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Driver in wrong way fatal crash faces felony charges

Brian J.  Smith, the driver of a truck that was going the wrong way on Highway 50 in Wheatland  on Dec. 6 leading to a crash with another vehicle in which two people died, faces five felony charges. Smith, 36, of Lindenhurst, appeared in Kenosha County court for a preliminary hearing Tuesday. He faces felony charges […]

Twin Lakes man charged in crash death of Twin Lakes teen

A Twin Lakes man faces a felony charge in connection with a crash that killed a teen along a county highway in Randall last summer. Thomas H. Johnston IV, 28, has been charged with homicide by vehicle use-controlled substance in connection with the crash that occurred on June 14, 2013, according to Circuit Court records. Nathaniel […]

Orozco charged with felony in fatal crash

The man who was driving a car involved in a crash in which his passenger died on Sunday morning in Bristol has been charged with a felony. Christopher J. Orozco, 29, of Paddock Lake, has been charged with homicide by intoxicated use of vehicle in Kenosha County Circuit Court. Orozco is scheduled to appear in […]

Twin Lakes women face drug-related charges

Two Twin Lakes women have been charged with drug related crimes as the result of an investigation by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Kenosha Drug Operations Group. From a statement issued by the department Thursday: On March 4, 2014, Kenosha Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Samantha L. Horne and Samantha J. Ogelvie. KDOG (Kenosha Drug Operations Group) conducted […]

Kenosha County receives grant for Treatment Alternatives and Diversion

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has announced $1.5 million in grant awards to 12 counties — including Kenosha County — and one tribe for the establishment of specialty court and pre-trial diversion projects. The funding is part of the Treatment Alternatives and Diversion program, also known as “TAD,” and is used by counties to establish […]

Search warrant execution in Twin Lakes uncovers marijuana grow operation

Persistence by officers executing a drug search warrant in Twin Lakes Saturday uncovered the beginning of a marijuana growing operation, police said. From a statement released today by Twin Lakes Police Chief Dale Racer: On Saturday, September 7, 2013, the Twin Lakes Police Department, with the assistance of the Kenosha County Drug Operations Group (K-DOG), […]

Man found guilty in murder of Trevor woman

James Ealy, accused of the murder of Mary Hutchison of Trevor in 2006, was found guilty today by a Lake County Circuit Court jury, the Associated Press is reporting. Ealy robbed the fast food restaurant in Linderhurst where Hutchison was a manager and working on the day she was strangled to death. More details available […]

Four arrested and face charges in Paddock Lake burglaries

A tip about suspicious individuals in the neighborhood led to the arrest Monday of four suspects in break-ins at two Paddock Lake homes. According to a Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department report: At 12:22 p.m., a deputy responded to a report of four suspicious male subjects walking through backyards on the west side of Paddock Lake. The deputy was able to […]

Twin Lakes man faces election fraud charges

Michael D. Radtke of Twin Lakes has been charged by the Kenosha County District Attorney with three counts of election fraud. From a statement issued by the DA’s office today: A criminal complaint has been issued charging Michael D. Radtke, 49, 907 Legion Dr., Twin Lakes, with three counts of election fraud. According to the complaint, Radtke, […]

Dowse appointed full-time court commissioner

Rebecca Matoska-Mentink, Clerk of Circuit Court has made the following announcement: Local attorney Geoffrey Dowse has been named by the Circuit Court Judges as Kenosha Circuit Court’s newest full-time court commissioner. Dowse will replace retired Court Commissioner John C. Plous, who retired on December 28, 2012. He will begin this position on March 4. Dowse […]

Kenosha County Firearms Surrender Project starts

A coordinated effort between the Kenosha County Circuit Court, Sheriff’s Department and the District Attorney’s Office that will require people who are the subject of domestic abuse and related temporary restraining orders and injunction orders to surrender any firearms in their possession while the Court Order is active was unveiled this week. The effort, known […]

Trevor man charged with possession of child pornography

A Trevor man has been charged with possesson of child pornography after state Department of Justice special agents and sheriff’s deputies executed a search warrant at his home last week. From a DOJ press release: On Thursday, January 31, 2013, special agents with the Department of Justice – Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI), along with […]

Twin Lakes municipal judge to hear cases in Silver Lake until election

Twin Lakes Municipal Judge Bruce Goodnough will also be hearing cases in Silver Lake Municipal Court until a successor to Silver Lake Municipal Judge David Engstrom can be elected. Engstrom died Nov. 29. of cancer. He served as municipal judge for 25 years, the longest single term in that office in village history. A new Silver Lake […]

Judge Kerkman named champion of adoption

Judge Chad Kerkman, Kenosha County Circuit Court, received the 2012 Champion of Adoption Award at the annual presentation ceremony of the Governor’s Outstanding Adoptive Parent Awards at the State Capitol last week. The ceremony was held in the Assembly Chamber and hosted by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF). DCF Secretary Eloise Anderson presented […]

Kenosha man charged in Highway 50 crash

Byron Baker of Kenosha faces several charges in relation to a crash on Highway 50 in Salem on Saturday morning that injured two children. According to Circuit Court records, Baker faces the following charges: Two counts of Knowingly Operating While Suspended (Cause Great Bodily Harm). Possess Drug Paraphernalia. Operating While Suspended. Inattentive Driving. Operating a […]

