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Kenosha Police Say 29-Year-Old Teacher Groomed 12-Year-Old Student – KUSD Won’t Fire Him, DA Won’t Charge Him

On February 20, 2024, we told you about a 7th Grade teacher named Christian Enwright who was placed on administrative leave for an inappropriate relationship with a female student from the age of 12 through 14. The case is now closed and it appears Enwright will face no consequences for his egregious behavior. According to to a police report recently obtained by KCE: On February 5, 2024, a Kenosha Police detective was assigned to investigate a report of a 7th

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Kenosha Police Say 29-Year-Old Teacher Groomed 12-Year-Old Student – KUSD Won’t Fire Him, DA Won’t Charge Him

On February 20, 2024, we told you about a 7th Grade teacher named Christian Enwright who was placed on administrative leave for an inappropriate relationship with a female student from the age of 12 through 14. The case is now closed and it appears Enwright will face no consequences for his egregious behavior. According to to a police report recently obtained by KCE: On February 5, 2024, a Kenosha Police detective was assigned to investigate a report of a 7th grade teacher named Christian Enwright who teaches Science at KUSD’s KTEC West. KTEC Principal Scott Hodges never called the police – DCFS did.. Fortunately for the family and victim, DCFS notified the Kenosha Police Department three days later. DCFS told the detective that it had received information from an anonymous

Kenosha County Board Back Under Democrat Control – Monica Yuhas Elected As Chair

Last night at the Kenosha County Board organizational meeting, two of the board’s most extreme democrats were elected to the two positions of leadership. Monica Yuhas (D) and Daniel Gaschke (D) were voted to be the chair and vice chair of the Kenosha County Board respectively for the next two years. The liberal nominee, Monica Yuhas garnered 12 votes and the conservative nominee, David Geersten garnered 9. Current chairman, Gabe Nudo, who was whipping votes for months to secure an unprecedented second term, was not nominated and thus could receive no votes. Two members were not yet sworn in and couldn’t vote. Democrats on the board will have a solid majority for the next two years. This comes after the 2022 election that placed conservatives in charge for the first

Promotions, Retirements At Today’s Kenosha Police And Fire Commission Meeting

Two long-time police supervisors, a patrol Lieutenant and a Detective Sergeant retired today. Also, four firefighters were promoted at today’s Police and Fire Commission meeting. City Hall was packed with supporters of the six City employees. Captain Todd Leipzig Promoted To Battalion Chief Captain/Paramedic Todd Leipzig has been a member of the KFD for 24 years. He earned an Associate and Bachelor’s Degree through Columbia Southern University in Fire Service Management. Prior to being hired by the City of Kenosha, Todd worked for the Sturtevant and Janesville Fire Departments from 1997-2000. Todd has served the KFD as a member of the Apparatus Committee, as well as a Paramedic Preceptor and Field Training Officer. Todd hascertifications in Firefighter I & II, Driver Operator Pump and Aerial, Fire Officer I, Incident Safety

David F. Bogdala Sworn In As Kenosha’s 51st Mayor Tuesday Morning

This morning, at 8:00 a.m., 48-year-old David F. Bogdala was sworn in as Kenosha’s 51st Mayor. City Clerk Michelle Nelson administered the oath to Bogdala in his office on the third floor of City Hall. The short ceremony was attended by family and close friends. Bogdala will be sworn in again at tonight’s organizational meeting as more of a ceremonial event, but this morning made it official – and legal. Bogdala began his first four-year term today after defeating opponent Lydia Spottswood by a large margin. In a morning packed with meetings, Mayor Bogdala was gracious enough to set aside a few minutes for KCE to asks a few questions. In between discussions with aldermen, department heads, and staff, KCE asked Bogdala about the future of Kenosha. First order of

Kenosha County Board Back Under Democrat Control – Monica Yuhas Elected As Chair

Last night at the Kenosha County Board organizational meeting, two of the board’s most extreme democrats were elected to the two positions of leadership. Monica Yuhas (D) and Daniel Gaschke (D) were voted to be the chair and vice chair of the Kenosha County Board respectively for the next two years. The liberal nominee, Monica Yuhas garnered 12 votes and the conservative nominee, David Geersten garnered 9. Current chairman, Gabe Nudo, who was whipping votes for months to secure an unprecedented second term, was not nominated and thus could receive no votes. Two members were not yet sworn in and couldn’t vote. Democrats on the board will have a solid majority for the next two years. This comes after the 2022 election that placed conservatives in charge for the first

