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Remember our Fallen: Interagency 9/11 WorkoutMembers of the Sturgeon Bay PD, U.S. Coast Guard, and CrossFit completed a ...
09/11/2020

Remember our Fallen: Interagency 9/11 Workout

Members of the Sturgeon Bay PD, U.S. Coast Guard, and CrossFit completed a 9/11 workout, which began at 0959 hours.

The workout is called "The Danz" in memory of NYPD Police Officer Vincent Danz who lost his life on 9/11. Vincent was also a member of the U.S Coast Guard.

#NeverForget

We remember them all. 8 EMTs/Paramedics60 Police Officers343 Firefighters 2997 Civilians#NeverForget#UnitedWeStand
09/11/2020

We remember them all.

8 EMTs/Paramedics
60 Police Officers
343 Firefighters
2997 Civilians

#NeverForget
#UnitedWeStand

Always remember... On this day... 19 years ago 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,606 ...
09/10/2020

Always remember... On this day... 19 years ago 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,606 people went to sleep in preparation for work in the morning tomorrow.

343 firefighters went to sleep in preparation for their morning shift. 60 police officers went to sleep in preparation for morning patrol. 8 paramedics went to sleep in preparation for the morning shift of saving lives.

None of them saw past 10:00am Sept 11, 2001. In one single moment life may never be the same.

As you live and enjoy the breaths you take today and tonight before you go to sleep in preparation for your life tomorrow, kiss the ones you love, snuggle a little tighter, and never take one second of your life for granted.

It is all too easy to take for granted the "little things" but these are the "things" that truly matter. Breathe today and slow down... appreciate the people and aspects of life that you rush by ever too often. Hold a door, give a compliment, do something for someone... no matter how small it may be... do the good. It DOES matter.

DON'T Steal Political Signs! Sturgeon Bay PD is continuing to receive complaints of political yard signs being stolen & ...
09/10/2020

DON'T Steal Political Signs!

Sturgeon Bay PD is continuing to receive complaints of political yard signs being stolen & damaged throughout our community.

Candidate signs from all sides have been taken. Anyone caught removing or damaging signs from yards will be properly charged or cited. Please respect others property in the community.

September is National Suicide Prevention Month.With COVID-19, people's daily life has changed. Please remember, you matt...
09/09/2020

September is National Suicide Prevention Month.

With COVID-19, people's daily life has changed. Please remember, you matter, and there are resources. Often, people are afraid to seek help. If you or somebody you know is struggling, please seek the resources available. #endthestigma

Door County Crisis Hotline: (920) 746-2588
National Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Emergency: 911 (Police)

Sturgeon Bay Police Officers are there 24/7 to respond to crisis within our community. The police officers on our agency care and will drop everything to respond to a community member in need. Do not hesitate to call us.

Door County Human Services have amazing staff and social workers that are available 24/7. We work with these social workers every day to make an impact in somebody's life.

You matter. We're there if you need us.

#NotAlone

The temperature is dropping faster than a speeder seeing a police officer. 🚔 Have a great Tuesday, Sturgeon Bay! We're t...
09/08/2020

The temperature is dropping faster than a speeder seeing a police officer. 🚔

Have a great Tuesday, Sturgeon Bay! We're there if you need us.

Have a great Labor Day from the Sturgeon Bay Police Department!!
09/07/2020

Have a great Labor Day from the Sturgeon Bay Police Department!!

You should get a ride home. Sturgeon Bay Police Officers and Door County Sheriff's Office Deputies arrested multiple peo...
09/05/2020

You should get a ride home.

Sturgeon Bay Police Officers and Door County Sheriff's Office Deputies arrested multiple people last night for drunk driving throughout Sturgeon Bay & Door County. We will continue to look for impaired drivers.

It's not worth it.

#DriveSoberOrGetPulledOver continues through Labor Day Weekend.

Have a great Labor Day Weekend! We are wishing everyone a great & safe Labor Day Weekend! We expect heavier traffic thro...
09/04/2020

Have a great Labor Day Weekend!

We are wishing everyone a great & safe Labor Day Weekend! We expect heavier traffic throughout Sturgeon Bay & Door County. Please be patient and follow the law when driving.

The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign will be going through Labor Day Weekend. Do not drink & drive. Our agency will be proactively looking for impaired drivers and arresting those over the limit.

Be safe this weekend. We don't want to meet by accident. We're there if you need us!!

