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Posted on: October 13, 2021

UPDATED: One killed, one injured in I-94 crash

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OCT. 14, 2021, UPDATE:

The operator of the 2019 Volvo XC40 is identified as Dr. Mirza Ahmad, 35-years old and a resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  The 27-year old passenger remains hospitalized at Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee.  

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Applications welcome for 2021 Sheriff's Citizens' Academy

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Sheriff David Beth and The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department announce the 2021 Sheriff’s Citizens’ Academy.  

Classes are held once a week and will begin Tuesday, October 26th and end November 30th, 2021.  ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2021

Sheriff's Department responds to numerous calls during Aug. 10 storm

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On Tuesday 8/10/21 between the hours of 7:00 pm and 11:00 pm Kenosha County experienced a severe thunderstorm.  Kenosha County Deputies responded to the following weather and traffic-related calls:

  • 1 property-damage crash 
  • 3 assist motoris...
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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: July 20, 2021

Sheriff's Department reports 2021 Country Thunder arrest totals

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During the July 15th-18th, 2021, Country Thunder music festival, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department recorded the following offenses:

Total County Ordinance Citations – 104

  • Underage Alcohol Violation – 79
  • Obstructing/Resisti...
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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: July 13, 2021

Increased traffic to affect area during Country Thunder festival

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The 2021 Country Thunder Music Festival will be taking place from Thursday, July 15th to Sunday, July 18th.  Starting on Wednesday, July 14th the increased traffic associated with this festival will impact the communities in Kenosha County, Walwo...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: June 16, 2021

UPDATED: Kenosha woman killed in Green Bay Road crash

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JUNE 17, 2021, UPDATE:

The driver of the Nissan that was fatally injured on June 15th, 2021 has been identified as Pamela S. Dupuis, a resident of Kenosha, WI.

ORIGINAL JUNE 16, 2021, NEWS RELEASE: 

On June 15th, 2021, at 2:10 PM, Kenosha County dep...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Fatal house fire under investigation

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JUNE 14, 2021, UPDATE:

The individual that was fatally injured in the house fire on June 7th, 2021 has been identified as Lori Pizur, a resident of Brighton, WI.

ORIGINAL JUNE 8, 2021, NEWS RELEASE:

On Monday, June 7, 2021, at approximately 4:25 p.m. Deputie...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: May 18, 2021

Motorist using autopilot ticketed for inattentive driving

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On May 16th, 2021, at 7:51 AM, a Kenosha County deputy was dispatched to the area of I-94 northbound for a report of a Tesla whose driver appeared to be asleep behind the wheel crossing over the Illinois/Wisconsin state line.  The deputy located ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Milwaukee man killed on one-vehicle crash on Highway J

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May 4, 2021, UPDATE:

The driver of the Dodge Ram that was fatally injured on May 3rd, 2021 has been identified as Daniel M. Randazzo, a resident of Milwaukee, WI.

MAY 3, 2021, ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE: 

On May 3rd, 2021, at 2:59 AM, Kenosha County depu...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2021

3 protesters arrested for blocking entrance to Public Safety Building

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On Sunday, April 25, 2021, at approximately 10:00 pm members of the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department arrested three protesters that blocked access to the public entrance to the Kenosha County Public Safety Building (1000-55th Street) interfer...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: April 5, 2021

Sheriff's Department responds to 6 nonfatal overdose calls within 1 week

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Over the past week from March 30th, 2021 through April 4th, 2021 Kenosha County Deputies and Detectives have responded to six overdose calls for service in Kenosha County.  

