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Man charged with 3rd OWI said he’s been drinking since he was 9 years old

RACINE – A Milwaukee man is facing 3-1/2 years behind bars after he was charged with his third drunk driving offense and told arresting officers that he’s been drinking since he was just nine years old. James Fuerstenau, 51, was charged Wednesday in Racine County Circuit Court with one misdemeanor count each of operating while […]

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Elderly woman charged with disorderly conduct; allegedly spit on bank employee, ran over woman’s foot

An elderly woman is facing up to 90 days in jail for disorderly conduct after she allegedly spit on an employee at U.S. Bank and ran over another woman’s foot in the parking lot before exiting her vehicle and swinging at the other woman. Mary Thornton, 72, was charged Tuesday in Racine County Circuit Court […]

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Man charged with letting GPS battery die; faces 3 1/2 years in prison

RACINE, WI – A Racine man convicted of sexually assaulting a child could face more time in prison after he allegedly allowed the battery to die on his GPS ankle bracelet, preventing law enforcement from being able to confirm his whereabouts. Jose M. Rodriguez, 38, was charged Tuesday in Racine County Circuit Court with a single felony […]

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Man behind alleged Waterford bank bomb scare never threatened employees before

The 52-year-old Racine man who allegedly threatened a Waterford bank employee by saying his briefcase held a bomb never threatened bank staff before. David Brown was charged Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court with a single misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct. If convicted, he faces up to 90 days in jail and/or up to $1,000 […]

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Man charged with burglary of several Caledonia businesses over July 4th weekend

A Milwaukee man is facing more than 70 years in prison after he allegedly broke into several Caledonia businesses over the 4th of July weekend. Daniel Chenoweth, 38, was charged Wednesday in Racine County Circuit Court with the following offenses: Four felony counts of burglary of a buildingTwo felony counts of criminal damage to propertyOne […]

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Man caught stealing from family members, 11 charges total including bail jumping

RACINE – A 48-year-old Racine man is facing the next four decades behind bars for allegedly stealing from his mother and brother. Dwayne Gray was charged Tuesday in Racine County Circuit Court with two felony charges of moveable theft with special facts, one misdemeanor charge of theft, and five felony charges with an additional three […]

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Man charged with 10 child pornography charges also going to trial for sexual assault

A Mount Pleasant man already scheduled to go to trial for the alleged 2021 sexual assault of a mentally ill person was also charged last week with 10 counts of possessing child pornography. Casimir Kielbasa, 43, was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Friday with 10 felony counts of possessing child pornography. If convicted, he […]