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Kenosha County Opioid Task Force warns against wide presence of fentanyl

KENOSHA ⏤ The Kenosha County Opioid Task Force is warning residents of the presence of fentanyl in “many illegal drugs and counterfeit prescriptions" locally. In a release Tuesday, the task force stated that a small amount is appearing in a wide variety of drugs. In fact, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Drug Operations Group told … Continue reading Kenosha County Opioid Task Force warns against wide presence of fentanyl

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Update: KCSD names suspect in Bristol deputy-involved shooting

BRISTOL ⏤ The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has identified the suspect in a Thursday deputy-involved shooting in Bristol as Allen M. Brown, 33, of Countryside, Ill. On Thursday, Brown allegedly fled deputies after they initiated a traffic stop at the Benson Corners gas station near Highway 50 and US 45 in Bristol. Brown drove a … Continue reading Update: KCSD names suspect in Bristol deputy-involved shooting

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Deputies shoot suspect after he shoots sheriff’s department K9

BRISTOL ⏤ Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department deputies shot a fleeing suspect after he shot the department’s K9 officer at a gas station in Bristol Thursday.  According to Sgt. David Wright, the department responded to Benson Corners gas station, 19942 75th St., at the corner of Highway 50 and US 45 around 11:16 a.m. Thursday. There, … Continue reading Deputies shoot suspect after he shoots sheriff’s department K9

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UPDATE: KCSD identifies Milwaukee driver killed in I-94 crash

KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department (KCSD) has identified the driver killed in a Tuesday I-94 crash as Dr. Mirza Ahmad, 35, of Milwaukee.  Ahmad drove a 2019 Volvo XC40 northbound in the 7100 block of I-94 when it crashed into a parked semi. The semi was stopped in the northbound lanes at … Continue reading UPDATE: KCSD identifies Milwaukee driver killed in I-94 crash

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Sheriff’s department investigating fatal crash on I-94

KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department continues to investigate a fatal crash that took place on Interstate 94 Tuesday. According to a release from Sgt. David Wright, deputies, detectives and fire and rescue personnel responded to the 7100 block of I-94 at 7:52 p.m. Tuesday. At the scene, they found a 2019 Volvo … Continue reading Sheriff’s department investigating fatal crash on I-94

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Observer Conversations: James Simmons for Kenosha County Sheriff

Editor's note: As the Observer wishes to be fair to all candidates, if there is another sheriff candidate who would also like to sit down for an interview on camera, I am more than happy to oblige. Please email me at dthompson@theuptownobserver.com. KENOSHA ⏤ When Kenoshans think of Kenosha County Sheriff candidate James Simmons, he … Continue reading Observer Conversations: James Simmons for Kenosha County Sheriff

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Kenosha County deputies respond to 59 calls during Tuesday thunderstorm

KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Tuesday night’s thunderstorm downed trees, caused outages and kept Kenosha County deputies running to various calls throughout the night. According to Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. David Wright, the department responded to a total of 59 calls related to Tuesday’s storm.  Deputies responded to the following calls between 7 p.m. and 10 … Continue reading Kenosha County deputies respond to 59 calls during Tuesday thunderstorm

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UPDATE: KCSD identifies Kenosha woman killed in Tuesday crash

SOMERS ⏤ The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has identified the woman killed in a Tuesday crash on Green Bay Road as Pamela S. Dupuis, 54, of Kenosha. Dupuis died in a two-vehicle crash on the 3500 block of Green Bay Road in Somers Tuesday afternoon. At that time, around 2:15 p.m., KCSD deputies and emergency … Continue reading UPDATE: KCSD identifies Kenosha woman killed in Tuesday crash

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Tuesday crash kills 54-year-old Kenosha woman, KCSD reports

SOMERS ⏤ The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department reports a crash on Tuesday afternoon killed one local woman. Authorities have charged another person with felonies in her death. According to KCSD Sgt. David Wright, around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, deputies and emergency personnel responded to the village of Somers for a serious crash on the 3500 block … Continue reading Tuesday crash kills 54-year-old Kenosha woman, KCSD reports

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Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responds to Burlington Road blaze, one dead

KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Tuesday morning, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Chris Hannah told the public that one person had died in a Monday afternoon fire.  The blaze, at a home in the 21700 block of Burlington Road, fully engulfed the building, Hannah said in a release.  Kenosha County deputies and Kansasville Fire and Rescue responded … Continue reading Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department responds to Burlington Road blaze, one dead

