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Health care worker charged with stealing medication from elderly woman with dementia

RACINE ⸺ The Racine County District Attorney’s office has charged a home health care worker with possession and theft after she took Vicodin from a patient’s home. Kayla L. Jandl, 27, of Racine, faces charges of:  Possession of narcotic drugs, a felony;Possession of a controlled substance, a misdemeanor;Possess/illegally obtained prescription, a misdemeanor;And attempt misdemeanor theft.  […]

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Racine Police investigating attempted homicide; suspect in custody

RACINE ⏤ Racine Police are investigating an attempted homicide that occurred Monday evening, leaving a man in the hospital with a gunshot wound. The crime took place near Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Albert Street, and police have taken a suspect in custody. Police responded to Ascension All Saints Hospital about 10:23 p.m. […]

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17-year-old charged in Dec. 8 north side shots fired incident

RACINE ⏤ The Racine County District Attorney’s office has leveled multiple charges against a teenager in connection with a Dec. 8 shots fired call on the city’s north side. Daquan T. McCray, 17, of Racine, faces counts of: Possession of a firearm by a felon; First-degree recklessly endangering safety; And possession of a dangerous weapon by a […]

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Police Urge Caution to Avoid Robbery, Scams

RACINE – With the year-end holidays approaching, the Racine Police Department (RPD) has seen a recent increase in robberies during property exchanges related to online transactions. The RPD offers these suggestions for completing online transactions (such as Facebook Marketplace or Craig’s List) that result in face-to-face exchanges. When meeting with a seller or buyer, use […]

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Milwaukee man facing felonies after fleeing Racine police, telling them ‘shoot me’

RACINE ⸺ A Milwaukee man faces numerous felonies after fleeing from police last week and telling them “shoot me” when caught.  The Racine County District Attorney’s office has charged Joshua Mitchell, 26, with: Possession of a firearm by outstate felon, firearm mandatory minimum enhancer, a felony;Two counts of second-degree recklessly endangering safety, both felonies;Vehicle operator […]

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Multiple weapons charges filed against Racine man

The Racine County Courthouse. File photo. RACINE – The Racine District Attorney’s office has charged Elijah A. Sullivan, 26, of Racine, with weapon and theft-related crimes. Racine Police took Sullivan into custody Oct. 9, where he remained as of Wednesday afternoon.  Sullivan faces three counts of possession of a firearm by an out-of-state felon. Two […]

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DA charges Racine man with making terrorist threats

RACINE – The Racine County District Attorney’s Office has charged Dajuan M. Jones, 26, of Racine, with making terrorist threats and possession of drug paraphernalia after allegedly posting threatening statements against Racine Police on Facebook Live on Sunday. If convicted, Jones faces 3 ½ years in prison or a $10,000 fine. He remained in custody in the Racine County Jail as […]

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COP House releases playbook to serve as crime reduction model

RACINE – The Racine Police Department has released the “COP House Playbook” to help other police departments develop a community-oriented policing model that has been credited with contributing to the city’s historically low crime rates. The 132-page digital book discusses how law enforcement can enlist community resources to build and operate Community Oriented Policing (COP) […]

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Teen charged in string of pizza delivery driver robberies

File photo RACINE – A 17-year-old boy faces five felony charges for his alleged involvement in a string of pizza delivery driver robberies over the summer.  The Racine County District Attorney’s office charged Bryant M. Patrick, 17, of Racine, with four felony counts of armed robbery and one felony count of attempted armed robbery, all […]