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Racine food delivery driver robberies in recent weeks end with arrest of suspect in Illinois

On Dec. 31, the Racine Police Department released the following statement on its social media platforms: “In recent days the Racine Police Department has responded to several armed robberies of delivery drivers for local restaurants.” The robberies continued into January. Based on reports from victims, RPD was able to put together a suspect, which it […]

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Police Seek Armed Robbery Suspects

Racine police are looking for three male suspects who robbed a candy store at gunpoint Wednesday night. Officers were called at 8:49 p.m. Wednesday to Your Mini Sweet Shop, 1132 S. Memorial Dr., for a report of an armed robbery. Employees said three men walked into the store – one of whom had a handgun – and […]

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UPDATE: Off-duty officer shot, photo released of suspect

UPDATE: Following the shooting death of an off-duty Racine Police officer at Teezer’s Bar Monday night, the owner has released a photo of the suspect. ORIGINAL STORY: Officials with the Racine Police Department have identified the shooting victim as John Hetland, an off-duty police officer with the Racine Police Department. Hetland was shot during an […]

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Shooting spree suspect in custody

For weeks officers with the Racine Police Department responded to numerous shots fired calls and a strong-armed robbery, now they have a suspect in custody. Tihler Townes, 19, of Racine, is facing numerous charges by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office Thursday for his role in the shooting spree. Investigators are submitting the following charges: Criminal […]

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Gang Member Charged With Armed Robbery

A man could spend the rest of his life in prison if he is convicted for his role in a home invasion/armed robbery that he and two other members of the Latin King street gang are accused of doing in March. Mario Chagoya, 30, of Kenosha, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney‘s Office with three counts of armed robbery, […]

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3 Charged, 1 Sought In Attempted Armed Robbery

Four Racine men are accused of attempted robbery, chasing a man they believed owed them money, and leading police to a suspected drug house where thousands of dollars in cash and marijuana were found on Monday. Christopher McMillian, 25, Macari Gosa, 22, and Tory Harris, 27, were charged Thursday with attempted armed robbery — party to […]