Thursday, July 12, 2018
Forestville Man Arrested After Traffic Stop
On July 7, 2018 at 11 PM, Officers were dispatched to McDonald's on the west side of Sturgeon Bay for a suicidal threats complaint. Upon arrival Officers learned that a 18 year old Forestville man was making suicidal threats to his friends while at the restaurant. Prior to Officers arrival the Forestville man left in his vehicle in an unknown direction.
As officers investigated they found that the Forestville man was armed with a handgun and was in his vehicle parked south of the City of Sturgeon Bay. Officers and Deputies from the Door County Sheriffs Department responded to the area of where the vehicle was said to be. After a period of time Officers observed the Forestville man's vehicle travelling on the highway. A high risk traffic stop was conducted by Officers on the Forestville man's vehicle. The 18 year old Forestville man was taken into custody without incident. A loaded handgun was recovered from the vehicle.
The 18 year old Forestville man was transported to a mental health facility for evaluation. The following charges were referred to the Door County District Attorneys Office: Carrying a Concealed Weapon, Theft-Movable Property-Firearm, and Bail Jumping.
The Sturgeon Bay Police Department would like to thank the friends of the Forestville man for assisting Officers in bringing this incident to a peaceful end. A reminder for anyone experiencing suicidal thoughts and or would just like to talk to someone the Door County Crisis Hotline 920-746-2588 is staffed 24/7 and is always available.