Man allegedly threatens driver with gun

DOVER — A Dover man is facing charges after allegedly pulling a gun on people who had pulled into his driveway.

Justin R. Stocks, 18, of the 27000 block of Washington Avenue, is charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct with the use of a dangerous weapon.

According to the criminal complaint: At 4:43 p.m. Thursday, the Racine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call referencing a man with a gun. The deputy spoke with a caller who said he was traveling east on Washington Avenue (Highway 20) when an older, black Ford pickup truck reportedly pulled quickly into a driveway, kicking up rocks onto the caller’s vehicle and doing some damage in the process.

When the caller pulled into the driveway to talk the truck’s driver, an occupant from the house, reportedly Stocks, came out and allegedly began yelling profanity, telling the driver to get off of his property.

When the caller tried to explain what had happened, Stocks reportedly walked back into the home, returned with a shotgun in hand, allegedly aimed it in the direction of the caller and his passengers and cocked the trigger.

If convicted, Stocks could face a maximum prison term of 90 days and a fine of up $1,000. He has a pretrial conference scheduled for Jan. 4 at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center.

Stolen vehicle crashed, shot fired at witness

RACINE — Police are investigating an incident in which a vehicle was stolen and crashed, and a witness of the crash was shot at.

At 8:30 p.m. Thursday, the Racine Police Department responded to the 700 block of Belmont Avenue for a shots-fired call and car crash, according to Racine Police Sgt. Adam Malacara.

Belmont Avenue is located north of Kinzie Avenue and Calvary Cemetery and west of Chicago Street.

Officers learned a Dodge Durango had been stolen from the 2400 block of Thor Avenue. The vehicle crashed not long after, a short distance away, Malacara said.

The offenders then reportedly ran from the vehicle and fired a gun at a witness of the crash.

No one was injured or struck in the shooting or crash. The investigation is ongoing and no one had been apprehended as of Friday afternoon, Malacara said.

Journal Times staff

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