On 02/08/19, Sheboygan Police responded to Memorial Hospital after receiving a report of a 35-month-old female with substantial injuries consistent with abuse was being treated in their emergency room. The investigation revealed that a 25-year-old male caregiver had transported the unresponsive child to Memorial Hospital shortly before police were contacted. The man was in a relationship with the victim’s mother and was caring for the child at his residence. The child was later transported to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin by Flight For Life. Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin staff diagnosed severe life-threatening injuries to the child as a result of blunt force trauma consistent with abuse. The caregiver was taken into custody Friday and held on a probation hold while the investigation progressed. On 2/11/19, Sheboygan Police referred charges to the Sheboygan County District Attorney’s Office for review including felony physical abuse of a child and possession of marijuana on the male caregiver. The suspect remains in custody at the Sheboygan County Detention Center while the District Attorney reviews the case. The child remains in the intensive care unit at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. The investigation is ongoing and no additional information is available for release at this time. The Sheboygan County Department of Social Services is also assisting in the investigation.
On 12/23/18, the Fond du Lac Police Department requested assistance from the Sheboygan Police Department as part of the Regional Response Team to investigate the in-custody death of Christopher L. Cary age 37. The investigation was completed and was referred to the Fond du Lac County District Attorney’s Office for review. On 02/07/19, the District Attorney issued a ruling that the death of Mr. Cary occurred through his voluntary ingestion of cocaine during a lawful traffic stop. The investigation further revealed that Mr. Cary died of “acute cocaine toxicity”.
The Sheboygan Police Department will be hosting its 24th Annual Citizen Academy starting on March 12, 2019 and concluding on May 21, 2019. The Citizens Academy will be held on Tuesday evenings from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM and is an 11 week course. The Citizen Academy is designed to be interactive through lectures, demonstrations and practical exercises. The purpose of the academy is to provide stakeholders of the City of Sheboygan an understanding of the police department and its functions and to enhance relationships between the community and police department. Participants will be exposed to many areas of police work ranging from the hiring process, current department initiatives, police investigations, use of force and the legal system.
Applications can be submitted on line at www.sheboyganpolice.com; applications can be downloaded, mailed or dropped off at the Sheboygan Police Department. Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have no felony convictions. Background checks will be conducted on all applicants. Application deadline is February 22, 2019.
For questions or concerns, contact Sergeant Scott Reineke at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 920-459-3352.
The Sheboygan Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying subjects involved in thefts from coin machines that have occurred at various businesses throughout the city. Please see the attached photos. If you have any information about the identity of these subjects, please contact the Sheboygan Police Department at 920-459-3333. Thank you
On 11/28/18, Sheboygan Police referred a number of charges to the Sheboygan County District Attorney’s Office for review on a 16 year old male and the 29 year old female resident in connection with this investigation. Sheboygan Police have determined that the victim, Matthew Mercure, overdosed while in the company of several subjects including the resident. These subjects panicked and concealed the victim’s body. Cooperating citizens called the police department upon learning of the event leading to the discovery of the body. The incident remains under investigation and anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Sheboygan Police at 920-459-3333.
11/21/18: Follow up: The victim in the incident has been identified as Matthew Mercure, age 30, of Sheboygan. The cause of death is still consistent with an overdose. Sheboygan Police are continuing to follow up on this incident. Anyone with any information are asked to call Sheboygan Police at 920-459-3333.
On Sunday, November 18th, Sheboygan Police responded to a residence in the 1300 block on Michigan Avenue in Sheboygan after a citizen reported that somebody may have overdosed in the residence. Police responded and conducted a search and no victim was located. On Tuesday, November 20th, at approximately 4:30PM, police responded a second time after police received information from a citizen reporting that the overdose victim may be concealed in the residence. Responding officers then located the body of a 30 year old male victim concealed in a crawlspace in the wall. The victim has been identified however his identity is not being released based on the on-going investigation. An autopsy has been scheduled to determine the cause of death however the death appears consistent with an overdose. A 29 year old female is being held on a probation hold in connection with the incident. The investigation is on-going and Sheboygan Police are asking that anyone with any information in connection with this incident contact Sheboygan Police at 920-459-3333.
On November 5, 2018, a WI WINS tobacco compliance check was done at 28 local retailers in Sheboygan. During the checks only one retailer sold tobacco products to a juvenile. This is a 96% compliance rate and a positive success rate compared to past checks.
