City of Kewaunee Police Department

City of Kewaunee Police Department The Kewaunee Police Department is located in the City Hall at 401 Fifth Street. 911 for Emergency - (920) 388-5010 for Non Emergency.
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This is the official page of the City of Kewaunee Police Department. This page was created to provide citizens access to information about the Kewaunee Police Department (KPD), and a platform with which to interact with the KPD. This page is monitored and managed by KPD. Before posting on this page, please review these terms: - A posting on this page constitutes acceptance of these terms. - Do not use this page to report a crime. To report a crime use the appropriate means (911 for emergency, General lines, Crimes Stoppers, etc. - If you post information related to a crime on this page, you may be placing yourself in the position of becoming a witness to a crime and subject yourself to subpoena. - "Friending" between KPD officers and a citizen does not indicate endorsement of that person's actions or comments. - Comments posted by others on the KPD page are not to be considered the opinion of the KPD; nor does KPD endorse any third-party comments on this page. - The KPD reserves the right to remove and/or block anyone who posts inappropriate material as determined by the KPD. The KPD welcomes a person’s right to express his/her opinion and encourages posters to keep comments related to content on this page. The KPD reserves the right to remove any comments that are inappropriate or offensive, including comments that: - defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or violate the legal rights of others, - include racism, hatred, slander, threats, obscenity, violence, vulgarity, - spam or advertise, - have personal information about another person or that violate a person’s privacy, - include copyrighted material that belongs to another person, - contain links to inappropriate websites.

Mission: It is the mission of the City of Kewaunee Police Department to create a relationship with the citizens of our community in order to work in a cooperative effort with the clear objective to reduce crime, protect the rights of our citizens, protect property from theft or damage, and preserve the public peace. Our duty is to do so professionally, respectfully, and fairly in an open and transparent manner, consistent with the freedoms secured by the Constitution.

We want to remind everyone the Winter Parking Ban is back in place.  There are predictions of a possible foot of snow th...
01/09/2020

We want to remind everyone the Winter Parking Ban is back in place. There are predictions of a possible foot of snow this weekend, so please keep your vehicles off the street at night. Thank you!

On Monday, January 6, 2020 Robin Mueller was sworn in as our new Assistant Chief.  Congratulations Assistant Chief Muell...
01/09/2020

On Monday, January 6, 2020 Robin Mueller was sworn in as our new Assistant Chief. Congratulations Assistant Chief Mueller. We look forward to your leadership.

Heads up tomorrow along the lakeshore.
01/09/2020

Heads up tomorrow along the lakeshore.

Increasing winds will cause waves to build later tonight and continue on Thursday when waves are expected to reach 9 to 13 feet. With lake levels running near record highs, the high waves are expected to cause minor flooding along the Lake Michigan shoreline. If see flooding along the lake, please report it to the National Weather Service in Green Bay or your local law enforcement agency.

Something happened today in the City of Kewaunee that hasn't happened in 20 years.  A new police chief was sworn in.  Ch...
01/03/2020

Something happened today in the City of Kewaunee that hasn't happened in 20 years. A new police chief was sworn in. Chief James Kleiman Jr officially became chief today at 3pm....and Chief Frank Salentine is officially retired.

Congratulations Chief Kleiman. We are looking forward to your leadership. Congratulations Chief Salentine. Enjoy your well deserved retirement. We appreciate your leadership over the past 20 years.

***Did You Know?***Did you know that your old, deactivated cell phone can still dial 911?  Well it can. This can be grea...
12/28/2019

***Did You Know?***
Did you know that your old, deactivated cell phone can still dial 911? Well it can. This can be great for someone in an emergency situation.

It can also be a nuisance. Many people give their old phones to their children to play with. This leads to accidental 911 hang ups. To be safe, we as law enforcement must investigate every 911 call that comes into the dispatch center.

So far in 2019, the Kewaunee Police Department has handled 142, 911 hang ups. Not all of these are from deactivated cell phones, but some are.

If we can eliminate even a small portion of these, it would free up time for us to handle other things. So please think twice before giving your old phone to a child to play with. Thank you.

There is still time to get your applications in.  They are due January 3, 2020.  Please spread the word!!
12/27/2019

There is still time to get your applications in. They are due January 3, 2020. Please spread the word!!

The Kewaunee Police Department is taking applications. If you are interested, the qualifications and application materials can be found at:

http://www.cityofkewaunee.org/employment.html.

