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Posted on: October 13, 2023

Sheriff warns of danger of street drugs amid rise in MDMA presence

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Kenosha County Sheriff David Zoerner is again warning of the dangers of using illicit street drugs, following new reports of substances being laced with other drugs, unbeknownst to the user.

At a recent meeting of the Kenosha County Substance Abuse Coaliti...

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Posted on: May 10, 2023

County responds to White Caps-area tornado siren sounding in error

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The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Division of Emergency Management was made aware that at approximately 12:20 a.m. on Monday, May 8, 2023, citizens of the White Caps neighborhood in the City of Kenosha reported an outdoor warning siren activated and ...

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Posted on: May 8, 2023

Kenosha man drowns while attempting rescue in Pike River

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On 05/07/2023 at approximately 1:31 PM Kenosha County Deputies and Somers Fire/Rescue personnel responded to the 2000 block of Sheridan Road for a possible drowning.  Initial reports from deputies on the scene were that an adult male was swimming...

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Posted on: April 21, 2023

Serious injury crash involving bicyclist under investigation

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On April 20th, 2023, at 10:07 AM, Kenosha County deputies and Fire/Rescue personnel from the Village of Bristol responded to the 15200 block of CTH K for a serious motor vehicle crash involving a semi-truck and a bicyclist.  Initial reports indic...

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Posted on: April 19, 2023

Local Drug Take Back Day events to be held Saturday in Kenosha, Bristol

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National Prescription Drug Take Back Day events will be held at two Kenosha County locations this Saturday, April 22, County Executive Samantha Kerkman and Sheriff David Zoerner announced today.

The events will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the newly r...

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Posted on: April 16, 2023

UPDATED: Motorcyclist killed in crash on Highway J

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APRIL 17, 2023, UPDATE:

The operator of the Harley Davidson motorcycle that was fatally injured on April 15th, 2023 has been identified as Scott E. Wicks, a resident of Buffalo Grove, IL.

APRIL 16, 2023, ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE:

On April 15th, 2023, at 3:37 PM...

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Posted on: April 3, 2023

Storm spotter's class to be held April 25 at Kenosha County Center

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Kenosha County Sheriff’s Division of Emergency Management in cooperation with the National Weather Service will be sponsoring a free Storm Spotter’s Class on Wednesday, April 25th, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m., at the Kenosha County...

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Posted on: March 23, 2023

2 children injured in Somers crash

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On Wednesday, March 22nd, 2023, at 6:04 PM, Kenosha County Deputies, Detectives, and Fire/Rescue personnel from the Village of Somers responded to the 400 block of Sheridan Road for a serious vehicle crash.  Initial reports indicated that a 2005 ...

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Posted on: March 13, 2023

Authorities respond to crash involving school bus at highways 50, 83

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On Monday, March 13th, 2023, at 8:10 AM, Kenosha County deputies, and Fire/Rescue personnel from the Village of Salem Lakes responded to the intersection of STH 50 and STH 83 (Antioch Road) for a crash involving a school bus.  

Initial reports ind...

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Posted on: March 10, 2023

Sheriff's Department responds to calls related to March 9-10 winter storm

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On March 9th, 2023 from 8:00 PM through March 10th, 2023 at 10:00 AM Kenosha County Sheriff Deputies responded to the following weather and traffic-related calls:

  • 1 crash with injuries
  • 13 property-damage crashes
  • 52 assist motorists

At this time there are no r...

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Posted on: February 28, 2023

Firearms, drugs, cash seized in KDOG search warrant effort

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Yesterday, February 27th, 2023, at approximately 2:25 PM, KSD received information regarding a wanted convicted felon residing in the Village of Salem Lakes.  The suspect was located, arrested, and found to be in possession of cocaine and marijua...

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Posted on: February 24, 2023

Man arrested, dogs seized in joint law enforcement operation

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This morning 2-24-23 at approximately 9:00 AM the Kenosha Drug Operations Group (KDOG), KSD Tactical Response Team, and KPD Special Investigations Unit (SIU) conducted a joint operation and served a search warrant at a residence in the 6800 block of 14th ...

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Posted on: February 23, 2023

Overnight center available for residents affected by power outage

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Kenosha County will host an overnight reception center tonight for residents whose homes remain without power after Wednesday’s ice storm, Sheriff David Zoerner announced in cooperation with County Executive Samantha Kerkman and other partners.

