River Hills Police Department

River Hills Police Department The Village of River Hills Police Department is located in River Hills, Wisconsin.
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Special thanks to North Shore Fire/Rescue  for putting out a small appliance fire at St. Christopher’s church.  Just a r...
02/07/2021

Special thanks to North Shore Fire/Rescue for putting out a small appliance fire at St. Christopher’s church. Just a reminder to check your dehumidifiers for recalls

01/26/2021

While this does not appear to be a record breaking snow, the winds are really blowing it around. If you can avoid the roadways, please do.

New Years Eve is easy to plan for, it’s December 31st every year.  You take the time to plan the party, plan your outfit...
01/01/2021

New Years Eve is easy to plan for, it’s December 31st every year. You take the time to plan the party, plan your outfit, now take the time to plan your ride.

If you are drinking, don’t drive. Find a ride. There are plenty of options. Taxis, Uber/Lyft, a sober friend, or stay the night where you are. The cost of a ride is cheap compared to fines, attorney fees, lawsuits, or jail time.

Happy New Year from the River Hills Police Department!
#drivesoberorgetpulledover

From the River Hills family to yours, Happy Holidays!
12/25/2020

From the River Hills family to yours, Happy Holidays!

12/07/2020
*** I-43 is back openSouthbound I-43 is currently shut down at Brown Deer Rd. due to a semi fire.  Please avoid the area...
12/02/2020

*** I-43 is back open

Southbound I-43 is currently shut down at Brown Deer Rd. due to a semi fire. Please avoid the area.

North Shore Fire/Rescue

This afternoon the River Hills Police Dept. hosted a South East Wisconsin OWI Task Force Roll Call at our Park and Ride ...
11/26/2020

This afternoon the River Hills Police Dept. hosted a South East Wisconsin OWI Task Force Roll Call at our Park and Ride Lot. The South East task force is a collaboration of more than 40 law enforcement agencies in the South East part of the state. Our goal is to reduce the number of impaired drivers on the road through education and enforcement.

Prior to covid, this was one of the busier drinking nights of the year. We aren’t sure what this year will bring, but our departments will be out looking for these impaired drivers. If you are going to go out drinking, take an Uber/Lyft, get a taxi, or call a friend. Don’t drive.

The South East Task Force would also like to thank the members of the media that came out today to help spread this message for us.
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Our department has had numerous cases of people who have had fentanyl on them or in their vehicle.  We’ve also dealt wit...
11/25/2020

Our department has had numerous cases of people who have had fentanyl on them or in their vehicle. We’ve also dealt with numerous people who have had it in their system. We’ve also had three instances where people who thought they had just cocaine, had their drugs test positive for fentanyl.

I feel like we shouldn’t have to say this, but drugs are bad, you shouldn’t use them. Now more than ever you don’t know what drugs were cut with or laced with. And adding things like fentanyl into the mix is why we are continuing to see overdose deaths grow each year.

11/11/2020
The family is going through a lot while this officer begins their road to recovery.  Money is being spent in ways they p...
11/10/2020
Hartland Officer Recovery Fund, organized by Luke Joswick

The family is going through a lot while this officer begins their road to recovery. Money is being spent in ways they probably didn’t expect to spend it as family is in and out of the hospital. There’s also lost wages when the officer is unable to work any additional shifts or overtime. Any help you would considering giving would be greatly appreciated.

On Friday, 11-06-2020, a Village of Hartland Police Officer was shot in the line of duty. … Luke Joswick needs your support for Hartland Officer Recovery Fund

11/06/2020

On 11/04/20 we had a semi-truck strike a disabled vehicle on Brown Deer Rd. The collision caused the disabled vehicle to leave the roadway and roll onto it's side. The accident alone isn't why this is being posted to our page, it's what happened afterwards.

While he could have kept driving, a good samaritan helped get the occupants out of the rolled vehicle. This included numerous kids. He then stayed with the family and held one of the young children for an extended period of time to help calm her down. As we said, he didn't have to do any of this and could've just kept driving. The help was greatly appreciated and I know the family felt that way as well.

