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NOTICE:

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).



 

 

Date: June 19, 2016
Subject: Injury Crash 16-22180
Authority: Sgt. Robertson           

On June 19, 2016 at 3:56 p.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a two vehicle crash, with injuries, on CTH K at Shamrock Ln. in the Town of Erin. Sheriff’s Deputies and rescue personnel from the Hartford Fire Department were subsequently dispatched to the scene.

An on-scene investigation revealed the following: A motorcycle operated by a male drive and female passenger, was northbound on Cth K approaching Shamrock Ln. When the operator of the motorcycle slowed to initiate a right hand turn on to Shamrock Ln., A male driver was northbound in an automobile and struck the slowing motorcycle. The impact caused both the motorcycle drive and passenger to be ejected from the motorcycle. Both driver and passenger of the motorcycle suffered serious injury. The male driver was transported from the scene to Froedtert Hospital via Flight for Life. The female passenger was taken to Summit Hospital via Hartford Rescue Ambulance. The operator of the automobile was not injured.   

 Cth. K between Donegal Rd. and .5 miles south of Shamrock Ln. was closed for approximately 4 hours to facilitate rescue, investigative, and clean-up efforts. The Washington County Sheriff’s Office Accident reconstruction team responded to investigate the serious injury crash.  

 At this time, driver impairment and speed do not appear to be contributing factors. However, the accident remains under investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

 NOTICE:

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).


 

Date:                       JUNE 4TH 2016                     

Subject:                 INJURY ACCIDENT (2016-20164)

Authority:              LIEUTENANT RYAN HERMAN

On Friday, June 3rd 2016, at 6:35 pm the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an accident with injury at the intersection of Hwy WW and Beaver Dam Road in the Town of Wayne. While responding further information provided was that of a female operator being unconscious. Dispatched to assist at the scene were the Kohlsville Fire Department, Allenton Rescue, and West Bend Rescue.

 On arrival two damaged vehicles were located in the northwest ditch of that intersection. The male operator (sole occupant) of the involved truck was mobile and able to speak with rescue personnel and law enforcement. The female operator of the involved car was unconscious and still inside the vehicle. Her female passenger also remained inside the car. Rescue personnel removed both females and began medical assessments. The operator was evaluated and a determination to have her flown from the scene via flight for life was made. The passenger was evaluated and ultimately transported to St Joseph’s Hospital (Town of Polk) for precautionary reasons. The male operator was released from the scene with no injury. The male is 40 YOA and the females are both 16 YOA.

 Preliminary investigation shows the truck northbound on Hwy WW and the car westbound on Beaver Dam Road. There was no traffic control on Hwy WW but a stop sign did control Beaver Dam Road. The car entered the intersection and was struck on the driver’s side. At this time it is unknown if the car stopped for the stop sign or slowed for the stop sign prior to entering the intersection to continue westbound. This investigation is on-going. Alcohol does not appear to be a factor.


 

Date:                       June 3, 2016 
Case:                      Garage Fire - 16-20118
Authority:              Sgt. Chad Beres

On the above date at 11:13am the Sheriff’s Office received a report of a garage fire at 7115 Arthur Rd. in the town of Hartford. The caller was one of the homeowners who reported the garage was not attached to the residence and was not fully engulfed. The Hartford Fire Department was paged and requested assistance from St. Lawrence Fire Department, Slinger Fire Department and Lifestar Ambulance.

Upon arrival at 11:22am, smoke was observed coming out of the structure, but no flames were observed. Deputies on scene closed the roadway to traffic. The Fire Departments were quickly able to suppress the fire so the structure did not become fully engulfed.

The investigation revealed there was a child who was playing with a trigger-ignited LP torch who started a wall calendar on fire and the flames spread to the insulation in the attic area. The Hartford Fire Chief requested a fire investigator from the Sheriff’s Office to confirm these findings. There was approximately $10,000 worth of damage to the garage structure/roof and approximately $2,500 worth of damage to the contents. The garage was not occupied at the time of the fire and there were no reported injuries to personnel on scene.


 

Date:                         June 2, 2016 

Subject:                 Assist other Police Agency 2016-19930

Authority:              Captain Bruce Theusch

 On June 2nd, 2016 at 12:38 am the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified by Milwaukee Police Department of a high speed pursuit entering Washington County.  The vehicle that was being pursued by Milwaukee Police Department was reported as stolen in a carjacking during the afternoon of June 1st

 The vehicle became disabled at State Hwy 164 and Tuckaway Lane in the Village of Richfield. At that time 5 suspects fled on foot from the stolen vehicle.  Washington Sheriff’s Deputies and the SWAT Team responded to the scene to assist numerous Milwaukee Police Officers in an extensive search of the area.

 At 4:45 am a citizen contacted the Sheriff’s Office and advised that one of the suspects was observed in the area of State Hwy 164 and Monches Rd. Authorities responded to the area and apprehended all 5 suspects.  The male suspects ranging from age 15 to age 17 were successfully tracked by Milwaukee PD Canine Units and taken into custody without incident. 

 

 

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