Lake Geneva Police Department

  • Agency: Lake Geneva Police Department
  • Address: 626 Geneva Street, Lake Geneva, 53147 WI
  • Chief: Richard R Meinel (Chief of Police)

Lake Geneva Police Department is located at 626 Geneva Street, Lake Geneva, 53147 WI. The Chief of Police of the department is Richard R Meinel. The Lake Geneva Police Department phone number is (262) 248-4455.

Lake Geneva Police Department News

Good evening from tonight’s peer interview panel. Looking sharp!

UPDATE: Roads have reopened! Avoid Hwy 50/Edwards Blvd for the removal of a tractor/trailer broken down. SB 120 is shut down at Hwy 50. Please plan your routes accordingly.

Our blood drive on Monday, February 19th, exceeded our goal of 17 units! We collected 32 units of blood which can save as many as 74 lives. Thank you for your lifesaving donations :)

We hope to see you today at our blood drive!

PRESS RELEASE Contact: Lieutenant Edward Gritzner Tel: 262-248-4455 Fax: 262-248-4809 Email: egritzner@genevaonline.com STOP STICKS END PURSUIT, SUSPECT LOCATED BY UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE (DRONE) Lake Geneva Police Chief Michael S. Rasmussen reports: On Thursday, February 15th, 2018, at approximately 1:13am, officers were requested to assist Town of Geneva Police Department officers with a large fight at the Sugar Shack in the Town of Geneva. During the altercation, Tyler S. Bohot (pictured below), 26 y/o, 3102 34th Terrace, St. Joseph MO, fled the scene in a pickup truck southbound into the City of Lake Geneva. Town of Geneva and City of Lake Geneva officers gave pursuit and Bohot’s location was lost in the area of S. Lakeshore Dr. and Eugene Dr. A short time later, Bohot was located in the Town of Linn where deputies from the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office pursued Bohot northbound into the City of Lake Geneva. A City of Lake Geneva officer successfully deployed stop sticks on S. Lakeshore Dr. south of South St. and Bohot abandoned the disabled vehicle in the 900 block of S. Lakeshore Dr. Officers tracked Bohot eastbound from that location observing footprints in the snow and scent tracking by K-9 officers of the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office. A City of Lake Geneva detective and sergeant deployed an unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) and within minutes located Bohot’s heat signature with the use of forward looking infrared (FLIR). Bohot was unconscious in a wooded area north of Potters Storage on Host Drive. Officers approached Bohot who was taken into custody without incident. Bohot was transported to Lakeland Medical Center for treatment and booked into the Walworth County Jail. Charges for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated will be referred to the City of Lake Geneva Municipal Court. Charges for fleeing/eluding an officer will be referred to the Walworth County District Attorney’s Office. The City of Lake Geneva Police Department was assisted by the Town of Geneva Police Department, Village of Bloomfield Police Department, Town of Linn Police Department, Walworth County Sheriff’s Office, Paratech and the City of Lake Geneva Fire/EMS Department.

We have been receiving many complaints regarding scam calls of an aggressive nature claiming they are from the IRS. Hang up immediately and do not give them any information. •Contact the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) to report the call. Use their “IRS Impersonation Scam Reporting” web page at www.tigta.gov or call 800-366-4484. •If you think you might owe taxes, call the IRS directly at 800-829-1040. https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-scams-consumer-alerts

We are experiencing power outages on the northern side of the City. The power company is aware of it and working on a fix.

We are looking to identify the below subject in regards to a theft from a local business. If you can help identify this person, private message us or call us at (262) 248-4455. You can remain anonymous. Thank you in advance!

He has been identified! Thank you :)

We would like to congratulate Officer Jeffrey Nethery on his last day of patrol. He will be retiring from our department after 26 years of dedicated service. Officer Nethery started his career at our department in 1991 as a Reserve Police Officer. Officer Nethery was promoted to Full Time Police Officer in 1993 and served in that roll until he was promoted to Detective in 1999. Officer Nethery served as a Detective until 2013 at which time he continued his work in the Patrol Division. In addition to his regular assigned duties, Officer Nethery served on the City of Lake Geneva/Walworth County SWAT team from 2001 to 2006. Officer Nethery also served his fellow officers as a Field Training Officer and Firearms Instructor. Officer Nethery was one of a kind and he will be missed. We wish him health and happiness in his retirement!

UPDATE: IDENTIFIED! We are looking to identify the below suspect in regards to a theft. Please call the Lake Geneva Police Department at (262) 248-4455 or private message us. You can remain anonymous. Thank you in advance!

Winterfest is January 27th through February 4th. Wrigley Dr. will be closed from the 100 block of Broad St. to Center St. until Sunday evening. There will be no motor vehicle lake access from the City of Lake Geneva including Wrigley Drive and West End Pier beginning the night of Wednesday, January 31st, 2018 through Sunday, February 4th, 2018 per Ordinance 74-215. Metered stalls are free however there is also a FREE shuttle running from Home Depot and Veterans Park to US Bank downtown.

