On Wednesday 1/25/17, at approximately 1000 hrs, SPD officers responded to an injury hit and run accident that occurred in the intersection of North 14th St. and Michigan Ave. A 68-year-old woman was walking in the crosswalk when she was struck by the suspect, who fled the scene. A concerned eyewitness called the police and then followed the suspect vehicle relaying important information so officers could eventually locate, stop, and arrest the 18year old male, Sheboygan County resident. The suspect was arrested for felony hit and run and other traffic offenses. Impairment was not a driving factor. The pedestrian was taken to a local hospital by ambulance. Later, it was determined she sustained multiple bruises but was eventually released from the hospital.
Follow up to below release: On 12-01-17, Sheboygan Police arrested a 25-year-old male in connection with the armed robbery that occurred at the Petro Center, 1208 Union Avenue, after receiving a tip from a citizen. The subject has been placed in the Sheboygan County Detention Center and Sheboygan Police has referred a charge of armed robbery to the Sheboygan County District Attorney’s Office.
On 12/31/17 at 9:51 PM the Sheboygan Police responded to a call from the attendant at the gas station located at 1208 Union Avenue to investigate an alleged robbery. A male party entered the store and eventually displayed a knife and asked the attendant for money. The attendant allowed the male to take the money from the register and the suspect fled the area. The attendant was not injured during the event.
The Sheboygan Police continue to investigate this crime and are asking for assistance in identifying the suspect from pictures taken during the event. If you believe that you recognize the person in the included photographs please contact the Sheboygan Police Department at 920-459-3333
Sheboygan Police is asking for the public’s help in identifying two men involved in a theft from the Citgo gas station, 3715 Washington Ave. No weapon was displayed and no threats were made. Videos and photos have been posted to our Facebook page. Anyone with information on this or any other crime should contact the Sheboygan Police Department, 459-3333 or Sheboygan Countywide Crime Stoppers at 1-877-CUF-THEM (1-877-283-8436).
On 12/20/16 at 1:31 AM, two men entered the Citgo gas station and purchased one item. It is believed they planned on stealing from the clerk but a citizen entered and thwarted the initial attempt. A short time later, the two subjects re-entered the Citgo and went directly to the clerk asking to purchase an item. At one point, one of the subjects grabbed an undetermined amount of money from the register before both men fled on foot in an easterly direction.
A possible suspect vehicle is described as a 2001-2006 purple Dodge Stratus as one was observed in the area by a witness.
Video of the possible vehicle and videos of the suspects can be found posted to Video Playlist (C16-24037 Citgo Theft) on our Facebook page or on our YouTube Channel.
On 12/12/16, Sheboygan Police received an anonymous tip from a citizen expressing concerns over threats to shoot a school that was posted on social media. Sheboygan Police investigated the report which led to a search warrant at 2011 N. 16th Street, in Sheboygan.
Sheboygan Police took a 21-year-old male subject into custody and recovered evidence at the residence including a rifle. The male resident was placed in the Sheboygan County Detention Center and charges in connection with making a Terrorist Threat were referred to the Sheboygan County District Attorney’s Office.
The investigation is ongoing.
On 12-10-16, the Sheboygan Police Department, with the assistance of generous community stakeholders, will initiate a holiday program called “Operation Blue Santa”. The program is designed to provide gifts and dinner to families who need a “helping hand” during the holiday season.
Andrew Kundinger, the Sheboygan Police Department Neighborhorhood Beat Officer, approached members of the department with the idea of continuing to develop relationships with community members while providing a memorable holiday season. “Our department strives to build lasting relationships on a daily basis and the ability to do this for people who need a helping hand during the holiday season is even more significant”.
“Stakeholders donated money and food while officers designed a “Blue Santa” who will deliver gifts to the children of the families. Officers also volunteered their time to be with the families in their homes during the visit by “Blue Santa” and will be spending time getting to know each family over a holiday dinner.”
The Sheboygan Police Department wishes to recognize the generous donors who assisted with the effort. These being Olivu 426, HUB International, Woodlake Market, Sheboygan Police Benevolent Association, Trattoria Stefano, Nourish and Wisconsin Bank and Trust.
A 14 year old Sheboygan boy was arrested on two counts of burglary, one count of burglary while armed and two counts of theft of movable property related to several garage burglaries over the weekend. He was placed in the juvenile jail and referred to the District Attorney’s Office on the above charges.
Early this week, three burglaries to garages were reported to the Sheboygan Police Department in the Ellis Historic and Near North neighborhoods. In one of these cases, a male juvenile was confronted in the garage by a witness and fled the scene. He had been armed with a steak knife.
A description of the juvenile was disseminated and a school resource officer recognized a possible suspect which was communicated to the investigating officer. Acting on this actionable intelligence, the officer was able to locate evidence of the crimes at the suspect’s house and the juvenile was later arrested and confessed to the crimes.
