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.
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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.
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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.
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Single Family House Fire 21-6250
02/23/2021
On Tuesday 2/23/2021 at approximately 1:05 am, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a house fire at a single family residence in the 6700 block of Alpine Dr in the Town of Addison. The fire was reported by one of the homeowners. The homeowners first reported observing active flames coming from the sunroom located at the rear of the residence. The homeowners were able to safely evacuate the residence along with their dog.
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Fatal Snowmobile Crash
02/16/2021
On February 16th 2021 at 10:35 PM the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a single snowmobile crash that occurred on the trail system in the area of Scenic Rd and Pioneer Rd in the Village of Richfield. The caller reported that the male operator of the snowmobile had struck a tree and was unconscious. Washington County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Richfield Fire and Rescue were dispatched to the scene.
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Pole Shed Fire
02/12/2021
On Friday, February 12, 2021, at 5:02 PM, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a semi-tractor engine compartment on fire inside a large pole shed at Kreilkamp Trucking, 6487 STH 175 in the Town of Addison.
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Structure Fire
02/09/2021
On Tuesday February 9, 2021 at 10:46 am a passerby reported to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office that a garage was on fire in the 3000 block of Kettle Moraine Road in the Town of Hartford. The caller reported that heavy smoke could be seen coming from the structure. A short time later the Washington County Dispatch Center received a 911 call from the homeowner reporting the garage fire.
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Update to Town of Kewaskum Homicide
02/09/2021
Today, the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigations, identified the individual killed during a shootout with a Washington County deputy on Wednesday, February 3, 2021, as 30-year-old Nicholas S. Pingel of West Bend. The sheriff’s office confirmed that Nicholas Scott Pingel is the lone suspect involved in the crime spree immediately leading up to the officer-involved shooting that ended the threat to the community that day.
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Town of Kewaskum Homicides
02/05/2021
Washington County Sheriff’s Office investigators are continuing to piece together the tragic events that occurred on Forest View Road in the Town of Kewaskum on Wednesday afternoon which resulted in the deaths of three Washington County men.
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Home Invasion/Officer Involved Shooting 21-4120
02/03/2021
On Wednesday February 3, 2021 at approximately 2:50 p.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office received a landline 911 phone call from a resident in the 8100 Block of Forest View Road in the Town of Kewaskum reporting a subject that forced his way into the residence demanding the keys to a vehicle.
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Fatal Sledding Accident
01/23/2021
On Saturday, January 23, 2021, at 3:53 PM, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a sledding accident at Camp Awana, 9025 Camp Awana Road in the Town of Farmington, Washington County. The caller reported a 50 year female veered off course down the sledding hill and crashed into a brush area and several trees. The subject was ejected from the inner tube and was laying unresponsive on the ground at the bottom of the hill.
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Case: Community Notification
01/19/2021
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.
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Structure Fire
01/18/2021
On January 18, 2021, at approximately 2:08 a.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a pole building fire in the 3800 block of Mayfield Rd in the Town of Polk. The homeowner reported the fire. There were multiple people occupying the home on the property that was approximately fifteen feet from the fire. The home was safely evacuated.
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Outbuilding/Garage Fire
01/10/2021
Today at 3:13 am, the Sheriff’s Office received a report of heavy smoke and flames coming from the area of Addison Road and Aurora Road in the Town of Hartford. The first arriving Deputy determined it was coming from a fully engulfed garage type outbuilding at a business in the 5200 block of Aurora Rd. The St. Lawrence Fire Department was paged and the call was upgraded to a MABAS call. Fire Departments from Allenton, Hartford, Slinger, Kohlsville, Richfield, Jackson and West Bend responded to assist along with Lifestar Ambulance.
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Shed Fire
01/02/2021
On the above date at 11:01am the Sheriff’s Office was notified of a shed fire at 1836 Western Ave in the Town of Jackson. The caller reported the roof of the shed was fully engulfed. Deputies were dispatched along with Jackson Fire Department. The first Deputy arrived confirming smoke and flames coming from the roof and verified there was no animals or people inside the building.
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Case: Child Pornography Arrest 20-37838
12/18/2020
Brady J Wycklendt, 33, was charged last week in Washington County Circuit Court with 15 counts of possession of child pornography as well as several drug charges. He was arrested on the morning of December 9th by Washington County Sheriff's investigators after a search warrant was executed at his Town of Polk residence. Numerous electronic devices, a marijuana grow operation and a small number of prescription pills were seized during the raid.
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Case: Home Invasion 20-34264
12/02/2020
Charges were filed in Washington County Circuit Court on Monday against a 26-year-old Milwaukee man and 51-year-old Milwaukee women. These charges are the culmination of a 6-week, multi-jurisdictional investigation, led by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office into a home invasion robbery that occurred in the Village of Richfield on October 23rd.
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2/11/2021 Community Notification
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.
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Update-Home Invasion/Officer Involved Shooting
As of 11 p.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigations remain in the area of this complex crime scene that spans approximately .6 miles of Forestview Road in the Town of Kewaskum.
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