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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.  […]

Sheriff’s Department arrests four in vehicle break-in cases

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has arrested four individuals in connection with a string of vehicle break-ins in the Salem Lakes area in June and July. The investigation has resulted in the clearance of 29 individual cases. The three men and one woman have not been formally charged in court. does not print the […]

Salem Lakes distributes sheriff’s department alert about garage, vehicle break-ins

The village of Salem Lakes distributed an alert Wednesday from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department concerning vehicle and garage break-ins in the area. The message, distributed by Salem Lakes village Clerk Cindi Dulaney read: The Kenosha County Sheriff’s office has asked that we spread the information below to residents of the Village of Salem Lakes.  Due to […]

Sheriff’s Department seeking info regarding gas station theft

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is seeking information regarding a person suspected of theft from a Paddock Lake business. Via the KCSD Facebook page: Share21 Tweet Share Pin +1 StumbleShares 21

UPDATE: Illinois woman dies in Wilmot crash

A woman from Illinois died in a crash Saturday in Wilmot. The woman’s identity was released by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department on Monday as Lisa Fagan, 47. From a news release from the Sheriff’s Department: On 04-28-18 at approximately 6:32 pm, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department along with Randall Township Fire and Rescue (Note: Silver Lake […]

Tornado drills on Thursday part of 2018 Wisconsin’s Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week

This is Wisconsin’s Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week and there will be a mock tornado alert drill Thursday statewide, including in Kenosha County. From Kenosha County Emergency Management: Schools, businesses, families and individuals have two opportunities to test their emergency plans during statewide tornado drills on April 12, 2018.  The drills are part of the […]

UPDATE: Woman dies in crash on Highway K

A woman died in a crash on Highway K (60th Street) along the Bristol-Paris border Monday evening. The name of the 53-year-old woman from Kenosha has not been shared by the Sheriff’s Department. A 7-year-old passenger in the car was injured and transported to a hospital. The operator of the other vehicle involved in the […]

Suspect found in Wilmot UHS bathroom threat

A teenager has confessed to writing the message on a Wilmot Union High School bathroom wall about shooting up the school that spurred an investigation by school administration and the Sheriff’s Department. From a news release from KCSD: The investigation by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department had identified the subject who wrote the threatening message […]

Paddock Lake again looking for water patrol for 2018 season

Paddock Lake again finds itself looking for how to handle water patrol on its lake next summer. At a Village Board committee of the whole meeting Tuesday, village administrator Tim Popanda said it is his understanding that Salem Lakes will not be offering to patrol other municipalities lakes, as Salem Lakes has done for the […]

Bristol approves contract with Sheriff’s Department for 2018

The Bristol Village Board approved a contract with the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department for police protection in the village for 2018. The contract was essentially the same as the contracts the village has had with the Sheriff’s Department in the past, said village administrator Randy Kerkman. The only substantive change is the cost of $209,066, […]

Paddock Lake contracts again with sheriff for police protection in 2018

Paddock Lake residents will continue to receive contracted police protection from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department in 2018 after action by the Village Board Wednesday. The board approved a new contract with the sheriff’s department at Wednesday’s meeting. The 2018 cost of $273,866 is a 2.27 percent increase over 2017. Village administrator Tim Popanda said […]

Sheriff’s Department search for missing work release inmates

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department on Friday morning released the following information regarding work release inmates who are missing from custody: The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department is in search of two Huber (Work Release) inmates who failed to report back to jail after their work assignments. On August 05, 2017 Xavier Dominique Thomas failed to report […]

Deputy Raymond Rowe named Wisconsin D.A.R.E. Officer of the year

Kenosha County Sheriff’s Deputy Ray Rowe was named Wisconsin D.A.R.E. officer of the year for 2017. The announcement was made at the Wisconsin D.A.R.E.Officers Association annual conference in Door County this week. Locally the announcement was made by the Sheriff’s Department’s in this news release: Sheriff David Beth with the entire Kenosha Sheriff’s Department is proud […]

Highways C and 45 intersection to close for 14 days starting May 31

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is scheduled to begin a 14-day full closure of the intersection of Highway 45 and Highway C in Bristol on the morning of Wednesday, May 31. A closure is necessary for intersection improvement and traffic signal installation, a news release from WisDOT says. From the new release: The intersection is anticipated […]

