caller 0:03 It’s at 8643 Werger road Garrettsville Ohio I tried calling the sheriff’s department Nobody answered.
dispatcher 0:16 What was the name of the road?
caller 0:18 Werger W-E-R-G-E-R road.
dispatcher 0:23 OK. What’s going on there? Do you need police fire or EMS?
caller 0:28 Police? My neighbor is over we don’t get along with our neighbor and now she’s currently in my garage knocking at my door. I would like to remove her she doesn’t get hurt or something happens to her. As I said I tried calling the sheriff’s department Portage County. Nobody answered.
dispatcher 0:56 Well, that’s strange. Our phones have been working all morning. I wonder if there’s an issue getting through
dispatcher 1:28 It’s 330-296-5100 and it’s extension nine
caller 1:42 So what do I do from here? Do I go out there and get rid of her?
dispatcher 1:47 No, no, I will. I’ll send one of my guys out here.
caller 1:52 Well, they better hurry up.
dispatcher 1:54 What’s your name?
caller 1:56 Richard. Knerem
dispatcher 1:56 Can you spell your last name for me?
caller 2:01 Knerem
dispatcher 2:08 What’s your neighbors name?
caller 2:18 Cora. She lives in a trailer on the side of our house.
Her name is Claire?
Cora. Last name starts with a B.
dispatcher 2:54 She’s still trying to get in?
caller 2:56 Yes.
dispatcher 2:58 OK. All right. Hang tight. Let me get my guys on the way. OK.
caller 3:03 OK. Appreciate it, thank you.
dispatcher 3:04 If anything changes, give us a call back. OK. OK. Bye
dispatcher 0:00 911 Where’s your emergency?
caller 0:02 AT 8643 Werger road
dispatcher 0:06 8643?
caller 0:08 Yes. I just called a little bit ago.
dispatcher 0:10 It’s what?
caller 0:12 I just called a little bit ago.
dispatcher 0:14 OK that’s fine.
caller 0:18 My neighbor has a gun and she’s in my garage pointing it at me I have the right to go shoot her, don’t I?
dispatcher 0:27 No
caller 0:29 Why? She’s threatening me. She has a gun in my house on my property. I’m waiting for your people to get here
dispatcher 0:36 Yeah they’re en route. Is this Richard?
caller 0:43 Yes
dispatcher 0:44 And this is your neighbor that’s in your garage?
caller 0:49 Yes. With a gun pointing it at me
dispatcher 1:00 what is your neighbor’s name?
caller 1:03 Cora.
dispatcher 1:04 You said Cora?
caller 1:06 Yes. I went out there I told her she needs a remove herself from my property and get out of my garage
dispatcher 1:16 So you’re in the house; you’re not with with her in the garage, correct?
caller 1:20 I came back inside in my house and I locked my door. She’s currently in my garage. With a gun.
dispatcher 1:33 Is she still in your garage?
caller 1:33 I’m not going back out there. If I go out there I’m going out there with a gun and I’m shooting her. So, no I’m not going back out there. Would you go out there if somebody had a gun pointed at you?
dispatcher 1:44 Sir, it was a question. I just have to let my deputies know. Can you hear her doing anything in the garage?
caller 2:00 I’m not even close to that, nor do I want to be. I’d be going out there for one reason. And that’d be to pick her up in a bodybag.
dispatcher 2:06 And then you’ll be in trouble for that, sir.
caller 2:13 Well not if she has a gun in my garage
dispatcher 2:16 But you’re able to get away sir, is that correct?
caller 2:20 yeah so if she shoots me it’s like who shoots who first?
dispatcher 2:23 They are definitely en route.
caller 2:26 She’s knocking at my door. I hope she doesn’t knock it down before you guys get here.
dispatcher 2:51 You said she’s knocking on your door now?
caller 2:53 Yeah.
dispatcher 3:04 But your door is locked, correct?
caller 3:06 Well I went back out there and I did lock it while she was pointing a gun at me, yeah
dispatcher 3:16 Has she done this before, Richard?
caller 3:18 No
dispatcher 3:32 She’s not saying nothing, she just came into your garage with a gun?
