Tuesday, February 23, 2021

Racine alderman arrested after reported police chase early Saturday morning; reportedly plans to plead not guilty

From The Journal Times.com:

CALEDONIA — Edwin Santiago Jr., a Racine alderman since April, was arrested early Saturday morning following what was reported to be a police chase in Caledonia.

Edwin Santiago mugshot

Santiago booking photo

Edwin Santiago Jr.


Details are still emerging as to what occurred and what preceded the chase. Criminal charges had not been filed by 4:30 p.m. Monday, even though the DA’s Office had issued charges in other cases from over the weekend by that time.

Racine County District Attorney Patricia Hanson said in an email that her office was still waiting on paperwork from the Caledonia Police Department on the case.

Santiago’s attorney, Patrick Cafferty, said Monday that his client plans to plead not guilty should charges be filed.

“Edwin Santiago is presumed innocent of all charges. He intends to enter a plea of not guilty at the appropriate time,” Cafferty said in a text message. “We urge the public to withhold judgment until all the facts are available.”

Read more: https://journaltimes.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/racine-alderman-arrested-after-reported-police-chase-early-saturday-morning-reportedly-plans-to-plead-not/article_91626e70-b88d-5913-867c-5de8bd3e982f.html

Also see: http://www.jtirregulars.com/2021/02/knews-to-know-for-your-saturday.html


Anonymous said...

Santiago pays his bail in full - NO PROBLEM, ignores taxes owed - NO PROBLEM
No comments allowed in the local rag - as usual - BIG PROBLEM

TSE said...

Looks like one of McMayor Cory "Butterball" Mason's Toadies fucked up. Not to worry... Cafferty has the defense so the Aldercreature will get a pass - or meebe a slap on da wrist! Probably downgrade it to the Ratcine Municipal Court for the cover-up and White Wash.

And it also looks like Santiago has some income and property tax problems - like he just doesn't want to pay them. He's he's an Aldercreature and Taxes are for da little people - everybody knows that.