Tuesday, May 12, 2015

National Police Week Begins

This week from May 10th through May 16th is National Police week. National Police week was started in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy, which designated this week in May as Peace Officers Memorial Day.

During this week tens of thousands of Law Enforcement Officers from across the nation will converge on Washington DC for remembrance and honor of their fallen comrades that have paid the ultimate sacrifice. This year there will be 273 fallen officers added to the nearly 20,000 other names permanently etched into the memorial’s walls.

So if you get a chance this week or in the future please go ahead and Thank an Officer for the job that he or she is doing…it just could make that Officers day or even his or her week!

Sturgeon Bay Police Honor Guard Attends Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial

This past weekend members of the Sturgeon Bay Police Departments Honor Guard attended the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial held in Madison. The Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorials mission is to remember and honor Wisconsin law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. This year Polk County Sheriff’s Deputy Michael Seversen will be officially added to the memorial. With the inclusion of Deputy Seversen 266 law enforcement officers are listed on the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Memorial.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Help Finding Orange Cat

On April 24, at 11:21 AM, an officer was dispatched for a female bitten by a cat.  The cat is orange, wearing a collar, and can be found in the area between North 4th and Iowa Street. 

The female received medical attention at the Door County Medical Center for her injuries. Officers are asking if anyone has seen a similar cat in the area and know who the cat belongs to contact the Police Department at 920-746-2450 or if you wish to remain anonymous you can use the departments Confidential Web Tip Form located on the Police Departments website: www.sturgeonbaypolice.com/webtip.html or click "Give A Tip!" on the Police Departments Facebook page.

Unfortunately, if the cat isn’t located the female will have to begin receiving a series of rabies vaccinations.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Intoxicated Male Fled Officer

On April 19, 2015 at 2:22 AM, an officer observed a 25 year old male urinating in a parking lot between vehicles on the corner of Kentucky St and North 4th Avenue.  The officer started to approach the male and told him to stop, but the male ignored the officer and took off running.  After a short chase, the intoxicated male was taken into custody and was cited with two city ordinances for “Urination in Public 1st” and “Resist/Obstruction”.  





An Expensive Nap

On April 18, a 34 year old intoxicated male fell asleep on a lobby couch while waiting for a cab at a local hotel.  The employees were unable to wake him when the cab arrived.  Eventually the male woke up and urinated on the couch and carpet.  The staff asked the male to stop, but he wouldn’t.  At 2:49 AM, officers were dispatched to the lobby and spoke with the male who did not recall the events that took place.  The individual was cited with two city ordinances for “Disorderly Conduct” and “Urination/On Property/In Public”.

A Family Fun Day


Friday, April 17, 2015

IRS Phone Scam

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA), which oversees the IRS, has received reports of 290,000 scam calls since October 2013 and said nearly 3,000 victims have been swindled out of $14 million so far.

By altering their caller ID number to make it look like they're calling from an IRS office, these scammers often threaten vulnerable people like the elderly and business owners with threats like arrest or loss of business if they don't pay immediately for money purportedly owed.

Often leaving messages that say it's "urgent" you call them back, the scammers use common names and sometimes say they are from the IRS Criminal Division. They may even claim to know the last four digits of your Social Security number and send follow-up emails that appear to be from the IRS, TIGTA said. They often demand that payments be made by prepaid debit card or money order.

The real IRS will usually contact you by regular mail first, if it needs to contact you at all.  The agency never demands immediate payment by phone or asks for credit card or debit numbers if they do call. It also never asks for personal or financial information by email, text or social media.

If you get what you suspect is a scam call, report it to TIGTA through its website or call 800-366-4484.  Only contact your local police department if you have provided funds and need a report.