UPDATE: Saukville Police Officer receives ticket after causing crash in squad car

Updated: 4:30 p.m. February 14, 2019

SAUKVILLE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Saukville Police have completed their investigation into the crash on February 2 that involved a Saukville Police squad car.

Police said the squad, driven by Officer Nicholas Goetz, did not slow down going through a red light. The squad was traveling about 4o to 45 mph. According to police, the officer failed to slow down and properly clear the intersection of any cross traffic before going through the red light. 

Officer Goetz and his partner Officer Janich were responding to a domestic violence incident. The lights on the squad were activated but not the siren. As the squad was going through the intersection it was hit on the driver's side by a Lexus. 

The Officer was issued a ticket for failure to obey a traffic light with a fine of $175.30 and 3 demerit points.


Updated: 11:22 a.m. February 6, 2019

SAUKVILLE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Ozaukee County Sheriff's Office who is leading the investigation of the crash has named the officers involved.

The two officers were traveling to the scene of a crime when they crashed with a Lexus driven by a man.

The Saukville Police Officer that was driving has been identified as 26-year-old Officer Nicholas Goetz who has only been an officer with Saukville for less than a month. The other officer in the car was 33-year-old Christopher Janich who has been with the department since 2014.

The driver of the Lexus has been identified as a 53-year-old man from Random Lake.

All three people were taken to the hospital for non-life threatening injuries and released.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.


Posted: 8:46 p.m. February 2, 2019

SAUKVILLE, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Around 6 p.m. Saturday evening, February 2, Saukville Police were responding to a report of domestic violence when a crash happened between a squad car and a citizens car on Green Bay Avenue near the intersection with Riverside Drive.

The two officers in the police car along with the driver of the other car were taken to Aurora Medical Center in Grafton for injuries.

The crash is under investigation by the Ozaukee County Sheriff's Department.

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