Pleasant Prairie

Units responding to down motorcyclist

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At 11:57 p.m., Pleasant Prairie Police officers are responding to a report of a motorcyclist down in the 7400 block of 75th Street (Highway 50), in Pleasant Prairie.

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Pleasant Prairie Police seize marijuana plants

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Pleasant Prairie Police have issued a new release regarding a marijuana plant seizure in the village:

On Monday, August 6, at approximately 11:00 a.m., Pleasant Prairie Police received a report of marijuana plants growing in a vacant field in the area of Springbrook Court west of 39th Avenue. Officers investigated the report and contacted the property owner. With the property owner’s permission, officers entered the field and seized 15 potted marijuana plants. The plants have an estimated street value of $15,000. Pleasant Prairie Police are currently conducting an investigation. Anyone with information related to this matter is asked to contact the Pleasant Prairie Police Department at (262) 694-7353, or Kenosha Area Crime Stoppers at (262) 656-7333.

Units responding to fire at business in Pleasant Prairie

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At 3:43 p.m., Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and village police officers are responding to report of a fire at a business in the 8200 block of 100th Street in Pleasant Prairie.

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Planting the fall vegetable garden

Visit the teaching gardens at Prairie Springs Park and learn how to extend your vegetable garden through fall by planting cool season vegetables.  Come and ask questions about your home garden or yard.

Barb Larson, Kenosha County UW-Extension Horticulture Educator, and Master Gardener volunteers will be at Prairie Springs Park, right by the baseball field on the west side of Lake Andrea on Tuesday, the 14th of August.  The talk begins at 5:30 p.m., and they will be around for questions until about 6:30 p.m.

Units responding to crash on I-94 south of Highway 50

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At 9:14 p.m., sheriff’s deputies and units from Kenosha Fire Department, Bristol Fire and Rescue, Somers Fire and Rescue, Paris Fire Department, and Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue are responding to a report of a crash involving a car and a semi-tractor trailer in the southbound lanes of I-94, just south of Highway 50.

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Storm headed our way

At 4:45 p.m., the National Weather Service has issued a special weather statement for our area for a storm that is coming into the area.

The storm is expected to reach downtown Kenosha and Pleasant Prairie by about 5 p.m.

In this storm, winds may be as high as 40 mph, and there may be hail.

Units responding to crash in Pleasant Prairie

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At 2:39 p.m., Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and village police officers are responding to a report of a crash in the 7700 block of Highway 50 (75th Street), in Pleasant Prairie.

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Police round-up loose cattle in Pleasant Prairie

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Some Pleasant Prairie Police officers can now add cowboy to the list of the many duties they can be called upon to perform in the course of a day.

Some officers there spent a good part of their afternoon today trying to figure out where as many as 16 head of cattle had come from and how to get them home.

Scanner transmissions seemed to indicate they belonged to a property in the area of the 8900 block of Cooper Road.

Storm-related calls being answered by fire departments and police

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Here is a roundup of some storm-related incidents being handled by fire departments and police officers.

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Units responding to crash on Highway 50 in Pleasant Prairie

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At 12:41 p.m., Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue and village police officers are responding to a report of a crash in the 11800 block of Highway 50 (75th Street), in Pleasant Prairie.

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Storm-related emergency calls

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With the thunderstorm passing over Kenosha, local emergency services personnel have begun answering storm-releated calls:

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Units respond to crash in Pleasant Prairie

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Kenosha Fire Department and Pleasant Prairie Fire Department units, along with police officers, responded to a crash in the 7000 block of Highway 50 (75th Street) Thursday, at about 3:15 p.m.

The crash involved three vehicles and involved injuries. It caused a significant traffic backup, according to a source at the scene.

Fireworks cancelled, but Prairie Family Days to continue this weekend

Due to unusually dry and unsafe conditions, the Prairie Family Days fireworks display has been postponed until a later date. The future date of the fireworks will be dependent upon receiving ample rain to safely launch the fireworks display.

“While we regret that the conditions won’t allow us to proceed with the fireworks display at this time, we’d still love to invite the public out for fun, food, music and more,” commented Chris Lopour, Communications Director for the Village. “In addition to several family-oriented activities, we’ll have over forty craft fair vendors, two live bands, great food vendors, community businesses and charitable organizations joining us this year. We invite everyone out to enjoy some time at Family Days.”

