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Posted on: June 15, 2018

Sheriff's Department marks first life saved with Narcan

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At 12:49 a.m. on June 15, 2018, Kenosha Sheriff’s Deputies responded with Somers Rescue to a private residence located in the 5500 block of Washington Road, for a medical call. The report was that a 39-year-old man was not breathing, possibly fr...

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Posted on: June 13, 2018

Bike path sexual assault suspect in custody

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On March 25 and May 21 of 2018, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responded to two separate sexual assault complaints that occurred on the Kenosha County Bike Trail. Evidence at both scenes were collected by investigators. This evidence wa...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2018

UPDATED: Driver in Somers crash pronounced dead at scene

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On 05-23-18 at approximately 7:38 a.m. the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department along with the Village of Somers Fire and Rescue has responded to a serious single vehicle crash. The location is just east of 100th Avenue and Highway E (12th Street...

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Posted on: May 22, 2018

UPDATED: Sexual assault on bike path under investigation

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On 05-21-18 at approximately 6:08 p.m. the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responded to a sexual assault complaint that took place in the 9400 block of the Kenosha County Bike Trail.

Further investigation revealed that an 18-year-old female was walking...

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Posted on: May 1, 2018

Authorities investigate barn fire on Highway 83

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On 05-01-18 at approximately 10:32 a.m., the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department as well as numerous Fire Agencies responded to a report of a barn fire at 4602 State Highway 83. The fire is believed to be from natural causes.

Reportedly, all anim...

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Posted on: April 30, 2018

Illinois woman killed in motorcycle crash on Highway W

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On 04-28-18 at approximately 6:32 p.m., the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department along with Randall Township Fire and Rescue responded to a serious vehicle crash in the 12400 block of Highway W.

Investigation into this crash revealed that a group ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: March 26, 2018

Woman assaulted on Kenosha County Bike Trail

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On 03-25-18 at approximately 12:45 p.m., the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responded to a sexual assault complaint that took place in the 9100 block of the Kenosha County Bike Trail.

Investigation revealed that a 67-year-old female was walking alone ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2018

KUSD community forums to focus on school safety

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The Kenosha Unified School District, in conjunction with the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and other local law enforcement agencies, is hosting three public meetings on the district’s approach to school safety and security.

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Posted on: February 14, 2018

Sheriff's Department seeking correctional officers; tuition reimbursement available

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The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department is seeking qualified candidates for correctional officer positions.

Gateway Technical College offers a part-time Basic Jail Academy which interested people may attend prior to being hired as a correctional officer. I...

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Posted on: January 31, 2018

UPDATED: One killed, one injured in crash at highways 50 and D

On 01-30-18 at approximately 6:00 p.m., the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department along with Village of Bristol Rescue responded to a vehicle crash involving two vehicles at the intersection of Highway D (184th Avenue) and Highway 50. 

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: January 25, 2018

UPDATED: Shoplifting suspects lead deputies on high-speed chase

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At Approximately 4:17 pm on January 24, 2018, the Pleasant Prairie Police Department (PPPD) advised that they were investigating a retail theft from the Tommy Hilfiger Store located in the Premium Outlet Mall at 11211 120th Ave., in Pleasant Prairie. PPPD...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Synopsis of Jan. 3, 2018, mass blackout in Kenosha

At approximately 6:00 p.m. Jan. 3, 2018, residents in the City of Kenosha began to experience a loss of electrical power in their homes. This number reached 19,000 by approximately 7:00 pm.

A partial activation of Emergency Operations Center (EOC) began at...

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Posted on: January 4, 2018

Body found in Pike River ID'd as 52-year-old Kenosha man

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On 12-29-17 at 2:20 p.m. the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department as well as Somers Rescue responded to a report of a deceased male found in the Pike River in the approximate area of the 1400 block of Sheridan Road. The subject was frozen and appeared he m...

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Posted on: January 2, 2018

Kenosha woman killed in head-on crash

On January 1, 2018, at 6:28 p.m., the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department along with Paris Fire and Rescue responded to the 12300 block of Highway K (60th Street) for a serious two-vehicle injury crash. Pleasant Prairie and Bristol Fire and Resc...

