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.