Promotions, Retirements At Today’s Kenosha Police And Fire Commission Meeting

Two long-time police supervisors, a patrol Lieutenant and a Detective Sergeant retired today. Also, four firefighters were promoted at today’s Police and Fire Commission meeting. City Hall was packed with supporters of the six City employees. Captain Todd Leipzig Promoted To Battalion Chief Captain/Paramedic Todd Leipzig has been a member of the KFD for 24 years. He earned an Associate and Bachelor’s Degree through Columbia Southern University in Fire Service Management. Prior to being hired by the City of Kenosha, Todd worked for the Sturtevant and Janesville Fire Departments from 1997-2000. Todd has served the KFD as a member of the Apparatus Committee, as well as a Paramedic Preceptor and Field Training Officer. Todd hascertifications in Firefighter I & II, Driver Operator Pump and Aerial, Fire Officer I, Incident Safety

David F. Bogdala Sworn In As Kenosha’s 51st Mayor Tuesday Morning

This morning, at 8:00 a.m., 48-year-old David F. Bogdala was sworn in as Kenosha’s 51st Mayor. City Clerk Michelle Nelson administered the oath to Bogdala in his office on the third floor of City Hall. The short ceremony was attended by family and close friends. Bogdala will be sworn in again at tonight’s organizational meeting as more of a ceremonial event, but this morning made it official – and legal. Bogdala began his first four-year term today after defeating opponent Lydia Spottswood by a large margin. In a morning packed with meetings, Mayor Bogdala was gracious enough to set aside a few minutes for KCE to asks a few questions. In between discussions with aldermen, department heads, and staff, KCE asked Bogdala about the future of Kenosha. First order of

Pleasant Prairie Police Dispatcher Charged With Serious Sex Crimes

**Editor’s Note – Explicit Material** A Pleasant Prairie Police dispatcher has been charged with two counts of posession of childpornography and three counts of exposing a child to harmful material today. He faces more than 60 years in prison if convicted. Kenosha County Eye is intentionally being non-specific and vague to protect the identity of victims and reporting parties. According to the criminal complaint: Brian J. Gildenstern, according to Kenosha County Sheriff’s Detectives and prosecutors, did some abhorrent things in the last year. Guildenstern allegedly bought at least three dildos for a minor child. He also talked about buying her vibrators and other sex toys. He then spoke to her about her using them. Gildenstern is also alleged to have taken photos and videos of the minor that prosecutors say

Former Cop Charged With Armed Bank Robbery, Bomb Threat – $250,000 Cash Bail

You’ve all seen it in the movies – the bad guy calls in a fake police call and robs a bank. All the police officers will be at the fake call and you can get away scot free, right? Not so fast, says Pleasant Prairie Police Chief David Smetana. “It doesn’t work.” Today, 51-year old former cop Paul J. Garchek was charged with armed bank robbery and a bomb threat, seemingly in a failed attempt to try the trick shown in TV and in the movies. He’s facing more that 40 years behind bars if convicted. According to the criminal complaint: An anonymous caller called the non-emergency line at the Pleasant Prairie Police Department at about 12:30 p.m. stating there was a bomb at Costco. The person making the call

Man Shot By Rittenhouse Was Legally Carrying A Gun On August 25, 2020 Despite Years Of Inaccurate Reports

For almost four years, media sources, like KCE, have been reporting false information about Paul Prediger. Paul Prediger, formerly known as Gaige Grosskreutz, was shot by Kyle Rittenhouse on August 25, 2020 during the Kenosha riots. Prediger had a valid concealed carry license on August 20, 2020. He thought that police and prosecutors would know that. He was wrong. Kenosha Police Detective Benjamin Antaramian, who was the lead detective on the Rittenhouse case, told Prediger that he did not have a valid CCW license on August 25, 2020 – so did Binger. Grosskreutz was told by Kenosha prosecutor T. Clair Binger that his license had expired due to non-payment of the renewal fee. Prediger, trusting Binger and Antaramian, testified under oath that his concealed carry license wasn’t valid on the

Racine Prison Staffer And Psychologist Roommate Charged With Multiple Counts Of Date Rape

