A man accused of stalking a Waupaca business woman early last month now faces two felony bail jumping charges and possession of a firearm while intoxicated.
John R. Kregenow, 62, Waupaca, appeared in Waupaca County Circuit Court on June 5 and was charged with stalking. Judge Philip Kirk set a $2,500 cash bail with the condition that Kregenow have no contact with the woman.
At the initial appearance, Assistant District Attorney James Fassbender requested that conditions of the bond include that Kregenow not be allowed to possess any weapons.
According to the criminal complaint, Kregenow told his counsel he did not have any weapons. Kirk agreed orally to the gun prohibition, but it was not included among the written conditions of the bond.
On June 16, Kregenow posted bail and was released. The following day, Judge Keith Steckbauer amended the conditions to prohibit Kregenow from contacting the victim’s husband or children. He also included the gun prohibition that had been ommitted from the bond documentation.
On the morning of Thursday, June 19, Sgts. Scott Lewis, Terry Wilz and James Gorman, with the Waupaca County Sheriff’s Office, went to Kregenow’s home on East Road in Dayton. They were concerned he might have weapons.
Kregenow allowed them into his home and showed them where he had 14 weapons under a blanket, the complaint says. He offered to give them the guns for safekeeping.
On the evening of Monday, June 23, Deputy Dan Lewinski and Sgt. Kevin Studzinski were dispatched to Kregenow’s home.
Kregenow’s daughter had called 911 after Kregenow called her and said he was on the floor, coughing up blood, the complaint says.
When they arrived, Studzinski and Lewinski reported finding Kregenow sitting on a chair on his dock with a .22-caliber rifle on his lap.
Kregenow told the officers he had forgotten that he had the rifle in his attic. He said he was outside with the gun because he had a small animal problem, the complaint says.
The deputies suspected Kregenow of drinking. A preliminary breath test indicated he had a 0.106 blood-alcohol level.
On June 30, Kregenow was charged for both incidents, and Steckbauer set a $1,000 cash bail for Kregenow’s release with the conditions that Kregenow abstain from alcohol and not possess any firearms.
On July 1, Steckbauer amended the bond to $500 cash bail with the same conditions.
On July 7, Steckbauer amended it to a $3,000 signature bond.