Applications are due January 3, 2020. Spread the word!

May you all have a safe and Merry Christmas!!
12/24/2019

May you all have a safe and Merry Christmas!!

On Saturday, December 14, 2019 one of our residents found a Dental Retainer in a case on the roadway on Duvall Street. I...
12/21/2019

On Saturday, December 14, 2019 one of our residents found a Dental Retainer in a case on the roadway on Duvall Street. If you or someone you know is missing one, please contact our department and describe it. I am told they can be expensive, so I hope we can find the owner. Spread the word Facebook. :)

***NOTICE***Effective today, 12/20/19 through 01/02/20, the winter parking restrictions will be lifted. This is due to t...
12/20/2019

***NOTICE***
Effective today, 12/20/19 through 01/02/20, the winter parking restrictions will be lifted. This is due to the predicted warm temperatures and the upcoming holidays.

We do, however, ask that if there is a measurable snowfall during this time, that you please move your vehicles off the street if you can.

We will re-evaluate again on January 2nd.

Thank you

There have been consumer alerts in the news lately and we would like to pass on some information to you.  Just about eve...
12/20/2019

There have been consumer alerts in the news lately and we would like to pass on some information to you. Just about everyone has received a spam phone call, lost money in vending machine, or received poor service from a business. In the State of Wisconsin, these types of complaints are handled by the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

If you click on the link below, it will take you to their website. The website will show you what you should do if you have a complaint and advise you how to file a consumer complaint.
You can file a general complaint online for any of these specific consumer issues:

Door-to-door solicitations
Home improvement practices
Identity theft
Landlord/tenant practices
Motor vehicle repairs
Product safety
Telecommunications
Telemarketing/no call fast track complaint
Telemarketing/no call

https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/Programs_Services/FileConsumerComplaint.aspx

If you have any questions, feel free to contact our department.

The Kewaunee Police Department will be participating with the state mobilization called "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over"...
12/18/2019

The Kewaunee Police Department will be participating with the state mobilization called "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over". This mobilization will occur December 13, 2019 - January 2, 2020. Please make alternate ride arrangements if you are planning on consuming alcohol during this festive time of the year. Stay Safe!!

The Kewaunee Police Department is taking applications.  If you are interested, the qualifications and application materi...
12/16/2019

The Kewaunee Police Department is taking applications. If you are interested, the qualifications and application materials can be found at:

http://www.cityofkewaunee.org/employment.html.

Applications are due January 3, 2020. Spread the word!

We are in for all sorts of weather issues the next two days.  Winter Storm Warning, Lakeshore Flood Warning, and a Gale ...
11/30/2019

We are in for all sorts of weather issues the next two days. Winter Storm Warning, Lakeshore Flood Warning, and a Gale Warning (no not Officer Brian Gale). Travel will be difficult at times, so please be careful. Be aware of the conditions. Be Safe!!

The Winter Parking Ban starts tonight (Saturday into Sunday)...Just in time for some nasty weather.  Please keep your ve...
11/30/2019

The Winter Parking Ban starts tonight (Saturday into Sunday)...Just in time for some nasty weather. Please keep your vehicles off the streets at night. We don't like writing tickets, and we certainly do not want to have to tow someone's vehicle. Thank you!

***WINTER STORM WATCH***A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for Kewaunee County effective Saturday afternoon through Su...
11/29/2019

***WINTER STORM WATCH***
A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for Kewaunee County effective Saturday afternoon through Sunday afternoon (11/30-12/01). 6-12 inches of snow is possible along with strong winds.

Please travel safely!

11/20/2019

***Missing Cat***
One of our residents is missing a black/brown/white tabby female cat. It has been missing since Sunday, 11/17/19 from the area of Center Street. If you see the cat, please let us know. Photo of the cat is in the comments.
Thanks

Lakeshore Flood Advisory for Door, Kewaunee, and Manitowoc Counties.  Thursday, 11/21/19.
11/20/2019

Lakeshore Flood Advisory for Door, Kewaunee, and Manitowoc Counties. Thursday, 11/21/19.

11/18/2019
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Help keep everyone safe. Slow down and be careful.

Attention - City of Kewaunee ‼️

We will be replacing a water service at the intersection of Milwaukee Street and Harrison Street in downtown Kewaunee today. If possible, try to avoid the area, at times we will have it down to one lane with a flagger. And Harrison Street, East of Milwaukee Street will be closed as well for the day.

Thank you for understanding!

