Friday, May 3, 2013
Racine police have arrested two women — one from Caledonia — on child abuse charges for allegedly encouraging children in their care to beat up a 2-year-old.
**Updated 7:00 p.m. Two women — one from Caledonia — have been arrested on child abuse charges after Racine police say they encouraged three children at the day care where they worked to beat up a 2-year-old. Krystina Woods, 23, of Racine, and Jakitta Hollins, 22, of Caledonia, are facing single felony counts each of child abuse/failure to prevent bodily harm, according to court records. Both defendants had their initial appearances Friday. If convicted, they could each see six years in prison. Woods and Hollins were each released on a $10,000 signature bond with the condition that she live with her mother and not have any unsupervised contact with minors. She is also not to be employed by any child care facility or school and is to have …
Two women - one of them from Caledonia - are charged with child abuse for allegedly filming instead of stopping three small children from beating up a two-year-old.
Racine police and prosecutors say two women - one from Caledonia - filmed an attack on a two-year-old in their care by three other small children. Krystina Woods and Jakitta Hollins are facing multiple felonies for allowing three small children on April 13 in the room where they were teachers at Bundle of Blessings Kid Kare, 2333 Northwestern Ave., to stomp, hit and kick a toddler. Hollins is the mother of two of the children involved. Instead of stopping the attack and reporting it, Woods and Hollins can be heard laughing on the video they made of the incident, the state alleges. Our media partners at WISN 12 News report that when the mother of the victim picked the child up the day of the attack, she was told the child fell down. They …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Father and son defendants had their initial appearance Monday, but there is more to the story than a random attack.
Mount Pleasant police say the 17-year-old boy beaten with a bat on St. Patrick's Day admitted to officers he and his friends tried to lure one of the defendants into a fight. George Schram, 44, and his son, Kevin Schram, 19, were both formally charged Tuesday in Racine County Circuit Court with three counts of felony child abuse/use of a dangerous weapon, one count of contributing to the deliquency of a child and one count of criminal damage to property. If convicted, they each face up to 40 years, three months in jail and/or up to $95,000 in fines. There could be additional penalties for both because the charges include use of a dangerous weapon. A third assailant is a 16-year-old juvenile and is not being named. He remains at the Racine …
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Police in Sturtevant and a Sheriff's deputy in Mount Pleasant pulled Jennifer Chavez over for driving with a revoked license and for operating while under the influence, respectively.
A Racine woman's arrest warrant was vacated Thursday after she made her initial appearance on charges stemming from two September traffic stops. Jennifer M. Chavez, 31, was stopped Sept. 11 in Sturtevant for having a suspended registration and was subsequently charged with operating after revocation. According to the criminal complaint, on Sept. 28, a Racine County Sheriff's deputy pulled Chavez over for driving erratically on Highway 31 in Mount Pleasant. The deputy's report indicates that the smell of intoxicants was present and Chavez had bloodshot eyes. Chavez was put through field sobriety tests, which she failed so the deputy asked Chavez to give a voluntary breath sample, but she refused. Chavez was arrested for a second operating …
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Suspect is caught driving with a suspended license while out on bail for child abuse charges.
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Thursday, October 11, 2012
A warrant has been issued for a 31-year-old Racine woman after she failed to appear in court for traffic violations. Jennifer M. Chavez was caught in Sturtevant allegedly driving with a suspended license. She was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Thursday with one count of operating a motor vehicle after revocation of her license and one count of felony bail jumping. If convicted, she faces up to seven years in prison and $12,500 in fines. According to the criminal complaint, on Sept. 11 a Sturtevant police officer spotted Chavez driving westbound on Highway 11 and noticed the registration on her car was suspended, so he pulled her over. Once pulled over, he then discovered Chavez's license was revoked because of an operating while …
Monday, July 30, 2012
Suspect, 30, allegedly beats victim in the parking lot of the Super 8 Motel while an employee watches, then gets involved in another incident with the victim later after she refuses to let him into her apartment.
**Updated 6:30 pm A 30-year-old Racine man is facing multiple charges after he allegedly beat his girlfriend in the parking lot of a Mount Pleasant motel, then cut his 2-year-old child in another incident where he shattered the victim’s apartment patio door. Jerry L. Rigby was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Monday with one count of battery domestic abuse, two counts of disorderly conduct domestic abuse, one count of criminal damage to property, one count of child abuse and one count of stalking and causing bodily harm. If convicted, he faces up to 18 years in prison and $57,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On July 6, the victim was in a car with Rigby while he was driving her back to her apartment when they got …
Monday, March 5, 2012
State Sen. Glenn Grothman has proposed a bill that would require the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board to consider single parenthood a contributing factor to child abuse.
State Sen. Glenn Grothman has proposed a bill that considers nonmarital parenthood a contributing factor to child abuse. Grothman presented the bill to the Senate Committee on Public Health, Human Services and Revenue public hearing last week, according to the Huffington Post. Senate Bill 507 states it is "an act to amend ... statutes ... relating to: requiring the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board to emphasize nonmarital parenthood as a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect." Grothman was unavailable for comment Monday afternoon but you can read more about his stance in a newsletter he published regarding his belief that the breakdown of the family is America's biggest problem. The announcement of the bill has turned a …
Saturday, April 30, 2011
State Senator Van Wanggaard is trying to change Wisconsin into a business-friendly state and he's also sponsoring legislation about mandatory reporting of child abuse.
After only four months at the capitol, so much has been accomplished. When I was elected to this office, I couldn’t wait to hit the ground running. I am proud to say that I have been able to do just that, and I am energized by the economic growth that can already be seen in Racine County. My focus continues to be growing jobs, and I work everyday to reverse Wisconsin’s reputation as an unfriendly state to businesses and job creators. Although we cannot flip a switch to make this happen, we can already see the tide beginning to change. Businesses are reacting to Wisconsin’s new job-friendly atmosphere, something we have been lacking for so many years. Wisconsin’s economic climate is becoming healthier, and it shows. Within the last …
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Curt Johnson is accused of repeated sexual assault of a child, and residents of Racine County want to know why someone with seemingly everything would allegedly do something so horrible.
When word got out last month that Curt Johnson, the billionaire son of Sam Johnson and one of the heirs to the SC Johnson fortune, was accused of repeated sexual assault of a child, there seemed to be a collective gasp in Racine County. Not only is the nature of his alleged crime heinous, but I, too, wondered how a man with seemingly everything could risk so much of it by committing such an act. We can, of course, shake our heads and talk to each other about how billions can't buy happiness, but doesn't it go deeper than that? Isn't there something wrong with someone who could allegedly have committed such a scarring crime on a child? According to Dr. Anna Salter, a psychologist and consultant with the state Department of Corrections, …