June 13, 2018
Re: Press Release
Minocqua Police Respond to Armed Subjects at the Marshfield Clinic
On June 12, 2018 at approximately 4:45 PM, Minocqua Police Department received a 9-1-1 call to respond to a panic alarm on the second floor of the Marshfield Clinic in Minocqua, WI. Upon arrival, officers were advised that Joseph R. Buza (70) and Jillian L. Buza (39) of Eagle River, WI were causing a disturbance and weapons were involved. It was reported that the subjects attempted to hold the care provider against her will and was threatening to harm the care provider with a hatchet and meat tenderizer. Due to the quick response and actions of the Marshfield Clinic staff, the subjects were subdued until law enforcement arrived at the location of the incident within the facility. During the incident, a loaded firearm and ammunition were also discovered in a bag belonging to and in possession of the subjects.
As a result of the investigation, the subjects were taken into custody, transported and booked into the Oneida County Jail. Charges of false imprisonment, endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon, carrying a concealed weapon, attempted battery (aggravated) – intend bodily harm, and disorderly conduct were referred to the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office.
This matter is still under investigation and specific details of the incident are not being released at this time. The Minocqua Police Department was assisted in this investigation by the following agencies: Woodruff Police Department, Vilas County Sheriff’s Office, Marshfield Clinic Administration and Staff, Oneida County Sheriff’s Office and the Oneida County District Attorney’s Office.
Contact Person: David J Jaeger, Chief of Police