Milwaukee Man Charged With Threatening Beaver Dam Police

(Beaver Dam) A Milwaukee man accused of threatening Beaver Dam police made his initial appearance in court Wednesday. Jose Castro is charged with one felony count of Battery to Law Enforcement along with a misdemeanor charge of Disorderly Conduct. On December 21, Beaver Dam police were dispatched to the BP gas station on North Spring Street following a disorderly conduct complaint. The officer made contact with Castro who was informed that he was no longer welcomed there and needed to move along. According to the criminal complaint, the officer also noticed an odor of intoxicants coming from Castro. Just a half-hour later, police were called to the McDonalds across the street after a similar complaint was made against Castro. The 35-year-old was reportedly agitated but agreed to drive back to the police station to charge his phone to arrange for a car ride back to Milwaukee. During the ride, Castro allegedly said (quote) “the Mexicans were going to get the officer [sic].” At the police station Castro reportedly made a gun gesture with his hand, pointed it at an officer and made a shooting sound effect which prompted his arrest. While at the Dodge County jail, Castro allegedly said if you mess with him you mess with the cartel. If convicted, Castro faces roughly six years in prison. Cash bond was set at $500 and a judge will decide next week if there is enough evidence to order a trial.