Bomb Threat Situation Thursday at NWTC Sturgeon Bay Campus

Just before 2:00 Thursday afternoon, the Sturgeon Bay Police responded to the NWTC Sturgeon Bay campus for a bomb threat. It was reported that a mysterious package with a potential bomb had been placed on campus. Also on the scene were the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department, Door County Sheriff’s Department, Door County Emergency Management, and Door County EMS. The NWTC campus was evacuated and a … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Man Facing Numerous Charges After Attacking and Injuring Family in Their Residence

A Sturgeon Bay man caused numerous injuries to others during a burglary attempt on Georgia Street the afternoon of Monday April 25th. Shortly before 2:30 pm, police responded to a call where 2 men were fighting in the front yard of a residence while another emergency call came in from a female inside the residence who was attacked inside by an unknown man with a … Continue reading

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Vandalism at Sunset Park

Monday morning, a call came in at about 8:00 reporting vandalism at the Little League concession stand at Sturgeon Bay’s Sunset Park. Upon arrival, the responding officer met with an employee of the Sturgeon Bay Street Department who showed him the concession stand which was unlocked over the weekend. Inside there were baseball supplies soaking in the soiled toilets while vulgarities were spray-painted onto the … Continue reading

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Second Body Found in Rubble of Butch’s Bar

At 4:30 Thursday afternoon, the Sturgeon Bay Police Department announced that the body of a 2nd deceased male was recovered from the rubble of the Tuesday morning’s fire at Butch’s Bar. The remains are being transported to Madison for identification. The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office will release the names of the 2 deceased males once positive ID Has been made and all next of … Continue reading

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Update on Butch’s Fire Investigation

We have an update on the investigation site after Tuesday morning’s fire at Butch’s bar in downtown Sturgeon Bay. Yesterday afternoon, while public safety crews and investigators were working at the site, a drone was directly above them and halted their recovery efforts prompting a call to the Sturgeon Bay Police Department. At that time, the FAA issued a 1-mile radius temporary flight restriction for … Continue reading

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Tuesday Morning Fire at Butch’s Bar, Sturgeon Bay

There was a devastating fire in downtown Sturgeon Bay this morning and emergency response crews are still on scene assessing the incident. The call came in at 3:40 am of a fire at Butch’s Bar (112 S. 3rd Ave), a fully-involved structure fire. On the scene were all 9 mainland fire departments, the Sturgeon Bay Police Department, and Door County EMS . The fire appears … Continue reading

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Vehicle Crashes into Vacant Sturgeon Bay Family Video Store

At 6:50 Wednesday morning, there was an automobile accident which occurred at the old “Family Video” building on Sturgeon Bay’s Egg Harbor Road. A vehicle left the roadway a short distance north of 12th Avenue and somehow crashed through the building. Sturgeon Bay Assistant Police Chief Dan Brinkman explains how this happened….. The vehicle crashed through the southwest wall and windows, traveled diagonally through the … Continue reading

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Sergeant Investigator Chad Hougaard Promoted to Sturgeon Bay Police Captain

The Sturgeon Bay Police Department has seen a few changes in its command structure lately. Last week Captain Dan Brinkman was promoted to the new position of Assistant to the Chief of Police. This left a vacancy at the Captain position, which the Sturgeon Bay Police and Fire Commission filled Tuesday afternoon. Sergeant Investigator Chad Hougaard was promoted to Captain from his investigator position. When … Continue reading

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Captain Dan Brinkman Promoted to Sturgeon Bay Assistant Chief of Police

During the last few months, the Sturgeon Bay Police Department conducted a change in its command structure. They eliminated the position of Lieutenant while creating the position of Assistant Police Chief to be more in-line with other departments across the state. Chief of Police Clint Henry has informed us that this morning the decision was made to promote police Captain Dan Brinkman to the new … Continue reading

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Sturgeon Bay Police Seeking Man for Substantial Battery & Vehicle Theft

During the very early hours of Monday morning, an 80 year-old Sturgeon Bay man was the victim of substantial battery, robbery, strangulation, suffocation, and vehicle theft. The Sturgeon Bay police are currently requesting the public’s help in finding a male named Joseph A. Brown in connection with these crimes. They also believe he may have fled Door County and could could be in the Brown … Continue reading

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