(Beaver Dam) A Beaver Dam man is facing felony charges for allegedly threatening violence against police. Dale Lengling is charged with a felony count of Threats to Law Enforcement as well as a misdemeanor charge of Resisting an Officer and Disorderly Conduct.
On Saturday (May 11), a Beaver Dam police officer was dispatched to the Lakecrest Apartments following an altercation between Lengling and another individual. When the officer arrived both men had separated and did not wish to press charges against each other. A short time later, police were called back to Lakecrest as Lengling was allegedly shouting and swearing loudly.
According to the criminal complaint, Lengling was tense as an officer attempted to place him under arrest and did not immediately comply with demands to stop resisting. Lengling was eventually handcuffed and placed in the back of a squad car but began to bang his head against the rear seat of vehicle which caused a laceration across his forehead. The 40-year-old was taken to Beaver Dam Community Hospital where he allegedly made multiple threats towards police and told an officer that he would (quote) “drop kick [him] to the face.”
If convicted, Lengling faces up to six years in prison. During his initial appearance, cash bond was set at $1,000. A judge will decide next week if there is enough evidence to order a trial.