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January Releases


Date:                    January 23, 2015
Case:                   Federal Charges in Allenton BankRobbery 
Authority:            Lt. Robert Konstanz    

Gregory F. Atwater was named in an Eastern District of Wisconsin Federal Indictment this week for Atwater’s participation in the robbery of the National Exchange Bank & Trust in Allenton which occurred on December 12, 2014.

The Grand Jury charged Atwater with 3 counts including: (1) the robbery of the bank, (2) brandishing a firearm during a crime and (3) possession of a firearm as an Armed Career Criminal.

Washington County Sheriff's Office Detectives working on the case in conjunction with the Violent Crimes Task Force, which consists of members of the FBI and the City of Milwaukee Police Department, along with Police Officers from MPD District 7, made the arrest on December 17, 2014. 


Date:                    January 17, 2015    
Case:                   Squad Car Hit 15-2245          
Authority:            Sgt Craig Broker         

On January 17, 2015 at 3:45 am a Washington County Sheriff’s Office squad car was struck while running stationary radar on the shoulder of US Highway 45 by County Highway C/Cedar Creek Rd in the town of Polk.   The squad car was parked along the east shoulder when it was struck by a northbound car.  The northbound car crossed over the fog line colliding with the rear of the squad car. 

 There were two occupants in the northbound vehicle and they were taken to St Joseph’s Hospital for treatment and their injuries were determined to be minor and they were released from the hospital.  The deputy was also treated at St Joseph’s Hospital and was released; his injuries were minor as well. 

At this time the traffic crash is still under investigation by the Wisconsin State Patrol and it is believed that alcohol was a contributing factor.  The Washington County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by Jackson Police Department, Slinger Police Department, and the Wisconsin State Patrol. 


Date:                     January 15, 2015   
Case:                     Shed Fire - Town of Jackson # 2015-1948
Authority:              Lt. Bruce Theusch

On January 15, 2015 at approximately 4:10 am the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a shed fire at 1448 Fiesta Court in the Town of Jackson.  Jackson Fire Department was dispatched to the scene along with Sheriff’s Deputies.

Upon arrival Deputies found the shed totally involved.  Jackson Fire Department requested assistance from Slinger, Richfield, West Bend, Germantown and Newburg Fire Departments.  Lifestar Ambulance was requested to stand by at the Jackson Fire Station.

The 40 x 60 shed and its contents, valued at $250,000 appear to be a total loss.   The shed contained a skid loader, motorcycles, a boat and various tools.  The origin is unknown and under investigation.

The Fire Departments remain on scene.  Center Road remains closed to facilitate fire-fighting efforts



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