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Sheriff wins national award

Thursday morning, Sheriff David Beth was presented with the DARE law enforcement executive of the year. The award was presented by Jeff Smith, Director of DARE Wisconsin. Due to Covid-19, he’ll receive the official award next year at the International DARE Conference. The DARE (Drug Abuse Resistance Education) program began in Kenosha County 1989. David […]

Sheriff’s Department seeking info on witness to fatal crash

From the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department: The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is continuing to investigate the fatal crash that took place on STH 50 at CTH B on June 3rd, 2020 involving the death of 14-year-old, Dominic Boll-Flaig of Twin Lakes.  Detectives are looking to speak to the driver of a silver 4-door vehicle that […]

Name of teen who died in Salem Lakes crash released

The name of a 14-year-old boy who died in a crash in Salem Lakes Wednesday has been released by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department. Dominic A. Flaig, 14, of Lake Geneva, was pronounced dead at the scene. His brother, Tyler Boll-Flaig, 21, of Twin Lakes, was driving and suffered serious injuries in the crash. A […]

Deputy Friendly Safety Poster Contest uses curbside bike pick-up this year

The 35th annual Deputy Friendly Safety Poster Contest was scheduled to take place on March 23, , but with the Covid-19 pandemic, the banquet — where contest winners get their bike prize — was canceled.    Deputy Friendly Ray Rowe came up with an alternate plan. He scheduled a a “curb side” bike pickup.  Winners […]

Testing identifies COVID-19 positives among Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department employees and inmates

The following information regarding COVID-19 testing of 250 Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department employees and 420 inmates was released Thursday: The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, at the suggestion of the Kenosha County Division of Health and in cooperation with the Wisconsin National Guard recently, completed COVID-19 testing of approximately 250 employees and 420 inmates.  Sheriff David […]

Sheriff Beth urges Wisconsin sheriffs to think hard before not enforcing safer at home order

Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth sent a letter to his fellow Wisconsin sheriffs Thursday urging them to think hard before not enforcing the state’s Safer at Home order, aimed at limiting the spread of COVID-19. Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling has said enforcing Safer at Home will not be a priority for his department as […]

Sheriff’s Dept. warns of stimulus check related scams

The following is a news release from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department: The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is warning people to beware of scams related to the coronavirus pandemic. Recently the FBI issued an alert that phone calls, texts or emails asking for personal or financial information to get the $1,200 federal payment check that […]

Sheriff’s Dept. investigating attempted child abduction

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and Salem School officials are investigating a report of a possible child abduction. From a news release distributed Wednesday afternoon: On March 4th, 2020 at 11:19 AM deputies responded to Salem Grade School to investigate a possible child abduction that took place in the 24200 block of 84th Street. Deputies met with […]

Woman dies from crash in Trevor

A 42-year-old woman from Illinois died as a result of injuries from a crash in Trevor Sunday evening, a media release from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department distributed Monday morning said. The woman was a passenger on a motorcycle drive by a 43-year-old man also from Illinois. The man is being treated for serious injuries. […]

CPR by deputy saves infant in Paddock Lake

Quick action by a Kenosha County Sheriff’s deputy got a two-day old infant in Paddock Lake breathing again. From a news release from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department released Monday: On February 09th, 2020 at 6:09 PM Kenosha County Deputies and Salem Fire Department responded to a residence in the 6600 block of 236th Avenue in […]

Identity of pedestrian killed on I-94 released

The identity of the pedestrian killed in a crash on I-94 on Jan. 3 has been released by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department. Christina M. Oldaker, 38, a resident of Coldwater, Michigan, died as a result of the crash, said Sgt. Chris Hannah in an email distributed Monday afternoon. On Jan. 3, at 4:28 a.m., […]

Pedestrian dies after being struck on I-94

A woman pedestrian died after beign struck on I-94 early Friday monring. From a new release from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department: The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is investigating a fatal motor vehicle crash involving a pedestrian on I-94 southbound just north of the Illinois state line.  Initial reports indicate that a female was on […]

Kenosha County deputies to continue to enforce marijuana laws here despite upcomning change in Illinois law

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department made the following announcement Monday regarding the upcoming legalization of recreational use of marijuana in Illinois: In the coming weeks legalized recreational marijuana will begin in the state of Illinois. The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department recognizes that residents of Wisconsin can now travel to Illinois and consume recreational marijuana in […]

K9 search conducted at Wilmot UHS

A K9 assisted search of Wilmot Union High School was conducted Thursday. Here is a statement issued by the school via social media: Share131Tweet131 Shares

Bristol Deputy David Gomez honored with 2019 First Responder of the Year Award for 61st Assembly Dist.

