Town of Erin St. Patrick's Day Parade
03/13/2024
The Town of Erin St. Patrick’s Day parade will be held on Sunday, March 17th. The parade will begin at 11:00 AM. Starting at 10:00am, no vehicle traffic will be allowed on the parade route. Only pedestrian traffic going to the parade will be allowed to pass barricades on CTH K. Pending vehicular and pedestrian traffic on the parade route, the 10:00am time may be adjusted. The Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with the Town of Erin, has taken steps to ensure that the parade route and surrounding highways will be as safe as possible for motorists and pedestrians.
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Fugitive Apprehension from Mexico
03/08/2024
Ingmar Adir Chew Moran, a 52-year-old former Kewaskum resident who had fled to Mexico in 2020 to avoid prosecution on serious sexual assault of a child charges is now in custody in the Washington County Jail. He appeared in front of Washington County Circuit Court Judge Hetzel earlier this morning on the outstanding warrant and was given a one-million-dollar cash bond. He faces 140 years of confinement on charges of Repeated Sexual Assault of a Child and Sexual Assault of a Child Under 16 years of age. Further charges are anticipated in the future involving a second victim
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House Fire
03/05/2024
On March 4, 2024 at approximately 9:56 pm, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a house fire at a single family residence in the 9200 block of Orchard Valley Road in the Town of Farmington. The fire was reported by the property owner. The caller advised there was fire that was spreading in the residence from the gas fireplace.
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Fatal Crash
02/28/2024
On Wednesday, February 28, 2024, at 8:53 PM, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of what was first reported as a vehicle in the ditch on Division Rd north of Hy 60 in the Town of Jackson. The incident was reported by a passerby who indicated that the vehicle was still running with its lights on and that it was unknown if it was occupied.
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17-Year Old Charged in Dangerous Pursuit
01/30/2024
A 17-year-old Town of Farmington male was charged as an adult and released from custody on a $10,000 signature bond in Washington County Circuit Court on Monday with Second Degree Reckless Endangering Safety and Fleeing, both felonies. He was also cited for marijuana/paraphernalia possession. Dresden Fritsch was arrested early Saturday morning after Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies attempted to stop him. A patrol sergeant was driving on I41 in the Village of Germantown when he observed a car approaching him from behind at a high rate of speed around 1:30 am. As the car approached the squad the speed reduced drastically. The squad exited USH 45 near Pioneer Road and re-entered the highway immediately and observed that the vehicle had again drastically increased speed. Dresden’s car was paced at 90 mph.
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Fatal Farm Accident
01/27/2024
On 01-27-2024 at 1:52pm, the Washington County Sheriff's Office Communication Center took a 911 call reporting a farm accident on Cty Hwy E near Hwy CC. Deputies, along with Hartford Fire and Rescue began responding to the location.
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Community Notification
01/26/2024
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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Tactical Incident
01/17/2024
TOWN OF WEST BEND, WI - At 8:14 AM on January 16, 2024, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home in the 5700 block of Debbie La in the town of West Bend at the request of the West Bend Police Department. The police department was actively investigating a violation of a temporary restraining order that allegedly included pointing and placing the barrel of a handgun directly onto a victim.
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House Fire
01/17/2024
On January 17, 2024 at approximately 2:19 am, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a house fire at a single family residence in the 3600 block of Mayfield Road in the Town of Polk. The fire was reported by the property owner. The caller advised there was an electrical fire in the attic of the two-story residence. The caller was able to use a fire extinguisher to assist in suppressing the fire.
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Pursuit and Apprehension of Fugitive
01/05/2024
On Thursday, January 4, 2024, Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies were conducting follow-up investigation with our colleagues from Wisconsin State Patrol regarding the whereabouts of a 43-year old Rockford, Illinois male that is a wanted fugitive (two extraditable arrest warrants from Illinois) that was also identified as the alleged operator of a vehicle involved in a high-speed pursuit with Wisconsin State Patrol and Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies on January 2, 2024
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Semi vs Pedestrian on I41
12/27/2023
Washington County Sheriff’s investigators remain on the scene of a fatal semi versus pedestrian accident that occurred on Interstate 41 at Sherman Road in the Town of Polk at around 7:45 am this morning. Northbound I41 remains closed at this time at is expected to be closed until at least 1 pm.
