Thursday, February 16, 2017

Youth and The Developing Brain

Please consider attending this event, put on by the
Door County Mental Health Focus Group.

Online Gaming and Child Predators

Please check out this story about online gaming and how child predators are using these games to find victims.  It is important for parents and law enforcement to stay informed, so we can protect kids from online predatory activity.

WBAY Child Predators Finding Victims Through Video Games

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Sexual Abuse to a Child

On February 3, police were dispatched to a city residence for an alleged sexual assault of a 3 year old child.  An investigation was conducted, and police found there was enough evidence to arrest the suspect, a 64 year old male from Sturgeon Bay.  The male was taken to jail and lodged on the following charges: sexual assault of a child, child enticement and exposing genitals to a child.  The suspect remained in jail awaiting an appearance before a judge.  The case has been referred to the DA's Office for formal charges and prosecution.  

In Door County, Family Services provides free and confidential services to sexual abuse victims and their families.  The 24 hour hotline number is (920) 746-8996.  Further information about their services can be found at:

Drugged Driving is the Same as Drunk Driving

On February 6 at 12:02pm, police received a complaint of a vehicle that did not stop for a stop sign at Duluth Ave and Maple St.  Police located and stopped the vehicle.  The driver, a 24 year old male from Sturgeon Bay, claimed he stopped for the sign, but he may not have come to a complete stop.

During the contact, police detected an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.  The driver admitted he had been smoking marijuana earlier while driving.  Police located marijuana in the vehicle.

The driver was arrested for OWI (operating with a controlled substance) - 3rd offense and taken to jail.  In addition, the driver was out on felony bond conditions for drug related charges.  Additional charges of felony Possession of Marijuana and felony Bail Jumping were added.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Winter Parking Ban Reminder

The city of Sturgeon Bay's winter parking restrictions are still in effect until April 1st.  City ordinance 7.07 states:

No operator of any vehicle shall park such vehicle upon any street within the city between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. during December, January, February and March.  
Parking permit applications and information can be obtained from the City of Sturgeon Bay Municipal Services office at 835 N 14th Avenue.  Forms are also available online at 

Failure to obey this ordinance can result in a $15 parking ticket.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Reckless Driving Complaint Leads to Afternoon Drunk Driver

On February 1 at 4:50pm, police were dispatched to the city limits on the north end of Highway 42/57 for a reckless driver.  Police located the driver, who was swerving in their lane of traffic and crossing the median.

The vehicle was stopped and the driver, a 59 year old male from DePere, smelled of alcohol.  The driver had come from Sister Bay and only had a "few" beers.  Field sobriety tests showed signs of impairment and the driver was arrested for 1st offense OWI.

This is a reminder to the public that drunk drivers are on our roads at all times of the day.  If you witness reckless driving, please contact the police who can investigate the situation.  Help keep our roads safe!