Thursday, May 26, 2016

WANTED: Paul Moore

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department is requesting the public's assistance in locating and arresting Paul Mitcheal Moore, age 31.  Paul is wanted by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections for a probation violation, and is wanted by the Sturgeon Bay Police Department for questioning in a theft.

Paul is known to operate as a freelance computer repair technician and would likely be working in the computer repair business.

If anyone knows of Paul's whereabouts and activities, please contact the Sturgeon Bay Police Department at (920) 746-2450 or your local law enforcement agency.  The public's assistance is greatly appreciated.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Temporary change to Egg Harbor Rd traffic light

On May 23, the Wisconsin DOT made a temporary change to the traffic light on Egg Harbor Rd @ N 14th Ave.  The DOT installed a left turn arrow signal at the intersection for westbound traffic having to turn left to go south on N 14th Ave.

This was done in an effort to keep trucks on the designated truck detour route, by allowing trucks ample time to complete their turn safely.  There were concerns trucks were not following the detour route when traffic was heavy, as only one truck was able to make the turn at the end of the green light.  With the addition of this arrow, the DOT is hopeful that a larger percentage of trucks will follow the intended truck detour route.  

At the completion of the project, the DOT will be restoring the intersection back to its previous configuration and timings.  All costs associated with this work are being paid for by the DOT.

Monday, May 23, 2016

Law Enforcement Memorial

Law Enforcement Agencies in Wisconsin, including our own, attended the Law Enforcement Memorial held on May 20th in Madison.   


EXTRA PATIENCE will be needed starting this weekend

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department would like to offer some suggestions to motorists, bicyclists and pedestrians, to ensure everyone has safe travels in the city.  As we approach Memorial Day weekend, traffic flow will increase and we need everyone to have extra patience!

1)     Plan ahead and allow extra travel time, especially during peak traffic times. 
·         Expect backups in the city on Friday from 3:00-8:00pm and Monday from 11:00am-5:00pm.   
·         Officers will be directing traffic along the detour route as needed during peak times, especially at Madison/Maple and Michigan/3rd.
2)     Please be courteous and respectful to all drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians.  
·         Visitors do not know our city streets as well as we do.  You will get behind slow or lost drivers, and appreciate the fact they choose to visit our fine city.
3)     Give semi-trucks and large delivery vehicles space to make their turns. 
·         Preventing them from turning only backs up traffic.  Be assured, the semi drivers don’t enjoy traveling through the city streets either.
4)     Avoid left hand turns if possible, especially at major intersections.  Left hand turns back up traffic and increases your chance of having a serious injury accident.
·         Intersections to avoid left hand turns include:
-   Madison Ave @ Maple St (locations in bold had most accidents in 2013 detour)
-  1st Ave @ Michigan St
-  5th Ave @ Michigan St
-  4th & 5th Ave @ Jefferson St
-  Neenah Ave @ E Maple St
-  8th Ave @ Egg Harbor Rd

Example #1: East bound traffic on W Maple St, instead of turning left onto N Madison Ave to cross the Michigan St Bridge, please go straight and use the Maple-Oregon St Bridge. 
Example #2: North bound traffic on Madison Ave, either turn off before Maple St and go down Lansing Ave to get to W Maple St, or continue through the intersection and turn onto Larch St and go up Lansing Ave. 
Example #3: If you need to take Neenah Ave, use the Maple-Oregon St Bridge, and avoid having to turn left at the Madison/Maple stop lights.
Example #4: Right turns onto Michigan St from 1st Ave are the safest.  Avoid left hand turns and crossing Michigan St, which causes most of the accidents.

1)     Obey all traffic laws.  Not only is it the law, it shows respect to the drivers.
·         The biggest complaint we receive on bicycles is they don’t stop at stop signs. 
2)     Ride single file on heavy traffic streets. 
3)     Wear your helmet.
4)     Wear bright, high visibility clothing.

1)     Cross a street only at a marked crosswalk or intersection. 
2)     Never dart out into traffic hoping to beat a vehicle. 
3)     To safely cross the street, take one step into the crosswalk and stop to make sure drivers see you and stop.       
4)     Please use the sidewalks.  Do not walk/run in the street.

The patience we display will have a lasting impact on our fellow citizens and visitors.  Enjoy the beauty of our city and county, and slow down when using the streets.  Thank you!

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Looking For Information

On May 14, 2016 a male was assaulted outside Poh’s around bar closing time.  An officer was flagged down by the male at 3:00 in the morning with injuries to his face.  The male stated he was attacked by multiple individuals. 
If you have any information, please contact the Sturgeon Bay Police Department at 746-2450. 

Bike Safety Rally

Thursday, May 12, 2016

IRS "Spoofing" Phone Calls

Caller ID "spoofing" occurs when a caller deliberately falsifies the information transmitted to your Caller ID display to disguise their identity. Spoofing is often used as part of an attempt to trick someone into giving away valuable personal information so it can be used in fraudulent activity or sold illegally.  U.S. law and FCC rules prohibit most types of spoofing. 
The IRS phone call is the most popular “spoofing” scam call that is affecting so many people.  Since they are “spoofing” calls, there is no way to track who they are or where they are calling from.   
How do I report suspected spoofing?
If you receive a call and you suspect Caller ID information has been falsified, or you think the rules for protecting the privacy of your telephone number have been violated, you can file a complaint with the FCC. You have multiple options for filing a complaint with the FCC:
§  By phone: 1-888-CALL-FCC (1-888-225-5322); TTY: 1-888-TELL-FCC (1-888-835-5322); ASL: 1-844-432-2275
§  By mail (please include your name, address, contact information and as much detail about your complaint as possible)
       Federal Communications Commission
Consumer and Governmental Affairs Bureau
Consumer Inquiries and Complaints Division
445 12th Street, S.W.
Washington, DC 20554