Press Releases


One in Custody after Stabbing Incident

A 49 year old Lake Nebagamon man is in custody after a stabbing incident this morning.

Douglas County 911 received a call at 5:03 am from a man stating he was bleeding to death.  The connection was lost before further information was obtained.  At 5:13am a call was received from a third party who directed officers to an address on Wangerin Rd in Lake Nebagamon where the caller stated a party was bleeding to death and a named suspect cut his throat.

Douglas County Sheriff’s Office Deputies responded with Gold Cross Ambulance and Lake Nebagamon first responders.  Deputies located a 47 year old Duluth man bleeding and crawling in the driveway.  He was transported to a Duluth hospital where his condition is unknown at this time.  He was able to be interviewed to determine what had happened.

Deputies secured the scene and obtained a search warrant for the residence. The suspect had fled in a vehicle prior to their arrival.  The suspect was later taken into custody nearby at 11:16am.

No further information is available at this time and the incident remains under investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office.

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Hunters Welcome Snow, Motorists Don't

While the first snowfall of the season may have been a welcome sight for the deer hunters on opening weekend, it was not as well received by motorists.

Starting at about 11:00 am on Friday, and through midnight on Sunday, Douglas County Sheriff's Deputies responded to 33 reported cars in the ditch, 9 crashes involving property damage, and 3 crashes involving personal injury.

Other than a couple of calls  of trespassers, no hunting related incidents were reported to the Sheriff's office over the weekend.





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Car Seat Safety Clinic SATURDAY

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Website Update


Douglas County Sheriff’s Office

Contact: Chief Deputy Jerry Moe

For More Information: 715-395-1371 or  moej@ci.superior.wi.us





Douglas County Sheriff Office Updates Text Alert System on Website


The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office will upgrade its text message alert notification feature on or before October 3rd to supplement an upgrade completed earlier this summer. The upgraded text alert system will feature a short URL in the message body, instead of a full URL. The messages will continue to come from 96167 or 470-219-3777. Below is an example of a current alert with a full URL and a sample of the same alert with a short URL:





As shown above, the message body will have a Subject line (the Press Release title, in the above example) and a From address of Douglas Sheriff WI. There will still be an option to change subscription at the bottom of the message.


To sign up for alert notifications from our office, to change your current subscription, or to unsubscribe from our alerts, please go to our Sign Up for Alerts page: www.sheriffofdouglascountywi.org/alerts_signup.php


The Douglas County Sheriff’s Office welcomes any feedback from the community on this text alert upgrade. To provide feedback, please let us know through our Contact Us form (www.sheriffofdouglascountywi.org/contact.php) or call us at 715-395-1371.


As always, we wish to thank the public for their continued support of law enforcement. We believe the unique partnership we have between the public and law enforcement enhances the security and quality of life we all enjoy.


Sheriff Thomas Dalbec



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Community Meeting Tuesday August 23rd



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Car Seat Safety Clinic This Thursday

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Be Somebody June 4th

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Solon Springs Traffic Fatality

One person is dead as a result of a one vehicle roll-over in the town of Solon Springs.

The crash was reported to Douglas County 911 at 9:49am, Wednesday April 13 on USH 53 southbound, just north of the exit to BUS USH 53.

The vehicle, a 2005 Hyundai Accent, had been southbound on USH 53 when it left the road to the right and struck a culvert and driveway embankment, flipped and rolled, coming to rest on its side.

The deceased, believed at this time to be the driver, was partially ejected.  He was identified as Raymond Teller, 23, of Green Bay.

Three passengers were taken to Duluth Hospitals via ambulance.

The crash remains under investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office.


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Youth Dies in Snowmobile Crash

One person is dead as a result of injuries sustained in a snowmobile crash Saturday morning. 

The crash was reported to Douglas County 911 at 11:25am on Trail #4, north of Trail #6 in Hawthorne township.

The victim is identified as Joshua Pampuch, 17, of Chippewa Falls.

He had been riding with a group north on Trail #4 when the snowmobile he was operating left the trail and struck trees.

The incident remains under investigation by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the WI DNR.

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Random Acts of Kindness

The Douglas County Sheriff's Office and the Superior Police Department, with the help of the Garret Carr Memorial and the Rex Kern Memorial are pleased to announce a Random Acts of Kindness initiative. The two memorial funds have donated over $2000.00, in the form of gift cards, from local businesses.

During the months of November and December, with emphasis around the Holidays, Officer and Deputies will distribute the cards to members of the public. Contact with citizens, resulting in a gift card being handed out, can result from an officer seeing someone who appears to be in need, recognizing good driving behavior, or perhaps being observed doing something kind for another person.

The Garret Carr and Rex Kern organizations want to help make the holiday season a little brighter by “paying it forward” and also to help improve police/public relations and thus this idea was born. Attached to this release is a copy of a letter that will accompany each gift card that is issued. The letter explains in greater detail the stories behind the Garrett Carr Memorial and Rex Kern Memorial, the individuals being remembered, and other ways these two groups have contributed to our community.

The Superior Police Department and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office are honored in being able to help these groups honor the lives of Garrett Carr and Michael “Rex” Kern and help keep their memories alive!



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