Law enforcement agencies prepare for 2017 Click It or Ticket mobilization

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and Wisconsin State Patrol are among the law enforcement agencies across the state and the country gearing up for the Click It or Ticket seat belt enforcement mobilization from May 22 through June 4. Representatives of the Sheriff’s Department, State Patrol and the Racine County Sheriff’s Department held a kick off […]

Kenosha County Tavern League makes donations for new Sheriff’s Dept. K9 and other organizations

Their 13th annual fishing derby was canceled due to ice conditions, but the Kenosha County Tavern League Ice Fishing Party went on Saturday, Feb. 25. Saturday morning, Tavern League officials presented checks to several organizations. The Kenosha County Tavern League made a $10,000 contribution the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department K9 fund. That covers two thirds […]

Deputies respond to pigs in the roadway in Bristol

Deputies patrolling Western Kenosha County answer their share of animals on the loose and blocking roadways calls. Most often the wandering beasts are cows, or sometimes horses. For awhile, there were some sheep on the highway calls. Everyone remembers when a group of bison got loose about a year ago. Friday, deputies responded to something a little different: […]

Sheriff’s Department seeking information on attempted theft from car dealer

The Sheriff’s Department is seeking information about what appears to be an attempt to steal vehicles from a Bristol car dealer along I-94 late Sunday night. From a media release from the Sheriff’s Department (Note: Words inside parenthesis added or substituted by — DH): On 02/19/17 at 11:52 PM Deputies conducted checks of the […]

Deputy performs special football duty in Paddock Lake

No doubt you’ve seen it on the internet somewhere. A law enforcement officer steps out from his or her cruiser to relate to some neighborhood children. On Wednesday, it happened right here in Paddock Lake and yes it was captured for the internet. Here’s is video Tammie Martina shared with  and posted on Facebook of […]

Deputies respond to 56 crashes Wednesday evening

The freezing rain and resulting slick road conditions kept sheriff’s deputies, other emergency workers and public works crews very busy Wednesday evening. Here’s a roundup of activity from the Sheriff’s Department: Last night, 01/11/2017 between 6:00 PM and 12:00 AM Kenosha County experienced a freezing rain/ice event. Our second shift patrol Deputies, along with Deputies […]

Sheriff’s Department canine Klaus dies

A Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department canine died Sunday. Sheriff David Beth announced the death of canine Klaus in a media release Monday: From the media release: Klaus became suddenly ill on November 27, 2016 and was brought to an emergency veterinarian where he was diagnosed with internal bleeding, and masses on his spleen.  Klaus’ handler Deputy […]

Program at Central HS addresses the problem of heroin addiction

An audience of about 75 people at Central High School in Paddock Lake Tuesday heard about the problem of heroin abuse from a number of perspectives. The school hosted the “Stairway to Heroin” educational program in the cafetorium. Earlier in the day, students also heard a presentation on the same subject matter. Those in attendance in […]

Burlington man dies in crash on I-94

A pedestrian from Burlington died in a crash on I-94 early Thursday morning. From a statement released by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department: At 0305 hours (3:05 a.m.) Deputies and Wisconsin State Patrol responded to a vehicle verses pedestrian accident Southbound on I-94 just south of State Highway 158 in the 5300 block. The southbound vehicle, […]

Twin Lakes woman faces homicide charge in connection with Salem heroin death

A Twin Lakes woman faces a charge of reckless homicide in connection with the heroin overdose death of a Salem man this summer. Elizabeth M. Cooper, 30, faces a charge of  first degree reckless homicide/delivery of drugs. She also has been charged with felony possession of narcotic drugs (heroin) and a misdemeanor of possession of drug paraphernalia. […]

Salem postpones decision on traffic enforcement by town; wants to talk to sheriff

The Salem Town Board on Monday agreed to table for 30 days a decision on the role of the town’s public safety department in traffic law enforcement. During that time, the town will seek to talk to Sheriff David Beth about how his department could handle traffic and maybe even ordinance enforcement in the town for […]

UPDATE: Victim in Salem explosion still hospitalized

The man injured in the explosion of a personal water craft in Salem on Saturday is still hospitalized Monday, a Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department spokesman said. Michael Przlomski, 52, was injured in the incident, which took place in the driveway of his home in the 24800 block of 82nd Street. Town of Salem Fire/Rescue personnel […]

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