The Algoma Police Department & the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department are investigating the report of an armed home invasion that took place in the 1200 block of Jefferson street in the City of Algoma early Thursday morning. Officers responded to the call where they found the male homeowner with a cut to his arm & scratches on his head. He was treated by the Algoma Rescue Squad & later transported to a local hospital. The injuries are not believed to be life threatening. Upon initial investigation, two men tried to enter the home while the residents were sleeping. They were stopped by the homeowner & a struggle ensued, the suspect was forced outside during the struggle, in which the homeowner suffered a laceration to his arm, possibly from an edged weapon the suspect had in his hand. A second suspect was bitten by the family dog.
At this time the police department does not believe the community is at risk, but the two suspects who left the area on foot, remain at large. They are described as white males approximately 16 to 23 years old, one wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with blue cargo pants, 5’10 to 6′ tall, weighing 180 to 200 pounds. The second wearing dark colored clothes, 5’6″ to 5’10” tall & weighing 160 to 175 pounds. One of the men may have a facial injury, the other may have a dog bite injury on his left arm. Anyone who has information on the incident or suspects is urged to contact the Algoma Police at (920)487-3311 or the Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department at (920)388-7108. Crimestoppers is offering a $250 reward for information leading to the arrest & conviction of the persons responsible for this incident. Residents are reminded to always lock their doors as well as their automobiles that are parked outside.