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Racine man charged with domestic battery, disorderly conduct

File photo RACINE – Racine Police arrested a local man on misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct charges following a domestic dispute early Tuesday. The Racine County District Attorney’s office charged Christopher H. Meekma, 30, with one count of misdemeanor battery and two counts of disorderly conduct following the incident.  According to the criminal complaint, officers […]

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Man beat, choked his girlfriend in front of children, DA says

RACINE, WI – A man who beat his girlfriend was charged Tuesday by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with a series of domestic violence charges. Nicholas Gonzales, 29, of Racine, was charged with: THC possessionCarrying a concealed weaponResisting or obstructing an officerCriminal property damageDisorderly conductPossession of drug paraphernaliaTaking and driving a vehicle without consentBatteryAttempted […]

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City of Racine program to help assist domestic violence victims

RACINE – The Racine Police Department (RPD) has partnered with four local community service agencies to assist victims of domestic violence and prevent potentially abusive situations during and beyond the COVID-19 crisis. RPD announced Thursday, April 30, that a grant from the COVID-19 Community Response Fund — coordinated by the Racine Community Foundation and the […]

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Racine man faces domestic battery, other counts following Wednesday incident

A domestic incident that escalated led to six criminal charges filed Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court against a 19-year-old Racine man. Alejandro Martinez is charged with felony counts of false imprisonment, strangulation/suffocation, and intimidation of a victim; along with misdemeanor counts of battery, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property. The felony charges carry […]

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Police: Spat Over Taxes Turns Violent

After strangling and threatening to kill the mother of his child in January, a Racine man was charged Monday with misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct, with domestic abuse enhancers. A 24-year-old assaulted the mother of his child over a dispute about who would claim their daughter on their income taxes. While they could not agree, […]

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Police Begin Using Domestic Violence Assessment

To protect victims, the Racine Police Department will start assessing whether victims in domestic violence situations are at risk of injury or great bodily harm. Starting Wednesday, the department is using a program called the Lethality Assessment Program when they respond to domestic violence calls. The program helps officers identify whether victims are in potentially […]