UPDATED: Kenosha man accused of threatening police ran illegal junkyard in Racine's Uptown

UPDATED: Kenosha man accused of threatening police ran illegal junkyard in Racine's Uptown

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KENOSHA — A man angry that vehicles were going to be towed from his property is alleged to have repeatedly threatened police.

Nevrus Aliu, 41, of Kenosha, was charged Tuesday with disorderly conduct and making a threat to a law officer, a felony.

According to a criminal complaint, the charges relate to an incident that occurred in April and a second incident in November. In the incident in the spring, officers went to Aliu’s Kenosha home in the 6000 block of 60th Avenue to follow up on citations issued for unregistered vehicles parked in his driveway, planning to tow at least one vehicle. Aliu is alleged to have called dispatchers, telling them to call ambulances for police and saying, “Get the officer off of my property before his head goes to pieces.”

He also threatened to drag a community service officer away by her hair.

In November, according to the complaint, Aliu told an officer he was speaking to about the citations that he had a right to use firearms if someone came on his property.

In addition, Aliu reportedly went to the municipal clerk’s office and said, “What do I have to do? Come back with a machine gun?”

Aliu was released with a signature bond.

Prior incident

In 2012, Aliu was fined for nearly $175,000 for illegally running a junkyard in Racine’s Uptown neighborhood.

Aliu was the owner-operator of the now-closed Tony’s Auto Sales & Service, 1323 Washington Ave. That property had reportedly stored 63 “nuisance vehicles” in addition to multiple leaking barrels of oil.

He had faced up to $759,515 in fines in that case.

Journal Times Reporter Adam Rogan contributed to this story.


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