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Man threatens deputy, brags about criminal record while being arrested for 3rd drunken driving offense

NORWAY ⏤ A 39-year-old Burlington man allegedly threatened a deputy and bragged about his criminal record during an arrest for his third drunken driving offense Monday.  The Racine County District Attorney’s office has charged Jeffrey Willis with: Threat to a law enforcement officer, a felony;Resisting an officer, a misdemeanor;And operating a motor vehicle while under […]

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Racine County Sheriff’s Office Staff Raise $4,700 for the Women’s Resource Center

During October, November, and December 2020, over 60 members of the Racine County Sheriff’s Office Staff participated to raise money for the Women’s Resource Center in Racine. For a $75 donation, deputies and corrections officers were authorized to grow a beard which is normally prohibited. Several participants donated over the required $75. On Monday, Sheriff […]

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18 accidents reported over single night in Racine County

FILE PHOTO RACINE COUNTY ⏤ County officials reported 18 accidents on Interstate 41 in Racine County Saturday night into Sunday morning, with several deputies nearly hit. According to a release from the Racine County Sheriff’s Department, all of the accidents took place on the interstate between Highway KR and Highway K in the county. The […]

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Burlington man facing separate felony cases for drug dealing, vehicle theft

FILE PHOTO RACINE COUNTY ⸺ A Burlington man faces felonies in two cases ⸺ one involving drug dealing and one involving vehicle theft. In the drug case, the Racine County District Attorney’s office has charged Julian M. Barler, 24, with two counts of  manufacture/deliver THC (<= 200 grams), second or subsequent offense. Both charges resulted […]

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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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Pleasant Prairie woman faces OWI in Yorkville crash

Here’s what the Racine County Sheriff’s office is reporting: (Image Via Shutterstock) YORKVILLE ⏤ A Pleasant Prairie woman faces her first operating while intoxicated charge following a crash on I-94 early Sunday. Rashae Ashanti Martin, 18, faces a slew of traffic violations in the crash. Those charges include: deviation from designated lane; operator violate red […]