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Observer on the Scene this week: Body cam demo, downtown shots

KENOSHA ⏤ This past week, the Uptown Observer went live for the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department demonstrating its new body cam system to the Kenosha County Board and police responding to shots downtown. The point of this is to offer the community an opportunity to view these things for themselves. Therefore, we hope it gives … Continue reading Observer on the Scene this week: Body cam demo, downtown shots

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Tesla autopilot allegedly drives sleeping man along I-94; human driver receives citation

KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Sunday, a Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department deputy pulled over a Tesla driver on I-94 who was allegedly asleep at the wheel; due to autopilot capabilities, they simply issued him a citation.  No injuries resulted because of the man’s alleged slumber behind the wheel. This, the alleged product of the autopilot taking over, … Continue reading Tesla autopilot allegedly drives sleeping man along I-94; human driver receives citation

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Alderperson announcement, City Council #OfInterest this week

KENOSHA ⏤ This week, Observer readers found the words of Alderperson Jan Michalski and also Alderperson Holly Kangas of the City Council to be #OfInterest. Of primary focus, Michalski announced that Gorman's will be bringing a full grocery store to the Uptown Neighborhood. Not only will this be coming to Uptown, but it will be … Continue reading Alderperson announcement, City Council #OfInterest this week

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Tonight’s meetings: KCSD to present body camera policies to county committee

KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ Tonight, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department will present its drafted policies governing the use of the department’s new body cameras.  The two policies fall within the departments Sworn Law Enforcement Policy Manual, where it is Policy 425, and its Custody Manual, under Policy 526. Both will come before the Kenosha County Judiciary … Continue reading Tonight’s meetings: KCSD to present body camera policies to county committee

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KCSD: Single-vehicle crash kills Milwaukee man

BRIGHTON ⏤ A single-vehicle crash Monday morning has killed a Milwaukee man, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department announced in a release. According to KCSD Sgt. David Wright, deputies and Burlington fire and rescue personnel responded to the 700 block of 312th Avenue in the town of Brighton for a report of a serious accident at … Continue reading KCSD: Single-vehicle crash kills Milwaukee man

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‘Enough is Enough’: Activists protest police brutality; KCSD releases statement on arrests

KENOSHA ⏤ A peaceful Sunday march and protest eventually ended in Kenosha County deputies placing three notable community leaders under arrest at the Kenosha Public Safety Building. Monday, the Kenosha County Sheriff's Department called the arrests "targeted" in a released statement. The department also stated the three were arrested for blocking public access to the … Continue reading ‘Enough is Enough’: Activists protest police brutality; KCSD releases statement on arrests

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Kenosha County Sheriff Beth on Somers House mass shooting: ‘It’s a huge puzzle, an absolutely huge puzzle’

KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ While the suspect in the Somers House mass shooting on Sunday in Somers has been identified, investigators continue to piece together over 200 bits of evidence, Sheriff David Beth says. https://www.facebook.com/100045469393154/videos/234384031807094 Beth gave this information to members of the media during a press conference on the shooting held Monday afternoon. The victims … Continue reading Kenosha County Sheriff Beth on Somers House mass shooting: ‘It’s a huge puzzle, an absolutely huge puzzle’

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Suspect arrested in Somers House mass shooting identified as 24-year-old man

SOMERS ⏤ The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has identified the suspect currently in custody for Sunday's mass shooting at Somers House as Rakayo Alandis Vinson, 24.  Alandis Vinson remains in the Kenosha County Jail after deputies arrested him Sunday afternoon.  According to a department release from Sgt. Christopher Hannah Monday morning, Kenosha County Sheriff David … Continue reading Suspect arrested in Somers House mass shooting identified as 24-year-old man

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UPDATE: Somers House shooting leads to six confirmed shooting victims; person of interest in custody

Editor’s note: By the definition that the FBI uses to determine it, this shooting is technically a mass shooting. And our hearts break for the victims, their families and our community for getting caught up in this seemingly wholly American tradition of loved ones taken too soon by gun violence. We are sorry for your … Continue reading UPDATE: Somers House shooting leads to six confirmed shooting victims; person of interest in custody

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Shooting at Somers House leaves three dead, others injured

Editor’s note: By the definition that the FBI uses to determine it, this shooting is technically a mass shooting. And our hearts break for the victims, their families and our community for getting caught up in this seemingly wholly American tradition of loved ones taken too soon by gun violence. We are sorry for your … Continue reading Shooting at Somers House leaves three dead, others injured