Police Search Island House

The first police officer arriving at a Wheeling Island home Friday to investigate a disturbance call found himself faced by a man who motioned as if he had a gun.

Nine police units responded to North Front Street just at about 3 p.m. Friday after a 911 caller reported a possible domestic disturbance in progress.

Deputy Police Chief Martin Kimball said two men were detained at the scene for questioning and then released. A third man was arrested on an outstanding warrant from Georgia. Kimball said a person was overheard in the 911 call saying “if you call the police, there is going to be trouble”.

Kimball said police planned to obtain a search warrant to enter the home.

“We are still investigating, but it appears guns and drugs are involved in this incident,” he said.

Several residents, including two or three small children, exited the house when police arrived.