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Date:  October 4, 2015

Case: Residential Structure Fire 15-35412       

Authority: Sgt Craig Broker 418

On Sunday October 4, 2015 at 9:58 pm the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a residence on fire at 3404 George Ct in the Town of West Bend.

Upon arrival, Deputies located a single family residence that had flames coming from the roof near the chimney.  Neighbors reported seeing flames coming out of the chimney prior to Deputies arriving on scene. Residents of the home were notified by neighbors of the fire and all got out safely.

West Bend Fire and Rescue responded and they were assisted by Allenton, Slinger, Jackson, Kewaskum, Newburg, Boltonville, Fillmore and Kohlsville Fire Departments. George Ct had restricted access for approximately two hours while the fire was extinguished by Fire and Rescue crews.

The house was a total loss and the initial estimate of damage for the building was $275,000.00 at this time.

The investigation conducted by Washington County Sheriff’s Office and West Bend Fire Department shows that the fire originated in the fire chase around the chimney and was accidental in nature.




Date: October 4, 2015                     

Case: Injury Crash 2015-35280

Authority: Lt. Jason Guslick

On October 3, 2015 at 11:28 pm the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a single vehicle motorcycle crash on CTH H at the intersection of STH 144.

Upon arrival Deputies located the driver and the motorcycle off the roadway to the southwest of the intersection. The operator, a 50 year old City of West Bend resident, had serious injuries, was unconscious, breathing and found to not be wearing a helmet. Deputies made contact with two subjects who were in a vehicle southbound on STH 144 and witnessed the crash. The witness statements and evidence on scene indicated the motorcycle was westbound on CTH H and failed to stop for the stop sign at STH 144. As the motorcycle approached the intersection it crossed over the centerline and entered the ditch on the south side of CTH H. At that time the operator was ejected from the motorcycle and the operator and motorcycle continued across STH 144 coming to a rest southwest of the intersection. Deputies detected the odor of intoxicants on the driver.

Boltonville Fire and First Responders, Kewaskum Rescue and West Bend Intercept responded to the scene. Due to the operators injuries Flight of Life was requested and CTH H west of STH 144 was closed down to land Flight for Life. The subject was flown to Froedtert Hospital in Wauwatosa.  

This accident remains under investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.


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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