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Mission: The mission of the KEWAUNEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT is to promote safety and provide security to the members of our community with pride and integrity.



There are slippery spots on the roads this morning. Please drive safely and allow extra time to get to your destination.

Thank you



DATE: December 12, 2019


The Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department, is releasing the following information pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 301.46(2m) which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender's relocation when, in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety, awareness and protection. The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of Sex Offenses. Further, his criminal history places him in a classification level which increases the necessity for community awareness.

He is NOT wanted by the police at this time. This notification is not intended to increase fear; rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public. Sex offenders have always lived in our communities, but it was not until Act 440 was enacted that law enforcement is able to share this information with the community. Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass registered sex offenders will NOT be tolerated.

In 2003 David J. LeGrave was found guilty for acts of 2nd degree Sexual assault of a child committed in Door County, Wi.
In 2010 David J. LeGrave was found guilty for acts of 1st degree Sexual Assault of a child committed in Kewaunee County, Wi.
His victims were known to him. He will be released from prison on December 31, 2019 with supervision restrictions.

Name: David J. Legrave
Address: E1392 Thiry Daems Road,
Luxemburg, WI 54217
Date of Birth: 04-14-1980
Race White
Sex: Male
Height: 5’9”
Weight: 163
Hair: Brown
Eyes: Blue

2019 Shop with a Cop was a great success!  This year along with spending the entire day with some of our County's youth ...

2019 Shop with a Cop was a great success!
This year along with spending the entire day with some of our County's youth we paid a visit to a special little girl. The Rally for Kali benefit was being held today so we, along with the continued support of our community, made a donation to this brave little girl.

Deputy Rick Karman, Deputy Erin Rouer, Inv Steve Haen, Sgt. Tyler Tuttle, and administrative assistant Mary Berkovitz presented Kali and her family with a goodie bag along with a gift card to Target.

Thank you again to the continued support our program receives year in and year out from this amazing community!

A big THANK YOU to the Shielded Hearts organization who provided some snacks and drinks for our Officers. Shielded Heart...

A big THANK YOU to the Shielded Hearts organization who provided some snacks and drinks for our Officers. Shielded Hearts is a national organization encompassing local communities of women in long term committed relationships with men in law enforcement as well as providing support to our extended Blue Family. They encourage hope in police life through education, friendship, service and faith.


***Deteriorating road conditions***

We have been informed by our Deputies that the roads are beginning to ice over. Please travel with extreme caution and avoid driving if at all possible.

Thank you

*** UPDATE - The driver has come forward in this incident. Thanks for the shares. ***We're looking for assistance in loc...

*** UPDATE - The driver has come forward in this incident. Thanks for the shares. ***

We're looking for assistance in locating the vehicle that these parts belong to. It is a blue Chevy SUV with some sort of nerf bars as the foot tread was located on scene. Vehicle should have front end as well as some undercarriage damage. The lights located are believed to be front, passenger side headlight and signal light. It was involved in a hit and run property damage crash in the Casco area.

If you have any information please contact us at 920-388-3100 reference 19-09089.


-Morning Driving Conditions

Please use caution when traveling this morning. Our area is experiencing areas of patchy fog and the rain from last night is causing the roads to become icy. These areas of icy roads are even more prevalent in wooded areas.

-Slow Down
-Give Yourself Extra Room
-Have An Enjoyable Monday!

Media ReleaseDrug InvestigationIncident # 19-08912Kewaunee, WI – On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, members of the Door/Kewa...

Media Release

Drug Investigation

Incident # 19-08912

Kewaunee, WI – On Tuesday, November 12, 2019, members of the Door/Kewaunee Drug Task Force, along with the Sturgeon Bay Police Department and the Kewaunee Police Department executed several search warrants in the City of Kewaunee including at Emerald Shores Assisted Living.

