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Competency examination ordered for Sallmann of Delavan after violent attack

RACINE COUNTY — Richard L. Sallmann, a 61-year-old Delavan man who spent time in the Mendota Health Institution in Madison a decade ago, remains in custody in the Racine County Jail on a $50,000 cash bond after he allegedly violently attacked a woman earlier this month in Burlington. Racine County Court Commissioner Ann Rudebusch also […]

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On 25th call to same residence, felony charges filed against Racine woman for beating elderly man with cribbage board

RACINE — What started as a demand for money led to felony charges against a 61-year-old Racine woman for allegedly beating a man with a cribbage board, according to a criminal complaint released earlier this week. Janice M. Petri, 4218 Maryland Ave., was charged with a felony count of physical abuse of an elderly person, […]

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Weather-related crash injures 3, closes I-94/41 northbound lanes

RACINE COUNTY –  The weather was a major factor in a multi-vehicle crash that injured three people and closed the northbound lanes of Interstate 94/41 at Seven Mile Road for nearly four hours here Tuesday afternoon. Racine County Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the scene at about 12:15 p.m. Heavy, wet snow had been […]

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10-month investigation ends with alleged drug dealer arrest, seized drugs totaling over $35K street value

RACINE — The arrest of a Racine man on numerous drug charges capped a 10-month investigation by the Racine County Metro Drug Unit. Kaleb Weaver, 26, was apprehended Thursday afternoon by Metro Drug Unit agents and members of the Violent Crime Task Force, according to a news release from the Racine County Sheriff’s Office. Investigation […]

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Van Swol of Burlington thought he was chatting with a 15-year-old girl about having sex; arrested and charged instead

RACINE COUNTY –  A Burlington man was being held in the Racine County Jail after chatting online about having sex with whom he thought was a 15-year-old girl. Instead, his conversations were with a Racine County Sheriff’s Office investigator. Chad J. Van Swol, 43, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with Use […]

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Milwaukee woman charged with forging stolen checks faces more than 6 years in prison

RACINE COUNTY — A 35-year-old Milwaukee woman faces almost seven years in prison after allegedly stealing Christmas cards out of a man’s mailbox and forging two checks to cash them in her name. Kristen Kennedy was charged Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count of forgery and one misdemeanor count […]

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Domestic disturbance with dangerous weapon brings 8 charges against Waterford man

WATERFORD — A 56-year-old Waterford man with a 1995 conviction for first-degree reckless homicide in Milwaukee faces eight criminal charges for a domestic disturbance, including two felonies, after his arrest Nov. 2. Robert L. Mayle, 108 N. 3rd St., faces two felony charges of second-degree recklessly endangering safety with the use of a dangerous weapon, […]

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Woman charged with theft from disability recipient, leaving $13 in bank account

RACINE — A 43-year-old woman is facing almost 30 years in prison for theft after she allegedly used another woman’s disability benefits debit card to withdraw cash without the recipient’s permission. Louise Blanton, of Racine, was charged Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, in Racine County Circuit Court with one misdemeanor count of theft and three felony […]

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Racine Roundup on TMJ4: WE Energies Cookie Book, Refuel changes locations, Wadewitz book fair

The Racine Roundup aired on TMJ4 during the 4 O’Clock news on Thursday, Nov. 3. This week, Racine County Eye Web Editor Loren Lamoreaux discussed various stories with TMJ4 anchors, Ryan Jenkins and Susan Kim. The segment started by with a continuation of coverage on this year’s WE Energies Cookie Book. Lamoreaux shared the special […]