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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Michigan Man Will Return to Sturgeon Bay to Face Murder Charge

An 82-year old Michigan man, accused of killing his wife in 1975, will voluntarily return to Door County to face charges. Richard Gale Pierce of Cheboygan, Michigan signed a waiver of extradition at a court hearing Thursday. Carol Jean Pierce was 35 years old when she disappeared from the couple’s mobile home in Sturgeon Bay 43 years ago. Her husband, Richard, a member of the … Continue reading

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Three Arrested After Drug Bust in Sturgeon Bay

Late last week, the Door/Kewaunee Drug Task Force executed a search warrant at a home in Sturgeon Bay, concluding a six month long undercover investigation into the alleged trafficking of methamphetamine in Door and Kewaunee Counties. According to a news release from the Door County Sheriff’s Office, more than 40 grams of methamphetamine, along with drug paraphernalia, were seized at the residence. The search warrant … Continue reading

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Arrest Made in 43 Year Cold Case Murder

An arrest on a murder charge, nearly 50 years in the making, was conducted in Michigan by 11 agents from the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, and the Sturgeon Bay Police Department Thursday. Richard Gale Pierce was taken into custody in connection with the death of Carol Jean Pierce who was reported missing in Sturgeon Bay in September of 1975. The criminal … Continue reading

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