Colchester man arrested after threatening police with knives

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COLCHESTER — A local man was taken into custody early Saturday morning after he arrived at the Colchester Police Department armed with several knives and threatened officers, authorities said.

The incident occurred at about 5:45 a.m. when Dustin Loesch, 35, drove to the police station following a domestic disturbance at his residence.

According to the police, Loesch had previously phoned the department, threatening to confront officers after consuming more alcohol.

Upon arrival, Loesch, who appeared intoxicated, entered the lobby with a number of knives and began to make aggressive statements through a secure dispatch window, suggesting he wanted to engage in a fight with the police.

An on-duty officer communicated with Loesch from behind the window, attempting to de-escalate the situation.

After a brief period, Loesch handed over three knives he was carrying.

He was subsequently arrested without any further issues, and a fourth knife was discovered in his jacket pocket.

Loesch now faces charges of aggravated disorderly conduct, criminal threatening, and driving under the influence.

He is scheduled to appear in court on Feb. 6.

Members of the public seeking additional details on the case can contact the Colchester Police Department at 802-264-5555.

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