On September 24, 2018 the Berwick Police Department was dispatched to 1062 Lasalle Street for a male that had taken a large amount of pills and alcohol. When officers arrived they found Elmer Whitebread standing in the corner making threats. For 15 to 20 minutes, Officers attempted to convince Whitebread to willing go to the hospital. As Whitebread continued to refuse officers attempted to take him into custody. Whitebread then became violent and began punching and kicking officers.