Over 50 volunteers to the Jail Chaplaincy of Kenosha were recognized for their giving and service to the inmates at the Kenosha County Correctional Facility at the group’s Second Annual Volunteer Recognition Evening on Thursday night, February 10th.
At 2:21 p.m., Kenosha Police Department officers and Sheriff’s Department deputies are looking for a female teenager with developmental disabilities last seen in the area of 47th Avenue and Washington Road that may have wandered away from her home.
She has been missing since about 2 p.m.
Description of the girl is short brown hair, wearing a red hat, red coat, black jeans and white tennis shoes with a green heel.
UPDATE 2:35 p.m. — Child has been located and is waiting with a family at a residence on 52nd Avenue. She is somewhat frightened that she will be “in trouble,” but otherwise OK, dispatch reports.
At 4:52 p.m., sheriff’s deputies are responding to a report of a two-vehicle crash at Green Bay Road and 60th Street, Somers.
Dispatch reports that crash involves a van and a car an is partially blocking southbound traffic.
UPDATE 4:54 p.m. — Dispatch reports to responding deputies that vehicles are pulling into a parking lot.
To keep the upcoming holiday season from becoming a time of tragedy, the Kenosha Sheriff’s Department will mobilize for the statewide “Booze and Belts” traffic safety campaign from Dec. 3 to 19th.
“During the Booze and Belts mobilization, our officers will be out in force to prevent needless traffic deaths and injuries by arresting drunken drivers and enforcing the mandatory safety belt law,” said Sheriff David Beth.
Law enforcement agencies throughout the state are cracking down on impaired and unbuckled motorists. Last year in Wisconsin, convictions for failure to fasten safety belts exceeded 100,000 for the first time in state history. There also were more than 45,000 drunken driving convictions last year in Wisconsin.
“We’re striving to save lives and prevent injuries; not to write more safety belt tickets or make more drunken driving arrests. We hope that people will voluntarily decide to buckle up and drive sober. But if they don’t, our intensified enforcement will increase the risks of getting caught,” said Sheriff David Beth.
“We will continue our enforcement and education efforts, like the Booze and Belts mobilization, until we attain our ultimate goal of zero preventable traffic deaths in Wisconsin.”
A Somers woman was killed Monday evening after being struck by a car near her home.
The crash occurred on Sheridan Road near Highway A in Somers at about 7:15 p.m. The pedestrian was identified as Denia Harris, 50, a resident of a nearby apartment complex.
According to a Sheriff’s Department press release: Continue reading
Sheriff David Beth presented awards today to deputies and community members who have demonstrated exceptional service to the mission of the department.
Deputy Christopher Rydelski was recognized for his efforts to save a patient on a medical call in Somers:
Carolyn Gauss, representing her husband Marty Gauss and son Bil Gauss, was recognized for their company, Total Cyclery’s role in rehabbing bicycles to be given away to Frank School students:
There were some more West of the I awards given as well. Check out the video at our sister site, westofthei.com.