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Hometown Hero: Racine County Sheriff’s Department Undercover Investigator

An undercover investigator with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department began his workday on Tuesday, July 13, at the Mobil gas station, 10616 Northwestern Ave. Before starting his shift at about 7:30 a.m., he stopped to fuel his unmarked vehicle. While there, he encountered an active shooter. The 21-year investigator stepped up at the scene. John […]

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Man Seriously Injured In Motorcycle Accident

TOWN OF BURLINGTON – A 39-year-old Waterford man was seriously injured in a motorcycle accident in the 7700 block of Fish Hatchery Road here Saturday evening, according to the Racine County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies responded to the single-vehicle accident about 7:10 p.m. Saturday. They found the motorcyclist laying on the ground unconscious but breathing. He […]

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Woman Rescued From Burning Vehicle; Charged With Drug Possession

CALEDONIA – A Greenfield woman, rescued from a burning vehicle on Interstate 94 here Sunday, was charged with drug possession. The Racine County District Attorney’s Office charged Christine Marie Pape, 29, with two counts of possession of narcotic drugs, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of illegally obtained prescription and four counts of misdemeanor bail jumping. […]

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Caledonia Man Arrested, Charged In Child Porn Investigation

CALEDONIA – Investigators from the Racine County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force reported finding “thousands of images” of child pornography on a computer owned by Andrious E. Kleiderman, 39, of the 400 block of Three Mile Road here. According to the criminal complaint filed last week, investigators located an IP (Internet provider) […]

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Racine Man Accused Of Child Pornography Possession

RACINE – Thomas James Collier, 37, of Racine, has been charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with 17 counts of possession of child pornography and one count of possession of drug paraphrenia. His arrest last week followed a lengthy investigation by the Racine County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force. According […]

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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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Racine County Jail reports no new COVID-19 cases for 18 days

The Racine County Sheriff’s Office has been COVID-19-free for 18 days, officials said in a press release issued Friday. That includes jail staff, contractors, volunteers, and inmates, according to the release. Public-facing sheriff’s office staff have been COVID-free for 42 days, according to the release. Jails and prisons report a higher infection rate for COVID-19. […]