WE Energies is Reporting Customer Scam

The Sheboygan Police Department received information that WE Energies wished to inform customers of a potential scam involving their business.

The scam involves the victim receiving a call from a person stating they are a representative of WE Energies and would like to discuss an unpaid bill. The scammer states that if the bill is not paid, WE Energies will disconnect service. The scammer then instructs the victim to purchase a pre-paid debit card, call them back, and provide the debit card numbers. The scammers target residential owners and businesses. One of the added tactics by the scammers is to have the victim call back a number that has a recorded WE Energy announcement in order to sound legitimate.

The Sheboygan Police Department asks that individuals receiving calls with similar scam tactics verify information with their actual service provider. It is not typical for a legitimate business to ask a customer to acquire a pre-paid debit card and provide information over the phone.

Sheboygan Safe Stay Program Initiated

The Sheboygan Police Department along with area lodging facilities recently initiated a program called “Sheboygan Safe Stay.” The initiative partners with the local lodging community to prevent crime and disorder at our lodging facilities. Sheboygan Safe Stay is an information sharing effort that focuses on communication between entities regarding problem or suspicious lodgers, reducing the probability of future nuisances and deterring suspected illegal activity. Local lodging facility management recognizes by communicating with one another and local law enforcement that this will continue to provide a safe environment and positive experience for overnight visitors.

The initiative continues efforts by the Sheboygan Police Department to collaborate with the community and build relationships that benefit the City of Sheboygan. The effort will include educating lodging employees on topics that affect both the community and law enforcement. Topics will include narcotic dealing, human trafficking and different types of organized crime. This will allow for an “extra set of eyes” within an environment that promotes comfort and privacy. By informing employees and making them aware, the potential to prevent illegal activity is increased along with decreasing the number of individuals who may consider staying with Sheboygan to conduct criminal activity due to the pro-active effort.

Road Construction & Closures


The City of Sheboygan has hired H.G. Meigs to perform asphalt maintenance as follows:

Sunday, August 30
Union Avenue from South Business Drive to Sauk Trail Road

Monday and Tuesday, August 31 and September 1
S. 15th Street from New Jersey Avenue to Pennsylvania Avenue

Monday through Wednesday, August 31 through September 2
N. 8th Street from Geele Avenue to Superior Avenue
Traffic will not be allowed on these roads at certain times. Vehicular traffic should plan on using alternate routes.
If you have any questions on this maintenance, please contact the Engineering Department at 920-459-3394.
Press Release – Road Closures – Sunday thru Wednesday

School Opens 9/1-Be Cautious!

The Sheboygan Police Department is asking the public to be cognizant of the upcoming start of the school season which typically begins Tuesday, September 1st, 2015. As families prepare their routines for ensuring their children make it to school safely and on time, please plan accordingly and all motorists must drive cautiously. Police ask the public to consider the following:

-Speak to your children about traffic/school safety and being cautious prior to the start of the school season
-Leave early in order that you have extra time to arrive at your destination
-Obey the speed limits, especially in school zones
-Stop for school buses displaying lights and “Stop Signs”
-Be aware of your surroundings as you travel by vehicle, students are being dropped off or walking to school
-Be aware of school crossing guards and obey their instructions
-Understand your schools vehicle drop off procedures
-Avoid parking in restricted areas surrounding schools

“Everyone being ready, aware and cautious during the start of the school season will avoid unnecessary contact with law enforcement and ensure the safety of our communities students” Capt. James Veeser

Sex Offender Bulletin

7/30/15:  11:27 AM

The Sheboygan Police Department is releasing the following information pursuant to Wisconsin State Statute 301.46(2m) which authorizes law enforcement agencies to inform the public of a sex offender’s release when, in the discretion of the agency, the release of information will enhance public safety, awareness and protection. The individual who appears on this notification has been convicted of a sex offense. Further, his criminal history places him in a classification level which reflects the potential to re-offend.

This sex offender has served the sentence imposed on him by the courts. He is NOT wanted by the police at this time. This notification is not intended to increase fear, rather, it is our belief that an informed public is a safer public.

Mitchell D. Pask will be paroled when he reaches his maximum release date the week of August 4, 2015, after serving his sentence for: Child Enticement – Sexual Contact.

Mitchell D. Pask will be residing at 930A Michigan Ave and will be under 24 hour electronic monitoring.

Click here for full details regarding this bulletin.

SPD Request Assistance in Identifying Theft Suspect

On 7/13/15, Sheboygan Police responded to a report of theft at Shopko, 518 South Taylor Drive in Sheboygan. At approximately 10:05AM, A male subject entered the Shopko pharmacy and requested various prescription medications. The subject then removed the medications from the store without showing a prescription from a doctor or paying. The suspect did not make any threats or display a weapon. The suspect is described as a white male, approximately 6′-6’2,” 180 pounds with salt and pepper colored hair, and 40-50 years of age. The suspect was wearing dark wrap-around sunglasses, a paper surgical mask, black hat and a dark, zip-up jacket.

Anyone with information about this incident to call Sheboygan Police at 920-459-3333.



Suspects in Custody for Gun Incident

Sunday June 14th, 2015 :: 09:13 p.m. CDT

Officers responded to a complaint of a person displaying a gun from their vehicle. The suspect vehicle was located and a high risk traffic stop conducted in the area of 1300 Erie Ave. Subjects were taken into custody without incident and there is no threat to the community.

Auto Entries on North Side

Tuesday June 9th, 2015 :: 07:24 a.m. CDT

On 6-9-15, during the overnight hours, numerous vehicle entries were made on the north side, in the Kuehne Park Neighborhood. A 15 year-old juvenile male was taken into custody for theft from autos. Numerous property items were recovered. If anyone is missing property from their vehicle, please call the Sheboygan Police Department at 920-459-3333.

Strong Armed Robbery

Monday June 8th, 2015 :: 10:46 p.m. CDT

 The Sheboygan Police Department is looking for a strong armed robbery suspect.The suspect is described as a male black, 6′ to 6’02”, skinny,  darker complexion with a gaunt face and a mole or birthmark below his left eye, with patchy facial hair. The suspect was wearing a dark colored baseball cap with unknown sports emblem on it, dark blue jeans and a black sweatshirt with an unknown logo on it.

The suspect was picked up in the area of N. 9th Street and Erie Ave. by taxi between 7:15 pm and 7:40 pm and was taken to Sommers Trailer Court in the 4500 block of S. 12th Street and arrived there at approximately 7:56 pm.

Suspect fled on foot in a south westerly direction. Suspect is not believed to be armed.

If anyone would have any information regarding this incident contact the Sheboygan Police Department at 920-459-3333.

2015 High School Graduation

On Sunday, June 7, 2015, The Sheboygan Area School District will be holding their annual High School Graduation Ceremony in Vollrath Park. N. 3 Street from the intersection of Park Avenue north to the intersection of Vollrath Blvd. will be closed down to traffic from approximately 11:00 AM until approximately 5:00 PM. Vollrath Blvd. on the north side of the park will be reserved for Handicapped parking only.

Alcoholic Beverages will not be permitted in the park during the commencement exercises from 12:00 PM until 6:00 PM. Pets are also prohibited in the park in accordance with City Ordinances.

The Sheboygan Police Department in partnership with the community wishes everyone to have a safe, happy and responsible graduation ceremony and celebration.