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Date:                  September 29, 2014
Subject:             Armed Robbery 14-34963
Authority:          Lt. Schulteis

On Monday, September 29, 2014 at 1:07 a.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a cell 911 call from one of the victims of an armed robbery that occurred at the Last Stop Saloon located at N132W19179 Rockfield Rd in the Town of Germantown.

At about 1 a.m. a 27 year-old City of Hartford man exited the establishment and was confronted by multiple men that were wearing masks and carrying firearms. The group of suspects then escorted the male victim back into the bar at which time the suspects then confronted the bartender who is a 21 year-old City of Hartford woman. Several of the suspects then proceed into the attached apartment and woke up three additional residents. The residents were a 32 year-old male, a 21 year-old female and a 4 year-old child. The establishment was then ransacked and an undetermined amount of cash was taken. The victims were then escorted into the basement where several of them were tied up and the actors fled.

There were not any additional customers in establishment at the time of the incident and no one was hurt. The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Washington County Sheriff’s Office at 262-335-4378.


Date:               September 22, 2014
Case:              
Theft of catalytic converters
Authority:         Sgt. Michael Hennes

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information regarding recent thefts of catalytic converters from local auto repair businesses.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating fifteen thefts occurring at multiple businesses in the Town of Addison, Village of Richfield, Town of Wayne, and Town of Kewaskum. The thefts would have occurred between July 1, 2014 and Sept. 22, 2014. The catalytic converters are being removed from the exhaust systems of cars parked in the lots of the auto repair businesses while the businesses are closed. The catalytic converters are then turned in for cash at recycling centers or scrap metal businesses.

Auto repair business owners and their customers are encouraged to report any suspicious activity they witness to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

All thefts are currently under investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with information on a possible suspect is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office at 262-335-4378 or the Washington County Tip Line at 1-800-232-0594.

 


Date:           September 9, 2014              
Case :         14-31284 stabbing investigation
Authority:      Lt. Robert Konstanz

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has identified the suspect involved in the stabbing that occurred in the early morning hours of September 1st at the Uncle Johnny’s tavern in the Village of Richfield.  The 38 year old male suspect is currently in the Washington County Jail for a parole violation.  Charges are expected to be forwarded to the District Attorney Office after the investigation is completed.

No further information will be released at this time.

 


Date:           September 7, 2014              
Case :         14-32079 House Fire Town of West Bend
Authority:      Sgt. Tim Kemps 414/1086

On 9/7/14 at approximately 4:47 am the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a house fire at 5484 Peninsula Drive in the Town of West Bend. The fire was called in by several neighbor,s as well as the homeowner who had just returned home. They reported smoke and flames were visible.

The first deputy arrived on scene and flames were visible coming from the first and second story of the residence. There was no one inside the residence at the time of the fire.

The Slinger Fire Department responded and was assisted by Allenton, Hartford, Jackson, Kewaskum, Slinger, St Lawrence, Richfield and West Bend Fire Departments, as well as Lifestar Rescue. There were no injuries as a result of the fire. The blaze was quickly contained by firefighters. The house suffered severe damage as a result of the blaze but was not a total loss.

The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, State of Wisconsin Fire Marshall’s Office and the Slinger Fire Department.          

 


Date:             September 05, 2014
Case:            #14-31900 House Fire - Town of Farmington
Authority:       Sgt. Michael Hennes

At 3:22 pm on 9-5-14 the Sheriff’s Office was notified of a possible garage fire at 272 Cth A in the Town of Farmington. The home owner called 911 when they noticed the odor of smoke in the house then discovered the fire in the garage.

The Fillmore Fire Department and Washington County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the home. Upon the arrival of deputies the attached garage was fully engulfed and the fire was spreading to the home.

The home owner and their family safely exited the home upon discovering the fire. The home owner and their family did not suffer injuries from the fire. The home did have working smoke detectors.

Fillmore Fire Department was able to extinguish the fire with the assistance of Boltonville Fire Department, Newburg Fire Department, Fredonia Fire Department, Waubeka Fire Department, and Silver Creek Fire Department.

One fire fighter suffered minor injuries while fighting the fire.

The entire home suffered severe damage and is believed to be a complete loss. Damage estimates to the home are between $300,000 and $350,000. The home owners and their family are receiving assistance from the American Red Cross.

The cause of the fire is unknown and the fire remains under investigation by the Fillmore Fire Department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office; no further information will be released at this time.


Date:             September 01, 2014
Case:            #14-31377 House Fire in the Town of Hartford
Authority:      Sgt. Michael Hennes

At 6:48 PM on 9-1-14 the Sheriff’s Office was notified of a possible garage fire at 2820 Cedar St. in the Town of Hartford. One of the neighbors called 911 indicating they thought their neighbor’s garage was on fire.

The Hartford Fire Department and Washington County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the home. Upon the arrival of deputies the attached garage was fully engulfed and the fire was spreading to the home.

No one was home at the time the fire was discovered. None of the home owners or their family suffered injuries from the fire. The family did lose their family cat in the fire. The home did have working smoke detectors.

Hartford Fire Department was able to extinguish the fire with the assistance of Neosho Fire Department, Slinger Fire Department, St. Lawrence Fire Department, Allenton Fire Department, Richfield Fire Department, Woodland Fire Department, and Lifestar Ambulance.

The Hartford Police Department assisted the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

No injuries were sustained by fire fighters during the incident.

The entire home suffered severe damage and is believed to be a complete loss. Damage estimates to the home are between $200,000 and $250,000. The home owner’s and their family are receiving assistance from the American Red Cross.

The cause of the fire is unknown and the fire remains under investigation by the Hartford Fire Department and the Washington County Sheriff’s Office; no further information will be released at this time.

 

 

 

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