and tried to barricade himself in a shed in the back yard. However, when police arrived, he jumped over a neighbor’s fence – breaking it in the process, then ran towards Summit View Elementary School.

Police officers chased Valdez and then unleashed a K9 unit, which found him hiding behind bushes. An officer knew Valdez was suspected in a different felony case and pointed his Taser at him.

Valdez refused to show both hands, so the officer stunned him with the Taser. He still refused to show his hands, so the office again shocked him with the Taser.

Valdez continued to fight three or four officers while on the ground, so another officer pulled out his Taser and stunned Valdez two more times in order to take him into custody.

He was taken to Waukesha Memorial Hospital where Valdez began making personal threats about one of the officers and his family, saying there was a hit out on him by two area gangs and he could make an easy $5,000 by killing the officer.

Valdez is currently being held in Waukesha County Jail on $750 bond while awaiting trial. 

Johnny Paycheck June 27, 2012 at 04:20 AM
I'm not sticking up for what he seems to have done, but the whole situation seems to be over-dramatized... At least in so far as storming his house with paramilitary units and dogs after he told someone in his house that he was going to punch them in the face if they didn't stop doing whatever it was they were doing. Since he was trying to barricade himself in the shed while going on about how much he hates the police it seems that he knew he was about to get a beat-down for disrespecting the states monopoly on violence. I can't see where seeing a man climb over a fence and break it would be overly disturbing to a child, but add a dozen or so police officers, a K9 unit, some screaming and then electrifying the guy with a taser 4 times in a row and it sounds downright terrifying...
TLW June 27, 2012 at 05:26 AM
It is interesting that you have to bash my intelligence to try to make your points. First, you assumed that everything I know I learned from watching Lifetime movies. Then you labeled me a sexist and a feminazi. After that you assumed I couldn't have gradulated college and if I did, it was due to the fall of adademic standards and I only "claimed" to have studied psychology. Now it's my math skills. I am around same age as that guy, so I was around in the 70's. However, I was a kid more interested in baseball and playing with my friends than I was in watching the interaction of men and women in a changing world. I remember the 80's and on better. You seem to have a problem with women since feminism seems to have had a negative impact on your life somehow. But since all that was before my time and not my fight, I really don't give it that much thought, which is why I found your inital comment ludicrous. However, I am grateful to all the women (and some men, I am sure) for what they did so I am able to live like I do. I can vote. I can support myself. I can go to any school I wish. I can see women in imporant jobs that only men had once. I have more freedom because of those people than my grandmother had, and all the women before her. I am glad to live in the time I am in, and lucky.
Valerie June 27, 2012 at 06:13 AM
Johnny what's his face is an idiot
Johnny Paycheck June 27, 2012 at 02:27 PM
I don't have to bash your intelligence to make my points... You just happen to be one of the stupidest people I have ever had a discussion with... You make statements here in writing and then deny them a moment later. You also have a fools view of what the world was like prior to third wave of feminism... So you go right on believing that women were slaves before that who couldn't vote and were flogged through the streets by their evil husbands... Yes you can make a living now without qualifications due to the quotas inflicted on large corporations but don't think for a minute you have earned that...
Jason J July 02, 2012 at 10:24 PM
If the homeowner whose fence he broke would have had the decency to shoot him as he was attempting to break in to the house (Castle Law) you all wouldn't need to be having this petty argument. Sorry your kids were terrified, he is a career loser who needs to go away for a extended period of time. Sadly it will be at taxpayer expense.


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