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Press Release 

Date:             8-27-2015
Subject:       15-21880 Theft and Misconduct in Public Office Investigation Authority:    Sheriff Dale K. Schmidt

 

On August 26, 2015, the Washington County District Attorney’s Office filed multiple criminal charges of Theft and Misconduct in Public Office on Jonathan Scherrer, 26, of Milwaukee. Scherrer was employed as a Correctional Officer in the Washington County Jail from 5/5/2014 to 7/16/2015, when his employment was terminated.

 

As this is an open criminal prosecution, no further comment can be made by the Sheriff’s Office. Scherrer is scheduled for an initial appearance in court on October 5th, 2015.

 


 

Press Release

Date:           August 21, 2015 
Subject:      Wanted subject
Authority:   Lt Robert A Konstanz

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is attempting to locate Randall Richard Lasater 09-26-1986 on warrants issued in Washington County Circuit court. The warrants are for burglary, possession of narcotic drugs and bail jumping. Anyone with information on the location of Randall Lasater are asked to call the Washington County Sheriff Office at 262-335-4411, the Washington County tip line at 1-800-232-0594 or their local police department.

Randall Richard Lasater: 

 

 


 

PRESS RELEASE

DATE:            August 13th 2015
CASE:            Sex Offender Release
AUTHORITY: Sgt. Ryan Herman

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the following information pursuant to WI Statute 301.46(2m) which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s release when, in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety, awareness and protection. The individuals who appear on this notification have been convicted of a sex offense. Further, their criminal history places them in a classification level which reflects the potential to re-offend.

Justin R. Rathke (29 YOA) was released from prison on February 17, 2015. After his release he resided at the Washington County Jail while attempting to locate a residence and employment. He is now employed and starting August 12th 2015 he will reside at 1725 CTH NN in the Town of Jackson. Rathke was convicted of 1 count of 948.02(2) – 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child in Washington County in January 2008 and 1 count of 948.02(2) – 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child in Washington County in February 2009. Rathke will be on extended supervision until May 2019 and will be monitored closely by WI-DOC Division of Community Corrections agents. Rathke will have numerous rules and restrictions to follow including a lifetime, live tracking GPS unit to be worn at all times. The victims in these cases were female juveniles, familiar with Rathke.

Eric A. Moffatt (44 YOA) was released from prison on August 11th 2015. Starting August 12th 2015 he too will reside at 1725 CTH NN in the Town of Jackson. Moffatt was convicted of 2 counts of 948.11(2) (a) – Expose Child To Harmful Material in Manitowoc County in February 2001 and 3 counts of 948.11(2) (a) – Expose Child To Harmful Material in Washington County in June 2007. Moffatt will be on extended supervision for an extended period of time and will be monitored closely by WI-DOC Division of Community Corrections agents. Moffatt will have numerous rules and restrictions to follow including a lifetime, live tracking GPS unit to be worn at all times. The victims in these cases were male juveniles, either familiar with Moffatt himself or familiar with friends of Moffatt. They were NOT unknown to him.

The residence of 1725 CTH NN in the Town of Jackson is currently being leased by WI-DOC and placement of individuals at this residence are determined by WI-DOC. The residence has occupancy for six individuals.

These sex offenders have served the prison sentence imposed on them by the courts. They are NOT wanted by law enforcement at this time. This notification is not intended to increase fear, but rather it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public. Sex offenders have always lived in our communities; but it was not until the Sex Offender Registration and Community Notification Law was enacted that law enforcement was able to share this information with the community. More information and many general questions about community notification and sex offenders can be answered by going to the following website listed below: http://offender.doc.state.wi.us/public/faq

 

Justin R Rathke: 29 YOA / White/Male  5'11"/150   Brown/Brown
Eric A Moffatt: 44 YOA / White/Male   5'9"/168   Bald/Blue

 

Questions: Probation/Parole Agent Jessica Latzl at 262-335-5671, Sex Offender Registration Specialist Gina Carney at 414-777-0540 or Sgt. Ryan Herman at 262-335-4394.

