GENEVA – A Missouri man was charged with disorderly conduct in connection with threats made against employees at two stores on Third Street in Geneva.
Alex M. Westermann, 21, of the 1400 block of Sugar Green Lane, Pacific, Mo., was charged Sept. 1 with two counts of disorderly conduct.
According to the charging documents, Westermann walked into The Royal Wren, 11 S. Third St., past the front counter and began pulling on doors. When the employee spoke with him, he stared at her menacingly and said, “I own this building and you will be sorry,” in such a way as to disturb her and provoke a breach of the peace.
According to the charging documents, Westermann then walked to Haven Interiors Studio, 15 S. Third St., and asked to use the restroom. But when he was told the restrooms were not for public use, he stated, “I own this building and when I come back, I am going to beat you up so bad you will be sorry,” in such a way as to alarm the employee and provoke a breach of the peace.
The employee at Haven Interiors called police at 12:40 p.m. Aug. 31 because of what Westermann said to her, reports stated.
Police found Westermann inside the All Chocolate Kitchen, 33 S. Third St., where he did not recall asking to use the restroom, nor any conversations, reports stated.
Westermann said he was, “Living his life but was restricted because he has to be himself,” reports stated.
Westermann is being held in the Kane County jail on $4,000 bond that was set. He would have to post $400 bail or 10% of the bond that was set in order to be released.
The Class C misdemeanor charges against Westermann are punishable by up to 30 days in jail and fines of up to $1,500, if convicted.
Westermann was ordered not to go to 11 S. Third St. or 15 S. Third St. and to have no contact with either employee, court records show.
Westermann is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 10.