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Two die in plane crash in Bristol; identities of victims undetermined

Two men were found dead in the wreckage of a plane crash found in Bristol Sunday afternoon. The identities of the two crash victims has not been determined yet, said Sgt. Dan Ruth, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department spokesman. The plane, a Zenith CH601XL, was reported missing and was last known to be heading to the EAA (Experimental Aircraft […]

Today is Heat Awareness Day

Int he wake of the warmest days this year, Thursday is Heat Awareness Day in Wisconsin. Here is a media release form Kenosha County Emergency Management about how to remain healthy and safe even when the mercury rises: Heat can kill. That’s why Wisconsin Emergency Management, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the National Weather […]

Inmate found dead in Kenosha County Jail cell identified

The Kenosha County Jail inmate discovered hanging by his neck in his cell on Saturday has been identified by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department as Charles Olen Ivy, 66, of Kenosha. This incident continues to be investigated by the Racine County Sheriff’s Department as part of an earlier agreement between the Kenosha and Racine County […]

Inmate found dead in county jail cell

An inmate at the Kenosha County Jail was found dead in his cell early this morning. Here is a media release on the situation from the Sheriff’s Department: On 06-06-15, at approximately 0306 hours, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Correctional Staff encountered an inmate hanging by his neck in his cell. This event occurred in the […]

Sheriff and district attorney to meet this week on animal abuse investigation

Sheriff David Beth and District Attorney Robert Zapf along with Sheriff’s Department detectives are expected to meet this week on “further steps” in an investigation of animal abuse at two farms, one in Brighton and one in Paris. Numerous dead calves and unhealthy animals were discovered at the Brighton farm on May 22. Subsequent investigation found more […]

On scene investigation of animal abuse at Brighton, Paris farms done; clean-up underway

The on-scene investigation of animal abuse at two Western Kenosha County farms has been completed and clean-up — including volunteer help from local farmers — is now underway, says the latest Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department’s media release on the case. From the release: The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has concluded the “on scene” portion of the animal […]

Animal abuse investigation now involves second farm

A second scene is now involved in an investigation of animal abuse in Western Kenosha County. From a statement issued this morning by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department: The initial investigation originated at an address of the the 200 block of 248th Avenue/State Highway 75, at approximately 2:26 p.m. on Friday.  The investigation by Sheriff’s Detectives and Deputies has […]

Sheriff’s Department investigating animal mistreatment in Brighton

The Sheriff’s Department is investigating a complaint of animal abuse in Brighton. Details are few at this point. Here is the entire statement released this evening by Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Dan Ruth: The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has responded to a farm and cattle property located in Brighton Township, Kenosha County, regarding an alleged animal abuse […]

Tornado warning drill scheduled for today

A statewide tornado drill is planned for today. Kenosha County is expected to participate. At 1 pm, the National Weather Service will issue a statewide mock tornado watch and at 1:45 pm a statewide mock tornado warning. Many radio and TV stations will participate in the drill. Kenosha County warning sirens are expected to be […]

Public hears proposal for Sheriff’s Department patrol of Silver Lake

The public got its first look at what the cost of having the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department perform dedicated patrol of Silver Lake, in lieu of the village maintaining its own police department. The proposal was the subject of a public hearing held at Riverview School Tuesday night. About 50 people attended. Sheriff David Beth […]

April 13-17 is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week

It what seems like an example of appropriate timing, Kenosha County Emergency Management released the following message this gloomy, rainy morning about 2015 Wisconsin Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week, which is next week: Listen, Act and Live!  Those words could protect you and your family during severe storm season. Listening to warnings and seeking shelter immediately will […]

Silver Lake Village Board sets rules for police contract hearing

Silver Lake Village Board members on Wednesday settled on a set of rules and procedures for an upcoming public hearing on April 14 regarding the possibility of contracting with the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department for police protection. The Silver Lake Police Department has had two chiefs resign within the last six months. The villages of Paddock Lake and […]

UPDATE: KCSD says assailants in Lake Shangri-la incident believed to be out of area

The assailants in a shooting incident in Lake Shangri-la Monday night appear to be out of the area, a Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department spokesman said in a statement issued at 11:30 a.m. The full statement from Sgt. Dan Ruth, public information officer, said: The shooting incident which occurred last night in the Lake Shangri-la subdivision, […]

County jail inmate tests positive for tuberculosis

A person being held at the Kenosha County Jail has tested positive for tuberculosis, prompting efforts to isolate that person and test staff and volunteers, the Sheriff’s Department announced Wednesday. Here is the media release: Yesterday, 03-10-15 the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department received information that a subject being held in the Kenosha County Jail, on an […]

Movie time for DARE students

Over 500 people filled into 4 theaters at Tinseltown on Saturday to watch “Spongebob, Out of the Water” or “Night at the Museum”. It was the movie outing for DARE. For $1 each, DARE students and their families received a popcorn, soda, and admittance to the movie.      

