… we have a small favor to ask. Thousands of people have placed their trust in the Racine County Eye’s high-impact journalism because we focus on solutions-based journalism.

With no shareholders or billionaire owners, we can provide trustworthy journalism that focuses on helping readers.

Unlike many others, Racine County Eye’s journalism is available for everyone to read, regardless of what they can afford to pay. We do this because we believe in information equality. Greater numbers of people can keep track of events, understand their impact on people and communities, and become inspired to take meaningful action.

If there were ever a time to join us, it is now. Every contribution, however big or small, powers our journalism and sustains our future. Support the Racine County Eye from as little as $5 – it only takes a minute. Thank you.

$
$
$

Your contribution is appreciated.

Racine police say a 39-year-old man who knew a relative’s home was unoccupied used it as his home without permission and is now facing charges.

Peter Timpano was charged Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court with one misdemeanor of criminal trespass. If convicted, he faces up to nine months in prison and/or up to $10,000 in fines. Because he is tagged as a repeater, a judge has the discretion to tack on my time to any sentence Timpano might receive.

According to the criminal complaint, relatives on March 29 visited a home in the 1600 block of St. Clair with a contractor to address some work needed in the house. When they arrived through back door, they say they thought they heard a noise so they called police.

When officers arrived, a K9 searched the home and didn’t find anyone. Police say it appeared entrance was made through the basement window and the suspect – later identified as Timpano – fled the home through the front door, which he left open.

Relatives told police they suspected Timpano because he knew the house was empty even though he was supposedly living with another relative. Soda bottles, food wrappers and items of clothing were located in the home that didn’t belong to the house’s owner, the complaint reads. Relatives said Timpano did not have permission to break in or stay in the home, and they wanted to prosecute.

Timpano remains in the Racine County Jail on a $5,000 cash bond. He will next be court April 30 for a pre-trial conference.

Advertising disclosure
To support our site and content, we work with partners to present valuable offers to help you save, earn, and get ahead. We may be compensated for the purchase of goods and services made through the links in this offer program.
Offers for you
Curated offers for our readers
advertiser disclosure
CodeMonkey
Coding for kids! Introducing programming games for the next generation. Get your kids coding today.
Start with a free trial.
Start with a free trial.

Get your students coding in no time!

CodeMonkey is a fun and educational game-based environment where kids learn to code without any prior experience. After completing CodeMonkey's award-winning coding courses, kids will be able to navigate through the programming world with a sense of confidence and accomplishment.

Kids will love learning to code with CodeMonkey

  • Ready to Go Courses. With CodeMonkey’s teacher kit and support team, anyone can teach the basics of computer science.
  • Real Coding Languages. CodeMonkey's courses teach text-based coding so students learn to program like a real developer.
  • Game-Based Learning. Kids learn coding in an engaging and rewarding environment that utilizes gaming elements.

Free Trial - Enjoy a full-blown gaming experience that will teach your kids to code!