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100 MPH Chase Ends in Driver’s Arrest

Racine County Sheriff Deputies say a female driver led them and Wisconsin State Troopers on a chase on I-94 that reached speeds over 100 miles per hour. According to a release from the RCSD, deputies observed a car northbound on I-94 near Highway C being driven by a woman they’d warned not more than 30 […]

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One Man Dead In Skydiving Accident At Skydive Midwest

On skydiver is dead and another one is injured after they missed their landing at Sylvania Airport while skydiving at Skydive Midwest, 13851 56th St., in Sturtevant, according to the Racine County Sheriff’s Department. Deputies were called to the scene at 5:36 p.m. after the two men missed the landing at the airport and instead […]

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Jail Visitation Can Now Start at Home

The Racine County Jail has an upgraded video visiting system that will now allow families to visit with loved ones without leaving home, but there is cost involved. Racine County Sheriff Chris Schmaling made the announcement Friday. “With this new technology, more citizens who may not have the means or the physical capability to come to […]

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K9 Partners Getting ^Paws for Help Nabbing Alleged Bank Robber

Racine County Sheriff’s K9 Nitro and his human partner, Deputy Troy Ruffalo, will get a high-paw Tuesday for their role in apprehending alleged bank robber Darnell Collins. Collins, 49, and James Ward, 33, both of Racine, were charged June 19 with one felony count each of robbery of a financial institution after police say they robbed the […]

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Mount Pleasant Man Held on Internet Child Sex Charges

Deputies with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department Internet Crimes Against Children have arrested a 40-year-old Mount Pleasant man after serving a search warrant on the man’s home. According to a press release from RCSD, investigators with CAC have an on-going investigation allegedly involving the man and “potential threats or crimes committed against children utilizing the […]

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Drivers Be Aware: Traffic Enforcement in Full Effect

Area police officers are stepping up patrols as part of a statewide push to reduce traffic-related deaths. The Joint Speed and Alcohol Grant administered by the state Bureau of Traffic Safety covers overtime for officers at 100 percent so police can step up patrols of intersections to target speeding, drivers who aren’t wearing their seat […]

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K9 Nox Interrupts Alleged Drug Delivery

    Racine County Sheriff’s Department K9 Officer Nox helped deputies Monday keep over 100 grams of illegal drugs – including heroin – off the streets. Deputies say they initiated a traffic stop on I-94 on a vehicle for unspecified traffic violations. K9 Officer Nox was called to the scene and alerted on the car […]

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Police: Traffic Stop Leads to Heroin-Related Arrest

  Racine County Sheriff’s deputies say a 23-year-old woman is in custody for possession of drug paraphernalia after deputies initiated a traffic stop in Sturtevant. Andrea Whealon, of Mount Pleasant, was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Monday with two counts of felony bail jumping and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. If […]

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Two Crashes Just Minutes Apart Prove Fatal

A 32-year-old Racine man died in a two-vehicle crash that happened at 4:23 p.m. Sunday on Highway G at Highway V, according to officials with the Caledonia Police Department. Leonard Boczkowski, 32, of Racine, was driving a pick-up truck northbound on Highway V when he failed to stop at a stop sign. A semi, which […]

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$10,000 Cash Bond For Child Porn Defendant

The Racine man arrested Tuesday for alleged Internet crimes against children was formally charged Wednesday with a single felony county of possession of child pornography. Jacob Bierer, 35, could face up to 25 years in prison and/or up to $100,000 in fines after investigators with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department say they found at least […]

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Man Arrested for Alleged Child Internet Crimes

A 35-year-old Racine man is in custody after deputies from the Racine County Sheriff’s Office Internet Crimes against Children (ICAC) Unit say they discovered his potential involvement in online crimes against children. Deputies say during the course of an investigation, they discovered the man’s alleged involvement and Tuesday executed a search warrant at his home in the […]

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