The Kenosha County Drug Operations Group (K-DOG) executed a search warrant in the 350 block of 48th Street today. The suspect, a 48-year-old man, was arrested on two counts of Delivery of Cocaine and one count of Possession with Intent to Deliver Cocaine, and was found in possession of 3 grams of crack cocaine in eight individual baggies, a Sheriff’s Department press release said.
At 2:01 p.m., Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue is responding to a report to a crash at the Premium Outlets shopping center.
Dispatch says there reportedly are injuries.
- Alderperson Michael Orth and former alderman, Everett Butler, were appointed by Mayor Keith Bosman to the Redevelopment Authority for a term to expire on November 15, 2015. James C. Greco was appointed to the Police & Fire Commission for a term to expire on May 1, 2016.
- Claims related to the Jan. 10, 2011, house explosion were denied after the Council went into closed session for 10 minutes. Bosman stated that all claims will be denied. Alderperson Anthony Kennedy was the sole dissenting voter.
- Club Icon, 6305 120th Ave., was approved for its yearly cabaret license.
- Monkey Joe’s, 4237 Green Bay Rd. Kenosha, was approved for its amusement and recreation enterprise renewal license.
At about 2:50 p.m., Pleasant Prairie Rescue is responding to Prairie Lane School, 10717 47th Ave., Pleasant Prairie.
Dispatch reports that patient was a man who was a guest speaker at the school who passed out.
Public Welfare and Safety Committee addresses EMS medical billing, an ordinance regarding intimidation of public officials, and software being used by the police department
Here is a summary of the Kenosha Common Council Public Welfare and Safety Committee meeting from last week. Topics addressed included EMS medical billing, an ordinance regarding intimidation of public officials, and software being used by the police department:
A rather lengthy discussion took place regarding the Kenosha Lakeshore Business Improvement District at the Licensing and Permit Committee meeting earlier this week.
Jennifer Heim, chairman of the BID, and Lou Molitor, executive director of the Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce, spoke to the Committee.
Here is a report from the Kenosha Parks Commission meeting held earlier this week. Topics included the velodrome, a peddler cart, various festivals and fireworks:
At about 5:55 p.m., Pleasant Prairie Fire Department is responding to I-94 and Russell Road westbound (north) lanes for mutual aid to Newport (Ill.) Fire Department.
At 4:09 p.m., sheriff’s deputies and Somers Fire and Rescue are responding to a report of a crash in the 1700 block of Sheridan Road, Somers.
Dispatch says there are injuries being reported. Reportedly a vehicle rear-ended a bus, which did have children on board.
UPDATE 4:11 p.m. — A deputy responding to the scene says another crash may have happened at Sheridan and Washington Road due to a car trying to avoid the squad car. The squad car was not hit in the crash.
UPDATE 4:14 p.m. — Deputy on scene says no injuries being reported so far.
UPDATE 4:16 p.m. — Traffic being diverted onto Alford Park Drive to avoid scene.
Law enforcement agencies from throughout Kenosha County participated in the annual Kenosha Law Enforcement Memorial Service Wednesday in Kenosha.
The service is held each May to honor those in law enforcement who have died while serving the citizens of Kenosha. The memorial is located near the Kenosha Public Museum and Civil War Museum in Kenosha.
This year’s guest speaker was Chief Tony Barthuly of the Fond du Lac Police Department, who spoke of Officer Craig Birkholz, a Kenosha native and Fond du Lac police officer who was killed on duty March 20. Here is video of his comments about Birkholz and his family:
The National Weather Service has issud a severe thunderstorm warning for an area that includes Kenosha County.
The warning is effective until 4 p.m.
However, the projected track does not seem to include east of the interstate in Kenosha County as the storm is coming from Illinois and moving northeast.
UPDATE 4:01 p.m. — Emergency Management says the warning is now in effect until 4:30 p.m. Severe storms at Fox Lake, Ill. and moving northeast at 25 mph.
At 10:19 a.m., sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a two-vehicle crash in the northbund lanes of Green Gay Road (Highway 31) at about 46th Street.
The scene is blocking traffic.
The celebration includes the following:
- $.75 per hole green fees & $.75 per hole cart fees (Must make tee time for these rates). At these rates the cost for 9 holes would be $6.75 walking and $13.50 riding. At these rates the cost for 18 holes would be $13.50 walking and $27.00 riding. These rates will be valid at both courses from opening to 2 p.m., when twilight rates become available.
- $.75 hot dogs, candy bars, bags of chips, fountain sodas, bottled water and free popcorn.
- All week, all American meal specials with American food items at the bar and grills will be offered.
- A participation prize for all golfers will include coupons for a discount on a future round of golf (current local coupon), the driving range at Brighton Dale (buy one bucket get one free), 10% off future lessons, food and beverage at the clubhouse ( buy an entrée and get a free appetizer) and 25% off golf shop apparel.
On Friday, there will be a one-day celebration party that will include:
Gov. Scott Walker was in Kenosha Monday to announce a $20,700 grant to the Western Kenosha Kiwanis Club and the Kenosha Area Visitors and Convention Bureau to help market the Taste of Wisconsin festival to be held along the Kenosha Harbor July 29-31.
“I am honored to present this grant to the Kiwanis Club of Western Kenosha for Taste of Wisconsin,” Walker said. “This annual family event that rests on the shores of Lake Michigan hosts much of what Wisconsin has to offer – good times and great food. The $1.2 million dollars in estimated economic impact for the Kenosha Area makes this grant a good investment for Wisconsin.”
Walker made the announcement at a press conference at the Kenosha Public Museum. Most of the grant money will be used to market the event to northern Illinois residents.
A four-hour class is being offered by Kenosha’s Coast Guard Auxiliary on Saturday, May 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gander Mountain, 6801 120th Ave., Kenosha.
Paddle-Sports America is a stimulating safety course designed to attract the novice paddle enthusiasts. This four-hour course presents a myriad of safety information including: know your paddlecraft; before you get underway, transporting your paddlecraft, dressing for a safe trip, loading gear in a canoe or kayak; storing paddle craft, operating your paddlecraft safely, the U. S. Aids to Navigation System (ATONS), learning about local hazards on waterways, legal requirements of boating, Homeland Security restrictions; boating emergencies; minimizing the risk of drowning, handling weather emergencies.
So, if you’re looking forward to putting your boat in the water, start preparing today with the Paddle-Sports America Course. Your investment will be $15 per person and $10 per person for each additional family member.
Reservations are required and may be made by calling Tim Caufield at 262-492-6479 or emailing him at [email protected].
At about 3:48 p.m., Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash in the 7900 block of 75th Street (Highway 50).
Kindergarten and first grade boys are invited to learn what Tiger Scouts and Cub Scouts are all about. There will be fun and games for the boys and information for the parents..
If you have a son who is currently in grades 1 to 4 and not in Scouting, they can register for Scouting and can participate in summer Tiger activities.
Cost to join is $25, which includes registration fee, regatta (sailboat) kit, summer activities, book and patch.
Call Jim Reeder at 262-632-1655 ext. 21.