Kirkwood Man Threatened Neighbor With Knives, Police Say

Police said the man started yelling at his neighbor when the man walked to his car Friday morning.

A man faces criminal charges for threatening a neighbor with knives at about 7:20 a.m. Friday in the first block of Melshire Court in Kirkwood.

Craig Gotsch, 51, of Kirkwood, was charged Friday with unlawful use of a weapon.

Kirkwood Police said a neighbor told them that he was walking to his car at about 7:22 a.m. Friday when Gotsch began yelling and swearing at him.

As the argument continued, the neighbor told police that Gotsch pulled out two fixed-blade knives about five inches long and said, “Bring it on or I’ll kill you,” according to a police report.

Police said Gotsch admitted displaying the knives during the argument.

Gotsch also faces two felony theft charges, stemming from an April 15 incident in Kirkwood.

For more crime information on Kirkwood Patch, see the following articles:

  • 2 Cars Stolen From Kirkwood Dealership
  • Man Tries to Sell Live Grenade in Kirkwood
  • Kirkwood Police Nab Attempted Burglary Suspect at Bus Stop
Ken Abate April 26, 2013 at 07:44 PM
He sounds like a real upstanding citizen.


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