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Posted on: February 23, 2023

Sheriff's Department responds to calls related to Feb. 22-23 ice storm

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On February 22nd, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. through February 23, 2023, at 7:00 a.m. Kenosha County Sheriff Deputies responded to the following weather and traffic-related calls:

  • 1 crash with injuries
  • 8 property-damage crashes
  • 4 assist motorists
  • 56 Fire Calls&n...
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Posted on: February 17, 2023

Sheriff's Department responds to calls related to Feb. 16-17 winter storm

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On February 16th, 2023 from 12:00 PM through February 17th, 2023 at 5:00 AM Kenosha County Sheriff Deputies responded to the following weather and traffic-related calls:

  • 3 crashes with injuries
  • 22 property-damage crashes
  • 23 assist motorists

At 9:49 PM, KSD an...

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Posted on: January 6, 2023

Man arrested for Dec. 22 burglary, attack

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On 12-22-2022 KSD deputies were dispatched to a trouble unknown located in the 38300 block of 87th Street.  The dispatcher who answered the call for service overheard a woman screaming and a male threatening the woman.  Several minutes l...

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Posted on: January 4, 2023

Kenosha County Major Crash Assistance team now activated

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In 2021, the need was recognized for the availability of a county-wide team specializing in the investigation of serious motor vehicle crashes.  After nearly a year of planning and training the Kenosha County Major Crash Assistance Team (MCAT) is...

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Posted on: December 24, 2022

Sheriff's Department responds to weather-related calls for service

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Thursday 12-22-22 through Friday 12-23-22 Kenosha County experienced very cold temperatures and snow/ice-covered roadways.  Kenosha County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the following weather and traffic-related calls for service.

  • 4 cra...
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Posted on: December 22, 2022

UPDATED: Driver flees deputies before shooting himself in vehicle

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3:30 P.M. UPDATE:

The suspect was pronounced deceased at an area hospital.  The name of the deceased is being withheld pending proper notification.

2:37 P.M. ORIGINAL NEWS RELEASE:

This afternoon on 12-22-22 at 12:49 PM a Kenosha County Deputy locat...

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Posted on: November 29, 2022

2 arrested after fleeing deputies, crashing vehicle along I-94

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On November 29th, 2022 at 1:00 PM a Kenosha County deputy attempted to stop a vehicle traveling northbound on I-94 near CTH C for a traffic violation.  The vehicle would not pull over and exited the interstate on CTH C onto the east frontage road...

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Posted on: November 18, 2022

Sheriff's Department responds to calls related to Nov. 17 winter weather

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On November 17th 2022 Kenosha County Sheriff’s deputies responded to the following weather and traffic-related calls from 5:00 PM through Midnight:

  • 1 crash with injury
  • 11 property-damage crashes
  • 5 assist motorists

At this time there are no road closures in Ke...

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

Vehicles damaged with rocks while driving along state line in Bristol

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On Tuesday, October 11th, 2022 at about 1:06 PM KSD deputies responded to the 14000 block of 128th Street for reports of several vehicles that had sustained damage while driving in this area.  Initial reports were that someone may have been shoot...

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Posted on: September 28, 2022

UPDATED: Man killed in head-on crash on Highway F

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SEPT. 29, 2022, UPDATE:

The operator of the Buick Encore that was fatally injured on Tuesday, September 27th has been identified as David Russo, a 64-year-old resident of Salem, WI.

ORIGINAL SEPT. 28, 2022, NEWS RELEASE:

On Tuesday, September 27th, 2022, at ...

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Posted on: September 10, 2022

Man arrested after shots-fired incident in Somers

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On September 10th, 2022, at 8:54 AM, Kenosha County deputies responded to the Market Square Apartments (3100-Market Lane – Somers, WI) in regards to a shots fired complaint.  The caller stated that he had gotten into a confrontation ins...

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Posted on: September 1, 2022

UPDATED: Mount Pleasant woman dies in single-vehicle crash on Highway K

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SEPT. 1, 2022, UPDATE:

The operator of the Nissan Altima that was fatally injured on Wednesday, August 31st has been identified as Jacquelyn Justice, a 26-year-old resident of Mount Pleasant, WI.

ORIGINAL SEPT. 1, 2022, NEWS RELEASE:

On Wednesday, August 31s...

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Posted on: August 31, 2022

UPDATED: Mount Pleasant man killed in Somers crash

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SEPT. 1, 2022, UPDATE:

The operator of the Harley Davidson motorcycle that was fatally injured on Tuesday, August 30th has been identified as Walter S. Hayek IV, a 33-year-old resident of Mount Pleasant, WI.

ORIGINAL AUG. 31, 2022, NEWS RELEASE:

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Posted on: August 24, 2022

KDOG makes arrest in narcotics investigation

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On August 16th, 2022, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, Drug Operations Group (KDOG), conducted an operation regarding the illegal distribution of narcotics and oxycodone hydrochloride pills.

The suspect of this investigation was identifie...

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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Illinois man dies in crash at Great Lakes Dragaway

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On Saturday, July 30th, 2022, at 4:28 PM, Kenosha County deputies, and Fire/Rescue personnel from the Town of Paris and the Village of Somers responded to the “Great Lakes Dragaway” (18411-1st Street) for a serious vehicle crash. &...

