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Tag: Neighborhood Safety

Community Meeting, Coyotes, and MSCR

Hi Neighbors, I know the question on everyone's mind this morning is-so where's the snow? I'm sorry to say that I don't have the answer to that, but I do have other important info to share. Crime in the Area The officers and captain of our east district police station have put together a … [read more]

Fatal Shooting at Metro Market

My dear neighbors, Earlier this evening a young woman was targeted and murdered in the parking lot of Metro Market. MPD has identified Christopher O'Kroley as a suspect and is pursuing him at this hour. I'm certain I speak for all of us in expressing shock, grief, and anger at the murder of … [read more]

update on yesterday evening's fatal shooting

Good morning neighbors, If you retired early yesterday evening then you are just getting news this morning of a fatal shooting just outside Metro Market last night. MPD is searching for person of interest Christopher O’Kroley, who is 6 ft tall, 180lbs and may be driving a 2000 silver VW … [read more]

evening update on yesterday evening's fatal shooting

Neighbors, I am relieved to share with you this evening that the sole suspect in yesterday evening’s fatal shooting has been apprehended and is in custody. Prior to his apprehension, the suspect fired on police but no officers were hit and everyone is safe at this hour. MPD worked … [read more]

One week later

Neighbors, Now one week from the fatal shooting in our own backyard, many of us are finding solace and closure in our neighbors, friends, and in our strong community. Naturally, we want to reach for reasons which help us put distance between ourselves and something so shocking and sad … [read more]

deep thinking and commercial development updates

Hi Neighbors, Thank you for the immense positive response from my last blog post and thank you to everyone who read through it and gave it some thought. I am so grateful to be part of such a strong district and community who is willing to dig deep and think hard about who we are and how we … [read more]

One suspect in custody in recent home invasion

Hi Neighbors, I'm writing with positive news tonight- Thanks to the hard and dedicated work of the Violent Crimes Unit, MPD has arrested one suspect in the recent home invasion on Retana Drive. I confirmed this with our east district police captain. The captain also shared that news of … [read more]

Recap of Plan Commission Meeting and Info About a Residential Development Proposal

Good morning District 3, I hope you are all well this morning. Again, please stay alert as you move around the many fine businesses in our area this today as the suspect in yesterday evening’s purse grabs has not been apprehended at this time. For those of you did not watch the plan … [read more]

Last week, Pokemon Go, Development, Chip Sealing, and More Carbs

Hi neighbors, Well, never did I think I would pen a post to you which would involve policing and...pokemon. But here we are. I also have news on residential development and chip sealing so you’ll want to stay tuned. I want to take a moment to recognize what a hard couple of weeks it … [read more]

A Midsummer's update

Hi Neighbors, Well is it humid enough for you? Yikes. I hope your tomatoes and other humidity-loving plants are coming along nicely in this weather, if nothing else. I have a few things on which to update you today Residential Development The proposal for the senior living … [read more]

Proposals for the Plan Commission, Hwy 51, Firefighters, and a bike blender

Hi neighbors, It's another great summer week in Madison!! District 3 Plan Commission Items Well it’s back to the plan commission meeting for me next Monday. I’m thinking of installing a little mini fridge there for iced coffee and snacks. This next Monday (8/8 beginning at 5:30pm … [read more]

Halloween and Voting and Cottage Grove Road

Hi neighbors, lots of info to share: Cottage Grove Road Closure Tomorrow First and foremost please note that the westbound lanes of Cottage Grove Road are closed tomorrow from Monona Drive west almost to Hwy 51. You will still be able to enter and exit Hwy 51 onto CG Road from that … [read more]

Snow "Emergency" in Full Effect

Hi Neighbors, I have news from our friends with Streets Department: "The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency. This means alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect throughout the entire City of Madison tonight, including the downtown/isthmus snow emergency zone. … [read more]

What 'Respect' Means in Public Service

Hi neighbors, I want to talk with you today about what support looks like. Support is a term that we use in everything from donating to a good cause to shopping for sports bras, but today I want to talk with you about supporting our police department. In the last few years as our community … [read more]

Sad News This Morning

Dear Neighbors, I am so sorry to bring you tragic news this morning. One of our neighbors was shot and killed very early this morning. In the early hours of today, MPD east district officers received reports of gunshots and a person down just off Cottage Grove Road. When officers arrived, … [read more]

Updates on Weekend's Sad Events

Good morning Neighbors, I want to update you on what I know this morning concerning the homicide in our neighborhood early Saturday morning. First, we know more about the young man who was killed in our neighborhood early Saturday morning. I had previously said that he was a resident of … [read more]

Free Counseling Tomorrow

Hi Neighbors, I’m writing with information on free counseling services for those children and families impacted by Saturday morning’s shooting. Principal Nancy Caldwell from Kennedy Elementary School has shown tremendous leadership and brought together resources in order for the community to … [read more]

Trying to stay patient and remain focused

Neighbors, I am trying so hard to be patient. What’s been going on in our city has me pretty steamed. While the further east side of Madison is by far the safest residential area in the city, the rest of the city is contending with way more gun violence than we’ve dealt with in recent memory. I’m … [read more]