caller 3:42 I’m gonna call it somebody else.
dispatcher 3:44 They’re almost there, sir.
caller 3:46 Well I hope they are. I’m gonna call my buddy and maybe he’ll come over. He can come over with his guns he’s got and get her from the other side. I can’t keep waiting around here. I’m not gonna get shot while I’m waiting on you guys. All right, I’m gonna let you go.
dispatcher 4:06 No, don’t do that sir. Who’s that talking? Who’s talking or is that your television?
caller 4:34 No, it’s my wife. She wants to know if you guys are on your way or not.
dispatcher 4:37 They are on their way. Stay away from the door. Do you know if she’s left your garage? Can you hear anything in your garage sir?
caller 5:26 As far as I know she’s still there. She ain’t leaving until I go back out there or you guys get here or…
dispatcher 5:31 like I said they’re en route. I have several units en route to you.
caller 6:11 Can’t they even send a Garrettsville cop over here or Windham cop for now?
dispatcher 6:14 Yeah there’s a Garrettsvill unit that’s very close. So I have Garrettsville they’re going to be there and our deputies are going to be there
caller 6:23 Yeah well I’m only like five minutes from town and it’s been more than five minutes since I called in
dispatcher 6:30 You’re not five minutes from like our area. I mean of Portage County’s not small … He’s almost there, sir. Can you see your driveway from where you are in the house sir?
caller 7:01 Yeah, I’m looking out the window waiting for you guys to show up and I have a couple of pictures with her pointing a gun at me
dispatcher 7:18 OK
caller 7:32 I told her she needs to remove herself from my property and out of my garage.
dispatcher 7:45 When you told her that, did she say anything to you?
caller 7:48 She said we have to talk. I said you need to remove yourself off my property and out of my garage. I said I do not come over to your house or walk inside your house.
dispatcher 8:00 Right, no, I agree. You said that she has never done this before?
caller 8:05 No.
dispatcher 8:05 Have you guys had issues with her before?
caller 8:10 We did … we don’t talk to her at all. But we did have her septic dumping into our yard
dispatcher 8:21 Oh wow.
caller 8:22 So we did file a complaint with that through the county.
dispatcher 8:25 Right.
caller 8:27 But [unclear] why she’s here.
dispatcher 8:30 How long ago was it that you guys filed that complaint? I mean, was it recent or a while ago?
caller 8:36 Three weeks ago? I don’t know how you’re supposed to have a conversation with somebody pointing a gun at you.
dispatcher 9:02 No, you’re not. I’m just asking to see if there was anything that led up to this or why she’s in your garage with a gun.
caller 9:08 I don’t know [unclear] the issue with the septic, but I haven’t spoken to her … I don’t, we don’t speak at all. She’s knocking at my door again. Yeah, yeah. Where are the police? Garrettsville’s five minutes away. Are the police afraid to come here?
dispatcher 9:30 903 is waiting for our units. He’s not going to approach by himself.
caller 9:33 Oh, sit around and wait for me to get shot. The other officers not allowed to come not unless another officer comes with them. Because he’s scared
dispatcher 9:48 It’s a policy, sir.
caller 9:53 Well, our lives are at stake and one policeman should be able to handle something. Cause I can go out there and get rid of it right now
dispatcher 10:03 They’re almost there
caller 10:06 I know you keep saying that. And yes, I do give them permission when they show up they can go in my garage and have a conversation with her.
dispatcher 10:33 Is the door open or closed like the garage door?
caller 10:36 It’s open. She’s in there. She’s in my garage right now knocking at my door waiting to get in. That’s how she got in there. She’s trying to get my door handle open on the door.
dispatcher 10:53 OK
caller 10:57 She’s gonna break my window.
dispatcher 11:01 Give me one second I’ll let my deputies know, OK?
caller 11:06 She’s banging on the window?
dispatcher 11:09 She’s trying the door handle trying to get in. I’m calling somebody else. This is the only phone that I have. You can call me back if you like. But I can’t wait for your policeman.
caller 11:27 No I’m just letting them know what’s going on. My deputy is like—