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Posted on: December 4, 2017

UPDATED: Threats made at Wilmot High School

On 12-04-17, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department took a ‘threats’ situation at Wilmot Union High School located at 11112 308th Ave.

The School Resource Officer assigned to the school, became of aware of written threatening...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

'Persons of interest' questioned in home invasion

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Sheriff David Beth is announcing that the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department had “Person(s) of Interest” under surveillance Friday, Nov. 3, from the Oct. 27, 2017, home invasion in the Village of Somers.

The subject(s) under surveillance did get into a ve...

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Posted on: October 27, 2017

Couple injured in Somers home invasion

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OCT. 31, 2017, UPDATE:

Both of the victims are recovering from the injuries sustained. These included injuries to the head of both the male and female. The male received two non-life-threatening gunshot wounds to his shoulder during the altercation with th...

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

Deputies arrest man for 10th-offense OWI

On 10-20-17 at 5:53 p.m., the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a reckless driving investigation. A concerned citizen observed a 2000 Dodge Dakota traveling westbound on Highway C (Wilmot Road) near Highway MB (160th A...

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

Vehicle strikes residence in Paddock Lake

On 10-15-17 at 6:35 p.m. the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department along with Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue responded to a report of a vehicle that struck a residence.

Investigation indicates that a sole operator identified as 58-year-old Jeffrey Hin...

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Posted on: October 9, 2017

Driver killed in crash at highways KR, H

On 10-08-17 at 7:15 am the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department along with the Village of Somers Rescue responded to a report of a serious vehicle crash. Response was to the intersection of Highway KR (1st Street), and Highway H (88th Avenue), re...

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Posted on: September 18, 2017

Bicyclist killed in hit-and-run crash; suspect under arrest

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UPDATE: The vehicle has been located and a 39 year old man is in custody. Charges pending. The suspect is identified as Ryan Peterson, of Salem Lakes.

ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE: On 09-17-17 at 9:45 pm the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and Salem...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

SBA Disaster Loan deadline for flood victims is Oct. 17

Victims of the July flooding in Kenosha County have until Oct. 17 to submit applications for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Loans of up to $200,000 are available to homeowners to repair or replace damaged or destro...

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Posted on: August 22, 2017

Low-interest loans, Disaster Outreach Center now available for flood victims

Residents and businesses affected by last month’s severe flooding in Kenosha County may apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, and an outreach center is now open to assist people with applications.

The loans beca...

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Posted on: August 3, 2017

USDA loan program a possible source of aid for flood victims

Wisconsin Emergency Management is citing a loan program available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Office as a possible source of funds to help residents affected by the recent floods.

USDA Rural Development has funding availabl...

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Posted on: July 31, 2017

Farmers urged to report flood-related damage

Kenosha County Emergency Management Director Lt. Horace Staples and the local Farm Service Agency office are urging area farmers to report flood-related damage to their crops and livestock.

Through today, damage from the July 10-12 flooding may be reported...

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Posted on: July 27, 2017

Updated list of water damage restoration providers

As a resource for residents affected by the recent flooding, the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department has updated its list of area water damage restoration contractors.

The Sheriff's Department warns people to beware of scams from supposed cleanup companies...

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Posted on: July 18, 2017

Red Cross, local organizations to host Multi-Agency Response Center for flood victims

The American Red Cross, in partnership with a host of local agencies, will staff a Multi-Agency Response Center for flood victims from noon to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 19, at Riverview Grade School, 300 E. Prosser St., in Silver Lake.

This center is intended...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

Continuing flood efforts detailed in Monday afternoon news conference

Local and state elected officials and Kenosha County Emergency Management personnel updated the community on ongoing flood recovery efforts in a news conference this afternoon at the former Silver Lake Village Hall in the Village of Salem Lakes.

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

Flood update: Disaster aid process proceeding; more water test kits expected this afternoon

Wisconsin Emergency Management personnel are in Kenosha County today, actively working with county and municipal officials to compile a cost estimate of the total damage caused by last week’s flooding.

Municipalities have until 3 p.m. today to su...

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