The high heat and humidity return this weekend. Make sure to stay hydrated if you have to be outside.
Brodhead Police Department is located at 1004 W. Exchange St, Brodhead, 53520 WI. The Chief of Police of the department is Thomas Moczynski. The Brodhead Police Department phone number is (608) 897-2112.
The high heat and humidity return this weekend. Make sure to stay hydrated if you have to be outside.
Police: Woman with child in car arrested for 4th OWI BRODHEAD, WI – A South Beloit woman with her 9 year old in the back seat was arrested for 4th offense OWI after being stopped by police for speeding, a Brodhead Police official stated in a press release. Leighanne Robinson, 34, was stopped by police in the 300 block of 1st Street (State Highway 11) at approximately 6:37 p.m. Police detected an odor of marijuana inside her car, while speaking with her. Robinson admitted to police to smoking marijuana while tubing on the Sugar River, earlier in the day. Police also located marijuana and drug paraphernalia in Robinson’s vehicle. In addition, to the 4th offense OWI, with a passenger under the age 16, Robison was booked into the Green County Jail on charges of possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and bail jumping. Robinson is out on bail as a result of pending cases in Outagamie County for possession of marijuana and unlawful use of telephone. The child was turned over to a family member. Police are awaiting blood test results from the State Crime Lab. Released By: Chris P. Hughes Police Chief Brodhead Police Department 608-897-2112t
Police to Issue Citations for Grass Clippings in the Street The City of Brodhead is under mandate by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources to assist in improving water quality in lakes, streams and drainage ways into which city storm sewers discharge. Grass clippings can not only clog storm sewers, which can cause localized flooding, but can also cause degradation of water quality of our local rivers and lakes. Due to the amount of rain this week, Brodhead Public Works staff were busy clearing around and inside storm sewers. The one picture shows the compost Public Works shoveled out of a storm sewer on 1st Center Ave. The next picture shows the amount of yard waste accumulated on a storm sewer grate on 15th Street and W. 5th Ave. Similar situations were repeated throughout the City. Businesses and residents are reminded when mowing lawn adjacent to the street, direct the lawn mower’s discharge chute toward the yard, not the street. If this cannot be avoided, businesses and residents are required to remove the grass clippings from the street immediately. Under City ordinance 398-14 and 398-22 it is illegal to deposit or cause to be deposited, dump, sort, scatter or leave any rubbish, stone, wire, earth, ashes, cinders, sawdust, hay, glass, manure, filth, paper, snow, ice, dirt, grass, grass clippings, leaves, construction waste, garbage or other offensive or noxious material in any public street, sidewalk, alley, or upon any public property. Due to this increasing problem, Police will be issuing 1 warning, after which a citation will be issued. The forfeiture of such an offense is with a forfeiture of $124.00, for a 1st offense. Please dispose of yard waste properly. Some yard waste disposal options include using clippings as mulch, or simply leave grass clippings on the lawn. Brodhead residents may also consider home composting or depositing debris at the City compost site, see picture of compost site hours. Burning yard waste is illegal within the Brodhead City limits. For additional information, please contact the Brodhead Police Department at 608-897-2112 or Brodhead Public Works Department at (608) 897-4384 ********
***UPDATE! The owner has been located! This sweetheart was found in the 1000 block of 1st Center Ave this morning. Please call or stop by the police department if you are the owner.
Beginning January 1, 2016, WI law (342.41 Identity of buyer) went into effect requiring a person who sells a motor vehicle to another person, including transferring a junk vehicle by bill of sale, to submit notification to the department that a sale has occurred. Within 30 days of sale the seller needs to report this sale to WisDOT. You can find more information here: http://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/online-srvcs/other-servs/seller-notify.aspx
Brodhead School District Receives School Safety Initiative Grant On Wednesday June 21, Sheriff Mark Rohloff and Chief Chris P. Hughes were honored to accompanying Superintendent Lenny Lueck to receive the Brodhead School District’s $53,789 school safety grant award. “These grant funds will establish a meaningful way to improve school safety through physical improvements to school buildings, and a focus on mental health training for school faculty.”, said Attorney General Brad Schimel. Please read Sheriff Rohloff’s and Chief Hughes’ joint letter of support, submitted with the District’s grant application. “These funds will allow the District to continue to continue to build upon the great working relationship we have and the safety we strive to maintain for all who attend, work at or visit our great schools.”, said Chief Hughes.
