Police, firefighters and hazardous materials workers enter The Cove hotel in Lake Geneva early Monday after a meth cook caught fire and burned a woman. (Submitted photo)

Man arrested, police treated for smoke inhalation

Patrick McBean

A woman was burned Monday during a methamphetamine cook at The Cove in Lake Geneva.

Lake Geneva police responded to The Cove, 111 Center St., at about 3:15 a.m. Monday for an activated fire alarm. While en route to the hotel, officers received a second call for a female yelling for help at Mill Creek Hotel, 123 Center St., north of The Cove.

As officers arrived at each location, they determined the woman at the Mill Creek Hotel sustained burns inside a room at The Cove and walked to the Mill Creek Hotel for help, according to a press release from the police department. The woman was transported to St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee and is in serious condition, according to police.

Further investigation revealed that a methamphetamine cook ignited in the room at The Cove. Guests were evacuated from the area and the scene was secured.

A second occupant of the room, Patrick M. McBean, 50, of Lake Geneva, was arrested and booked into the Walworth County Jail. Charges of possession of methamphetamine waste product, possession of drug paraphernalia related to methamphetamine manufacturing and bail jumping have been referred to the Walworth County District Attorney’s Office.

Two City of Lake Geneva Police Department officers, two Walworth County deputies, one Lake Geneva firefighter and a security officer for The Cove were treated for smoke inhalation at Aurora Lakeland Medical Center in Elkhorn and released.


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