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Posted on: August 19, 2019

UPDATED: Motorcycle driver dead at scene of Bristol crash

Aug. 21: UPDATE:

The operator of the motorcycle is identified as Jonathan G. Wynn, 30 years old and a resident of Bristol, Wisconsin.

Aug. 19 ORIGINAL RELEASE:

The Sheriff’s Department is currently on the scene of a fatal motorcycle crash in the 21...

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Posted on: July 18, 2019

UPDATED: Man pronounced dead after Bristol house fire

July 19, 2019, UPDATE:

The victim in this fire that was removed from the home was pronounced deceased at the hospital. The victim has been identified as James C. Weiss a 67-year-old resident of the Village of Bristol. A 41-year-old female who was also at t...

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Posted on: July 17, 2019

Medical examiner, Sheriff's Department make positive ID in 1988 John Doe homicide

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The Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office and the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department are always committed to solving “Cold Cases” that remained open.

Using state-of-the-art fingerprint technology, the Medical Exa...

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Posted on: July 16, 2019

Caution urged, cooling centers available as temperatures spike

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The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, Division of Emergency Management and the Division of Health are urging people to prepare for extreme heat this Thursday, July 18, 2019, to Saturday, July 20, 2019, by staying cool, hydrated, and informed....

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Posted on: July 5, 2019

Man dies in Wheatland mobile home fire

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JULY 9, 2019 UPDATE:

The victim in this fatal fire investigation is identified as Stanley J. Mesmer a 71-year-old resident of the Town of Wheatland. This fire is not suspicious in nature. The cause of the fire is still being investigated and is unknown at ...

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Posted on: June 27, 2019

Sheriff to host press conference on suspect in custody for Racine officer's murder

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Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth, City of Racine Police Chief Art Howell, and Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling will conduct a joint press conference at the entrance of the Racine City Hall. This is located at 730 Washington Road. This press co...

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Posted on: June 25, 2019

Text-to-911 service now available across Kenosha County

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Mobile phone users in Kenosha County now have a new way to access emergency services.

Text-to-911 capabilities were recently enabled for all of the cellphone providers that serve the county, Kenosha Joint Services announced today.

But while people can now t...

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Posted on: June 11, 2019

Video visitation to begin at Kenosha County detention facilities

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is announcing the implementation of video visitation at our Detention Facilities. This new process will change the current, traditional, non-contact visit process and replace it with a more convenient vide...

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Posted on: June 4, 2019

UPDATED: Procedures being followed after confirmed Mumps case in Kenosha County Detention Center

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JUNE 7, 2019, UPDATE:

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has recently identified a second detainee being housed in the isolated housing area of the Kenosha County Detention Center as displaying symptoms of the Mumps. This detainee was immedi...

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Posted on: June 1, 2019

UPDATED: Driver killed in single-vehicle crash on Highway AH in Salem Lakes

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June 4, 2019, update:

The operator of the 2004 Chevrolet Aveo is identified as Cynthia L. Maricle 44 years old and a resident of Salem Lakes, Wisconsin.

Original June 1, 2019, release:

On June 1, 2019, at 6:16 a.m., the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Dep...

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Posted on: May 27, 2019

Sheriff's Department, other agencies undergo search for person in New Munster Wildlife Area

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On May 27, 2019, at 11:36 a.m., the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a subject yelling for help coming from the New Munster Wildlife Area located in the 8500 block of CTH KD (352nd Avenue). The Kenosha County Sheriff&...

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Posted on: May 23, 2019

Driver killed in train-vs.-vehicle crash in Trevor

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At 1:10 p.m. today, May 23, 2019, Kenosha Sheriff’s Department Deputies and Village of Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue responded to a serious train vs vehicle crash at a railroad crossing in the area of 258th Avenue and the Canadian National Railroa...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

No injuries reported in school bus collision at highways 142 and 75

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On May 16, 2019, at 6:37 a.m. the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and Kansasville Fire and Rescue responded to the intersection of STH 142 and STH 75 for a crash involving a school bus, and a van. The school bus involved was transporting two...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Wrong-way driver arrested after crash on Highway 50

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On 05-12-2019 at 11:19 am the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, Village of Bristol Fire and Rescue, and the Village of Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a two-vehicle rollover crash in the 19600 block of STH 50. The investi...

