Sturgeon Bay Police have recently solved a series of retail and felony thefts. Last Tuesday officers responded to investigate a theft at the BP Convenience store on Egg Harbor Road. An out-of-state man walked around the store, stole a cheeseburger from a cooler and then noticed a brief case that was set down by a vendor visiting the store. The suspect then grabbed the briefcase and fled . Sturgeon Bay Police Captian Dan Brinkman says officers were able to identify the suspect as he was arrested the night before by Sturgeon Bay Police for Operating a Motor Vehicle while Intoxicated.
The briefcase as well as several shoplifted items from area stores were found in the vehicle . All items the victim lost at the BP Store were returned. After being charged with OWI in Kewaunee County suspect was released to Sturgeon Bay Police and booked into the Door County Jail. Charges of retail theft and felony theft were refered to Door County District Attorney. Investigation is on going.