In custody: Kenosha County authorities locate individual involved in Walmart incident

In custody: Kenosha County authorities locate individual involved in Walmart incident

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Updated; 10:39 a.m. on March 3, 2022

KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A 42-year-old Racine woman was charged in connection to an incident that happened at a Walmart in Kenosha County. 

Magdalena Ciechanowski is facing one count of criminal damage to property and one count of disorderly conduct. 

According to a criminal complaint, on Feb. 28, Kenosha County sheriff's deputies were called to the Walmart on Brumback Boulevard for a report of a woman throwing candles and yelling in the store. 

Cellphone video captured the incident.

Authorities spoke with a manager of the store who said the woman damaged a considerable amount of merchandise. The complaint says deputies observed broken glass in four of the store aisles. 

A photo of the incident was shared on the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department Facebook page, and an anonymous tip came in leading to the arrest of Ciechanowski. 


Updated: 2:58 p.m. on March 1, 2022

KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department reports a woman involved in an incident at a Walmart store has been located and taken into custody. 


Published: 9:54 a.m. on March 1, 2022

KENOSHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Authorities are asking for the public's help to identify an individual involved in an incident at a Walmart in Kenosha County. 

The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department shared a photo of the individual to their Facebook page. 

The incident reportedly happened on Monday, Feb. 28. 

CBS 58 obtained video of what happened inside the store. The individual used inappropriate and inflammatory comments while throwing things around the store. 

Officials say the individual may have been driving a white vehicle with unknown Illinois registration. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Detective Bureau at 262-605-5102 or Kenosha Area Crime Stoppers at 262-656-7333 or (800)807-TIPS(8477). Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $1000.

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