SBPD Investigating Suspicious Death

The death of a 32-year old Door County man, under investigation by the Sturgeon Bay Police Department, is being listed as suspicious in nature. The man was dead when he was found in a vehicle off the Ahnapee Trail by an officer on patrol on November 27th. A gun was recovered in the vehicle. An autopsy has been completed and the vehicle has been sent … Continue reading

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Another Walkay Inmate from Door County Jail

**UPDATE** Harris was apprehended Thursday in Green Bay & is back in custody. For the second time during the month of November, a Door County Jail inmate, operating under work release privileges, has has failed to return to the county lockup. The Door County Sheriff’s Office says there’s no reason to believe that the public is in any danger. At about 9AM Wednesday, Dennis Harris, … Continue reading

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“Walk Away” Inmate Returns to Door County Jail

An inmate, working under huber privileges, who walked away from the Door County Jail on November 4th is incarcerated again. Thirty one year old Chad Skarvan turned himself in at the Door County Jail at about one o’clock Monday. He had been doing time on a criminal trespass charge when he left under work release privileges and failed to return. Door County Chief Deputy Pat … Continue reading

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Authorities Searching for “Walk-Away” Inmate of DC Jail

The Door County Sheriff’s Office is looking for an inmate of the Door County Jail who walked away from custody. Thirty one year old Chad Skarvan, serving a sentence for criminal trespass to a dwelling, left the jail at 1203 South Duluth Avenue in Sturgeon Bay at about 7AM Monday under work release privileges. When he did not return to the jail, the sheriff’s office … Continue reading

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Man Accused of Sex Crimes Not Competent to Stand Trial

A 28-year old Door County man will not stand trial on two sex-related charges, at least not for the time being. Judge David Weber ruled that Duryea Johnson of Sturgeon Bay was not competent to stand trial and instead ordered him to be evaluated at a state mental health facility. The judge based his decision on a report compiled by a doctor who concluded that … Continue reading

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Four Luxemburg Teens Apprehended After Shooting Incident

The Kewaunee County Sheriff’s Department and the Luxemburg Police Department apprehended four juveniles Monday, that were involved in shooting at several street signs and a local business. The juveniles were tracked down after a man reported a gun shot while working on his roof. The man reported that a bullet had whizzed past him. He was able to get a description of the vehicle and … Continue reading

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Sheriff’s Department Warns of Scam Calls

As long as there are angles to try, scammers will continue to contact potential victims. The Door County Sheriff’s Department logged in a recent conversation with a resident who reported receiving a call from someone purporting to be from the county law enforcement agency. The scam artist made it look like the inquiry was coming from a department non-emergency phone number and told the would-be … Continue reading

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Former Employee of Boys & Girls Club Arrested for Crimes Against Children

The Boys & Girls Club of Door County has informed parents and supporters that a former employee has been arrested and is being held for alleged crimes against children. The club received the information via the Sturgeon Bay Police Department. In a letter dated Friday, Brian Stezenski-Williams, Interim Executive Director of the organization based in Sturgeon Bay, notes that the individual worked part-time at the … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Man Arrested For Child Sex Crimes

The arrest of a 28-year old Sturgeon Bay man on sex-related charges has local authorities investigating if he was involved in a number of sexual assaults involving children. Duryea Johnson was arrested early Tuesday morning at Sunset Park, in connection with a sex sting involving local police. Johnson reportedly thought he was meeting a 15-year old boy at about 2AM. However, the liaison involved city … Continue reading

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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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