These incidents are an excellent example of the importance of neighbors and witnesses being alert for things that are out of the ordinary and being willing to get involved to keep their neighborhoods free of crime and the fear of crime. The officers involved also demonstrated great initiative and a desire to see a positive end to the negative circumstances.
|Tuesday, November 8, 2016, Sheboygan Police Officers, assisted by the State Patrol, investigated a crash in the 3000 block of Calumet Dr. A 78 year old Sheboygan man was driving southbound when his vehicle went through several traffic cones and struck a 46 year old construction worker for KS Energy. The construction worker was transported to a local hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The investigation is ongoing.|
SHEBOYGAN, WI – Healthy Sheboygan County 2020 held its second drug take-back event of 2016 on Saturday, October 22, receiving more than 357 pounds of unused prescription medication from community members.
Volunteers and law enforcement coordinated five take-back locations throughout the county – one each in Sheboygan, Random Lake, Plymouth, Oostburg and Howards Grove. The medications taken in this past weekend are in addition to the 452 pounds of medication turned in at the take-back event held in April.
“Safely disposing of unused prescription medications is an important part of preventing theft or abuse of those medications, and in turn can help prevent the risk of addiction and overdose,” said Sergeant Kurt Zempel, commander of the Sheboygan County MEG Unit and member of the Healthy Sheboygan County 2020 Heroin Subcommittee.
“Prescription medications left unsecured at home are at risk of being stolen or abused,” Zempel said. “Once they are no longer needed they shouldn’t be flushed down the toilet or thrown in the garbage, so the drug take-back events and permanent drug drop boxes are the best option to make sure the medications are disposed of properly,” he said.
Zempel said Sheboygan County residents do not have to wait for the next drug take-back day to dispose of unused or expired medications safely, but can do so on any day at the five permanent drug drop-boxes in the county. They are located at the Elkhart Lake, Kohler, Plymouth, Sheboygan and Sheboygan Falls police departments.
The drug take-back events are being held in conjunction with the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s “Dose of Reality” initiative, with similar events planned for spring and fall of 2017.
Over the last several days, the Sheboygan Police Department along with other local law enforcement agencies had received several calls regarding reports of suspicious activity involving individuals who are reported to be dressed as clowns. The activity primarily involved being on the reporting persons property or nuisance activity. The complaints were investigated and one incident resulted in persons being contacted acting inappropriately during these initial reports. Police also observed that through the use of social media reports of related behavior manifested and subsequent investigation addressed any issues.
On October 5th, 2016, at approximately 11:30 PM, an officer observed and was advised by alert residents that a male was running in the alley’s in the area of North 3rd and Erie Avenue wearing a clown mask. The investigating officer contacted a 20 year old male and discovered he had a clown mask in his possession. The male was subsequently arrested for carrying a concealed weapon and transported to the detention center.
The Sheboygan Police Department recognizes that dressing in this fashion is not illegal though trespassing on property, harassing residents, posting threatening messages on social media, and any other illegal activity is and can result in a citation or an arrest. The Sheboygan Police Department discourages this activity and encourages residents to report incidents that are suspicious in nature.
The Sheboygan Police Department and the Sheboygan Law Enforcement Explorer Post #2881 invites you to attend our Explorer Post Open House on Monday, October 10th, at 6:30pm. This event will be held at the Sheboygan Police Department, 1315 N 23rd St and should last approximately 2 hours.
During this Open House, interested youth and young adults, between the ages of 13 and 21, will have an opportunity to find out what the Explorer Post is and what Explorers gain from membership. This is a great opportunity to:
- Find out if a law enforcement career may be for you
- To build upon your leadership and communication skills
- To work in partnership with the Sheboygan Police Department in preventing crime, fear, and disorder while building stronger neighborhoods
- Learn first-hand the duties and responsibilities of today’s law enforcement
- Experience ride-along opportunities
The Explorer Post has general meetings which are held on the first and third Mondays of each month, throughout the year, with some exceptions. Meetings typically begin at 7pm and last until 9pm. Throughout the year, there are various events which the Explorer Post will be called upon by the police department, such as parade duty, Independence Day, community policing functions, etc. Attendance of these events and general meetings is important, but we ask that you keep your schooling, employment, sports, and family functions as priority.
If you are interested in joining the Explorer Post, there is a $31.00 per year fee, which covers insurance, and a roughly $35 fee for the uniform shirt, badge, and patches. A background check will be conducted, prior to acceptance of your application. If you cannot attend this meeting, but would like to join or be provided more information, please contact me.
Parents are encouraged to attend. For more information about the explorer program, visit http://sheboyganpolice.com/community/explorers/.