Upon the arrival of deputies, the individuals in these cases were not con...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2021

UPDATED: Person of interest arrested in Somers shooting that killed 3, injured 3

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Original news release: April 18th, 2021, 4:51 a.m.: 

On Sunday, April 18th, 2021, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department deputies and detectives responded to the Somers House Tavern (1548-Sheridan Road) for reports of a shooting that occurr...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: April 12, 2021

Deputies investigate fraud complaints at local taverns

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On Sunday, April 11th, 2021, deputies investigated several fraud complaints at local taverns in Kenosha County where individuals would ask for donations posing as law enforcement officers from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department (KSD). &...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: March 24, 2021

UPDATED: Area authorities respond to fatal crash on Highway C

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ORIGINAL MARCH 24, 2021, NEWS RELEASE:

On March 23rd, 2021, at 9:29 pm, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department along with the Village of Bristol Fire and Rescue, the Village of Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue, and the Village of Pleasant Prairie Fir...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Man arrested, items seized in Somers drug bust

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On Tuesday, March 9th, 2021, at approximately 1400 hours, the Kenosha Drug Operations Group (KDOG) executed a search warrant at 1034-88th Avenue in the Village of Somers in conjunction with a narcotics investigation involving a Somers resident, identified...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2021

UPDATED: One killed, several injured in crash at highways 142 and 45

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Feb. 22, 2021 UPDATE:

The driver of the Dodge Caliber that was fatally injured on February 19th, 2021 has been identified as James M. Olson Jr., a resident of Williams Bay, WI.

ORIGINAL FEB. 19, 2021, NEWS RELEASE:

On February 19th, 2021, at 7:19 AM, Kenosha...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2021

Sheriff's Department details response to Feb. 15-16 winter storm

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On Monday 2/15/21 starting at 4 pm through Tuesday 2/16/21 at 12 pm Kenosha County experienced a winter storm warning.  Kenosha County Sheriff Deputies responded to the following weather and traffic-related calls:

  • 3 crashes with injuries
  • 13 propert...
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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2021

UPDATED: Kenosha County inmate dies from compilations after he was found hanging in cell

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FEB. 17, 2021, UPDATE:

The Kenosha County inmate that was transported to the hospital on 2/9/21 after being discovered unresponsive in his jail cell has been identified as Timothy J. Nelson out of Kenosha, WI. On February 12th, 2021 at 3:42 pm Timothy Nels...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2021

UPDATED: Milwaukee woman killed when struck by vehicle after I-94 crash

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FEB. 10, 2021, UPDATE:

The driver/pedestrian that was fatally injured on February 8th, 2021 has been identified as 34-year-old Kristina M. Pacheco, a resident of Milwaukee, WI.

ORIGINAL FEB. 9, 2021, NEWS RELEASE:

On February 8th, 2021 at 7:00 PM Kenosha Cou...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: February 1, 2021

Sheriff's Department details calls related to Jan. 30-31, 2021, winter storm

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On Saturday 1/30/21 starting at 6 am through Sunday 1/31/21 at 6 pm Kenosha County experienced a winter storm warning.  Kenosha County Sheriff Deputies responded to the following weather and traffic-related calls:

  • 5 crashes with injuries
  • 11 propert...
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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: January 26, 2021

Sheriff's Department responds to calls related to Jan. 26, 2021, winter storm

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On January 26, 2021, Kenosha County experienced a winter storm warning.  Kenosha County Sheriff Deputies responded to the following weather and traffic-related calls from midnight through 11 AM:

  • 4 crashes with injuries
  • 14 property-damage crashes
  • 6 a...
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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: December 30, 2020

Sheriff's Department responds to Dec. 29 winter storm-related calls

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On December 29, 2020, Kenosha County experienced a winter storm warning.  Kenosha County Sheriff Deputies responded to the following weather and traffic-related calls from 12/29/20 at 6 PM through 12/30/20 at 6 AM:

  • 4 accident with injuries
  • 8 proper...
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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: December 21, 2020

Deputy rescues man who fell through ice on pond near Hooker Lake

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On December 20, 2020, at 4:53 PM, the Salem Lakes Fire Department and Kenosha Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a pond east of Hooker Lake near the intersection of 236th Avenue and 80th Place. An area resident called 911 to report that a male fell through t...

