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Narcotics seized, man arrested in Racine drug operation, facing over 50 years in prison

RACINE — Randy J. Loper, a repeat offender with a prior drug conviction, was apprehended on May 24 for possession of narcotics. The arrest unfolded near the intersection of 16th and Hayes in Racine, Wis., after officers observed Loper’s vehicle weaving down the road and noticed that he was not wearing a seatbelt, according to […]

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Walmart fight brings MPPD officers who use Taser to subdue suspect

Mount Pleasant officers responded Thursday evening to a report of eight people engaged in a physical fight at Walmart, 3049 S. Oakes Road. A Mount Pleasant Police officer arriving on scene had one of the suspects identified to him by multiple witnesses. For officers to safely take the subject into custody, use of a Taser was […]

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City Council modifies rules for first-time marijuana possession arrests

Police could always write citations, but new fines structure offers more options to felony charges RACINE — The City Council on Tuesday voted to order the city’s police chief to direct his officers to issue citations for first-time marijuana possession in cases involving under 25 grams. The City Council also approved a range for the […]

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Parking lot robbery in February nets a third arrest and felony charges

A third defendant allegedly involved in a robbery in February in Mount Pleasant was charged Friday with five criminal charges. Dyvonn B. Rasmussen, 19, Seymour, is charged with felony counts of robbery with the use of force, two counts of personal identification theft and intentionally contributing to the delinquency of a child, along with a […]

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Traffic stop brings drunk driving charges against Manitowoc man with 6 previous convictions

A 50-year-old Manitowoc man faces his seventh drunken driving offense after his arrest Sept. 29 in the village of Rochester. The felony charge filed Monday in Racine County Circuit Court against Scott C. Smits carries a fine of $25,000 and 12 years, six months in prison. Court records indicate that Smits has three previous DUI […]

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Jackpot of criminal charges follows shaking of gambling machine

An attempt to shake money out of a gambling machine eventually led to a slew of criminal charges being filed Friday in Racine County Circuit Court against a 28-year-old Oak Creek man. Nicholas A. Latus faces four felony bail-jumping charges, four misdemeanor bail-jumping charges, along with misdemeanor charges of criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct, […]

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