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

3 arrested after KDOG search warrant

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On Thursday, May 9, 2019, at approximately 1240 HOURS, the Kenosha Drug Operations Group (KDOG) served a “No Knock,” search warrant at 4711 – 37th Ave #2, Kenosha. Assisting in the service of the warrant were members of the K...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

Drug Take-Back Day, other collections yield 147 boxes, 2,157 pounds of medication

On Monday, April 29, 2019, Detectives from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department participated in the Wisconsin Department of Justice Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. As a result of this participation, 147 boxes of prescription medication with ...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

Semi-trailer fire on I-94 under investigation

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The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a semi-trailer fire in the 2500 block of Interstate 94 southbound. We have no reported injuries.

Today at approximately 3:30 a.m. Kenosha County Sheriff Deputies and the Village of Somers F...

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Posted on: April 5, 2019

UPDATED: 3 killed in crash on Highway 50

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The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a two-vehicle crash in the 21600 block of Highway 50 (75th Street) in the Village of Bristol that resulted in at least one fatality. Eastbound lanes are currently closed with traffic being...

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Posted on: March 6, 2019

Several injured in 3-vehicle crash at highways H and L

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The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a three-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway L (18th Street) and Highway H (88th Ave) in the Village of Somers that resulted in multiple people taken to area hospitals for non-life...

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Posted on: February 9, 2019

Tactical Response Team assists in arrest of battery suspect

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Today, February 8, 2019, at approximately 12:16 AM Deputies from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responded to a single family residence in the 12200 block of 280th Avenue for a reported battery complaint. Upon arrival, Deputies found a partially c...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

KDOG search warrant leads to man's arrest

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On Tuesday, February 5th, 2019, at approximately 0900 hours, the Kenosha Drug Operations Group (KDOG) served a “knock and announce,” search warrant. Assisting in the service of the warrant were members of the Kenosha Police Department&...

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Posted on: February 6, 2019

Sheriff's Department reports weather-related traffic calls, power outages

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Kenosha County experienced a freezing rain/ice event that began yesterday evening. Between Tuesday, February 5, 2019, starting at approximately 6:00 PM until today Wednesday, February 6, 2019, at 8:00 AM, Kenosha County Sheriff Deputies have responded to ...

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Posted on: January 31, 2019

Numerous departments battle house fire in Trevor

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Today, January 31, 2019, at approximately 2:14 a.m. Deputies and the Town of Salem Fire Department responded to a home in the 28600 block of 109th Street for a structure fire. Deputies arrived at the scene and found an active fire with a nearly fully engu...

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Posted on: January 29, 2019

Sheriff urges people to take precautions during extreme cold spell

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Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth would like to emphasize public safety with the dangerously low temperatures forecast for the remainder of the week. Sheriff Beth urges residents to take precautions during this period of frigid weather. Stay indoors if yo...

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Posted on: January 12, 2019

UPDATED: Pedestrian killed on Highway H in Somers

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At 2:57 a.m. on January 12, 2019, Kenosha Sheriff’s Deputies responded with Somers Fire and Rescue to a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian accident on CTH H (88th Ave.) about a quarter mile north of CTH S (38th Street). Upon arrival Deputies ...

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Posted on: December 27, 2018

UPDATED: Green Bay Road now reopened after structure fire in 5600 block

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At 3:14 a.m. this morning, Kenosha Sheriff’s Deputies responded with the Somers Fire Department to a structure fire at Dejno’s trucking located at 5670 Green Bay Road. The fire has been extinguished, but the cause of the fire is still ...

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Posted on: November 16, 2018

UPDATED: Arrests made in Wheatland shooting that left 1 dead, 3 injured

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At 10:25 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2018, Kenosha Sheriff’s Deputies were sent to an address in the Town of Wheatland in the 31500 block of 71st Street for a report of a shooting.

Upon arrival, Deputies learned of a shooting that occurred in that resid...

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Posted on: November 13, 2018

Sheriff's Department to conduct Integrated Public Alert Wireless System test

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On November 17, 2018, at approximately 10:45 a.m., the Kenosha Sheriff's Division of Emergency Management will conduct a test of "IPAWS (Integrated Public Alert Wireless System)." An IPAWS mass notification alert is used to warn the public when ...