Garbage Truck Engulfed by Fire Brodhead, WI - On Friday, June 15th, 2018 at 10:50am the Brodhead Police and Fire, responded to the 500 block of E 4th Ave for a report of a garbage truck on fire. Upon arrival Police observed the garbage truck fully engulfed. Police stated witnesses report the fire started in the cargo box of the truck. Then spread quickly to the driver compartment. The fire did cause a small explosion that is believed to be the result of the fire reaching the truck’s hydraulic system. Portions of the hydraulic system were found in the front yard of a nearby residence. Due to the amount of diesel fuel in the tanks, which leaked into the ground, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources responded. Police reopened the Street at 5:15pm. No one was injured as a result of this fire. Police are still investigating the cause of the fire. Police Brodhead Police and Fire were assisted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Brodhead Public Works, Brodhead Water and Light, and Northshore Environmental Construction. Released By: Trevor Long Deputy Police Chief Brodhead Police Department 608-897-2112
Mother Nature is not going to be kind to us this weekend. Please use caution if you are outdoors this weekend; stay properly hydrated and don't over exert yourself. Also, to protect your furry family members, please leave them at home if possible so they stay cool and safe.
REVIEW OF BRODHEAD'S 9-1-1 CENTER As you may have read in a recent addtion of one of our local newspapers, a citizen would like to dissolve Brodhead's 9-1-1 Center in order to transfer these funds to street maintaince. The information being provided by a citizen projects an unwarranted sense of urgency. In addtion, this citizen dispels information that is not accurate. Due to the complexities of Brodhead being a primary public safety answering point (PSAP), this review should not occur expeditiously. Such a review must proceed cautiously and methodically. In speaking with former Brodhead Police Chiefs this is not the first time this service has been scrutinized, outside of the Council’s annual budget deliberations. From what I understand over the roughly 3 decades Brodhead has maintained its own primary PSAP, there has been at least 3 such "outside" reviews. As with those Police Chiefs before me, my staff and I are dedicated to ensuring we meet the needs and demands of our community and our public safety partners. We do this by making sure our policies, procedures, training and equipment remain up-to-date, yet fiscally responsible. Thus, the staff and I continue to monitor what is occurring now and what the future may hold, as well as, working with or public safety partners, community stakeholders, City Committees and the Council. We than plan and respond to these challenges accordingly. On that note, in 2017 the Common Council approved upgrading the Brodhead’s Public Safety Dispatch Enhanced 9-1-1 (E9-1-1) system to ensure it continues to meet need and demand. With the cost savings from this project, money was available to implement enhanced wireless 9-1-1 capabilities. Thus, Brodhead Public Safety Dispatch is keeping pace with technological advances, given the 9-1-1 technological infrastructure the State has in place. Speaking of which, the State has released a plan for what is referred to as Next Generation 9-1-1 (aka NG9-1-1). Reason being is the State’s current 9-1-1 technological infrastructure was never designed to receive calls and data from the ever emerging technologies available to consumers. NG9-1-1 is meant to correct this. Though Wisconsin started it’s NG9-1-1 efforts around 2015, in the U.S. NG9-1-1 has been underway for approximately 10 years. As of 2017 only 4 states have fully implemented NG9-1-1. The State’s plan reflects that in order for successful implementation and reliable operation of a Wisconsin NG9-1-1 system it will require building the necessary infrastructure, which currently does not exist. It also, will require significant planning and a permanent, adequate, and dedicated funding source. The reason being is by establishing a statewide coordinated effort to implementing a NG9-1-1 system will bring about a stable, sound, and affordable approach. It will also lend itself to furthering interoperability capabilities between Wisconsin’s roughly 170 plus primary and secondary public safety answering points (PSAPs). However, when it comes to funding, this may prove challenging. Since 2009, past and current Governors and Legislators continue to place funds, collected through a customer’s phone bill and intended to support 9-1-1 initiatives, into the State’s general fund, rather than specifically earmarking them for public safety or 9-1-1 initiatives or even making these funds accessible to Wisconsin's roughtly 170 primary PSAPs. I look forward to working with Public Safety Committee during their review of this valuable service provided to our community and our public safety partners. It will be another opportunity to ensure my staff and I are meeting the present and future needs of our community, as well as, our profession, within the fiscal resources provided by our taxpayers. If at any time you have questions about Brodhead's 9-1-1 Center or its police operations, please do not hesitite to call, ask in person, email, or write to me. In Humble Service, - Chief Hughes
***UPDATE*** This dog was reunited with her owner. We just picked up this pretty pup on 4th St. Please call the department at 897-2112 or stop in at 1004 W Exchange St. if you are the owner.
