May 1, 2017 – Village of Kewaskum, WI – The Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a home on Jefferson Drive in the Village of Kewaskum to investigate a report of a rock thrown through a front window.
The incident occurred on Saturday, April 29 at 10:11 p.m.
The home owner, a 49-year-old woman, was struck and cut by flying glass. The Sheriff’s Office assisted in this investigation since the Village of Kewaskum Police were busy handling an active domestic incident elsewhere in the Village.
The deputy was investigating the incident when a neighbor approached and said their residence had been “ding dong ditched.”
Several teens were then observed running down the road. The concerned neighbor provided a clothing description and the deputy saw one of the suspects in a vehicle and stopped the car.
Through some follow-up, the deputy was able to get additional names and eventually made contact with the main suspect, a 15-year-old Town of Farmington male, who admitted to the vandalism.
The suspect had no ties to the victim. The suspect will likely face felony charges of criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct and possibly reckless endangering safety given the cuts from the glass to the victim.
Other enforcement actions for the remaining juveniles is also pending.