A 40-year-old Kewaunee woman, Lissa Miller along with a 43-year-old Kewaunee woman, Melanie McCraken were arrested as a result of the investigation. Both women have been formally charged through the Kewaunee County Circuit Court, each with a charge of Delivery of a Schedule I or II narcotic. Both have been released from the Kewaunee County Jail under $5,000 signature bonds through the Circuit Court.

When notified of the ongoing investigation, BAKA Enterprises, Inc, the current owner/management company of the facility has been fully cooperating with the investigation. Both employees arrested in this incident have been placed on leave from the facility.

Door County Sheriff's Office

Door County Sheriff's Office

Updated: November 11, 2019- Skarvan has been located and is in custody.

Press Release: Huber Walk-away

The Door County Sheriff’s Office is currently investigating an incident in which an inmate from the Door County Jail (located at 1203 South Duluth Ave. in the City of Sturgeon Bay) has walked away from custody. The Sheriff’s Office has no reason to believe the public is in any danger.

On 11/04/2019 at approximately 7:00a.m., 31 year-old Chad M. Skarvan left the jail for Huber release. Skarvan did not return to the jail and is considered a Huber Walk-Away (Escaped) Inmate.

Chad A. Skarvan is a white male, 6’, 190 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. Skarvan was serving a sentence for Criminal Trespassing to Dwelling. The Sheriff’s Office is continuing efforts to locate this individual.

If anybody has any information regarding this incident, they are encouraged to contact the Door County Sheriff’s Office at 920-746-2416.

If you have information about this incident, but wish to remain anonymous, please contact the Door County Sheriff’s Office Crime Tip Line at 920-746-2436.

Prepared by: Lt. Kyle Veeser

Authority: Sheriff Tammy Sternard


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.


**Roads are slippery this morning. Please take your time and drive with caution**

Does anyone recognize this couch? It was located just north of Algoma in a ditch. If you know something about it please ...

Does anyone recognize this couch? It was located just north of Algoma in a ditch. If you know something about it please contact Deputy Vandermoss at 920-388-3100.

This afternoon, members from all Kewaunee County Law Enforcement Agencies paid their respects to the memorial of Ronald ...

This afternoon, members from all Kewaunee County Law Enforcement Agencies paid their respects to the memorial of Ronald Leist.

In attendance at the ceremony were members from Algoma Police Department, Luxemburg Police Department, Kewaunee Police Department, Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department, and family and friends of Leist.

The ceremony was held in front of the Ronald Leist memorial which sits next to the Algoma Harbor

50 years ago Patrolman Ronald Leist gave the ultimate sacrifice in a heroic act to save two fisherman on the south pier of the Algoma Harbor. Leist and one of the fishermen perished as they were swept into the water from large waves striking the pier.

Ronald Leist will forever be remembered for his bravery.

Kewaunee County Historical Society

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.

Kewaunee County

Kewaunee County

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WISDOT) has announced a five-day, full closure of WIS 42 between 8th and 9th roads in the town of Pierce to replace a deteriorating culvert pipe. The full closure is scheduled to begin Monday, Oct. 14th and end Friday, Oct. 18th. The entire project will wrap up on Friday, Oct. 25th. A signed detour will be posted.


**** Case Update (10/07/19 @ 9:32pm)****
**The subject in question has been located and taken into custody**

Thank you again to everyone that has assisted!

Original Post:

At approximately 7am on today's date the Kewaunee County Sheriff's Department received a complaint of a male party who was looking in vehicles at a farm on Cth C. At that time the party was wearing a black sweat shirt and grey sweat pants. At approximately 11am we received a call of a male party who was wandering around farm buildings on a farm just off Cth A. At this time the party was wearing a yellow/maroon/brown plaid shirt. At approximately 3pm we received a call of a house garage in that area was entered and some clothes were stolen, including a plaid shirt. A witness identified the suspect as Matthew Spencer DOB 10/02/1980. This person is known to the Sheriff's Department. He is not known to be violent. He is believed to be on foot. Residents are asked to be alert and call in anything suspicious. Also please lock your buildings and vehicles. Contact the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department with any information 920-388-7108. Please reference law incident number 19-07804.