11/14/2019
Door County Daily News.com

Door County Daily News.com

DRUG BUST IN KEWAUNEE

News Release by Kewaunee County Sheriff's Department

(Kewaunee, WI) On Tuesday, November 12th 2019, Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Officers along with Officers from the City of Kewaunee Police Department and Door County Sheriff’s Office executed two search warrants in the City of Kewaunee concluding an investigation into the alleged trafficking of opiate prescription pain medications in Door and Kewaunee Counties.
The search warrants were executed at a business and a residence. The search warrants and subsequent investigation led to the arrest of a 40-year-old female who was taken into custody and is being held in the Kewaunee County Jail. Charges were referred to the Kewaunee County District Attorney’s Office for Deliver Schedule II Narcotics, Possession with Intent to Deliver Schedule II Narcotics, Maintain a Drug Trafficking Place, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.
Kewaunee County would like to commend the members of the Door / Kewaunee Drug Task Force as well as the Officers involved in this investigation and subsequent arrest for a safe and successful outcome.

DoorCountyDailyNews.com will have a full story on this shortly with updated details.

11/11/2019
A Special Weather Statement. If you are heading out this evening, please drive carefully. People heading home from the P...
11/11/2019

A Special Weather Statement. If you are heading out this evening, please drive carefully. People heading home from the Packer Game could hit some slick spots.

11/03/2019
Kewaunee County Sheriff's Department

Kewaunee County Sheriff's Department

A busy 12 hours, well, 13 hours with daylight savings.

As officers in a small community we get the phrase, “Well nothing happens in Kewaunee County.” This phrase has two reactions. One being the fact that we live in a relatively safe and friendly community which we can all agree is amazing, but it can also be frustrating because a lot of the work we do as law enforcement and first responders is taken for granted.

Starting just after 6 pm on Saturday, November 2nd we received a call near the Village of Casco for a juvenile male who had taken off from his residence and was not properly dressed for the weather. The Sheriff’s Department requested the assistance of the Canine Unit from the Kewaunee Police Department and after a short time the male was located and brought home.

At approximately 6:30 pm we took a report of a male party who had fallen out of his tree stand in the Township of Ahnapee. Algoma Fire and Rescue along with local first responders arrived on scene to provide care for the patient. The path to the patient was very muddy and wet and traditional ATV would not be able to make it. A nearby citizen, Scott Fenendael, had a tracked UTV that was able to make it through the terrain to the patient. He provided a ride in and out for first responders and the patient to get him the medical treatment he needed. We would like to provide a big Thank You to Scott for stepping in and helping out!

The next several hours consisted of “smaller” calls of past occurrence incidents, suspicious activity, rescue calls and alarm calls. 12 calls in total.

Early the next morning, around 2 am, we received a call to check the welfare of a male party, in the City of Kewaunee, who had made suicidal and homicidal comments, it was also reported that the male party did have weapon(s) with him. The call lasted for several hours and included a page out of the Kewaunee County SWAT team. While the additional resources were responding to the call, the male party got into a vehicle and a short pursuit began. At the end of the pursuit the male party was taken into custody with no harm to himself or officers, just minor damage to one of the squad cars. This male party was eventually taken to a nearby hospital for a medical evaluation and later to a mental health facility for further treatment.

At approximately 2:30 am we received a call about a vehicle that went into the ditch on STH 29 and struck a tree. Due to the ongoing call in Kewaunee, the Algoma Police Department was requested to take the initial report of the accident.

Between 3 and 4 am there were two additional calls for a noise complaint and an additional welfare check as well. These calls were held until a later time when officers could respond.

Around 4 am we received a call of a vehicle in the ditch near CTH G and Rangeline Rd. Subsequent investigation lead to the arrest of a 37 year old female for her 3rd OWI Offense.

At 4:30 am we received a call of a vehicle parked in the middle of the road near CTH S and CTH C. Responding officers found a 38 year old male behind the wheel, with his foot on the break and the vehicle still in drive. The male was ultimately arrested for OWI 1st offense. This call was handled by the Algoma Police Department as well due to the ongoing incident in Kewaunee.

The 12 hours was concluded with a 911 hangup call.

The majority of these calls were handled with 4-5 officers from 3-4 different agencies working together. This 12-hour period stretched our resources very thin but also showed the resiliency and proficiency of the officers that work in the community. At the end of the day everyone was safe and was able to receive the help that they needed.

*Names and further information about these incidents will not be released.

