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High School Interventionist Arrested, Placed On Leave, Given Huge Break From DA

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Samuel D. Sauceda (58)
(Kenosha County Sheriff)

A popular Community Liaison at Indian Trail High School and Academy in Kenosha, caught a huge break from the Kenosha County District Attorney’s office. The Kenosha Unified School District, however, might not give him the same break.

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Samuel D. Sauceda, 58, of Kenosha, was arrested on the evening of April 4, 2023 at his home in the 3500 block of 18th Ave. The following is all alleged in the police report, obtained by KCE. The mother of a teenage boy “Max” ¹ called police to report that her son had a gun pulled on him by Sauceda and held him “hostage” for about 10 minutes. Max told a responding Kenosha Police Officer that he had been battered and threatened by Sauceda. Max said that he was involved in a sex act with “Lucy.” ¹ Sauceda walked in on them in his living room. Max told police that Sauceda pushed him with both hands on his chest and continued to push against Max’s chest. He told responding officers that it was a six out of ten in pain. He said that Sauceda then clenched his hand into a fist and yelled “I’m going to cave your fucking skull in.” Max told police Sauceda didn’t further strike him, but took Max’s phone and called Max’s mother to report the incident. Max said Sauceda then kept Max’s phone away from him. Sauceda then told Lucy to take out the dog. He then went into his bedroom to get a gun. He told police that Sauceda exited the bedroom with a black handgun. Sauced then said “I’m going to kill you… I want to kill you so fucking bad!” Max told police that Sauceda again shoved him and pushed against his chest, again causing pain at six out of ten. He said that Sauceda again raised his clenched fist. Max stated that he believed that he was in imminent danger from Sauceda with either his fist or the handgun that was now in his pocket. Max told police that he was worried about Lucy becuase during the incident, he was calling Lucy a whore and cursing. He thought maybe Sauced was harming her.

Police made contact with Sauceda, who admitted to shoving Max. He denied pulling out a gun or pushing against Max’s chest. He also told police that he wanted to strike Max, but didn’t. Police also spoke with Lucy who confirmed Max’s depiction of the events, but said she was outside before the gun was allegedly pulled.

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Kenosha County Assistant District Attorney Daniel Tombasco
(Photo by Kevin Mathewson, Kenosha County Eye)

Kenosha Police arrested Sauceda based on probable cause of misdemeanor disorderly conduct while armed, and felony child abuse. Sauceda was scheduled to be in court the next day, but Kenosha ADA Daniel Tombasco ordered Sauceda released from custody. He was not charged as planned. We were at the planned court date but weren’t aware that Sauceda was released until we were informed by court staff. We spoke to DA Gravley and asked him if Sauceda’s prominence in the community was the reason for the about-face. Graveley said that he can’t talk about the case, but assured us there was nothing nefarious about this decision. According to the police report, ADA Tombasco asked Kenosha Police to do a follow-up investigation. This was done by a Kenosha Police detective on April 11, 2023. On May 30, 2023, DA Graveley told KCE that office would not be pursuing criminal charges against Sauceda. Instead, he was issued a non-criminal citation for disorderly conduct. He is scheduled to appear in court on June 27, 2023 at 1pm. If he does not show up, pleads guilty, or “no contest”, he will have to pay a fine and the case will be closed. It will not appear on his criminal record. If he pleads “not guilty”, he can fight the fine.

Kenosha County District Attorney Michael (Mike) Graveley (D)
(File Photo by Kevin Mathewson, Kenosha County Eye)
Indian Trail High School and Academy
(Photo by Kevin Mathewson, Kenosha County Eye)

Sauceda’s arrest posed an important decision for the Kenosha Unified School District. Sauceda works at ITA on 60th St in Kenosha. We reached out to KUSD and spokesperson Tanya Ruder shared the following with us the day after the incident:

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“We are aware of the community incident that occurred last night involving one of our staff members. This was a community incident and did not occur during school hours or any school-related events. We are not at liberty to share any further details related to this personnel matter.”

KUSD has since told us that Sauceda is on administrative leave. We are told by an insider that he isn’t returning.

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¹ KCE is not identifying the minors’ names, ages, or any other identifying features.

