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Racine man charged with having machine gun, faces 34 years in prison

RACINE, Wis. — A 19-year-old man was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office Tuesday after police discovered he had a handgun that converted into a fully automatic rapid-fire machine gun. At an initial hearing, Camron Elam, of Racine, was in Racine County Circuit Court on Tuesday, where Judge Timothy Boyle set a cash […]

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On 25th call to same residence, felony charges filed against Racine woman for beating elderly man with cribbage board

RACINE — What started as a demand for money led to felony charges against a 61-year-old Racine woman for allegedly beating a man with a cribbage board, according to a criminal complaint released earlier this week. Janice M. Petri, 4218 Maryland Ave., was charged with a felony count of physical abuse of an elderly person, […]

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Van Swol of Burlington thought he was chatting with a 15-year-old girl about having sex; arrested and charged instead

RACINE COUNTY –  A Burlington man was being held in the Racine County Jail after chatting online about having sex with whom he thought was a 15-year-old girl. Instead, his conversations were with a Racine County Sheriff’s Office investigator. Chad J. Van Swol, 43, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with Use […]

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Milwaukee woman charged with forging stolen checks faces more than 6 years in prison

RACINE COUNTY — A 35-year-old Milwaukee woman faces almost seven years in prison after allegedly stealing Christmas cards out of a man’s mailbox and forging two checks to cash them in her name. Kristen Kennedy was charged Tuesday, Nov. 8, in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count of forgery and one misdemeanor count […]

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Domestic disturbance with dangerous weapon brings 8 charges against Waterford man

WATERFORD — A 56-year-old Waterford man with a 1995 conviction for first-degree reckless homicide in Milwaukee faces eight criminal charges for a domestic disturbance, including two felonies, after his arrest Nov. 2. Robert L. Mayle, 108 N. 3rd St., faces two felony charges of second-degree recklessly endangering safety with the use of a dangerous weapon, […]

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Woman charged with theft from disability recipient, leaving $13 in bank account

RACINE — A 43-year-old woman is facing almost 30 years in prison for theft after she allegedly used another woman’s disability benefits debit card to withdraw cash without the recipient’s permission. Louise Blanton, of Racine, was charged Friday, Nov. 4, 2022, in Racine County Circuit Court with one misdemeanor count of theft and three felony […]

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17-year-old boy charged after fleeing police, passenger’s leg broken during chase

RACINE — A 17-year-old boy allegedly led police on a high-speed chase that resulted in his arrest and a broken leg for his passenger. Elijah Huelsbeck, of Racine, was charged as an adult Tuesday, Oct. 18, in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count of fleeing an officer resulting in great bodily harm, two […]

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