Bail Conditions Change For Murder Suspect

A change in bail conditions for an 83-year old Michigan man in connection with the disappearance and presumed death of his wife more than 40 years ago was considered during a status hearing in Door County Circuit Court Friday afternoon. The murder suspect, Richard Pierce of Cheboygan, Michigan, was arrested last year for the death of his wife, Carol Jean Pierce, in 1975. Pierce faces … Continue reading

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Humane Society Embezzlement Case Heads to Supreme Court

An 43-year old, Door County woman, convicted on charges related to the theft of funds from the then Door County Humane Society, has taken her case to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Carrie Counihan is contending that her rights to due process were violated because the presiding trial judge studied similar cases before handing down her sentence. Counihan has also charged that her legal representation at … Continue reading

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SBPD Releases Video of High Speed Chase

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department has released video of a high speed chase on the west side of the city involving a 38-year old city resident and squad cars. According to police sources, the incident began at 2:30 Saturday morning when an officer pulled over a car, but the driver left the scene. The vehicle struck a parked vehicle and damaged a wheel, but the … Continue reading

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Surge in WPS Scam Callers Recently

Wisconsin Public Service is urging its business and residential customers to be aware of a surge in scam attempts this week. Matt Cullen says about 60 scam calls have been reported… Cullen says the scam artists can make it seem as if the calls are actually coming from WPS… We’re told at least one Wisconsin Public Service customer fell victim to scam and lost hundreds … Continue reading

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Multiple SWAT Teams Participate in Search Warrant Execution in Forestville

Perhaps you saw a great deal of activity involving law enforcement at the Door County Justice Center Tuesday. Chief Deputy Pat McCarty says the Door County Sheriff’s Office assisted the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation with the execution of a search warrant at a home in the Town of Forestville. McCarty says other agencies assisting in the warrant’s execution were the Door … Continue reading

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Kewaunee County Highway Robbery Under Investigation

The Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the report of a highway robbery in the Town of Casco Monday night. Authorities received a call shortly after 8PM from a woman reporting that her purse was taken at knifepoint after she had stopped to assist what she believed was a person needing roadside assistance. The victim told Sheriff’s Deputies that she was southbound on County C, … Continue reading

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Scammers Targeting SBU Customers

Reports of another scam surfacing in Door County have been turned over to local law enforcement. This time, customers of Sturgeon Bay Utilities have been targeted. The caller tells customers that their electrical service will be shut down if they don’t make a payment within 30 minutes. Use of a pre-paid debit card is suggested. The local utility says its policy calls for sending a … Continue reading

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Investigation into Fraudulent Activity at Sturgeon Bay Church

The Door County District Attorney’s office is in possession of a file developed as part of an investigation into possible fraudulent activity at a church in Sturgeon Bay. The city police became involved when it received information from the church that upwards of $11,000 was missing. The allegations are that several checks were cashed and credit cards were used without permission. In addition, there’s evidence … Continue reading

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Appeals Court Upholds Decision on Theft From Humane Society

The effort of a Door County woman to have her conviction on multiple charges for theft from a business setting and identity theft overturned was thwarted by a state appeals court Tuesday. The court upheld the December 2016 sentence handed down by Door County Judge David Weber in the case of 42-year old Carrie Counihan. Counihan had been accused of taking in excess of $22,000 … Continue reading

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Status Hearing December 3rd for Michigan Man Facing Decades Old Murder Charge

An 82-year old Michigan man, charged with first degree murder and disinterment of the dead in a case that goes back 43 years, waived the time limits for a preliminary hearing in Door County Circuit Court Tuesday. Judge D. Todd Ehlers is presiding at the case of Richard Gale Pierce of Cheboygan, Michigan. Attorney Kate Rush Zuidmulder is handling the defense and Nicholas Grode appeared … Continue reading

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