A 56-year-old Racine man faces two felony burglary charges and four felony bail-jumping charges after his arrest Monday.

The burglary charges filed Wednesday in Racine County Circuit Court against Reggie C. Hewing each carry a fine of $25,000 and 12 years, six months in prison. Each of the bail-jumping counts carry a fine of $10,000 and six years in prison.

According to the criminal complaint: A Racine police officer met with the landlord, who told him that a ladder, a lawn mower and a snow blower had been taken from the garage. Tenants had recently moved from the property and told the landlord they did not give anybody permission to enter the garage.

A neighbor told police that he observed a Chevy truck back into the driveway the previous day, and that he saw a man take the snow blower and the lawn mower. The next day, the same vehicle returned, and the man took the ladder. The neighbor was able to give a description and the license plate number to the officer.

Hewing admitted to police he took the items and led police to a garage at 2423 20th St., where the officer found several items, including eight lawn mowers and four snow blowers. The home is owned by a church, and the pastor said none of the items were owned by the church.

Police recovered the stolen lawn mower, but not the ladder or the snow blower.

Court records indicate the defendant is currently out on bond in two separate felony cases with orders not to commit any further crimes, which led to the bail-jumping charges.

Hewing is due back in court Jan. 14 for an 11 a.m. competency hearing.

Rex Davenport

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