Monday, April 7, 2014

Stay Informed With The SBPD Android or iphone App

The Sturgeon Bay Police Departments newest tool to keep the public informed about whats going on in our community is now available right on your Android or iPhone.

The app has 24 possible features and options.  Some of the features include department contacts, push notifications, feedback & tips forms, as well as options to retrieve information from FEMA, the National Weather Service, and the National Terror Advisory System.  Other uses include links for wanted persons, videos, and blog posts.

The phone application or “app” can be downloaded free by searching for My Police Department or MyPD in the iPhone or Android marketplace. You can also click on the images above to download the app directly for your Android or iPhone device.  The police app is available to the public free of charge and is also free of any advertisements.  Once downloaded you simply navigate to Wisconsin and select theSturgeon Bay Police Department.

“This police app is a great addition to our agency” said Public Information Officer Chad Mielke  “We can now push out notifications and alerts and the public has a variety of ways to contacts us. The goal of our MyPD app is to give the public a one stop app option with plenty of features and to open the lines of communication.”

Users can choose not only the Sturgeon Bay Police app, but they also have the option to view other police departments on MyPD by choosing a different city or state. The app defaults to the last agency viewed upon opening, this makes it easy to always open just to the Sturgeon Bay Police Department. 

The department home screen contains a number of features with more located in the bottom menu which activates upon touch or swipe.

“Our app’s submit a tip or questions and feedback features allows a user to choose a topic from the forms drop down menu that best suits them and that message will then be routed to the correct Officer.” Said Officer Mielke.   “Forms can be sent anonymously to the department, but we encourage an email address or phone number if you would like a response. Users also have the availability to upload photos with the app tip and feedback forms. “

As is the case with email, tips, and social media, our app is not for any type of emergency situation. The Sturgeon Bay Police app is for routine questions and information sharing. 9-1-1 is always the method for emergency situations or response.

More app information can be found on the Sturgeon Bay Police Departments website at and the MyPD police app website

Monday, March 31, 2014

Sturgeon Bay Man Arrested & Woman Cited For Drugs

On March 23, 2014 at 9:00 PM, Officers were notified about a suspicious vehicle inside the cities parking ramp. Officers made contact with the occupants who were drinking beer and smoking Marijuana. Officers arrested a 25 year old Sturgeon Bay man for felony possession of Marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and a probation hold. Officers cited a 20 year old Sturgeon Bay woman for underage drinking, possession of Marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Little Chute Man Arrested For Eighth OWI

On March 20, 2014 at 2:35 PM, Officers were dispatched to the area of Third Avenue and Florida Street for an intoxicated driver. Officers stopped the vehicle in question and made contact with the driver a 57 year old Little Chute man. Officers determined the man had been drinking during lunch and had also mixed prescription medication. Officers arrested the man for Operating While Intoxicated 8th Offense and Felony Bail jumping as the man was to maintain absolute sobriety. Officers transported the 57 year old Little Chute man to the Door County Jail where he was incarcerated.

Michigan Man Cited In Disturbance

On March 18, 2014 at 12:15 PM, Officers were dispatched to the Police Department reference an incident that had just taken place at a business on the west side of Sturgeon Bay. Officers were told by the complainant that she was working the front desk of the business when a unknown male came into the business and began talking to her about random things. At one point the man began to make sexual comments to the complainant. Eventually the unknown man was told to leave the business and the complainant came to the Police Department to report the incident. After some investigating Officers identified the man as a 55 year old Michigan man. Officers cited the man for ordinance Disorderly Conduct.

Sturgeon Bay Woman Arrested For OWI 2nd Offense

On March 17, 2014 at 12:52 AM, Officers stopped a vehicle on 12th Avenue for a traffic violation. Upon making contact with the driver Officers found that the driver had been drinking. Officers administered field sobriety tests (FSTS) to the 34 year old Sturgeon Bay woman, which the woman failed. Officers provided a preliminary breath test to the woman, which indicated a .14 amount. As Officers were confirming the VIN on the vehicle, Officers observed open bottles of vodka inside the car. Officers arrested the 34 year old Sturgeon Bay woman for Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) 2nd Offense and incarcerated her at the Door County Jail.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Sturgeon Bay Woman Arrested For OWI

On March 9, 2014 at 2:03 PM, Officers were dispatched to a reckless driving complaint on the west side of Sturgeon Bay. Officers stopped the vehicle and made contact with the 25 year old female driver. Officers noticed the driver was exhibiting signs of recent drug use specifically methamphetamine. Officers administered filed sobriety tests to the driver, which the driver failed. Officers arrested the 25 year old Sturgeon Bay woman for Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) with a passenger under 16 years of age. The 25 year old Sturgeon Bay woman was incarcerated at the Door County Jail.

Friday, March 28, 2014


Pursuant to section 301.46(e) of the Wisconsin Statutes, the Chief of Police of the City of Sturgeon Bay and the Sheriff of Door County are providing information to the general public relating to persons who are convicted sex offenders.  These people are registered with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections Sex Offender Registry Program.  The following person is a registered sex offender who resides in the City of Sturgeon Bay.

Allen M. Severin
DOB: 12-11-1958
6’07”, 260 lbs.
Grey Hair, Blue Eyes.
2nd Degree Sexual Assault

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department and the Door county Sheriff’s Department each maintain files concerning registered sex offenders.  These files or portions thereof are available for review by the general public in a manner specified in section 301.46 of the Wisconsin Statutes.

Sex offenders have always lived in our community but it was not until Act 440 was enacted which allows law enforcement to share this information with the community.  Citizen abuse of this information to threaten, intimidate or harass the registered sex offender will not be tolerated.