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Kenosha Police arrest suspect in shooting

/Photo by Earlene Frederick

/Photo by Earlene Frederick

Kenosha Police issued the following statement regarding a shooting we originally reported on Sunday:
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Kenosha Police seek help in locating missing adult

The Kenosha Police Department has issued the following press release:

The City of Kenosha Police Department is requesting assistance in locating a missing adult. Christina Guild was last seen at a residential location in the City of Kenosha on 12-29-12 at approximately 0200 hours. Christina is described as a white female, 19 years of age, 5’08”, 150 pounds, and was last seen wearing gray sweatpants and a black jacket. Due to the length of time with no contact and that she suffered an injury as a child, family members are concerned for her welfare. Christina has a noticeable limp in her right leg. Anyone having contact with Christina is asked to contact the City of Kenosha Police Department at (262) 656-1234, or contact your local law enforcement agency.

UPDATE 1/16/2012 — Police announced that Guild has been found.

Unit responding to Public Safety Building for medical call

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At 3:32 p.m., a Kenosha Fire Department medical unit is responding to the Public Safety Building for a medical call.

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Units responding to report of shooting in Kenosha

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At 3:15 p.m., Kenosha Fire Department units and police are responding to a report of a possible shooting in the 3500 block of 48th Street, in Kenosha.

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Units responding to crash in Pleasant Prairie

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At 6:43 p.m., Pleasant Prairie Fire Department units are responding to a report of a crash in the 6200 block of Green Bay Road, in Somers.

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Units responding to crash on Green Bay Road

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At 10:57 a.m., Kenosha Fire Department units and city police officers are responding to a report of a crash on Green Bay Road, in Kenosha. I’m not sure what the cross street is yet.

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Somers responding with mutual aid to Racine County fire

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At 9:31 a.m., Somers Fire and Rescue is responding to a box alarm call for mutual aid from the South Shore Fire Department for a structure fire in the 6800 block of Durand Avenue in Racine County.

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Crash in Pleasant Prairie takes out railroad signal

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/Earlene Frederick photo

A two-vehicle crash at about 12:30 am Friday in Pleasant Prairie took down a railroad signal.

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Fire damages basement of Kenosha home

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/Earlene Frederick photo

A fire heavily damaged the basement of a home in the 6600 block of 100th Avenue in Kenosha early this morning.

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Units responding to hotel for water flow

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At about 9:30 p.m., Kenosha Fire Department units are responding to a report of a water flow alarm at a hotel in the 7200 block of 122nd Avenue, in Kenosha.

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Kenosha Police investigating New Year’s Eve shooting

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/Earlene Frederick photo

The Kenosha Police Department has issued the following statement regarding a shooting on New Year’s Eve:

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Units responding to crash on I-94

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At about 12:50 p.m., a sheriff’s deputy is responding to a report of a crash in the northbound lanes of I-94 at the Highway 158 overpass, in Kenosha.

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Units responding to oven fire in Kenosha

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At 11:48 a.m., Kenosha Fire Department units and city police officers are responding to a report of an oven fire in the 4700 block of 29th Avenue, in Kenosha.

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Slippery conditions on I-94 cause multiple crashes; one driver critically injured

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/Earlene Frederick photo

Slippery conditions on I-94 caused multiple crashes this morning on I-94 near Highway C.

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department released the following statement on the situation, including one crash that resulted in critical injuries to one man:
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Units responding to car fire on I-94

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At 2:32 p.m., Somers Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a car fire on I-94.

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Units responding to crash in Pleasant Prairie

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At about 5:15 p.m., Pleasant Prairie Fire and Rescue units and village police are responding to a report of a crash at 94th Street and Wilmot Road, in Pleasant Prairie.

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Police and Fire Department retirements and promotions

Kenosha-Police-Dept-Badge-Logo-webKenosha Fire Department LogoOn Tuesday morning, there were several retirements approved by the Police and Fire Commission.  Those retirements are listed below, along with their years of service in parentheses:

  • Detective Kenneth Kopesky’s retirement effective December 31, 2012 (42).  Kopesky is the fifty longest-serving member in the history of the Kenosha Police Department.
  • Line Captain John Kiel’s retirement effective December 31, 2012 (33).
  • Fire House Captain Kenneth Walton’s retirement effective December 31, 2012 (32).

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Man charged in Kenosha bank robbery

The Kenosha Police Department is distributing the following statement regarding the charging of a person in connection with a Kenosha bank robbery earlier this week:
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Person killed in train-car crash identified

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department has identified the person killed in a train-car crash last night in Somers as Erik S. Johnson, 20, of Kenosha.