State Rep. Samantha Kerkman (R-Salem Lakes) presented the First Responder of the Year Award for the 61st Assembly District to Kenosha County Sheriff’s Deputy David Gomez at a ceremony in Madison on Thursday. Gomez joined 79 other first responders at the State Capitol to receive this award and be honored by the Wisconsin State Assembly.  Deputy […]

Sheriff’s Department 2019 Citizens Academy accepting applications

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is accepting applications to its 2019 Citizens Academy.  The goal of this Citizens Academy is to introduce people to the operations of the department and provide an inside look at the Sheriff’s Department.  The program meets one evening a week for seven weeks starting on Oct. 15. The meetings typically […]

Sheriff’s Department seeking info on threat at Salem School

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is seeking information from the public about a threat that locked down Salem School for about two hour Wednesday. The threat is not being viewed as a credible threat, a news release issued by the Sheriff’s Department Wednesday afternoon said. The release also encouraged anyone with any information regarding this […]

Bristol finds dams on canal with Sheriff’s Department drone

Bristol recently uncovered two dams obstructing drainage on the Dutch Gap canal with an assist from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department surveillance drone. Removing such obstructions is key to getting the canal to drain better, which affects areas of the village from Lake George south. The drone was flown over an area of the canal […]

Bristol effort to clean out canal my get an eye in the sky assist from Sheriff’s Dept.

Bristol has an ongoing problem with keeping the Dutch Gap Canal clear so it can properly drain the many acres of Bristol land that flow into it. Despite the village’s efforts to keep the canal free of obstructions from tree branches to beaver dams, the channel seems to not stay free flowing for long. But […]

Extreme heat tips offered; cooling centers listed

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is offering tips for dealing with the extreme heat expected in our area over the next couple of days. A National Weather Service heat advisory is in effect for our area from noon, Thursday to 11 p.m., Friday. Tips for staying safe during extreme heat offered by KCSD are: Stay […]

Reward offered for info on person responsible for death of Racine Police officer

From the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department: The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a $20,000 REWARD for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Racine police officer John Hetland. In addition to the FBI reward, the Andis Corporation of Racine is offering an additional $5,000 […]

Sheriff’s Tactical Response Team  and Crisis Negotiations Unit respond to early morning incident in Trevor

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an incident from early this morning that required the deployment of the Tactical Response Team and Crisis Negotiations Unit. Sheriff’s Department officials say the incident was isolated and does not pose a danger to the public. From a new release distributed at 10:50 a.m.: Today, February 8, 2019, at approximately […]

Freezing rain/ice generates calls for Sheriff’s Department, fire departments, utility crews

The freezing rain/ice event that started in Kenosha County Tuesday evening and extended into Wednesday morning has kept, law enrocement, fire and rescue and utility crews busy through Wednesday. Here is a summary of activity shared by the Sheriff’s Department Wednesday: Kenosha County experienced a freezing rain/ice event that began yesterday evening. Between Tuesday, February […]

Sheriff issues cold weather precautions; warming centers listed

The following is a media release from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department concerning cold weather precautions: Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth would like to emphasize public safety with the dangerously low temperatures forecasted for the remainder of the week.  Sheriff Beth urges residents to take precautions during this period of frigid weather. Stay indoors if […]

Green Bay Road closed in Kenosha

Green Bay Road between 60th Street and 52nd Street in Kenosha is closed Thursday morning while investigation of a fire continues. You are asked to avoid that area if you are headed in that direction. From the Sheriff’s Department at 6:44 a.m.: At 3:14 am this morning, Kenosha Sheriff’s Deputies responded with the Somers Fire Department […]

UPDATE: Identity of victim of shooting in Wheatland released; suspects in custody

The identity of the person who died in a shooting in Wheatland Thursday night was released by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department at a press conference Friday morning. Joseph Riley, 23, was shot and died in the Wheatland home that he rented in the 315th block of 71st Street. Two people had kicked in a […]

Paddock Lake renews contract with sheriff; shifts coverage hours

The Paddock Lake Village Board has renewed its contract with the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department for police coverage of the village including a rate increase and a change in coverage hours. Cost for patrol during two daily shifts for 2019 will be $292,718 up 6.8 percent from 2018. Another change will be the moving of […]

Student confesses to making Wilmot UHS threat

A Wilmot Union High School student has confessed  to writing a threat on a bathroom wall at the school, a Sheriff’s Department news release says. From the news release (Note: We removed age and gender info of the student — DH): At approximately 2:10 pm on 10-23-18 the School Resource Officer and School Administration at […]

No evidence of threat found at Central HS Friday

Central High School will have extra deputies on campus Friday in the wake of a social media threat discovered Thursday. Classes were to be held as normal on Friday, school officials said. Deputies searched the school twice and found no evidence of an imminent danger, Sheriff David Beth, who was at the school this morning, […]

Info sought to identify woman struck by lightning at Country Thunder

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is looking for information to identify a woman struck by lightning early Friday morning at the Country Thunder music festival in Randall. From a news release issued Friday morning: The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is investigating an incident where a Country Thunder attendee appears to have been struck by lightning.  […]

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