A sting operation has resulted in the operator of a Wichita inflatables company facing a third city misdemeanor charge of running an amusement ride business without being properly licensed.
The latest charge came after Jesse Zogleman allegedly entered into a contract in July to provide and operate temporary amusement rides within the city limits to a Wichita undercover detective, according to a police complaint.
Zogleman could not be reached for comment.
Jesse Zogleman runs the day-to-day operations for Moonwalks for Fun and Pure Entertainment; his father, Duane, owns both businesses.
Moonwalks for Fun owns inflatables, and Pure Entertainment has rides at its events venue. Both businesses are in the same building in west Wichita, near Tyler and Kellogg.
A 5-year-old boy died at Pure Entertainment in 2010 after falling off an inflatable provided by Moonwalks for Fun. That incident was followed by tightening of city ordinances governing inflatables.
The City Council revoked Moonwalks for Funs license to operate inside the city limits in June 2011 because of lapse in liability coverage. Last spring, Zoglemans application to the city to operate an inflatables business under Jesse Zogleman Enterprises was denied.
Two criminal complaints were filed against Zogleman earlier this year.
One allegation says he offered to provide inflatables to Heartspring Inc, which serves children with special needs, at its site on East 29th Street North on April 14.
The other allegation says Zogleman entered into a contract to provide and operate inflatables for the Girl Scouts of Kansas Heartland. No date was specified, but the organization told The Eagle in May it had an agreement to hold a celebration party in June at Pure Entertainment.
In May, the citys law department also ordered Zogleman to stop operating Moonwalks for Fun and Pure Entertainment until the matter is cleared up.
That cease-and-desist order for Pure Entertainment would only apply to using inflatables not licensed by the city, Deputy City Attorney Sharon Dickgrafe said in an e-mail.
Moonwalks for Fun has a drinking and entertainment establishment licenses for its building at 8545 W. Irving, she said.
The entertainment establishment license would allow outside groups to rent the facility for events, Dickgrafe said in the e-mail.
Nothing prevents Moonwalks for Fun from providing inflatables outside the city limits.
Zoglemans Municipal Court trial date has also been continued for a second time at the request of his attorney, according to court records. Most recently it was moved from Wednesday to Oct. 24, when all three charges are scheduled to be tried.