Fernando Almanza Gonzalez 8/15/69FTA on OWL 2 Charges & FTPF on OWI Charges

Fernando Almanza Gonzalez 8/15/69
FTA on OWL 2 Charges & FTPF on OWI Charges

Mud on the Road - Please Be PatientWe have all noticed the unusual amount of rain that we have received this year and it...

Mud on the Road - Please Be Patient

We have all noticed the unusual amount of rain that we have received this year and it is meeting up with that time of year our farms are going to need to start getting crops off the fields by whatever means necessary. In short, there is going to be mud and machinery on the roads and we are asking everyone to please show some patience when traveling on our roads.

With that, we do have a request for the farmers: Please give us a call and let us know where and when you’ll be hauling, especially if there will be an exceptional amount of mud on the roads.

If you are visiting the Kewaunee County Courthouse during the month of October, please take a moment to view the Domesti...

If you are visiting the Kewaunee County Courthouse during the month of October, please take a moment to view the Domestic Violence Awareness Month display in the front entrance put together by the Kewaunee County Violence Intervention Project staff. There are a pair of shoes for each person in Wisconsin who lost their lives due to Domestic Violence in 2018. A very Powerful Display.

Door County Daily

Door County Daily

Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski talks about the newly passed ATV ordinance. Feel free to ask questions as we interview the sheriff.


From one of our deputies:

I know I have posted this in the past, but many people need a reminder on this once again. The law states headlights and tail lights are REQUIRED, not just suggested during periods of darkness AND/OR limited visibility (like fog, snow and rain) Daytime running lights are not sufficient if they do not illuminate your tail lights (which most don't) Many vehicles also will not illuminate daytime running lights on foggy days as they are on a sensor that detects light.... on foggy days, it is light enough out that the lights won't turn on but visibility is still limited enough that the law requires your headlights be on. Familiarize yourself with your vehicle and know how to turn them on manually for these situations.

347.06 When lighted lamps required.

347.06(1)(1) Except as provided in subs. (2) and (4), no person may operate a vehicle upon a highway during hours of darkness or during a period of limited visibility unless all headlamps, tail lamps, and clearance lamps with which the vehicle is required to be equipped are lighted. Parking lamps as described in s. 347.27 may not be used for this purpose. This subsection does not apply if lamps that are automatically activated whenever the vehicle is started are in use, if the headlamps are of sufficient intensity to satisfy the requirements for daytime running lamps under 49 CFR 571.108, S7.10.13


**Road Closure**

Due to County Wide Flooding Townline Rd east of CTH B in the Carlton Township will be closed.

Other roads in Kewaunee County may have running water over them. Please use caution if you come across a road with water over it.

Thank you



A Kewaunee man, who investigators say had more than 4,000 pornography images and videos involving toddlers and infants, was sentenced to five years in prison.


Media Release

Weapon Offense

Incident # 19-06790

Luxemburg, WI – On Monday, September 2nd at approximately 3:25 PM, the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department received a call from a male party who stated he was working on his roof when he heard a gun shot and a bullet “wiz” past him. The complaint was able to get a description of a vehicle in the area of the gun shot. The complaint then got down from the roof and was able to locate the vehicle and get a license plate.

Officers from our agency along with the Luxemburg Police Department were able to locate the vehicle. Subsequent interviews and a search of the vehicle involved lead to the identification of four individuals who were in the vehicle. The individuals were four juvenile males from the Luxemburg area between the ages of 15 and 16.

The juveniles were found to be drinking alcohol and smoking marijuana at the time of the incident. They admitted to shooting at several street signs in the area as well as in Brown County. They also shot at and struck a local business.

Charges will be referred on the four juveniles involved; however the incident remains under investigation by our agency.


620 Juneau St
Kewaunee, WI


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