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Twin Shootings, Victims at Caledonia Gas Stations

Gunfire at two gas stations in the Village of Caledonia left two people dead Tuesday, including a man authorities described as instigating the shootings, authorities said. A third man, described as an undercover Racine County Sheriff investigator, suffered gunshot wounds and underwent emergency medical procedures, Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling told members of the media […]

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Man Points Gun Following Disagreement Over ATV Sale

A man pointed a gun at two others following an argument over an all-terrain vehicle sale, authorities said. Racine County Sheriff’s deputies charged Chad Solodio, 42, of Racine with one count of pointing a firearm at another and one count of disorderly conduct using a dangerous weapon in Racine County Circuit Court on Thursday. Deputies […]

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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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Man who drove under the influence flees during traffic stop, sheriff says

RACINE COUNTY – An Illinois man remains in custody on several charges after attempting to flee a Racine County Sheriff’s Office deputy early Sunday. Bradley C. Shute Bradley C. Shute, 49, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with possession of a Schedule 1 narcotic, fleeing and eluding an officer, resisting or obstructing […]

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Union Grove Man Charged With Possessing Child Pornography

By Bill Houston Union Grove, WI — A Racine County Sheriff’s Department investigation into a cyber tip sent from Instagram to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) has led to child pornography charges against a Union Grove man. Jay R. Demant uploaded a 27-second long video to Instagram under the username “jaydemant394” […]

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Recognizing the Corrections Officers from the Racine County Sheriff’s office

Sheriff Schmaling would like to recognize the Corrections Officers from the Racine County Sheriff’s office during National Corrections Officers week May 6th – May 10th, 2019. These professional men and women dedicate their lives to an increasingly complex and demanding field. Corrections Officers play an important role in public safety and protection. They ensure the […]

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Driver of dump truck arrested for OWI after two-vehicle accident

On Thursday morning, Racine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a two-vehicle accident on Highway 20 (Washington Avenue) just east of Britton Road in the Town of Dover. When deputies arrived, they learned that a quad-axle dump truck, which was traveling westbound on Highway 20 crossed the center line into oncoming traffic. The dump truck drove […]