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Stolen horses and goats in Wisconsin - HORSES RECOVERED

Below is correspondence from the owners of these horses and goats.  Read and learn for about how theft affects the victims and how the courts system handles this case.  Thank you Cindy for your lessons told below.

We are trying to find the results of the court case so we can tell the rest of the story.


Subj: Stolen Horse and Goat Update 
Date: 9/17/2002 11:43:46 AM Eastern Standard Time 
From: cindybart@hotmail.com  

F.Y.I.
Robert Smouse is scheduled for sentencing on Oct. 2, 2002 at the Kenosha County Courthouse 912-56th Street, Kenosha at 10:30AM room 100.  Also, Andrew Kocher has an arraignment scheduled on Oct 2 at 8:45 AM room 117.  The two of them will also face charges in Jasper County, Indiana for the theft of the three horses stolen there.

Unfortunately, the vicious suffocation death of our little pet goat Biliene was done in another county, and we have yet to find out what county it was done in.

Any support will be greatly appreciated! 
Thank you,
Cindy Bart

►The aforementioned men of interest are a part of public records.  See online records by clicking names above or links below.  

State of Wisconsin vs. Andrew T Kocher      State of Wisconsin vs. Robert M Smouse
Kenosha County Case Number 2002CF000570 Kenosha County Case Number 2002CF000379

Subj: Suggestions 
Date: 9/27/2002 12:08:35 PM Eastern Standard Time 
From: cindybart@hotmail.com  

Hi Debi,

Thank you for keeping me up to date on any missing horses. We are going to be in court again on Oct. 2 for the sentencing of one of the thieves of our ponies. Whenever I receive info from you, I make sure I forward in to as many people as I can including state Government, media and other animal welfare agencies. 

My question is, what more can be done to help raise awareness of this ongoing problem??? And what can be done to help enforce stronger laws for the people who do this. The asst. DA that handled our case admittedly screwed up and made a plea bargain, but his stupidity and apologies don't help us. He just took this to lightheartedly, you know, (there only animals) attitude. Until he saw me break down and realized they are part of the family. Any suggestions.

 I'm not afraid to continue pursuing this matter, whatever the outcome is of our case. We found that in Indiana, the killing of our goat and animal abuse is only a misdemeanor. Where here in WI., it is a felony. I am getting quite an education of the legal system thru all of this, maybe I can put it to good use!

Thanks, Cindy Bart


Subj: Stolen Horse and Goat Update 
Date: 4/10/2002 12:57:16 PM Eastern Standard Time 
From: cindybart@hotmail.com

The horses were found in Ky. But the goat is still missing! There is one person in custody and a warrant will be issued for the other one. We don't know how many were involved.


Subj: Alert info 
Date: 5/24/2002 11:02:43 AM Eastern Standard Time 
From: cindybart@hotmail.com  

Debi Metcalf,

Thank you for keeping me updated on alerts. I have forwarded the information on to some of the contacts I had during our recent theft. Just to update you on our situation. The ponies seem to be improving each day. Our goat was suffocated to death in Indiana, and only one of the thieves has been to court where a deal of 1 count of theft, will be his only charge. We plan on fighting that! The other thief will appear in court June 20th for the first time.
Thank you,
Cindy Bart



The following information was submitted to http://dmetcalfe.homestead.com/stolenhorsereportform.html:

Date: Sat Apr 06 2002  Time: 09:14:38 

LAW ENFORCEMENT INFO: WHAT STEPS HAVE YOU TAKEN IN YOUR SEARCH? WHO 
HAVE YOU CONTACTED? (EX: newspapers, magazines, websites) Police report, Flyers, 
phone calls, emails, newspaper, television media, 

1: identifiable characteristics: (brands, tattoos, scars, color markings, body markings, attitude, etc.) Paint Black & White Gelding, Shetland Pony Dk Bay Mare Pygmy Goat White Female

2: HOW WAS HORSE STOLEN?: From stalls in the middle of the night

3: OTHER INFORMATION: No photo on Shetland

4: HOW DID YOU FIND OUT ABOUT OUR WEBSITE?: 
Received info email

12: DO YOU HAVE A FLYER?: Yes

13: DO YOU HAVE PICTURES OF HORSE?:

14: WEBSITE URL OF HORSE:

15: CELL PHONE:262-705-7367

16: FAX NUMBER:

17: EMAIL: cindybart@hotmail.com

19: OFFICERS NAME: John Tracy

1: OWNER'S NAME: Cindy Bart

20: INVESTIGATING POLICE DEPARTMENT: Kenosha Co. Wisconsin

21: CITY: Kenosha

22: COUNTY: Kenosha

23: STATE: Wisconsin

24: PHONE NUMBER:22-605-1053

25: DATE OF THEFT:4/1/02

26: CASE NUMBER:

27: CITY OF THEFT: Bristol

28: COUNTY: Kenosha

29: STATE: Wi

30: AGE:

31: OTHER:

3: CITY: Bristol

4: STATE: Wi

5: ZIP CODE:53104

6: PHONE Number: 414-318-2223

7: BREED: Miniature, Shetland, Goat


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