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Impersonating a Police Office
12/26/2023
A thirty-five-year-old Germantown man was charged in Washington County Circuit Court on Tuesday with attempting to trick and extort victims into sending explicit photographs by posing as a Washington County sheriff deputy and a local attorney. Daniel Anderson now faces several charges including extortion, impersonating a police officer, and disorderly conduct. Anderson was arrested on December 22nd by Washington County Sheriff’s Office investigators after nearly a month and a half-long investigation.
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UPDATE: Fatal Drug Overdose
11/21/2023
On Monday, November 20th, 2023, investigators with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Division, in partnership with investigators from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force and Racine County Sheriff’s Office, made a second arrest in the suspected fatal fentanyl overdose death that occurred in the Village of Kewaskum on November 9th, 2023.
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Fatal Drug Overdose
11/10/2023
Investigators with the Washington County Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Major Crimes Division arrested a 26-year-old City of Racine man on Thursday in connection with a probable fatal fentanyl overdose in the Village of Kewaskum that occurred the prior day.
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Community Notification
11/09/2023
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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Richfield Home Invasion Arrests
10/27/2023
Washington County Sheriff’s Office Investigators arrested four suspects in connection with the October 17th armed home invasion in the Village of Richfield on Friday, October 27th. The first two were taken into custody during a search warrant with the assistance of the Milwaukee Police Department Tactical Enforcement Unit early Friday morning. The other two suspects were arrested later the same day with help from the Milwaukee Police Special Investigations Division and the Wauwatosa Police Department. The names of the suspects are not being released at this time as they have not been formally charged. The two suspected of entering the residence armed with loaded firearms are 18- and 19-year-old men from the City of Milwaukee. Two women, both age 18, were arrested for party to a crime for their involvement in the invasions.
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Semi Tractor Trailer Fire
10/27/2023
On Friday, October 27th at approximately 4:21am, the Washington County Sheriff's Office responded to the area of STH 33 and Hilltop Dr (Town of Addison) for a report of a semi tractor trailer engulfed in flames. The uninvolved caller advised the trailer portion was engulfed in flames and that the uninjured semi tractor operator was disconnected from the trailer.
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Update: Boating Incident – Pike Lake 23-36714
10/22/2023
On Sunday, October 22, 2023, shortly before 2:00pm the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a citizen who was boating on Pike Lake, and advised they believed they located the lost boater from Wednesday’s incident submerged underwater.
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10/19/2023 Boating Incident
10/19/2023
On Wednesday, October 18th, 2023, at 9:06 PM, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a request to check the welfare of a boater on Pike Lake in the Town of Hartford. The caller reported that her eighty-year-old husband had gone out to the lake several hours ago but had not yet returned home.
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Home Invasion UPDATE
10/18/2023
As Washington County Sheriff’s Office investigators continue to diligently pursue leads in last night’s home invasion robbery in the Village of Richfield, we want to provide additional details on the incident to the community. The home invasion occurred in the Nob Hill Drive subdivision north of CTH Q in the Village of Richfield. Three younger black males were observed in the subdivision for at least an hour before the package was delivered a little after 5:00 p.m. It is believed that they were in the area waiting for the anticipated delivery of the package and were observed in what is described as a dark-colored newer SUV, possibly a Chevy Equinox. The male suspect who went up to the house and originally confronted the homeowners is described as a shorter/skinnier black male around 18 years of age wearing a yellow traffic vest. He was observed on foot in the subdivision leading up to this incident as well.
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10/18/2023 Home Invasion
10/18/2023
On Tuesday, October 17th, 2023, at approximately 5:25pm, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an attempted strong-armed robbery in the Village of Richfield. The caller reported receiving an unexpected package from UPS. After a resident brought the package inside, a black male wearing a gray sweatshirt and orange Hi-Vis vest knocked on the door. The suspect advised a package was delivered for him at this address. He attempted to force his way into the residence to take it. A physical confrontation occurred between the suspect and the residents. The suspect then fled the area.
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10/16/2023 Residential Fire
10/16/2023
On Monday, October 16th, 2023, at approximately 9:48 PM, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a residential fire in the 4100 block of Hy 175 in the Town of Polk. The caller on scene reported that the fire had started in a garbage receptacle located outside of the residence and had spread to the home.
