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NOTICE:

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).


Date: 1-31-2018

Incident #: Injury Crash 18-4524

 Authority: Sgt. Robertson           

 

On January 31st, 2018 at 4:38 p.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a possible impaired driver on USH 45 northbound from the area of Hwy 145. Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to attempt to intercept the vehicle. The Sheriff’s office received multiple calls in regards to the poor driving of the suspect vehicle. At 4:45 p.m. the Sheriff’s office was notified that the suspect vehicle crossed over the median and struck a southbound vehicle head-on. The southbound vehicle did briefly start on fire however, was quickly put out by a passer-by and his personal fire extinguisher. Sheriff’s Deputies and rescue personnel from the Jackson Fire Department were subsequently dispatched to the scene.

 The driver of the northbound vehicle was transported by Jackson Rescue to St. Joseph’s hospital then flown via Flight for Life to Froedtert Hospital. The driver of the southbound vehicle is being treated at a local hospital for non-life threating injuries.

 USH 45 southbound between Paradise and Pleasant Valley rd. was closed for approximately one hour and twenty minutes to facilitate rescue, investigation, and clean-up efforts.

 At this time, driver impairment appears to be a contributing factor. However, the accident remains under investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

 

 

 


Date:               January 29, 2018
Incident#:       18-3705
Authority:      Capt. Bruce Theusch

UPDATE:

The Sheriff’s Office is releasing the name of the 36 year old man fatally injured in the farm accident on January 26, 2018.  The deceased has been identified as Erick Medina Castellano, from the Village of Kewaskum.

On Friday, January 26, 2018 at approximately 1:44 a.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a male subject trapped under a large compacted bale of corn stalks at a farm located in the 8700 block of Forest View Rd. in the Town of Kewaskum.  Deputies and Rescue Personnel from the Kewaskum Fire Department were subsequently dispatched to the scene.  Shortly after they arrived, the victim, a 36 year old Village of Kewaskum man, was determined to be deceased.  The circumstances appear accidental.  No further information will be released at this time as the matter remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office.


Date:              January 26, 2018
Incident #:     18-3705 
Authority:      Lt. Robert Stuesser

On Friday, January 26, 2018 at approximately 1:44 a.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a male subject trapped under a large compacted bale of corn stalks at a farm located in the 8700 block of Forest View Rd. in the Town of Kewaskum.  Deputies and Rescue Personnel from the Kewaskum Fire Department were subsequently dispatched to the scene.  Shortly after they arrived, the victim, a 36 year old Village of Kewaskum man, was determined to be deceased.  The circumstances appear accidental.  No further information will be released at this time as the matter remains under investigation by the Sheriff’s Office

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