Welcome to the website of the Racine County Sheriff's Office.
We hope you will find the information you are looking for within these pages. Our agency remains dedicated to providing the core services that help maintain public safety, peace, and order in Racine County. We remain committed to utilizing our resources in the most efficient and responsible manner possible. Our citizens expect these things, and deserve them. It is our great privilege to deliver these services to them.
- Oct 19
On Thursday October 19, 2017 Racine County law enforcement took part in a nationwide collaborative effort to identify and apprehend persons with outstanding domestic violence warrants. The 15th annual Family Violence Apprehension Detail includes over 250 law enforcement agencies from states across the country. This is the fourth year that The Domestic Violence Task Force and Racine County Law Enforcement have participated in this program. This ongoing effort helps raise awareness of the problem of family and domestic violence in our communities. It also demonstrates to offenders that they will be held accountable for their actions. Area law enforcement has worked hand in hand with members of the Racine County Women’s Resource Center, HSD, The Racine County DA’s Office, probation and parole and community partners as part of a County-wide Domestic Violence Task Force. Local law enforcement that participated in this ongoing effort included the Racine County Sheriff’s Office, Racine PD, Mt. Pleasant PD, Caledonia PD, Sturtevant PD and the Burlington PD. Locally 84 warrant service attempts were conducted throughout the county. This effort resulted in the arrest of 12 individuals in Racine County with existing family-violence related warrants. Sheriff Christopher Schmaling Sheriff, Racine County
- Oct 17
*****MEDIA RELEASE***** On 10/14/17 The Racine County Communications Center received a report of reckless driver traveling northbound on I-94 at a high rate of speed with no headlights. The vehicle struck another northbound vehicle from behind causing a property damage accident and fled the scene. The vehicle was described as a late model Kia Sol with Texas registration. The Racine County Communications center was then advised that this vehicle was recently involved in a pursuit in a neighboring jurisdiction. The operator was described as being mentally unstable and possibly armed with a long rifle. While searching the area for the suspect a suspicious vehicle pulled into an empty parking lot of a business and appeared to be looking for someone. Deputies made contact with the vehicle occupants and learned they were called there to pick up a friend who stated he was involved in an accident. Deputies then observed a light from a cellphone coming from a nearby residence and made contact with Austin D Pemberton. Austin appeared to be under the influence of drugs, and stated the vehicle was in the ditch just south of CTH G occupied by two armed males. The vehicle was located in tall weeds making it difficult to see into the vehicle. For the safety of the citizens the Interstate was temporarily shut down while the vehicle was cleared. No occupants were found to be inside the vehicle and upon further investigation it was learned no other persons were in the vehicle with Austin at the time of the crash. A loaded 12-gauge shotgun and drug paraphernalia was located inside the vehicle. Austin is currently being held in the Racine County Jail on the following charges: OWI 2nd Felon in Possession of a Firearm Possession of Methamphetamines Possession of Drug Paraphernalia Multiple other charges and active warrants out of other jurisdictions Sheriff Christopher Schmaling Racine Co. Sheriff’s Office
- Oct 14
Sharing on behalf of Mount Pleasant Police Department
- Oct 17
RACINE - On October 10th, at approximately 3:50pm, agents from the Racine County Metro Drug Unit, Drug Enforcement Administration, and members of the Racine County Swat Team executed two search warrants. The first warrant was executed on a vehicle returning from Illinois to Racine County which was occupied by Maurice E. Jorden and a female occupant. A high-risk traffic stop was conducted. During the traffic stop, the female occupant disclosed she was concealing drugs on her person. A knotted baggie containing 12.4g of heroin and one knotted baggie containing 22g of cocaine was recovered with a combined street value of approximately $4000.00. A second warrant was executed at Maurice Jorden’s residence located in the 1600 block of Winslow St, City of Racine. During the search agents located a loaded 38 caliber handgun, handgun ammunition, a digital scale, drug packaging materials, and several cell phones. Arrested was: Maurice E. Jorden, 31years old, resident of Racine County Maurice E. Jorden was transported to the Racine County Jail and held on the following charges: • Possession with intent to deliver heroin • Possession with intent to deliver cocaine • Possession of a firearm by a felon • Possession of drug paraphernalia • Keeper of a drug place for sales • Repeat drug offender Sheriff Christopher Schmaling