Thursday, July 21, 2016

Thank you's go to ....

Sunflour Artisan Bakery for making today "Blue for Blue
and treating law enforcement to some yummy blueberry muffins.  
The children's drawings of thanks were a nice way to top off the show of appreciation!

We also acknowledge a local citizen, who earlier this week, 
dropped off an assortment of cookies from Econo Foods 
as his way of saying thanks for all the police officers due.

The public's continued show of appreciation is uplifting for us.

Most of all, thank you to everyone who has thanked an officer in person for their service.  A simple expression of thanks is enough to put a smile on an officer's face and for them to know they are making a positive difference in Sturgeon Bay.  

As Roger Utnehmer said in his recent Civil Discourse Editorial showing his appreciation for law enforcement, "...please consider saying the two most underused words in the English language.  Say thank you to a law enforcement officer."

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department says, thank you back!
What an honor it is to serve this community!  

Drugged Driving

On July 19 at 9:49pm, police were dispatched to N 4th Ave near Jefferson St for an accident.  The driver of a vehicle crossed the center of the road and struck a parked vehicle and was injured.  Police detected an odor of intoxicants from the driver, a 47yr old female from Sturgeon Bay.

The driver thought she had fallen asleep while driving home from a 3rd Ave bar, but she admitted to police she had taken two prescription pain pills with her alcohol.  The medication taken was identified as strong narcotic with a warning to not consume alcohol while on the medication.

The driver was transported by EMS to the hospital and upon being medically cleared, she was taken to the Door County Jail, being arrested for OWI-1st offense.  The driver was also issued citations for operating a vehicle without headlamps on, operating left of center and operating a vehicle without insurance.

Wisconsin's OWI law is written as follows:

346.63 Operating under influence of intoxicant or other drug.
(1) No person may drive or operate a motor vehicle while:
(a) Under the influence of an intoxicant, a controlled substance, a controlled substance analog or any combination of an intoxicant, a controlled substance and a controlled substance analog, under the influence of any other drug to a degree which renders him or her incapable of safely driving, or under the combined influence of an intoxicant and any other drug to a degree which renders him or her incapable of safely driving; or
(am) The person has a detectable amount of a restricted controlled substance in his or her blood.

Monday, July 18, 2016

A Lie Leads to More Charges

On the evening of July 17, officers located a 22 yr old male  in downtown Sturgeon Bay, who was being sought for questioning in prior incidents from July 9 and the morning of July 17, where he lied about his identity.  Police determined the 22 yr old male was using his younger brother's name and identity in order to avoid detection from his warrants.

The 22 yr old male, who reported to be homeless, was arrested for three counts of obstruction, as well as a warrant from the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and a warrant out of Door County.  The new charges have been referred to the DA's Office.

The male claimed his brother used his name once, so he figured it would work for him to do as well.

OWI arrests

At 11:00pm on July 14, police stopped a driver for going 42mph in the 800-900 block of Michigan St.  The officer detected an odor of intoxicants coming from the driver, who had bloodshot eyes.  The field sobriety tests indicated the driver was impaired.  The 20 yr old male from Adamsville, Alabama was arrested for OWI-1st offense, and also cited for speeding.

On July 15 at 8:20pm, police received a citizen report of an intoxicated motorcyclist, and stopped the driver upon locating it.  The officer detected an odor of alcohol coming from the driver, who admitted he had been drinking.  The officer administered field sobriety tests which indicated the driver was under the influence.  The 52 yr old male from Brookfield, WI was arrested for OWI-3rd offense, and taken to the Door County Jail. 

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Disorderly Arrest

At 1:30am on July 17, police were dispatched to the bar area at Stone Harbor Resort for a disorderly male who was intoxicated and bothering female patrons.  Stone Harbor employees were unable to get the male to cooperate and leave, and the male began swearing at employees.

Police contacted the suspect who continued his uncooperativeness with officers about his identity.
The male would not listen to officer's directions, and began swearing at officers, and then pulled his pants down.  Police arrested the 25yr old male from Plymouth, WI for disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer.  The male was taken to the Door County Jail.

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Assault Leads to Felony Charges

On July 14 at 11:30pm, police were sent to the apartments above Butch’s Bar on S 3rd Ave for an assault, with the victim bleeding.  Police found the 38 yr old male victim sustained lacerations below his left eye and jaw, and his forehead was swelling.  The victim reported a male had kicked open his apartment door, breaking the door and a fan inside the apartment.   The suspect began to assault the victim, hitting him with his fists and a metal bar.  The victim reported the suspect also choked him by the neck, and he struggled to breath.  The assault was stopped when a third party intervened and the suspect fled.  The victim was transported to the hospital by EMS for medical evaluation and then released. 

The investigation identified the suspect as a 35 yr old male from Sturgeon Bay, who was located at Cherry Lanes Bar.  The suspect was taken into custody for the assault, and transported to the Door County Jail.  The suspect was intoxicated and police discovered he was on bond conditions to not consume alcohol, which is from an OWI-5th offense case.

The suspect was charged with the following felonies: substantial battery, strangulation, burglary and bail jumping and the following misdemeanors: disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.  The case has been referred to the DA's Office.

Battery by a Green Bay Man

On July 13 at approximately 12:10am, officers were dispatched to 704 N 4th Ave for yelling and screaming.  Police investigated and learned a 21 yr old male from Green Bay was visiting the residence and got into an argument with one of the homes tenants.  During the argument, the suspect stuck one of the female tenants in the nose, leaving a mark.  The suspect fled the scene prior to police arrival.

Police are still attempting to locate and question the suspect, but expect to charge with him with misdemeanor battery and disorderly conduct.