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Posted on: October 29, 2018

UPDATED: Small seaplane breaks apart during touch-and-go landing on Camp Lake

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On 10-29-18 at 6:17 p.m., the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department as well as numerous County Fire and Rescue teams responded to Camp Lake in the County of Kenosha for a water call involving a possible small plane crash.

Investigation revealed tha...

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Posted on: October 25, 2018

Threat investigated at Wilmot High School

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At approximately 2:10 p.m. on 10-23-18 the School Resource Officer and School Administration at Wilmot High School became aware of a handwritten threat made in a women’s bathroom on the campus located at 11112 308th Avenue.

The investigation reve...

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Posted on: October 19, 2018

Sheriff's Department investigating threats complaint at Central High School

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The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is currently investigating a threat complaint at Central High School located at 24617 75th Street in Paddock Lake, WI.

On October 18, 2018, at approximately 10:00 p.m., an anonymous person using the social media outl...

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Posted on: September 26, 2018

UPDATED: Two suspects under arrest after high-speed chase, manhunt

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At approximately 10:24 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018, the Racine Sheriff’s Department (RSD) and Mount Pleasant Police Department (MPPD) requested the assistance of the Kenosha Sheriff’s Department (KSD) with their high speed chase of ar...

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Posted on: September 20, 2018

Sexual assault suspect in custody

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The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department’s active search for a sexual assault suspect has ended.

Suspect, Stephen Smith, (61 years old) had allegedly cut off his GPS ankle monitor to avoid authorities in August of 2018 after he was named...

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Posted on: September 5, 2018

4 arrested in KDOG drug investigation

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On Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at approximately 1130 hours, members of the Kenosha Drug Operations Group were conducting surveillance on a suspected drug house at 4425 30th Ave., Lower, Kenosha.  For the past few months KDOG had an active investi...

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Posted on: September 3, 2018

Man, woman die in motorcycle crash at highways H and S

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On 09-01-18 at approximately 6:41 p.m., the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department along with Village of Somers and City of Kenosha Fire and Rescue responded to the intersection of Highway H (88th Avenue) and Highway S (38th Street) for an injury v...

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Posted on: August 20, 2018

UPDATED: Authorities respond to natural gas leak in Somers

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On 8-20-18, at approximately 9:33 a.m., The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responded with Somers Fire and Rescue to a report of a gas leak at the Villa Rosa Apartment complex, located at 716 Sheridan Road.

Early indications are that a constr...

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Posted on: July 31, 2018

Fleeing vehicle strikes building

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On 07-30-18, at approximately 7:03 a.m., a Kenosha County Deputy observed a vehicle with one occupant traveling in a suspicious manner on Birch Road just west of Sheridan Road. The 2001 Chevrolet sedan speed off at a high rate of speed in an effort to elu...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2018

UPDATED: Woman believed to be struck by lightning at Country Thunder

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The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an incident where a Country Thunder attendee appears to have been struck by lightning. The identity of the victim is unknown at this time.

On 07-20-18 at approximately 12:36 a.m., the Kenos...

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Posted on: July 12, 2018

Arrests made in string of vehicle entries across Kenosha County

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From June 21 to July 5, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has been working diligently on the investigation of numerous reports of vehicle entries throughout Kenosha County. There were approximately 35 reports of unlocked vehicles being entered with ...

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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Sheriff's Department marks first life saved with Narcan

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At 12:49 a.m. on June 15, 2018, Kenosha Sheriff’s Deputies responded with Somers Rescue to a private residence located in the 5500 block of Washington Road, for a medical call. The report was that a 39-year-old man was not breathing, possibly fr...

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Posted on: June 13, 2018

Bike path sexual assault suspect in custody

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On March 25 and May 21 of 2018, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responded to two separate sexual assault complaints that occurred on the Kenosha County Bike Trail. Evidence at both scenes were collected by investigators. This evidence wa...

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Posted on: May 23, 2018

UPDATED: Driver in Somers crash pronounced dead at scene

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On 05-23-18 at approximately 7:38 a.m. the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department along with the Village of Somers Fire and Rescue has responded to a serious single vehicle crash. The location is just east of 100th Avenue and Highway E (12th Street...

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

UPDATED: Sexual assault on bike path under investigation

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On 05-21-18 at approximately 6:08 p.m. the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responded to a sexual assault complaint that took place in the 9400 block of the Kenosha County Bike Trail.

Further investigation revealed that an 18-year-old female was walking...

