Kenosha police release image, seek ‘person of interest’ in death investigation

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KENOSHA ⏤ The Kenosha Police Department has released the image of a man sought in connection with a death at a home near 75th Street and 29th Avenue Tuesday.  Tuesday night, police released an image of Roberto Andino ⏤ 5 feet 9 inches tall and about 240 pounds. Police are also seeking Andino on an [...]

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

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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, [...]

Police take several in custody in connection with 89th Street homicide

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KENOSHA ⏤ Kenosha Police Department officers have arrested three people in connection with the killing of an 18-year-old in the 2000 block of 89th Street in the city Friday. Around 12:30 a.m. Friday, police officers responded to a residence in that area for a shots-fired complaint. On the way to the scene, dispatch also gave [...]

UPDATED: Alderperson: Rusten Sheskey should be ‘given a permanent desk job’

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Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include information from KPD documents released online concerning the Sheskey investigation as of 11:40 a.m. Tuesday, May 4, 2021. - Daniel Thompson KENOSHA ⏤ During the alderpersons’ comments portion of Monday’s City Council meeting, Dist. 4 Ald. Holly Kangas expressed her frustration over the missing gun of [...]

KCSD: Single-vehicle crash kills Milwaukee man

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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 [...]

Police Chief Miskinis’ disappointment, protests lead #SaturdayMorningMix

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KENOSHA ⏤ This week, readers focused on local protests and also now-retired Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis' statement on his disappointment with some citizens. The former police chief, officially retired as of today (May 1), expressed his frustration in a post earlier this week. https://www.facebook.com/theuptownobserver/posts/259106678948310 Good morning, Kenosha photos courtesy of stringer Jordan Pauley of [...]

Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis: ‘I am extremely disappointed’

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KENOSHA ⏤ Monday afternoon, Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis voiced his extreme disappointment with recent events in the city of Kenosha. Retiring Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis. In particular, Miskinis addressed the public's reaction to KPD officer Rusten Sheskey’s continued employment after he shot Jacob Blake seven times in August 2020.  Miskinis previously explained his [...]

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

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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 [...]

Police and Fire Commission approves Kenosha Police Chief’s retirement, resignations from department

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KENOSHA ⏤ After approving Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis' retirement, the Police and Fire Commission addressed the “significantly understaffed” department Tuesday morning. Retiring Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis. Miskinis announced his retirement months ago, hoping to give the city time to find a replacement, as he states in his letter to Mayor John Antaramian. The [...]

Police Chief: KPD Officer Rusten Sheskey will not be disciplined for shooting Jacob Blake

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KENOSHA ⏤ On Tuesday, Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis announced that officer Rusten Sheskey will not be disciplined for shooting Jacob Blake seven times on Aug. 23, 2020. In January, Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley also chose not to charge Sheskey with a crime. Sheskey followed current policy Sheskey “acted within the law and [...]

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." [...]

#HumanityCenteredSaturday: KPD Detective Tommar Franklin trying to make change from within

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KENOSHA ⏤ Kenosha Police Department Detective Tommar Franklin has served his nation and his community for much of his life. Franklin has been in law enforcement for nearly 13 years, serving as a detective for almost three years. He has also called Kenosha home for over 20 years.  During his time in the service, Franklin [...]

Chief Miskinis updates community on efforts to arrest August rioters

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KENOSHA ⸺ Kenosha Police Chief Daniel Miskinis gave an update on his department’s efforts to arrest those who participated in riots in the city in August 2020. Miskinis also pointed out a fact that is sure to be bitter for some to swallow: Out of the 55 arrested for various crimes so far, Kenoshans make [...]

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 Police Department officer, passenger uninjured in rollover crash at 52nd Street and 22nd Avenue Sunday

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KENOSHA ⸺ A vehicle struck a Kenosha Police Department SUV at the intersection of 52nd Street and 22nd Avenue Sunday, shutting down the intersection for a period of time. https://www.facebook.com/100045469393154/videos/1759714507540695 According to Sgt. Leo Viola of the KPD, emergency personnel responded to the scene at approximately 1:15 p.m. The investigation showed that, prior to the [...]

#HumanityCenteredSaturday: Officer Friendly wants entire community to work together toward a better future

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KENOSHA ⸺ Everyone knows of Officer Friendly in Kenosha, although many forget about the human behind the Kenosha Police Department uniform.  The new Officer Friendly in town, Tyler Cochran, does a great job trying to engage the community.  For as long as Cochran can remember, he has wanted to be an active member in his [...]

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 [...]

Kenosha police seeking information on Tuesday shooting near Grace Lutheran Church

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KENOSHA ⏤ The Kenosha Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating one or more suspects involved in a shooting Tuesday that left a 19-year-old in critical condition. https://www.facebook.com/olfashionednews/videos/10159591355598013 According to a KPD release Wednesday morning, officers were called to the 5900 block of 20th Avenue around 9:15 p.m. Wednesday night. There, near the [...]

Williams Bay man killed in Kenosha County crash

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TOWN OF PARIS ⏤ A multi-vehicle crash in Paris killed a 41-year-old Williams Bay man this morning, Feb. 19.  According to a release from Sgt. David Wright of the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, deputies, detectives and multiple fire and rescue personnel responded to the accident at 7:19 a.m. Friday.  The response included personnel from Paris, [...]