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Racine Neighborhood Watch Holds K-9 Officers Donation Drive During National Crime Prevention Month

National Crime Prevention Month is observed each October. This annual designation recognizes and promotes the practice of proactive crime prevention. Effective crime prevention requires cooperation and collaboration between residents and law enforcement. It is successful when neighbors report anything suspicious or illegal to law enforcement, work along with law enforcement to address neighborhood concerns or […]

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Deputy Awarded As 2019 Wisconsin K-9 Handler Of The Year

RACINE COUNTY, WI — Racine County Sheriff’s Deputy Ed Drewitz was honored as the 2019 K9 handler of the year for Wisconsin this week. He and his K-9 partner Friday were honored on Tuesday at the annual Wisconsin Law Enforcement Canine Handler Association conference. Drewitz and Friday competed against several teams from across the State […]

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Sturtevant K9 Beer & Wine Tasting Friday

Sturtevant police Officer Tonia Purtee invites the entire community Friday for a wine and beer tasting fundraiser for the village’s first K9 officer. The event runs from 7 to 11 p.m. at Fountain Hall, 8505 Durand Avenue, and admission is $25 per person. Tickets are available both at Timers Beverage Center, 3800 Northwestern Avenue, and at the […]

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$5,000 Cash Bond for Accused Teen Burglar Apprehended by K9

A 16-year-old boy is facing adult charges after police say he broke into a home June 12 and stole a variety of items, including several computers and medication. Malik Kentle, of Racine, was charged Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court with one felony count of burglary and one misdemeanor count of obstruction. If convicted, he […]

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Suspected Thief Found Hiding in Relative’s Home

Mount Pleasant police say a 34-year-old Racine man was found hiding in a relative’s home after fleeing from police to avoid arrest for stealing from Kohl’s and threatening store employees with a gun. Officers were called at 2:21 p.m. to Kohl’s, 5500 Washington Avenue, for a report of shoplifting. When police arrived, store employees said […]

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K9 Partners Getting ^Paws for Help Nabbing Alleged Bank Robber

Racine County Sheriff’s K9 Nitro and his human partner, Deputy Troy Ruffalo, will get a high-paw Tuesday for their role in apprehending alleged bank robber Darnell Collins. Collins, 49, and James Ward, 33, both of Racine, were charged June 19 with one felony count each of robbery of a financial institution after police say they robbed the […]

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