BURLINGTON — A Burlington woman allegedly burned a man’s military clothing and lapel pins.
Maureen Kay Smith, 41, of the 300 block of Lewis Street, was charged with one count of arson of property other than a building and misdemeanor counts of criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct.
According to a criminal complaint:
On October 11, deputies from the Racine County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the 4300 block of Lake Street for burnt clothing that had been left on a tarp.
Upon arrival, deputies found children’s clothing, military uniforms, a melted box of military pins and burnt chipboard.
The owner of the items said they were worth around $500 and that Smith was the one who burned them. He said they were stored in his storage locker in the basement and only she had access to them.
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He said that the particle board was a project they were going to do together. He then provided text messages from Smith’s daughter saying “she’s gathering all your stuff. She will burn it.
On Monday, deputies drove to Smith’s residence and found chipboard matching the one burned in the backyard. They also saw a child’s clothing burned in the bed of his truck. She said all the burnt items were things she had provided to the man’s mother. She denied burning the items and said she would have burned all of her belongings instead of just part of it as alleged.
Smith received a signing bond of $5,000 in Racine County Circuit Court on Tuesday. A preliminary hearing will be held Nov. 3 at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center, according to online court records.
Mugshots: Racine County Criminal Complaints, October 18, 2022
Today’s Pictures: October 18
These are images of people charged with a crime in Racine County. Reservation photos are provided by Racine County law enforcement officials. An accused is presumed innocent unless proven guilty and convicted.
Michael John Allyn
Michael John Allyn1100 block of 12th Avenue, Union Grove, child neglect (no specified harm occurred).
Sara A. Allyn
Sara A. AllynMilwaukee, Wisconsin, child neglect (no specified harm occurred).
Daishaun L. Overstreet
Daishaun L. Overstreet2000 block of Racine Street, Racine, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of THC.
Timothy L. Rodgers
Timothy L. Rodgers1300 block of Oakes Road, Mount Pleasant, carrying a concealed weapon.
Cheyenne A. Roushia
Cheyenne A. Roushia800 block of Eagle House, Union Grove, criminal property damage, misdemeanor bail jump.
Maureen Kay Smith
Maureen Kay Smith300 block of Lewis Street, Burlington, Arson of property other than a building, Criminal damage to property (domestic violence ratings), Disorderly conduct (domestic violence ratings).
Elijah J. Huelsbeck
Elijah J. Huelsbeck1200 block of Blake Ave, Racine, driver of vehicle flees/avoids officer resulting in grievous bodily harm, obstructing officer, possession of THC.