Stalking Case Continues for Sturtevant President Steve Jansen

Jansen is hoping for resolution next year in case involving Mount Pleasant woman.

The stalking case against Sturtevant Village President Steve Jansen is wending its way through the court system with possible resolution next year.

Jansen was charged last February and pleaded not guilty to one count of felony stalking, which carries a potential $10,000 fine and/or up to three years, six months in prison.

Since then, there have been status conferences on the case in Racine county courts. The next hearing will be Feb. 15, 2013, a year after the original arrest.

Jansen said that he has complied with court requirements and hopes for a conclusion to the case next year. Jansen was ordered to have no contact with the woman he’s accused of stalking and to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.

Jansen said people have been supportive as the case continues.

“For the most part, people have been supportive. They know I’ve got a good heart,” he said.

According to the criminal complaint filed last spring, Jansen and the woman, who lives in Mount Pleasant, were dating but she broke it off in January 2011. After the break-up, emails and text messages from Jansen continued, despite several warnings from both the woman and police to stop.

In January 2012, the woman told police she feared for her safety and was afraid to leave her home to work in her yard or walk her dog. On Feb. 2, Jansen allegedly sent the victim another email with statements about insanity and the definition of insanity and how that might pertain to him. The email also included a link to a YouTube video.

When Mount Pleasant Police contacted Jansen on Feb. 5, the criminal complaint alleges, he admitted to sending emails, letters and leaving rambling messages for the victim on her voicemail but that he didn't really expect her to respond.

Jason November 26, 2012 at 11:30 PM
If he wasn't the town president this wouldn't even of had charges. What a waste of my tax dollars
Richard Head November 27, 2012 at 01:51 PM
Ummm... NO. "After the break-up, emails and text messages from Jansen continued, despite several warnings from both the woman and police to stop." If I recall correctly, I think even the Chief of Police had a talk with him. If people ask you to be left alone, you should leave them alone. The exact opposite is more likely - that Jansen was given a little more slack because he was the Village President. He's in this position because he made a poor choice.
Jason November 27, 2012 at 08:00 PM
Either way im sure the truth will come out.
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