Buckhannon man arrested in connection to ‘shots fired’ call to Comm Center

BUCKHANNON – The Upshur County Sheriff’s Department has arrested the man allegedly responsible for calling the Upshur County E911 Communication Center Wednesday claiming he’d heard “shots fired” and planned to “shoot police.”

In a press release Friday, the sheriff’s department reported it had arrested Danny Dalenberg, 63, of Buckhannon, on the charge of false reporting of an emergency incident.

“Dalenberg was arrested [Friday, Aug. 9] and arraigned by Magistrate (Mike) Coffman and placed on a $25,000 bond … in connection to the shots fired call Wednesday 8-7-19,” the release stated.

According to a previous story, a man allegedly called the Comm Center to report that shots had been fired at a location along the Tallmansville Road and then called back several minutes later threatening to shoot police.

The Upshur County Sheriff’s Department activated its SWAT team, setting up a staging area at the Buckhannon-Upshur Middle School bus garage and was assisted by the Buckhannon Police Department and the Buckhannon detachment of the West Virginia State Police.

Dalenberg was not listed on the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority website as of Friday night.

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