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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.



City Holding Off On COVID Booster Shots

RACINE – The City of Racine Public Health Department announced Friday that is opting to hold off on offering COVID-19 booster shots until it receives guidance from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS). That information is expected in the upcoming weeks. Earlier this week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use […]

Serve Wisconsin to provide AmeriCorps funding for two Racine and Kenosha programs

Racine and Kenosha will have more COVID-19 support as Serve Wisconsin has just announced that it has received $322,255 in AmeriCorps funding to help support two area AmeriCorps programs. The grant will support both Public Allies Milwaukee Racine/Kenosha and the Racine Zoo AmeriCorps program.  “This funding will put 888 AmeriCorps members, including 25 members from […]

Man Accused of Threatening Spouse With Large ‘Field Knife’

CALEDONIA –  The Racine County District Attorney’s Office charged a Milwaukee man with disorderly conduct-use of a dangerous weapon after allegedly threatening his wife with a 2-foot knife used for harvesting crops here Wednesday morning. Benson Wong, 58, was being held in the Racine County Jail as of Thursday afternoon. If convicted of a Class […]

OPINION: Party on the Pavement 2021…a testament to Racine’s resilience

“When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” Some folks may not know or remember that Downtown Racine’s Party on the Pavement street festival is a classic example of that adage. Nearly 20 years ago, downtown area streets were torn up for months by an extensive utilities and street reconstruction project. Traffic and parking were a […]

Anderle Named HALO Executive Director

RACINE – Holly Anderle of Racine has been named HALO Inc. (Homeless Assistance Leadership Organization) executive director effective immediately. HALO, 2000 DeKoven Ave., is Racine’s largest general population shelter for persons experiencing homelessness.  Anderle has been a member of the HALO Board of Directors since May 2017, and had served as President since October 2020. […]

Theft Apparent Motive in Rannow Homicide

RACINE –  The theft of a video gaming system by a suspect with a “recognizable gait” was behind the August 12 homicide of Rebecca Rannow, 41, according to a criminal complaint issued by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office on Friday. Montreal D. Greer, 39, of the 1100 block of Yout Street, was charged with […]

Lake Michigan Pathway Reopens

Just north of North Beach and east of the Racine Zoo is informally known as “Zoo Beach.” Nearly a year ago, the Lake Michigan Pathway faced closure. This pathway runs alongside Zoo Beach. Due to significant lakefront erosion, the Lake Michigan Pathway was deemed unsafe by the City of Racine Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Services.  However, the bike/walking path segment behind the […]

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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.