Information provided by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office criminal complaints. All defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty.

Man Sold Heroin, Narcotics Out Of His House, Police Say

Michael Cantwell

Using an informant, investigators with the Racine County Sheriff Department arrested a man for trafficking heroin and narcotics out of a home on Douglas Avenue.

Michael Cantwell, 37, sold drugs on three occasions to an informant for the sheriff’s, according to a criminal complaint.

Cantwell was selling an injectable form of the drug called heroin base. He sold that to the informant twice. Then on a third occasion, sold him Vicodin.

He’s charged with two counts of delivering heroin, one count of delivering narcotics and one count of maintaining a drug trafficking place.

Sheriff’s Department Busts Crack Cocaine Dealer

Javonte Monette

A man is charged with multiple counts of selling crack cocaine following an investigation by the Racine County Sheriff’s Department.

Javontae Monette, 24, of Racine, sold crack-cocaine to a confidential informant five times since early 2017, according to a criminal complaint.

Tacked on his charges was the violation of selling near a school. All of the sales occurred near Stephen Bull Fine Arts middle school, near the corner of 20th and Howe Streets, or 22nd and Howe Streets, or within the 1900 block of Meade Avenue.

Each time Monette was selling less than a gram of crack-cocaine. The largest amount being .8 grams.

He is charged with five counts of delivering crack cocaine.

Clothing Thieves Caught After Car Trouble, Police Say

Three women were charged after they took hundreds of dollars from American Eagle in Regency Mall.

Ruby Cobb , 26, Takitta Oliver, 30, and Kourtney Manning, 23, were each charged with a felony count of retail theft, intentionally taking items between $500 and $5,000 — party to a crime.

If convicted, the three face up to three years six months in prison and/or fined up to $10,000.

According to a criminal complaint by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office, the trio walked into American Eagle located in Regency Mall, 5622 Durand Ave., on June 25. The store clerk knew that they were known shoplifters.

Oliver, who was carrying a large empty bag, placed several clothing items in the bag. Cobb and Manning purchased about $85 worth of items and the three left the store. The clerk then notified security, but the women left the area in their car.

When the security officer returned to the store, 27 price tags were found hidden behind a stack of clothes totally $675. Later, when the store clerk was on her lunch break she noticed the three women outside trying to jump the car because it had broken down.

Officers then were able to apprehend and arrest the women.

A signature bond was set for $1,000 for all three women.



Denise Lockwood has an extensive background in traditional and non-traditional media. She has written for, the Milwaukee Business Journal, Milwaukee Magazine and the Kenosha News.