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- Feb 21
RACINE - On February 21st, at approximately 6:00am, agents from the Racine County Metro Drug Unit, the Racine County Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T and K-9 officer executed a search warrant at 1232 Cherry Street in the city of Racine. Information had been developed that the suspects at this residence were involved in the sale of cocaine and marijuana. Located during the search of the residence was 8.6 grams of cocaine, 733.9 grams of marijuana, various pill type medications, drug paraphernalia, a loaded handgun, a shotgun, numerous cell phones and US currency. There was also another family with three young children residing in the residence. The Racine County Human Services Department(HSD) was contacted and responded to the residence under the drug endangered children protocol. Arrested were: Quinton Smith, 39- year old resident of Racine County Sheldon Higgenbottom, 37-year-old resident of Racine County Both were transported to the Racine County Jail for the following charges: Quinton Smith • Possession of cocaine with intent to deliver • Possession of marijuana with intent to deliver • Repeat drug offender • Keeper of a drug place • Possession of a firearm by felon • Possession of drug paraphernalia • 2ND degree reckless endangering safety (ref kids in the residence) • On Federal Probation drug charges Sheldon Higgenbottom • Possession of cocaine with intent to deliver (PTAC) • Possession of marijuana with intent to deliver(PTAC) • Probation violation warrant
- Feb 20
*****Update***** The vehicle recovered from the incident is a 2016 grey Infinity Q60 SUV. It sustained severe damage and is currently impounded by the Racine County Sheriff’s Office. Suspects that fled this vehicle were not located. The attached photos are of the crashed stolen 2016 Infinity.
- Feb 20
*******ATTEMPT TO LOCATE******* On February 15, 2017 Pleasant Prairie Police Department took a theft from residence report involving suspect EDWARD V. BECS DOB: 03/08/1996. Prior to officers arrival at the residence, Becs fled on foot leaving his vehicle on scene. Becs was believed to have taken several bags, possibly containing drugs, and a gun case from his vehicle prior to fleeing. At this time, Becs has not been located but may be staying in the Mount Pleasant or Sturtevant areas. He was last seen wearing a black jacket and Cardinals hat. Becs also has an active warrant out of Probation and Parole. BECS IS BELIEVED TO BE ARMED AND DANGEROUS. If you have any information regarding Becs whereabouts, please contact Pleasant Prairie Police Department at (262) 694-7353. Information can be provided anonymously by contacting CrimeStoppers at (262) 636-9330 or toll free at 888-636-9330
- Feb 21
****CORRECTION**** All involved vehicles were operating with Illinois Dealer plates displayed. The inital release indicated the plates were temporary plates. MEDIA RELEASE On 2/19/17 at 2336 hrs. the Racine County Communications Center received notification from Kenosha Dispatch there were five vehicles N/b on I 94. All five vehicles Had Temporary Plates and were stolen out of Libertyville, IL. Deputies responded to I94. Multiple Deputies called out cars operating without lights at high rates of speed. It was also reported that one of these vehicles passed on the shoulder. A Deputy was able to get behind one of these vehicles which was going slower than the others. When the Deputy attempted to stop the vehicle, it accelerated rapidly beginning a pursuit. The pursuit started at Mile marker 330.8 (Just south of CTH K) Spike strips were deployed at CTH G which were struck by the fleeing vehicle. The fleeing vehicle continued a short distance then struck another vehicle. The fleeing vehicle then went into the ditch where two males ran from it. After an extensive search the two males were unable to be located. They were described as 5' 6'' mid-teens with short dark hair one wearing a black hoodie the other wearing a blue hoodie. The vehicle which was struck spun into the wall. There were two occupants in the vehicle. One complained of shoulder soreness but refused rescue. The pursuit lasted 4.2 miles speeds were up to 115 mph. I94 at CH G was shut down for approximately 2 hours. At the time of the pursuit traffic was light. See RCSO complaint number 17-10242 for further information.