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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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Addison Tactical Situation
09/01/2021
A 63-year old Town of Addison man is in custody this afternoon after a several hour standoff with the armed man came to a peaceful resolution a little after 11:00 am on 9/1/21. The incident began just after 8:00 am when the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call reporting that the suspect had shot at his 60-year-old roommate with a rifle inside the residence, on CTH WW north of STH 33 in the Town of Addison. The roommate was able to escape the residence and go to a nearby farm and call 911. The victim escaped with minor injuries.
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Jail Homicide 21-28137
08/24/2021
Homicide charges were filed today in Washington County Circuit Court against an inmate after an attack last week in the Washington County Jail. Thirty-one-year-old George Telford of North Dakota was formally charged this afternoon with 1st Degree Intentional Homicide. These charges stem from a vicious, unprovoked attack that occurred on Tuesday, August 17, 2021 around 1:30 pm. The victim, a 23-year-old Washington County man, sadly succumbed to his injuries over the weekend.
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Motorcycle Accident with Injury in Richfield
08/22/2021
On 08/21/2021 at 5:51pm, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center took a 911 call of a motorcycle versus mailbox crash in the Oakwood Manor neighborhood of the Village of Richfield. Deputies and Richfield Fire began responding to the location.
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Garage Fire in Town of Kewaskum
08/22/2021
On 08/21/2021 at 3:30pm, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center took a 911 call of a reported garage fire on Kettle View Road in the Town of Kewaskum. WASO Deputies, Kewaskum Fire and the Kewaskum Police Department were subsequently dispatched to the scene.
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Community Notification-Update
08/18/2021
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. Further, his criminal history places him in a classification level which reflects a low potential to re-offend.
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8/18/2021 Community Notification
08/18/2021
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. Further, his criminal history places him in a classification level which reflects a low potential to re-offend.
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Fatal Accident Town of Erin
08/12/2021
On today’s date at 4:39am the Washington County Dispatch Center was notified of a traffic accident with injuries on Dublin Drive north of O’Connell Street in the Town of Erin. The caller did not witness the accident and reported the top of the vehicle was ripped off and the driver was bleeding from the head. Deputies were dispatched to the scene along with Hartford Fire & Rescue.
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Semi crash on Highway 41
08/10/2021
On 8/10/21, at 7:02 pm, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a semi-tractor trailer accident, on Highway 41 southbound, about a mile north of County Highway K, in the Town of Addison.
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Motorcycle crash with fatality and injury, Hwy 45 Kewaskum
08/08/2021
On 08/08/2021 at 5:17pm, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center received a 911 call of a subject down and receiving CPR on Hwy 45 between Hwy 28 and Cty Tk V in the Town of Kewaskum. Dispatch began receiving additional calls indicating that the subject was from a crashed motorcycle, and that there was a second patient over the guard rail. An Officer from the Kewaskum Police Department and Deputies from the Sheriff’s Office began responding, along with Kewaskum Fire.
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Personal Injury Crash 21-26638
08/06/2021
On August 5th 2021 at 8:34 PM the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received multiple reports of a two vehicle crash that occurred on Cty Tk PV at Hy 45 in the Town of Polk. It was reported that the crash involved a van that was still in traffic and a sedan that was in the ditch. An off-duty Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputy was on scene and advised that one of the occupants of the sedan had been ejected and that the operator of the sedan was still inside of the vehicle but was unresponsive. Washington County Sheriff’s Office deputies along with Jackson Fire and Rescue and West Bend Rescue were dispatched to the scene.
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House Fire 21-26641
08/05/2021
On Thursday, August 5, 2021, at 9:45 PM, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a house fire, at 2099 E. Moraine Dr. in the Town of Farmington, Washington County. Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies, Boltonville Fire Department and the Fillmore Fire Department responded to the scene.
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Plane Crash UPDATE 21-26015
08/01/2021
The investigation into the plane crash that occurred on Saturday July 31, 2021 in the Town of Hartford continues. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is working with investigators of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to investigate the crash.
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Plane Crash
07/31/2021
On today’s date at 11:22am the Sheriff’s Office was notified of a plane crash in a corn field west of Cty Tk U south of Arthur Rd in the Town of Hartford. This area is directly west of the Hartford Municipal Airport which is located at 4200 Cty TK U. Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to the scene along with Officers from the Hartford Police Department and personnel from Hartford Fire & Resuce.
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Tactical Incident
07/26/2021
A 43-year old Town of Farmington man was charged with several crimes in Washington County Circuit Court on Friday after an overnight tactical incident at his residence on STH 144. Marc Herman was charged with felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm while intoxicated and disorderly conduct.
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House Fire UPDATE
07/26/2021
The investigation into a house explosion that occurred on Friday night in the Town of Barton continues. Washington County Sheriff’s investigators are working alongside investigators from the West Bend Fire Department and the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation Fire Marshal’s Office.
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Car vs Bicycle Crash Case # 21-25163
07/24/2021
On Saturday July 24, 2021 at 10:08 am the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch center received a 911 call reporting a bicycle vs vehicle crash with serious injuries on Church Road south of Highway 60 in the Town of Jackson. Jackson Fire Department along with the Jackson Police Department and Washington County Sheriff’s Office were requested to respond to the scene.
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21-25098 House Fire
07/24/2021
On July 23, 2021 at approximately 8:18 pm, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an explosion and house fire at a single family residence in the 3100 block of Norman Dr in the Town of Barton. The incident was reported by a nearby neighbor.
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Fatal Motorcycle Crash
07/23/2021
On Friday July 23, 2021 at 6:58 PM the Washington County Dispatch Center was notified of a motorcycle crash on STH 175 in the curve just south of Fork Rd, in the Town of Addison. The caller report that the operator of the motorcycle was in the ditch unconscious.
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Barn Fire
07/22/2021
On Thursday, July 22, 2021, at 2:55 PM, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a barn fire, at 6405 Yellowstone Trail in the Town of Addison, Washington County. Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies and the Allenton Fire Department responded to the scene.
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House Fire
07/20/2021
On Tuesday, July 20, 2021, at 3:56 PM, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a house fire, at 3615 Paradise Dr. in the Town of West Bend, Washington County. Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies, West Bend Police Officers and the West Bend Fire Department responded to the scene.
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Fatal Motorcycle Crash 2021-24440
07/19/2021
On Sunday July 18, 2021 at 6:27 pm the Washington County Dispatch Center received a 911 call reporting a motorcycle vs tree crash in the 4900 block of Hubertus Road in the Village of Richfield. Witnesses reported the motorcycle operator was wearing a helmet but severely injured and began CPR shortly after locating the unconscious driver.
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Community Notification
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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