Stoughton Police Department

  • Agency: Stoughton Police Department
  • Address: 321 S. Fourth Street, Stoughton, 53589 WI
  • Chief: Patrick O'Connor (Chief of Police)
Phone: (608) 873-3374
Fax: (608) 873-0286
Email:

Stoughton Police Department is located at 321 S. Fourth Street, Stoughton, 53589 WI. The Chief of Police of the department is Patrick O'Connor. The Stoughton Police Department phone number is (608) 873-3374.

Stoughton Police Department News

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Happy Halloween! Tonight's official "Trick or Treat" hours are from 6pm-8pm. Be safe! Only go to the houses with a porch light on. Drivers watch out for the pedestrian traffic! Feel free to drop off any excess candy at the PD!

Stoughton Area High School's Concert Choir members presented a most memorable rendition of our national anthem, "The Star Spangled Banner" at our Awards Ceremony. Thanks so much!

Stoughton resident Greg Standard was recognized for his efforts for helping ubdo a man who was armed with a screwdriver and was threatening another before our officers arrived. Mr. Standard took it upon himself to help prevent someone from getting hurt. Chief Leck is shown presenting Mr. Standard with his Outstanding Citizen Award at our ceremony!

Mr. Bart Quale was presented a Certificate of Appreciation we recognized his effort to offer us a superb training site at the Stoughton Mandt Center over the last two years. Our officers along with McFarland, Monona, Oregon and Verona Police Departments, used the facility to hone our skills in responding to an active threat situation. Stoughton EMS along with Stoughton Fire have also participated in the exercises. Bart's effort and willingness to "open the doors" to the facility were recognized. Bart is shown with Chief Leck who presented the certificate to him at our annual awards banquet.

At our Awards Ceremony, Kendall and Trish Gulseth were recognized for their fantastic food and remarkable service they have provided for our department. Over the last two years, Mr. and Mrs. Gulseth have catered training events and our awards ceremony. Chief Leck is shown presenting their Certificate of Appreciation.

Peter Sveum was honored for his twenty five years of service as a member of the Stoughton Police and Fire Commission at our Annual Awards Ceremony. Mr. Sveum is pictured with Chief Leck receiving his Certificate of Appreciation!

STOUGHTON POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE 10/26/2017 On Thursday, October 26, 2017, at approximately 12:57 am, Stoughton Police were dispatched to check the welfare of a resident in the 300 block of South Division Street. The subject had sent a text message indicated they were thinking of harming themselves. When officers arrived there was no answer however heard two distinct crashing noises inside. Officers entered the apartment immediately and located a subject who had numerous self-inflicted lacerations. The subject was transported by Stoughton Area EMS to Stoughton Hospital and subsequently transported to a Madison Hospital by MedFlight. Officers located some drug related items and the case remains under investigation.

STOUGHTON POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE ***UPDATE*** 10/22/2017 On 10/21/2017 at approximately 12:44pm The Stoughton Police Department along with the Stoughton Fire Department and the Stoughton Area EMS responded to the 616 East Main St in the City of Stoughton for the report of a car that struck a house. Officers found a 1 car crash in which the vehicle left the roadway and traveled across a lawn and stuck a house at this location. There are no reported injuries from the crash and residents were not home at the time of the crash. The driver was cited for several traffic violations including operating after revocation and the investigation is ongoing. ***UPDATE*** During the investigation into the October 21st crash at 616 East Main St. officers have determined that the driver of that crash was involved in a similar crash. On October 11th 2017 the driver struck a business located at 1222 US Highway 51 in the City of Stoughton. The driver was cited for failure to maintain control of a vehicle, operate a motor vehicle without insurance and operating after registration suspension and released. The investigation into both crashes is still ongoing.

Earlier today, Stoughton Police along with Stoughton Fire and Stoughton Area Ems responded to a car that crashed into an unoccupied home in the 600 block of East Main. The driver who's driver's license is currently suspended, was not hurt. The crash remains under investigation.

STOUGHTON POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE October 17, 2017 Armed Robbery at Home Savings Bank On Tuesday October 17th at 12:46pm, Dane County 911 and Stoughton Police were notified of an armed robbery at the Home Savings Bank 400 W Main Street Stoughton. It was reported that two black males wearing dark clothing and armed with handguns were fleeing the bank in a Silver Chrysler vehicle with Michigan license plate. The vehicle fled westbound on US Highway 51. Dane County Deputies spotted the vehicle near CTH B north of Stoughton and pursued the suspect vehicle. The vehicle was traveling nearly 90 miles per hour and attempts to use tire deflation devices was attempted near McFarland. The vehicle continued north on Hwy 51, west on US Highway 12/18 at speeds up to 120 MPH. The vehicle turned off on Seminole Highway then onto the frontage Road and later crashed near Saint Joseph’s Church 1905 W Beltline Highway. The suspects fled on foot for a short distance and were apprehended. The FBI, ATF, Fitchburg, Madison Police and Dane County Sheriff’s Office are assisting in the ongoing investigation.

Stoughton residents: we are also participating in the Community Crime Map Program. NBC 15 provided a nice tutorial. Just type in your Stoughton address to get started. Thank you Ms.Hannah Flood.

Citizen Police Academy students enjoying firearms training as part of the eight week program from last night!

Some photos to share from our September 30th Memorial Service honoring our own Officer Pal Kraby who was murdered in 1934.

STOUGHTON POLICE DEPARTMENT UPDATED NEWS RELEASE October 10th, 2017 Stoughton Police Investigate Fatal Crash On Monday, October 9th, at approximately 6:57 pm, Stoughton Police were dispatched to a report of a pedestrian that had been struck by a car in the 800 block of North Page Street. The victim was transported by Stoughton Area EMS and was pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later. The driver of the vehicle stopped immediately and remained at the scene. Preliminary investigation revealed that a 2016 Toyota RAV4 driven by Charles I. Arnold, 47 of Madison was traveling north on Page Street when his vehicle collided with a pedestrian, Patrick A. Nowlin, 69 of Stoughton while he was walking east in the crosswalk at the intersection of West Street. Stoughton Police were assisted at the scene with Stoughton Fire, EMS and Department of Public Works, Dane County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin State Patrol for accident reconstruction. The Police are continuing their investigation.

Updated 12/09/17 @11:50pm North page Street has reopened STOUGHTON POLICE DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE October 9th, 2017 Stoughton Police Investigate Fatal Crash On Monday, October 9th, at approximately 6:57 pm, Stoughton Police were dispatched to a report of a pedestrian that had been struck by a car in the 800 block of North Page Street. The subject was transported by Stoughton Area EMS and was pronounced dead at a hospital a short time later. The driver of the vehicle stopped immediately and remained at the scene. Police are continuing their investigation and the 800 block of North Page Street remains closed. Police are asking motorists to avoid the area.

More pictures from last night: 2017 Citizen's Police Academy Cadets at Madison International Speedway.

More driving videos from Citizen's Academy night at Madison International Speedway.

2017 Citizen's Police Academy Cadets spent the evening at Madison International Speedway last night. Emergency vehicle operation and vehicle contacts were the topics. The Cadets drove our squads around the track and were challenged by a series of obstacles. Thanks to Gregg McKarns and Madison International Speedway for letting us use the facility.

A very nice thanks you and let's not forget much needed energy from Citizen's Police Academy Cadet Anne Mueller. Thanks from all of us!