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Woodstock man sentenced in fatal crash

August 14, 2014

ELKHORN — Judge Phillip Koss sentenced a Woodstock, Ill., man to three years in a state prison after he killed his friend, Kevin Green of Fontana, in a drunken-driving crash.

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First call wasn't to 911

August 14, 2014

ELKHORN — In the frantic moments leading up to Ivan Guerrero’s death, his wife didn’t dial 911 but instead called an off-duty Walworth County Sheriff’s deputy.

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LG woman guilty of fourth offense OWI

August 14, 2014

ELKHORN — A Walworth County jury found a 48-year-old Lake Geneva woman guilty of driving drunk with her 10-year-old daughter in the vehicle.

Recent Crime
Man charged in Whitewater shooting
August 07, 2014

A 21-year-old Brown Deer man is accused of pulling the trigger in a shooting that occurred July 18 at a Whitewater apartment building.
No one was shot during the incident — a bullet was recovered from the floor — but seven people were inside of the apartment at the time of the incident.

Suspected cocaine dealer charged
August 07, 2014

A 25-year-old Harvard, Ill., man is accused of selling $4,450 of cocaine to a confidential police informant between June 23 and July 16.
Angel Cruz faces three counts of delivering cocaine and one count of possession of cocaine with intent to deliver.

Man allegedly sold heroin
August 07, 2014

A 34-year-old rural Whitewater man faces a felony charge of delivering heroin as a repeat offender.

Wrestling coach has sentenced reduced
August 07, 2014

ELKHORN — Former Elkhorn wrestling coach Steven Springsteen-Hensel had his sentence reduced during a short hearing Aug. 1.

Supreme Court upholds hearsay evidence
August 07, 2014

MADISON — The state Supreme Court recently upheld a decision by former Judge John Race that allowed hearsay evidence into a preliminary hearing.

Zelich appears in Kenosha County
August 07, 2014

KENOSHA — The suspect in the suitcase body case has officially been charged with first-degree intentional homicide in Kenosha County.

Walworth man faces second sex assault charge
July 31, 2014

ELKHORN — A 19-year-old Woodstock, Ill., man, who is accused of twice raping a woman last summer, is now facing charges for both allegations.

Drug unit announces cocaine bust
July 24, 2014
ELKHORN - Two suspected cocaine dealers from Harvard Ill., were recently arrested by police in Walworth County and McHenry County, Ill.Angel Cruz, 25, and Froilan Avila-Romo, 29, both of Harvard, were taken into custody after an investigation by the Walworth County Drug Unit, the McHenry County Sheriff’s Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. The arrests were announced in a July 23 press release from the Walworth County Drug Enforcement Unit.Police stopped Cruz’s vehicle on Lakeville Road in the town of Walworth. Inside of his car police allegedly found three ounces of cocaine.At the same time, police executed a search on a home in Harvard, Ill., and found 7.5 grams of cocaine, $2,400 in cash, a scale and packaging material.When police searched Cruz’s home, they reportedly found five grams of cocaine.Cruz is confined in the Walworth County jail, and the sheriff’s department is referring charges of three counts of delivering cocaine and one count of possession of cocaine with intent to deliver to the Walworth County District Attorney’s office.Avila-Romo was arrested by McHenry County authorities and is confined in the McHenry County jail.According to the McHenry County Sheriff's Department web site, Avila-Romo’s bond is set at $25,000, and he is facing four counts of delivering cocaine and four counts of possession with intent to deliver.
Details emerge in Whitewater shooting
July 24, 2014
ELKHORN — A nonphysical altercation at a Madison IHOP appears to have led to a shot being fired at an apartment a few blocks from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater campus, according to a recently released affidavit. On July 23, the Whitewater Police Department filed a search warrant in Walworth County Circuit Court on five cell phones. The phones were discovered as part of the investigation into the shooting that occurred on July 18 at about 4:20 a.m. at the University Garden Apartments at 370 N. Tratt St.Police are sending the cell phones to the Department of Criminal Investigation to have the “passwords breached and the contents extracted,” the warrant states.Police arrested Dezmond X. Jones, 21; Jaymar Nash, 21; Brianna M. Jones, 21, and Ebony Nichols, 23, in connection to the shooting. Brianna Jones and Nicols have each posted a $2,000 cash bond and have been released from the Walworth County jail. Dezmond Jones is still in custody on a $10,000 cash bond and Nash is being held on a $25,000 cash bond.The Walworth County District Attorney’s Office has not filed formal charges against any of the suspects.In the early morning hours of July 18, police responded to the shooting scene and spoke to brothers Zebdee and Lee Wilson. On July 17, the Wilsons, Brianna Jones and Nichols were at a Madison IHOP and “a nonphysical altercation occurred between E. Nichols and L. Wilson,” according to the search warrant affidavit.After the altercation, the two women returned to their Whitewater apartment, and Nichols called her brother, Nash.Zebdee Wilson showed police a Facebook message he received from Brianna Jones that stated, “u (expletive) up fam just don’t kno,” and that also stated “this is no longer in my hands and i’m debating about pressing charges against your brother,” the affidavit states.Nash and Dezmond Jones went to the apartment belonging to the two women, and the four reportedly drove to the Wilsons’ apartment. People within the apartment told police that Brianna Jones and Nichols began banging and kicking on the door. The two also yelled for Zebdee Wilson to exit the apartment.Zebdee Wilson told police that at some point the door opened and he entered the doorway. He said when he entered the door way he saw a man “rack the slide of a firearm, and bring the firearm up,” according to the affidavit.Zebdee Wilson told police that he swung at the suspect, pushed him to the ground and attempted to re-enter the apartment. Lee Wilson told police he saw Nash fire the shot, according to the affidavit.Dezmond Jones and Nash were arrested when Walworth County Sheriff’s deputies stopped their vehicle and located a .40 caliber handgun inside of the vehicle’s glove box Inside of the vehicle’s glove box, according to the affidavit.A bullet casing found at the scene and a live bullet found in the apartment hallway matched the ammunition located inside of the handgun, according to the affidavit.Both Wilsons were given photos lineups of the suspects, and Lee Wilson identified Nash as the shooter.
Photos of unconscious man leads to charges
July 24, 2014
A Genoa City woman is accused of taking lewd photos of a man while he was unconscious.Genevieve S. Thornberry, 36, has been charged with capturing an image of nudity without consent.
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