Sturgeon Bay Police Department

Theft Investigation On Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 an officer was dispatched to the 1700 block of Egg Harbor Road to investi...
07/09/2019

Theft Investigation

On Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 an officer was dispatched to the 1700 block of Egg Harbor Road to investigate a theft complaint.

A male suspect had entered a convenience store and started walking around. While walking around, the suspect stole a cheese burger from a cooler. During this time, the suspect observed a briefcase which contained a laptop, phone, and other personal items inside of the convenience store. The suspect stole this briefcase and ran out of the store to flee.

Officers were able to identify the suspect, as he was arrested the night prior for Operating under the Influence. The suspect was located the next day by the Kewaunee County Sheriff's Department and was arrested again for Operating under the Influence.

That suspect was released to the Sturgeon Bay Police Department's custody and transported to the Door County Jail.

While at the jail, an officer observed the suspect wearing boots which had a security tag on them. It was discovered that he was also shoplifting from an area business as well. That investigation is currently on going.

All items that the victim lost were recovered and returned!

Charges of felony theft and retail theft were referred to the Door County District Attorney’s Office.

Slow-No-Wake Reminder: City of Sturgeon Bay Municipal Ordinance 14.07 regulates the operation of boats on the waters of ...
07/06/2019

Slow-No-Wake Reminder:

City of Sturgeon Bay Municipal Ordinance 14.07 regulates the operation of boats on the waters of Sturgeon Bay that fall within the city limits. The ordinance defines slow-no-wake as a "speed at which a boat moves as slowly as possible while still maintain steerage control."

The below map shows the approximate area of the water that is designated as slow-no-wake. This has been done to ensure the safety of marinas, shoreline and boaters. Thank you to everyone for their cooperation in following this ordinance.

Have a safe and enjoyable boating season!!

Lewd and Lascivious BehaviorShane P. Hurley, Age 39 of Sturgeon Bay was arrested on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 after officers...
07/05/2019

Lewd and Lascivious Behavior

Shane P. Hurley, Age 39 of Sturgeon Bay was arrested on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 after officers received a call of a lewd and lascivious behavior incident that occurred on the 1300 block of Egg Harbor Road. Hurley was reported to have exposed himself to children in a local business.

Hurley was confirmed as the suspect in this case and taken into custody. Hurley was charged with: causing a child under 13 to view/listen to a sex act, exposing intimate parts to a child, lewd/lascivious behavior, bail jumping, and disorderly conduct.

This isn't the first time Hurley has been involved with these types of crimes. Hurley was arrested back on February 16th for lewd and lascivious behavior on the east side of Sturgeon Bay.

Please keep the comments respectful in this case. All suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in court.

Happy 4th of July!! Let's have a safe weekend!
07/04/2019

Happy 4th of July!! Let's have a safe weekend!

The Sturgeon Bay Police would like to remind everyone if you are planning on lighting fireworks off this weekend remembe...
07/03/2019

The Sturgeon Bay Police would like to remind everyone if you are planning on lighting fireworks off this weekend remember to abide by Wisconsin State Laws. A few examples of fireworks allowed are: sparklers (36 inches in length or shorter), stationary cones and fountains, toy snakes, smoke bombs, caps, noisemakers, confetti poppers with less than ¼ grain of explosive mixture and novelty devices that spin or move on the ground.

Fireworks such as: firecrackers, Roman candles, bottle rockets and mortars require permits and are illegal if you don’t have permits for them. A general rule is that if the device explodes or leaves the ground…it is illegal! If you chose to violate state law Officers can issue a citation, which is couple hundred dollars. Remember if you light fireworks off and cause damage to property or if someone is injured you could be held liable for those damages.

Remember if you choose to use consumer fireworks to celebrate this year's Fourth of July festivities, remember the following safety tips from the National Council on Fireworks Safety:

A responsible adult should supervise all fireworks activities.

Never give fireworks to young children.
Always purchase fireworks from reliable sources.

Follow label directions carefully.

Never point or throw fireworks at another person.

Use fireworks outdoors in a clear area away from buildings and vehicles.

Never carry fireworks in your pocket or shoot them in metal or glass containers.

Light them one at a time then move back quickly.

Don't experiment with homemade fireworks.
Observe local laws and use common sense.