Prairie Family Days will take place at a new location inside Prairie Springs Park in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin, on Saturday, July 21.

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Pleasant Prairie Police investigating armed robbery

Pleasant Prairie Police are investigating an armed robbery. Here is a statement released by the department:

On Tuesday, July 10, at approximately 8:00 p.m., police were called to a business in the 4400 block of 75th Street in response to a robbery. An employee reported being pepper-sprayed and ordered to open a cash register. The suspects were gone prior to the police arriving. Officers learned that four black males had entered the business, two at a time. One individual pepper-sprayed an employee and attempted to open a cash register. A second individual displayed a silver pistol as the employee was ordered to open a cash register. The four individuals took an undisclosed amount of cash and merchandise. A maroon, late-model Chevrolet Impala and a silver, late-model Chevrolet Malibu were seen leaving the business following the incident. Pleasant Prairie Police are currently investigating the incident. Anyone with information related to this matter is asked to contact the Pleasant Prairie Police Department at (262) 694-7353, or Kenosha Area Crime Stoppers at (262) 656-7333.

Master gardener provides tips

Raised bed with mulch

Barb Larson, Kenosha County UW-Extension Horticulture Educator, and master gardener volunteers were on hand at the Prairie Springs Park earlier this afternoon.  Larson gave a presentation entitled, “Gardening in the Hot Weather.”  Larson explained how placing organic mulch around your plants keeps the moisture in, which is very helpful in this heat.  She prefers straight compost, as opposed to soil and compost mixtures, for raised beds because it is easy to work in, and plants grow well in it.

Larson said that herbs are easy to grow, and require little to no fertilizer.  “In fact,” she said, “to ensure the most flavorful herbs, don’t fertilize.  The essential oils, which provide fragrance and flavor, will then be enhanced.”

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Units responding to burning in Pleasant Prairie

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At 8:29 p.m., Pleasant Prairie Fire Department units are responding to the 6600 block of 62nd Avenue, in Pleasant Prairie.

Pleasant Prairie is under a ban for all open burning due to dry conditions.

Units responding to crash in Pleasant Prairie

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At about 2:10 p.m., Pleasant Prairie Fire Department units and village police are responding to a report of a crash in the 3700 block of 128th Street, in Pleasant Prairie.

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Units responding to large grass fire on south side

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At 12:50 p.m., units from the Kenosha and Pleasant Prairie Fire Departments are on the scene of a large grass fire in the 7400 block of Bain Station Road.

Fire is along railroad tracks there. A pole may also be on fire.

There is a train on the tracks, but it is leaving the scene.

UPDATE 1:05 p.m. — Fire extinguished.

Man sought by Pleasant Prairie Police found in Nevada

The Pleasant Prairie Police released the following statement today regarding a man the department sought:

During late May the Pleasant Prairie Police Department sought the public’s help to locate 37-year old Bradford Charles Goar, of Racine, Wisconsin. Goar was wanted in connection with a home invasion and battery of a 35-year old Pleasant Prairie woman, who is the mother of Goar’s child. On Sunday, June 24, the Nevada State Patrol arrested Bradford Charles Goar in Washoe, Nevada. Bradford Goar is now awaiting extradition proceedings.

Units responding to large grass fire in Pleasant Prairie

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At about 6:55 p.m., Pleasant Prairie Fire Department units are responding to a report of a large grass fire in the 8300 block of 82nd Street, in Pleasant Prairie.

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Police seeking info on thefts from vehicles in Pleasant Prairie

Pleasant Prairie Police have issued the following press release:

On Monday, June 25, thirteen (13) reports of thefts from vehicles were received. Callers reported that vehicles parked in residential driveways had been entered and items had been removed without the owners’ consent. The thefts occurred sometime between Sunday evening, June 24, and Monday morning, June 25, in the area surrounding Cooper Road south of 75th Street. Items taken included various electronic items, cash, and change. Pleasant Prairie Police are now investigating the incidents. Anyone with information related to this matter is asked to contact the Pleasant Prairie Police Department at (262) 694-7353, or the Kenosha Area Crime Stoppers at (262) 656-7333.  Pleasant Prairie Police strongly encourage residents to remove valuables from their vehicles when leaving them unattended for any period of time.

