In an effort to address the “crisis” of short-staffed district attorney’s offices, the state Assembly on Thursday approved a bill that would add a prosecutor to Walworth County but not Rock County.
A vandalism incident on the Milton Avenue circuit in Janesville early Sunday morning led to an arrest of a Delavan man who fired from a car, police said.
Janesville Police Chief Dave Moore said Monday the number of guns available to people could have played a role in a spate of gunfire incidents in recent days.
A Lake Geneva man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he fought with his elderly landlord, who grabbed a gun and fired a warning shot, Walworth County Court records show.
A Delavan man was arrested Sunday after allegedly shooting at a vehicle during a road rage incident, according to a Rock County Sheriff’s Office news release.
Two brothers were arrested Sunday after an altercation between them led to one getting shot in the leg, according to a Janesville Police Department release.
Elkhorn Area High School was the first school in Walworth County to promote P3 Tips, which allows people to report issues to police anonymously. Days after a school shooting rampage in Parkland, Florida, law enforcement officials are encouraging students to use the app.
Police arrested four people and recovered drugs and handguns during two searches conducted Friday in Beloit and the town of Rock, according to a news release.
The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives held a training session for local gun sellers at the Rock County Courthouse on Thursday.
A Janesville man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of fifth-offense intoxicated driving after his car ended up on a sidewalk and stuck in a snowbank, according to a police report.
Brodhead police say they have arrested a Madison man and impounded a vehicle that contained items stolen from around the area, after an incident early Thursday morning. The stolen items are from the areas of Albany, Brodhead, Brooklyn, Johnson Creek, Madison and Oregon.
An Evansville man who fatally shot two dogs while hunting coyote at night on state land will avoid jail if he completes a hunter safety program.
A Walworth County jury deliberated for eight hours—going late into Wednesday night—before acquitting a Delavan man of charges he intimidated a witness and broke into an old building last spring.
Lake Geneva police used a drone to find and arrest a suspect in a fight at the Sugar Shack in the town of Geneva early Thursday morning, according to a news release.
A Walworth County judge will decide next month if institutional care is required and for how long after the court accepted a town of Bloomfield man’s mental illness pleas last week in an explosives case, court records show.
Rock County Judge John Wood sentenced Latoya L. Hill on Tuesday to five years of probation and nine months in jail after a shooting incident at a Janesville hotel that occurred while Hill was on probation.
The Wisconsin State Patrol is investigating if alcohol played a role in a January crash that killed three Beloit men and seriously injured three women.
A Lake Geneva man sentenced to prison after a methamphetamine lab exploded in a Lake Geneva hotel last year agreed Friday to pay more than $10,000 in restitution, although more than $125,000 had been requested.
The intersection of Highway 59 and Vincent Road was closed for 90 minutes Thursday after Rock County sheriff's deputies responded to a domestic incident.
The man who drove a getaway car shot into by a Walworth County sheriff’s deputy, killing a passenger, is now charged with recklessly causing the passenger's death.
City council candidate Jason Davis has previous criminal convictions, including operating a firearm while intoxicated and battery.
Leaders at the public health departments for Walworth and Rock counties are hoping new full-time staffers solely dedicated to the opioid crisis can align efforts to combat the drug’s impact.
Wauwatosa man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he sexually assaulted an Elkhorn woman he met online, court records show.
A Janesville woman was arrested Saturday on a charge of fifth-offense intoxicated driving after sheriff’s deputies said they found the car she was driving in a ditch, the Rock County Sheriff’s Office said.
Most law enforcement agencies in Rock and Walworth counties have body cameras, squad-car cameras or both. All but four of the 28 departments surveyed by The Gazette equip officers with some form of cameras.
A former town of Delavan teen pleaded guilty and was sentenced to three years probation in October for attempting to possess improvised explosive, court records show.
A Lake Geneva man made his initial appearance in Walworth County Court on Friday on charges he fought with his elderly landlord last week, leading the landlord to fire a gun as a warning shot, according to a criminal complaint.