On Thursday evening, around 4:30pm, officers from the Kenosha Police Department responded to a call at Pick ‘n Save, 2811-18th St., in reference to an individual inside the store who was making statements about blowing things up and shooting at police officers.
Officers engaged the suspect, 67-year-old Timothy Michetti, inside the store and were able to remove him without incident. The store was evacuated. Officers searched the store for explosives but did not locate any. The individual’s vehicle was located in the parking lot and officers were able to observe a threaded metal pipe and wires. The Kenosha County Hazardous Device Squad responded to assist with the search of the vehicle. The items inside the vehicle were not found to be explosive.
The parking lot and grocery store were closed for about 3 ½ hours while the scene was made safe. The was arrested and charges were referred to the District Attorney’s office for making terroristic threats and bomb scares.
The Kenosha Police Department would like to acknowledge both the public and Pick ‘n Save employees for their cooperation and understanding during this incident. If you see something, say something.
Michetti has a prior arrest and conviction from 2008 for resisting an officer.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Kenosha Police Department Detective Bureau at 262-605-5203 or the Kenosha Area Crime Stoppers at 262-656-7333. This case is active and ongoing, there are no further details at this time.