"In a world full of hate, be a light"

After serving 30 plus years with The River Hills Police Department, Officer John Karakis retired today.  During his care...
11/01/2020

After serving 30 plus years with The River Hills Police Department, Officer John Karakis retired today. During his career here, John has had many accomplishments to be proud of. He has also specialized as the department's firearms armorer, Field Training Officer, and is one of the last remaining officers who also served as a Firefighter/EMT. We would like to thank John for his years of dedicated service to the Village, and wish him all the best in his retirement!

11/01/2020

This is another reminder to keep your vehicle doors locked. We have chased the subject in the video twice in the last two weeks. He has been observed by officers on a bicycle riding around in the middle of the night and then takes off through yards when spotted. On both nights he had attempted to enter vehicles. Remember if you see something, say something. If this subject, or anything else that looks suspicious, is seen please let us know so that we can check the area.

Glendale Police Department - Wisconsin
10/28/2020

Glendale Police Department - Wisconsin

Earlier this morning, several of our officers paid tribute and held a moment of silence for Glendale Police Officer Ronald Hedbany, Badge #770, who paid the ultimate sacrifice 26 years ago today. Officer Hedbany was shot and killed in the line of duty by a bank robbery suspect.

Officer Hedbany, We thank you for your service to our community and to law enforcement. We will never forget.

North Shore Fire/Rescue
10/17/2020

North Shore Fire/Rescue

Today is National Move Over Day. North Shore Police Officers and Firefighters urge you to slow down and move over when you see flashing lights on the roadway.

Did you know that every state has a law requiring you to slow down and, when possible, move over if you see flashing lights on the side of the road? Traffic-related incidents continue to be one of the leading causes of death among on-duty law enforcement officers.

What do you need to do if you see flashing emergency lights?

*Immediately slow down;
*Move over if you can safely do so; and
*Switch to a lane that is not immediately next to the emergency vehicle, if possible.

Help spread the word among your family, friends, and on social media, #MoveOver.
Brown Deer Police Department Village of Bayside Police Department Glendale Police Department - Wisconsin Shorewood Police Department Village of Whitefish Bay River Hills Police Department

Glendale Police Department - Wisconsin
10/16/2020

Glendale Police Department - Wisconsin

All of the first responders from the North Shore area would like to inform you that tomorrow, Saturday, October 17th, 2020, is National Move Over Day.

Did you know that every state has a law requiring you to slow down and, when possible, move over if you see flashing lights on the side of the road? Traffic-related incidents continue to be one of the leading causes of death among on-duty law enforcement officers.

What do you need to do if you see flashing emergency lights?

*Immediately slow down;
*Move over if you can safely do so; and
*Switch to a lane that is not immediately next to the emergency vehicle, if possible.

Help spread the word among your family, friends, and on social media, #MoveOver. Brown Deer Police Department Village of Bayside Police Department Village of Whitefish BayRiver Hills Police Department Shorewood Police Department North Shore Fire/Rescue

The River Hills Police Association is selling "We Support Our Police" yard signs on behalf of the River Hills Police Dep...
10/13/2020

The River Hills Police Association is selling "We Support Our Police" yard signs on behalf of the River Hills Police Department. Signs are $10. The full $10 will be donated to the Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.) charity. The charity is a great charity that supports families of officers who were killed in the line of duty.

If you are interested in a sign, stop by the Police Department. We will be accepting cash and checks made out to the River Hills Police Association.

Village of Bayside Police Department
10/10/2020

Village of Bayside Police Department

On October 10, 2020 at approximately 5:42 am, Officer Bowe and Officer Kleeba responded to the intersection of W. Brown Deer Rd. and N. Port Washington Rd. for a report of an attempted armed robbery. While the victim was seated in his vehicle he was approached by three males, one of which pointed a handgun at the victim and demanded the vehicle. The victim fled the area in his vehicle and immediately dialed 911.