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

Sheriff's Department details citations, arrests at Country Thunder

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During the July 21st-24th, 2022 Country Thunder music festival, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department recorded the following offenses. 

Total County Ordinance Citations – 60 Underage Alcohol Violation – 37O...

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Posted on: July 24, 2022

UPDATED: Boy, 14, dies in drowning at campground

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JULY 25, 2022, UPDATE:

The 14-year-old male swimmer that went missing in Happy Acres Kampground was located and pulled from the water at a depth of approximately 6 to 9 feet by the area dive teams.  He has been identified as Aiden F. Braim, a resi...

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Posted on: July 20, 2022

8-year-old is victim of drowning in Powers Lake

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On 07/19/2022 at 5:47 PM Kenosha County Deputies responded to Lakeside Park (9018-Lake Park Drive) located at the South end of Powers Lake for a report of a drowning child.  Dispatch advised that law enforcement officers from Walworth County had ...

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Patrols added after suspicious vehicle complaint in Camp Lake

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On 07-18-2022, at approximately 2:45 PM, KSD Deputies were dispatched to the 26600 block of 106th Street in reference to a suspicious complaint. The caller stated her daughters were at a park in the Camp Lake neighborhood when a white Chevrolet Cruze stop...

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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Sheriff's Department urges people to be aware of traffic, pedestrians near Country Thunder

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The 2022 Country Thunder Music Festival will be taking place from Thursday, July 21 to Sunday, July 24.  Starting on Wednesday, July 20, the increased traffic associated with this festival will impact the communities in Kenosha County, Walworth C...

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

2022 Independence Day parades and fireworks safety

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As the July 4th, 2022, Independence Day holiday approaches, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department would like to remind residents and visitors of a few parade and firework display dates as well as some firework safety guidelines:

Parades:

  • Twin La...
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Posted on: June 27, 2022

Sgt. Christopher Hannah appointed to serve as Kenosha County Emergency Management director

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Kenosha County Sheriff’s Sgt. Christopher Hannah is being recommended to serve as the county’s Director of Emergency Management, County Executive Samantha Kerkman and Sheriff David Beth announced today.

Under an executive order signed t...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

UPDATED: Search underway for missing swimmer in Silver Lake

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JUNE 17, 2022, UPDATE: 

The 22-year-old male swimmer that went missing on Silver Lake was located and pulled from the water at 7:10 PM last night at a depth of 25 feet by area dive teams.  He has been identified as Philip Shwaiko, a resid...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

UPDATED: Armed man arrested at Somers gas station

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JUNE 14, 2022, UPDATE:

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s department continues to investigate this incident.  The subject that entered the Kwik Trip has been identified as Jonathan Petersen, a 19-year-old male from the City of Kenosha.&nbs...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Sheriff's Department, Joint Services to host employment open house

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The Kenosha County Sheriff's Department and Kenosha Joint Services will host an employment open house from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 15, in the north parking area of the county Administration Building, 1010 56th St.

Corrections professionals, de...

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Full-scale emergency preparedness exercise to be held June 12 at Bristol Renaissance Faire

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The Kenosha Sheriff's Division of Emergency Management in conjunction with the Bristol Renaissance Faire, emergency response agencies, and jurisdictional partners, will be hosting an emergency preparedness Full-Scale Exercise in the area of the B...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Driver killed in Somers crash

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On June 2nd, 2022, at 1:35 PM, Kenosha County deputies, and Fire/Rescue personnel from the Village of Somers responded to the 9200 block of CTH A for a serious vehicle crash.  Initial reports indicated that a black 2015 Ford F-150 pickup truck wa...

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Posted on: June 1, 2022

Driver injured, cited in head-on crash with school bus on Highway C

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On Tuesday, May 31st, 2022, at 11:59 AM, Kenosha County deputies, and Fire/Rescue personnel from the Village of Salem Lakes, WI responded to the 27200 block of Wilmot Road (CTH C) for a serious vehicle crash involving a school bus.  Initial repor...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

2 Sheriff's Department personnel, property owner treated for injuries after Wheatland barn fire

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On May 1st, 2022, at 8:07 PM, Kenosha County Deputies and Fire/Rescue personnel from multiple departments responded to the 6800 block of 317th Avenue for reports of a barn that was on fire.  Kenosha Dispatch advised responding units that the barn...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

Statement from Sheriff Beth on Detective Bliss funeral; online livestream available

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Tomorrow our KSD family will lay to rest our friend and colleague Detective Jeffrey Bliss. Our agency’s prayers and remembrances will be with his family and loved ones. Jeff served honorably for over two decades and we were all deeply saddened b...

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