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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 […]

Twin Lakes PD, Sheriff’s Department and Silver Lake PD in Booze and Belts enforcement campaign

The Twin Lakes Police Department, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and Silver Lake Police Department will be participating in the annual Booze and Belts enforcement campaign focused on cracking down on drinking and driving and seatbelt violations. “Fatal and serious injury traffic crashes can turn a joyous holiday season into a time of tragedy,” said Lieutenant […]

Bristol to pay less for police protection next year

The Bristol Village Board’s 2014 budget got a break from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, which will be charging the village less next year for extra patrol of the village. The village paid $301,163 for police in 2013. A contract with the sheriff’s department approved Monday covering 2014 is for $272,911. The Village Board approved […]

Inmate dies at jail

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department released the following statement regarding an apparent inmate suicide at the Kenosha County Jail on Tuesday: On 10-22-13 at 14:19 hours (2:19 p.m.) Jail Staff at the Kenosha County Jail (KCJ) 1000-55th Street found a male inmate had attempted to commit suicide by hanging himself. Life saving efforts were immediately conducted […]

Deputy receives award from State Patrol

A Kenosha County Sheriff’s deputy has recieved and award from the Wisconsin State Patrol. From a press release from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department: On 10-02-13 Sheriff David Beth will travel with Deputy Jacob Castillo to the State Capitol in Madison where Deputy Castillo will be awarded the “Life Saving” award by the Wisconsin State […]

Kenosha County Safety Fair 2013 coverage

Fire and police departments from throughout Kenosha County participated in the annual Kenosha County Safety Fair Saturday. The free event was held at the Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club stores in Somers. Those attending were able to see all kinds of equipment and see several different demonstrations. Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department personnel showed off some of their specialized […]

Sheriff’s Dept. says get prepared during Sept. National Preparedness Month

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has issued the following statement regarding September National Preparedness Month: Are you ready to be a hero? When disaster strikes you may need to take action and become a hero to help protect your family, your friends and your community. That’s what September’s National Preparedness Month is all about. Disasters can […]

Trevor resident trying to slow down traffic one yard at a time

Aimee Janus saw cars in her Trevor neighborhood that were traveling just too fast for her comfort. As a mother of two small children, this concerned her and she wanted to do something about it. She asked for help from Salem, but was told nothing could be done to lower the 25 mph speed limit […]

Sheriff’s Dept. Taser demo at 2013 Kenosha County Fair

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department had a large display area at the Kenosha County Fair all week. You could pick up info, look over some equipment and even challenge a deputy to a game of baggo. Each day, deputies also put on a special demonstration, including the department’s new armored vehicle, the K9 unit and […]

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