Thursday, February 14, 2013
The Racine County District Attorney's Office charged a former Racine Police officer and current Horlick High School Gym teacher with child enticement.
A Horlick High School gym teacher who is a former Racine Police officer was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with child enticement. Thomas Adams, 61, of Caledonia, is accused of enticing a 15-year-old girl over a two-day period at the school, according to a press release by the Racine Police Department. Adams was arrested at his home after the department concluded its investigation. If convicted, Adams faces up to 25 years in prison and/or fines up to $100,000. Adams appeared in court via closed-circuit television at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, where Court Commissioner John Bjelejac ordered him to stay away from Horlick High School, have no contact with minors unless another adult is present, and not to contact the victim in…
Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Suspect says he picked up the 15-year-old girl, they smoked marijuana, talked about serious stuff, but then she came on to him.
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Wednesday, December 26, 2012
A 25-year-old Racine Man is accused of picking up a 15-year-old Mount Pleasant girl, then having sex with her in his car in public. Davon King was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of child enticement, one count of possession of THC, which is the active ingredient in marijuana, one count of contributing to the delinquency of a child and one count of second-degree sexual assault of a child. If convicted, he faces up to 41 years in prison and $211,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint, at 10:59 a.m. Saturday, Mount Pleasant police officers were called to the 3200 block of Coolidge Avenue after someone reported two people having sex inside a vehicle. When officers arrived, they found the girl sitting …
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Read some of the more notable crime stories from around suburban Milwaukee this week.
Here are some of Patch's top crime- and police-related stories from throughout the Milwaukee area in the last week. Click on a link to see the all the details. Drug delivery intercepted: The Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the delivery of a 12-pound package of marijuana to a residential address in Sussex. Child porn conviction: A former barber in Whitefish Bay was found guilty Thursday on six federal charges relating to child pornography. Sexual assault charges: A 17-year-old Port Washington boy is charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl, who said she was dating the boy, early last month. Nine-time drunk driver sentenced: A woman who was arrested this summer for her ninth OWI near Wauwatosa with her infant…
Monday, November 12, 2012
Police say the suspect, 28, has videos of himself assaulting young children and a DVD slideshow set to a soundtrack featuring images of the victims.
A 28-year-old Racine man is accused of creating numerous child pornography videos and images with two young children while babysitting them during the past year. Alexander R. Richter was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Monday with two counts of repeated sexual assault of a child, 12 counts of sexual exploitation of a child and 12 counts of possession of child pornography. If convicted, he faces up to 560 years in prison and $2.4 million in fines. According to the criminal complaint, on Nov. 3, Racine police officers were called to a woman’s home after she learned her 7-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter had been sexually assaulted by Richter for the past year. The assaults came to light after the boy began acting out sexually and …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
A homeless woman told Mount Pleasant police that a man she considered a friend raped her at a motel where they were staying.
A homeless woman who thought she was staying with a friend she could trust, was instead sexually assaulted early Wednesday and thrown out of a Mount Pleasant motel room, according to a criminal complaint. Adam Applegate, 40, was charged Wednesday in Racine County Circuit Court with one count of third degree sexual assault. He faces up to 10 years in prison and up to $25,000 in fines if convicted. Because Applegate was convicted of of misdemeanor battery in 2009 and of felony battery in 2010, a conviction could mean up to an additonal four years in prison. According to the criminal complaint and a written release from the Mount Pleasant Police Department, officers responded to a call at the Knights Inn early Wednesday morning for a report …
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Police say they have a suspect in custody for allegedly assaulting a woman.
Mount Pleasant Police were called to the Knights Inn early Wednesday morning for a report of a sexual assault. According to a written release from MPPD, when officers arrived, they found a young woman who said her friend sexually assaulted her in a room at the motel. South Shore Rescue responded to the scene and transported the victim to Wheaton Franciscan St. Mary's. She was treated for non-life threatening injuries and released. Officers took a male party into custody and booked him for sexual assault at the Mount Pleasant Police Department. Patch will update this story as details become available.
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Once again, crime stories make up the entire list of the top 10 most read stories of the week on Mount Pleasant-Sturtevant Patch.
Once again, Patch readers clicked most often on crime stories that ran the gamut from deadly serious to the stories that make you scratch your head and ask, "Huh?" Even though we had two weeks of political conventions with plenty of coverage of both, not a single political story made the list of the Top 10 Most Read Stories. But anyway, if you were wondering what you missed last week on Patch, here's your weekly round-up of what caught readers' attention most often: Woman Stabbed in the Chest Because She 'Talked Back' Biker Gang Bar Brawl Leaves Three Bleeding, Two Charged Food Service Worker Allegedly Asks Elementary School Girls For Sex Want to Keep Your Conceal Carry License? Don't Do This Police Shoot, Kill Dog After Rescuing Man from …
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Somers firefighter Jodin Froeber will have his next court date on Sept. 28.
Somers firefighter Jodin Froeber pleaded not guilty Wednesday to a single count of second-degree sexual assault of an intoxicated victim. Froeber appeared in Racine County Circuit Court with his attorney, Jamie Lavora, before Court Commissioner Alice A. Rudebusch to waive a formal reading of the charges against him and to enter his plea. He is accused of taking photos and inappropriately touching a 20-year-old female patient in the back of an ambulance in July 2011 while he transported her to the hospital after she suffered a seizure. Rudebusch determined on Aug. 29 after a preliminary hearing that there was enough evidence to bind Froeber over for trial. Somers Fire Chief Steven Krause confirmed that Froeber is still on paid …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Somers firefighter Jodin Froeber was bound over for trial Wednesday during his preliminary hearing for alleged sexual assault of a patient.
Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch determined Wednesday there was enough evidence to move forward with the trial of Jodin Froeber, who is accused of sexually assaulting a patient he was transporting to the hospital. Froeber is a firefighter/EMT with the Somers Fire Department in Kenosha County. He is accused of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old female patient in the back of an ambulance in July 2011 while taking her to the hospital after she suffered a seizure while working at a Girl Scout camp in Kenosha County. The Trefoil Oaks Program Center is only about one-quarter mile south of the Racine-Kenosha county line. An amended criminal complaint was presented to the court to correct the victim's age. Originally, the victim was thought to …
Thursday, August 16, 2012
Victim tells police the suspect touched her and took pictures of her while being taken to the hospital.
RACINE COUNTY, WI -- **Updated 8:40 a.m. Aug. 17 A 37-year-old firefighter is on administrative leave for allegedly sexually assaulting a teenager in an ambulance while he took her to the hospital. The assault reportedly happened in July 2011, but charges were formally filed Thursday for the first time. Racine County District Attorney Rich Chiapete said it took a year for the case to reach this point because the state Department of Criminal Investigation had to complete a report before the Sheriff’s office could refer the case to prosecutors. In her report to police, the victim said she thought she heard the sound of pictures being taken. "DCI had some information they needed to finish processing," Chiapete told Patch. "Images had to be …