Man driving 35 mph on I-94 cited for OWI
A Kenosha man was arrested for operating while intoxicated Thursday at 11:40 p.m. after callers reported a person driving erratically on Interstate 94.
A Kenosha County Sheriff’s deputy pulled the man over in the 7700 block of the southbound lanes of Interstate 94. He was reportedly traveling 35 mph in a 70 mph zone.
The driver failed field sobriety tests and had a preliminary blood-alcohol test of 0.21 percent, more than twice the legal limit to drive.
Police: Teen assaulted over parking space
A 16-year-old boy told police he was assaulted by a man angry about a parking dispute.
The teen told Kenosha Police he had gone to Planet Fitness, 7630 Pershing Blvd., Tuesday afternoon to work out.
He was confronted in the parking lot by a man who began shouting at him because the man said the teen had cut him off and taken his parking place.
The teen said he apologized and offered to move his car but the man “grabbed his glasses off his head, threw them on the ground and stomped on them, breaking them.”
The man then got in his car and sped off.
The boy said he was not injured, but his glasses were destroyed.
Kenosha man facing drug charges
Joshua Garcia, 21, of Kenosha, was charged Friday with four counts of delivery of cocaine, one count of possession of cocaine with intent to deliver and one count of THC with intent to deliver.
According to the criminal complaint, Garcia was targeted by an investigation from the Kenosha Drug Operations Group, with informants making controlled cocaine purchases in October, November, December, January and February.
On Feb. 20 Garcia was arrested during a traffic stop in Kenosha. He was allegedly in possession of marijuana and cocaine.
A search warrant was executed on Garcia’s home in the 6300 block of 39th Avenue at 10:28 p.m. the same day.
According to the complaint, officers found marijuana and THC vape cartridges in the house, along with digital scales and packaging materials typically used for drug sales.
Garcia is being held on $20,000 bond.
Kenosha man convicted in overdose death
Johntane Marshall, 34, of Kenosha, was convicted Thursday of first-degree reckless homicide-delivery of drugs.
Marshall was convicted for providing the cocaine that led to the overdose death of Juan Macareno, 51, on March 17, 2017.
Prosecutors argued that Marshall purchased cocaine he then shared with Macareno and another woman.
Macareno was later found dead in his home in the 900 block of 46th Street, and the Kenosha County medical examiner determined he died of an overdose.
Marshall was convicted after a three-day jury trial. He is scheduled to be sentenced April 11.
Man ‘acting crazy’ arrested outside tavern
Kenosha Police were called to Slammers tavern, 6832 24th Ave., about 11:30 p.m. Thursday after a person reported there was a man in the bar “acting crazy and drunk and trying to hit everyone.”
When officers arrived, they saw a white SUV driving away and then saw a man lying unconscious in the middle of the street.
They believed the man had fallen out of or off of the SUV.
Paramedics arrived and began treating the man, who regained consciousness and reportedly began swearing and pushing police and tried to kick one of the paramedics.
Police believed the man was the same person who had been reported as acting crazy in the bar.
He was identified as Justin Siiter, 34, of Kenosha.
The woman who had been driving the SUV said Siiter was her boyfriend and that he had gotten very drunk at the bar. She convinced him to leave but when they were driving away and saw police he jumped out of the car.
Siiter was charged Friday with disorderly conduct and bail jumping.
Man charged for showing gun in argument
A Somers man was charged Friday after he allegedly showed a gun during an argument with a woman.
Kyle Baker, 29, was charged with felony intimidation of a witness and disorderly conduct while armed.
Before showing the gun, which was reportedly tucked in the waistband of his pants, Baker is alleged to have dumped soup on the woman’s head and shouted insults at her.
His bond was set at $500.