Units responding to crash on Highway 50 in Pleasant Prairie

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At about 5:30 p.m., Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash in the 4400 block of Highway 50 (75th Street), in Pleasant Prairie.

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Units responding to report of grass fire

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At 1:04 p.m., Pleasant Prairie Fire Department is responding to a report of a large grass fire in the 4300 block of 97th Street in Pleasant Prairie.

UPDATE 1:06 p.m. — Police officer on scene reports fire is about 50 feet by 20 feet and not near any residences.

Units responding to crash on 75th Street, Pleasant Prairie

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At about 12:20 p.m., Pleasant Prairie police officers are responding to a report of a crash in the 4300 block of 75th Street, in Pleasant Prairie.

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Road closures announced for Pleasant Prairie Triathlon this weekend

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Pleasant Prairie village officials have announced some road closures in conjunction with this weekend’s Pleasant Prairie Triathlon.

The Pleasant Prairie Junior Triathlon will be held inside Prairie Springs Park on Saturday, June 23, with check in beginning at 7 a.m. Nearly 150 youth athletes are expected to participate. The Pleasant Prairie Triathlon will be held on Sunday, June 24, beginning at 6:30 a.m. More than 1,200 adult athletes are expected to compete.

With additional numbers of spectators and volunteers, officials anticipate up to 3,200 visitors over both days. RecPlex and Prairie Springs Park will host the event.

On Sunday, June 24, to provide for the safety of all involved, surrounding roads will be closed for the race from 6 a.m. until approximately noon. Residents and businesses in the area of the road closures are asked to please plan ahead for the closures. Roadways will be marked with the appropriate detours, and intersections throughout the course will be monitored for a safe flow of race traffic. No parking will be allowed on roads that are part of the course. All pets that are outdoors and adjacent to the race course should be leashed.

On Sunday, June 24, the following roads will be closed to through traffic:

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Pleasant Prairie PD announces release of sex offender

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The Pleasant Prairie Police Department is making notification of the release of convicted sex offender Eric J. Bish into the village.

Bish is to be moved to a residence in the 12100 block of Sheridan Road in Pleasant Prairie after being released from prison on June 19, 2012.

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Pleasant Prairie and Somers FDs issue burning ban

The fire departments in Pleasant Prairie and Somers have instituted a burning ban due to dry conditions, Bristol fire Chief Peter Parker reports.

Today’s action by the Somers and Pleasant Prairie fire departments was done in conjunction with bans in Bristol, Paris and Salem, in Western Kenosha County.

Pleasant Prairie explains water testing results

Pleasant Prairie has released the following statement regarding recent drinking water system results:
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Pleasant Prairie Police seeking hit and run vehicle

The Pleasant Prairie Police Department has released the following statement regarding a hit and run incident:

Pleasant Prairie Police are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a vehicle involved in a hit and run. The incident occurred on Monday, June 11, at approximately 9:15 p.m. on southbound Sheridan Road, near the intersection of 116th Street. A motorcyclist was stopped and waiting to make an eastbound turn onto 116th Street when he was struck from behind by a southbound vehicle. A witness reported that the vehicle was dark colored and had front-end damage. The vehicle that struck the motorcycle failed to stop and left the scene southbound on Sheridan Road. The motorcyclist was ejected from the motorcycle and was transported to Kenosha Hospital by Pleasant Prairie Fire & Rescue with non-life threatening injuries. Pleasant Prairie Police are now investigating the incident. Anyone with information related to this matter is asked to contact the Pleasant Prairie Police Department at (262) 694-7353, or Kenosha Area Crime Stoppers at (262) 656-7333.

Pleasant Prairie PD “Click It or Ticket” effort yields citations

Pleasant Prairie Police officers issued 37 citations for failure to fasten safety belts during the annual “Click It or Ticket” mobilization between May 21 and June 3.

While intensifying their safety belt enforcement for “Click It or Ticket,” officers also issued citations and made arrests during traffic stops for the following:

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