A 39-year-old Racine Correctional Institution Prison staffer named David A. O’Brien has been charged with two counts of second degree sexual assault. Each charge carries with it, a maximum sentence of 40 years in the Wisconsin Prison System. His roomate, Dr. Austin Gonzalez-Randolph, was charged with four counts of second degree sexual assault. According to the criminal complaint, over a 12 year span, the two seemingly drugged four women and had vaginal, oral, and anal sex with them while they were unconscious or barely conscious. Both men were charged on February 2, 2024 and had their first court appearances on February 15, 2024. Gonzalez-Randolph was given a $30,000 cash bail, which he paid the next day. O’Brien was given a $10,000 bail which he paid the same day. Dr. Austin

Local Minister, Chaplain Convicted Of Child Sexual Assault, Faces 100 Years In Prison

A Kenosha man was convicted last Thursday, April 11, 2024 of repeated sexual assault of the same child and incest. He is scheduled to be sentenced by Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge Angelina Gabriele on June 21, 2024. He faces up to 100 years in the Wisconsin Prison System. According to the criminal complaint, DeBerge is accused of molesting a relative from the time she was in third grade, in 2012, until the end of 8th grade. The allegations included numerous times when DeBerge allegedly forced the young girl to perform oral sex on him. DeBerg was also alleged to have taken fully nude photos of the young girl while she was completely naked and in the shower. DeBerge spent 20 years in the Wisconsin Army National guard as a

Sheriff’s Department Arrests Pleasant Prairie Police Dispatcher For Child Porn, Exposing Child To Harmful Material

A Pleasant Prairie Police dispatcher is in the Kenosha County jail today, after being arrested this morning. Brian J. Gildenstern, 33, of Kenosha has been accused by police of possession of child pornography and exposing a child to harmful material, both felonies. The maximum prison sentence for each count of possession child poynography is 25 years. The minimum sentence is two years. Judges, however can run multiple counts concurrently, or at the same time. The maximum sentence for each count of exposing a child to harmful material is 3.5 years. Contacted by KCE Friday evening, Pleasant Prairie Police Chief Dave Smetana said that Gildenstern has been on leave for some time and was on leave at the time of his arrest today. Gildenstern is not permitted to be on Village

County Board Recount Confirms – Berg Out, Garcia In As Supervisor Of 10th District

Felix Garcia has defeated the embattled Andy Berg (D) in the 10th County Board District, a recount has found. On April, 2, 2024, newcomer, Felix Garcia, defeated Berg in the Spring election. Since the vote was so close, Berg requested a recount that occurred this morning at the Kenosha County Center in Bristol, WI. “I’m so relieved,” said Garcia. “I want to thank the voters for choosing me to represent them. I also want to thank God and Jesus Christ.” Garcia, a security contractor, is married to his wife Natalia and has two boys, one and three. The Garcia family also have two Italian Mastiffs, a boy named Boaz and a girl named Ruth. Garcia’s mother Rebecca was also present at the recount Friday morning. KCE got a chance to

KCE Wins Public Records Lawsuit Against Embattled County Board Member

Kenosha County Board Member Andy Berg (D) must make available for inspection a large amount of county park maps and business cards that he was illegally distributing during his Spring, 2024 election. This is according to a ruling handed down today by Judge Frank Gagliardi. Gagliardi also ordered Berg to pay Mathewson’s legal fees, in the amount of $309.50. Mathewson further petitioned Gagliardi to sign an order stating that Berg violated Wis. Stats § 19.31 and 19.37 and that Mathewson was entitled to physically inspect the records. Gagliardi agreed to sign this order. A local civil attorney, Eric Olson, of Olson and Olson Attorneys, who was following this case, said that Gagliardi’s ruling was “spot on.” “In this case, the Judge followed the law to a tee,” said Olson. “Although

Kenosha Judge Raises Chrystul Kizer’s Bail To $750,000, Orders Separate Trials

Both the prosecution and the defense scored small wins in court today, in reference to the Chrystul Kizer case. Chrystul Kizer is charged for allegedly shooting her sex trafficker, Randall Volar III on June 5, 2018 twice in the head, burning down his house, and stealing his car. He was being investigated at the time for serious crimes including sexual assault of children and child pornography. The Kenosha DA did not charge him with a crime. We told you how Mike Graveley’s office was responsible, in part, for Volar’s death by dragging its feet with the investigation after Kenosha Police recommended many felonies and had mountains of evidence against him. Kizer was initially given a $1,000,000 bail, but Kenosha County Circuit Court Judge David Wilk lowered the bail down to $400,000 on

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