Posts under ‘Police/fire’

Units responding for down tree in Twin Lakes

At about 8:14 p.m., Twin Lakes Fire Department units and Twin Lakes Police officers are responding to the intersection of Mount Moriah and West Park Drive in Twin Lakes. Per dispatch: A tree reportedly has fallen on a power line at this intersection. UPDATE about 8:21 p.m. — Police officer on the scene reports that […]

Units responding for crash in Wheatland

At about 1:08 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding to a crash at Highway 83-north and Highway 50. Per dispatch: At least one injury being reported. UPDATE 1:14 p.m. — Unit arriving on scene reports to dispatch that right lane of eastbound lanes blocked. UPDATE 1:17 p.m. — […]

Car leaves roadway in Rock Lake

A vehicle left the roadway, crashed through a fence and landed on its side in an early Friday morning crash in Rock Lake. The crash happened in the area of Highway JF and 260th Avenue. Though the crash occurred much earlier, the vehicle was removed by a Wilmot Auto Service tow truck around 9 a.m. […]

Units responding for tree fire in Camp Lake

At about 7:49 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding for a tree fire in the 26600 block of 105th Street, Camp Lake. Per dispatch: Tree is in the backyard of a home and may be on some electrical wires as well. UPDATE 8:28 p.m. — We Energies reporting two power outages in this […]

Units responding for transformer fire in Lilly Lake

At about 7 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units are responding for a report of a transformer on fire behind a house in the 7500 block of 335th avenue in Lilly Lake. (Note: Location clarified from original post. — DH) UPDATE 7:04 p.m. — Dispatch reports that fire is out. […]

Flight for Life helicopter responds for Saturday evening crash

About 9:30 p.m. Saturday, Town of Salem Fire/Rescue and Silver Lake Rescue Squad responded for a rollover crash at Highways F and FR. They found a single vehicle, on Highway F, rolled back on its wheels and driver in the ditch. Flight For Life was called and landed at Randall Fire Station. Randall Fire Department […]

Units responding for crash in Salem

At about 2:06 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a crash in the 28000 block of Silver Lake Road in Salem.

Units responding for crash on I-94

At about 8:36 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue, Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and Kenosha Fire Department units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a crash in the 7300 block of the northbound lanes of I-94. Per scanner transmissions: Deputy on scene reports a motorcyclist is down. Motorcyclist may have been cut off by a […]

Salem Public Safety Officer Michael Ventura memorial coverage (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

A memorial service for Salem Public Safety Officer Michael Ventura was held at Gateway Technical College in Kenosha Wednesday morning. Ventura died as the result of a traffic crash while on duty on Highway 50 in Salem Friday evening. The service was held in the Madrigrano Auditorium at the college, where Ventura just completed the police academy in […]

Units responding to crash in Bristol

At about 9:50 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 12500 block of Highway U  in Bristol.

Units responding for crash on I-94

At about 7:48 a.m., Paris Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding for a crash in the southbound lanes of I-94. Per dispatch: Vehicle may have rolled over. An occupant of the vehicle may have fled the scene. UPDATE 8:19 a.m. — Rescue diverting to Highway 142 and West Frontage Road, where deputies […]

Units responding for alarm at hotel

At about 7:57 a.m., fire units including from Bristol Fire and Rescue are responding to an alarm at a hotel at 75th Street and 125th Avenue in Kenosha. UPDATE about 8:05 a.m. — Per dispatch: False alarm due to testing.

Salem Public Safety Chief praises Ventura as good officer and asks public for time for grieving and investigation

Salem Public Safety Department Chief David Shortess, at a press conference Monday, praised Officer Michael Ventura, who died in a crash on Highway 50 in Salem while on duty Friday, as a good officer that he had confidence in. Shortess also asked the public to give the department and Ventura’s family time to grieve and for […]

Coverage of Bristol Firefighters’ Memorial dedication

The Bristol Firefighters’ Memorial was dedicated in a ceremony Sunday morning. The memorial, designed to recognize all who have served Bristol Fire and Rescue, was a joint project between the Bristol Volunteer Firemen’s Association and Bristol Fire Department. It is located at the fire station on 198th Avenue in Bristol. It features extensive stone work including sitable walls […]

Units on scene of crash in Randall

At about 8:02 p.m., Randall Fire Department, Silver Lake Rescue Squad units and sheriff’s deputies are on the scene of a crash in the 31600 block of Highway F in Randall. Crash involves a motorcycle and another vehicle. Town of Salem Fire/Rescue responding with a paramedic at the request of incident command. Westbound traffic being shutdown […]