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    1. Do you know how stupid you just made yourself sound? This jerkoff should also have his rights to own firearms completely stripped away. Continue to blame law abiding citizens of their right to bear arms, though. ONLY IF he is convicted, I should add.

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  1. Back in my day – dad would have beat the crap out of the young man. I don’t agree with the alleged use of a gun though.

    Maybe if more of these young men had the fear of fathers less unwanted teen pregnancies would be happening.

    Happy Fathers Day Sammy.

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    1. Ummm there is a female involved here also so dont put all the blame on the boy being a boy cause some of these girls are faster than these boys. Just saying!!!

  2. Way too many details left out of the report….first off, who was the Lucy girl in relation to Sauceda? I assume daughter but it doesn’t say…..?

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  3. There is no proof of a gun therefore it is only disorderly conduct. Maybe the boy will have more respect not to screw the daughter in the fathers house! Sam should not be fired!

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    1. If you read the article, Sam was not fired and resigned his position at ITA! What’s ironic is he taught an Anger Management Class at ITA!

      1. Sam should be fired and banded from working with any kids. He physically assaulted a minor, which he admitted to, and pulled a gun on him. Just because “max” is a minor doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. Physical assault confirmed by sam’s daughter. Sam should never be in contact with minors again.

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  4. Is this the same Sam Sauceda who worked at the old CYC for years? When companies like Nike donated products, Sam always made sure to take his cut of the merchandise.

    1. People can change and there is always 2 sides to every story and teenagers can also make up some great lies, in order to get adults in lots of trouble!! Of course the girl sides with the boyfriend! Dumb and probably thinks she’s in love!

      What about Sam pressing charges on the boy for statutory rape of a minor?? It doesn’t matter that they are both under age?? I am sure there is a lot more to this than what Kevin wrote and what’s in that police report!!

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        1. You told a half truth and are a piece of shit. You should be transparent and you are not there was no evidence of a firearm and if you did your job you would know this. Is this why you got fired from your other post? Because you are unable to be truthful?

    2. Sam should be fired and banded from working with any kids. He physically assaulted a minor, which he admitted to, and pulled a gun on him. Just because “max” is a minor doesn’t mean it didn’t happen. Physical assault confirmed by sam’s daughter. Sam should never be in contact with minors again.

    3. yes it is the same Sam, He has always been a nice person but he is still human and even though he has been a role model for the community he have a personal life and personal issues. His reaction was normal I’m sure it was his daughter

  5. Kusd has no balls. When Jeff Spencer was hired at Indian trial he confessed to breaking rules at previous job. Steve Knecht owed spensers dad a favor and he got hired anyway.
    Kusd wouldn’t look into the interview process because superintendent was protecting Knecht
    Kusd likes hiring sex offenders

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  6. It seem likely that the witnesses recanted the statements. That happens a lot in these types of cases and makes it hard to prove.

  7. Seems like Graveley could have practiced law in New York, California or Illinois! Let’s not bring this WOKE mentality to our town! Do your job Graveley! As a community we must demand accountability as our children’s safety is hinged to those in government! Do your damn job!

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  8. Sam is a violent asshole who should have never been allowed to work with kids. He has been undercover violent and abuse e his whole life.
    How is that going to church working out Sam, you seem to really be benefiting you hypocrite. It’s not okay when someone messes with your daughter, but it was okay for you to sleep with how many other men’s daughters. Your children will ultimately hate you like the rest of your trash brothers minus zero. You are a womanizer and abusive, just like your father. Repent!

  9. Sam is a violent asshole who should have never been allowed to work with kids. He has been undercover violent and abuse e his whole life.
    How is that going to church working out Sam, you seem to really be benefiting you hypocrite. It’s not okay when someone messes with your daughter, but it was okay for you to sleep with how many other men’s daughters. Your children will ultimately hate you like the rest of your trash brothers minus zero. You are a womanizer and abusive, just like your father. Repent!
    And wow to the preferential treatment.

    1. Don’t know who this is. But you must be a bitch. For saying shit about his brothers. Do you even though his father. Or do you just talk out of your ass. Unless your family or former family. If you have shit to say, why don’t you put down your name. Fucking Cunt.

  10. I went to school with Sammy. He was never that way when I knew him. He was actually somewhat popular in school. Very sad!

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