Sparklers, fountains and other items that many states allow for use by consumers are not appropriate when a large crowd is present.

If attending a community display, leave your own fireworks at home -- there will be plenty of excitement provided by the display. Be patient with the traffic when leaving the community event.

Always have a water supply near when lighting off fireworks.

Have a fun weekend and enjoy the festivities!

We're Hiring!Do you or somebody you know have an interest in working for the Sturgeon Bay Police Department? We are acce...
07/01/2019

We're Hiring!

Do you or somebody you know have an interest in working for the Sturgeon Bay Police Department? We are accepting applications for a variety of different positions! We are currently seeking a Sturgeon Bay Police Officer, Community Service Officers, and Police Cadets.

---- Police Officer Opening ----
Full-Time (fill vacancy)

This is a full-time, professional position at the Sturgeon Bay Police Department. For more information on this position, qualifications, and benefits, visit: Wilenet.org and click "Employment Opportunities." On this site, you will find specific details about the position.

Contact Person:
Lieutenant Clint Henry
(920) 746-2450
[email protected]

---- Community Service Officer ----
Part-Time (accepting applications)

Application & Information on the CSO program can be found below:
https://www.sturgeonbaypolice.com/community-services/cso-program/

Community Service Officers (CSOs) are part-time positions with the police department. The CSOs are non-sworn police employees that respond to calls for service and investigating complaints. CSOs also provide foot patrol, traffic control, and other assigned duties.

CSOs are required to be 18 years old and graduated from High School. In addition, the CSO must be enrolled in a Criminal Justice program at a college level.

Contact Person:
Officer Derek JennerJohn
(920) 746-2450
[email protected]

---- SBPD Police Cadet ----
Volunteer (accepting new members)

Sturgeon Bay Police Cadets are area High School and College students that are interested in a law enforcement career. SBPD Cadets train at the Sturgeon Bay PD and learn a variety of law enforcement skills. SBPD Cadets compete at local and state law enforcement conferences, train with other law enforcement agencies, and attend police functions. SBPD Cadets also work special events for the City of Sturgeon Bay and other organizations throughout Door County, providing security and traffic control.

Requirements: You must be 14-20 years old, currently enrolled in school, pass a background check, and be in good standing at your school.

For more information, visit:
page: Sturgeon Bay Police Cadets

Contact Person:
Officer Brandon Shew
(920) 746-2450
[email protected]

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07/01/2019

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PRESS RELEASE On Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 a Sturgeon Bay Police Officer began an Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC)...
06/27/2019

PRESS RELEASE

On Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 a Sturgeon Bay Police Officer began an Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) investigation.

A 28-year-old Sturgeon Bay man, identified as Duryea Johnson, attempted to meet with who he believed to be a 15-year-old boy for sexual purposes. Johnson exchanged communication with an undercover police officer and was ultimately taken into custody by the Sturgeon Bay Police Department. Charges of attempted second-degree sexual assault of a child, use of a computer to facilitate a sex crime, and other child sex crimes have been referred to the Door County District Attorney’s Office.

Johnson admitted to viewing and possessing child pornography on his mobile device. A search warrant was executed at Johnson’s residence and Johnson’s electronic devices were seized, where they will be examined by a Sturgeon Bay Police Department Forensic Expert.

During the course of the ICAC investigation, Johnson admitted that he had sexually assaulted multiple children within Door County. At this time, Sturgeon Bay Police and Door County Sheriff Investigators are working on identifying those children.

More information will be released in the future.

At this time, there is no danger to the community. Johnson is currently incarcerated at the Door County Jail.

Any information related to this complaint can be directed to Officer Brandon Shew or Sergeant Investigator Chad Hougaard at (920) 746-2450.

Any media questions can be directed to Captain Daniel Brinkman at (920) 746-2450.

No further information will be released at this time.

Prepared by: Officer Brandon Shew

Authority: Captain of Police Daniel Brinkman

06/25/2019

THEFT ARREST

With help from the community providing information, we were able to arrest a 17 year old female linked to thefts in the area involving an apartment and multiple vehicles.

We appreciate all the information and assistance in keeping our community safe!

