Police find illegal gun
Parole agents found a handgun at a convicted robber’s home.
Kenneth J. Skodowski, 28, Waupaca, is charged with felon in possession of a firearm.
He faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.
On Wednesday, Aug. 9, Waupaca Police Officers Wesley Zube and Diana Flatoff accompanied agents with the Department of Corrections as they conducted a search of Skodowski’s home.
Skodowski is on extended supervision. His home is subject to searches without warrants.
Convicted of armed robbery in 2008 in Milwaukee County, Skodowski was sentenced to four years in state prison and five years of extended supervision.
In 2012, Skodowski was convicted of misdemeanor battery, for which he spend 64 days in jail, and interfering with firefighting/alarms, which resulted in nine months in jail.
After the parole agents entered his house, they found Skodowski lying in bed.
They asked him if there were any firearms in the house.
According to the criminal complaint, Skodowski said he believed there was a gun that was registered to his wife and that “she had it hidden somewhere in the house.”
The agents spoke with Skodowski’s wife, who reportedly said the gun was buried under other items in a drawer underneath the bed.
Agents found the gun, but reported, “The gun was not buried under anything. The clothing in the drawer included male pants.”
Skodowski denied knowing the gun was in that drawer, but Zube reported that nobody had told him where they found it.
The drawer with the gun was on the same side of the bed where they found Skodowski, the complaint says.
Judge Troy Nielsen set a $1,000 signature bond with the condition that Skodowski not possess any firearms.
However, Skodowski remains in custody on a probation hold.