Friday, April 5, 2013
Caledonia police say a man and a woman took a purse from a car at North Park Elementary and then used the woman's cards and cash to purchase various items from area stores.
A man and a woman have been formally charged with stealing a woman's purse and using her cash and credit cards to go shopping. Christopher Hanson, 27, and Margaret Stratman, 27, were charged Thursday in Racine County Circuit Court. Hanson is charged with three counts of felony identity theft and one count of misdemeanor theft. If convicted, he faces 18 years, nine months in jail and/or up to $40,000 in fines. Because Hanson is considered a repeat offender, he could get extra time tacked onto any sentence he might receive. Stratman was charged with two felony counts of identity theft. If convicted, she could face up to twelve years in prison and/or up to $20,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint, Hanson and Stratman were …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Come celebrate the success and future of Crime Stoppers of Racine County at the 20th anniversary of the group's golf outing. Set for May 22 at Rivermoor Golf Club in Waterford. Join us!
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Between Crime Stoppers of Racine County and the Wisconsin Insurance Council, there's a total of $6,000 in reward money attached to the tip that leads to an arrest for the Jacato Drive apartment building fire.
Dozens of people were displaced because of the Jan. 29 fire on Jacato Drive. At 8:40 p.m., the Racine Fire Department responded to reports of a fire at 2500 Jacato Drive. The blaze destroyed the apartment building, but it could have been so much worse. It took fire fighters from several communities, including Racine, South Shore and Caledonia, to completely extinguish the blaze that displaced dozens of residents. Investigators quickly determined the cause of the fire was arson, according to a story in The Journal Times. Given the scope of the fire, this was a dangerous situation for both the residents living in the building - officially or not - and the fire fighters who battled the blaze. "Occasionally, vacant apartments in this area are …
Monday, February 4, 2013
A warrant has been issued for Norberto Avendado-Cano for allegedly selling cocaine in the villages of Caledonia and Mount Pleasant and the City of Racine.
A $50,000 warrant has been issued for the arrest of Norberto Avendado-Cano, 22, of Milwaukee. Cano - who has at least three aliases - was charged Monday in Racine County Circuit Court with two felony counts of manufacture/delivery of a controlled substance, subsequent offense. If convicted, he faces up to 65 years in prison and/or up to $200,000 in fines. Because he is a repeat offender, Cano could get additional time tacked on to his sentence. According to the criminal complaint, a Special Agent with the Department of Justice was working with a confidential informant who identified Cano as a supplier of cocaine. The agent worked with the CI to set up a buy on May 16, 2012 at the Mobile station at 7-Mile Road and I-94, which went off as …
Monday, January 7, 2013
Racine Police are asking people to leave anonymous tips with Crime Stoppers to help them catch the person or people responsible for stealing metal storm basin covers.
Saying there is danger for pedestrians, bicycle riders and drivers alike, the Racine Police Department is asking for help finding the person(s) responsible for stealing storm basic covers throughout the city. According to a written release from the RPD, some 60 covers were taken between Nov. 29 and Dec. 11. The covers are rectangular metal with bars. They sit against curbs and help direct storm water run-off into the city sewer system. Police believe whomever is behind the thefts is driving a non-government van or truck to collect the covers. Officers do not have any suspects in custody. Anyone with any information is asked to leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at (888) 636-9330, email: http://racine.crimestoppersweb.com, or text …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Racine County officials want help identifying a young woman whose body was found in 1999. She had been abused and murdered. They also hope to get information that leads to her killer.
Was this Racine County Jane Doe—found dead in 1999 in a Raymond corn field—originally from Eastern Europe and only a recent arrival to the U.S.? Whether or not she was is one question investigators of this cold case continue to ponder. Unfortunately, unless they disinter her body, the tests can't be run to determine whether or not she could have been from a former Soviet bloc country. "We talked about it at the time, but the tests are expensive," said Racine County Medical Examiner Tom Terry. "Now, the girl's jaw bones are no longer viable so the only way we can run these tests is to disinter her body." A man out walking his dog in July 1999 discovered her body in a Raymond cornfield. According to a story from The Journal Times, in the …
Friday, November 23, 2012
Racine Police apprehended two men who are accused of robbing a southside gas station Friday morning.
**Updated 1:15 p.m. Racine Police Friday afternoon apprehended two men suspected of holding up a south side gas station the same morning. According to a story running in The Journal Times, two armed men walked into the Fine Fare Foods store, 1819 Durand Avenue, at about 10 a.m. One of them had a gun, witnesses said, and they both wore sunglasses and ski masks. “I heard them say get down and that is exactly what I did,” a woman is quoted as saying. “I got down and I didn’t look up. I was too scared.” The owner of the store was unsure how much money the men got away with. By 12:15 p.m., Racine Uncovered reported that officers took Darnell Davidson, 40, and Bruce Ratliff, 57, into custody after a chase that reached 60 miles per hour and ended…