The Journal Times from Racine, Wisconsin on June 1, 1983 · 4
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The Journal Times from Racine, Wisconsin · 4

Racine, Wisconsin
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Wednesday, June 1, 1983
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4A the Journal Times. Wednesday, June 1, 1983 Racine. Wis. Testimony resumes in SVlaytfield case By Kevin Kraft of the Journal Times He hasn't appeared before the Racine Police and Fire Commission, but Bobby J. Nunn is the main topic of testimony at a hearing for 'Suspended Racine policeman Floyd ,'Mayfield. ; Nunn, who was wired with a body .'microphone on several occasions as he worked for Racine police to sell allegedly stolen property to May-! field, is Police Chief James Car-Jvino's key witness against Mayfield. Mayfield, 47, a 17-year police vet-ieran, was suspended with pay ; March 17 after Carvino filed administrative charge? accusing Mayfield jof baying and selling stolen proper-jtyfselling marijuana, attempting to ibuy food stamps and falsifying re-Jports. j Mayfield has not been charged in .court with any crimes. J The second session' of a hearing onto the case began Tuesday night Jwith Theodore Harris, Mayfield's attorney, questioning Sgt. Daniel Petersen, who heads the police department's Anti-fencing Unit. A fence is someone who buys and sells stolen property, and the unit was created last year to crack down on such people. ' It was Peterson and his officers who heard through informants that Mayfield allegedly was dealing in stolen property. It was disclosed during questioning Tuesday that in the nine-month investigation: The Racine Police Department paid Nunn, a convicted felon and career criminal under the department's system of assigning points for crimes, $700 cash for his help. Nunn is Mayfield's cousin. The Racine Police Department now is paying $135 a week rent to, harbor Nunn in protective custody. They also are allowing him $15 a day for food. Petersen said there had been indirect threats on Nunn's safety since his role in the investigation was revealed. The FBI paid Nunn's rent for about three months at a furnished apartment on Layard Avenue. While -Nunn was living there, Petersen testified, friends and associates of Nunn's stole the furniture and sold Three finalists in Caledonia Caledonia's acting police chief jand Mount Pleasant's police chief are among three finalists from 47 (applicants for the chief's job in (Caledonia. i The Caledonia Town Board has 'set a special meeting for 5 p.m. Fri-'day to pick a chief. ! Sgt. Phillip Stanton has been acting chief since February, when 'Gerd Hodermann quit to take a job I in Fox Point ; Stanton, 38, has been on the Caledonia department since 1978. He I worked from 1967 to 1977 at the Milwaukee Police Department, then lleft law enforcement for a short ; while before being hired in Caledo-ni4. Stanton has a degree in crimi-', nal justice and is working on a master's degree in management. He is . married and has two children. James Majdoch, 33, Mount Pleasant Police Chief since 1980, worked from 1972 to 1976 at the Greendale Police Department, then in 1976 became police chief in the Village of Black Creek. He has a two-year associate degree in police science and has three years of credit towards a bachelor's degree. He is married and has three children. The other, finalist is a lieutenant of operations at the Muskego Police Department, John R. Johnson, 36, who started with the Muskego department in 1970. He has a degree in ..criminal justice and attended the FBI Academy. He is married and has two children. The Caledonia Police Department has 17 sworn officers and four dispatchers. The job pays between $27,500 and $32,000. . it. Petersen denied Nunn had stolen the furniture and sold it, or that Nunn gained from the sale. Police later recovered the stolen furniture from various locations. Nunn had pending charges of burglary, theft by fraud and two counts of shoplifting dismissed in December. Petersen said police asked that the shoplifting charges be dismissed in exchange for Nunn's cooperation. He said they did not request the burglary charge be dismissed and that it was dismissed for an entirely different reason- In an affidavit, Nunn says his motivation for helping were indications by Racine police that they would help him with charges pending against him. Racine police bought about $700 worth of tape, players which they gave to Nunn to sell as stolen property to Mayfield. Mayfield allegedly paid $100 for the items, which Petersen testified police have not seen since Mayfield allegedly bought them. Nunn may purposely have tried to disrupt a lie detector test he was given in March in Kenosha. Accord- . ing to a statement made by the polygraph examiner, Nunn .continually