An alleged courting app predator linked to 2 demise investigations has been arrested within the kidnapping of an aged girl, officers mentioned.Timothy Luther Olson Jr., 52, was needed in a number of jurisdictions in Wisconsin after not less than three girls he met on courting apps allegedly fell unconscious, in response to a public warning by the Racine Police Division.
He’s additionally linked to the demise investigations of two girls: Kim Mikulance, 55, who handed out at a bar whereas on a date with Olson in South Milwaukee on Nov. 17 and died, and one other unnamed girl on Nov. 8. in Racine. The Mikulance case is a part of the three talked about by Racine police; it isn’t clear if the Nov. 8 fatality is as nicely.
Olson was in the end arrested Nov. 29 in reference to kidnapping a 79-year-old girl in Franklin six days prior.
He was charged with kidnapping, misappropriating ID data to acquire cash, two counts of housebreaking — all with elevated penalties because the sufferer is an aged individual — in addition to resisting a police officer, in response to Milwaukee County court docket data.
On Nov. 23, the 79-year-old girl was having drinks at Casa Di Giorgio, a restaurant bar she frequented, when Olson approached her going by the identify Mario and supplied her a drink, which she declined, in response to Franklin Police Chief Rick Oliva and a felony criticism.
When she left the bar, he approached her within the car parking zone, received into the passenger facet of her car and advised her “I’ve a gun, drive,” in response to the felony criticism. In one other interview with police, she mentioned he advised her “I gained’t hesitate to kill you.”
He held her “for a variety of hours,” Oliva mentioned at a information convention.
Through the kidnapping, he took her telephone, drove her to not less than one ATM and took her bank card, Oliva mentioned. He made $270 value of fraudulent purchases on that card, the felony criticism mentioned.
The sufferer advised police that Olson mentioned he wanted cash to purchase alcohol, requested for ache treatment, used her telephone to make calls to his drug seller and compelled her to drink whiskey, the criticism mentioned.
He mentioned he needed to go to her financial institution, however she mentioned the banks have been closed for the Thanksgiving vacation, per the submitting.
She was lastly in a position to flag down assist when he parked at a strip mall and exited the automotive and the sufferer waved her arms at a passerby, who referred to as police.
Cops looked for Olson for a number of days and eventually noticed him on Nov. 29 pushing a bicycle in Franklin. When officers approached him, he fled to a close-by condominium advanced. After a short wrestle, throughout which officers deployed a stun gun, he was taken into custody, Oliva mentioned.
On the day of his arrest, Oliva mentioned Olson was suspected to be concerned in two burglaries within the metropolis.
The aged sufferer was “very shook up” after the incident, however, “she was very relieved to listen to that we took him into custody,” Oliva mentioned.
He mentioned it’s “possible” that Olson has different victims in Franklin.
A string of dates gone incorrect
Olson appeared to focus on girls whereas on dates within the Milwaukee space.
Racine police mentioned in a Nov. 21 information launch that he focused not less than three girls within the space, together with the Nov. 17 incident by which Mikulance died.
Olson was the final individual to be current with Mikulance at a bar referred to as Powers on tenth Road in South Milwaukee earlier than she misplaced consciousness and later handed away at an area hospital, South Milwaukee Police mentioned.
Police in Racine needed to talk with Olson concerning a “comparable” incident of their jurisdiction.
Prosecutors mentioned Sunday at Olson’s first court docket look that he was additionally underneath investigation for a second demise in Racine that befell on Nov. 8, NBC affiliate TMJ of Milwaukee reported. The Racine Police Division mentioned that case stays underneath energetic investigation with none additional remark.
The information launch mentioned that Olson additionally had a warrant for his arrest for 5 counts of Felony Private ID Theft-Monetary Achieve out of Mount Nice, Wisconsin, about seven miles away west of Racine. NBC Information has reached out to Mount Nice Police for remark.
Olson was barred from getting into institutions that serve alcohol, possessing firearms, and occurring courting web sites and his bail was set at $100,000, in response to court docket data. He stays held in Milwaukee County.
His subsequent court docket look is ready for Dec. 14. NBC Information has reached out to a lawyer listed for him.