Caledonia search yields $45,000 worth of drugs
CALEDONIA — Authorities arrested a Caledonia man Friday after executing a search warrant that turned up nearly $45,000 worth of illegal drugs.
According to a release from the Racine County Sheriff’s Office, the Racine County Metro Drug Unit served the warrant at about 9:30 a.m. in the 4700 block of Douglas Avenue.
Located during the search were 3,786 grams (8.3 pounds) of marijuana, 499 THC “vape cartridges” which contain approximately 1 gram of THC per cartridge, digital scale, food saver heat sealer, packaging materials and drug paraphernalia.
Arrested was Goran Ivic, 38. The following charges will be recommended:
Possession of THC with intent to deliver.
Keeper of a drug house for sales/manufacture.
Possession of drug paraphernalia.
Authorities said the marijuana had a street value of about $24,900, while the THC vape cartridges were valued at $19,960.
Authorities also discovered a Quest card for Ivic, meaning he was receiving government assistance commonly known as food stamps.
“It should anger all of us that Goran Ivic, a convicted felon, is a recipient of the taxpayer-funded FoodShare Wisconsin program, also known as Quest, was busy selling thousands of dollars’ worth of illegal drugs to the very community who financially supports and feeds him,” Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said.
Two charged for vandalizing car
Two men are being charged with felony criminal damage charges after denting, scratching and spray painting obscenities on a car.
According to a criminal complaint, a man told police he had permission to store a vehicle he was working on in a Kenosha woman’s garage.
When the man got into a dispute about the storage agreement, a family member of the woman sent a message on social media saying he was going to damage the car.
The car was eventually towed to a parking lot where the owner found it “with multiple dings and dents and silver spray paint” with obscene words and images.
Police saw social media posts of two men who took video of themselves shouting profanities about the car owner and hitting the car with a pipe. The car’s ales were also removed.
Alexander Ricchio, 19, and Auston Short, 18, both of Kenosha, were each charged Thursday with felony criminal damage to property.
The damage estimate to the car was $14,136, according to the complaint.
Police say squirrel was shot in head
A woman working in her yard in the 5600 block of Pershing Boulevard heard a “pop” she believed was a gunshot and then saw a squirrel fall from a garage roof.
The woman called police Wednesday morning to report shots being fired.
An officer at the scene found a dead squirrel that appeared to have been shot in the head.
Police attempted to speak to the woman’s neighbor but he did not come to the door.
Woman victim of computer scam
A woman contacted Kenosha Police after falling prey to what she believed was a scam.
The woman said her computer froze and she received a pop-up message telling her to call a tech support number.
When she called, a third-party company said they were representing Microsoft and asked her for $598 to be paid on her credit card to unfreeze her computer, then asked that she allow them remote access to her computer.
The woman became suspicious and cut off the call, but the company charged her credit card for the $598.
Driver dies after crashing into crane
RAYMOND — The driver of pickup truck died Thursday after the truck crashed into construction crane.
According to a news release from the Wisconsin Department of Transportatiion, the crash occurred at 8:05 a.m. on Seven Mile Road at the West Frontage Road at I-94 in Racine County.
Wisconsin State Patrol said the truck was eastbound when it crossed the center line and struck a parked construction crane.
The driver of the truck, 58-year-old Peter Kaishian of Franklin, was not wearing his seat belt and was ejected.
The driver was then taken to Froedtert Hospital by the town of Raymond Fire Department, where he was pronounced deceased.
The cause of death remains under investigation.