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Community Notification
10/10/2023
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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Injury Crash
09/28/2023
On Thursday, September 28th, 2023, at 1:32PM, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a two vehicle crash located on Kettle Moraine Dr. north of County Highway H in the Town of Kewaskum. Deputies responded along with personnel from Kewaskum Fire Department, and West Bend Fire Department rescue.
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9/14/23 Structure Fire
09/14/2023
On September 14, 2023, at approximately 2:45 a.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a barn fire in the 4600 block of Highway 167. Deputies with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene along with the Richfield Fire Department. Richfield Fire Department requested MABAS response from Jackson, Lisbon, Merton, Slinger, Sussex, Pewaukee, Germantown, Hartford, St. Lawrence, Newburg, Cedarburg, and Allenton Fire Departments.
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Fire at Badger Burger Company
08/04/2023
On 08-04-2023 at 5:18pm, the Washington County Sheriff's Office Communication Center received reports of a fire at Badger Burger Company located on Hy 175 in the Village of Richfield. Sheriff’s Deputies and Richfield Fire were subsequently dispatched to the scene. Dispatch was also advised that the occupants of the business had all evacuated.
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Community Notification
07/31/2023
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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Fatal Motorcycle Crash
07/30/2023
On 07-30-2023 at approximately 3:57pm, the Washington County communication center began receiving calls about a motorcycle versus car accident on Cty Hwy E between Cty Hwy CC and Powder Hill Rd. Washington County Deputies and Hartford Fire and Rescue were subsequently dispatched to the scene.
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Hidden Camera Investigation
07/17/2023
A forty-five-year-old City of West Bend man was arrested on Friday for allegedly capturing unlawful images on a hidden camera mounted underneath a bathroom sink at Froedtert Hospital in the Town of Polk. The suspect, who was a Froedtert I.T. employee, admitted to investigators he has been placing the camera inside the same bathroom for the past several months and then saving some of the captured footage.
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Possession of Child Sexual Abuse Material
07/14/2023
Washington County Sheriff’s Office Investigators arrested a 35-year-old Village of Newburg man early Wednesday morning on numerous felony charges for allegedly possessing, sharing, and soliciting child sexual abuse material. Michael Westphal was taken into custody without incident after a traffic stop as he left his Newburg residence. A subsequent search warrant was served on the residence looking for evidence of these crimes.
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Fatal Vehicle Accident
07/03/2023
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the 10th traffic fatality of 2023. Today at approximately 11:49am the Washington County Dispatch Center received a report of a single motorcycle crash on Hubertus Road in the area of E. Murray Lane in the Village of Richfield.
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Community Notification
06/28/2023
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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Injury Crash
06/23/2023
On Friday, June 23, 2023, at 6:09PM, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a single vehicle crash located on Division Rd south of Cty Tk NN in the Town of Jackson. Deputies responded along with personnel from Jackson Fire Department, and Flight for Life
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Fatal Crash
06/22/2023
On June 21, 2023, at approximately 11:40 p.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center was notified of a motorcycle versus car crash in the area of Highway 167 and County Trunk K in the Town of Erin. Deputies from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office along with the Richfield Fire Department responded to the scene. Upon arrival of the first deputy, it was determined that a northbound motorcycle struck a southbound passenger car. The operator of the motorcycle was ejected from the motorcycle and died at the scene. The operator of the passenger car displayed signs of impairment, and was arrested for Operating While Impaired.
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Richfield Bomb Scare
06/21/2023
Washington County Sheriff’s investigators have made an arrest in connection to a bomb threat that was called into Quest Engineering Inc. in the Village of Richfield on May 31st. Dmarion Hatten Nash, a nineteen-a-year-old City of Milwaukee man and former employee at Quest Engineering is alleged to have called in two separate bomb threats on May 31st to his former employer. The caller reported that there was a bomb in the building, and they had one hour to evacuate, or the bomb would be detonated. Nash was arrested on Monday afternoon with the assistance of the Menomonee Falls Police Department. He allegedly resisted officers’ attempt to take him into custody and now faces resisting arrest and criminal damage to property charges in Waukesha County as well.
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House Fire
06/20/2023
On Tuesday June 20, 2023, at approximately 2:51 pm the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a house fire at 3943 Oak Ave in the Town of Polk. The caller reported a trash can on the exterior of the residence had started on fire and the fire had spread to the residence.
