Father, son charged after confrontation with officers

Son ran from cop, father pulled him inside Port house, complaint says
By 
BILL SCHANEN IV
Ozaukee Press staff

A father and son face criminal charges in Ozaukee County Circuit Court after a confrontation with police outside the father’s Port Washington house last week.

Kelvyn R. Larsson, 24, of Milwaukee, who according to the criminal complaint pulled out of the grasp of an officer trying to stop him and fled into his parents’ home after an attempted traffic stop, is charged with one felony count of attempting to flee an officer and resisting an officer, a misdemeanor.

His father, Ross A. Larsson, 48, who according to the complaint pulled his son into the house and locked the officer out, is charged with obstructing police and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors.

The incident began at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, when Port Washington police officer Kirstin Moertl, who was on routine patrol, checked the registration of a car on South Spring Street and discovered the registered owner of the vehicle did not have a valid driver’s license.

Moertl activated her squad car’s emergency lights in an attempt to pull the vehicle over, but the driver turned onto Grand Avenue, accelerated, then turned onto North Garfield Avenue and into the driveway of Ross Larsson’s home, according to the complaint.

The driver of the car, Kelvyn Larsson, got out of the vehicle and, disregarding Moertl’s commands to stop, ran toward his parents’ house, the complaint states.

Moertl grabbed Kelvyn Larsson’s arm, but he aggressively pulled away and began shouting for help, according to the complaint.

Moertl drew her taser and was pointing it at Kelvyn Larsson when Ross Larsson opened the door to the house. When Moertl stepped back to assess the situation, Ross Larsson pulled his son into the house, slammed the door shut and locked it, the complaint states.

Moertl called for backup, and as other officers were arriving, Ross Larsson walked outside, sat on a ledge and began shouting at officers, telling them to “get off his (expletive) property,” according to the complaint. He was arrested.

After obtaining a warrant, Moertl searched the house looking for Kelvyn Larsson and a shoulder bag he was carrying. The officer found no signs of either, but talked to Larsson’s mother, who said her son was just coming home from work and had done nothing wrong, the complaint states.

A warrant was issued for Kelvyn Larsson’s arrest, and by Thursday, Jan. 17, he was in custody, according to court records.

Ozaukee Circuit Judge Joseph Voiland set bail at $5,000 for Kelvyn Larsson and $1,500 for his father. Voiland ordered the men not to have contact with each other.

Kelvyn Larsson was scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday, Jan. 23, for a preliminary hearing.

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