Man in standoff had legal troubles

The man at the center of a standoff in Beaver Twp. was recently indicted by a Mahoning County grand jury.

BEAVER TOWNHIP, (WKBN) – According to Beaver Police, the man who was at the center of a 5-hour standoff in the township Monday night was distraught over legal problems concerning his business.

According to a police report, David James Brumbeau, 57, of Springfield Township, was holed up in the basement of Western Reserve Auto Exchange on Western Reserve Road because of recent charges of forgery surrounding his business.

When police spoke to Brumbeau during the standoff, he told them that he was distraught over his recent grand jury indictment and threatened to harm himself.

According to court records, Brumbeau was indicted by a Mahoning County grand jury Jan. 29 on charges of tampering with records and forgery concerning documents submitted to the Ohio Department of Motor Vehicles.

Officers were called to the business about 4 p.m. Monday after Brumbeau’s girlfriend called 911 reporting that Brumbeau was in the basement with a gun and threatened to harm himself.

Police called in the Violent Crimes Task Force Crisis Response Team (CRT). After approximately five hours, the team began to move into the basement and at that time Brumbeau surrendered.

He was taken away by ambulance to the hospital for an evaluation.

No one was injured in the incident.

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