… we have a small favor to ask. Thousands of people have placed their trust in the Racine County Eye’s high-impact journalism because we focus on solutions-based journalism.

With no shareholders or billionaire owners, we can provide trustworthy journalism that focuses on helping readers.

Unlike many others, Racine County Eye’s journalism is available for everyone to read, regardless of what they can afford to pay. We do this because we believe in information equality. Greater numbers of people can keep track of events, understand their impact on people and communities, and become inspired to take meaningful action.

If there were ever a time to join us, it is now. Every contribution, however big or small, powers our journalism and sustains our future. Support the Racine County Eye from as little as $5 – it only takes a minute. Thank you.

$
$
$

Your contribution is appreciated.

RACINE, WI- A teen stands accused by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office of having a gun when he had previous orders from a felony case not to possess one.

Alyjiah Richmond, 17, of Racine, was charged with possession of a firearm by an adjudicated delinquent, possession of a dangerous weapon by a person under 18, and obstructing a police officer. If convicted of all charges, Richmond faces up to 11 years six months in prison and/or fines up to $45,000.

According to the criminal complaint, officers with the Racine Police Department responded to a report of a man with a gun who was getting into a green car on Thursday in the 1600 block of Packard Avenue.  After locating the car, several officers “converged” on the car with guns drawn.

Five people were in the car. Four of them complied with the officers’ orders, but Richmond took off running. Officers gave chase and ordered Richmond to stop, but he continued to run. Other officers found Richmond near 9th Street. A black .45 handgun was found in a yard at 918 Racine Street, the complaint reads.

A witness told police he saw Richmond with a gun. He is 17-years-old and was convicted in December with second-degree recklessly endangering safety. He was ordered not to have a gun.

Racine County Court Commissioner Alice Rudebusch set a cash bond of $1,500. She also set a preliminary hearing for 8:30 a.m. Thursday at the Racine County Law Enforcement Center.

Advertising disclosure
To support our site and content, we work with partners to present valuable offers to help you save, earn, and get ahead. We may be compensated for the purchase of goods and services made through the links in this offer program.
Offers for you
Curated offers for our readers
advertiser disclosure
CodeMonkey
Coding for kids! Introducing programming games for the next generation. Get your kids coding today.
Start with a free trial.
Start with a free trial.

Get your students coding in no time!

CodeMonkey is a fun and educational game-based environment where kids learn to code without any prior experience. After completing CodeMonkey's award-winning coding courses, kids will be able to navigate through the programming world with a sense of confidence and accomplishment.

Kids will love learning to code with CodeMonkey

  • Ready to Go Courses. With CodeMonkey’s teacher kit and support team, anyone can teach the basics of computer science.
  • Real Coding Languages. CodeMonkey's courses teach text-based coding so students learn to program like a real developer.
  • Game-Based Learning. Kids learn coding in an engaging and rewarding environment that utilizes gaming elements.

Free Trial - Enjoy a full-blown gaming experience that will teach your kids to code!


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