Shortly after 6:00 PM on Monday, November 9th, the Sheboygan Police Department responded to a report of shots fired in the area of Union Avenue and S 15th Street. Earlier in the day a vehicle had been stolen in the city of Manitowoc. Suspects in the stolen vehicle attempted to steal another vehicle in Sheboygan but the driver drove away from them. The suspects fired rounds at the vehicle, striking it as it drove away. No one was injured. Shortly after, another vehicle was stolen from its owner in the 1300 block of N 15th Street after a suspect pointed a firearm at that driver. Both vehicles left the area and were located by the Sheboygan County Sherriff’s Department on I-43. The stolen vehicle from Manitowoc was eventually stopped just south of the Village of Belgium after spike strips were deployed. Two persons fled the vehicle but were located nearby after a search was conducted by several law enforcement agencies. The two people taken into custody were 16 and 17 year old males.
The vehicle stolen in Sheboygan has not been located at this time. It is described as a red 2015 Ford Edge sport utility vehicle with Wisconsin registration plates 444DSW.
Officers have developed potential suspects and are continuing to investigate these events. Officers from the Sheboygan Police Department worked in cooperation on this investigation with officers from the Sheboygan County Sherrif’s Department, Ozaukee County Sherriff’s Department, Manitowoc Police, Port Washington Police, Plymouth Police, and Saukville Police.
Anyone with information about the disturbance is encouraged to call Sheboygan Police at (920) 459-3333, or they may provide information anonymously through Sheboygan Countywide Crime Stoppers at (877) CUF-THEM (877-283-8436) or online at cufthem.com.