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Credit card, identity theft could mean 12 years in prison for Union Grove man

RACINE, KENOSHA COUNTIES — A 27-year-old Union Grove man, who currently is in custody in Kenosha County on a credit card fraud charge, now faces three additional criminal counts for a similar offense — this time with the use of a deceased’s man’s credit card. Benjamin Richard Whitney is charged with felony counts of identity […]

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Beloit man with long criminal history arrested for retail theft; faces 24 years in prison

BURLINGTON — A 46-year-old Beloit man with a criminal history that dates back to 1996 now faces six new criminal charges after his arrest for retail theft on Dec. 9, in Burlington. Kevin Skilling is charged with four felony bail-jumping counts, along with misdemeanor counts of retail theft and obstructing an officer. Each of the […]

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Teenage girl charged with stealing 2 cars, high-speed chase

RACINE — A 17-year-old Racine girl is facing adult charges after allegedly stealing two cars on two different dates, and leading police on a high-speed chase through a residential neighborhood. Levaeh Williams was charged Mon., Dec. 5, in Racine County Circuit Court with two felony counts of operating a vehicle without the owner’s consent, two […]

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Man faces prison after exposing himself at Walmart in Burlington, masturbating

BURLINGTON — A 29-year-old man is facing almost 40 years in prison after he allegedly exposed himself and masturbated in an aisle at the Burlington Walmart location. Robert Rohleder, of Twin Lakes, was charged Friday, Oct. 7, in Racine County Circuit Court with six felony counts of bail jumping and one misdemeanor count each of […]

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Man charged with stealing purse, identity theft, damaging car

RACINE – A Racine man is accused of breaking into a car to steal a woman’s purse and using her debit cards at area retailers. Raymundo Izaguirre, 43, was charged Aug. 31 in Racine County Circuit Court with two felony counts of personal identity theft, one misdemeanor count each of theft and criminal damage to […]

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COVID-19 Tests Now Covered by Medicare

As of April 4, Medicare will now cover over-the-counter COVID-19 tests for those participating in certain Medicare programs. Medicare will cover eight over-the-counter COVID-19 tests each calendar month for enrollees. There is no cost to those enrolled. This coverage will continue until the COVID-19 public health emergency (PHE) ends, according to medicare.gov. Those enrolled in […]

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COVID-19 Testing Sites in Racine County

COVID-19 numbers are rising in Racine County. According to the COVID-19 (Racine County) data reported by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the following statistics showcase: In total, 38, 814 people in Racine County have had a confirmed COVID-19 case by date of symptom onset or diagnosis as of 1/11/22In total, 507 people in Racine […]

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5 Ways to Support Local Businesses During the Holiday Season

It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year. Between now, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day there is a lot of shopping, cooking, and festivities taking place. Large retailers and big-box stores start booming with business this time of year. Sadly, small shops are hurt when consumers choose Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and other large retailers […]

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Walmart Employee Accused Of Assaulting Customer

MOUNT PLEASANT –  A $500 cash bond and a $2,500 signature bond were set for a 17-year-old Walmart employee accused of assaulting an elderly customer here last week, according to online court records. Charges for Walmart Employee Jazareia A. Velasquez of Racine has been charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with aggravated battery-elderly […]

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High-speed chases result in house arrest

A Sturtevant man faces multiple charges after a series of high-speed chases through Racine County in an SUV, court documents show. Marquis Thomas, 21, faces one count of disorderly conduct, two counts of attempting to flee or elude an officer, three counts of obstructing an officer, and two counts of second degree recklessly endangering safety […]

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Woman in Walmart Scuffle Charged With Drugs, Resisting Arrest

MOUNT PLEASANT – A Sheboygan woman refused to leave the Walmart Neighborhood Market, 5625 Washington Ave., at closing time on Thursday. She was cited for drug possession, resisting, and several other offenses. The Mount Pleasant Police Department was called to the store at 11:16 p.m. on a report that the woman had been at the […]

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Los Robos Comenzaron Porque Una Mujer Pagaba Alimentos Con Una Tarjeta De Cupones Para Alimentos

Wisconsin (RCE Noticias) – Una mujer de Detroit está acusada de varios delitos graves después de que apuñaló a un empleado de Walmart y le robó dinero a una mujer en robos separados. Tia Sullivan, de 30 años, de Detroit, fue acusada por la Oficina del Fiscal de Distrito del Condado de Racine de robo […]

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Robberies started over woman paying for groceries with food stamp card

MOUNT PLEASANT, WI — A Detroit woman stands accused of several felonies after she stabbed a Walmart employee and stole money from a woman in separate robberies. Tia Sullivan, 30, of Detroit, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office with armed robbery, first-degree reckless injury, aggravated battery, obstructing a police officer, and disorderly […]

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Homeless Walmart employee charged with taking thousands

Patrick Green A homeless Walmart employee has been charged with taking over $4,400 from his employer over the course of several months because he was homeless and living in their parking lot, he told police. Patrick Green, 26, of Racine, was charged by the Racine County District Attorney’s Office Wednesday with theft from a business […]

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