Washington County Sheriff Archive

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

Update on accident on Wallace Lake: OSHA involved and funeral details pending

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June 15, 2018 – West Bend, WI – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is now involved in looking into the accident Thursday on Wallace Lake that led to the death of an 81-year-old man. Authorities said the investigation shows there were no holes in the weed cutting machine/pontoon

Endorsements coming in for Washington Co. Sheriff as partisan primary is August 14

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June 11, 2018 – Town of Germantown, WI – There is a primary election August 14 for Washington County Sheriff. The two Republican candidates on the ballot include Washington County Sheriff’s Lieutenant Jason W. Guslick and Washington County Sheriff’s Captain Martin Schulteis. Guslick was recently endorsed by Tim Schmidt, Delta

18-year-old moons Washington Co. Deputy in town of Addison

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May 30, 2018 – Town of Addison, WI – On Sunday evening, May 27  at 11:35 p.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received information that youths were taking down stop signs in the 5500 block of Cedarview Road in the Town of Addison. The first responding deputy located an

UPDATE | One man in custody follow high-speed chase

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  http:// May 27, 2018 – West Bend, WI – A 40-year-old Rosendale man is facing felony charges following a high-speed chase through West Bend on Saturday. Washington County Sheriff’s said around 6 p.m. Saturday, May 26 a blue car passed a deputy on the west side of West

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

VIDEO | Rebroadcast of 2018 Washington County Law Enforcement Memorial Service

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http://   May 18, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – Ten area law enforcement agencies were recognized Thursday night during the 2018 Washington County Law Enforcement Memorial Service. The event was held at the Washington County Fair Park and hosted this year by the Village of Jackson. Jackson Police

Vehicle stolen early Saturday morning from Village of Kewaskum home

May 12, 2018 – Village of Kewaskum, WI – On Saturday May 12, 2018 at approximately 5:08 a.m. a Village of Kewaskum resident contacted the Washington County Sheriff’s Communication Center to report her vehicle had just been stolen from her driveway. The victim advised she had been warming up

Motorcyclist flighted to Froedtert Hospital following accident involving deer

May 6, 2018 – Town of Trenton, WI- On Saturday, May 5, 2018, at 11:13 p.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a motorcycle accident located on Wallace Lake Road west of N. Poplar Road in the town of Trenton. Deputies, along with Newburg Fire Department, and

Two in custody following high-speed chase in Washington County

March 24, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – On March 24, 2018 at 12:28 a.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified by the Wisconsin State Patrol in Fond du Lac that they received a 911 report of two vehicles driving reckless at over 100 mph on I41 in

Washington County Sheriff and West Bend Police field calls about overnight “booms”

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March 17, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – Washington County Sheriffs and West Bend Police received multiple calls overnight regarding loud booms between 10:30 p.m. and midnight. According to the Washington County Lt. Tim Kemps they fielded about four calls and all appeared to be located close to Wallace

Man rescued after falling through ice on Big Cedar Lake

March 12, 2018 – Big Cedar Lake, WI – On Sunday, March 11 at 6:25 p.m. a 68-year-old Town of West Bend man fell through the ice on Big Cedar Lake while taking his dog for a walk. A nearby resident saw the incident unfold and contacted 911. The

Washington Co. Sheriff’s Captain to run for Sheriff’s post

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  March 1, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – Just two days after Washington County Sheriff Dale Schmidt announced he would not seek election to another 4-year term in office comes word Washington County Sheriff’s Captain Martin Schulteis will be running for the post.          

Alert neighbor saves family home in Town of Wayne

  Feb. 13, 2018 – Town of Wayne, WI – The quick thinking of an alert neighbor likely saved a Town of Wayne home from major damage Monday morning, Feb. 12, at 11:04 a.m. The 63-year-old neighbor looked out his window and noticed large pieces of ash falling in

Three people arrested following chase Friday in Slinger

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  Jan. 16, 2018 – Slinger, WI – Social media lit up over the weekend as neighbors tried to follow an incident on I41 and Highway K. According to the Washington County Sheriff the police in Slinger tried to pull a vehicle over just after 7 p.m. on Friday,

Accident update: Shared Ride Taxi and pickup truck collide on Hwy 45

  Nov. 24, 2017 – Town of Barton, WI – On Friday, Nov. 24 at 10:42 a.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a pickup truck versus a transit bus accident on Highway 45 southbound south of Cty Tk D in the Town of Barton. Callers reported

Man arrested for meth in Washington County

Nov. 15, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies arrested a 27-year-old City of Milwaukee man for possession of methamphetamine after he was called in as an erratic driver on US 45 early this past Sunday morning by an off duty Milwaukee Police Officer. The man

Fatal pedestrian accident in Kohlsville

Oct. 29, 2017 – Kohlsville, WI –  On Oct. 29, 2017, at 2:38 a.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a male pedestrian that was walking in the roadway on County Highway D in the Town of Wayne. A short time later we received of a call of

Aluminum ladder on road to blame as semi-tractor trailer flips on I41 north of County Hwy K

  Oct. 28, 2017 – Town of Addison, WI – On Oct. 28,2017, at approximately 3:07 am, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a semi-tractor double trailer accident, on I41 northbound, approximately a half mile north of County Highway K, in the Town of Addison. Arriving deputies

Vehicle stolen out of showroom at Russ Darrow Dodge Dealership in West Bend

Oct. 19, 2017 – West Bend, WI – On Oct. 19, 2017 between 3:20 a.m.. and 6:30 a.m.., forced entry was made into the Russ Darrow Dodge Dealership, 3210 W. Washington Street, and a yellow 2017 four door Dodge Charger with no license plates was taken from the showroom

Two people injured in head-on collision on State Highway 33 and 175

Oct. 10, 2017 – Washington Co., WI –  The Washington County Sheriff’s Office investigated a head-on collision that occurred in the area of STH 33 and STH 175 on Saturday afternoon, Oct. 7, 2017 at 2:56 p.m. A 29-year-old Oconomowoc man was west bound on STH 33 when he

Washington Co. Sheriff’s investigate drone complaint at Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary

Sept. 29, 2017 – Town of Farmington, WI – This past Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 5:13 p.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Department responded to the Shalom Wildlife Sanctuary, 1901 Shalom Drive in the Town of Farmington, to investigate a drone flying over the property harassing and scaring the animals.

Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies arrest semi operator for drunk driving

Sept. 20, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – The Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrested a 37-year-old Village of Slinger man for operating a semi-tractor tanker, loaded with 54,000 pounds of cement, for operation while intoxicated Tuesday evening. At 4:46 p.m. Dodge County Sheriff’s Office provided the Washington County Sheriff

Washington County Sheriff take armed felon into custody following standoff

Sept. 18, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – On Sunday at 1:50 a.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received two separate 911 calls relating to a white SUV “all over the road” on CTH NN near Church Drive in the Town of Jackson. The vehicle was last seen by

VIDEO | Fire damaged home in town of Germantown

    Sept. 16, 2017 – Town of Germantown, WI – On Sept. 16, 2017 at 8:08 a.m., authorities in Washington County  were notified of a structure fire at W199 N 13791 Fond Du Lac Avenue in the town of Germantown. The call was received from one of the

Wedding gifts/cards stolen following reception at Fillmore Turner Hall

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  Sept. 12, 2017 – Washington Co., WI – The Washington County Sheriff is investigating a theft following a wedding Saturday night at Fillmore Turner Hall. According to the sheriff the couple from Newburg got married on Saturday, Sept. 9, and presents from the wedding were loaded into a
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