Washington County Sheriff Archive

Letter to the Editor | Responsible and effective government | By Don Kriefall

  August 9, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – Washington County has been compelled to look outside the box in an effort to control costs, while continuing to maintain the essential services that provide a positive quality of life for its’ citizens. In an opinion piece, outgoing Washington County

Guest Editorial | Maintaining the separation of duties between the Washington Co. Sheriff and County Board | By Dale Schmidt

  August 7, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – Many people have asked me who they should vote for in the Sheriff election.  My answer is always the same: both candidates are good, smart people and dedicated to serving the public through the Sheriff’s Office.  I am not recommending one

Fatal accident Sunday night in Washington County

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August 6, 2018 – Town of Polk, WI – On August 5, 2018 at 11:50 p.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a single vehicle accident on I41 northbound underneath STH 144 in the Town of Polk. The callers indicated the vehicle struck the bridge embankment. They

VIDEO | Washington County Sheriff candidate forum – Segment No. 3

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August 6, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – In-person absentee voting is underway for the August 14 election. One of the races on the Republican ballot is for Washington County Sheriff.   This past June a candidate forum was hosted by Common Sense Citizens of Washington County. The two

VIDEO | Washington County Sheriff candidate forum – Segment No. 2

  August 3, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – In-person absentee voting is underway for the August 14 election. One of the races on the Republican ballot is for Washington County Sheriff.   This past June a candidate forum was hosted by Common Sense Citizens of Washington County. The

VIDEO | Washington County Sheriff candidate forum – Segment No. 1

  August 2, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – In-person absentee voting is underway for the August 14 election. One of the races on the Republican ballot is for Washington County Sheriff.   This past June a candidate forum was hosted by Common Sense Citizens of Washington County. The

Letter to the Editor | Vote Marty Schulteis for Washington Co. Sheriff | By Rick Gundrum

  July 24, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – There are two candidates running for Washington County Sheriff in the upcoming Republican Primary on August 14.   Both have years of law enforcement experience in the field and behind the desk.  Both support defending 2nd Amendment rights and are

Motorcyclist found injured in ditch following high-speed accident

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July 18, 2018 – Washington Co., WI – Washington County Sheriffs are following up on a single-vehicle motorcycle accident that happened Sunday at 6:14 p.m. on County Highway D just west of I-41. According to the report: -Motorcycle in the ditch. -Caller does not see the operator. -Caller states

Fatal accident on I41 in Washington County | By Washington Co. Sheriff

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July 9, 2018 – Town of Polk, WI – On July 8, 2018 at 7:44 p.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a two vehicle crash, with injuries, on I41 south of CTH K in the town of Polk. Sheriff’s Deputies, Slinger Police, and rescue personnel from Lifestar

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
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