UPDATE: Racine Police captured Juan Servantez Thursday night at 7:20 p.m. near 700B Yout St.
Police said a citizen responding to media reports called and provided information to the Crimestoppers hotline, telling where he could be found. A team effort including members of SIU, COP, and 2nd Shift Patrol was monitoring the suspect location at 823 Hagerer St when Servantez was observed leaving the home and entering a vehicle.
The vehicle was stopped by officers, and Servantez fled on foot and was captured. Servantez was arrested for the original outstanding warrants as well as fresh charges that include possession of cocaine with intent to deliver within 1000 feet of a school, possession of THC and resisting/obstructing
The Racine Police Department is asking for help locating Juan A. Servantez, 36, who is accused of assaulting and stalking his estranged wife.
Police also say he has threatened the life of a Racine Police Officer as well as the investigator following up on recent incidents.
Servantez is Hispanic, approximately 5’9”, 215 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Servantez is allegedly a cocaine dealer, a member of the Latin Kings gang and known to carry a handgun. His record includes weapons violations, criminal trespass, battery, resisting/obstructing officers, recklessly endangering safety and narcotics violations. Current warrants for Servantez include felony bail jumping.
Servantez is accused of battering and stalking his wife, threatening to kill her and texting that he "would go out with a bang and make sure nobody forgets." Police say he confronted his estranged wife at Family Video on Lathrop Avenue, and punched her in the face several times in front of witnesses. Police say he has no permanent address and sometimes stays with friends and family members in the city who are aware of his actions and are providing him rides and shelter -- and who could be charged with assisting his criminal activities.
Police say they are looking for assistance, but "we do not expect nor want citizens to approach Servantez directly. Should anybody spot Servantez, immediately call the Racine Police Department at 262-635-7700 and relay where he has been located, so that officers can be sent." Tips can be forwarded through the Crimestoppers website, phone (262-636-9330), or by texting to CRIMES (274637) and referring to Tipsoft I.D.# TIP417 with your text message.