Bank ruckus leads to arrest of man

An incident that occurred at Heritage Bank in Clinton Tuesday morning that was initially thought a robbery was actually a case of disorderly conduct, according to the Island County Sheriff’s Office.

Police received a call at approximately 10:21 a.m. about a male who was acting aggressively and belligerently with tellers at the bank. According to Detective Ed Wallace, the man said something to the effect of, “Give me all your money, I have a gun.”

Things had quieted down by the time sheriffs arrived. They apprehended the man without incident. He did not have a weapon in his possession.

The man, who police declined to identify, appeared in front of the district court judge Wednesday morning. The judge released him because there was no probable cause to hold him. Wallace said it appears to be a mental health case, not a serious attempt to rob the bank. Subsequently, the office is recommending charges of disorderly conduct.

The final decision of whether or not to file charges is up the Island County Prosecutor’s Office.

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