fidgeted in the chair while being asked questions about the truthfullness of information be was ' giving police, j The examiner, A' Kenosha police officer, sad he had asked Nunn to sit still, but Nunn "... engaged in acts of purposeful noncooperation Harris said Tuesday the sales of stolen items to Mayfield were couched with offers of sex by a female informant, Mary Klopstein, 26, of Kenosha, who testified for about 30 minutes Tuesday. The hearing will resume at 7 p.m. June 14 with further questioning of Klopstein. Klopstien said she was a registered informant for Racine police and . had been called by a member of the Anti-fencing unit to assist them. Klopstein said she posed as Nunn's girlfriend who had access to a hijacked truck of stereo equipment stashed in Kenosha. Transcripts of tape recorded conversations between the three indicate that Mayfield may have been interested in having sexual relations with Klopstein, and that Nunn said Mayfield would have to first buy the property. Peterson disagreed when Harris asked if that did not amount to inducement and entrapment. Mayfield eventually paid $25 for a $300 car stereo, Petersen testified. About a month and half later, May-field allegedly bought another tape player for $75, Petersen said. , Railroad right of. way bought by local group After about seven months of negotiations, an offer by Railroad Properties Associates to buy about six miles of abandoned Milwaukee Road right of way has been accepted. ' Railroad Properties Associates was notified today that its $755,000 . offer for railroad property from Willow Road in Mount Pleasant to Main Street in Downtown Racine was approved, said Lanford Jorgen-sen of the Downtown Racine Development Corp. , The downtown corporation and Racine Area Manufacturers and Commerce joined to form Railroad Properties Associates. Jorgenseh said Railroad Properties Associates now must complete its sales agreements with about 30 different companies along the tracks, which have agreed to buy parcels. r In all, about 78 acres of land will be purchased from the railroad. Most of that will be sold to the adjacent landowners, Jorgensen said. Azerian & Sons marina, 800 Water St., and Pugh's Peerless Marina, 1001 Michigan Blvd., have formed a partnership and plan a marina development on the right of way between Water Street and the State Street bridge, Jorgensen said. All but about a half-mile of the estimated 9.7 miles of track (some areas have double tracks) will be removed, Jorgensen said. The remaining half-mile will be used by Western Publishing, which, has said it needs use of the track for its expanded business. A spur line is proposed to connect the half-mile of Milwaukee Road track with the Chh cago & Northwestern tracks. The Racine City Council's public works and services committee Tuesday amended its application for funds to repair the 6th Street viaduct to conform with that plan. Public Works Commissioner Fred Larson said today the original application called for filling in the railroad cut and building a road across the fill. "But now we have authorized inviting engineering for reconstruction of the viaduct with a passage' for the railroad track," Larson said; Under the federal hazardous bridge program, 80 percent of costs of the construction would be provided by federal funds. Hccino man arrested after stabbing Woman abducted, raped A 23-year-old Sturtevant woman was abducted, in Downtown Racine Tuesday morning and raped, Racine police said. The woman, on her way to the Racine County Courthouse, told police she parked her car in the 800 block of Wisconsin Avenue and was about to get but of it when a man opened the car door and forced his way in. He told the woman to lie on the seat as he drove for about five minutes before parking the car, she said, then they walked to a garage that may have been near a vacant, boarded home. The man bound the woman's hands and raped her, she said; after the attack, he bound her feet and gagged her with her bra before fleeing in her car. Police said they found the car about noon in the 1000 block of Birch Street. The woman was able to free herself and she ran into the street, hailing the first car that came by, police said. The driver wanted to take her to the police department, but she had him drive her to her" mother's home, according to police. Police said the woman did not know the location of the garage. 