Five people are facing charges after they allegedly beat up and robbed another man of his money and marijuana at a Muskego park in order to retaliate against him for working as a police informant.
Raymond J. Caminata, 24, of Wind Lake, David JM Kroll, 23, of Wind Lake, Jerit R. Kroll, 22, of Wind Lake, Melissa M. Morquecho, 18, of Wind Lake and Jamie A. Robinson, 35, of Franksville, were charged in Waukesha County Circuit Court Monday with one count of conspiracy to commit a robbery. If convicted, they each face up to 15 years in prison and $50,000 in fines.
According to the criminal complaint:
At 11:10 p.m. Aug. 23, the victim was with Moquecho at and while they were walking back to his car, they saw another car parked nearby with four men standing near his car. One of the men stepped in front of the victim and said “do you remember me” and punched him in the face.
The victim tried to run away, but was tripped by another man and taken to the ground where another man choked him. Another man took the victim’s wallet, which had $700 inside and a bag of more than 1 ounce of marijuana from inside his car.
The victim heard Morquecho scream and then the men took off. He then got to his parent’s house where he reported the robbery and said Morquecho was abducted by the men. The victim said he worked as a police informant for a controlled drug buy from Caminata and he thought the robbery was retaliation for doing so.
Police found several of the men and Morquecho later in a car, where the victim identified David Kroll as the man who had struck and choked him.
Kroll told police he and his brother were at Robinson’s house when Morquecho called them and presented a plan to rob the victim. They then contacted Caminata who agreed to go along with the plan as retribution for the controlled buy.
Robinson denied having any involvement in the robbery, but investigators found text messages on his cell phone to Morquecho discussing the robbery.
Caminata made his initial appearance in court Tuesday, however, the other four subjects are out of custody and arrest warrants have been issued against them.