Saturday, March 23, 2013
A Racine County man has died after he went into a ditch and crashed the car he was driving into several pine trees, according to a press release by the Racine County Sheriff's Department.
A 31-year-old Racine County man is dead after he crashed his car into a tree in the 4100 block of Highway K at 9:03 a.m. Saturday. The man died at the scene of the one-car crash and was the only person in the car. He was not wearing a seatbelt and was thrown from the vehicle, according to a press release by the Racine County Sheriff’s Department. Investigators determined that the man drove his car onto the shoulder of the road and overcorrected, went into a ditch on the south side of the road and crashed into several pine trees. The investigators are continuing to work on determining the cause of the crash. However, alcohol and drug use did not appear to be a contributing factor in the crash. The man’s name has not been released pending …
Friday, March 1, 2013
After a lengthy investigation, law enforcement officials have arrested Abigail and Norberto Rapeta.
The Mount Pleasant couple that own the Dynasty restaurant, 2427 Lathrop Ave., was arrested today on a federal money laundering charge, according to Racine Police. Norberto Rapeta, 41, and Abigail J Rapeta, 37, were both charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering following a long-term investigation by the DEA, City of Racine and Kenosha police departments, the Racine and Kenosha county sheriff’s departments, and the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation. According to a press release by the Racine Police Department, the investigation stemmed from a 2008 drug distribution operation where Oiseil and Gener Jaimes, and other associates were indicted on federal charges of conspiracy to distribute cocaine. Abigail Rapeta is the …
Sunday, February 24, 2013
One person was hospitalized after they rolled their car on Interstate 94, which was shut down for almost an hour Sunday night.
**Updated 8:20 p.m. Patch has learned the female victim taken to Froedtert Hospital Sunday after a rollover crash on I-94 just after 5 p.m. is suffering from a head injury. A family member Sunday night confirmed their relative suffered a head injury from the crash, but could not provide a prognosis or details about her condition. The crash happened on I-94 near the Highway K bridge. Deputies with the Racine County Sheriff's Department shut down all three lanes of traffic on Interstate 94 going eastbound just south of Highway K and then allowed the cars to get back on the Interstate at the Highway E ramp. Karen Jensen, a Racine woman who was stuck in the traffic jam, said at 5:50 p.m. that they had been stuck in traffic for over 45 …
Saturday, December 8, 2012
Police say the suspect, 52, said he panicked after the crash because he's on supervised parole for homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and the truck smelled of alcohol.
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Saturday, December 8, 2012
A 52-year-old Caledonia man is accused of crashing a truck into a tree in Town of Yorkville, then leaving the scene and lying about driving to police officers. Kenneth R. Frederick was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Thursday with one count of obstructing an officer. If convicted, he faces up to nine months in prison and $10,000 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On Monday, Racine County Sheriff’s deputies responded to a home in the 2200 block of South Britton Road after one of the residents of the home went outside and found a pickup truck smashed into a nearby tree. The resident told police they didn’t see or hear the accident. Police scoured the area and hospitals, but didn’t find a driver. However, they noticed the …
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Marshall D. Ambrose, 37, was pulled over on the west frontage road for not having his seat belt on, but then the officer smelled something a little funny.
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Thursday, October 25, 2012
A 37-year-old Caledonia man is accused of driving his car after smoking marijuana in the Town of Raymond. Marshall D. Ambrose was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Thursday with one count of operating with a restricted controlled substance in his blood stream (sixth offense), one count of possession of THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. If convicted, he faces up to 4 1/2 years in prison and $20,500 in fines. According to the criminal complaint: On Wednesday, Ambrose was driving an Oldsmobile on the west frontage road near 3 Mile Road when a Racine County sheriff's deputy on patrol noticed he wasn't wearing a seat belt. The deputy followed Ambrose and pulled him over just north …
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Racine County executive Jim Ladwig pitched his 2013 budget proposal to the County Board at their meeting on Tuesday. If approved as is, taxpayers won't see much of an increase on the county portion of their tax bill.
Taxpayers won’t see much of an increase on the county tax portion of their property tax bill, if the 2013 budget is accepted as is by the Racine County Board. County executive Jim Ladwig presented the budget to the board Tuesday night. If the board approves the budget, a homeowner whose property is valued at $200,000 would pay $760 on the county portion of their tax bill. For Caledonia, Mount Pleasant, Sturtevant and Wind Point taxpayers, their county tax levy includes the general countywide tax levy and the library tax levy. The general county tax levy would remain the same at $48 million. However, the library portion of the tax levy increase by $68,000 to $2.2 million, or just more than a 3 percent. During his budget address, Ladwig …
Saturday, September 29, 2012
Motorists should know that official law enforcement will always have a red and a blue flashing light, not just a red or a blue light.
The Racine County Sheriff's Office is warning motorists about a suspect who impersonated an officer on Sept. 26 near Waterford and allegedly assaulted a young woman. According to a written release from the RCSD, the victim was driving near County K and Apple Road in western Racine County when she said a car behind her started flashing a red light. She pulled over, thinking a police officer was initiating a traffic stop. When the suspect approached the woman, he displayed a weapon and then assaulted her. The attack ended and the suspect fled when another vehicle drove by on Highway K. The victim describes the suspect as: The Racine County Sheriff's Department wants to remind drivers that official law enforcement officers will have both a …
Sunday, August 19, 2012
Two Chicago men remain in the Racine County Jail facing a variety of charges after they were pulled over for drunk driving and deputies found almost $70,000 in the car.
Racine County Sheriff's Deputies found almost $70,000 during a traffic stop early Saturday morning on I-94 as part of a drunk driving crackdown. According to a written release from the RCSD, deputies stopped a driver shortly after midnight because deputies observed him driving erratically on I-94. Deputies were out on patrol participating in an alcohol crackdown operation when they made the stop. The driver of the car was taken into custody for Operating While Intoxicated, but his passenger lacked any identification. Deputies asked the passenger to step out of the car to help him make arrangements to return to Chicago. They initiated a pat-down to make sure the man didn't have any weapons, and Model 22 40-caliber Glock reportedly fell from…
Saturday, July 21, 2012
John Gay, who grew enough marijuana to become the largest marijuana bust in southeastern Wisconsin, pleaded guilty to one felony drug charge on Thursday.
A Raymond man who operated what police called the largest marijuana bust in southeastern Wisconsin, pleaded guilty Thursday to one count of possession with intent to sell marijuana in a Racine County Court. He was arrested in October after police found more than nine tons of pot on his property. Jacalyn LaBre, the prosecuting attorney, recommended that John Gay be sentenced to seven years in prison with extended supervision. Gay's attorney may argue a lesser sentence at the sentence hearing on Nov. 1. Judge Wayne Marik has ordered a pre-sentence investigation before he makes a final decision on sentencing Gay. The initial charge carried a modifier with the use of a dangerous weapon, but the modifier was dropped. Gay had also been charged …
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Former cop says he doesn't know who blew up his mailbox, but it could have been anyone.
Someone blew up a mailbox belonging to a former deputy with the Racine County Sheriff’s Department at 12:36 a.m. Saturday in the 4100 block of Lexington Avenue. The former deputy told police he heard what he thought was the sound of a gunshot and saw what he thought was someone lying in the street. But when he got a closer look, he realized that someone blew up his mailbox, which flew off and struck his garage door. The off-duty office told the officer with the Caledonia Police Department that he didn’t have any suspects, but said “anyone could have done this.” Police will be devoting extra attention to the area.