Commissioner denies motion to bar man from selling home

A court commissioner denied a state motion seeking to bar a Wheatland man from selling property while a criminal case against him is pending.

Andrew Wade, 38, is charged with theft, obstructing police and false swearing, alleged to have convinced a 75-year-old woman to sign over her home to him, and is alleged to have drained her bank account for his own use after she gave him power of attorney.

Prosecutors had asked the court to include in Wade’s bond conditions a ban on him selling the Wheatland home or taking loans against it, asking for the same provisions for a boat, camper and two vehicles prosecutors allege Wade purchased with the woman’s money.

The court commissioner denied the motion, saying he did not have the statutory authority to make such a provision.

An attorney representing the woman in a civil case against Wade said there is a court ruling in the civil case that protects the house from sale while the case is pending.

Winthrop Harbor woman charged after tavern fight

Kiersten Richel, 23, of Winthrop Harbor, Ill., was charged with substantial battery and disorderly conduct Wednesday, alleged to have seriously injured a woman she reportedly kicked in the face during a tavern fight.

According to the criminal complaint, Kenosha Police were called to Fec’s Place, 5523 6th Ave., at 12:07 a.m. Wednesday. They found a 27-year-old woman bleeding heavily from the face, her eye swollen shut and her eyelid split. The woman was later transferred to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa for treatment of her injuries.

The complaint states that Richel got into a physical fight with another woman over a dispute about Donald Trump. Richel is alleged to have punched that women repeatedly in the face. The 27-year-old woman tried to intervene, and Richel is alleged to have knocked her to the ground and kicked her in the face.

Richel was released on a signature bond.

Child abduction attempt by man calling self ‘Uncle Sam’

Kenosha Police received a delayed call of a possible attempted child abduction Tuesday.

Police were called to the home of an 8-year-old boy at 10:40 p.m. The boy said he had been approached by a man in a black short bed pick-up truck while he was walking on the 2600 block of 50th Street after leaving Bain School in the afternoon.

The boy said the man introduced himself as Uncle Sam and said he had a dog he needed help with and asked the boy to get in his truck.

The boy said he refused and the man “appeared upset” but left.

Police are having extra patrols near the school.

KFD responds to 75th Street garage fire started by sparks

A garage at 5701 75th Street was damaged by fire Tuesday evening. The Kenosha Police and Kenosha Fire Department were called to the fire at about 5 p.m.

According to police, a man had been working in the garage welding, and sparks from the welder ignited the fire.

Everyone escaped the building and no one was injured, but the building was damaged.

Man allegedly threatens officer’s family after OWI arrest

Devonta Stevens, 33, of Kenosha, was charged Wednesday with operating while intoxicated-fourth offense, threat to a family member or witness, operating without a license, and obstructing police.

Stevens was arrested March 5 at about 10 a.m. after a hit-and-run with a parked vehicle on the 5400 block of 25th Avenue.

When he was taken into custody, he provided a false name. While being taken to jail,

Stevens allegedly told the police officer he was going to find the officer’s daughter and kill her.

He is being held on $6,500 bond.