The Sheboygan Police Department has addressed the violation and provided guidance and training to the retailer who was not in compliance.
WI WINS program is coordinated and supervised by the Northeastern WI Area Health Education Center, using volunteer juveniles to purchase or attempt to purchase tobacco at retail shops. They spot check retailers, that sell tobacco, several times a year to measure how they are complying with Wisconsin statutes regarding the sale of tobacco products to minors.
Retailers are expected to train their employees on proper procedures for sales of tobacco products. There is free state-approved training available on Wisconsin tobacco sales law, on-line at WITobaccoCheck.org. This training includes online study guides with a quiz and a certificate of completion.
By knowing and obeying the laws of tobacco sales, you are helping Wisconsin youth stay healthy and tobacco free. Sheboygan and WIsconsin WINS when retailers follow the laws and keep our youth safe.
11/10/2018 at 8:39 PM Sheboygan Police Officers were dispatched to an armed robbery. Two unknown men entered an unlocked residence in the 1500 block of N 9th St and displayed a firearm. They fled with an undisclosed amount of property. No one was injured during the incident.
It appears that the residence was specifically targeted. The victim had posted a Facebook photo with a large quantity of cash and was known to the suspect by name. Investigators do not believe there is a threat to the community at large.
The suspects are both described as black males, possibly in their 20s. Both are of average height and build, though one is slightly smaller than the other. If anyone has information about this incident they are asked to contact the Sheboygan Police at 920-459-3333.
UPDATE: Vaughn was arrested by Sheboygan Police on 11/8/18 at approximately 1:15 AM. Officers located him near a residence in the 1400 Block of Erie Ave., and he fled on foot as soon as he saw officers approaching. Vaughn surrendered after a short foot pursuit and was taken into custody without incident. He was taken to the Sheboygan County Detention Center where he awaits charges of Armed Robbery and Resisting/Obstructing, which have been referred to the Sheboygan County District Attorney’s Office.
Sheboygan Police are asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect in a robbery that occurred at Walgreens Pharmacy, 1029 N. 14th St., just after 12:30 AM Wednesday morning.
Walgreens employees reported that the suspect reached over the counter and grabbed an undisclosed amount of money from the cash register drawer, then fled the store on foot. Police were on-scene within minutes, and based on the store’s security video and additional investigation were quickly able to identify the suspect as Casey L. Vaughn, DOB: 9/3/75, of Sheboygan. Police were also able to recover a majority of the money stolen in the robbery. No injuries were reported as a result of the incident, and the store was re-opened after the investigation on-scene was completed.
Vaughn was not located after police checked for him at several addresses around Sheboygan, and he remains at large. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Sheboygan Police Department at 920-459-3333. Members of the public should not approach Vaughn or attempt to apprehend him themselves. Citizens can also provide information anonymously through Sheboygan Countywide Crime Stoppers at 877-CUF-THEM (877-283-8436) or cufthem.com.
On Saturday, 11/03/2018, at approximately 8:20 pm a Sheboygan Police squad car, occupied by two officers, was struck from behind by another vehicle. The accident occurred at N 14th St and Michigan Ave. One officer was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries. The driver of the other vehicle, a 42 year old Sheboygan man, was arrested for drunk driving.
Sheboygan Police are investigating several tire slashings in the Memorial Neighborhood on Sheboygan’s northeast side, occurring around October 5th, October 16th and October 29th. All of the damaged vehicles were parked in the street, and it is believed the damage is occurring between 10 PM and Midnight. Police are seeking the public’s help in identifying the person responsible. Citizens with any information can call the Sheboygan Police Department at 920-459-3333 or report tips anonymously through Sheboygan Countywide Crime Stoppers at 1-877-CUF-THEM (877-283-8436) or CUFTHEM.COM.
Residents can also take some basic steps that will help prevent further crimes from occurring.
- If possible, vehicles should be kept in a garage or off the street in a driveway.
- Vehicles parked in a well-lit area with good visibility are less likely to become targets for crimes.
- Motion lighting, or even leaving on exterior lights overnight, can help deter crimes around your property and costs next to nothing.
- Pay attention to people out and about in your neighborhood, especially at night, and report any activity you think may be related to these crimes.