Name of Salem officer killed in crash released

The name of the Salem Public Safety officer who died in a crash on Highway 50 Friday evening has been released. Officer Michael Ventura died in the single vehicle crash, said a media release from the Town of Salem. The release offered no information about how the crash occurred, saying the incident was “under investigation […]

Salem Public Safety officer dies in crash

A Salem Public Safety officer died in a crash on Highway 50 in Salem Friday evening, Kenosha-based public radio station WGTD is reporting. The officer’s name was not released. Here is the full WGTD story. The crash scene a little east of Highway B snarled traffic for hours afterwards. At its height, westbound traffic on […]

Crash in Salem

At 6:28 p.m., Heather Deegen reports Salem Fire/Rescue is on the scene of a crash at Highways AH and 83 in Salem. From a photo of the scene it appears at least two vehicles are invovled.

Bristol Firefighters’ Memorial to be dedicated Sunday

The Bristol Fire Department and Bristol Volunteer Firemen’s Association announce the unveiling and dedication of the Bristol Firefighters’ Memorial on Sunday, July 10 at 9 a.m. at the Bristol Fire Station (8312 198th Ave.). The memorial was developed in cooperation with The Bristol Group to commemorate the bravery, courage, honor and valor of Bristol firefighters past, present […]

David Ferger sworn in as Twin Lakes Police officer

David Ferger of Pleasant Prairie was sworn in Monday night as a Twin Lakes Police officer. The ceremony took place at the Twin Lakes Village Board Committee of the Whole meeting. Here is video of Chief Adam Grosz telling a little about Ferger’s background, the swearing in by village administrator Jennifer Frederick and the ceremonial pinning […]

Traffic being closed on Highway MB

At about 6:47 a.m., sheriff’s deputies are closing down southbound traffic at Highway MB at the Highway C roundabout in Brisol. Per scanner transmissions, incident scene appears to be a crash south of Highway C and north of Bristol Woods Park. A utility pole has been damaged, and power is reportedly out for some addresses […]

Deputy responding to road hazard in Bristol

At about 4:42 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of a road hazard in the eastbound lanes of Highway 50, west of Highway MB. Per dispatch: Caller reported a TV in the roadway

Units responding for fire in Paddock Lake

At about 4:53 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of a brush fire in Paddock Lake. Per dispatch: Small brush fire burning along tree line at Old Settlers Park baseball diamond.

Units responding for vehicle fire in Wheatland

At 10:48 p.m., Town of Wheatland Fire Department and Twin Lakws Rescue units are responding for a report of a vehicle fire at Highway 50 and Highway 83-north. Deputy on scene reports no signs of flame. Smoke may be from overheating.

Units responding for crash in Brighton

At about 10:44 p.m., Town of Salem Fire/Rescue units are responding for a crash at Highways EW and JB in Brighton. Per dispatch: Crash is a vehicle versus pedestrian. Vehicle in the ditch.

Units responding for fire in Bristol

At about 9:02 p.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and a aheriff’s deputy are responding to 214th Avenue and 117th Street in Bristol for a fire that has got out of control.

Units responding for burning in Randall

At about 8:31 p.m., Randall Fire Department and Twin Lakes Rescue units and a sheriff’s deputy are responding to a report of nurning in the 11700 block of 314th Avenue in Randall.

Units responding to fire on I-94

At about 6:56 a.m., Bristol Fire and Rescue and Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a vehicle on fire on I-94 near Highway C. UPDATE about 6:58 a.m. — Unit on the scene reports vehicle is fully engulfed in fire. UPDATE 7:13 a.m. — Deputy requests […]

Motorcyclist injured in crash in Bristol

A motorcyclist was transported by helicopter to a Milwaukee area trauma center after a crash in Bristol Tuesday afternoon. From a media release from Bristol Fire & Rescue: At 13;38 hours (1:38 p.m.) on Tuesday, June 28, the Bristol Fire and Rescue Department, Newport Fire Department and Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department were dispatched to the 13600 block of […]

2016 Miss Wheatland crowned

Miss Wheatland 2015 Brooke Bierdrzycki, crowned her successor, Alexandra Paleka. This helped kickoff the three day Wheatland Fireman’s Festival at New Munster Park. She received a $500 scholarship and other prizes. Alexandra is 17, and graduated from Catholic Central High School. She was involved in National Honor Society, Key Club, forensics and newspaper. This Fall […]

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