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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. ShareTweet0 Shares

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. ShareTweet0 Shares

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), […]

Salem man indicted for possession of child pornography

Jeffrey S. Schroeder,53, Salem, was indicted on Dec. 8, for two counts of possession of child pornography, the state Attorney General’s Office announced. The indictment alleges that on or about Dec. 27, 2008 and on or about Sept. 1, 2009 Schroeder knowingly possessed child pornography involving an identifiable minor. An indictment is the formal method […]

Murder suspects in court

Preliminary hearings for the four men charged in the murder of a Brighton resident got under way Wednesday. The hearings were continued until Nov. 12. Charged with first-degree intentional homicide and other crimes in the shooting death of  Robin Leydel of Brighton are: John M. Navigato, 50, of Bristol. Brian D. Suchecki, 37, of Twin Lakes. Richard J. Beeter, […]

Suspects in Brighton homicide charged

All the suspects arrested yesterday in connection with a Brighton home invasion and the shooting death of Robin Leydel have been charged in Kenosha County Circuit Court. John M. Navigato, 50, of Bristol, was charged with first degree intentional homicide, burglary and two counts of armed robbery. Brian D. Suchecki, 37, of Twin Lakes, was […]

Mom arrested for tanning while leaving kids pleads guilty

The woman arrested in Twin Lakes for leaving her children unattended while she tanned at a tanning parlor has pleaded guilty to two felony charges of  second degree recklessly endangering safety, state court records show. Yolanda E. Kruse, of Racine, was arrested by police after it was reported that her children, 2 years old and […]

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