August 14, 2009 03:40 PM

Jon Gosselin is speaking out about the police incident that sent his estranged wife Kate off in a crying fit on Thursday.

“[Kate] tried to come home yesterday and I wouldn’t let her in the gate and I guess she called the police,” the reality star, 32, tells Splash News in a new interview. “It was a miscommunication.”

On Thursday, police were called to the family’s Wernersville, Pa., home after Kate showed up with concerns over the babysitter caring for her children. But she was denied access to the property because of her custody agreement.

“She tried to ‘cry it up’ with the cops and it didn’t work,” Jon says. “They said, ‘You have to leave.’ ” According to the reality star, police called the incident a “civil matter.” Kate then left on her own accord.

Jon says he called a babysitter, Stephanie Santoro, to watch the children because he had to “get things done.” Kate, apparently, wasn’t thrilled with the babysitter he hired, but Jon says he doesn’t understand why – or why she came over without warning.

“I have no idea [why she was unhappy]. I guess [because] she didn’t have approval. I didn’t come home when she had custody and make a big stink. We’re good judges of taking care of our kids and when we need babysitters, we need babysitters.”

Kate Gosselin had no comment on the matter.

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