06/24/2019

Anyone lose a phone? At our office is an LG-K30 smart phone. It was found somewhere near North 3rd Avenue and Kentucky Street. If you believe this is your phone, contact our office via phone or stop in to claim it:

421 Michigan St.
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(920) 746-2450

Granary Move!The Granary move will begin shortly over the Oregon/Maple Street Bridge.Please make sure you stay off the b...
06/24/2019

Granary Move!

The Granary move will begin shortly over the Oregon/Maple Street Bridge.

Please make sure you stay off the bridge, both vehicle and foot traffic. There are barricades setup, make sure you stay behind them.

This is anticipated to take several hours.

Thank you!

Sturgeon Bay Fire Department Pancake Breakfast!TODAY! (06/22/2019)7am-11am$8.004yrs and under- FREEWe know where your br...
06/22/2019

Sturgeon Bay Fire Department Pancake Breakfast!
TODAY! (06/22/2019)
7am-11am

$8.00
4yrs and under- FREE

We know where your breakfast plans are today... at the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department (East Side Station/421 Michigan Street)!

Come join your local Sturgeon Bay Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 2682 today for breakfast and support our local Fire Department.

See you there!

Who am I? We need your help!PRESS RELEASE:On June 19th, 2019 an officer began a theft of beer and criminal damage to pro...
06/21/2019

Who am I? We need your help!

PRESS RELEASE:

On June 19th, 2019 an officer began a theft of beer and criminal damage to property investigation at Thunderhill Raceway in Sturgeon Bay, WI.

Estimated between June 5th-June 19th, 2019 a suspect or suspects entered the Thunderhill Raceway grounds. The suspects then smashed a beer cooler front window and stole a large quantity of beer. The individuals responsible stole close to $1,000 worth of beer from the cooler. In addition, the cooler is destroyed.

We would like to have a conversation with those involved. If you have any information on who is responsible, please contact Officer Hajny or Sergeant Investigator Hougaard at (920) 746-2450. You can also remain anonymous in this case.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Racine Police Department and Milwaukee Police Department during two tragic inciden...
06/18/2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Racine Police Department and Milwaukee Police Department during two tragic incidents.

Officer John Hetland, a 24 year veteran of the Racine Police Department was shot & killed off-duty, when he attempted to intervene in a robbery attempt.
End of Watch: June 17th, 2019

Officer Kou Her, a 2 year veteran of the Milwaukee Police Department, was struck & died in a vehicle crash after his shift. A vehicle crossed the center line and struck Officer Her at a high rate of speed.
End of Watch: June 18th, 2019

Keep the families, agencies, and communities in your thoughts. Rest easy, we'll take it from here. #thinblueline

Jean Louise, the shop cat extraordinaire!Officer Jose was checking businesses downtown Sturgeon Bay overnight. We found ...
06/18/2019

Jean Louise, the shop cat extraordinaire!

Officer Jose was checking businesses downtown Sturgeon Bay overnight. We found Jean Louise standing guard inside the Dancing Bear Toys - Door County. Officers were informed that there were no intruders.

Can you spot Jean Louise, the shop guard cat?

Happy Father's Day from the Sturgeon Bay Police Department!
06/16/2019

Happy Father's Day from the Sturgeon Bay Police Department!

Golfing for a Good Cause!! Bigs in Blue!Officer Shew, Officer Crabb, and CSO Becker were out at Red Putter Mini Golf in ...
06/15/2019

Golfing for a Good Cause!!
Bigs in Blue!

Officer Shew, Officer Crabb, and CSO Becker were out at Red Putter Mini Golf in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin, representing the Sturgeon Bay PD as a sponsor.

We have officers on the Sturgeon Bay Police Department that volunteer as "Bigs in Blue," who mentor youth within Door County. Officer Shew & Officer Crabb are apart of the program.

We love supporting this organization! Thank you Red Putter Mini Golf for supporting this program!

Happy Friday from 3rd Shift!Let's have a safe weekend! Do not drink and drive (period), be responsible, and be safe. We ...
06/14/2019

Happy Friday from 3rd Shift!

Let's have a safe weekend! Do not drink and drive (period), be responsible, and be safe.

We are there if you need us!

