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In compliance with the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in Senne v. Village of Palatine, 695F3d597 (7th Circuit, 2012), and the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (“DPPA”), 18 U.S.C. §2721 et.seq., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office is no longer releasing personal information under the DPPA unless it falls under a permissible use. Personal information obtained from the Department of Motor Vehicles, including an individual’s date of birth, drivers license number, social security number, home address, telephone number, photograph and medical or disability information is prohibited from disclosure unless one of the permissible uses applies. Permissible uses are listed in 18 U.S.C. 2721 (b).

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Structure Fire
01/25/2023
On Wednesday January 25, 2023 at approximately 10:40 am the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a barn on fire at 5917 Cty Tk Y in the Town of Trenton. The caller reported that the inside of the barn was fully engulfed and that the animals were being moved outside.
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1st Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety
01/20/2023
ADDISON, WI. - The Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home on Sunset Drive in the Town of Addison on January 19, 2023 at 9:24 p.m. after receiving a report of a male subject armed with a knife attempting to stab multiple individuals
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Community Notification
01/17/2023
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the following information pursuant to WI Statute 301.46(2m) which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s release when, in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety, awareness and protection. The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense.
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Community Notification
01/16/2023
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the following information pursuant to WI Statute 301.46(2m) which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s release when, in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety, awareness and protection. The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense.
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23-1868 Apprehension of Disorderly and Wanted Subject
01/14/2023
On 1/4/2023 at approximately 4:26pm the Washington County Communications Center received a phone call from a Town of Jackson resident indicating a subject had come to their front door requesting to use a phone. The subject made a short phone call using the homeowner’s cell phone and after the subject ended the call, he made threatening statements toward the homeowner. The homeowner indicated the subject left on foot and provided a physical description, clothing description and direction of travel for the subject. The homeowner also recognized the subject as a registered sex offender who resided at 1725 Cty Tk NN in the Town of Jackson.
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Two Vehicle Crash with Fatality
01/12/2023
On Wednesday January 11th 2023 at 5:30 PM, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a 2 vehicle motor vehicle crash with injuries at the intersection of Cty Tk K and Donegal Rd in the Town of Erin. Deputies from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and personnel from Richfield Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the scene.
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Locating Wanted Man
01/04/2023
Washington County Sheriff’s investigators are looking for the public’s assistance in apprehending an alleged dangerous wanted fugitive. Willie B. Johnson, thirty-eight years, old is wanted by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Wisconsin Department of Corrections for his alleged attack on a female companion that occurred over a several day period leading up to Christmas
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Garage Fire in Town of West Bend
12/31/2022
On 12/31/2022 at 1:24pm, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center began receiving 911 calls regarding a garage on fire on Nabob Dr in the Town of West Bend. The occupants of the house and nearby house had all evacuated. Deputies and Allenton Fire were subsequently dispatched to the scene.
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