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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 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 […]

Preparedness and Response Workshop on April 9 at County Center

A Preparedness and Response Workshop will take place Wednesday, April 9, from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (lunch included) at the Kenosha County Center (Highways 45 and 50 in Bristol. Kenosha County Emergency Management and the Kenosha Public Private Partnership will be hosting a workshop in a thought-provoking exercise for Public and Private Sectors to […]

Routine K-9 search conducted at Wilmot High School today

If you saw a lot of police squads at Wilmot High school today it was due to a routine K-9 search there. When the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department conducts one these high school searches, assistance is requested from area agency K-9 teams in order to cover the ground quickly and disrupt the school day as […]

Car driver involved in crash with bus in critical condition

The driver of a car that struck a school bus on Highway 45 in Paris Thursday afternoon is in critical but stable condition, Sgt. Bill Beth, spokesman for the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, said Friday morning. The car driver was Shawn Hudon, 35, of Paddock Lake, Beth said. Hudon is at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, where […]

Twin Lakes women face drug-related charges

Two Twin Lakes women have been charged with drug related crimes as the result of an investigation by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Kenosha Drug Operations Group. From a statement issued by the department Thursday: On March 4, 2014, Kenosha Sheriff’s Deputies arrested Samantha L. Horne and Samantha J. Ogelvie. KDOG (Kenosha Drug Operations Group) conducted […]

Sheriff’s Department intensifying traffic enforcement March 4-20

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department will be stepping up traffic safety enforcement, says a statement released today: To combat drunken driving and increase safety belt use, The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has intensified its traffic safety enforcement from March 4th March 20th , which includes the St. Patrick’s Day weekend. The increased enforcement is part […]

Weather related crashes from Monday

Sgt. Bill Beth, spokesman for the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, shared the following stats regarding the effect of Monday’s snowstorm on vehicle crashes: From about 8:03 a.m. to about 10:50 p.m. the Sheriff’s Department responded to: 60 disabled vehicles not involved in a reportable crash, ranging all over in the county, and all directions of travel. […]

Sheriff’s Dept. joins Wisconsin Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force,

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has joined the Wisconsin Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force, the office of Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has announced. From the media release:  “In 2007, we had slightly more than 20 local law enforcement agency affiliates. We’re now close to 200, making a record number of arrests last year […]

For sheriff’s deputy, duty can call even when nature calls

A sheriff’s deputy at a Somers discount store discovered today that a law enforcement officer is always on duty — even on a bathroom break. According to a Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department report: Deputy Eric Klinkhammer was at the store waiting for a person involved in an accident. In the meantime, he went to use […]

Crash victim identified as Racine man

The person who died in a crash on the I-94 southbound off ramp at Highway 50 yesterday afternoon has been identified as John M. Punak, 25, of Racine, a Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department spokesman said Thursday morning. From a statement released by the Sherff’s Department: … Witnesses have come forward confirming seeing the vehicle traveling at […]

Kenosha County Sheriff’s Citizen Academy applications being accepted

Have you ever wanted a in-depth look at the job of sheriff’s deputy? If so, the  Kenosha County Sheriff’s Citizen Academy may be for you. From a Sheriff’s Department media release: The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Citizen Academy is an eight-week program designed to give participants a first hand look at the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department operations […]

Sheriff’s Dept. seeking info on 14 cold cases

Fourteen cold homicide cases are being highlighted by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department. According to a media release on the subject: The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is committed to solving crimes whether they are occurring in the present or have occurred in the past. To this end, The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Detective Bureau has recently […]

County emergency management offers advice for extreme cold

The forecast for a combination of  cold temperatures and wind chills not seen in almost 20 years has not gone away. So here is some advice for dealing with the weather from Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department-Emergency Management: Health Risks – With these bitter temperatures, beware of hypothermia and frostbite. Frostbite can occur on exposed skin […]

Sheriff’s deputies bring Shop with a Cop experience to area children

The Kenosha County Deputy Sheriff’s Association hosted its annual “Shop with a Cop” event Saturday. From a press release from Detective Tim Hackbarth, coordinator of the event: The KCDSA is made up of Deputy Sheriff’s and Detectives employed by the sheriff’s department. During this event, students have a chance to interact with detectives and deputies to see […]

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