Rhinelander Police Department http://wxpr.org en Standoff In Rhinelander Ends After Six Hours http://wxpr.org/post/standoff-rhinelander-ends-after-six-hours <p></p><p></p><p>A six hour standoff with Rhinelander police and members of the Oneida County Special Response Team ended late Tuesday when a man gave himself up.</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:30:08 +0000 Ken Krall 20232 at http://wxpr.org Standoff In Rhinelander Ends After Six Hours Man Sought For Vehicle Thefts In Northwoods? http://wxpr.org/post/man-sought-vehicle-thefts-northwoods <p></p><p>The Rhinelander Police Department is asking the public's help in locating a suspect in motor vehicle thefts in Chippewa county who is thought to be in the area.</p><p><br />Police Chief Michael Steffes says 38 year old Eric T. Hall is being sought as a person of interest by Chippewa county authorities. Eric Hall was released from prison 10 days ago.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:00:37 +0000 Ken Krall 19967 at http://wxpr.org Man Sought For Vehicle Thefts In Northwoods? Kids With Bike Helmets Get Rewarded By Police http://wxpr.org/post/kids-bike-helmets-get-rewarded-police <p></p><p>Rhinelander kids on bikes could be surprised with a sweet treat if they are wearing bicycle helmets.<br />Since last week officers on patrol have been looking for kids wearing the safety helmets as part of the "Safety Is Sweet" initiative.</p><p><br />Police Chief Michael Steffes says this is the second year the department has had the campaign...<br /><br /><em>"....it's very important to us that all kids wear the bike safety helmet as it's the main way of keeping their heads safe while out and about on their bicycles...."</em></p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 14:14:53 +0000 Ken Krall 19888 at http://wxpr.org Kids With Bike Helmets Get Rewarded By Police Law Enforcement Memorial Dedicated To Stephen Martin http://wxpr.org/post/law-enforcement-memorial-dedicated-stephen-martin <p>A law enforcement memorial was dedicated Wednesday(5/14) at the Rhinelander Police Department, specifically remembering the life of fallen Rhinelander police Sergeant Stephen Martin.</p><p>Sergeant Martin was a veteran member of city police. He was also a sergeant in the 330th Military Police Detachment of the Army Reserve.. On June, 24, 2004, Martin and others stopped a suicide bomber trying to destroy a police training facility. Martin was critically injured and died a week later.</p><p>Mayor Dick Johns honored Martin's duty...</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 20:24:59 +0000 Ken Krall 18316 at http://wxpr.org Law Enforcement Memorial Dedicated To Stephen Martin Rhinelander Police Holding Citizen Training http://wxpr.org/post/rhinelander-police-holding-citizen-training <p>The Rhinelander Police Department is holding a training about law enforcement for citizens.&nbsp; The Police Academy takes place one night a week for eight weeks.&nbsp; Police chief Mike Steffes says the goal is to get more people thinking like police officers.&nbsp;</p><blockquote><p>“It’s through programs like this where citizens can really get involved in the police department and really know and understand what police officers are doing, and see life through the eyes of a police officer.”&nbsp;</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2014 02:59:33 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 14570 at http://wxpr.org Mutual Aid Pact, Memorial Approved For Rhinelander P.D. http://wxpr.org/post/mutual-aid-pact-memorial-approved-rhinelander-pd <p>Officials said it hopefully will never need to be used...but the Rhinelander city council has approved its portion of North Central Emergency Response Team mutual aid agreement.</p><p>The pact enables area full-time police departments to be ready to go should a large problem like a tornado occur in an area. City Council member Alex Young outlines the pact....</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 01:20:04 +0000 Ken Krall 13120 at http://wxpr.org Mutual Aid Pact, Memorial Approved For Rhinelander P.D. Rhinelander Police Gear Up to Shop With Kids http://wxpr.org/post/rhinelander-police-gear-shop-kids <p>Rhinelander Police are asking for donations to take a group of underprivileged kids shopping.&nbsp;</p><p>It’s the fourth year of the Shop with a Cop program.&nbsp; Police and other law enforcement officials will pair up with kids…and take them shopping at Walmart.</p><p>Rhinelander Police Officer Chad Brown says the goal is to give each kid at least a hundred dollars to spend.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 17:51:43 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 11262 at http://wxpr.org Staying Safe on a Spooky Night http://wxpr.org/post/staying-safe-spooky-night <p>Rhinelander police will have extra boots on the ground during Thursday night’s trick-or-treating.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rhinelander&nbsp;Police Captain Ron&nbsp;</span>Lueneburg<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;says officers will be enforcing traffic safety while kids are out on the streets.&nbsp;</span></p><blockquote><p>“Just making sure that people are able to cross the street safely, and that no one is speeding through the residential areas and things like that.”</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:11:41 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 10005 at http://wxpr.org Staying Safe on a Spooky Night