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10-month investigation ends with alleged drug dealer arrest, seized drugs totaling over $35K street value

RACINE — The arrest of a Racine man on numerous drug charges capped a 10-month investigation by the Racine County Metro Drug Unit. Kaleb Weaver, 26, was apprehended Thursday afternoon by Metro Drug Unit agents and members of the Violent Crime Task Force, according to a news release from the Racine County Sheriff’s Office. Investigation […]

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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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UPDATE: IN CUSTODY Man accused of using dating app to victimize women

UPDATE (Nov. 29, 2022) — Timothy Olson was taken into custody by Franklin Police Department on his outstanding warrants. Original story: RACINE — The Racine Police Department (RPD) is seeking Timothy L. Olson, a Racine man accused of stealing money from women he met via online dating applications. Timothy L. Olson is wanted for allegedly […]

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Ballot drop box cases against Racine, Kenosha dismissed

RACINE AND KENOSHA – A conservative law firm’s lawsuits against the Cities of Racine and Kenosha over the use of unstaffed absentee ballot drop boxes were recently dismissed after a pair of separate District Court hearings. The Thomas More Society of Chicago, through its special counsel, Erick Kaardal, filed the lawsuits on May 25 against […]

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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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Racine Man Apprehended In Drug Investigation

RACINE – A Racine man was arrested and charged with multiple drug-related offenses following a Racine County Metro Drug Unit investigation on Wednesday morning. Parnell L. McCray, 31, was charged with possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession with intent to deliver/manufacture THC, manufacture/delivery of THC, maintaining a drug trafficking place and three counts of […]

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Women Charged With Theft From Relative

RACINE – Noreen L. Brever, 59, of Burlington, was charged in Racine County District Court this week of taking money from a relative, including about $20,000 sent to win “an award” from Ghana and Nigeria. The Racine County District Attorney’s office charged Bever with Theft-Business setting of between $10,000 and $100,000. If convicted, she could […]

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