UPDATE: Two Identified in Appleton Standoff from Early Monday Morning

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FRIDAY 10/19/2018 11:04 a.m.

Appleton Police have named 28-year-old Courtney Vera as the second person involved in the standoff early Monday morning.

Police say Vera was taken into custody after gas munitions were used to draw her out.

Sebastian Endres, named in a previous update, was taken into custody at around 5:45 a.m. by the Winnebago County SWAT team.

Authorities say during the search of the home investigators found a loaded handgun in the immediate area of where Endres was taken into custody.

Information provided to police was that both individuals had shot up heroin just before the SWAT team arrived.

The West Frances Street area in Appleton will remain closed off to the public while officers continue to search and process the scene.  

Vera is being confined on two outstanding warrants, while Endres is confined on a felony parole violation.

Police anticipate requesting additional charges for both Endres and Vera.

Appleton Police is thanking community members and neighbors in the area who were patient and allowed them the time to safely resolve this situation.

For additional information, please contact Officer Meghan Cash #9135 at (920) 832- 5531

FRIDAY 10/19/2018 7:30 a.m.

Two Suspects Taken Into Custody Following Standoff in Appleton

According to Appleton Police Chief Todd Thomas, the man in custody has been identified as 25-year-old Sebastian Endres, who was wanted for a parole violation regarding weapons and drugs. 

Thomas said that Endres was hiding from law enforcement in the attic portion of the home, and that the SWAT team slowly entered the residence and took him into custody safely.

The woman who surrendered to police was Endres’ alleged girlfriend. She has not yet been identified. 

Appleton Police are conducting a search warrant on the home looking for any possible weapons or drug paraphernalia. 

Endres will be facing multiple charges. 

Watch the full news conference in the link here or the video below:

FRIDAY 10/19/2018 6:15 a.m.

After an hours-long SWAT team presence, the two were taken away safely

According to Appleton Police Chief Todd Thomas, the man involved in a standoff  has been safely taken into custody on West Frances Street.  The area will remain restricted while officers continue to process the scene. 

More updates are expected later this morning. Stay with Local 5 for the latest.


FRIDAY 10/19/2018 4:19 a.m.

The Appleton Police Department says that one woman is in custody, but they are still working on trying to get a man out of a residence in the 800 block of W. Frances Street.

According to a press release, the department deployed a SWAT team on Thursday around 7:30 p.m. The department says they were attempting to take the two adults into custody.

According to a press release, an officer saw an adult male at a private residence, known to have felony warrants out for his arrest. An adult female with multiple warrants was also at the residence.

Police say based on previous contacts with the man, a decision was made to have the SWAT team utilized to take both people into custody.

Police say that two adults, not wanted by police, exited the home. SWAT members continued to make announcements from a loudspeaker, asking the other individuals to exit the residence. When they failed to respond, several external noise flash diversion devices were set off. A sponge baton was also fired into a second story window. A robot was also deployed.

No homes have been evacuated. There is no immediate threat to the community. 

This is a developing story, Local 5 will provide updates as soon as they’re made available.

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