Posts under ‘Sheriff’s Department’

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.  […]

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: Share21Tweet21 Shares

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: […]

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