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National Police Week observed in Racine County, 18 officers remembered for their service

RACINE — It is officially National Police Week now until May 20, and the spotlight is on those who serve and those who have lost their lives in the line of duty. National Police Week is a period that honors, remembers and showcases support for law enforcement. Members of the police force, county and city […]

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April 19 enforcement initiative yields 115 traffic stops

RACINE COUNTY — A five-hour “saturation enforcement initiative” by the Racine County Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies resulted in 115 traffic stops last Wednesday (April 19), according to a Sheriff’s Office news release. The event involved 25 squads, including eight from the Sheriff’s Office, plus vehicles and personnel from the Wisconsin State Patrol, […]

Posted inKenosha Lens, Kenosha Police and Fire, Local news, Police and fire

Kenosha man stopped for speeding, arrested on 17th traffic-related offense

MOUNT PLEASANT — A 35-year-old Kenosha man with a long history of driving after revocation – 16 previous times – added a 17th to his traffic record after his arrest for speeding on Friday in the Village of Mount Pleasant. Dean W. Burns remained in custody in the Racine County Jail on Monday on a […]

Posted inElections, Government, Local news, Politics

Racine at the center of Wisconsin’s election conspiracy universe

by Henry Redman, Wisconsin ExaminerJanuary 12, 2023 At the Nov. 30 meeting of the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC), several people spoke during the public comment period to complain about how the recent election had been administered by the City of Racine.  In early December, the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL), a right-wing legal […]

Posted inCommunity, Local news, Non-Profits, Police and fire

Fire suppression tool donation brings life-saving solution for Racine County Sheriff’s Department

RACINE COUNTY — Thanks to a donation by the Union Grove Masonic Temple, a life-saving fire suppression tool now will travel with Racine County Sheriff’s Department deputies as they patrol the Village of Union Grove. The donated tool, designed by Fire Suppression Solutions, was presented to the Sheriff’s Department on Saturday. Deputies will use the […]

Posted inCity Hall, Community, Government, Local news, Police and fire, Schools

Community safety report: gun violence up; City, county, schools pulling together to fight back

RACINE – Yes, gun violence is up. Yes, local leaders are determined to break the cycle of violence through a variety of approaches. Yes, the public is urged to get involved. Those messages were delivered – and repeated – at a community update meeting for the Violent Crime Reduction Initiative (VCRI) before an audience of […]

Posted inElections, Government, Local news

Racine County Sheriff alleges online voting tool vulnerable to fraud

by Henry Redman, Wisconsin ExaminerJuly 29, 2022 Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling alleged on Wednesday that there are “vulnerabilities” in Wisconsin’s statewide election website because people can request absentee ballots under someone else’s name. Election officials responded that this is a crime and the fact that someone can commit a crime doesn’t mean it’s a […]

Posted inBusiness, Community, Food & Drinks, Local news, Police and fire

Racine County Sheriff’s Deputies To Hand Out Milkshake Gift Cards

RACINE COUNTY – Racine County Sheriff’s deputies will be handing out gift cards for milkshakes in the coming weeks, thanks to a donation by two area businesses. Kravings Premium Beverages and M. Buse Contractors partnered to sponsor 250 $5-rechargable gift cards that were donated to the Sheriff’s Office. The cards are redeemable at Kravings, a […]

Posted inLocal news, Police and fire, Schools

Sheriff Presented With Flag Woodworking Project

RACINE – Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling on Tuesday was presented with a two-by-three-foot wooden American flag made in a Horlick High School technology education class. Leland Janasiak, a sophomore, constructed the flag project using a variety of tools, including table and miter saws, a torch, chisel, orbital sander, drill, clamps, wood glue and laser […]

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Linda LaRoche Convicted in 1999 Murder

RACINE – A Racine County District Court jury on Wednesday found Linda LaRoche guilty of first-degree intentional homicide and hiding a corpse in the 1999 death of Peggy Lynn Johnson-Schroeder. Linda LaRoche – LaRoche, 66, formerly of Florida, is scheduled to be sentenced on May 23 before Judge Timothy Boyle. The body of Johnson-Schroeder was […]

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Sheriff To DAs: Prosecute Elections Commissioners

RACINE COUNTY – Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling has asked the district attorneys in the home counties of five members of the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) to prosecute the members for felony misconduct in office. Schmaling also renewed his call to Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul to open a statewide investigation into votes cast by […]

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Election fraud charges sought against 5 Wisconsin Election Commission members

RACINE COUNTY – The Racine County Sheriff’s Office referred election fraud charges Wednesday to the Racine County District Attorney’s Office against five members of the Wisconsin Elections Commission. Commissioners Margaret Bostelmann, Julie Glancey, Ann Jacobs, Dean Knudson, and Mark Thomsen were all named, but they have not formally been charged. Referrals for charging have been […]

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Racine County Sheriff alleges voting issues during 2020 presidential election

RACINE COUNTY – Officials with the Racine County Sheriff’s Office sounded an alarm around alleged voting issues, specifically how one long-term care facility collected ballots for the fall 2020 presidential election. During a press conference held Thursday morning, Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling released findings of a 10-month-long investigation into the role staff at the […]

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Two girls saved after being pulled out to deeper water by Lake Michigan current

RACINE – The strong currents of Lake Michigan caused a third swimming emergency after two girls were pulled into deeper water at 5:02 p.m. Monday, June 21. One girl received cuts and scratches. Rescue personnel transported a second girl to Children’s Hospital in Milwaukee by Flight for Life because she needed medical attention. The officers […]

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Sheriff Schmaling Announces Promotions

Sheriff Christopher Schmaling has announced the following promotions: Lieutenant Cary Madrigal has been promoted to the rank of Captain.   Sergeant Michael Spiegel has been promoted to the rank of Lieutenant.   Investigator Kurt Heiser has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant.   Investigator James Spranger has been promoted to the rank of Sergeant.   Deputy Kristen Kachelmeier […]

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