Car busts through gate at NEW Water facility

Car smashes through gate outside NEW Water waste treatment plant in De Pere on Feb. 9, 2019 (screenshot from video provided by De Pere Police Dept.)

DE PERE, Wis. (WBAY) - De Pere police are looking for the person who smashed through a gate at the NEW Water waste treatment facility very late Saturday night.

It happened between 11 and 11:50 p.m. on February 9. Security video shows a car which appears to be an SUV or crossover makes contact with a card reader then crashes through a gate resembling wrought iron, which flips up and over the vehicle.

Police say the car immediately left, going out the way they came. Police don't know what the driver's motive was.

But they do know the driver caused significant damage. They consider the case a hit-and-run.

If you have information that can help investigators, call De Pere police, or remain anonymous by giving your tip to CrimeStoppers at (920) 432-7867 or online at

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