Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Luxemburg Woman Arrested For OWI

On June 30, 2015 at 12:34 PM, Officers were dispatched to the Walmart parking lot for a female inhaling air duster in the vehicle. Officers located the woman who was exiting the parking lot at the time. Upon making contact with the woman Officers determined that she had just finished huffing one of the cans of air duster. Officers administered field sobriety tests (FST's), which the woman failed. Officers arrested the 30 year old Luxemburg woman for Operating While Intoxicated (OWI). The Luxemburg woman was incarcerated at the Door County Jail on OWI and Bail jumping.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Officers Investigating Thefts From Vehicles

Officers have taken multiple reports of thefts from vehicles in the last week or so. The thefts had occurred throughout the city. The majority of thefts could have been prevented by locking the vehicle. Officers remind citizens to contact law enforcement when they hear or see anything suspicious going on in their neighborhoods. Officers also remind citizens to follow these tips when leaving items in vehicles:

  • Keep Your Valuables Out of Sight
    The best way to prevent theft from your auto is to always keep valuables out of sight. Never leave cell phones, briefcases, suitcases, or electronic devices (cell phones, iPods, laptop computers, etc.) in your car in plain view. Take these items with you, or secure them—all the time, every time.
  • Secure Your GPS Device While many GPS devices are mounted in the dashboard of the vehicle, the SBPD encourages anyone who uses a portable GPS device to take it with you, along with any other items of value, when you park the car.
  • Use Your Trunk If your car has a trunk, use it. Put valuables in there or in a locked glove compartment. Hiding items under seats is better than leaving them in plain view, but securing them inside the glove compartment or trunk is a far better deterrent.
  • Don't Tempt Thieves with New Purchases During the holiday season especially, or any time you’re shopping, place packages in the trunk, not on the passenger seats or floors.
  • Remove Your Radio Faceplate
    If you can unfasten your sound system and take it with you, or lock it in your trunk, do so. And don’t forget to do the same with your CDs and tapes.
  • Lock It Up
    Also, keep your car doors and windows locked—all the time!

Two Rivers Man Arrested For Bailjumping

On June 28, 2015 at 2:39 AM, Officers working the west side of Sturgeon Bay were watching a large crowd that had gathered in front of Benny Dz. While watching the crowd Officers observed a 21 year old Two Rivers man who officers knew might have an active warrant for his arrest. Officers also determined that the man wasn't supposed to be drinking alcohol. Officers made contact with the 21 year old Two Rivers man and arrested him for an active warrant and bail jumping due to being in violation of his bond conditions. Officers incarcerated the Two Rivers man at the Door County Jail.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Sturgeon Bay Man Arrested For OWI

On June 26, 2015 at 12:19 AM, Officers stopped a vehicle for speeding on the east side of Sturgeon Bay. Officers made contact with the driver a 27 year old Sturgeon Bay man and found that he had been drinking. Officers attempted to administer field sobriety tests to the driver, but the driver refused to do them. The 27 year old Sturgeon Bay man was arrested for Operating While Intoxicated (OWI) and transported to the Door County Jail.

Sturgeon Bay Police Fireworks Safety Tips

The Sturgeon Bay Police would like to remind everyone if you are planning on lighting fireworks off next weekend remember to abide by Wisconsin State Laws. A few examples of fireworks allowed are: sparklers (36 inches in length or shorter), stationary cones and fountains, toy snakes, smoke bombs, caps, noisemakers, confetti poppers with less than ¼ grain of explosive mixture and novelty devices that spin or move on the ground.

Fireworks such as: firecrackers, Roman candles, bottle rockets and mortars require permits and are illegal if you don’t have permits for them. A general rule is that if the device explodes or leaves the ground…it is illegal!  If you chose to violate state law Officers can issue a citation, which is couple hundred dollars. Remember if you light fireworks off and cause damage to property or if someone is injured you could be held liable for those damages.

Remember if you choose to use consumer fireworks to celebrate this year's Fourth of July festivities, remember the following safety tips from the National Council on Fireworks Safety:
  • A responsible adult should supervise all fireworks activities.
  • Never give fireworks to young children.
  • Always purchase fireworks from reliable sources.
  • Follow label directions carefully.
  • Never point or throw fireworks at another person.
  • Use fireworks outdoors in a clear area away from buildings and vehicles.
  • Never carry fireworks in your pocket or shoot them in metal or glass containers.
  • Light them one at a time then move back quickly.
  • Don't experiment with homemade fireworks.
  • Observe local laws and use common sense.
  • Sparklers, fountains and other items that many states allow for use by consumers are not appropriate when a large crowd is present.
  • If attending a community display, leave your own fireworks at home -- there will be plenty of excitement provided by the display.
  • Always have a water supply near when lighting off fireworks.

A "Wheely" Good Time

Thank you Door County Paramedics, Door County Silent Sports, Thrivent Financial, and Bay View Lutheran Church for your partnership in the "Bike Rally" on June 24th.  Thank you to all the adults and youth that took place in the event also. 

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Sturgeon Bay Man Arrested On Warrants

On June 23, 2015 at 1:30 PM, Officers were dispatched to Motel 57 to assist staff with escorting two individuals from the building. While on scene Officers learned that a 29 year old Sturgeon Bay man had been staying there. Officers learned that the 29 year old Sturgeon Bay man had two outstanding warrants for his arrest. Officers initially couldn't find the man, but later observed a man fitting the description attempting to crawl through a rear window of the motel. Officers made contact with the man who initially attempted to flee on foot. While fleeing the man dropped his wallet and a bottle of alcohol. Officers arrested the man for the outstanding warrants and a probation hold. The 29 year old Sturgeon Bay man was incarcerated at the Door County Jail.