#DriveSoberOrGetPulledOver
#BeSafe

CRIME SOLVED Good old-fashioned boots on the ground police work led officers to a 19-year-old Sturgeon Bay man in connec...
09/01/2020

CRIME SOLVED

Good old-fashioned boots on the ground police work led officers to a 19-year-old Sturgeon Bay man in connection with the spray painting of the Door County Republican Party Headquarters on Egg Harbor Rd in Sturgeon Bay early Sunday morning, August 30th. Officers followed up with a witness who saw a tan colored or lighter colored SUV near the headquarters building and also developed key pieces of information as the investigation unfolded. The man also admitted to spray painting several Republican political signs on Egg Harbor Rd. He was issued a Misdemeanor citation for Criminal Damage to Property and will appear in court on October 5th at 10:00 a.m.

Have a great Monday, Sturgeon Bay!We're there if you need us!
08/31/2020

Have a great Monday, Sturgeon Bay!

We're there if you need us!

It's official, we need to make a Facebook Post.Everyone has different opinions, politics, viewpoints, etc. Often, people...
08/30/2020

It's official, we need to make a Facebook Post.

Everyone has different opinions, politics, viewpoints, etc. Often, people will express these views on their own property. These are established and guaranteed rights that EVERYONE has.

Our agency has had an increase in people vandalizing, stealing, and breaking yard signs. Last night, the Republican Party of Door County Office was vandalized. (On that note, if you have any information on this crime please call our office, as we are seeking those offenders).

If you are caught damaging, vandalizing, and trespassing on someone's property, you will be cited and/or arrested.

🚔 Ride with the Lights! 🚔Police Officers, Deputies, and State Troopers throughout Northeastern Wisconsin led a "chase" f...
08/29/2020

🚔 Ride with the Lights! 🚔

Police Officers, Deputies, and State Troopers throughout Northeastern Wisconsin led a "chase" from Harley Davidson- Green Bay to Harley Davidson- Appleton. The Sturgeon Bay Police Department was happy to participate!

Alongside local law enforcement were hundreds of motorcycles, muscle cars, vintage cars, and luxury rides. All money raised from this event will support the Lights Of Christmas NE Wisconsin!!

Just blew a .08 or above? Then you just blew $10k.That’s the average cost of an OWI considering fines, court costs, atto...
08/28/2020

Just blew a .08 or above? Then you just blew $10k.

That’s the average cost of an OWI considering fines, court costs, attorney fees, higher insurance rates, etc. The Sturgeon Bay Police Department is joining law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin looking for impaired drivers.

Please - Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

⛈️⛈️ Severe Weather ⛈️⛈️US National Weather Service Green Bay Wisconsin
08/28/2020

⛈️⛈️ Severe Weather ⛈️⛈️

US National Weather Service Green Bay Wisconsin

Showers and thunderstorms will move across the area this morning. These storms will have the potential to become severe and produce damaging winds, large hail, and possibly an isolated tornado. In addition to the severe risk, locally heavy rain will accompany any of the storms and may lead to localized flooding. The afternoon storm development will depend on how quickly the morning storms clear out of the region. Stay tuned to the latest forecasts and update plans as necessary.

**OUTDATED**

🐾 On #NationalDogDay we can't forget Door County K9 Odinn! Keeping Door County safe! 🐾
08/26/2020

🐾 On #NationalDogDay we can't forget Door County K9 Odinn! Keeping Door County safe! 🐾

Alright you get in the back tonight...I got this!!!🐾

08/25/2020

PRESS RELEASE

HOMICIDE

On Tuesday morning, August 25th, at about 12:30 a.m., Sturgeon Bay Police officers were dispatched to 1834 Florida Street, Apartment C for a stabbing.

Officers arrived within 3 minutes and noticed a female in the front yard of that residence who stated twice to officers, “I stabbed her.” She told officers the injured woman was in the hallway to their upstairs apartment.

The female was taken into custody without incident. She was later identified as 52-year-old Susan Soukup.

A second officer entered the apartment and noticed a female lying on her stomach in the hallway with multiple stab wounds to her back and a severe laceration to her neck. He began life saving measures until EMS arrived. She was transported to Door County Medical Center where she was pronounced dead at 2:21 a.m. She was 32 years old.

The victim and Soukup were roommates.

The Milwaukee office of the Wisconsin State Crime Lab was called to process the scene.

Susan Soukup appeared in court this afternoon on a charge of First-Degree Intentional Homicide. The court found probable cause exists for the State to take jurisdiction and a 1-million-dollar cash bond was set. Soukup’s Initial appearance is scheduled for August 31, 2020, at 10:00 a.m.

Prepared and authorized by: Captain Dan Brinkman

Drive Sober or Get Pulled OverWhether it’s caused by alcohol, legal or illegal drugs, impaired drivers endanger everyone...
08/22/2020

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Whether it’s caused by alcohol, legal or illegal drugs, impaired drivers endanger everyone. To make roadways safer for all travelers, law enforcement agencies across Wisconsin are watching for impaired drivers as part of the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaign now through Labor Day.

