Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Mark Demet wrote his neighbors signatures on a petition to recall then state Sen. Van Wanggaard and has now been found guilty of election fraud.
A Racine man was found guilty of two counts of election fraud after he falsely wrote in signatures on a petition to recall former state Sen. Van Wanggaard. Mark Demet, 59, of Racine, was originally charged by the Racine County District Attorney's Office last year with two felony counts of election fraud/nomination certification and seven felony counts of misappropriating identifying information for financial gain. One of those signatures was from a deceased person. The seven counts of misappropriating identifying information for financial gain were dismissed, according to court records. According to the criminal complaint, Demet admitted that he circulated the petition and signed the names of seven people on the petition. Investigators …
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Suspect tells police he got upset because his girlfriend's brother is racist and doesn't like him dating her and he got upset.
A 58-year-old Caledonia man is facing charges after he allegedly attacked his 70-year-old girlfriend’s brother after they got into an argument over the phone. Perry Mcrundles was charges in Racine County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of criminal trespass and one count of disorderly conduct. If convicted, he faces up to one year in prison and $11,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Caledonia police officers were called to a home in the 3000 block of Fenceline Road after a man reported he was concerned his sister was getting beat by her boyfriend. The man said his sister dates Mcrundles and had concerns she was getting hit by him. The man was on the phone with Mcrundles when he told the man “I am …
Thursday, July 5, 2012
The woman didn't know the man very well, but some key steps she took led to his arrest.
A 27-year-old Racine man is facing a felony sexual assault charge after he allegedly tried to have sex with a woman he barely knew. James C. Hunter was charged with second-degree sexual assault, repeater, and false imprisonment, repeater, by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office. If convicted, Hunter faces up to 50 years in prison and fines up to $110,000. In the last seven years, Hunter was convicted four times for misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct, domestic violence, batter and possession of marijuana. He also had two felony counts of bail jumping. According to the criminal complaint, Hunter had promised a woman that he would take her to her grandparent’s house on Monday. The woman didn’t know him very well, only through a…
Thursday, December 22, 2011
The following information was supplied by the Mount Pleasant Police Department. Where arrests or charges are mentioned, it does not indicate a conviction.
A Racine man, who had just been released from jail, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with disorderly conduct today for allegedly masturbating at several businesses. John Back, 43, of Racine, was also charged with a felony and misdemeanor charge of bail jumping. If convicted on all charges, Back faces up to 7 years in prison and faces fines up to $21,000. According to the criminal complaint, Back allegedly walked around the parking lot and was peeping into the windows at Denny’s restaurant, 5501 Washington Ave. at 10:59 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2011. When police arrived on scene, he had left and walked across the street to Kohl’s. Witnesses told officers with the Mt. Pleasant Police Department that Back had …
Friday, October 14, 2011
Michael Nieskes is one of four interested applicants in filling the seat left vacant by Judge Dennis Barry.
Governor Scott Walker is considering the applications of four Racine County lawyers to fill the vacant spot on the circuit court left by the late Judge Dennis Barry. Racine County District Attorney Michael Nieskes is one of the applicants. Timothy Boyle (Burlington); John Knuteson (Racine); and Michael Piontek (Racine) round out the field. According to a story on The Journal Times website, seven members of the Judicial Selection Advisory Committee will review each candidate's materials and make a recommendation to the Governor. Whomever is chosen will serve until the Spring 2012 general election.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Billionaire Curtis Johnson is accused of repeated sexual assault of a child. His attorney's want to squelch testimony from his therapist, and have the victim's mental and medical records only seen by judge.
Samuel Curtis Johnson III is scheduled to be back in a Racine County Felony Court Friday where two motions will be decided. Judge Eugene A. Gasiorkiewicz will hear arguments about two motions dealing with what evidence will be heard in the sex assault case against Johnson. This spring, officials with the Racine County District Attorney’s Office accused Johnson of repeatedly sexually assaulting a child. Mark Richards, Johnson’s attorney, filed the motions, which asks only for the judge to see the victim’s medical and mental health records, and for the exclusion of Johnson’s therapist’s testimony. If convicted, Johnson could face up to 40 years in prison. The former head of Sturtevant-based Diversey, Johnson lives in Caledonia and is the …
Friday, September 16, 2011
62-year-old man faces fifth drunk driving offense
UPDATE: Tworek was charged with drunk driving (fifth offense) and having a prohibited blood-alcohol content. If convicted, he faces up to 13 years in prison and/or could pay fines up to $21,200. His blood-alcohol-content was .265, according to the criminal complaint. Original story: A 62-year-old man was taken into custody for allegedly drunk driving and fleeing the scene of an accident near the corner of Douglas Avenue and 3 Mile Road at 2:45 a.m. July 23. After driving his vehicle into a guard rail located on Douglas Avenue, about a fifth of a mile north of 3 Mile Road, Henry Tworek was found staggering northbound, according to the police report. Police who apprehended Tworek noted he was “swaying severely back and forth to the point …
Friday, September 9, 2011
The men fought over junk on their property.
Three Caledonia brothers are facing charges after an argument turned violent at 8:59 p.m. July 17 at 7518 Michna Road. Ronald and Phillip Michna were charged with felony substantial battery, obstruction and disorderly conduct charges after they allegedly beat up their brother, Charles Michna, according to police. Ronald and Phillip were upset that Charles called police to complain about junk at their home. If they are found guilty of all charges, Ronald and Phillip each faces up to four years in prison and could be fined up to $21,000. Charles was charged with disorderly conduct. According to a report by the Caledonia Police Department, Charles told police that Ronald and Phillip ran him down and repeatedly kicked him because they were …
Friday, August 12, 2011
Sean Forester-Hoare is accused of stabbing Jonathan Kwiatkowski, but prosecutors may be filing motions about procedural issues.
According to the Racine Journal Times, the Sean Forester-Hoare case has taken a twist. The attorneys in the homicide case are awaiting the results of evidence being processed in the state crime lab. A hearing is also expected on whether police read Forester-Hoare his rights when they questioned him. Here's the story: Homicide case waiting on evidence from crime lab
Tuesday, June 21, 2011
A neighbor had to pull the boy off her.
UPDATE: The Racine County District Attorney's Office filed a warrant and a criminal complaint against Haithem Assad, 17, of Caledonia today. Assad was charged with a felony count of physical abuse to a child, a misdemeanor count of criminal damage to property, and a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. If Hassad is found guilty of all charges, he faces up to six and a half years in prison and fines up to $10,200. Police are looking for a 17-year-old boy, who was angry with his mother for not giving him the keys to the family car, at 3:54 p.m. Saturday. He allegedly smashed out the window and assaulted his 13-year-old sister by choking her, hitting her in the head, pulling her hair and punching her in the face at their residence in the …