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Date: September 30, 2013
Subject: Injury Accident 13-31828
Authority: Sgt. Beres
On the above date at 3:23pm the Sheriff’s Office was notified of a single vehicle rollover accident in the area of Slinger Road and Sherman Road in the Town of Polk. Lifestar Ambulance and Slinger Fire Department were dispatched along with deputies from the Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office requested a squad from the Slinger Police Department respond as well to check for injuries.
Upon arrival, the officer from Slinger reported the driver of the vehicle was moving, but would need to be extricated from the vehicle. Slinger Fire Department requested Flight for Life respond to the scene as well as Hartford Fire Department to assist in landing Flight for Life.
The driver was a 20-year old Richfield man and he was the sole occupant of the vehicle involved. He was extricated from the vehicle and flown to Froedtert Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The vehicle involved was northbound on Slinger Road when the driver lost control of the vehicle. It went off the east shoulder, overturned twice and came to rest on the roof with the driver inside. This matter is still under investigation so no further information is being released at this time, but speed does appear to be a contributing factor in the accident.
Date: September 16, 2013
Subject: Suspect Arrested in Residential Fire Investigation
Authority: Lt Robert Konstanz
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office, working in conjunction with the Department of Justice -- Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) Arson Bureau, has made an arrest in regards to a residential fire in the early morning hours of August 25, 2013, at 527 Franklin St. in the Village of Newburg.
An origin and cause investigation has been conducted, which indicates the fire was intentionally set. The suspect, Sean Michael Regan (DOB 06-11-90) of Newburg, has been charged in Washington County Circuit Court with Arson of a Building without the Owner’s Consent, Burglary, 1st Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety and Criminal Damage to Property. The damage to the residence is estimated between $200,000 and $220,000. Regan remains jailed with a $50,000 cash bond.
For more information see the criminal complaint filed in this matter.
Date: September 16, 2013
Case: Accident 13-30051
Authority: Captain Steve Gonwa
Washington County suffered its fifth (5th) traffic fatality of 2013 following a four vehicle rear end collision on Hwy 33 west of Aurora Rd. in the Town of Addison. The accident occurred at 8:15 a.m.
Four vehicles were travelling westbound on Hwy 33 and were stopped in the westbound lane at a traffic control point in the Hwy 33 construction zone. The control point was manned by an employee of the construction crew who was using a portable stop sign to control the flow of westbound traffic. The stop sign was directing for westbound traffic to stop.
The rear-most vehicle stopped in traffic was a sedan operated by a 33 year old West Bend woman. A 50 year old woman, also from West Bend, was a passenger in the front passenger seat.
A westbound SUV operated by a 22 year old West Bend woman failed to stop for the vehicles stopped in traffic. The SUV collided with the sedan causing it to strike the next vehicle in line and then skid across the lanes of traffic and enter the eastbound ditch line. That next vehicle in line then rear ended one additional vehicle that was stopped in traffic.
The passenger in the sedan was pronounced dead at the scene by the Washington County Medical Examiner. The driver of the sedan was transported with non-life threatening injuries to Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee by West Bend Rescue. The driver of the SUV was transported with non-life threatening injuries to St. Josephs Hospital in West Bend by Allenton Rescue. The drivers of the other two vehicles declined treatment for any injuries. Allenton Fire Department responded for assistance at the scene.
Inattentive driving by the operator of the SUV is believed to have been a contributing factor in the accident. The accident is being investigated by the Washington County Sheriff’s Accident Reconstruction Team.
Date: September 14, 2013
Subject: Richfield Fire
Authority: Sgt. Randy Boudry
A Village of Richfield fire caused estimated $200,000 damage to a home and contents on Saturday morning. The fire on Friess Lake Rd. was reported to authorities at 8:25 am on 9-14-2013. One of the homeowners sustained minor burns to both arms as he attempted to extinguish the fire. He was transported to an area hospital for treatment.
Fire departments responding and assisting were Richfield, Germantown, Jackson, Slinger and Lisbon. No firefighters were hurt while at the scene.
The cause of the fire is still undetermined and is being investigated by the Sheriff’s Office and Richfield Fire Department.
Passage to a section of the road was closed for several hours as the fire departments fought the fire.
Date: September 6, 2013
Case: Sheriff's Office Robot Deployed
Authority: Sheriff Dale Schmidt
ROBOT PROVIDES INFO TO RESOLVE HIGH RISK INCIDENTS
Sheriff’s Deputies used the department robot this past weekend to help end a potential high risk incident in the Town of Trenton.
A concerned person called the Sheriff’s Office on Monday to report her friend was suicidal. She also said she had seen a gun at the residence recently. When the man would not answer phone calls, Deputies opened the door under community caretaker laws and sent in the robot with a camera. The man was observed asleep and unarmed. Deputies then entered and contacted the man who was taken into custody for Bail Jumping due to his intoxication.
The robot was also used on a high risk call call in July in the Village of Germantown. In that incident, Germantown Police officers were conducting a welfare check on a subject when they heard a gunshot inside the residence. The Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team was called to resolve the incident. After receiving no answer on phone calls, the robot was used to look for the subject inside the residence. Deputies could see on camera that the stairs had been blocked with furniture. The robot was then put on a first story roof and the camera was used to peer into a second story bedroom window. The subject appeared to have taken his own life, and SWAT Officers then entered to confirm that.
The robot was purchased in 2011 to increase officer safety, and make better decisions regarding use of force in high risk incidents.
Date: September 3, 2013
Case: Lawn Mower Accident -13-28484
Authority: Sgt. Tim Kemps 414/1086
On September 3, 2013 at 7:11pm the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a 3 year old boy that was injured by a riding lawn mower at 4861 Lois Lane in the Town of West Bend. The Allenton Fire Department along with Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the scene.
The Allenton Fire Department requested assistance at the scene from the West Bend Fire Department. The child was taken by ambulance to St Joseph’s Hospital in the Town of Polk, and then flown to Children’s Hospital via Flight For Life. The child’s injuries are not believed to be life threatening.
A preliminary investigation revealed that the child was running behind the lawnmower and subsequently slipped and slid underneath the deck. The incident appears to be accidental.