SCAM!: Fake deputies asking for donations from local businesses

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department reports people have recently been posing as deputies to scam local businesses. Local taverns reported several phone calls with this type of scam artist on Sunday, April 11. Interviewing owners, investigators learned these "deputies" said they were part of KCSD and also the "Police and Sheriff's Coalition." [...]

Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department releases warning after spate of overdoses over past week

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KENOSHA ⏤ After six overdoses in about as many days, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has a message. And that message is clear and simple: Do not take medication you are not prescribed. https://videopress.com/v/ta74sm1v?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata Emergency personnel responded to the six overdoses during the week of March 30 through April 4, 2021. As a result, both [...]

#OfInterest: Observer readers delve into KPD detective’s experience, Thompson’s Take

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KENOSHA ⏤ This past week, Observer supporters' eyes fell mostly on the story of Kenosha Police Department Detective Tommar Franklin. https://www.facebook.com/104994688045055/photos/pb.100045469393154.-2207520000../210588397485683/?type=3 The community also took interest in Uptown Observer founder Daniel Thompson's recounting of his COVID-19 vaccination experience. In fact, many of the stories visitors to our site paid most attention to focused on the [...]

Update: Person killed in Bristol crash identified as Milwaukee man

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⸺ Thursday morning, the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department identified the man killed in a crash in Bristol March 23 as Troy B. Martin of Milwaukee.  According to KCSD Sgt. David Wright, around 9:29 p.m. March 23, Martin drove his Toyota Camry eastbound near the 13900 block on Highway C when he. At that [...]

KCSD: Driver killed in Tuesday night crash on Highway C in Bristol

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ One person has died as the result of a two-vehicle crash on Highway C in the village of Bristol Tuesday night.  According to Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Chris Hannah, the accident occurred around 9:29 p.m. on March 23 in the 13900 block of Highway C (Wilmot Rd.). https://videopress.com/v/ta74sm1v?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata The crash The [...]

Kenosha County Board approves funds for Pike River restoration, Vets Memorial Park budget changes

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ During a Tuesday evening meeting, the Kenosha County Board gave its approval to several measures to improve county parks. https://youtu.be/Xby3yVBSOBA The board approved: Department of Transportation easements in Old Settlers Park in Paddock Lake;Grant funding for Phase II of the Pike River restoration initiative in Petrifying Springs Park;2021 budget changes to Veterans [...]

City Council to discuss Huber family, Grosskreutz claims in closed session tonight

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KENOSHA ⏤ Tonight, the City Council will discuss⏤ in closed session⏤ two claims relating to Kyle Rittenhouse shooting one person, Gaige Grosskreutz, and killing two others, Anthony Huber and Joseph Rosenbaum, on Aug. 25, 2020. https://videopress.com/v/ta74sm1v?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata Huber’s family is pressing forward with the suit on his behalf. Each suit seeks a total of $10 million [...]

KDOG yields more than 3,600 grams of marijuana, $19,000 in Tuesday bust

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KENOSHA COUNTY ⏤ A Kenosha Drug Operations Group investigation yielded more than 3,600 grams of marijuana and $19,000 in cash Tuesday. David Kelsch According to a release from the group’s commander, Sgt. John Wilke, KDOG served a search warrant on a home on the 1000 block of 88th Avenue in the village Somers around 2 [...]

County committee approves grant funds for sheriff’s department, receives update on body cameras

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https://videopress.com/v/BauuaDot?autoPlay=true&controls=false&loop=true&muted=true&persistVolume=false&preloadContent=metadata KENOSHA ⸺ During a Wednesday night meeting, the Kenosha County Judiciary and Law Committee approved accepting $400,000 in grant funds. The funds will be used to reimburse the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department for costs incurred during what officials call the “civil unrest” experience locally in August and September 2020. Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Captain [...]

Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department identifies Williams Bay man killed in Feb. 19 crash

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TOWN OF PARIS ⏤ The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has identified the Williams Bay man killed in a Feb. 19 as 41-year-old James M. Olson Jr.  The multi-vehicle crash that killed the man took place in the town of Paris at the intersection of Highway 12 and U.S. 45.  Feb. 19 crash that killed Olson [...]