21 year-old man charged after approaching 3 victims in Rochester park

Nathaniel Aldrich-RCJ

Nathaniel Aldrich-RCJ

Nathaniel B. Aldrich, 21 of Waterford is facing three counts of Disorderly Conduct, one count of False Imprisonment, and one count of Resisting or Obstructing an Officer. He was given a $500 cash bond along with a $5,000 signature bond after making his initial appearance today in Racine Circuit Court.

According to the criminal complaint on Deputies with the Racine County Sheriff’s Office responded to Case Eagle Park, in the Village of Rochester on September 1,2015 and spoke with a victim who stated that a male party (later identified through a photo line up)approached her as she was running in the park. The victim described that the defendant was riding a bicycle and began swerving behind her. When the victim turned around, the defendant allegedly told her “Stop put your hands up”. The defendant told her again to “Stop with your hands up”. The victim noticed he was carrying rope in his hands that spanned the length of the handle bars. The victim ran from the scene and called police. Police reports state that other witnesses in the area saw the defendant on his bike but did not speak to him.

On September 2, 2015 the Racine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call to the bike path near the 400 blk of 6th Street in Waterford. The victim of this incident told police that she was walking home from school when the defendant (identified through a photo line up) approached her and told her to “Put your hands up”. She noticed his hand was in his sweatshirt and it appeared something was protruding forward and thought he may have been armed with a gun. The victim of this incident, ran as fast as she could away from the scene, injuring herself.

On September 12, 2015, Deputies with the Racine County Sheriff’s office responded to calls that the third victim had been at Case Eagle Park when a male party (later identified through a photo line up as the defendant) blocked her path on the bike path. According to the criminal complaint the defendant was aprox a foot away from the victim and pulled a rope out telling her to put her hands behind her back. The victim states that she yelled no, grabbed her cell phone to call police. Deputies responded to the area and found the defendant on his bicycle and also recovered rope not far from where the incident occurred.