KENOSHA — A seven-hour standoff Tuesday outside a Kenosha duplex at 52nd Street and 24th Avenue began after Kenosha Police spotted a vehicle outside the building that was associated with a man they were seeking on battery and weapon charges.
The man, a 29-year-old Racine resident who was released from prison in April, was being investigated for battering a woman in a domestic violence incident, said Lt. James Beller.
According to Beller, police also had information that the man had a 9mm handgun, that he may be in possession of an assault rifle and that he had made statements that indicated he could be a danger to himself or others.
Police believed the man was in the apartment. But after a seven-hour standoff that lasted until 10 p.m. Tuesday, a technical response team entered the building and found he was not inside.
Police identified the man as Vernon Walker.
Beller said Walker was later taken into custody at 12:49 a.m. during a traffic stop on the 4400 block of 30th Avenue. He was arrested without incident, Beller said.
Walker is in custody at Kenosha County Jail but has not yet been charged.
According to the jail roster, police are recommending charges of auto theft, battery-domestic violence, disorderly conduct, felon in possession of a firearm and operating a vehicle with a revoked driver’s license.
Today's mugshots: Aug. 5
These are images of people charged with a crime in Racine County. Booking photos are provided by Racine County law enforcement officials. A defendant is presumed innocent unless proven guilty and convicted.
Jmontae L. Bogan
Jmontae L. Bogan, 1100 block of Frederick Street, Racine, attempt first degree intentional homicide with use of a dangerous weapon, first degree recklessly endangering safety with use of a dangerous weapon, first degree reckless injury with use of a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm by a felon.
Gerald L. Cross
Gerald L. Cross, Milwaukee, failure to provide child support.
Robert W. Martinsen
Robert W. Martinsen, 700 block of Fox Lane, Waterford, attempting to flee or elude an officer, operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, obstructing an officer.
John Allyn, 1600 block of Taylor Avenue, Racine, resisting an officer, disorderly conduct.
Jameel L. Lomack
Jameel L. Lomack, 1900 block of Mead Street, Racine, resisting an officer.
Calvin A. McGowan
Calvin A. McGowan (a.k.a. Pappy), 1200 block of Douglas Avenue, Racine, disorderly conduct.
Jessica M. Nelson
Jessica M. Nelson, 2000 block of De Koven Avenue, Racine, misdemeanor retail theft (intentionally take equal to or less than $500).
Amber R. Nicolazzi
Amber R. Nicolazzi, 3600 block of West County Highway G, Caledonia, possession of THC, possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor bail jumping.
Nathan J. Romnek
Nathan J. Romnek, 2000 block of De Koven Avenue, Racine, misdemeanor battery, disorderly conduct, misdemeanor bail jumping.
John P. Torres Jr.
John P. Torres Jr., 1100 block of Grand Avenue, Racine, operate motor vehicle while revoked.