Photographs of the third suspect who eluded apprehension are attached. He is described as a younger black male with a surgical mask, dreadlocks, wearing a white shirt with baby blue sleeves and writing on the front, blue jeans, and brownish-red tennis shoes. Anyone with information on the identity of this suspect is asked to call our department at 414-351-9900 and reference case #20-012964.

Thanks to the quick work of officers, a perimeter was quickly established by Fox Point Police Department, River Hills Police Department, Glendale Police Department - Wisconsin & K9 Brix, Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office, and Wisconsin State Patrol. The result of the joint effort was two of the involved subjects were taken into custody without incident. A search of the area near a school yielded a loaded semi-automatic handgun believed to be used in the attempted carjacking.

Charges for the 17 year old will be referred to circuit court.
Charges for the 14 year old will be referred to juvenile court.

North Shore Fire/Rescue
10/06/2020

North Shore Fire/Rescue

Fire Prevention Week is here and it's time to "Serve up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!" North Shore Fire/Rescue wants to share some safety tips to keep you from having a cooking fire.

• Never leave cooking food unattended. Stay in the kitchen while you are frying, grilling or broiling. If you have to leave, even for a short time, turn off the stove.
• If you are simmering, baking, roasting, or boiling food, check it regularly, remain in the home while food is cooking, and use a timer to remind you that you’re cooking.
• You have to be alert when cooking. You won’t be alert if you are sleepy, have taken medicine or drugs, or consumed alcohol that makes you drowsy.
• Always keep an oven mitt and pan lid nearby when you’re cooking. If a small grease fire starts, slide the lid over the pan to smother the flame. Turn off the burner, and leave the pan covered until it is completely cool.
• Have a “kid-free zone” of at least 3 feet around the stove and areas where hot food or drink is prepared or carried.

River Hills Police Department
09/18/2020

River Hills Police Department

09/11/2020
Rich Franklin
09/11/2020

Rich Franklin

On this day, 19 years ago, 2,977 people went to sleep in preparation for work and their flights on September 11, 2001.

On this day, 19 years ago:

343 firefighters went to sleep in preparation for their morning shift.
60 police officers went to sleep in preparation for the morning patrol.
8 paramedics went to sleep in preparation for the morning shift of saving lives.

2,977 of those souls would not live to see past the times of 8:46-10:28am on Sept 11, 2001.

The other 6,000 would be injured on a number of levels and countless others have since perished.

In one single moment life may never be the same.

08/25/2020

Last night River Hills had it’s 3rd car stolen from the village in about the last 6 weeks and at least one other car entered. Every community in the North Shore has been hit hard by vehicle entries and stolen vehicles.

What makes this unique? Two things. One, none of us can remember the last time there were 3 cars stolen from our village in the same year, much a less that short of a time period. Two, all three vehicles were unlocked with their keys left in them.

No matter how many times tv, the internet, news, or police departments remind people, don’t leave your cars unlocked and your keys in them, people haven’t been listening. None of these vehicles have been physically broken into. I can’t 100% speak for the other communities, but all of the vehicle entries and thefts that we are aware of have been to unlocked vehicles. That means 100% of them could have been avoided by carrying your keys into your house and pushing a lock button. Sounds simple.

We have two officers on at night covering 5 1/2 square miles. We can not be everywhere at once. The North Shore has put additional officers on at night, changed officers shifts, paid overtime, departments have worked together to try to set up perimeters and catch these people in the act. We are recovering the vehicles fairly quickly and after pursuits, numerous agencies have made arrests.

That is a lot of time and resources being put towards easily preventable crimes. We are doing everything we can from our side. In return, all we ask is that you lock your doors.

08/07/2020

Officers this morning recovered a vehicle that was stolen from the Country Club last week. A day prior to that two vehicles were gone through with some items stolen.

The common theme between all three vehicles? They were all left unlocked. And the stolen vehicle had its keys left in it.

Whether it’s in your driveway, the club, or the grocery store, keep your vehicles locked and the keys out of them. While breaking into cars does happen, the most common theme we are seeing is entries into unlocked cars. They are avoiding the unnecessary attention of physically breaking into the vehicles.

Don’t make yourself a target of opportunity or an easy target, keep your things locked and secured.