'One man is hospitalized and art-other was arrested on a charge of attempted murder after a stabbing in Racine Tuesday night. Nathan Shaw, 22, of 813 Hamilton St., was reported in fair condition today at St. Luke's Hospital with a stab wound to the upper right chest. Police arrested Donald K. Thomp-kins, 25, of 953 Hamilton St. Police said Shaw and witnesses told them Thompkins arrived at Shaw's home about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday and demanded his tennis shoes, which he accused Shaw of stealing. The two men began arguing and Thompkins pulled a butcher knife out of his waistband and began waving it, police said witnesses told them. Several women said they fled with children to other rooms as Thompkins left through the back door, waving the knife and breaking a window on his way out, according to police. Police said Shaw chased Thompkins down the street with a board until the two stopped and stood facing each other. Police said James Hunter, 28, of 1131 Douglas Ave,, arrived and he and Shaw tried to disarm Thompkins. Thompkins stabbed Shaw during the struggle, then fled and Shaw stumbled back to his home, where he collapsed on the front porch, police said they were told. Thompkins was arrested a short while later walking with a friend in the 1200 block of Superior Street, according to police. : Parkside gets contracts ;f6r Indian research ; Research contracts of $102,000 have been awarded to the University of Wisconsin-Parkside to I study potential effects of proposed development ; projects on American Indian tribes. . A contract of $72,000 to Parkside's Applied ; Urban Field School involves the study of potential 'effects of planned power line construction on '4ubes in Utah and Nevada. Parkside anthropologist Richard Stoffle is talking with Indians to determine effects the construction could have on religious beliefs, sacred sites, and plant and animal life important to Indian culture. The study is supported by Applied Conservation Technology, Inc., of Fullerton, Calif., which is directing the research for Intermountain Power Agency. The agency plans to build power lines 4tom western Utah to Los Angeles. - "A $30,000 contract, also to the Applied Urban 'Field School, calls for studying the impact of a ! proposed expansion of the Army's military training site at Fort Carson, Colo., on seven Indian tribes. ! Parkside is taking applications from students who want to spend a five-week field course assist- ing with the Colorado study. The course is worth i six credits. Bridge work starts I WorF started Tuesday in Caledonia on recon-1 struction of the Root River bridge on Nicholson ' Road at the Milwaukee County Line. The work will include removal of the existing : structure, construction of a concrete slab struc-; ture, reconstruction of about 400 feet of Nicholson ' Road on each side of the bridge and reconstruc-J tion of 350 feet of County Line Road, according to Leo Schuster of the Wisconsin Department of ! Transportation. Nicholson Road and the County Line Road will i be closed during construction, with access only to J residents. It is anticipated the roads will be re- opened Sept. 1. 1 The state project is being done by Lunda Con- struction Company of Black River Falls at an es- timated cost of $352,272. Financing will be shared ', 75 percent by the federal government and 25 per-; cent by Oak Creek. i : Health fair this Sunday ; St. Mary's Medical Center is planning a "Wish- ing You Well"( health fair Sunday noon to 5 p.m. ; A Fun-Run of one to six miles starts at.ll a.m. ; in front of the hospital. Free blood pressure, blood sugar, eye and hear-; ing, blood typing, pulmonary function, body fat ' analysis, oral cancer, posture and foot tests will ', be available. Health booths and demonstrations ; also are planned. r ! Mail service added ; The Racine Post Office opened a new postal contract station today at the North Side Bank of Caledonia at Highway 31 and 6 Mile Road. 1 The station provides all postal service except I money orders and all mail except foreign parcels. . ; The station will be open during banking hours, 8:30 a m to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8: ; 30 to 6 p.m Friday and 8:30 to noon Saturday. i '. DNR sets Honey Creek hearing ! A public hearing to guide the Department of ; Natural Resources in development of a 10-year i master plan for a wildlife area at Honey Creek, a j 985-acre parcel in western Racine County, is set : for June 9 at 7 p.m. at the Rochester Town Hall. $fntncm1 for frtiri ; A federal judge Tuesday sentenced a Lincoln . Park, Mich., man to 2'2-years in prison on a wire ! fraud charge for allegedly bilking a Lake Geneva businessman out of $4,200 worth of stereo equip-i menU J Judge Terence Evans ordered Simon T. Warner 1 Jr., 40, to serve at least six months in prison be-" ; fore becoming eligiWe for parole. 9 , ekoim9 Wiy IJttaCg wmmrm r Nil SEMI-ANNUAL 00000000000000X 'AFT FAIR R RED HEART "Wintuk" YARN Solid or varigated colors Reg. S1.69 Sal Special orders available on Yarn 1 ALL SPRING & SUMMER BABY BONNETS OFF ALL SWIMMING POOLS Saturday June 4 From 10A.M.-4 P.M. Sunday June 5 From 11A.M.-3P.IVI. 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