08/21/2020

Press Release:

On Thursday, August 20th, 2020 at 3:30am, Sturgeon Bay Police Officers were dispatched to a motor vehicle accident where a vehicle struck a tree on the west side of Sturgeon Bay. Officers located the vehicle involved with a male and female standing by the vehicle. The suspects fled on foot as soon as the officer approached. The officer pursued them but lost sight of them. During this time, a Door County Sheriff’s Deputy observed the two suspects running away from the scene, but lost sight of them. As the investigation unfolded, officers learned the suspects entered a residential garage on the city’s east side and had stolen this vehicle.

At 6:25am, officers were dispatched to a west side residence for a second stolen vehicle. Using GPS, the vehicle owner was able to track the vehicle to the 200 block of Thorn Street. The vehicle was located with no one around. Door County K9 Odin and his handler responded to the scene to track the suspects.

At 7:01am, as officers and deputies continued their search, a third vehicle was reported stolen from a residence on the city’s west side. At about 8:00am, a police officer was searching an east side apartment complex. The officer spotted the vehicle driving in his direction and the officer identified the suspects as the same male and female from the previous vehicle thefts. The vehicle drove around the apartment complex and parked. The suspects fled on foot.

Officers pursued the suspects on foot toward the 900 block of Egg Harbor Road and Georgia Street. At this time, the suspects split up. The female continued to flee on foot and the male suspect stole a fourth vehicle from a residence on Georgia Street. The male suspect fled at a high rate of speed through a large parking lot off of Egg Harbor Road where two police officers were on foot. The suspect drove the vehicle at a high rate of speed directly at two police officers who were on foot in the parking lot. The officers evaded the vehicle as it sped by within 20 feet of them.

The male suspect continued to flee at a high rate of speed on Jefferson Street before crashing into a building in the 200 block of North 7th Avenue. The suspect ran from the vehicle but was soon taken into custody after a citizen called in a report of a suspicious male near where the crash occurred. The female suspect was taken into custody after a citizen called about a suspicious female outside a residence in the 800 block of Georgia Street.

No law enforcement officers, community members, or suspects were injured during this incident.

The following charges are being recommended to the District Attorney’s Office on a 17-year-old male and a 17-year-old female. Other charges may follow as the investigation concludes.
- Operate a Vehicle without Owner’s Consent 2 Felony counts and 2 Misdemeanor counts
- Resisting/Obstructing an Officer
- Burglary
- Battery or Threat to Law Enforcement Officer
- Recklessly Endangering Safety
- Fail to Notify Police of an Accident
- Vehicle Operator Flee/Elude an Officer

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department would like to thank the citizens who called in tips after reading our Facebook post requesting your help in locating the suspects. This is a great example of the police department and the community working in partnership with each other.

Prepared by: Officer Brandon Shew

Authorized by: Captain Dan Brinkman

Welcome School Resource Officer Derek JennerJohn!Meet your new School Resource Officer (SRO) Derek JennerJohn! SRO Jenne...
08/20/2020

Welcome School Resource Officer Derek JennerJohn!

Meet your new School Resource Officer (SRO) Derek JennerJohn! SRO JennerJohn will begin the 2020 school year serving the Sturgeon Bay School District.

SRO JennerJohn graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School and received his Bachelor's Degree from UW Oshkosh in Criminal Justice. After graduating, SRO JennerJohn became a Sturgeon Bay Police Officer serving his hometown.

Officer Jennerjohn has been involved in many teams, such as the Door County Marine Patrol and Door County SWAT team. In addition, SRO JennerJohn is a big brother in the Bigs with Badges program and Advisor with the Sturgeon Bay Police Cadet program.

08/20/2020

UPDATE:

APPREHENDED! Thank you, Sturgeon Bay! Someone saw our post, called the police, and both were arrested.

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The Sturgeon Bay Police Department is actively searching for two suspects. These suspects have stolen multiple vehicles, crashed multiple vehicles, and evaded law enforcement.

The first suspect can be described as a Hispanic female, 17 years old, brown hair, 5'05 and around 132 pounds. She was last seen wearing a light blue shirt with gray leggings.

The second suspect can be described as a tall Indian Male, possibly 5'08, wearing a black hoodie, jeans, and white tennis shoes.

These suspects were last seen on Sturgeon Bay's east side. At this time, their location is unknown. Please lock your vehicles and property. If you see anything suspicious, call 911.

Released By: Officer B. Shew #213

08/19/2020
U.S. Coast Guard

Now we want to meet Moose from the U.S. Coast Guard!!

#WakeUpWednesday It's an alarm clock. No it's the search and rescue alarm. No it's just Moose the Coast Guard Station Sturgeon Bay mascot. #doglife

A perfect way to end a great weekend!🌈 Destination Door County 🌈
08/17/2020

A perfect way to end a great weekend!

