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Slinger man federally indicted on drug charges |  By Washington County Sheriff’s Lt. Paul Buth

July 1, 2020 – Washington Co., WI – A 47-year-old Village of Slinger man and a 33-year-old Milwaukee man were federally indicted in United States District Court – Eastern District of Wisconsin in late June 2020 for conspiracy to deliver several controlled substances. These charges are the culmination of

Washington Co. Sheriff’s team with Germantown PD on arrest | By Sheriff Martin R. Schulteis

June 26, 2020 – Germantown, WI – Early this Friday morning, June 26, 2020 at 1:35 a.m., a Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy stopped a vehicle on I41 near Pioneer Road for what should have been a routine traffic contact. The vehicle had expired registration. These types of stops routinely

Burglary under investigation in Village of Richfield | By Lieutenant Tim Kemps

June 23, 2020 – Village of Richfield, WI – The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is seeking assistance from the public regarding an incident in the area of Hubertus Road and Plate Road in the Village of Richfield on June 15 at approximately 1:30 p.m. An elderly female was approached

Suspicious device found in mailbox in Village of Richfield | By Lieutenant Hope Demler

June 7, 2020 – Village of Richfield, WI – On Saturday, June 6, 2020, at 7:55 PM, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a suspicious device a Village of Richfield resident located in her mailbox. Sheriff Deputies responded to the 6500 block of County Line Road to

Injury accident on I-41 in Washington County | By Sgt. Halpin

May 25, 2020 – Village of Richfield, WI – On Sunday, May 24, 2020, at 8:10 p.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a single vehicle accident located on Hy 41 northbound approximately a half mile north of Holy Hill Road in the Village of Richfield. Sheriff’s

Man arrested for multiple OWI’s charged today in Washington Co. Court | By Lt. Tim Kemps

May 21, 2020 – Washington Co., WI – A 41-year-old Milwaukee man who was arrested twice within a 24-hour period by Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies last week was formally charged in Washington County Circuit Court today. On May 14 at approximately 10 p.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received

Stolen firearms confiscated following search in Village of Richfield | By Washington County Sheriff

May 14, 2020 – Village of Richfield, WI – Washington County Sheriff’s recovered a significant number of stolen firearms during the execution of a residential search warrant late Tuesday night in the Village of Richfield. The search warrant was the culmination of a several-month burglary investigation conducted by sheriff’s

UPDATE | 13 area fire departments respond to early morning house fire in Town of Hartford

January 2, 2020 – Town of Hartford, WI – The Washington County Sheriff posted an update Thursday morning regarding the early morning fire on New Year’s Day. On Wednesday, January 1, 2020, at 1:34 a.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a garage that was on fire

Registered sex offender to be released Tuesday, Dec. 31 in Washington County | Washington County Sheriff

December 29, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the following information pursuant to WI Statute 301.46(2m) which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s release when, in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will

Motorcyclists arrested for OWI following injury accident in Town of Wayne

October 28, 2019 – Town of Wayne, WI – Two Campbellsport men, ages 31 and 42, were arrested after the Washington County Sheriff’s Office investigated an injury motorcycle accident this weekend. The crash occurred on County Trunk D in the Town of Wayne on Sunday evening at 5:53 p.m.

Travel trailer fire in Village of Richfield | By Sergeant Scott Hanson

June 30, 2019 – Village of Richfield, WI – On June 29, 2018, at 6:45 a.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a Holiday Rambler travel trailer which was on fire in a driveway in the 3400 block of Maple Drive, in the Village of Richfield. The

Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy rescues kitten hiding in squad | By Washington County Sheriff

June 26, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – On Tuesday, June 25 a Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy noticed an odd sound coming from the outside rear of his squad. As a highly trained investigator, he was able to determine a cat decided to hitch-hike by climbing up into the

