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Union Grove man dies from self-inflicted gunshot wound, prompts Racine County SWAT team response

UNION GROVE-A Union Grove man is dead after taking his own life Tuesday afternoon at a residence in the 15900 block of Durand Avenue. The man shot himself, according to a press release officials with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department. His name has not been released by officials. His girlfriend called the Racine County Communications […]

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Eau Claire man arrested for driving drunk, admits to drinking two bottles of vodka

Deputies with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department arrested an Eau Claire man at 11 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 41 for suspicion of driving drunk with the children and his wife in the car. Max Hagen, 35, is facing: Two counts reckless of endangering safetySix counts felony bail jumpingTwo counts operating under the influence with passengers […]

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Milwaukee man arrested for 5th drunk driving incident

YORKVILLE – A Milwaukee man was arrested here early Wednesday on a 5th offense of drunk driving, the Racine County Sheriff’s Office reported. According to a news release, a sheriff’s deputy found a vehicle parked on the shoulder of South Sylvania Avenue near Grandview Parkway with its headlights on and engine running shortly after midnight on Wednesday. […]

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Man tells deputies he accidentally shot his wife, Racine County DA issues charges

Burlington – A Burlington man is being held on several felony charges after he “accidentally shot” his wife in the leg, but she disagreed with that assessment. Salvador Sanchez, 43, was charged Wednesday by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with injury by negligent handling of a dangerous weapon, second-degree recklessly endangering safety (domestic abuse assessment), […]

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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 […]