Car stolen in Sturgeon Bay found

The search is over for a car stolen in Sturgeon Bay earlier this week after high-speed pursuit concluded Wednesday afternoon in Manitowoc County. According to a news release from the Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Department Thursday afternoon, a lieutenant in the department located the vehicle traveling through the Township of Manitowoc after 12:15 p.m. This started a three-minute pursuit where speeds reached approximately 100 miles per hour before the driver lost control on a curved section of County Highway B near Schatzie Lane and crashed. Two women, 32 years old and 20 years old, were taken into custody a short time later. Drug paraphernalia was found in the vehicle after it was confirmed to be one stolen in Sturgeon Bay on Tuesday. No names were released as the incident is still under investigation. The rest of the release is below.


Picture courtesy of Sturgeon Bay Police Department





Sheriff Dan Hartwig is releasing the following information regarding a vehicle pursuit that occurred yesterday (Wednesday).

The Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office received an attempt to locate on a stolen vehicle and stolen firearms from the Sturgeon Bay area. On October 7, 2020, at approximately 12:18 PM, a Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Lieutenant located the stolen 2013 Ford Mustang traveling eastbound on Goodwin Rd east of CTH B within the Township of Manitowoc. He attempted to stop the vehicle, which fled, reaching approximately 100 MPH speeds with the pursuit lasting for 3 minutes. While southbound on CTH B north of Schatzie Lane, the vehicle operator attempted to negotiate a curve in the road and lost control, crashing into the east ditch, hitting trees. The occupants fled on foot with a 20-year-old female passenger taken into custody a short distance from the vehicle. Deputies then searched the area, and a short time later, K-9 Leon located the other 32-year-old female driver who was taken into custody.

The vehicle was confirmed stolen from the Sturgeon Bay, WI. During a search of the vehicle, drug paraphernalia was located.

The incident remains under investigation; therefore, no additional information is being released.

We want to thank the following agencies for assisting with this incident thus far: Wisconsin State Patrol, Wisconsin DNR, Manitowoc Police Department, Two Rivers Police Department, Mishicot Police Department, Mishicot Ambulance, Manitowoc County Joint Dispatch Center, and PK’s Auto.

Dan Hartwig, Sheriff

Manitowoc County


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