Warsaw Police say that at around 5:45 p.m. July 27, Siamuel A. Stemen, 27, 722 E. LaPorte St., Plymouth, deliberately violated a protective order by stalking and ramming his wife’s vehicle on East Market Street in Warsaw.
Police say the incident began when Kathryn M. Stemen, 27, got off work around 5 p.m. and received a telephone call from her estranged husband, Siamuel A. Stemen, who said he watched her leave work and drive downtown. While downtown, Mr. Stemen drove by Kathryn and yelled at her almost striking her white Chevrolet Equinox.
Kathryn Stemen drove down Market Street near Bronson Street she observed Mr. Stemen’s vehicle, a grey Toyota Tacoma, drive up next to her and swerve into the driver’s side of her car. He rammed her vehicle two more times eventually forcing her off the road and into a yard before he drove away.
While Mrs. Stemen was speaking with police, her estranged husband called her cell phone, which was answered by a Warsaw Police officer who told Mr. Stemen to go to the Warsaw Police Department. Stemen responded by saying he called the wrong number.
Police tracked the cell phone and found it moving through Elkhart County. An attempt to locate the grey Toyota Tacoma and Stemen was sent out. Stemen was later located by the Edwardsburg, Mich., Police Department after having attempting to cut his wrists.
Edwardsburg Police advised that Stemen was intoxicated and was transported to a hospital in Dowagiac, Mich. Edwardsburg Police also located the Toyota Tacoma that showed damage consistent with the rammings that occurred in Warsaw.
After being treated, Stemen was transported to the Cass County Jail in Michigan and held on a temporary felony warrant. Warsaw Police are working with the Kosciusko County Prosecutor’s Office and have filed the following felony charges: domestic battery, criminal recklessness with a motor vehicle, criminal stalking, invasion of privacy, criminal mischief, and resisting law enforcement.The second incident Warsaw Police dealt with occurred on Sunday morning, July 29, at approximately 2:09 a.m. Central Dispatch received a 911 call from 502 S. Union St.
Upon arrival at that address, officers found a female in apartment No. 4 crying and holding an infant. Several other small children were also present.
As officers investigated, a male, identified as Rick L. Kensinger, 31, 502 S. Union St., Warsaw was found hiding in a closet.
Kensinger was found to have an active warrant out of Kosciusko County for felony domestic battery. Officers also located marijuana and a glass smoking pipe on Kensinger’s person.
The investigation found that Jaimie N. Albert, 22, of the same address, was battered and strangled twice by Kensinger after he had been drinking and they argued. Kensinger took and damaged Albert’s cell phone and threatened her if she called the police. Warsaw Police observed injuries to Albert’s face and neck.
Kensinger was booked into the Kosciusko County Jail on felony charges of domestic battery and strangulation. He was also charged with misdemeanor possession of marijuana, and interfering with the reporting of a crime. He was also served the warrants for his arrest.
Warsaw Police want to remind residents that Warsaw Police offers victim assistance for victims of violent crime and domestic violence. Victim services also exist to help victims through the reporting process as well as connecting them to other services within the community. Victim Assistance Coordinator Becky Anglin may be reached at 574-372-9539.