Police: Sheboygan man arrested for shooting at his own vehicle, lying to police
SHEBOYGAN — A 27-year-old Sheboygan man has been taken into custody following a shots fired incident that occurred Sunday, June 5th.
According to the Sheboygan Police Department, officers were called out to a residence on St. Clair Avenue around 11:00 p.m. for a report of a shot being fired into an occupied vehicle while it was stopped in traffic at Calument Drive and Saemann Avenue.
After receiving the call Sunday night, police made contact with the caller and his girlfriend at their residence. Police blocked off parts of Calumet Drive and Saemann Avenue for much of the night while they investigated this incident.
Police say the caller indicated he was driving his girlfriend’s vehicle, a tan 2002 Honda mini-van, when an unknown assailant pulled up next to the vehicle while he was stopped in traffic and fired one round into the van. The caller also indicated he fired two shots from his own weapon as the suspect vehicle drove away.
The Honda van had a bullet hole in the driver’s side rear sliding door — however, extensive searching of the scene at Calumet Dr. and Saemann Ave. failed to produce any evidence to substantiate the man’s story.
Further investigation and interviews revealed the caller had fired his own gun into the vehicle at an undetermined location for reasons still unknown. Police are still investigating the reason for this behavior. At this time police say there is no reason to believe there is any on-going danger to the community.
The 27-year-old Sheboygan man is currently in jail on a charge of recklessly endangering safety and obstructing.
Anyone with information on this or any other crime is encouraged to call the Sheboygan Police Department at 920-459-3333 or Sheboygan Countywide Crime Stoppers at 1-877-CUF-THEM (1-877-283-8436).