Warning about local scams | By Washington County Sheriff Martin Schulteis

June 21, 2019 – Washington Co., WI – One of the responsibilities of law enforcement is to identify criminal trends and take a proactive approach to help protect our citizens. This includes providing you with information on scams. Scams are nothing new. These imposters prey on individuals by pretending

Two people injured in motorcycle accident in Village of Richfield | By Washington County Sheriff

June 9, 2019 – Village of Richfield, WI – On June 7, 2019 at 6:33 p.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an accident with injuries, involving two motorcycles on CTH Q west of HWY 164 in the Village of Richfield.  Sheriff’s Deputies and rescue personnel from

Dehumidifier may be to blame for house fire in Town of Jackson | By Washington County Sheriff

June 6, 2019 – Town of Jackson, WI – On Thursday, June 6, 2019, at 2:17 a.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a house that was filling with smoke at 870 Wildwood Lane in the Town of Jackson, Washington County. All of the residents evacuated the

UPDATE | Shed a total loss following morning fire in Slinger | By Ron Naab

  July 20, 2018 – Slinger, WI – UPDATE – A concrete block building was destroyed in a Friday morning fire at 3855 Sherman Road in Slinger. According to the Washington County Sheriff the call came in at 10:05 a.m. There was a report of heavy smoke coming the

Fatal accident in Town of Wayne | By Washington County Sheriff’s Department

July 14, 2018 – Town of Wayne, WI – Today at 11:03 a.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an accident with injuries on Interstate 41 north of Canary Lane in the Town of Wayne. Callers reported one vehicle was on fire, there may be people trapped in

Multiple vehicle accident Sunday evening on I41

    June 18, 2018 – On June 17, 2018 at approximately 8:56 p.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a three vehicle injury crash on Interstate 41 southbound between US Highway 45 and Holy Hill Road. Personnel from the Sheriff’s Office and Richfield Fire Department responded

Name of victim in accident on Wallace Lake released

  June 16, 2018 – Town of Trenton, WI – The Washington County Sheriff’s Office has identified the deceased operator from Thursday’s Wallace Lake incident as 81-year-old, Merlin L. Waechter from the Town of Trenton. The incident remains under investigation and no further information is being released.   Funeral

Statement on accident on Wallace Lake released | By Washington County Sheriff

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  June 14, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – On Thursday, June 14 at 12:10 p.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a report from a resident in the 7100 block of S. Wallace Lake Drive in Town of Trenton that a weed cutting machine on Wallace Lake was

Home invasion in neighboring Waukesha County

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May 31, 2018 – Waukesha Co., WI – On May 30, 2018 at 6:21 pm, deputies from the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a burglary in progress in the Village of Wales. A 76-year-old male homeowner was involved in a physical altercation with a 33-year-old male.  

Pregnant woman and friend injured in freak accident at Holy Hill

  May 30, 2018 – Town of Erin, WI – On Sunday, May 27 at 3:08 p.m. two subjects were injured when a branch, about 20-feet long, fell onto two picnic tables on the Holy Hill Basilica grounds. The branch struck a 29-year-old pregnant female from Chicago in the

Arrest made in town of Addison for stolen vehicle and burglary

May 22, 2018 – Town of Addison, WI – This past Saturday evening, May 20 at 5:28 p.m. a Washington County Sheriff’s Deputy on routine patrol stopped a vehicle on I41 at CTH K in the town of Addison. The deputy stopped the vehicle because half of the license

Chain reaction accident involving 3 vehicles in Village of Richfield

  May 22, 2018 – Village of Richfield, WI – On Monday evening, May 21  at 9:48 p.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to a chain-reaction type motor vehicle accident that occurred on STH 164 south of Pioneer Road in the Village of Richfield. The initial crash occurred

Flat tire sparks semi fire in Town of Polk

May 19, 2018 – Town of Polk, WI – On May 19, 2018 at approximately 11:43 am the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified by multiple 911 callers of a Walmart semi-truck and trailer that was on fire on the off ramp from I41 north bound to County Trunk
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