Press Releases

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).

Press releases archive after 60 days and are removed from site after 120 days:
Link to Archive

 

 

Timothy Cynor
4/27/2021 Community Notification
04/27/2021
The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is releasing the following information pursuant to WI Statute 301.46(2m) which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s release when, in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety, awareness and protection. The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense. Further, his criminal history places him in a classification level which reflects a low potential to re-offend.
Read More
clear
4/21/2021 Multi-Vehicle Crashes on I41
04/21/2021
WEST BEND, Wis. – Today at 11:13 a.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center began taking a series of 911 calls from motorists on I41 near CTH D in the Town of Wayne for a multi-vehicle crash involving both passenger vehicles and commercial motor vehicles. Kohslville Fire Department was the lead fire department in this incident, and no major injuries were reported. Substantial traffic delays ensued as several commercial motor vehicles needed to be removed from the traffic lanes and I41 southbound was closed at STH 28.
Read More
clear
Officer Involved Shooting Decision
03/18/2021
WEST BEND, Wis. - The Washington County District Attorney’s Office reviewed the independent police investigation relating to the fatal police shooting of Nicholas S. Pingel, age 30, of West Bend by an on-duty Washington County sheriff’s deputy. That independent investigation was conducted by the Wisconsin Department of Justice - Division of Criminal Investigations as a result of an incident on February 3, 2021 in the Town of Kewaskum. On that date, deputies responded to the 8100 block of Forest View Rd for a violent crime spree committed by the suspect that left two innocent Washington County men dead.
Read More
clear
Erin Parade Information
03/15/2021
The Town of Erin St. Patrick’s Day parade will be held on Wednesday, March 17th. The parade will begin at 11:00 AM. Starting at 10:00am, only people going to the parade will be allowed to pass barricades northbound on CTH K. Pending vehicular and pedestrian traffic on the parade route, the 10:00am time may be adjusted. The Sheriff’s Office in cooperation with the Town of Erin, has taken steps to ensure that the parade route and surrounding highways will be as safe as possible for motorists and pedestrians.
Read More
clear
West Bend Lakes Fire
03/14/2021
On Sunday, March 14, 2021, at 1:51 PM, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a structure fire at West Bend Lakes, 1241 STH 33 in the Town of Trenton.
Read More
clear