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Dating app suspect arrested in Franklin, suspected of kidnapping elderly woman

Timothy Olson, who is wanted by several jurisdictions for numerous different incidents, is also a suspect in a kidnapping and identity theft case that occurred on Nov. 23 in Franklin.
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Posted at 10:57 AM, Nov 29, 2022
and last updated 2022-11-29 23:21:51-05

FRANKLIN, Wis. — Franklin police say the man wanted for allegedly drugging and stealing from women at bars in Racine County was taken into custody on Tuesday. One of those women later died from injuries in the hospital, and the man is viewed as a person of interest in that case.

Franklin police said Timothy Olson was taken into custody around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday. Olson is facing charges of kidnapping, identity theft, and burglary in Franklin.

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Franklin police said Timothy Olson was taken into custody around 10:15 a.m. Tuesday. Olson is facing charges of kidnapping, identity theft, and burglary in Franklin.

During a press conference on Tuesday, Chief Rick Oliva said an officer saw Olson pushing a bicycle near a business on South 35th Street. As officers approached Olson, he fled into a nearby complex. Officers pursued and after a brief struggle, Olson was tased and taken into custody, Chief Oliva said.

Olson, who is wanted by several jurisdictions for numerous different incidents, is also a suspect in a kidnapping and identity theft case that occurred on Nov. 23 in Franklin. The victim, a 79-year-old woman, was having drinks at a local bar when she was approached by Olson. The woman denied a drink from him and ultimately left.

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Chief Oliva said Olson approached the victim in the parking lot with a gun and forced her into her own car and held her for numerous hours. He stole one of her credit cards and cash. Chief Oliva said Olson drove around with the victim and drove to at least one ATM.

Olson is also involved in at least two burglaries that occurred in Franklin shortly before his arrest, Chief Oliva said.

Franklin is pursuing kidnapping, burglary, and identity theft charges. Chief Oliva did not comment on charges South Milwaukee and Racine could be seeking.

When asked if Olson used a restaurant employee's phone Monday night to call the police, Chief Oliva said he wouldn't comment.

Following his arrest, Olson was treated at a hospital for shortness of breath before being taken to the Franklin jail. He is now being interviewed by detectives from Franklin, Racine, and South Milwaukee. Chief Oliva said Olson has provided a statement.

As TMJ4 News previously reported, 55-year-old Kim Mikulance, also known as Raina, was hospitalized last Thursday after she became unconscious inside a bar called Powers. It happened just moments after she and a man, who police believed to be Olson, ordered drinks at the bar. Raina later passed away in the hospital.

On Tuesday, South Milwaukee police said Olson was the last person to be present with Raina prior to her death.

"We are working with the other jurisdictions and will provide an update when more information is available," South Milwaukee police said Tuesday.

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According to Racine police, Olson, who quickly left the mom of two inside the bar, is linked to a number of crimes against women including in Racine where he drugs them and steals their money.

Olson has an arrest warrant on him for five counts of Felony Personal ID Theft-Financial Gain out of the Mt. Pleasant Police Department.

How to report information to authorities

If you have been victimized in this way or if you have any additional information about this incident the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit would like to speak to you. Any witnesses, or citizens with information, are urged to call the Racine Police Department Investigations Unit at (262) 635-7756.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may contact Crime Stoppers by phone at (262) 636-9330, or through the Crime Stoppers app by using the p3 app.

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