RACINE, WI– Two people were charged by the Racine County District Attorney's Office with arson after they set the COP House on fire during a riot. The occurrencehappened early Monday morning after a confrontation with the Racine Police Department. Justin Hernandez, 25, of Kenosha, and Kylie Gelmi, 20, of Mount Pleasant, were both charged with arson of a building without owner's permission and burglary-building or dwelling. Both charges carry a modifier of being a celebration to a criminal offense. If founded guilty, Hernandez and Gelmi both confront 52 years, 6 months in jail and/or fines as much as$125,000. Numerous protesters set the COP House on Villa Street on
fire early Monday early morning. The Racine County District Attorney's Office also charged Gelmi with felony bail jumping. Details about COP House fire Several protesters set the COP House on Villa Street on fire early Monday morning. According to the criminal grievance, authorities were contacted us to investigate a fire on Monday at the Thelma Orr Community Policing House(COP),
Department and Wisconsin Department of Corrections. The first-floor intake space had comprehensive damage near the west rear door. A private investigator with the Racine Fire Department reported evidence of “charring that was consistent with an incendiary occasion related to a liquid fire accelerant.”Detectives found videos
of the event on a social networks website. They saw Hernandez at the back of the structure. He said,”On the one in charge, just lit that(curse)on fire,(curse )the authorities,””We done scorched this( curse)down(racial slur ),(curse )these (racial slur).