Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Michigan Bridge Closed to Vehicle Traffic

Michigan Street Bridge will be closing to all vehicle traffic due to the lights being stuck on red. The D.O.T. has been notified. The bridge will remain open to pedestrian traffic.

Friday, October 2, 2015

Sturgeon Bay Police Seatbelt Grant Results

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department has completed their 2015 Seatbelt High Visibility Enforcement (HVE) program, which is funded through a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Bureau of Transportation Safety. During this year’s grant, Sturgeon Bay Police dedicated two officers to traffic enforcement. The majority of the shifts were four hours, along with some two hour shifts that focused on afternoon school zone safety. The deployments occurred between May 1 and September 30. 

The traffic enforcement results were as follows: 

  • 289 traffic stops were made during 158 hours of deployments. 
  • Officers averaged a traffic stop every 33 minutes. 
  • 189 traffic citations were issued for:
    • 140 Seatbelt
    • 21 Speeding 
    • 5 OAR (operate after revocation) and OWS (operate while suspended) 
    • 1 Open Intoxicants
    • 2 Vehicle registration 
    • 20 Miscellaneous violations (i.e.: stop sign / no insurance) 
  • 145 traffic warnings were issued for:
    • 100 Speeding 
    • 12 Vehicle registration 
    • 17 Vehicle equipment 
    • 16 Miscellaneous violations 
  • 2 non-traffic arrests from the stops: 2 Warrants (criminal adult & juvenile)

Monday, September 21, 2015

Non-Emergency Phone Number Down

Currently the police department's non emergency number 920-746-2450 is currently down. Please use 920-746-2416 for all non emergency calls until the issue is resolved. If you are calling in a emergency please dial 911 to be linked to a Door County 911 Dispatcher.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Hit and Run


On September 18th at 3:12 am there was a vehicle struck in front of a residence on 18th Avenue.   The suspects' vehicle left light blue paint transfer where it struck the victim's car.  The suspects’ vehicle should have moderate to severe front passenger side damage.   If you have any information, please contact the Sturgeon Bay Police Department at 920-746-2450. 

Friday, September 4, 2015

Ask A Cop

Have you ever had a question for a cop and you were afraid to ask or weren’t sure where to go to ask?  You can email your question to policedept@sturgeonbaywi.org and the question will be answered and posted on the blog.  There will be an “Ask a Cop” blog posted weekly or bi-weekly on the blog, depending on how many questions are received.  It will list the question from the public along with the answer from a cop.  

Friday, August 28, 2015

Back To School Safety

Summer break is just about over, which means buses on the roadway and kids walking or riding their bikes to school.  The Sturgeon Bay Police Department would like to remind drivers to be aware of the kids crossing the streets.  Also, please leave distance between your vehicle and the bus for safety of the kids and to allow time to stop.  Be aware of the flashing lights and the extended stop sign on the buses and make sure you stop.  The Sturgeon Bay Police Department wishes all the kids a safe and enjoyable school year.   

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Kayak Theft

A yellow, double seat, Pelican Kayak was reported missing between August 1st and August 11th from the Memorial Drive area.  If anyone has any information, please contact the Sturgeon Bay Police Department at 920-746-2450.