Thursday, May 2, 2013
Caledonia police say a man stole a variety of items from Kmart, and when they searched him, found a knife in his front pocket.
A 33-year-old Caledonia man had his initial appearance Thursday on shoplifting and carrying a concealed weapon charges. Michael Rakel was formally charged in Racine County Circuit Court with a misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed weapon, one misdemeanor count of retail theft, and a single felony count of bail jumping. If convicted of all charges, he faces up to 7-1/2 years in jail and/or up to $30,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint, Rakel was observed at Kmart by store security on April 19 taking an HDMI cord, batteries, a knife/phone pouch, and some LED vehicle lights. When they confronted Rakel outside the store, he reportedly reached toward his pocket. Because security thought he had a knife from what they'd seen on …
Friday, February 8, 2013
A Racine woman is accused of stealing baby formula she says she was going to sell to help pay for her cancer medications.
A Racine woman is in jail after allegedly telling officers she stole baby formula to sell to pay for her cancer medications. Therese Bolton, 39, was charged in Racine County Circuit Court with one misdemeanor count of retail theft and a felony count of bail jumping, repeater. If convicted, she faces up to six years, nine months in prison and/or up to $10,500 in fines. According to the criminal complaint, Racine Police were called to Kmart, 2211 S. Green Bay Road, on Feb. 6 for a call of shoplifting. When officers arrived, store security said they saw Bolton put three cans of baby formula in her purse and then attempt to leave the store. Reports indicate Bolton admitted to police that she took the baby formula to help her pay for her cancer…
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
A couple allegedly stole a woman's purse, then used it at several retail locations before the owner could cancel the cards. Caledonia Police are asking for help in solving the crime.
Two suspects allegedly took a woman’s purse sometime between 9:05 and 9:16 a.m. Jan. 3 from her car, which was parked at North Park Elementary, 4748 Elizabeth St. Caledonia Police are asking for the community to help identify the couple. They allegedly used the woman’s credit card at three different places – a Citgo gas station, Kmart in Caledonia and a Goodwill store in Sturtevant. In total, the couple racked up just over $200 in charges, said an official with the Caledonia Police Department. “The card was used at several locations before the victim could even shut it down,” police said. “It was used at Goodwill to purchase a TV/DVD combo.” Police said the woman’s car was parked in the parking lot while she walked her son to the front …
Monday, November 26, 2012
A Racine woman is accused of stealing a man's bank and food stamp cards, then returning them during a confrontation in front of the victim's home.
A 49-year-old Racine woman is accused of stealing a man’s food stamp and bankcards, then chasing his nephew around a Caledonia parking lot wielding shards of glass. Pamela A. Vaughn was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Monday with one count of disorderly conduct with use of a dangerous weapon, one count of criminal damage to property and one count of theft. If convicted, she faces up to 21 months in prison and $21,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: At 7:02 a.m. Saturday, Caledonia police officers were called to the 4200 block of Myrtle Court for an assault in progress and when they arrived, Vaughn was chasing a man around a car in the parking lot. The man was waving his arms frantically towards officers and pointing …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Suspect allegedly stole razor blades and condoms from Pick 'n Save stores in Caledonia and Mount Pleasant.
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- Joe Petrie
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
A 46-year-old Sturtevant man is facing charges after he was allegedly caught stealing razor blades on multiple occasions from area Pick ‘n Save stores. Bervis D. Sallis was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Wednesday with five counts of theft. If convicted, he faces up to 45 months in prison and $50,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On Sept. 28, Caledonia police officers were called to Pick ‘n Save after Sallis went into the store and took six four carton packs of Gillette Fusion razor blades and left the store without paying. The stolen items were valued at $120. On Oct. 9, officers were again called to the store after Sallis came in the day before and stole another $120 in blades without paying. After taking the …
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Suspect tells officers she is a single mother and is seven months pregnant and needs money.
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- Joe Petrie
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
A 24-year-old Racine woman is facing charges after she allegedly stole money from a cash register while working at a Caledonia department store. Samantha J. Heusdens was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of theft. If convicted, she faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: Caledonia police officers were called to Kmart Tuesday after a security officer discovered Heusdens had taken a total of $85 from a cash register on four separate occasions. The thefts occurred on Aug. 4, 7, 11 and Sunday. Officers then confronted Heusdens about the theft and she said she’s a single mother who is seven months pregnant and lives with her disabled father. She said she’s having…
Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Suspect allegedly asks boys playing outside of Kmart if he can film them, then tries to sell them drugs he just stole from the store.
A 30-year-old Racine man is facing charges after he allegedly stole Coricidin from two Caledonia stores along with a girl’s bike and then asked several young boys if he could film them playing with a scooter. Charles E. Kirkpatrick was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Wednesday with one count of retail theft and 17 counts of bail jumping. If convicted, he faces up to 13 ½ years in prison and $180,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: A 11-year-old and his 14-year-old brother were with a friend outside of Kmart playing with a scooter when they saw Kirkpatrick come up to the store on a black bicycle, then park and walk inside. He came out minutes later and approached the boys and began to ask if he could film them playing …
Monday, April 16, 2012
Joseph A. Marciniak allegedly took 25 packages of baseball cards and threatened a security officer with a box cutter. Police arrested him and now he's facing armed robbery charges, according to a report by the Caledonia Police Department.
A 33-year-old St. Francis man was charged with armed robbery by the Racine County District Attorney's Office for allegedly stealing $400 baseball cards from a Kmart store located at 5141 Douglas Avenue at 5:40 p.m. on Friday. Joseph A. Marciniak was charged with armed robbery today with a felony today. If he's convicted of the charge, Marciniak faces up to 40 years in prison and fines of up to $100,000. Marciniak took 25 packages of baseball cards and threatened a security officer with a box cutter, according to a report by the Caledonia Police Department. An officer confronted Marciniak and told him to come back in the store, but Marciniak didn’t comply and the security officer followed him out to the parking lot. After telling Marciniak …
Monday, April 2, 2012
Man allegedly took a $9 iPhone cable and his girlfriend's car, then eluded police. But that $9 cable is going to cost him big time if he's found guilty of all of the charges he's facing.
A man suspected of shoplifting was apprehended by Caledonia Police after a Friday evening car chase. Dakeece Shyheed Miller-Ricks, 20, of Racine, allegedly took a $9 USB cable for his iPhone, then ran from Kmart security. He left his girlfriend behind, taking her car and fleeing from police. He was arrested for a felony count of eluding a police officer, retail theft, trespassing and operating a vehicle without a driver’s license. He also received numerous municipal citations. Miller-Ricks, who was driving a green 1997 Chevrolet Cavalier, was suspected of taking a USB cable from Kmart in the 5200 block of Douglas Ave. Officers located at Charles Street and Four Mile Road gave pursuit after the car was spotted on Charles Street at Three …
Thursday, December 29, 2011
With the recent announcement of Kmart and Sears closings, there were questions as to whether Racine stores would make the cut. So far, so good.
Earlier this week, it was reported that Sears would be closing 100-120 stores across the country. Today, the first list, containing 79 stores was released. According to the Sears media website and reported by WISN, Racine's Kmarts and Sears stores are safe. However, a Sears in West Baraboo and a Kmart in Wind Lake are on the list of closings. More stores are expected to be added to that list by the end of 2012. You can read the full story HERE.