Standoff Ends After Police Storm Apartment

6/4/11 – A Beaver Dam man was in court yesterday after being involved in a three hour standoff with authorities Thursday night. Michael Schauer is charged with disorderly conduct and bail jumping stemming from the incident which began around 7:15. Police say they responded to Schauer’s residence on North Center Street after a caller reported he was throwing trash out of his apartment and into the parking lot. Because authorities had dealings with Schauer in the past they believed it was possible he had a handgun. Police attempted to get into contact with the 43-year-old but he didn’t respond and instead began to yell obscenities at officers. After receiving a warrant, authorities forced their way into the apartment and had to use a taser to get Schauer to comply. He could face nine months and fines of $11,000 if he is convicted.