Two vehicles reportedly drag racing on Sheridan Road early Wednesday led to a chase with police that reached speeds of 120 mph and eventual felony charges for a Waukegan man.
According to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday afternoon, a Kenosha Police officer was on patrol in the 6800 block of Sheridan Road at 12:43 a.m. Wednesday when he saw two vehicles — a white sedan and a dark-colored sedan — headed north side by side, apparently drag racing. The vehicles were travelling at approximately 100 mph.
The officer activated his sirens and emergency lights and pursued the cars, which then accelerated to 120 mph. The dark-colored sedan then slowed to 30 mph, while the white sedan continued to accelerate northbound at 120 mph, running through a red light at Sheridan Road and 60th Street without slowing down.
The officer then terminated the pursuit, which had lasted about a half mile, due to public safety concerns. The complaint states that the squad car reached speeds of 70 mph before ending the pursuit.
According to the complaint, when the officer turned off his emergency lights the vehicle slowed and turned right onto 56th Street. Another officer on 56th Street was then able to stop the vehicle and the driver was arrested at gunpoint.
The driver, Rafael A. Murillo, 26, of Waukegan, was charged Wednesday with second-degree recklessly endangering safety and attempting to flee police.
Murillo was being held on $10,000 bond as of Thursday. A pretrial hearing is scheduled for April 16 in Kenosha County Circuit Court.
Mugshots: Racine County criminal complaints, April 7
Donte Lamont Livingston
Donte Lamont Livingston, 3600 block of Douglas Avenue, Racine, knowingly violate a domestic abuse injunction (domestic abuse assessments), misdemeanor battery (domestic abuse assessments), disorderly conduct (domestic abuse assessments), misdemeanor bail jumping (domestic abuse assessments), stalking (previous conviction within 7 years, domestic abuse assessments), violation of injunction (harassment, domestic abuse assessments).
Shane R Trentadue
Shane R Trentadue, 500 block of Harvey Drive, Racine, possession of narcotic drugs, possess/illegally obtained prescription, obstructing an officer, disorderly conduct, felony bail jumping, misdemeanor bail jumping.
Michael A Conner
Michael A Conner, Franksville, Wisconsin, violation of injunction (harassment, domestic abuse assessments), misdemeanor bail jumping (domestic abuse assessments).
Robby D Herman
Robby D Herman, 100 block of Howland Avenue, Racine, disorderly conduct (domestic abuse assessments), possession of THC, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of a controlled substance, possess/illegally obtained prescription.
Rodrigo Ramirez Zuniga
Rodrigo Ramirez Zuniga, 2300 block of Washington Avenue, Racine, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (2nd offense).
Larvizo Larenzo Brown
Larvizo (aka X Vizo) Larenzo Brown, 1200 block of Marquette Street, Racine, battery (great bodily harm, use of a dangerous weapon), misdemeanor bail jumping, second degree recklessly endangering safety (use of a dangerous weapon), disorderly conduct (use of a dangerous weapon).
Andrew Zachary Kirk
Andrew Zachary Kirk, 100 block of Woodfield Court, Racine, possession of a controlled substance, disorderly conduct, felony bail jumping.