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Posted on: December 14, 2020

'Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over' campaign to run Dec. 18-Jan. 1

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About every three hours in Wisconsin, someone is killed or injured in an alcohol-related crash. Drivers impaired by alcohol or other drugs pose a serious hazard to themselves, their passengers, and everyone else along our roadways. Preliminary data indica...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: November 11, 2020

Sheriff's Department seeks identity of man found alongside Highway 31

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On November 10th, 2020 at approximately 4:30 pm Kenosha County Deputies and Detectives responded to the area of Green Bay Road and 4th Street for a male subject laying alongside the roadway.  Upon further investigation, it was determined that the...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: November 11, 2020

Deputies respond to weather- and traffic-related calls

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On November 10th, 2020 Kenosha County experienced a severe thunderstorm and tornado warning that began yesterday evening starting at approximately 5:00 p.m.  Kenosha County Sheriff Deputies responded to the following weather and traffic-related c...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: October 29, 2020

UPDATED: 2 killed in crash at highways Q and MB in Bristol

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FRIDAY, OCT. 30, 2020, UPDATE:

The deceased victims have been identified as 43-year-old Eric Debettignies, a resident of Kenosha, Wisconsin, and his 5-year-old daughter Alexa Debettignies.  The operator of the semi-truck was identified as 50-year-...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Process underway to pursue SBA disaster declaration for damages due to unrest

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The Kenosha County Division of Emergency Management, in conjunction with the City of Kenosha officials, is reaching out to residents regarding a potential opportunity for an SBA (Small Business Administration) Declaration for damages due to the recent Ken...

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

UPDATED: Driver killed in crash on I-94 East Frontage Road

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SEPT. 22, 2020, ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE:

On September 22, 2020, at 1:52 pm, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department along with the Village of Somers Fire and Rescue responded to the 1400 block of the East Frontage Road (120th Ave.) for a two-vehicl...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Motorcyclist flown to hospital after single-vehicle crash on Highway B

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On Wednesday, September 16th, 2020 at approximately 8:51 p.m., Kenosha County Deputies along with the Village of Salem Lakes Fire and Rescue responded to the 11000 block of CTH B / Tuttle Road for a report of a single motorcycle crash.

The operator and sol...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: September 3, 2020

Civil unrest statistics and a thank you from the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department

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As of today, September 3, 2020, Kenosha County has gone 8 days and nights with relatively peaceful activity. A situational update for the civil unrest includes the following statistics from August 23 through September 3.

  • Total calls for service = 31,204
  • 911...
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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: September 2, 2020

UPDATE: Nightly State of Emergency Curfew now suspended

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As of today, September 2, 2020, Kenosha County has ended the State of Emergency Curfew. That decision was announced today after consultation with law enforcement and community leaders.

Kenosha Mayor John Antaramian said:

“After consulting with loc...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Nightly curfew to continue through night of Sept. 6; to begin at 9 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday

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Kenosha County has again declared a state of Emergency Curfew East of I-94. The 7 p.m. curfew will remain in effect through Wednesday, Sept. 2 at 7 a.m.

Beginning the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 2, the curfew hours will take effect at 9 p.m. and will remai...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2020

State of Emergency Curfew east of I-94 to continue nightly through Tuesday, Sept. 1

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Kenosha County has again declared a state of Emergency Curfew for Monday August 31 and Tuesday September 1 from 7 PM to 7 AM East of I-94.  

The public needs to be off the streets for their safety.  

The curfew will be enforced.

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: August 30, 2020

Sheriff's Department referring food donation inquiries to Journey Disaster Team

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Kenosha County has been receiving an abundance of food donations for all of the officers and personnel that have come to Kenosha to assist with the current civil unrest in the community. While everyone is appreciative of the kind gestures, we are getting ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2020

State of Emergency Curfew to begin at 7 p.m. each night through Sunday Aug. 30

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Kenosha County has again declared a state of Emergency Curfew for 7:00 PM Wednesday, August 26 East of I-94 through Sunday August 30. 

The public needs to be off the streets for their safety. The curfew will be enforced until 7:00 AM.

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: August 25, 2020

Tuesday evening, Aug. 25, Statement from Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth

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As we enter what will likely be another very challenging night in Kenosha County, I want the public to know that the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department and our partners in law enforcement are doing our utmost to protect our community during thi...

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Posted on: August 25, 2020

State of Emergency Curfew in effect east of I-94 Tuesday night, Aug. 25

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Kenosha County has again declared a State of Emergency curfew east of Interstate 94 from 8 tonight (Tuesday, Aug. 25) until 7 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 26. 