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Felony Lane Gang Arrests
06/13/2023
Washington County Sheriff deputies arrested two men from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Saturday after they allegedly broke into numerous cars at a park in the Town of Addison. They remain in custody at the Washington County Jail. The men are believed to be involved in similar thefts at a church in Dodge County earlier in the day. Evidence also shows that the two men had been in the Denver, Colorado area only two days before, potentially committing similar thefts. The suspects had multiple credit cards and IDs belonging to victims from across the nation. The arrests came after an observant Washington County deputy saw that their car matched a vague description of a possible suspect vehicle and conducted a traffic stop because of illegal window tint.
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Two-Vehicle Accident Update
05/22/2023
On Saturday, May 20, 2023, at approximately 12:21pm, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received several reports of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Hwy 144 and Cty Tk H in the Town of Farmington. The first caller advised the crash involved a tractor-trailer livestock hauler which struck a small sport utility vehicle. Fire & Rescue from Kewaskum and Boltonville were immediately dispatched to the scene along with sheriff’s deputies.
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Pallet Factory Fire in Slinger
05/22/2023
On 05/21/2023 at approximately 7:23pm, the Washington County Communications Center began taking 911 calls reporting smoke and flame coming from Oak Creek Wood Products, which is located alongside Hwy/I-41 south of Slinger in the Town of Polk. The first responding Deputy observed dark smoke coming from the area while still en route. Slinger Fire was subsequently paged to the scene.
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Two-Vehicle Accident
05/20/2023
Today at approximately 12:21pm the Sheriff’s Office received reports of a two-vehicle crash at the intersection of Hwy 144 and Cty Tk H in the Town of Farmington. The crash involved a tractor-trailer livestock hauler and a passenger vehicle.
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Stolen Valor
05/01/2023
Jakobie Timblin, a 34-year-old Richland Center man, was arraigned in Washington County Circuit Court last month on two felony counts regarding his alleged involvement in a stolen military valor case that was investigated by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. He was charged with providing false statements regarding military service with intent to commit a crime and theft by false representation.
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House Fire
04/24/2023
On Monday April 24, 2023, at approximately 10:40 am the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a house fire in the 5800 block of Hillcrest Drive in the Town of Addison. The homeowner reported that smoke was coming out of the basement and everyone was out of the residence.
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Community Notification
04/17/2023
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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Fatal Vehicle Crash 23-11825
03/27/2023
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the third traffic fatality of 2023. On Monday March 27, 2023, at 1:15 pm the Washington County Dispatch Center received a report of crash at the intersection of Highway 33 and Alpine Dr involving 2 cars and a semi-truck.
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Boltonville House Fire
03/23/2023
On 03/23/2023, Washington County Communication took a report of a residential chimney fire on Highland Drive in the Town of Farmington. Boltonville Fire and Sheriff’s Deputies were subsequently dispatched to the residence.
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Double Fatal Overdose
03/13/2023
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the circumstances that resulted in a forty-one-year-old St. Anthony man and his twenty-nine-year-old wife being found deceased in their residence on Friday afternoon in the Town of Addison. Authorities received a call from a roommate who discovered the couple dead inside the house.
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Town of Erin St. Patrick's Day Parade
03/13/2023
The Town of Erin St. Patrick’s Day parade will be held on Friday, March 17th. The parade will begin at 11:00 AM. Starting at 10:00am, no vehicle traffic will be allowed on the parade route. Only pedestrian traffic going to the parade will be allowed to pass barricades on CTH K. Pending vehicular and pedestrian traffic on the parade route, the 10:00am time may be adjusted. The Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with the Town of Erin, has taken steps to ensure that the parade route and surrounding highways will be as safe as possible for motorists and pedestrians.
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Animal Neglect Charges
03/06/2023
A sixty-seven-year-old Town of Wayne man has been charged with ten counts related to allegations of mistreatment of animals stemming from a Washington County Sheriff’s Office investigation that resulted in 34 dogs being seized from a Town of Wayne property in late January. Russel Quaas will appear in Washington County Circuit Court on April 3rd to face the allegations.
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Jackson Marsh Rescue
03/03/2023
On March 3, 2023, at 1:08 pm, the Washington County Sheriff Communications Center took a call from a mother reporting that her 32-year-old son was lost in the Jackson Marsh. The son reported being very wet, extremely cold, and unsure of his location.
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Semi Crash
03/01/2023
On Wednesday, March 1, 2023, at 6:33 am, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received multiple 911 calls reporting a semi crash in the south bound lanes of Interstate 41 north of Highway 145.