I’m sure everyone knows it is snowing by now. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until Noon today (Halloween). Every...
10/31/2019

I’m sure everyone knows it is snowing by now. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until Noon today (Halloween).

Everyone please check to make sure your headlights are turned on. People are used to the automated lights coming on for them, but there is also a switch somewhere on your car that allows you to turn them on manually. Please learn where that switch is.

Even though it is daylight, there is a law in Wisconsin requiring the use of headlights during inclement weather. Be Safe everyone. It could be a long winter.

It's that time of year where the leaf piles are piled high on the side of the road.  There are good reasons not to drive...
10/30/2019

It's that time of year where the leaf piles are piled high on the side of the road. There are good reasons not to drive through them.

***Say it isn't so!******Winter Weather Advisory***10/28-29/19A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Kewaunee Cou...
10/28/2019

***Say it isn't so!***

***Winter Weather Advisory***10/28-29/19
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Kewaunee County and the surrounding area 10pm-7am (Monday-Tuesday). A trace to 2 inches is possible.

With this being the first snowfall of the season, please remember to give yourself extra time. We will all have to learn to drive again. Be Safe!!

***Lakeshore Flood Advisory*** has been issued for Kewaunee County. Be aware of changing conditions.
10/21/2019

***Lakeshore Flood Advisory*** has been issued for Kewaunee County. Be aware of changing conditions.

This past week, Officer Gale and Charlie spent 4 days in Lacrosse for the annual Wisconsin Law Enforcement Canine Handle...
10/19/2019

This past week, Officer Gale and Charlie spent 4 days in Lacrosse for the annual Wisconsin Law Enforcement Canine Handlers Association (WLECHA).

During that time, they traveled around La Crosse and various city’s for training scenarios that ranged from finding narcotics, wind scents, apprehension work and advanced first aid for dogs.

150 Canine handlers from around the state attended the conference.

My original plan was to make a post on Friday, but since this came out today, there is no reason to wait.Friday will mar...
10/16/2019
Kewaunee Police Chief Salentine shares memories of the job as he retires

My original plan was to make a post on Friday, but since this came out today, there is no reason to wait.

Friday will mark the end of an era for the Kewaunee Police Department. October 18, 2019 will be Chief Frank Salentine's last day on the job. After nearly 33 years, he will be retiring.

There is no way to thank him enough for what he has done for all of us. His guidance, leadership, and friendship was more than any of us could have asked for. We will miss you on the department Frank, but we wish you the very best on your well earned retirement. Thank you!

After serving 20 years as Kewaunee's chief of police, 32 years with the department, he said the use of technology is the biggest change he's seen.

Kewaunee County Historical Society
10/09/2019

Kewaunee County Historical Society

50 years ago today was one the saddest day in Kewaunee County Law Enforcement History.

“Responding beyond the call of duty Police Officer Ronald Leist sacrificed his life in a heroic attempt to rescue a drowning man in the Algoma Harbor on October 9, 1969”

Let us never forget Officer Leist and the sacrifice he made to save another.

Thank you Kewaunee Rv & Campground for the donation. Thanks to everyone who participated.
10/05/2019

Thank you Kewaunee Rv & Campground for the donation. Thanks to everyone who participated.

Thank you to all that came to our annual Pooches in the Pool and donated to Kewaunee's K9 dog Charlie. It was greatly appreciated.

A reminder of this event happening Thursday. This would be a great event for seniors to attend.
10/02/2019

A reminder of this event happening Thursday. This would be a great event for seniors to attend.

Attention:Kewaunee County Residents
Senior Resource Fair happening tomorrow, 10/3/19 from 9 AM to Noon at the Luxemburg Fairgrounds Exhibition Hall.

After 18 years of service as a Crossing Guard, Mary Breitlow has retired. It’s hard to imagine the number of children sh...
10/01/2019

After 18 years of service as a Crossing Guard, Mary Breitlow has retired. It’s hard to imagine the number of children she has helped cross our busy streets during that time. On behalf of the Kewaunee Schools and the Kewaunee Community, The Kewaunee Police Department would like to thank Mary for her many years of dedicated service. THANK YOU Mary!!

***FLASH FLOOD WATCH***For Kewaunee County from Tuesday Morning through Wednesday Morning, October 1-2, 2019. Stay alert...
09/30/2019

***FLASH FLOOD WATCH***
For Kewaunee County from Tuesday Morning through Wednesday Morning, October 1-2, 2019. Stay alert to changing weather conditions. Be Safe!!

