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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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Fatal Crash Name Release
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
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
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
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
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
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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