Sheriff’s Dept. seeking info on ice shanty break-ins

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is information on break-ins of ice shanties on Camp Lake this week. Citizens in the area have also been distributing a flyer seeking information and urging calls to the Sheriff’s Department. Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Kenosha Sheriff’s Department at 262-605-5100 or Kenosha Area Crime Stoppers at 262-656-7333 or (800)807-TIPS(8477). Crime […]

Fatal accident Hwy 50

About 6 pm Wheatland Fire, Twin Lakes Fire and Rescue, and Silver Lake Rescue responded to a serious accident on Hwy 50, just west of Hwy 83 north. The car was reported to be on fire and the people inside had to be extricated. Flight For Life was called, but waved off just before landing. […]

Video of chase on I-94 in Kenosha County released

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has released video of a chase on I-94 last week that resulted in the arrest of two Milwaukee brothers. Here’s video from fox6now.com with footage of the chase:

Detainee from Liberia transfered from Kenosha County Jail

A detainee from Liberia that was housed at the Kenosha County Jail Wednesday has been turned back over to Immigration Customs Enforcement as of this morning. From a statement from Sgt. Bill Beth, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department spokesman: At about 1AM on 10-08-14 the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Jail received an Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE) US Customs and […]

Opiate, heroin use and abuse subject of meeting at Wilmot UHS on Oct. 21

The Kenosha County Medical Examiner’s Office reports nearly triple the number of people die by overdose poisoning than car accidents. The Kenosha County Division of Health, in partnership with Wilmot Union High School, Oakwood Clinical Associates, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and Twin Lakes Police Department, is hosting a learning opportunity for parents on the dangers […]

September is National Preparedness Month

Kenosha County Emergency Management has released the following statement regarding National Preparedness Month. When disaster strikes you may need to take action to help protect your family, your friends and your community. That’s what September’s National Preparedness Month is all about. Disasters can happen anytime and anywhere, from severe weather like the tornadoes that swept across […]

2014 DARE Golf Outing draws 288 golfers

The 22nd Annual DARE Golf Outing was held on Wednesday, Aug. 6 at Twin Lakes Country Club and Nippersink Country Club. Each course was at capacity with 144 golfers. Following golf, 320 people gathered for dinner at the Twin Lakes Country Club pavilion. DARE — Drug Abuse Resistance Education — is a program that teaches fifth graders throughout […]

Sheriff’s Department offering “Computer Cop” software

The following announcement is from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department: Sheriff David Beth would like to announce that the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is releasing “Computer Cop” free to the public in Kenosha County. This is an Internet Safety Initiative for parents. The internet is a dangerous place for our children to travel. Predators are […]

Sheriff’s Dept. Twin Lakes PD to participate in Operation Dry Water June 27-29

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, Twin Lakes Police Department, the Wisconsin DNR,  and other local law enforcement agencies will be participating in Operation Dry Water June 27-29, as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and deaths related to boating under the influence (BUI). During this three-day weekend, officers will […]

Sheriff’s Dept. says book donations for jail have exceeded expectations

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department released the following statement regarding book donations for jail inmates: Sheriff David Beth would like to thank the community for their dedication to donating books to those incarcerated in the Kenosha County Jail. Sheriff Beth said, “The response by the community has been so much greater than we expected. Over the […]

Law Enforcement Torch Run Coverage

Wednesday night runners, bikers and walkers left from the Law Enforcement Memorial and ended at Somers Fire Station 2 for the Law Enforcement Torch Run. The annual run raises money and awareness for Special Olympics. Some of them will join other members of law enforcement from all over the state, to celebrate the athletes at the […]

Sheriff’s Department presents awards

Sheriff David Beth on Tuesday recognized several personnel who responded in an exceptional way during the course of their duties. Deputy Patrick Weyand. Not in attendance, retired deputy Gene Lake. “On May 7, 2007 Deputy Patrick Weyand and Deputy Gene Lake responded to Spring Valley Country Club for a man having a medical event. Dep. […]

Sheriff’s Dept. stepping up seatbelt enforcement

If you are hitting the roads in Western Kenosha County, you might want to consider that the Sheriff’s Department has announced they will again be participating in the annual Click it or Ticket campaign through June 2. From a media release from the department: The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department will intensify its enforcement of Wisconsin’s mandatory safety […]

Emergency workers conduct mock drill at Central HS

Sheriff’s deputies and firefighters conducted a mock disaster drill at Central High School Thursday. The mock drill takes the form of a disastrous prom night accident. The exercise is designed to get students to face in realistic terms the consequences of drinking and driving.

This is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week

Kenosha County Emergency Management Director Lt. Gil Benn has released the following information regarding Wisconsin’s Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week, which is April 21-25, including a a statewide mock tornado warning on Thursday, April 24: Listen, Act and Live! Those words could protect you and your family during severe storm season. Listening to warnings and […]

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