As you are waking up this morning, you may notice some toilet paper hanging around. This is part of the Kewaunee High Sc...
09/27/2019

As you are waking up this morning, you may notice some toilet paper hanging around. This is part of the Kewaunee High School and community Homecoming spirit. Mother Nature is doing her part in cleaning up, but if you need more assistance, you can contact the Kewaunee High School. There is a group of students that will come to assist you.

This looks like a great event for Seniors. I know Nicolet Bank will be there as well to talk about frauds/scams. Please ...
09/25/2019

This looks like a great event for Seniors. I know Nicolet Bank will be there as well to talk about frauds/scams. Please pass this on to family and friends.

Kewaunee County Resource Fair is on October 3, 2019. Doors will open at 9am. This event will run until 12noon.

The City of Kewaunee is accepting applications for the position of Afternoon Crossing Guard.  The Intersection would be ...
09/20/2019

The City of Kewaunee is accepting applications for the position of Afternoon Crossing Guard. The Intersection would be Third St and Center St from approximately 3pm-3:30pm. Applications will be received until the position is filled. Start date would be October 1, 2019. Applications can be obtained from Kewaunee City Hall or the City of Kewaunee Webpage. Thank you!

City of Kewaunee Police Department's cover photo
09/19/2019

City of Kewaunee Police Department's cover photo

City of Kewaunee
09/16/2019
City of Kewaunee

City of Kewaunee

Thank you Chief for your many dedicated years of service to the residents of Kewaunee. You leave behind a shining record of service for others to emulate!

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Kewaunee, WI
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Just wondering if the dog that was found wandering Center & 6th Street at 5am and given over to the care of the wonderful Kewaunee Police Dept. has found her family yet! To anyone who's looking for her still, she's friendly with light brown/tan & white splotches, has long hair and a bunt-like tail that wiggles: a dog with a curiosity for roaming. Not really a barker, either. No tag identification but was wearing a light blue collar with green print on it. Very FRIENDLY but does like to jump a little to say "Hi!" (Obviously still a puppy but with some training skills!) If she's back with her family, could anyone let me know? It would make me so happy to know that some Fur Parent isn't out there still suffering and not knowing where their Fur Baby is!
LOST.. 6 month old German Shepard mix .. She has a black collar with name tag on & part of chain hanging on her. (unless someone cut the chain & took her). Missing from County Road F & Birchwood area around noon.. If you see her, please let me know.
••••Update••• Milo is home again - with his owner! Thanks everyone! FOUND!!!! Is this your baby? He was running down HWY 29, by Prevea clinic. Afraid he was going to get hit. No collar looks well cared for so am thinking he has a home. Contact me via Facebook or Kewaunee police department
Just a note that I saw some fella pick up a big piece of steel off the street, which was good, but just threw it on lawn by Haney Park sign, which was bad. I couldn't see what he threw over there, so checked when he left. I placed it against the maintenance room door on the warm up house......just so you know where it came from.
Does anyone know if there’s an ordinance stating how long, or late, the manure trucks can go barreling down our roads out here on Cedar Valley Rd? They have been hauling ass past our home 24/7 for the past 2-3 days! The house is shut tight because of the cold, but they’re so loud, and have been keeping us all awake all night! Aaarrrgggghhhhhh!!!! 😫😫😫😫😫
Thank you so much to Officer Gale last night for assisting me after I hit my first deer on Hwy 42. This has never happened to me before and I had no idea what to do but his calm demeanor put me right at ease:) Thanks again!
Are there any rules or regulations about shooting B.B. guns in town?
G'morning.....these two dogs are a constant pain in the butt coming here frequently.....they have collars, maybe tags? Seem to be coming here from south or southwest of my property, leaving messes for my dog. I keep my dog at home, and I'd appreciate it if others would do the same. I am sure my neighbor blames their piles on my girl, and I can assure, they are not. These two always run together. So I hope you are able to locate the owners, and remind them to keep their dogs home, please. Thanks.
What is the proper protocol when your neighbor blocks your driveway?
To the officers of this department---THANK YOU! You folks protect the lives of those in the community day in and day out. There come times when difficult choices need to be made while you are on duty. Regardless of the outcome of those choices, I faithfully stand behind and support you. Thank you (and your families) for your selfless sacrifices to protect Kewaunee and the citizens therein. Stay safe out there!