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Man Threatened to Kill Ashland Cop Responding to Reported Break-in

Taser used twice to get him detained

A Chester County man is now being housed in Schuylkill County following an encounter with Ashland Police last weekend during which he threatened to kill the officer. 

According to an affidavit filed by Ashland PD Officer Daniel Weikel, he was dispatched to a home on Brock St. in the borough back on July 6 for a report of an unwanted person. 

There, Weikel said he spoke to the homeowner/contractor who was having an argument with a man who had allegedly broken into the home.

Weikel says in his court filing that he didn’t recognize the other man, identified as Bryan Olimpo, of Coatesville.

Olimpo allegedly told Weikel to get back in his car and leave or he’d come down and kill him.

Weikel says that he then called for backup at this Brock St. residence.

Olimpo said during the incident that people owed him money and he was there to collect on that debt. 

He then went back into the home and slammed the door. Olimpo then reappeared outside and continued to argue with the homeowner and police several times before going back inside the home.

As backup arrived, Weikel says they devised a plan to get Olimpo out onto the back patio of the home. Once they did, Olimpo was eventually taken down after two deployments of a Taser.

Once in custody, Olimpo said he knew the previous homeowners and that is why he showed up there on Saturday. He purportedly told police that he used a hammer on the side door of the home to gain access. 

Olimpo was arraigned before District Magistrate Edward Tarantelli on Saturday morning, who remanded him to Schuylkill County Prison on $50,000 cash bail.

He’ll be back in court on July 17 for a Preliminary Hearing, where he’ll have to answer to charges of first-degree felony burglary, second-degree felony criminal trespass, and a misdemeanor charge of terroristic threats. 

Based on a search of Olimpo’s record, this is the third time since 2018 that he’s been arrested on felony criminal trespass charges with previous alleged offenses in Bucks and Northumberland counties.

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