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In compliance with the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision in Senne v. Village of Palatine, 695F3d597 (7th Circuit, 2012), and the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (“DPPA”), 18 U.S.C. §2721 et.seq., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office is no longer releasing personal information under the DPPA unless it falls under a permissible use. Personal information obtained from the Department of Motor Vehicles, including an individual’s date of birth, drivers license number, social security number, home address, telephone number, photograph and medical or disability information is prohibited from disclosure unless one of the permissible uses applies. Permissible uses are listed in 18 U.S.C. 2721 (b).

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9/14/23 Structure Fire
On September 14, 2023, at approximately 2:45 a.m., the Washington County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a barn fire in the 4600 block of Highway 167. Deputies with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene along with the Richfield Fire Department. Richfield Fire Department requested MABAS response from Jackson, Lisbon, Merton, Slinger, Sussex, Pewaukee, Germantown, Hartford, St. Lawrence, Newburg, Cedarburg, and Allenton Fire Departments.
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Fire at Badger Burger Company
On 08-04-2023 at 5:18pm, the Washington County Sheriff's Office Communication Center received reports of a fire at Badger Burger Company located on Hy 175 in the Village of Richfield. Sheriff’s Deputies and Richfield Fire were subsequently dispatched to the scene. Dispatch was also advised that the occupants of the business had all evacuated.
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Fatal Motorcycle Crash
On 07-30-2023 at approximately 3:57pm, the Washington County communication center began receiving calls about a motorcycle versus car accident on Cty Hwy E between Cty Hwy CC and Powder Hill Rd. Washington County Deputies and Hartford Fire and Rescue were subsequently dispatched to the scene.
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