Sex offenders arrested during Halloween sweep

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Kevin Hoffman
Friday, November 4, 2011
— Two Lake Geneva registered sex offenders are expected to face charges because they weren't home during trick-or-treating hours on Halloween, according to the Walworth County Sheriff's Office.

Michael A. Krerowicz, 18, and Michael Snodie, 31, likely will be charged with violating the terms of their supervision. The sheriff's office sex offender registry team along with probation and parole agents conducted 101 home visits during "Operation Trick or Treat" from Oct. 29 to 31.

Krerowicz and Snodie were arrested at their homes after trick-or-treating hours were over. Capt. Scott McClory said a third man later turned himself in after door-to-door checks found he was registered under a false address. He said the man's name was not immediately available.

McClory said he didn't know where Krerowicz and Snodie were during trick-or-treating, but registered sex offenders are required to be home during that time. They're also required to post signs outside their homes letting children know they're not participating in trick-or-treating. Sex offenders can't turn on porch lights or hang decorations, McClory said.

Krerowicz in July was sentenced to six months in jail after pleading guilty to fourth-degree sexual assault and lewd or lascivious behavior. Snodie in 2003 was found guilty of repeated sexual assault of a child and placed on 10 years of probation, according to online court records.

Authorities are not able to make holiday visits to all registered sex offenders in Walworth County, but McClory said they compile a list of those who are "the biggest threat to the community as it relates to children."

Police from Whitewater, Elkhorn, Linn, Lake Geneva, Delavan Township and Darien assisted the sheriff's office in the operation.

Last updated: 6:59 pm Thursday, December 13, 2012

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