Monday, May 6, 2013
Police in Elgin, Illinois, have released the names of two men accused of burglary and battery of a police officer.
The names of two men from Illinois have been released after they led police from several jurisdictions on a 100-mile chase over the weekend. Jacob Braden, 22, of Bartlett, and Kevin Gorman, 30, of Streamwood, will appear in Racine County Circuit Court Monday to face charges that could include receiving stolen property, eluding a police officer and exceeding speeds greater than 65 miles per hour. Wisconsin State troopers at 4 a.m. Saturday received an attempt to locate request from the Illinois State Patrol for a grey Chevrolet Silverado. Sgt. Wendy Younglove of the Wisconsin State Patrol said an officer caught sight of the truck just south of the state line and began a pursuit. Deputies from the Kenosha County Sheriff joined the chase in …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
Wisconsin State Patrol troopers helped their Illinois colleagues apprehend two suspects in connection with a burglary and battery to police officers.
Two people are in custody after state troopers used a spike strip to end a police chase in Sturtevant that started in Elgin, Illinois. At 4 a.m. Saturday, Illinois troopers asked Wisconsin State Patrol for help locating a grey Chevy Silverado into Wisconsin that contained two men suspected of burglary and aggravated battery to a police officer, Sgt. Wendy Younglove told Patch. "We received a call for an attempt to locate, and one of our troopers was able to pick up and follow the vehicle into Wisconsin," she said. The Wisconsin trooper followed the vehicle over the border on I-94 and was joined by Kenosha County Sheriff deputies in an attempt to stop the suspects, but they continued speeding north into Racine County. Racine County Sheriff'…
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Police say a Mount Pleasant woman - with help from two or three friends - broke into three homes on three different dates last year.
Police say a Mount Pleasant woman and two men broke into three homes in Yorkville last year to steal jewelry, computers and guns, among other things. Jenna Quadracci, 25, was charged Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court with four counts of felony burglary of a building or dwelling and two felony counts of theft, special facts. If convicted, she faces up to 62 years in prison and/or up to $120,000 in fines. Because she is considered a repeat offender, any sentence she might receive could increase signficiantly. According to the criminal complaint, police were called to three homes in Union Grove, Raymond and Yorkville last year; one each in July, August and November for reports of burlgaries. At first, Quadracci denied being part of any …
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Racine police say a recently evicted tenant returned to steal the refrigerator out of her old apartment.
A warrant was vacated Monday when a Sturtevant woman made her initial appearance in court to face burglary charges. Kristin Gonzalez, 25, was charged on March 27 with a single felony charge of burglary to a building or dwelling, and a $10,000 warrant was issued for her arrest. She appeared in person Tuesday, and the warrant was vacated. If convicted, Gonzalez faces up to 12-1/2 years in prison and/or up to $25,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint, Gonzalez had been living in an apartment in the 1500 block of LaSalle in the City of Racine, but was evicted in May 2012. Poilce were called to the building on June 22, 2012 for a report of a former tenant who had returned and taken the furnished refrigerator with her. Police say …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
A Sturtevant man suspected of breaking into a Racine tavern was apprehended after police followed his footprints in snow.
"Cover your tracks" takes on new meaning for a Sturtevant man suspected of breaking into a Racine tavern while he was on out on bond on similar charges. According to a written release from the Racine Police Department, officers were called to Joey's on Taylor, 1863 Taylor Avenue, at about 3:30 a.m. Monday for a commercial burglary in progress. When they arrived, witnesses said they'd seen a man exit the back door and take off on foot. Police examined the scene and say they found pry marks at the back door and a set of footprints in the snow leading away from the bar. Officers were able to track the prints north on Taylor to an area near the baseball diamond at Washington Park High School. Kyle Kraft, 40, was taken into custody without …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
After allegedly stealing almost $5,000 in cash from his grandmother, police say they have a teenager in custody but not without a chase through Case High School first.
A teenage boy is suspected of sneaking into a relative's home before school Monday and taking the cash in her purse. When Mount Pleasant Police at Case High School were alerted about the situation, the boy tried to run, but was eventually taken into custody. Antovia Booker, Jr., 17, of Racine, was charged Tuesday in Racine County Circuit Court with burlgary of a building or dwelling; felony theft, moveable property (more than $5,000 but less than $10,000); obstructing an officer; and disorderly conduct. If convicted of all charges, he faces up to 19-1/2 years in prison and/or up to $46,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint, a female relative of the defendant woke up Monday morning when a male relative came to check on her and …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Polcie say one son asked the other for a ride to a job opportunity, and when the brother refused, the defendant stole his mom's car instead.
A 27-year-old Mount Pleasant man is accused of breaking into his mother's house, taking her spare keys, then going to her work and taking her car. Anthony J. Monfeli was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Thursday with one count of attempted burglary and one count of operating a motor vehicle without the owner's consent. If convicted, he faces up to nine years in prison and $35,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint at 5:16 p.m. Wednesday, a woman living in the 1400 block of Meadowbrook Boulevard contacted the Mount Pleasant Police Department after she had discovered her car was missing and someone had stolen her spare set of keys. The woman suspected her son in the theft after she had learned from her other son that Monfeli…
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Suspect faces additional charges after police say he sent pictures of his penis to an underage girl from his cell phone.
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Wednesday, November 7, 2012
As if burglary charges weren't bad enough, a Racine teenager is also accused of taking pictures of his penis with his cell phone and sending the photos to an underage girl. Zachary T. "White Boy" Cook, 17, was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Tuesday with one count of burglary, two counts of exposing his genitals and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. If convicted, he faces up to 10 1/2 years in prison and $45,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint, at 2:06 p.m. Oct. 25, a woman in the 3900 block of Lakeview Drive in Mount Pleasant was getting ready to take a shower when she heard a banging noise in the back of the house. She went to go see what it was and found Cook standing in her sun room. The woman ran out …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
The teenage suspect is in custody after Racine police say he fled from them in the 1400 block of Kentucky Street.
**Updated 10 p.m. Mount Pleasant Police have a 17-year-old boy in custody for a suspected burglary Thursday afternoon on the south side of the village. The original burglary call came in at 2:06 p.m. Thursday. When officers arrived at the 3900 block of Lakeview, they found a resident who fled outside after discovering an intruder had broken into the house. Sgt. Eric Relich told Patch the resident described the suspect as a white male wearing a black jacket, approximately 20 years old with reddish-blond short hair. Officers searched the area around the home and found what turned out to be a personal item of the suspect. "The homeowner was home when the intruder gained entry to the residence," Relich said. "The suspect did not take any …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Suspect admits stealing from his brother's home with the help of two teenage friends.
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- Joe Petrie
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
After allegedly casing his brother's house, an 18-year-old Racine man is facing charges after he and two teen accomplices returned to burglarize the home. Timothy Stege of Mount Pleasant was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of burglary. If convicted, he faces up to 12 ½ years in prison and $25,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint, at 6:03 p.m. Tuesday, Racine police officers were called to the 1200 block of Cleveland Avenue after a resident there saw three men walk to a residence, then two of them act as lookouts while a third entered the home. A short time later the third man appeared again, and the three walked away while one of them carried a lime green backpack. Officers say they found a …