Suspect in custody in connection with hit-and-run in Waterford

WATERFORD -- Racine County Sheriff's officials announced Sunday, December 2nd a 28-year-old Waterford woman has been taken into custody in connection with a hit-and-run incident in Waterford on Saturday night.

Officials say just before 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, 13-year-old Branden Stock was struck near State Highway 20 and W. Main Street.

Stock was found lying in the roadway with serious injuries. He was taken to Children's Hospital in Milwaukee for treatment, and was listed in stable condition as of Sunday.

Yasmene Mosconi told FOX6 News Stock spent a lot of time in her house. He is close friends with her older sister, and Mosconi says the eighth-grader known as "Stocky" endeared himself to her entire family.

"He always comes over. He works in a bakery so he brings doughnuts over sometimes. He kind of grew on me," Brittany Mosconi said.

"It really is hard to think that he has to be in the hospital, and that someone could do that -- just what a cruel world this can be," Yasmene Mosconi said.

The sisters told FOX6 News Stock was singing with a choir at the Waterford Library. After the show, he was in a crosswalk when a driver heading east on Main Street ran him over.

Officials said they believe the driver stopped initially, but then fled the scene.

On Saturday night, officials conducted witness interviews and eventually located the suspect's vehicle. Through vehicle owner and registration information, officials were able to identify a possible suspect.

Jacquelyn Esser of Waterford was arrested and charged with OWI causing injury and hit-and-run causing injury, in addition to several other traffic violations. 

Esser is being held in the Racine County Jail on those charges.

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