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In compliance with the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in Senne v. Village of Palatine, 695F3d597 (7th Circuit, 2012), and the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (“DPPA”), 18 U.S.C. §2721 et.seq., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office is no longer releasing personal information under the DPPA unless it falls under a permissible use. Personal information obtained from the Department of Motor Vehicles, including an individual’s date of birth, drivers license number, social security number, home address, telephone number, photograph and medical or disability information is prohibited from disclosure unless one of the permissible uses applies. Permissible uses are listed in 18 U.S.C. 2721 (b).The above restrictions do not apply to Wisconsin accident reports released in compliance with applicable Wisconsin law.

Date:                           August 16th, 2017
Incident Number:       2017-30033
Authority:                   Capt. Bruce Theusch


At 7:28 am this morning, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office took Brian Scott Olson into custody on Holy Hill grounds in the Town of Erin.   Olson’s vehicle was also located on the grounds.  No further information is being released at this time.

Date:                           August 15th, 2017
Incident Number:      2017-30033
Authority:                  Capt. Bruce Theusch

Washington County Sheriff’s Office Authorities are actively investigating an incident which occurred on Wexford Circle in the Village of Richfield.  On August 14th at 8:26 PM the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from the residence reporting a 13 year old suffered severe head injuries while mowing the lawn at his parent’s residence.  The boy was found by his father unresponsive and unconscious.  Richfield Rescue responded to the scene and transported the boy to Children’s Hospital.

Authorities believe the injuries received to the boy were an intentional act done by another individual.  The Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public’s help in locating a person of interest and his vehicle. The person of interest is identified as:

Brian Scott Olson                              
Date of Birth 09/26/1970

Brian Olson should be operating a 2005 Orange Chevrolet Cavalier plate number 173-URL.  Please do not approach Olson and notify local authorities with any information.


Date: August 5th 2017
Case: UPDATE - Motorcycle Accident 2017-26445
Authority: Lt. Ryan Herman

On July 17th 2017, a Village of Germantown man identified as Dante M Beal (19 YOA) was involved in a serious injury accident while operating his motorcycle on STH 167/Holy Hill Rd west of CTH CC in the Town of Erin. On
August 4th the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified by Froedtert
Hospital of Dante Beal not surviving his injuries sustained from the July 17th crash.

This is the 4th fatal accident of 2017 in Washington County.


Date:  August 5th 2017
Case:  Crash Press Release – 17-28931
Authority:  Lt. Ryan Herman

This afternoon a 90 year old Florida man became the 5th traffic fatality of 2017 in Washington County. On August 5th 2017 at 1:52pm the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an injury accident at the intersection of CTH XX and Jay Road in the Town of Farmington. Provided information was elderly patients and two vehicles involved. One vehicle had stopped in the ditch off the road and the second remained on the shoulder of the road. While responding we were notified of serious injury and one operator trapped in his vehicle.

Upon deputy arrival, members of the Boltonville Fire Department were on scene assisting with medical triage of three patients and extrication of one operator. Boltonville was further assisted by the Kewaskum Fire and Rescue and West Bend Rescue/Intercept.

Initial investigation revealed the deceased man was operating his vehicle eastbound on Jay Road with a female passenger who was also from Florida. His vehicle was observed stopped at the stop sign controlling eastbound traffic on Jay Road. As he was stopped witnesses observed a southbound vehicle on CTH XX approaching Jay Road. This southbound vehicle did not have traffic control at the intersection, such as a stop sign. At this time, for an unknown reason, the eastbound vehicle operated east into the intersection and was struck by the southbound vehicle in a ‘T’ bone manner. As a result both vehicles sustained significant damage. Failure to yield right-of-way from the stop sign was the cause of this crash and speed and alcohol are not factors.

The eastbound operator is deceased while his passenger suffered significant injury and was transported.

The southbound operator suffered minor injury and was not transported.

The crash is under investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

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