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Crime briefs for Oct. 21, 2019

Crime briefs for Oct. 21, 2019

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Twin Lakes man arrested for stealing phone

WILMOT – Authorities arrested a Twin Lakes man after he was accused of stealing a smart phone from a convenience store clerk.

The 34-year-old man was accused and summoned on Oct. 13 following the 7:10 p.m. theft that occurred Oct. 11 at the BP gas station at 11312 Fox River Road, according to a Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department report. Authorities recommended a charge of theft for less than $12,00 for intentionally taking and concealing a cellphone valued at $800.

According to the report, authorities used video from the store, along with a social media post on behalf of the victim, to determine the man’s identity, which led to his arrest. The man said he thought the phone belonged to his son.

The phone had a tracking app and was later turned in to the Twin Lakes Police Department. Also missing with the phone, according to the report, was a lottery ticket valued at $10, which the man scratched off but had no winnings. The suspect included a $10 bill in place of the ticket upon returning the phone.

Somers man arrested for battery

Police arrested a Somers man after he was accused of pulling a woman out of a vehicle and choking her in the 7500 block of Pershing Boulevard.

The 20-year-old man was taken into custody following the 9:50 p.m. incident Oct. 13, according to a Kenosha Police Department report. Police recommended charges of battery and disorderly conduct, involving domestic violence, strangulation and suffocation.

According to the report, the couple was having an argument inside the vehicle when the man swore at the woman telling her to get out and threatened to punch her in the face. The man pulled her out of the backseat by her legs, according to the report. As the woman walked away, he allegedly shoved her, then grabbed her neck from behind and began to choke her. The woman had been reviewing a text conversation between the man and another woman on his phone. The man fled the scene.

Authorities later arrested the woman after the man accused her of striking him in the face during a dispute at a home in the 100 block of Eighth Court earlier in the day.

The 18-year-old Kenosha woman was taken into custody following the 10 a.m. incident Oct. 13, according to a Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department report. Authorities recommended charges of battery and disorderly conduct, both involving domestic violence.

According to the report, the woman became angry and swung and struck the man in the face, resulting in scratches. The alleged battery was uncovered as deputies were investigating a related domestic call outside a local fast food restaurant in Kenosha, according to the sheriff’s department report.

Kenosha man arrested for punching, biting another man

Police arrested a Kenosha man accused of punching another man and biting him at a local laundromat.

The 61-year-old man was taken into custody in the 8:55 a.m. incident on Oct. 13, according to a Kenosha Police Department report. Police recommended charges of battery, disorderly conduct and probation and parole hold due to a previous misdemeanor battery.

According to the report, the victim had received a call from his boss about the suspect moving around machines. The victim had asked the suspect to leave. He left, but then came back and allegedly tried to force his way back in. In the process, the man began punching the front window to the business.

According to the report, he eventually entered and then punched the man in the face, striking his eye, and bit him in his shoulder.

Man accused of illegal concealed carry

Kenosha police arrested a man accused of illegally carrying a concealed semiautomatic pistol and nearly striking a pedestrian crossing the street at the intersection of Sheridan Road and 52nd Street.

The 25-year-old Kenosha man was taken into custody in the 1:19 a.m. incident Oct. 13, according to a Kenosha Police Department report. Police recommended charges of carrying a concealed weapon, resisting, failing to stop and fleeing, reckless driving endangering safety, operating a vehicle while suspended, and operating a vehicle without insurance.

According to the report, officers had been performing a “gun and drug interdiction” checking parking lots at local bars. In one vehicle, a silver 2001 BMW, they observed the bottom of a pistol underneath the seat and noted the vehicle’s license plate.

Later, the vehicle left the parking lot and traveled south in the 4900 block of Sheridan Road with its high beams on. As it continued south, the vehicle nearly struck a pedestrian at the intersection of 52nd Street, according to the report.

Officers said they activated their emergency lights, but the vehicle continued to travel at a slow speed until finally stopping in the 800 block of 56th Street. Police ordered the man out of the vehicle, where they discovered a loaded .40-caliber Smith & Wesson semiautomatic pistol with a live round chambered, according to the report.

The driver claimed to have a valid permit for the weapon; however, officers discovered otherwise, according to the report.

Man arrested for disorderly conduct at local tavern

Kenosha police arrested a man accused of becoming confrontational with staff at a local bar and later with officers.

The 40-year-old man was taken into custody following the 12:35 a.m. incident Oct. 13, according to a Kenosha Police Department report. Police recommended charges of obstructing and resisting an officer, disorderly conduct and a probation and parole hold for a previous misdemeanor.

According to the report, the man had been kicked out of Pavle’s Lounge, a tavern at 1724 52nd St., and had confronted bar security as officers were observing him.

Initially, the man was taken into custody without issue, but later, while at the jail, he began screaming in the backseat of the squad car about fighting police, according to the report. He then refused to get out of the car, and was forcibly removed.

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