TOWN OF BURLINGTON – A man remains in custody on child sex crime
and improvised explosives charges following an investigation by the Racine County Sheriff’s
Office Criminal Investigation Unit
.

Kyle Gustin

Kyle E. Gustin, 37, is being held at the Racine County Jail on two counts of possession of improvised explosives and numerous counts of child sex crimes.

However, the Racine County District Attorney’s Office has only issued the counts involving the explosives.

If convicted of those initial charges, Gustin faces up to 12 years in prison and/or fined up to $20,000.

According to a news release, the sheriff’s office investigated allegations of sexual assault of a child and other child sex crimes involving multiple victims on June 14. During the course of the investigation, a search warrant was obtained and executed the next day at a residence located on West Chestnut Street in the Town of Burlington.

Investigators located pipe bombs in a safe in the basement of the residence. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office bomb squad was contacted to render the devices useless.

The Racine County Sheriff’s Office reports that this is an active and ongoing investigation. Anyone having additional information in reference to Gustin and the investigation is asked to contact investigator Luke Johnson at (262) 636-3312.



Racine Man Accused of Burglary, Firearm Possession

RACINE – A Racine man remained in custody on charges of burglary and possession of a firearm by a felon following an arrest earlier this week. The Racine County District Attorney’s office on Wednesday charged Jonnie R Lampkin, 26, of 722 Belmont Ave., with burglary of a building or dwelling, misdemeanor theft, and concealing stolen […]

Teen Held in Shooting Incident

RACINE – A 16-year-old male remained in custody Thursday on a charge of first-degree intentional homicide after allegedly shooting at another individual he accused of being “a snitch.” The Racine County District Attorney’s office charged Marcus Ward, 16, with attempted first-degree intentional homicide, five counts of recklessly endangering safety-use of a dangerous weapon, carrying a […]

Two Suspects Attempt to Elude Police

RACINE – Two suspects attempted to separately elude Racine Police during a Monday traffic stop that resulted in drug-related charges. The Racine County District Attorney’s Office charged James JD Harris, 32, of 2101 90th St., Sturtevant, with possession with intent to deliver cocaine, attempting to flee or elude an officer and obstructing an officer. All […]

Gov. Evers, DCF Announce Plan to Support Early Care and Education Providers, Partners, and Wisconsin Families

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Emilie Amundson signaled their intent to submit a plan with the Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) to use the additional Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) award Wisconsin received. Congress allocated additional funds for childcare to states through the Consolidated Appropriations Act […]

Out-of-state vehicle title and registrations can now be done online

Wisconsin residents can now title and register their vehicles with out-of-state titles online. Nearly all Wisconsin title transfer applications can now be initiated online with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Division of Motor Vehicles’ (DMV) eMV Public online application.  “Over the past few years, nearly 19% of all used vehicle title transactions were for out-of-state […]

Metro Drug Unit Arrests Man on Drug Charges

RACINE – The Racine County Metro Drug Unit arrested a Racine man early Wednesday on charges related to the sale of crack cocaine. Everett J. Ratliff, 37, was arrested at a home on McKinley Avenue near Cedar Bend Park in Racine. Metro Drug Unit agents and the Racine County Sheriff’s Office SWAT executed a search […]

Russet Street Duplex Fire Under Investigation

RACINE – Racine Fire Department (RFD) investigators are seeking information about a small fire that damaged the exterior of a duplex in the 2800 block of Russet Street early Wednesday. Firefighters were called to the duplex about 5 a.m. They quickly extinguished a small fire near building’s front entrance. All of the duplex’s 12 occupants […]

Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for Patch.com, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.