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‘Passed Out’ Driver at Drive-Through Becomes OWI Arrest

WATERFORD – A driver, reported to be “passed out” at a fast-food restaurant drive-through here late Tuesday, was arrested for Operating While Impaired (4th offense). The Racine County Sheriff’s Office responded to a call to the McDonald’s drive-through, 815 Fox Lane, shortly before midnight Tuesday. Deputies found a man sleeping in the driver’s seat of […]

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Burlington Teen Apprehended on Child Porn Possession

BURLINGTON –  A Town of Burlington teen was apprehended Thursday on possession of child pornography after being served with a search warrant by the Racine County Criminal Investigations Bureau and the Racine County Internet Crimes Against Children Unit. According to a news release, the unidentified teen admitted to downloading and sharing child pornography with others. […]

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Man Tasered, Arrested After Domestic Abuse Incident Near County Jail

RACINE – A Racine man was tasered, arrested, and charged with three misdemeanors following an alleged domestic abuse incident near the Racine County Jail on Monday afternoon. The Racine County District Attorney’s office charged Tavarez D. Williams, 40, of 1823 W. Sixth St., with misdemeanor battery, disorderly conduct, and obstructing an officer. The battery and […]

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Five New Racine Sheriff’s Deputies Graduate From GTC Academy

The Racine County Sheriff’s Office announces the graduation of five deputies from the Gateway Technical College (GTC) Law Enforcement Academy, Class 38-2021. Pictured (from left) are: Deputy Karasti, Deputy Barnes, Deputy Ayala, Sheriff Christopher Schmaling, Captain Friend, Deputy Rooney, and Deputy Seitz. During the academy, Deputy Karasti was selected to be one of the Squad […]

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Two Racine County Jail Deaths Under Investigation

RACINE – Authorities are investigating two deaths involving Racine County Jail inmates that have occurred since Saturday. The Racine County Sheriff’s Office, which runs the county jail, reported the incidents. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Office is conducting independent investigations of both deaths. First Death The first death, which occurred Saturday, involved a suspect charged with […]