Armed men at rest stop were federal agents

Passersby called 911 when they saw men with guns near the Interstate 94 Visitor Center at about 2 a.m. Wednesday, but Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department deputies responding to the call found the men were law enforcement officers.

Sgt. Tony Gonzalez said deputies identified the men as federal agents who were part of an investigation in the area.

Man faces animal mistreatment charge

A Pleasant Prairie man has been charged with mistreatment of an animal, allegedly killing a cat by throwing it against a wall.

Devin McGillivray, 22, is alleged to have killed the cat in November after it urinated on him while he was sleeping. He told police he “forcefully swatted” the cat and it flew off the bed and hit a desk. He said he had not realized how hard he hit the cat and told police he was very remorseful. Another person in the home alleged McGillivray picked the cat up by the neck, carried it from the room and thrown it against a brick wall.

Pleasant Prairie Police investigated the incident after receiving an anonymous call with an animal cruelty report March 10. According to the criminal complaint, the pet cat’s frozen body, wrapped in blankets, was being kept in a shed outside McGillivray’s Pleasant Prairie home so he could bury it when the ground thawed.

Man struck by semi on I-94

Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department deputies aided Illinois State Police when a man was struck by a vehicle on the southbound lanes of Interstate 94 just south of the state line at about 6:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The man apparently was working on a disabled vehicle when he was struck by a semi-tractor and suffered “significant injuries” according to Sgt. Tony Gonzalez.

The southbound lanes of the interstate were closed while emergency crews were on the scene.

No further information was available through the Illinois State Police.

Boy arrested for carrying weapon

A 13-year-old Kenosha boy was arrested Tuesday afternoon for carrying a concealed weapon after an officer found him with a BB gun.

An officer stopped to speak to the boy near the intersection of 61st Street and 18th Avenue after he saw a group of children scatter away from the boy while he was walking.

According to a police report, the officer was speaking to the boy when he noticed the boy had what appeared to be a pistol in his hand. He ordered the boy to drop it, and he did.

The pistol was a Daisy BB-gun. The boy told the officer he had it for protection. The boy was released to his mother.

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