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UPDATE: CF standoff ends without arresting main suspect

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Kane Berg
Kane Berg
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Kayle LaRose and Laura Monpas
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A standoff in Chippewa Falls has ended with two arrests but it was not for the person police showed up for.

According to Police Chief Matt Kelm, police went to a home at 222 S. Main Street looking for Kane R. Berg, 35. He was wanted for OWI, fleeing officers, resisting an officer causing injury, threat to law enforcement, disarming a peace officer, stealing a vehicle, possessing a gun as a felon and a number of drug crimes.

Kelm said over the past few weeks, Berg was aware they were looking for him. Kelm adds "His behavior over the last several weeks showed a continual escalation of violence and threats."

Because of that, the Eau Claire SWAT team was called in to help serve the warrant. Homes and businesses were told to evacuate or go into hiding.

A perimeter was set up and the SWAT team tried calling Berg out. Gas and a K-9 were used and three people came out of the house; none of whom were Berg. Authorities went into the home and still didn't find him.

If you have information about where Berg is, you are asked to call police. please contact the Chippewa Falls Police Department or your local law enforcement agency.

Two of the three people who were in the house have been arrested. They are Laura L. Monpas, 44, and Kayle J. LaRose, 24. They were arrested for harboring and aiding a felon.

Police Chief Matt Kelm says the situation has been resolved and the area has reopened. He said more information will be coming shortly.

Sheriff Jim Kowalczyk tells News 18 authorities are serving a search and arrest warrant.

Kowalczyk said authorities have used gas and a K-9 in the home.

A News 18 reporter said they are telling the person to come out over a loudspeaker.

Kowalczyk said they have been chasing this suspect since last week, adding the person "will not stop for law enforcement no matter what." He will not tell News 18 who they are looking for or what the warrants are for.

CHIPPEWA FALLS (WQOW) - Chippewa Falls police have an area on the south side of the city blocked off.

According to a News 18 reporter on scene, authorities are speaking to someone over a loudspeaker. The reporter says he can see a SWAT team with two men in camo carrying rifles.

It is in the area of South Main Street and Vine Street.

Chippewa Falls PD is asking the public to avoid the area for safety reasons. It is not clear what is happening.

This is a developing story that will be updated.

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