Some solid advice from our friends at Irving PD.  The more information you put out there, the more problems you could ha...
07/26/2020

Some solid advice from our friends at Irving PD. The more information you put out there, the more problems you could have.

Whether you place decals on your vehicles or signs in your yard, be aware of those "hidden messages" that you could be sending to criminals! #TheMoreYouKnow #IPDCares #CrimePrevention City of Irving, Texas - City Hall

Happy 4th of July.  Remember to celebrate responsibly.  If you are going to drink, don’t drive.  And a reminder that in ...
07/04/2020

Happy 4th of July. Remember to celebrate responsibly. If you are going to drink, don’t drive. And a reminder that in most places “fireworks” that are propelled in some form or another into the air are most likely illegal. With most municipal firework shows being cancelled, the sale of consumer fireworks skyrocketed this year. That means there will also be an increase in firework related injuries. Make smart decisions, stay safe, and enjoy the day!

06/22/2020

From June 22 until July 5, the River Hills Police Department and other North Shore agencies, will be joining departments across the state participating in the Wisconsin DOT Click It or Ticket enforcement. During this time our officers will try to spend more time being focused on traffic enforcement, particularly seatbelt enforcement, in an attempt to educate and promote voluntary compliance of the state's seatbelt laws.

According to the Wisconsin DOT:
Seat belts save lives and prevent serious injuries
• Consistent seat belt use is the single most effective way to protect motor vehicle occupants from being injured or killed in a crash. Air bags are an important safety enhancement, but only seat belts can prevent motorists from being ejected or thrown around violently inside a vehicle during a crash.

More people are buckling up but there’s room for improvement
• The good news is Wisconsin’s seat belt use rate is at its highest ever: 90.2 percent. Still, too many motorists fail to buckle up and are needlessly injured and killed in crashes. In 2019, 44 percent of car and light truck occupants killed in Wisconsin traffic crashes were unbuckled.

• Looked at another way: currently in Wisconsin, about 10 percent of motorists fail to buckle up. Yet, this relatively small group accounts for nearly half of the drivers and passengers killed in car/truck crashes in Wisconsin every year.

Teens, truck drivers among those least likely to buckle up
• Traffic crashes are the leading cause of death for teens and young adults nationwide.

• Teen-related crashes, injuries and deaths can be attributed in part to dangerous driving behaviors such as failure to buckle up and driving while distracted.

• Observational surveys indicate the people least likely to wear a seat belt in Wisconsin are male drivers of commercial motor vehicles and pick-up trucks.

Wisconsin seat belt laws
• Last year (2019) marked the 10-year anniversary of Wisconsin’s “primary enforcement” seat belt law (allows law enforcement to stop/cite a motorist solely for not buckling up). Drivers can also be cited for every unbuckled passenger in their vehicle.

• Since the primary enforcement law took effect on June 30, 2009, Wisconsin’s seat belt use rate has increased from 74 percent (in 2009) to over 90 percent (today). Last year (2019) in Wisconsin, there were 41,654 traffic convictions for failure to wear a seat belt.

Photos from River Hills Police Department's post
05/28/2020

Photos from River Hills Police Department's post

Be careful while driving through the village.  The excessive rain has caused the sewers to back up and ditches to overfl...
05/17/2020

Be careful while driving through the village. The excessive rain has caused the sewers to back up and ditches to overflow, and water is running across the roadways in various spots. The DPW is aware and is going to do their best to solve some of the issues.

Any residents with sewer issues contact Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District - MMSD about your conflicts. Our police department and North Shore Dispatch are being flooded with calls, but are unable to resolve these issues.

**The attached photos are from where the Lodgewood and Lodgewood Ct. roads used to be. The situation there has escalated to a bit beyond ditches over flowing. Please avoid the area, the pump station near there is doing it’s best to keep up.

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7650 N Pheasant Ln
River Hills, WI
53217

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What happened on Brown Deer Road on Saturday? Road closed all day. Car hit house, car in ditch near an electric pole. Our power was out for almost an hour.