 


 

PRESS RELEASE 

Date:          August 4, 2015                                                                                          Case:         14-32079 House Fire/Town of West Bend                                       Authority:  Lt Robert Konstanz

A 26 year old Milwaukee woman has been charged in connection to a house fire that occurred at 5484 Peninsula Drive in the Town of West Bend on September 7, 2014. The investigation revealed that the fire was intentionally set as an act of revenge and the suspect was known to the homeowner.

Roneshia Lekisha North was charged with 2 counts of first degree reckless endangering safety as well as arson of a building. North is scheduled to make a court appearance on August 21st in Washington County Circuit Court.

 


 

PRESS RELEASE

Date:          August 4, 2015                                                                               Case:         15-27221                                                                                                 Authority:  Lt. Martin Schulteis

A 22 year-old registered sex offender was taken into custody for violating his release rules as a result of a suspicious vehicle investigation that revealed he had unsupervised contact with a 17 year-old City of West Bend girl. On Friday July 31, 2015 the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in the 4400 block of State Highway 60 in the Town of Polk. The reporting party advised the vehicle appeared to be parked in an effort to conceal it in a wooded area. This property is located near the residence of Alex J Hoffman, who is a recently released sex offender. The initial time of call was about 10:40 p.m.

The license plate on the suspicious vehicle listed to a 44 year-old female from the City of West Bend. The Sheriff’s Office attempted contact at the registered owner of the vehicle by several different methods without immediate success. Deputies also attempted to make contact with the registered sex offender without success. At about 4 a.m., deputies were able to make phone contact with the registered owner of the car who stated the vehicle should be in the possession of her 17 year-old daughter. According to the mother, the daughter should have been at work in the City of West Bend. Attempts to make contact with the daughter were then initiated and it was determined she was on her way back home to the City of West Bend. Deputies then interviewed the 17 year-old female who acknowledged she had been at the home of Alex J. Hoffmann.

Contact was subsequently made with Wisconsin Probation and Parole and a warrant was issued for Mr. Hoffman for violating his electronic monitoring rules relating to having contact with minors. On Saturday August 1, 2015 at 6:15 a.m. deputies were able to make contact with Mr. Hoffman at his residence. He was taken into custody and he remains in custody at the Washington County Jail.

Evidence was collected at the scene and the case continues to be investigated by detectives for further criminal charges on the sex offender and to determine the exact nature of the contact.

On July 16, 2015 the Washington County Sheriff’s Office released information pursuant to WI Statute 301.46(2m) which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s release when, in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety awareness and protection. The press release indicated that Alex J. Hoffmann was released from prison on July 21, 2015 and residing at 4452 STH 60 in the Township of Polk with a family member. Hoffmann was convicted of 2nd Degree Sexual Assault of a Child in Washington County on 11/03/2010. While on bail for the previous case, Hoffmann had sexual contact with another underage subject and as a result he was convicted on one count of Felony Bail Jumping as well. Hoffman will be on supervision with the Department of Corrections into 2026.

 


 

PRESS RELEASE

Date:        August 4, 2015                                                                                             Case:       15-27241-stabbing case                                                                         Authority: Lt Robert Konstanz

A 37 year old Hispanic immigrant worker was charged with 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety and disorderly conduct after an incident that occurred in the early morning hours of August 1, 2015 at a 760 CTY H in the Town of Farmington.

Roberto Castillo-Noyola, a resident of the Town of Farmington stabbed another resident of the house where the farm workers reside. The investigation revealed there may have been a disagreement over the belief that the male victim had stolen money and beer from Castillo-Noyola.

Castillo-Noyola is alleged to grab a kitchen knife and stab the victim multiple times. The male victim was able to run from the residence and call 911 on his cell phone. The victim was transferred to Froedert hospital for treatment and is expected to survive.

Castillo-Noyola remains jailed with a $20,000 bond. His next court appearance is scheduled for August 17, 2015.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by police translators from the West Bend Police Department and the Town of Brookfield Police Department.

 

 

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