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Man Charged With 4th Drunk Driving Offense

A South Milwaukee man was charged with a felony drunk driving charge after he was seen speeding by an off-duty Racine County Sheriff’s deputy and driving recklessly, according a criminal complaint by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office. Peter Valente, 50, of South Milwaukee, was charged with drunk driving (fourth offense) by the Racine County […]

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Man Charged Twice In 24 Hours With Heroin

A Mount Pleasant man is in jail after he drove in the wrong lane, had an illegally obtained prescription, drug paraphernalia and narcotic drugs in his truck. Joshua N. Bothe, 22, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office on Monday with possession/illegally obtained prescription, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with intent to distribute […]

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Names on Domestic Violence Warrants Released for Greater Awareness

The Racine Police Department Tuesday released the names of more than 60 individuals with active warrants for domestic violence charges to call more awareness to the issue during October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Racine police Sgt. Jessie Metoyer said in a press release that the names of domestic violence offenders are being released […]

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Update: Peacefest Moves to Quarry Park

  Help support Community Oriented Policing at the first of what organizers hope will be an annual Peacefest event. Peacefest is organized by community members to bring people together for an afternoon that promotes community and togetherness while benefitting the Racine Police Department’s Community Oriented Policing program. The event features live music, a DJ, face […]

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Police: Traffic Stop Leads to 2-1/2 Pounds of Pot

Two Milwaukee men are facing felony drug charges after Racine County Sheriff’s deputies say they found two-and-half pounds of pot during a routine traffic stop on I-94. At 9:46 p.m. Thursday, deputies pulled over Alexander D. Dixon, 24, and Pierre J. Slater, 25, because the car they were in committed a lane deviation and the plate registration […]

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After Teen Charged in Homicide, Peacefest Hopes to Build Bridges

Ten days after a 15-year-old homicide defendant goes before a Racine County Circuit Court Commissioner for his preliminary hearing, Peacefest organizers are hoping the community comes out so residents can get to know one another and possibly prevent additional incidents like the one that left a 19-year-old dead. Commissioner John Bjelajac set Tommy Canady’s bail at $500,000 […]

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During Drunk Driving Arrest, Second Driver Crashes Into Deputy’s Car

While arresting a drunk driver, a second drunk driver smashed into a Racine County Sheriff’s deputy’s car at 11 p.m. Saturday on Interstate 94, according to officials with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department. No one was injured during the crash. During the initial call, the deputy responded to a report of a vehicle that had […]

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Security Checkpoint Added To Racine County Courthouse

Much like the Racine County Public Safety Building, visitors to the Racine County Courthouse will now need to go through a security checkpoint to enter the building. Starting Tuesday, the general public and courthouse employees will be required to go through the security checkpoint before entering the building. The project was put into place to […]

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