According to a report, Racine police arrested 14 people in just two days earlier this week. The police department says that these arrests were made working with residents in order to clamp down on burglaries. A homeless man was reportedly arrested and charged with multiple crimes related to two burglary investigations. Four juveniles were also arrested after complaints about burglaries, and even more arrests were made from residents calling police about alleged burglaries in progress.
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Police say they quickly arrested a person they suspect wrote a bomb threat on a note in a boy's bathroom at Nicolet High School. The students at the school were evacuated after an initial search turned up what police thought were suspicious looking packaged. The bomb squad said the packages were harmless, but school was cancelled for the rest of the day.
A man was arrested in June for an alleged domestic violence complain. Upon being brought to a police station in Milwaukee, the arresting officer reportedly slammed the accused man's head against a concrete wall. According to a recent report, that officer has now been arrested for that incident and charges with misconduct in public office.
Tasers are now a standard piece of equipment for many law enforcement agencies. These devices have been touted over the last decade as a better way for police officers to subdue someone during an arrest without risking harm to them or the police officers.
According to a report, a teenage was arrested late last month for stealing a cell phone from another teen. The report says a 13-year-old boy was riding his bike when a 17-year-old teen came by and demanded the younger boy's bike. He then allegedly used a knife while robbing the kid of his cell phone and taking off on his bike.
When a person is charged with a crime, they are guaranteed certain rights to defend themselves against the accusations. When any of these legal protections, such as due process, are denied or limited at any point between arrest and trial, it may be possible to have the criminal charges reduced or dropped entirely.
Police across the country arrest teenagers everyday. These teens are often scared and don't quite understand what they are being arrested for. They might hear what they could be charged with and immediately, say that they are sorry, and answer leading questions from authorities. This can lead to a teen offering a confession for a crime they didn't commit.
Labor Day weekend is often a fun-filled weekend for people in Milwaukee. As the last weekend before many kids go back to school, people use Labor Day weekend to get together with family and friends. During holiday weekends law enforcement typically increases their presence on the roads and highways around Milwaukee.
Three teenagers were arrested earlier this month for allegedly robbing two women while they sat in a car in Milwaukee. Police say they saw the incident and chased those involved. They are reportedly still searching for a fourth person. One of the people arrested was a minor and the other two were adults.
Milwaukee police arrested two people last week for an alleged theft of multiple candle holders from a church. While candle holders might not seem like significant items, these were reportedly valued at a combined $80,000. Because of the value of the theft, the two people arrested could face serious charges.