Silver Lake village president pleads no contest on disorderly charge

Silver Lake village President Jeffrey Albrecht plead no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct related to a incident at a village restaurant/tavern on March 30. Albrecht paid a fine of $515. A Kenosha County Sheriff”s Department report on the incident indicates Albrecht alleged that Gary Faber confronted him about village business while Albrecht was […]

Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Bristol unifying annexation

A lawsuit seeking to reverse the mass annexation that united Bristol as a single municipality in 2010 has been dismissed by a Kenosha County Circuit Court judge. In his written decision, Judge Bruce E. Schroeder said Dr. Michael Ries and Ries Partners, Limited Partnership, which own property that was in the town, failed to prove that […]

Charges filed against Silver Lake president and Trevor man regarding restaurant incident

Charges have been filed against the Silver Lake village president and a Trevor man related to an incident at a Silver Lake restaurant and bar. According to Circuit Court records: One count of disorderly conduct has been filed against Jeffrey Albrecht, Silver Lake village president. His next court appearance is scheduled for April 27. One count of disorderly conduct has been […]

Circuit Court judge election results: Rossell wins

At 9:52 p.m., with 107 of 120 polls reporting partial results in the Circuit Court judge race: Jason Rossell 12251, Edward Antaramian 10557. UPDATE 11:11 p.m. — Final unofficial results: Jason Rossell 14239, Edward Antaramian 12394.

What about that story in Silver Lake?

You might be wondering where the story is on about a Silver Lake elected official and another prominent citizen that is getting some play elsewhere in the media. We are aware of the situation. We have the police report. But it’s been our practice, under sound legal advice, to not connect people in our posts with specific criminal charges until they have been formally […]

Trevor man faces arson charge

A Trevor man is facing a charge of arson related to a fire that damaged a feed store on Oct. 10. Joseph L. Stortz, 40, has been charged in Circuit Court with Arson of Building Without Owner’s Consent, a Class C Felony, according to court records. Law enforcement officials investigated the fire at the store in […]

Wieland sentenced to 12 years prison

Former Silver Lake village President Ronald C. Wieland was sentenced today to 12 years in prison on three counts of third degree sexual assault, circuit court records show. Other sexual assault charges as well as several charges of bail jumping were either dismissed on prosecutor’s motion or dismissed but read into the record. Wieland was village president […]

One of accused in Brighton murder pleads

Richard J. Beeter, one of the men charged in the 2009 murder of Robin Leydel of Brighton, has plead guilty to one charge and will be sentenced later this month. Beeter plead guilty to felony murder-party to a crime. Other charges of burglary and armed robbery were dropped at the motion of the prosecutor. Leydel, […]

Attorneys for man accused of murdering Trevor woman want charges dropped

Attorneys for a the man accused of murdering Mary Hutchinson, a Trevor resident, at her workplace in Lindenhurst, Illinois in 2006 are asking that the charges be dropped, is reporting. Attorneys for James Ealy say police unlawfully confronted Ealy just hours after the murder, and used illegally-obtained evidence to pursue charges against him.

Safe haven for crime victims and witnesses unveiled

Crime victims and witnesses who are participating in trials now have a place of their own in the Kenosha County Courthouse where they will not have to confront friends and family members of defendants. Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser and Kenosha County District Attorney Robert D. Zapf today unveiled the space dedicated as a safe haven. “When I […]

Two found guilty at trial for Brighton murder, break-in

Two of the men charged with the murder of a Brighton resident in a home invasion in October 2009 were found guilty by a Circuit Court jury Tuesday in Kenosha. Teddy W. Bieker  and John M. Navigato each were charged with first degree intentional homicide, burglary and two counts of armed robbery. They are scheduled to be sentenced […]

Man who led deptuies on 6-hour search gets prison sentence

The man at the center of a six-hour man hunt in Salem last June has been sentenced to two years in prison, court records show. Howard Boss plead guilty to felony possession of a firearm in connection with the June 15 incident. On that day, Wheatland Constable Bob Haas had pulled Boss over for a traffic stop in Salem. Boss fled the scene. […]

Wieland faces additional charges

Former Silver Lake village President Ronald C. Wieland is now facing additional felony and misdemeanor sexual assault charges, circuit court records show. Wieland was already awaiting trial on two counts of sexual assault of a child charges. The latest charges are: Felony third degree sexual assault. Two counts of misdemeanor fourth degrees sexual assault. Felony bail jumping. Wieland […]

Man charged in Brighton home invasion pleads guilty to some charges

One of the men charged in connection with the shooting death of Robin Leydel and the invasion of Leydel’s Brighton home in October has pleaded guilty to some of the charges against him. Court records show Brian D. Suckecki, 37, of Twin Lakes,  has pleaded guilty to: Felony murder-armed robbery. Armed robbery. Felon in possession […]

Twin Lakes man charged in fatal accident pleads guilty

Bryan W. Fusinato of Twin Lakes has pleaded guilty to a charge of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle in connection with a crash July 4, 2009. Fusinato is scheduled for sentencing June 15 before Judge Mary Kay Wagner. The accident on Highway Z (93st Street) just east of Highway P (388th Avenue), […]

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