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Burglar gets prison

April 18, 2013
A 25-year-old Delavan man was sentenced March 14 to two years in a state prison after he broke into a Williams Bay home. Devon D. Keithley, 401 Breezy St., pleaded guilty to a felony charge of burglary of a dwelling and misdemeanor obstructing an officer. Keithley also was sentenced to four years of extended supervision and was ordered to pay $280 in restitution. ...subscribers>>

Man seriously hurt in crash, driver arrested

April 18, 2013
Two men were seriously injured after a Jan. 5 crash in Richmond township, and the driver is facing felony charges because he was allegedly intoxicated. Steven R. Thompson, 57, has been charged with use of a vehicle with a controlled substance in his blood. If convicted, he faces up to 12 1/2 years imprisonment and $25,000 in fines....subscribers>>
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Did a drunk man visit the DA's office?

April 18, 2013
While out on bond for a felony drunken driving offense, one of the the worst places to show up drunk would be inside of a district attorney's office. That's what a 70-year-old Clinton man is accused of doing on March 25. Jack G. Tuls, of Clinton, was scheduled for a 9 a.m. hearing in Rock County for a felony drunken-driving offense....subscribers>>
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Man gets prison for home invasion

Other suspect is awaiting sentencing

April 18, 2013
ELKHORN — One man has been sentenced to prison for eight years for his role in a home invasion in the town of Geneva. The other suspect is awaiting a sentencing and is facing a lengthy stay in a penitentiary. The two men pointed a firearm at a woman while trying to steal drugs and money, according to the criminal complaints. In August, a woman reported to police that two men entered her home on Snake Road and said "give us the weed" and "give us the money."

Recent Crime
Delavan child molester gets 30 years
April 11, 2013
ELKHORN — Judge John Race sent a 68-year-old Delavan man, who sexually assaulted two young children, to prison for the 30 years.David L. Burdick, 353 Tyrrell Court, No. 313, pleaded guilty to two counts of repeated sexual assault of the same child.Burdick knew the alleged victims, who were 4 and 8 when the assaults began. ...subscribers>>
Man arrested for eighth drunken driving offense
April 11, 2013
A 54-year-old man was arrested on U.S. Highway 43 in the village of East Troy Feb. 2 for eighth-offense drunken driving.If convicted, Paul B. Bernier, of Franklin, faces up to 10 years imprisonment and $10,000 in fines.He also faces a minimum penalty of three years imprisonment. ...subscribers>>
Walworth teen faces bail jumping charges
April 11, 2013
A Walworth Township teenager faces several new felony charges after he allegedly violated the conditions of his bail.Aerian G. Ouska, W7140 Brick Church Road, was charged in March 2012 with second-degree sexual assault of a child. If convicted of that charge, Ouska faces up to 40 years imprisonment and $100,000 in fines. ...subscribers>>
Double-digit drunken driver?
Fresh out of prison for ninth offense, LaPuma arrested in Darien
April 11, 2013
ELKHORN — Shortly after completing a prison substance-abuse program, a 49-year-old man was arrested in Darien for drunken driving as a 10th offense.Leonard LaPuma, of Chicago, is in custody at the Walworth County jail in lieu of a $10,000 bond.Until January 10, LaPuma was serving a prison sentence for his ninth drunken-driving conviction, and he was only free from custody for a couple of months before his most recent arrest.
Man gets prison for false imprisonment
April 04, 2013
ELKHORN — A 52-year-old Delavan man, who threatened to “start killing children,” was sentenced to three years in prison by Judge John Race.Gerry L. Rogers, W7955 Creek Road, 209, also was sentenced March 25 to three years of extended supervision. Rogers, a registered sex offender, was arrested after he called his mother “the devil” and said he was going to go to a school and “start killing children,” according to the criminal complaint. ...subscribers>>
Dog killer avoids prison sentence
April 04, 2013
A Whitewater man, who shot a dog and stuffed it into a freezer, avoided prison when he was sentenced March 28.Jeffery A. Borre, 39, pleaded guilty to a felony charge of mistreatment of animals, causing death. A felony charge of bail jumping and a misdemeanor charge of intentionally killing a dog was dismissed but read into the record.On March 28, Borre was sentenced to one year in prison followed by one year of extended supervision. However, that sentence was stayed, which means he won’t serve it unless he violates the conditions of his two-year probation. ...subscribers>>
Walworth woman faces bail jumping charge
April 04, 2013
A 27-year-old Walworth woman faces a felony bail jumping charge after she missed a court date on April 26, 2012. Jennifer E. Sullivan also has been charged with possession of a narcotic drug as a repeater. If convicted of both counts, Sullivan faces up 13-1/2 years imprisonment and $20,000 in fines. ...subscribers>>
Pell Lake man sentenced for fleeing
April 04, 2013
A Pell Lake man was sentenced March 14 to three years of probation after he pleaded guilty to a felony fleeing charge.As a condition of his probation, Salem A. Soto, 23, W867 Wisteria Road, must serve four months in jail with work-release privileges and pay a $100 fine.According to the criminal complaint: ...subscribers>>
DA to ask for lengthy prison sentence
April 04, 2013
A 29-year-old man has admitted to molesting at least one child, and he is facing a lengthy prison sentence.Edil Manuel Ayala Nataren, of Whitewater, pleaded guilty March 8 to first-degree child sexual assault. In exchange for pleading guilty, the Walworth County District Attorney’s Office has agreed to dismiss and read in two counts of repeated sexual assault of the same child. ...subscribers>>
Man faces charges for officer's injury
April 04, 2013
A Fontana police officer was injured while an 18-year-old man was allegedly resisting arrest. Marc A. Fiorillo, 539 Forest Glen Drive, faces a felony charge of resisting an officer causing a soft tissue injury to the officer. He also faces misdemeanor charges of obstructing an officer, disorderly conduct and telephone harassment. ...subscribers>>
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