PRESS RELEASE: City of Lake Geneva Police Department Contact: Lieutenant Edward Gritzner FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tel: 262-248-4455 Fax: 262-248-4809 Email: egritzner@genevaonline.com ONE IN CUSTODY AFTER LANDLORD/TENANT DISPUTE Lake Geneva Police Chief Michael S. Rasmussen reports: On Thursday, January 26th, 2018 at approximately 11:53pm, officers responded to a residence in the 700 Block of North Street for a reported landlord/tenant dispute involving a shot fired. Upon arrival, officers met with the landlord, a 77 year old male. The landlord stated he went to check on his 2nd floor tenant as he thought he smelled something burning. During this contact, the tenant, 49 year old Kevin Aumuller and the 77 y/o male were involved in a physical confrontation resulting in the landlord being thrown down a flight of stairs. The landlord fled to his apartment and was pursued by Aumuller. The 77 y/o victim obtained a handgun and fired one shot in the direction of Aumuller who was not struck and ran back to his apartment. Upon arrival, Aumuller was taken into custody without incident. Aumuller was booked into the Walworth County Jail. Charges for battery, criminal trespass to a dwelling, disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer were referred Walworth County District Attorney’s Office on Aumuller. The City of Lake Geneva Police Department was assisted by the City of Lake Geneva Fire/EMS, Town of Geneva Police Department and the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office.

Potential transformer blown, knocking out power on the west side of the 200 block of Cook St., the 900 block of Geneva St. and the 900 block of W. Main St. Alliant is aware and working on a fix.

Please visit bcw.edu/LGPD or call 877-232-4376 to make an appointment. Appointments are encouraged, but walk-ins welcome! Partnered with the Blood Center of Wisconsin.

This week is Crossing Guard Recognition Week - we would like to thank our crossing guards for the Lake Geneva Schools: Judith Decker, James Giese, Danielle Masoni, and Nancy Masoni.

We are looking to identify the following subject in regards to a retail theft from a local business. Please call (262) 248-4455 or PM us if you have any information. You can remain anonymous. Thank you in advance!

Life’s most persistent and urgent question is “What are you doing for others?” Martin Luther King Jr.

The men and women of the City of Lake Geneva Police Department would like to congratulate Firefighter/EMT Patrick Carroll who retired today after 33 years of loyal and dedicated service to the citizens of the City of Lake Geneva. We will miss you and wish you health and happiness in retirement! Pictured left to right: Lieutenant Gritzner, Sergeant Hall, Sergeant Hinzpeter, Carroll, Officer Hansen, Detective Ecklund and Data Systems Administrator Hinzpeter.

The deadline to apply is January 19th!

We need your assistance in identifying these persons of interest in a vehicle theft. You can private message us or call (262) 248-4455. You can remain anonymous. Thanks in advance!

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT City of Lake Geneva Police Department Fill Vacancy – 1 Full Time Police Officer REASON FOR ANNOUNCEMENT: The City of Lake Geneva Police Department is establishing an eligibility list to hire 1 full time police officer. POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES: Preventive and directed patrol; Enforcement of federal, state and city laws; Obtain, verify & report information which provides the basis for making arrests; Enforcement of traffic laws & investigation of traffic accidents; Perform the physical functions of police officer. QUALIFICATIONS: U.S. Citizen; Minimum age – 21; Possess a valid Wisconsin Driver’s License; Good driving record; Good physical condition; Eligibility for Wisconsin Law Enforcement Standards Board Certification, High school diploma; 60 college credits; Ability to possess a firearm; No felony convictions; No domestic abuse convictions; Vision correctable to 20/20; Good verbal and written communications skills; Ability to react quickly and effectively to stressful situations. Able to work evenings, weekends, and holidays; Knowledge and skills in operating computer systems; Ability to handle several tasks simultaneously; Ability to perform essential functions of this position; Ability to use all standard law enforcement equipment; Able to maintain self-control; Honest, responsible, trustworthy. CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT INCLUDE: Written exam; Oral interviews; Psychological profile; Medical examination; Vision examination; Drug screening; Physical fitness/agility screening; Thorough background check. SALARY RANGE: $46,899.23-$60,969.19 per year. BENEFITS: Wisconsin retirement fund; Health insurance; Life insurance; Vacation; Sick leave; Dental; Paid Holidays-11; Clothing allowance; Deferred compensation; Ongoing education and training. APPLICATION PACKET MUST BE OBTAINED FROM THE LAKE GENEVA POLICE DEPARTMENT. IF YOU WOULD LIKE A PACKET MAILED OR E-MAILED FORWARD YOUR REQUEST TO cpapenfus@genevaonline.com. A PACKET CAN ALSO BE OBTAINED BY ACCESSING THE CITY OF LAKE GENEVA WEBSITE at http://www.cityoflakegeneva.com/index.asp?SEC=20FDFA48-2234-4330-AFE4-0D662864D3F2&Type=B_BASIC SUBMIT APPLICATION PACKET TO: City of Lake Geneva Police Department, 626 Geneva St., Lake Geneva, WI 53147. Packets may also be emailed to Cindy Papenfus at cpapenfus@genevaonline.com. APPLY BY: 5:00pm, Friday, January 19th, 2018 The City of Lake Geneva Police Department is an equal opportunity employer.

Happy New Year from our PD! Stay safe and warm :)

Merry Christmas from our PD! Stay safe and warm :)

Wow, we have some artists among us! Congratulations to our winners: Amelia, Kyla, and Alyssa! We will be posting all entries in our lobby so everyone can see :) Thank you to all who participated and happy holidays!