UPDATE: It appears that Karl Lindquist may be in violation of the City of Kenosha’s sex offender ordinance, which was enacted on July 18, 2008, by living at 3902 Sheridan Road. Here’s the pertinent section from Chapter 11 of the City of Kenosha’s ordinances:
C. Sexual Offender And Sexual Predator Residence; Prohibitions and Exceptions.
1. Prohibited Location of Residence. is not required to register under Sections 301.45
a. It is unlawful for any Designated Offender not placed pursuant to Department of Corrections (DOC) guidelines (whereby Designated Offenders are returned to their home community) to establish a Permanent Residence or Temporary Residence within two thousand five hundred (2,500’) feet of a Prohibited Location.
D. Property Owners Prohibited From Renting Real Property To Certain Sexual Sexual Predators.
It shall be unlawful for any property owner to lease or rent any place, structure, mobile home, trailer or any part thereof, with the knowledge that it will be used as a Permanent Residence or Temporary Residence by any person prohibited from establishing a Permanent Residence or Temporary Residence therein pursuant to this Ordinance, if such place, structure, or mobile home, trailer or any part thereof, is located within a Prohibited Location zone as defined in Section 11.033 B.
According to Sec. 6 of the Kenosha sex offender ordinance, a “Prohibited Location” is defined as “any school property, licensed daycare center, park, trail, playground, place of worship, or any other place
designated by the City as a place where children are known to congregate.”
According to my calculations, the residence located at 3902 Sheridan Road in Kenosha is just a shade over 1,000 feet from Washington Middle School, putting it right in the middle of a prohibited location zone, as defined by Kenosha’s ordinance.
During an appearance on Wisconsin Public Radio, Republican State Senate candidate Jonathan Steitz (pictured, left) discussed how as his family grew, they outgrew their house, but the market was too bad to sell the house. Steitz mentioned that he had to rent out his old house and began renting a bigger place in Pleasant Prairie.
The house Jonathan Steitz and his family outgrew is located at 3902 Sheridan Road in Kenosha, at least according to the City of Kenosha Assesor’s property database search, which lists the property at 3902 Sheridan Road in Kenosha as being owned by Jonathan R. and Kelli A. Steitz of Pleasant Prairie.
Now here’s where Jonathan Steitz’s story gets really interesting.
The property owned by Jonathan Steitz and his wife at 3902 Sheridan Road in Kenosha is currently occupied by Karl Lindquist.
Who’s Karl Lindquist? Well, according to the State of Minnesota sex offender registry, he’s a registered sex offender, and according to the Wisconsin Circuit Court Access system, Lindquist listed the address at 3902 Sheridan Road in Kenosha as his residence for his pending criminal case, having been charged with Sex Offender-Fail/Update Information.
According to the Minnesota Predatory Offender Registration program (see image below), Karl Lindquist is listed as living on Sheridan Road in Kenosha, and he’s also listed as being non-compliant with the State of Minnesota’s Predatory Offender Registration program.
In addition to him being a registered sex offender, Karl Lindquist has multiple convictions for Operating While Intoxicated here in Wisconsin, as well as having unpaid debts both here and in Minnesota that have resulted in court action against him. Oh and did I mention Lindquist was also convicted of Disorderly Conduct – Domestic Abuse in Marathon County in 2008?
The question I can’t help but ask is why Jonathan Steitz was willing to rent to someone with outstanding debts, a criminal history, and who is not only a registered sex offender, but who is also a NONCOMPLIANT registered sex offender? Was Jonathan Steitz too lazy to do a basic background check on his tenant, or worse, did he just not care about his tenant’s long history in court?
I’d love to hear Jonathan Steitz explain what went through his mind when he chose to rent his house to a noncompliant registered sex offender.