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Community Notification
02/20/2023
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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Dive Team Called to Big Cedar Lake
02/15/2023
On Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at about 11:30 am the Washington County Sheriff’s Office dispatch center received a phone call reporting a pickup truck had possibly broken through the ice and sunk into the north end of Big Cedar Lake.
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Suspect In Custody
02/14/2023
Willie B. Johnson was taken into custody this morning by members of the Milwaukee Police Department Fugitive Task Force at an address in the City of Milwaukee. Johnson is wanted by Washington County authorities on numerous felony warrants for his alleged brutal attack on a female companion that occurred over a several-day period in December 2022. This attack occurred in the Town of Barton. Johnson had been released by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections from prison on supervision status just weeks before the December attack. Investigators with the FBI, Milwaukee Police Department, and Washington County Sheriff’s Office have been working diligently in a collaborative effort since late December.
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Drug Unit Arrest
02/09/2023
On Wednesday, February 8, 2023, a 29-year-old Germantown man and a 27-year-old Milwaukee man were arrested for their involvement in a several month’s long investigation into the Delivery of Cocaine occurring in the Germantown area. On several separate occasions, the 29-year-old Germantown man delivered cocaine to undercover officers.
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Barn Fire
02/03/2023
On Friday February 3, 2023, at approximately 9:54 am an off-duty Slinger Police Department Lieutenant was driving by the farm located at 3573 Sherman Road in the Town of Polk and noticed heavy smoke coming from a barn on the property. The Lieutenant investigated further and found that the northeast corner of the barn was on fire and immediately notified the Sheriff’s Office
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Fatal Vehicle Accident
02/02/2023
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the second traffic fatality of 2023. On Thursday February 2, 2023, at 8:19 am the Washington County Dispatch Center received a report of a vehicle possibly in the tree line on the south side of Turtle Road west of Level Road in the Town of Hartford. Prior to the arrival of deputies, a second caller reported a vehicle with heavy damage in the same area with a deceased male driver.
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Waukesha Co Jail Inmate Death Investigation
01/30/2023
Washington County Sheriff’s investigators continue to investigate the circumstances around the death of an inmate at the Waukesha County Jail that occurred on January 17, 2023. The deceased is 34-year-old Randy Glenn Jr. from the City of Milwaukee.
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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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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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Community Notification
11/11/2022
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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Multijurisdictional Interdiction
11/08/2022
On November 7, 2022, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office joined with the Washington County Multijurisdictional Drug Task Force, Germantown Police Department and Wisconsin State Patrol, to conduct a focused patrol with the intention of locating criminal activity. A total of 51 traffic stops were made.
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Single Vehicle Crash with Fatality
10/30/2022
On 10/30/2022 at 12:55pm, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center took a report of a truck that had gone through a cornfield, hit an embankment and struck a tree in the area of Glacier Dr and Cty Hy D. The caller reported that airbags were deployed and that the single occupant appeared to have a head injury. West Bend Rescue, Kewaskum Rescue, Kohlsville First Responders and Sheriff’s Office Deputies were subsequently dispatched to the scene.
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Felony Drug Charges
10/28/2022
Kerontae Pickens, a thirty-four-year-old City of Milwaukee man was charged in Washington County Circuit Court on Thursday, October 27, 2022 with twelve felony counts for selling cocaine and fentanyl to undercover officers on three separate occasions since September of this year.
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Illegal Video Investigation Update
10/27/2022
Seventeen-year-old Bryan Seban of the Town of Polk was charged with twenty-seven felony charges including exposing a child to harmful material, invasion of privacy with a surveillance device, and possession of child sexual abuse material, on Thursday, October 27, 2022 in Washington County Circuit Court. These charges stem from Seban allegedly taking photos and videos of juvenile females while they were changing in a bathroom at his residence, without their knowledge or consent, utilizing cellular devices and a peephole. Many of Seban’s high school acquaintances would frequently swim at his house and the victimization would occur while they were changing in or out of swimming attire.
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10/23/2022 Multiple Motorcycle Crashes
10/24/2022
On October 23, 2022, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to multiple motorcycle crashes with serious injuries.
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Illegal Video Investigation
10/05/2022
On September 28, 2022, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office initiated an investigation into alleged videos and still imagery that were taken without the knowledge or consent of at least ten juvenile female victims at a private residence in Washington County.