06/14/2019

Know the Facts
(Correct information regarding the below incident)

On June 13, 2019 at approximately 6:32 PM, Sturgeon Bay Police Officers were dispatched to a one vehicle accident on the Michigan Street Bridge. The vehicle was traveling eastbound when the operator of the vehicle stated the brakes went out. At this time, the bridge was in the beginning process of going up. The driver avoided striking other vehicles and collided with the bridges drop down stop arms. The operator stopped the vehicle by striking the guardrail.

The Michigan Street Bridge is operational and is back open to vehicle traffic. No injuries were reported.

On Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 at approximately 7:10pm, Sturgeon Bay Police Officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Ge...
06/13/2019

On Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 at approximately 7:10pm, Sturgeon Bay Police Officers were dispatched to the 900 block of Georgia Street for an intoxicated male with a knife. Officers were advised that the male was possibly suicidal and cutting himself.

Upon officer’s arrival, the male immediately exited his residence with a knife in hand and approached the officers. Refusing to drop the knife, the male walked towards officers raising the knife towards his neck.

After unsuccessful negotiations, officers deployed a Taser and the male was taken into custody without further incident. He was treated at the hospital and later transported a mental health facility for further evaluation.

END OF RELEASE

Area Police Cadet programs were out at the NWTC Public Safety Department training. This was a great way for agencies to ...
06/10/2019

Area Police Cadet programs were out at the NWTC Public Safety Department training. This was a great way for agencies to work together to develop our future police officers!

We partnered with the Ashwaubenon Public Safety and Seymour Police Department, Wisconsin.

Multi-Agency Law Enforcement Training
(Our Future Law Enforcement Officers)

The Sturgeon Bay Police Cadet Unit was out at the Northeastern Wisconsin Technical College, NWTC Public Safety Department, training with the Seymour Police Department, Wisconsin and Ashwaubenon Public Safety Units.

We trained in the application/use of deadly force, utilized a MILO Simulator (Shoot or Don't Shoot Simulator to assess critical thinking), and learned about conducting standardized field sobriety testing during a traffic stop.

Cadets & Explorers from Sturgeon Bay, Seymour, & Ashwaubenon were instructed by:

Public Safety Director Jason Weber (Ret. Fox Crossing PD)
Lieutenant Brian Murphy (Ashwaubenon Public Safety)
Officer Seth Tobison (Seymour PD)
Sergeant Daniel Coyhis (Sturgeon Bay PD)
Officer Brandon Shew (Sturgeon Bay PD)

We had the following from the Sturgeon Bay Police Department Cadet Unit attend: Captain Triston Beauchamp, Lieutenant Rhian Murphy, Cadet & Community Service Officer Siera Becker, Cadet Brandon Bouche, & Cadet Tristan Bergene.

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department Cadet Unit consists of area High School/College students that are interested in a law enforcement career. What better way to start off your law enforcement career then to start training early.

Some of our Unit members are current and future students of the NWTC Criminal Justice program!

It's National Donut Day!!This is a holiday we thoroughly enjoy at the Police Department. We decided to pay a visit to Sc...
06/07/2019

It's National Donut Day!!

This is a holiday we thoroughly enjoy at the Police Department. We decided to pay a visit to Scaturo's Baking Company & Cafe here in Sturgeon Bay.

(If you're looking for a good breakfast today, we would recommend stopping out at Scaturo's to check out the overloaded donuts).

They are good, we would know.

#Nationaldonutday

Preventing Vehicle Theft:Officer Shew and Officer Crabb, Sturgeon Bay PD 3rd shift patrol officers (or otherwise known a...
06/05/2019

Preventing Vehicle Theft:

Officer Shew and Officer Crabb, Sturgeon Bay PD 3rd shift patrol officers (or otherwise known as the A-Team), are making every effort to catch vehicle burglars in Sturgeon Bay. We can't catch them all...

We want to offer some tips to reduce your chances of becoming a victim of a vehicle break in:

- Lock your Vehicle
- Take your keys
- Hide or take your belongings
- & Make sure everything is secure

Sturgeon Bay is a very safe and vibrant community. However, crime does happen. One way of reducing crime, is preventing crime.

We have seen an increase in vehicle break in complaints. Remember:
If you see something, say something.

As always, we are here if you need us!

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421 Michigan St
Sturgeon Bay, WI
54235

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

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(920) 746-2450

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