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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 […]

Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department participating in Alcohol Crackdown

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department released the following statement regarding the statewide Alcohol Crackdown campaign: To decrease drunk driving and increase highway safety, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is participating in the statewide Alcohol Crackdown campaign. This additional effort to catch drunk drivers runs from August 16 through September 2 (Labor Day Weekend). “Drunk drivers put the lives […]

Sheriff’s Department hosting demos and tent at Kenosha County Fair

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department tent at the Kenosha County Fair has a full program of demonstrations and other fun running through this Sunday. The tent is located outside on the northwest corner of the Commercial Building. On Thursday, there the new BearCat armored car will be on display from 2 to 7 p.m. On […]

Former Sheriff Larry Zarletti dies

Former Kenosha County Sheriff Larry Zarletti died this morning of a heart attack, Sheriff David Beth announced. Zarletti was 60. “Larry was a partner of mine 30 years ago on third shift and we enjoyed many a laugh together,” Sheriff Beth said. “… He was a great person and will be missed by many in Kenosha […]

Sheriff’s Department intensifying traffic safety enforcement through July 17

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is participating in an intensified traffic safety enforcement effort through July 17. From a statement released by the department Wednesday: To decrease speeding and increase safety belt use, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department will intensify its traffic safety enforcement efforts during the Summer Heat campaign from July 1 to 17. […]

Sheriff’s Department to join in National Boating Under the Influence enforcement effort

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has released the following statement regarding the upcoming National Boating Under the Influence enforcement effort: The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department will join with other law enforcement agencies participating in a National Boating Under the Influence enforcement effort June 28-30. In an effort to bring attention to, and curb boating under the […]

Today is Wisconsin Heat Awareness Day

The following is a press release from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department-Division of Emergency Management: Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser has joined with Governor Walker in proclaiming June 13, 2013, as Wisconsin Heat Awareness Day. “People need to know that heat can kill so I want to take this time to remind residence of Kenosha […]

Deputy responding to dog along Highway 50

At about 11:25 a.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of dog loose along Highway 50 in Wheatland. The dog was reported in the median of Highway 50 near Highway W-north (328th Avenue). The dog was described as a brown pit bull type with spots. UPDATE 11:36 a.m. — Area checked, but dog […]

Stepped up mandatory safety belt law enforcement to begin Monday

Local law enforcement agencies will be among those participating in the  Wisconsin’s annual Click It or Ticket mobilization from May 20 to June 2. The Silver Lake Police Department and the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department have announced they will be intensifying their enforcement of Wisconsin’s mandatory safety belt law during that time. “Our officers will be on the lookout day and night […]

Sheriff’s Department warns of phone scam

Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Sgt. Bill Beth released the following statement regarding a phone scam that uses police department phone numbers on caller ID: We have had some calls to our records department regarding a recent scam. Citizen’s are receiving calls where an official phone number is showing up on the caller ID. This number has been the […]

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