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Authorities investigate barn fire on Highway 83

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On 05-01-18 at approximately 10:32 a.m., the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department as well as numerous Fire Agencies responded to a report of a barn fire at 4602 State Highway 83. The fire is believed to be from natural causes.

Reportedly, all anim...

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Posted on: April 30, 2018

Illinois woman killed in motorcycle crash on Highway W

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On 04-28-18 at approximately 6:32 p.m., the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department along with Randall Township Fire and Rescue responded to a serious vehicle crash in the 12400 block of Highway W.

Investigation into this crash revealed that a group ...

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Posted on: March 26, 2018

Woman assaulted on Kenosha County Bike Trail

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On 03-25-18 at approximately 12:45 p.m., the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responded to a sexual assault complaint that took place in the 9100 block of the Kenosha County Bike Trail.

Investigation revealed that a 67-year-old female was walking alone ...

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

KUSD community forums to focus on school safety

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The Kenosha Unified School District, in conjunction with the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and other local law enforcement agencies, is hosting three public meetings on the district’s approach to school safety and security.

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Posted on: January 31, 2018

UPDATED: One killed, one injured in crash at highways 50 and D

On 01-30-18 at approximately 6:00 p.m., the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department along with Village of Bristol Rescue responded to a vehicle crash involving two vehicles at the intersection of Highway D (184th Avenue) and Highway 50. 

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Posted on: January 25, 2018

UPDATED: Shoplifting suspects lead deputies on high-speed chase

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At Approximately 4:17 pm on January 24, 2018, the Pleasant Prairie Police Department (PPPD) advised that they were investigating a retail theft from the Tommy Hilfiger Store located in the Premium Outlet Mall at 11211 120th Ave., in Pleasant Prairie. PPPD...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Synopsis of Jan. 3, 2018, mass blackout in Kenosha

At approximately 6:00 p.m. Jan. 3, 2018, residents in the City of Kenosha began to experience a loss of electrical power in their homes. This number reached 19,000 by approximately 7:00 pm.

A partial activation of Emergency Operations Center (EOC) began at...

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Kenosha woman killed in head-on crash

On January 1, 2018, at 6:28 p.m., the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department along with Paris Fire and Rescue responded to the 12300 block of Highway K (60th Street) for a serious two-vehicle injury crash. Pleasant Prairie and Bristol Fire and Resc...

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

UPDATED: Threats made at Wilmot High School

On 12-04-17, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department took a ‘threats’ situation at Wilmot Union High School located at 11112 308th Ave.

The School Resource Officer assigned to the school, became of aware of written threatening...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

'Persons of interest' questioned in home invasion

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Sheriff David Beth is announcing that the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department had “Person(s) of Interest” under surveillance Friday, Nov. 3, from the Oct. 27, 2017, home invasion in the Village of Somers.

The subject(s) under surveillance did get into a ve...

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Posted on: October 27, 2017

Couple injured in Somers home invasion

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OCT. 31, 2017, UPDATE:

Both of the victims are recovering from the injuries sustained. These included injuries to the head of both the male and female. The male received two non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to his shoulder during the altercation with th...

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

Deputies arrest man for 10th-offense OWI

On 10-20-17 at 5:53 p.m., the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a reckless driving investigation. A concerned citizen observed a 2000 Dodge Dakota traveling westbound on Highway C (Wilmot Road) near Highway MB (160th A...

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

Vehicle strikes residence in Paddock Lake

On 10-15-17 at 6:35 p.m. the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department along with Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a vehicle that struck a residence.

Investigation indicates that a sole operator identified as 58-year-old Jeffrey Hin...

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Posted on: October 9, 2017

Driver killed in crash at highways KR, H

On 10-08-17 at 7:15 am the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department along with the Village of Somers Rescue responded to a report of a serious vehicle crash. Response was to the intersection of Highway KR (1st Street), and Highway H (88th Avenue), re...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run crash; suspect under arrest

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UPDATE: The vehicle has been located and a 39 year old man is in custody. Charges pending. The suspect is identified as Ryan Peterson, of Salem Lakes.

ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE: On 09-17-17 at 9:45 pm the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and Salem...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

SBA Disaster Loan deadline for flood victims is Oct. 17

Victims of the July flooding in Kenosha County have until Oct. 17 to submit applications for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Loans of up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destro...

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