Thursday, March 6, 2014
On March 6, 2014 at 6:30 PM, a Sturgeon Bay Police Officer received a suspicious phone call on his department cell phone. The phone call was a computer recorded message stating "Your Mastercard has been compromised, please press one for assistance". The Officer hung up and attempted to call the number back, but the Officer received only a busy signal each time they tried. The number came up "unavailable" on the caller identification.
Officers have received additional reports of similar phone calls being made to citizens in Sturgeon Bay. The Sturgeon Bay Police Department would like to remind everyone to never give out sensitive information such as credit card numbers, social security numbers, or banking information over the phone unless you are positive you know who you are talking to is legitimate. Never hesitate to contact Police if you have questions or concerns over phone calls you are receiving.
On February 23, 2014 at 3 AM, Officers were dispatched to a residence on the east side of Sturgeon Bay for an auto theft. Upon arrival Officers found that the complainant had awoken to find her front door ajar and her keys and vehicle missing. The investigation lead Officers to a different residence on the east side where Officers took a 19 year old Sturgeon Bay woman and a 21 year old Sturgeon Bay man into custody for the auto theft. The stolen vehicle, which was damaged was recovered nearby in a apple orchard. Both the 19 year old Sturgeon Bay woman and the 21 year old Sturgeon Bay man were incarcerated at the Door County Jail.
Monday, March 3, 2014
On March 3, 2014 at 3:27 AM, Officers on patrol observed a vehicle travelling over the center line on Jefferson Street. The Officer noticed that the vehicle appeared to be accelerating as it traveled east. Another Officer who was parked on Egg Harbor Road observed the same vehicle travelling faster than normal traffic on Egg Harbor Road.
Officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the driver refused to stop. A short time later the suspect vehicle struck a snow bank and crashed into a nearby residence on Egg Harbor Road. Once stopped the vehicles operator exited the vehicle and took off on foot. After a brief foot chase Officers arrested the 26 year old Menominee man for the following charges:
- Knowingly flee an officer
- Obstructing an officer
- Operating while intoxicated
- Reckless driving
The Menominee man was also cited for numerous traffic violations as a result of the incident. No injuries occurred as a result of the crash. The 26 year old Menominee man was incarcerated at the Door County Jail.
Sunday, February 23, 2014
On February 19, 2014 at 6:28 AM, Officers were dispatched to the Opera House for an Assault. Upon arrival Officers met with the complainant who told Officers he had been assaulted outside the bar. Officers found that a verbal confrontation took place inside the bar and it had spilled out onto the sidewalk where the complainant was assaulted by a 28 year old Sturgeon Bay man. Officers found the 28 year old Sturgeon Bay man and arrested him for Disorderly Conduct and Battery.
On February 21, 2014 at 2:40 AM, Officers were dispatched to the Best Western for a Burglary. Upon arrival Officers learned that a man had entered the complainants hotel room, while the complainant slept. While the man was in the room the complainant awoke to the sounds of the man rummaging through his items. The man left a short time after the complainant awoke. Officers arrived and began to search the hotel eventually finding a man fitting the description given by the complainant. Officers arrested a 25 year old Marinette man for Burglary and a Probation Hold. The Marinette man was incarcerated at the Door County Jail.
Saturday, February 22, 2014
On February 15, 2014 at 9:19 AM, Officers were dispatched to 3rd Avenue for a two vehicle accident. Upon arrival Officers found that the other vehicle involved had left the scene of the accident. Officers learned that the vehicle that had left had intentionally slammed on its brakes causing the vehicle behind it to strike it.
After the collision the vehicle that had slammed on its brakes took off at a high rate of speed. With assistance from witnesses to the crash Officers were able to locate the 39 year old Michigan Man. Officers cited the Michigan man with Hit and Run To An Attended Vehicle. No one was injured in the crash.