By Bill Houston

Racine, WI — A 39-year-old Racine woman faces two domestic abuse charges after officers from the Caledonia Police Department responded to a 911 call from her fiancé on the night of Thursday, October 24.

Katherine A. Brouillette was charged Friday by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with a misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct. If convicted of the misdemeanor battery charge, Brouillette faces up to nine months in jail and as much as $10,000 in fines.

According to the criminal complaint, a man returned to his home at 1427 Kremer Ave., Racine around 7 p.m. to find Brouillette drinking heavily and acting confrontational and belligerent.

He left the residence around 9 p.m. and called the Racine County Dispatch Non-Emergency number seeking advice. He was advised to stay separated for the rest of the night, but he returned to the residence a short time later to gather some belongings.

After locking himself in a bedroom to collect his property, the criminal complaint states that Brouillette kicked and broke the bedroom door. When he walked passed her, Brouillette struck him in the face and glasses with her open left hand, before spitting in his face according to the victim’s statement and the District Attorney’s criminal complaint.

After getting down on his hands and knees to kiss the two daughters he shares with the defendant, Brouillette then kicked the victim twice in the genital and buttocks area, according to the DA’s report.

When police responded to a 911 call from the victim they discovered a small cut on Brouillette’s left palm, consistent with the victim’s allegation of her striking him in the face.

Brouillette refused to answer questions but agreed to a blood-alcohol test, which read .109. She posted bond and has an initial appearance set for 2:30 p.m. Nov. 21 in Racine County Circuit Court.


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