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Fatal Crash Name Release
09/27/2022
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is releasing name of the deceased operator from the September 25th crash on County Trunk M;
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Fatal Motor Vehicle Crash
09/25/2022
On Sunday September 25th 2022 at 4:11 AM, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of what was first reported as a possible hit and run crash in the 7900 block of Cty Tk M in the Town of Farmington. The incident was reported by a utility technician that had responded to the area due to a report of a broken utility pole. The technician had located the vehicle that had struck the pole and reported that it was unoccupied.
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Motorcycle vs SUV Crash
09/24/2022
On 09/23/2022 at 6:52pm, the Washington County Communication Center received multiple phone calls regard a motorcycle vs SUV crash on Hwy 33 at Hy 41 in Allenton, WI. The callers stated that the motorcycle was occupied by two individuals and that they were both conscious but that one had a head injury. The driver of the SUV was also on scene. Allenton Fire and Rescue and Washington County Sheriff’s Office Deputies were subsequently dispatched to the scene, as well as an additional ambulance from West Bend Fire and Rescue.
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State Patrol Officer Involved Shooting Investigation
09/16/2022
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred in the Village of Slinger on Industrial Drive just south of STH 60 at around 7:00 am on 9/16/22. The incident occurred after two Wisconsin State Patrol troopers conducted a traffic stop on a forty-one-year-old Village of Slinger man. This case is still evolving and we are limited in what we can release at this time as the investigation progresses, however, in the interest of transparency we are releasing the following preliminary information.
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Multijurisdictional Interdiction
08/10/2022
On August 9, 2022, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office partnered with the Washington County Multijurisdictional Drug Task Force, the Germantown Police Department, and the Hartford Police Department to conduct a focused patrol. The intention was to proactively locate criminal activity. A total of 75 traffic stops were made and 17 vehicles were searched based upon probable cause of criminal activity.
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Train vs Car Crash
08/09/2022
On today’s date, August 9th, at 5:39 a.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Communications Center received a call from a witness of a train vs. car crash. The crash occurred on the Canadian National (CN) Railway located at the crossing of Hwy DW near Ohio Road in the town of Addison. Prior to sheriff’s office arrival, the communications center contacted CN and advised them of the vehicle striking a car near the end of their train. CN was not aware of the crash but did stop immediately after our notification was made.
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Arrest in Fatal Vehicle Crash
07/28/2022
The investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office into the multi-vehicle accident that occurred near the intersection of STH 164 and Elmwood Rd in the Village of Richfield on June 28, 2022 has culminated with the arrest of a 31-year-old Horicon man.
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Structure Fire
07/19/2022
On Tuesday, July 19, 2022 at approximately 8:33 a.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a garage fire in the 4800 block of Mueller Lane in the Town of Polk. The homeowner reported that a vehicle in the garage was on fire and spreading to the structure.
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Drug Smuggling in Jail
07/14/2022
Forty two year old Ryan Paxton and his 33-year-old old girlfriend Stephanie Doll, both of the City of Hartford, are now both charged in Washington County Circuit Court on felony charges of smuggling illegal contraband into the Washington County Jail after a several-month-long investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force.
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Missing Elderly Man Found Safe
07/14/2022
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call at 7:53 this morning after the caller found that her elderly husband, who suffers from dementia and limited mobility, had walked away from their home. The property is located in the Kettle Moraine Forest off of Kettle Moraine Drive in the Town of Kewaskum.
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7/9/2022 Update Injury Crash 22-21830
07/09/2022
On Saturday July 9, 2022 the Washington County Sheriff's Office was notified the operator of the motorcycle died as a result of injuries he sustained from the crash. This is the 9th traffic fatality the Sheriff's Office has investigated this year
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7/8/2022 Injury Crash
07/08/2022
On Friday July 8, 2022 at 8:09pm, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a traffic crash involving a motorcycle on US 45 traveling southbound, south of CTH PV. Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies, Jackson Police Officers and Jackson Fire & Rescue was dispatched and responded to the scene.
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Update to Vehicle vs Pedestrian Crash
07/07/2022
On June 6, 2022 at approximately 2:35 p.m., an on-duty Washington County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was traveling southbound on Hwy 45 near Timblin Dr. in the Village of Kewaskum when he observed a northbound vehicle strike a pedestrian crossing Hwy 45 in the area of Prospect Dr.