The Sheriff’s Department is instructing the public to stay off the streets for their ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: August 24, 2020

Emergency Curfew again in effect for night of Monday, Aug. 24

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Kenosha County has again declared a state of Emergency Curfew for 8:00 PM tonight, August 24th, East of I-94. The public needs to be off the streets for their safety. The curfew will be enforced until 7:00 AM.

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: August 23, 2020

Countywide emergency curfew in effect until 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 24

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The County of Kenosha has declared a state of Emergency Curfew for 10:15 p.m. tonight August 23rd. The public needs to be off the streets for their safety. The Kenosha Sheriff’s Department will be enforcing the curfew until 7:00 a.m.

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: August 17, 2020

UPDATED: Sheriff's Department seeking information about suspicious death in Somers

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Original Aug. 17, 2020, news release:

On August 15th, 2020 at about 8:00 P.M. Kenosha County deputies and detectives responded to the 1300 block of Sheridan Road in regards to a suspicious death investigation.

This is an active and ongoing investigation. No...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: August 14, 2020

Paddock Lake residents, sheriff's deputies join together to replace girl's stolen bike

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On August 13th, 2020 a resident of Paddock Lake contacted one of our deputies advising that they were made aware of a 13-year-old handicapped girl in the village who had her bike stolen last week. Residents in the neighborhood got together to buy the 13-y...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: August 11, 2020

Sheriff's Department responds to various calls in connection with Aug. 10, 2020, storm

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On August 10th, 2020 Kenosha County experienced a severe thunderstorm and tornado warning that began yesterday afternoon starting at approximately 3:00 PM until 6:30 PM. Kenosha County Sheriff Deputies responded to the following weather and traffic-relate...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Reckless driving suspect and passenger arrested after fleeing crash scene on foot

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On August 10th, 2020 at 1:01 PM Kenosha County Deputies responded to the 28800 block of STH 50 for a reckless driving complaint. A short time later a deputy located the vehicle, a black 2014 Hyundai Equus, and conducted a traffic stop in the 23000 block o...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: July 29, 2020

3 inmates, no staff test positive in latest round of COVID-19 testing

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This past week, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department in cooperation with the Wisconsin National Guard completed COVID-19 testing of approximately 250 employees and 464 inmates. The testing has identified 0 employees and 3 inmates that tested ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: July 16, 2020

UPDATED: Driver killed in crash while fleeing deputy

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On July 16th, 2020 at about 7:15 AM a deputy from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department made a traffic stop in the 4300 block of Highway E after a vehicle almost struck his squad car. The operator was verbally identified by the deputy and upon...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Rollover crash causes shutdown of I-94 for several hours

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On June 17th, 2020 at about 7:00 PM the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responded to the 9000 block of Interstate 94 for a report of a two-vehicle crash with injuries including a semi that had tipped over.

Deputies reported that a 2003 Buick ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: June 4, 2020

UPDATED: 14-year-old boy killed in crash at highways 50 and B

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UPDATE 2:

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 sp...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2020

Countywide curfew to continue Monday and Tuesday nights, June 1 and 2

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The County of Kenosha has again declared a state of Emergency Curfew for 8:00 PM tonight June 1 and tomorrow June 2. The public needs to be off the streets for their safety. The Kenosha Sheriff’s Department will be enforcing the curfew ...

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Posted on: May 31, 2020

Emergency Curfew in effect 8:30 p.m. May 31 to 7 a.m. June 1

The County of Kenosha has declared a state of Emergency Curfew for 8:30 PM. The public needs to be off the streets for their safety. The Kenosha Sheriff’s Department will be enforcing the curfew.

Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: May 28, 2020

Kenosha County deputies involved in stolen vehicle pursuit in Pleasant Prairie

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On May 28th, 2020 at 5:18 AM Kenosha County Deputies assisted with a stolen vehicle pursuit that started in the City of Kenosha near Sheridan Road and 89th Street. Pleasant Prairie Police located the vehicle, a black Honda Accord, at Springbrook Road and ...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: May 6, 2020

Arrest made at Kenosha County Administration Building

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On May 5, 2020, a 57-year-old female City of Kenosha resident, Mary Magdalen Moser, was arrested and issued citations for her actions while attempting to gain access to the County Board Chambers during a meeting of the County Board at the Kenosha County A...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: April 30, 2020

Sheriff releases results of COVID-19 testing in Detention Center, Jail

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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...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: April 27, 2020

Wisconsin National Guard to offer COVID-19 testing assistance at Detention Center, Pretrial Facility

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Members of the Wisconsin National Guard will be coming to Kenosha County this week to assist with COVID-19 testing at the Kenosha County Detention Center and Pretrial Facility.

All inmates and employees at these facilities are being tested in an effort to ...

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Posted on: March 31, 2020

Sheriff's Department warns of COVID-19-related scams

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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 fe...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Illinois man arrested in KDOG heroin bust

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On Thursday, March 26th, 2020, at approximately 1100 hours, the Kenosha Drug Operation Group (KDOG) conducted a field arrest (Buy/Bust) of an individual of interest in a drug investigation. Assisting in the operation were members of the Kenosha Police Dep...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: March 17, 2020

Kenosha County no longer housing Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees

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The President, Governor and the County Executive have declared a State of Emergency to help stop the spread of the Coronavirus. Due to this state of Emergency, on March 15, 2020, U.S Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) are no longer housing ICE deta...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Sheriff's Department seeks inmate who failed to return to Detention Center

Missing inmate Charles Zay Johnson

On 03/11/20 deputies responded to the 2400 block of 53rd Street in the City of Kenosha in an attempt to locate a Kenosha County Detention Center (KCDC) inmate that failed to comply with the regulations of his Electronic Monitoring program.

Inmate Charles Z...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Possible attempted child abduction in Salem Lakes under investigation

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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 school administrators and a 13-year-old male student who stated that whil...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2020

UPDATED: Passenger killed in motorcycle crash on Camp Lake Road

MARCH 3, 2020, UPDATE:

The deceased victim has been identified as 42-year-old Marnie J. Cogswell, a resident of Spring Grove, Illinois. The operator of the motorcycle has been identified as 43-year-old Alejandro Rivas, a resident of Antioch, Illinois.

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: February 10, 2020

Kenosha County deputy revives non-breathing 2-day-old infant

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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 the Village of Paddock Lake for a 2-day old infant that was not conscious, not breathing and turning blue. Wh...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Sheriff's Department K-9 locates subjects in western Kenosha County pursuit

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On January 28th, 2020 at 2:19 AM a Kenosha County Deputy was investigating a suspicious vehicle on Cogswell Drive and Lakeview in the Village of Silver Lake. According to initial reports, a male subject that was spotted near the vehicle ran from the area,...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Woman killed in I-94 crash near Highway E

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JAN. 29, 2020, UPDATE:

The deceased operator has been identified as 37-year-old Andrea M. Durian, a resident of Racine, Wisconsin.

JAN. 28, 2020, ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE:

On January 27th, 2020 at 6:17 PM the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department invest...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

UPDATED: Sheriff's Department investigating fatal crash on I-94 near state line

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JAN. 6, 2020 UPDATE:

The pedestrian that was fatally injured on January 3rd, 2020 has been identified as 38 year old Christina M. Oldaker, a resident of Coldwater Michigan.

ORIGINAL JAN. 3, 2020, NEWS RELEASE:

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Departmen...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: December 2, 2019

Kenosha County Sheriff's Department message on the legalization of marijuana in Illinois

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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 Illinois.

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Posted on: November 1, 2019

Sheriff's Department personnel grow beards, raise funds for No-Shave November

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Sheriff David Beth is pleased to announce the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has donated $2481 to No-Shave November 2019.

No-Shave November is a web-based, non-profit organization devoted to growing cancer awareness and raising funds to supp...

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Sheriff Media Releases
Posted on: October 28, 2019

Man arrested for eighth-offense OWI

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On 10-26-19 at 9:49 p.m., the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responded to a report of a reckless driving investigation. During the course of this investigation, a 46-year-old resident of the Village of Salem Lakes, Michael R. Hess was taken...

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