From the Sheriff’s Department statement:
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Units responding to vehicle vs. train crash in Somers: one person killed

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At 9:13 p.m., Somers Fire and Rescue units and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash involving a vehicle and a train at Highway A and the Canadian Pacific, in Somers.

Crash was reported by the train crew. Train was estimated to be traveling between 75 to 80 mph at time of impact.

UPDATE 9:24 p.m. — Deputy blocking westbound traffic on Highway A at Highway EA.

UPDATE 11:43 p.m. — From the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department:

On 12-20-12 at 2110 hrs Kenosha County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the 8000 block of CTH A /7th St with Somers Fire and Rescue in the Town of Somers for a crash involving an Amtrak train and a Jeep Cherokee. Initial reports indicate that a Jeep Cherokee was traveling eastbound on CTH A as the northbound train approached. The Jeep Cherokee did not initially slow or attempt to stop for the lights and crossing gates according to witnesses. When the Jeep did attempt to stop it was too late. The vehicle slid on the snow covered and slippery road about 150 feet off the road, through the ditch and up onto the train tracks. The driver was the only occupant of the Jeep. The driver was fatally injured in the crash. The driver’s name is being withheld pending notification of family members. There were 89 passengers on the train with three crew members. No one on the train reported any injury. Buses were brought in to remove the passengers. The train was heading from Chicago to Milwaukee. Other Amtrak service is being disrupted by this crash for at least a few hours.

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Bell asked Police/Fire Commission to request FBI investigation

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At this morning’s Police and Fire Commission meeting, Michael M. Bell, retired Air Force lieutenant colonel and 21-year resident of Kenosha, requested that the commissioners contact the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to conduct an investigation into the patterns and practices of the Kenosha Police Department.  On Friday, Bell sent a portion of the affidavits discovered by his investigative team to the commissioners, to the FBI, and to the attorney general’s office.

Bell spoke during the citizen’s comments portion of the meeting.  He said that on November 9, 2004, his son, Michael E. Bell, was shot by police.  Bell said that there were eight people standing there on the day his son was shot, four police officers, and four eye witnesses.  “No one saw my son’s hand on any weapon,” he said.  He relayed the story of a nurse, who said that she heard gun shots and one of the police officers say, “What the hell did you do that for?” and “Get help now!”  Bell claims there was a cover up, and that the chief of police and top administrators were involved.  He then asked that the lead of his investigative team, Ira Robins, speak.

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A Christmas poem to keep you safe

Twas the NightThis is the latest in a series of articles that will regularly appear on KenoWi.com from Kenosha Police Department Crime Prevention Unit Officers Jeff Wamboldt and Ron Francis:

With the holidays fast approaching and 2012 soon coming to an end, we thought we would write a special safety article for the season.

Together with Officer Friendly, Dennis Walsh, we wrote this poem based on “T’was the Night Before Christmas.”  We hope you enjoy it.  Have a safe and happy holiday season.

T’was the Night of the Break-In

T’was the night of the break-in, I again case your house.
I had cased it for weeks, quiet like a mouse.
There were no lights on, you had no alarm.
You made it so easy for me to do harm.
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Units responding to smoke odor in Kenosha home

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At 6:40 a.m., Kenosha Fire Department units are responding to a report of strong odor of smoke in a home in the 5500 block of 32nd Avenue, in Kenosha.

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Units responding to rollover crash in Somers

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At 9:59 p.m., Somers Fire and Rescue and sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a crash in the 10800 block of Highway S in Somers.

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Units responding to crash on Pershing Boulevard

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At 6:10 p.m., Kenosha Fire Department units and city police officers are responding to a report of a crash in the 6200 block of Pershing Boulevard in Kenosha.

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Units responding to report of fire in Kenosha

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/Earlene Frederick photo

At about 11 a.m., Kenosha Fire Department units are responding to a report of a fire in the 5300 block of 34th Avenue, in Kenosha.

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Units responding to report of smoke at Carthage College

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At about 11:17 p.m., Kenosha Fire Department units are responding to a report of smoke in a building at Carthage College in Kenosha.

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Units responding to crash in Somers

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At 5:20 p.m., Somers Fire and Rescue units are responding to a report of a crash in the 4800 block of Highway L, in Somers.

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Unit responding to Indian Trail Academy for medical call

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At 7:55 a.m., a Kenosha Fire Department medical unit is responding to Indian Trail Academy in Kenosha for a medical call.

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Units responding to report of gun shot victim

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At about 8:06 p.m., Kenosha Fire Department units and city police officers are responding to a report of man who has been shot in the leg at 53rd Street and 24th Avenue, in Kenosha.

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