Motorcycle Leads Police on Pursuit BRODHEAD, Wis. – On Wednesday, June 13th at 9:21 p.m. Brodhead Police witnessed a motorcycle on 15th Street at 1st Center Ave., fail to yield the right away from a stop sign. The motorcycle nearly collided with a car that was northbound on 1st Center Avenue. Police attempted to stop the motorcycle, but terminated the pursuit on State Highway 11 just outside the City limits. Police state the motorcycle was last seen traveling eastbound on State Highway 11 heading towards the Village of Orfordville. Police describe the suspect motorcycle a “crotch rocket” style, which was blue and white in color. The driver of the motorcycle was wearing a matching blue and white jacket and a dark colored helmet. The Brodhead Police are asking anyone with information pertaining to this pursuit to contact them at (608) 897-2112 or by texting Green County Crime Stoppers at “GREENSTOP” plus your message to “274367”.
***UPDATE*** Happy to report, the owner has taken this pup home! This sweetheart was found near 1st Center Ave and 5th St. If you're the owner, please contact our department at 897-2112 or stop in our lobby.
We are happy to announce that we will have State Trail Passes again this year after all! Stop in to the police department or call us at 608-897-2112 for more information!
***UPDATE*** We have turned this pup over to the Green County Humane Society as no one has called to claim her. This sweet baby was just brought into the department, she was found out on County T right near 23rd St. If you are the owner, please call 897-2112 or stop at the department to claim her.
Back in April, the Brodhead Police Department participated in the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s Spring 2018 Drug Take Back. We are pleased to announce that statewide, 63,541 pounds of unused medication was collected! Thank you to those who brought in their unused and unwanted medication. Just a reminder that our prescription drug collection box is conveniently located in the lobby of the police department and available 24 hours a day and 7 days a week
With the official start of summer vacation, we wanted to send a reminder out regarding the curfew times for the City of Brodhead. Sunday - Thursday Under 15 - 9pm Ages 15-17 - 10pm Friday & Saturday Under 15 - 10pm Ages 15-17 - 11pm As always, if you have any questions please contact our dispatch center at 897-2112.
A bike helmet and gloves were found lying by the flagpole at the police department. If you are the owner, of if you know the owner, please contact us at 608-897-2112.
This evening, BPA President Mary presented Chief Hughes with a check towards the purchase of the K9 squad car after it was approved at last night's council meeting.
Due to a change with the DNR State trail pass program, we will not be selling passes this year. Per the Wisconsin DNR website, most visitors buy their daily or annual sticker when they get to a state park and forest entrance. Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express are accepted when the park office is open. Self-registration stations are available for payment of fees by cash or check when the office is closed.
My partner during the Memorial Day Parade and Ceremony. This young Robin landed just after I parked to block traffic, helped clear the way for the VFW Honor Guard and hung on until I was about leave the cemetery to block traffic for those leaving the ceremony ... flying up into a nearby maple. My partner pulled just over an hour tour. It was once again a privilege to be part of Brodhead’s remembrance of those soldiers who paid the ultimate sacrifice for the security and freedoms we enjoy. Thank you for your service! -Chief Hughes