🌈 Destination Door County 🌈

If you're in Door County right now, look up!

Just a reminder for the work commute this morning. Let's not meet by accident!We're there if you need us!
08/13/2020

Just a reminder for the work commute this morning. Let's not meet by accident!

We're there if you need us!

NBC26
08/10/2020

NBC26

A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for most of the NBC 26 viewing area until 7PM tonight. Any thunderstorm that would develop could contain gusty wind or some hail. The main window will be through the afternoon and very early evening.

You can check the Live Interactive Radar here => https://www.nbc26.com/weather/radar

COMMUNITY RELEASE:  REGISTERED SEX OFFENDERSee the attached release regarding Tobin Wendt.
08/06/2020

COMMUNITY RELEASE: REGISTERED SEX OFFENDER

See the attached release regarding Tobin Wendt.

Happy U.S. Coast Guard Day!! We're proud to be a U.S Coast Guard City. Thank you to those that serve!!
08/04/2020

Happy U.S. Coast Guard Day!! We're proud to be a U.S Coast Guard City. Thank you to those that serve!!

Thank You Dairy Queen!!Owners Matt & Jessica Zeratsky generously donated DQ tokens to the Sturgeon Bay Police Department...
08/02/2020

Thank You Dairy Queen!!

Owners Matt & Jessica Zeratsky generously donated DQ tokens to the Sturgeon Bay Police Department. Our police officers will be able to hand these out to the youth in our community during positive interactions! These coins are good for free ice cream at the Sturgeon Bay Dairy Queen. The Sturgeon Bay Police Department appreciates your community support!

Officer Snover was having some fun while at Under the Stars, Downtown Sturgeon Bay.Thank you Spencer Gustafson District ...
08/02/2020

Officer Snover was having some fun while at Under the Stars, Downtown Sturgeon Bay.

Thank you Spencer Gustafson District 4 for capturing this moment! We love working for this community.

#MaskUpDoorCountyWe're there if you need us!
08/01/2020

#MaskUpDoorCounty

We're there if you need us!

Joint Informational Release- Face Covering OrderOur approach has been and will continue to be to help educate, help clar...
07/31/2020

Joint Informational Release- Face Covering Order

Our approach has been and will continue to be to help educate, help clarify questions relating to the order, consult with the proper governing authority, and evaluate each complaint on a case by case basis. Compliance by the public is of course the avenue we have asked of our citizens in all matters during the pandemic and that has not changed.

We encourage everyone to take precautions to keep themselves and others safe. We also understand and recognize different viewpoints and we are doing everything we can to protect people from becoming sick, while also protecting the individual rights of our citizens.

In order to provide some clarification, please be advised Door County Law Enforcement simply doesn’t have the personnel available to respond to complaints of individuals violating the Governor’s mandate. Door County Law Enforcement will continue to respond to reports or complaints from a business owner, manager or other premise owner who has already requested that an individual leave a premise for failing to comply with the face covering mandate as it relates to that specific premise. We anticipate that these circumstances will be rare, but enforcement is necessary under these circumstances because they are situations where a disturbance may be likely. This enforcement response is consistent with most, if not all, of the other law enforcement agencies throughout Northeast Wisconsin.

Please do not contact the Door County Communications Center to report people not wearing face coverings, as they, too, are very busy handling urgent law enforcement, EMS, and fire-related calls.

We’ve already received numerous calls on what should be done if an individual isn’t wearing a face covering. The Governor’s FAQs related to this order states as follows:
What do I do if I see someone not wearing a mask, even though they should be? Nothing. Some people have conditions or circumstances that would make wearing a cloth face covering difficult or dangerous. Just wear your mask and stay six feet away.

At this time, it is not clear who the Governor has designated to be responsible for the primary enforcement of the face covering mandate. We anticipate the Governor’s Office and/or the Wisconsin Attorney General’s office will provide clarification regarding the enforcement of the Governor’s executive order within the next few days.

Please know, during this time of uncertainty for individuals and families, we will do our best to offer the services and support our community needs. We appreciate the willingness of our citizens to comply with the order and recommendations of the various agencies overseeing this unprecedented health emergency, and for doing their part to help our community navigate through this difficult time.

Sheriff Tammy Sternard
Chief Arleigh Porter
District Attorney Colleen Nordin
Attorney Jon Pinkert

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Sturgeon Bay, WI
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The vision of the Sturgeon Bay Police Department is to be regarded by the community we serve and by our law enforcement peers as a progressive, proactive, and professional agency guided by strong core values. The Sturgeon Bay Police Department's core values are: Compassion, Integrity, Teamwork, Fun, Professional and Loyal.

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Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

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