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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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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