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22-21369 Residential Fire
07/05/2022
On Monday July 4, 2022 at approximately 10:37pm, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a fire in the 5500 block of E. Waterford Rd in the Town of Erin. The homeowner/caller, who was on scene, reported there was an ATV on fire that was parked near the residence.
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Drug Task Force Arrests and Drug Endangerd Child
06/23/2022
A month-long drug investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task Force culminated yesterday with two search warrants being conducted by the drug task force, the City of Hartford Police Department, and other Washington County Sheriff’s investigators. The first was at a residence on Court Drive in the City of Hartford and the second was at a storage facility in the Town of Polk. Authorities found cocaine, methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia during the searches. A 38-year-old City of Hartford woman is now in custody. Her 31-year-old brother was also arrested during the execution of the search warrant on outstanding felony warrants unrelated to the investigation after he attempted to flee the residence.
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Fatal Vehicle Crash
06/22/2022
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the 6th and 7th traffic fatalities of 2022. On Wednesday, June 22 at 5:42 a.m. the Washington County Dispatch Center received multiple 911 calls reporting a multi-vehicle crash at the intersection of Highway 164 and Elmwood Road in the Village of Richfield. One of the callers reported that occupants of a southbound vehicle had severe injuries and were unconscious.
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Residential Fire 22-19186
06/17/2022
On Friday June 17th 2022 at approximately 12:16 AM, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a residential fire in the 3400 block of Town Line Rd in the Town of Polk. This residence was the same home that sustained damage due to a fire in the late evening hours of Wednesday June 15th 2022. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center received multiple calls on the fire within the period of only a few minutes. The first caller reported observing both flames and smoke coming from the residence.
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Residential Fire 22-19028
06/16/2022
On Wednesday June 15th 2022 at approximately 10:24 PM, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a residential fire in the 3400 block of Town Line Rd in the Town of Polk. The caller on scene reported that she believed there was a fire in the ceiling of the residence and that smoke was visible in the home.
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Residential Fire 22-19013
06/16/2022
On Wednesday June 15th 2022 at approximately 8:45 PM, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a residential fire in the 5400 block of Hideaway Circle in the Town of Wayne. The initial caller on scene reported that there was a fire in the attached garage of the residence and that active flames were observed coming from the roof.
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Motor Vehicle vs Pedestrian Crash
06/06/2022
On 06-06-2022 at approximately 2:35pm, an on-duty Washington County Sheriff’s Office Deputy was traveling southbound on Hy 45 near Timblin Dr in the Village of Kewaskum when he observed a northbound vehicle strike a pedestrian crossing Hy 45 in the area of Prospect Dr. The Deputy immediately notified dispatch of the crash, activated his emergency lights, and began rendering aid to the injured subject. A second Washington County squad was also very close and began assisting. Kewaskum Rescue and the Kewaskum Police Department were also dispatched to the scene.
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Injury Accident 22-17631
06/03/2022
On Friday, June 3, 2022, at 7:51pm, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a traffic crash in front of the Piggly Wiggly grocery store at 1234 Hwy 175 in the Village of Richfield. The initial caller reported a motorcycle had struck a pole in the road right of way. Deputies responded to the scene along with Richfield Fire and Rescue.
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Residential Fire 22-16426
05/24/2022
On Tuesday May 24th 2022 at approximately 12:31 AM, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a residential fire in the 3400 block of North Shore Drive in the Village of Richfield. The initial caller on scene reported that the rear deck of the residence was on fire and that flames and smoke were visible. The first responding deputy reported that the fire had spread from the deck and into the rear of the residence.
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Community Notification
05/10/2022
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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Fatal accident
04/20/2022
On Wednesday, April 20th, 2022, at 3:40 PM, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an erratic driver, which ended up driving in the oncoming lane of Highway 33 near the West Bend Airport. The vehicle crashed head on with another vehicle. Deputies responded along with West Bend Police, and personnel from West Bend Fire Department.
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Structure Fire 4/20/2022
04/20/2022
On Wednesday April 20th 2022 at approximately 2:23 AM, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a structure fire in the 5100 block of Hy 83 in the Town of Addison. The initial caller on scene reported that a detached garage was on fire and that flames and smoke were visible. The first responding deputy reported that he observed active flames and that the fire was contained to the detached garage south of the residence.
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