Updates on Neighborhood Odor and I-94

Hi neighbors, Slightly odorous news, plus transportation infrastructure happenings to share with you tonight Seriously, what is that smell Many of us, all over the district have noticed the aroma of the landfill (which is way south of even the furthest south parts of District 3) which … [read more]

This afternoon's tornadoes

Well that was awfully strange. Hi neighbors, I hope this message finds you safe. Just about 90 minutes ago we had tornadoes go through near us, one along East Washington near Fair Oaks and one in Sun Prairie. I was home when I heard the sirens go off, and the sun was shining. I immediately … [read more]

Streets and Roads and Happy New Year

Hi Neighbors, A few street and road updates this afternoon- Streets, Plowing, and Snow I want to pass along our latest streets updates. I encourage you to follow @MadisonWinter on Twitter for the latest updates. For those of you who do not use Twitter, please note that Twitter is … [read more]

Snow Emergency and 8 Additional Police Officers

Hi Neighbors, 2 Main Updates Tonight Snow Emergency That snow is a bit intense! We finally have enough snow cover for skiing, snowshoeing, and fat tire biking and I actually saw folks doing all of those things at Door Creek Park late this afternoon. I’m thrilled that folks are getting … [read more]

Proposed Galileo Connection to Milwaukee Street

Good evening neighbors, Quick update for our neighbors in the Grandview area regarding a possible change up in plans for roadways there. In the original neighborhood plans for Grandview, North Star Drive was intended to be the main north/south arterial through the neighborhood. In recent … [read more]

Chase Bank Robbery 3.1

Dear Neighbors With regard for you and to bring you the most up to date information possible, I want to share that our neighborhood CHASE bank branch had once again been robbed. Again. Very unfortunately this robbery involved shots fired as well. At this time our best information is that the … [read more]

Updates on bank robbery and death in the district

Hi Neighbors, It's been just over 24 hours since the robbery and death here on the east side and I wanted to be in touch with updates. The deceased is a 35 year old man. I had gotten word that he was 20, and I believe I referred to him as a "young man" on the news, but I was misinformed of … [read more]

Roads and Streets Updates

Good evening neighbors, We have a lot of great things to cover regarding roads and streets this evening, let's get to it Milwaukee Street Bridge - The Wisconsin Dept of Transportation (WISDOT) has determined that the bridge across Milwaukee Street needs to be redecked. I think most of us … [read more]

Trees and Parks and Other Updates

Hi Neighbors, While we had a number of streets-related news to sort through last night, I wanted to give you updates from several other topics as well. Ash Tree Removal Ash trees are slated for removal in the west half of our district. This will impact Wards 10, 11, and 12, the Heistand, … [read more]

Chase Bank Security - Please Chime In With Your Thoughts

Hi Neighbors, Chase Bank has kindly and diplomatically reached out to meet with me tomorrow evening about security measures at the Milwaukee Street branch. One main topic of our discussion will be the continued plans for an armed guard at the branch. This armed guard would be an off-duty … [read more]

4 Quick Updates, Chase meeting rescheduled, early voting and more

Hi Neighbors, 4 Quick Updates Tonight My meeting with Chase Bank had to be rescheduled; it's now next Monday evening. Many of you have chimed in already and we sit at about 50/50 for whether an armed guard (a highly trained off duty MPD officer), is the best safety option for the … [read more]

Death of 2 Neighbors Early This Morning

Dear Neighbors, It’s with a heavy heart that I inform you of two deaths in our neighborhood this morning. According to the MPD lieutenant with whom I am working to bring you this information, two males have passed away from gunshot wounds in a home in the 600 block of Meadowlark … [read more]

Updates on the 2 deaths in our neighborhood this morning

Dear neighbors, I’ve just attended Police Chief Koval’s press conference regarding the two deaths on Meadowlark Drive early this morning and wanted to be in touch with updates. The two deceased are a 33 year old man and his father, both of whom resided at that home. The weapon was a single … [read more]

Update on a sad incident in our district

Hi folks, I’m getting in touch with you this evening to clear up some details about a sad incident in our area this evening. Late this afternoon on Open Wood Way a man and his mother got into a conflict. The man proceeded to hurt himself quite seriously with a knife. He was given emergency … [read more]

Big news on the Buckeye and Cottage Grove Road projects

Hi Neighbors! Of all the phrases in the English language, few are as thrilling, exhilarating, nay electrifying as: ‘transportation funding. ...I know. Nonetheless, I have exciting news to share with you on this very topic- As you may have read about or seen on the news, the city and … [read more]

Updates on the shooting incident near Walgreen's this morning

Hi Neighbors Disappointing news this morning. Very early this morning a man from our district was shot twice in the parking area behind the Walgreen’s on Cottage Grove Road. The man underwent surgery and is expected to survive. No other individuals were injured. From preliminary reports, … [read more]

Updates and reminders for this week

Hi neighbors, MPD is still working to learn more about the shooting incident from this morning. Again, if you heard or saw anything, you are encouraged to contact MPD 2 reminders for this week: Firstly, we have a neighborhood meeting to discuss the Ace Apartment proposal tomorrow … [read more]

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