Police Blotter

Prevent Property Crime

November 8, 2018 3:53 PM

During the month of October, the East Police District experienced 24 burglaries, 32 theft from vehicles, and 16 stolen autos.  These numbers are above average for our District. The vast majority of these crimes could have been prevented. Simply put, we must remember to remove anything of value from our vehicles and lock the doors.  Many of our burglary and theft suspects have entered vehicles (as well as homes) by simply walking into open garages and unlocked doors. 

As the weather gets colder, residents often try to warm up their vehicles by allowing the car to idle while unattended.   This may attract unwanted attention. We often see unattended and unlocked vehicles parked at convenience stores while the owner runs inside for a moment.  These situations create an opportunity for a thief to strike.  Please help us by hardening the target.

Lock it
Light it
Hide it
Remove it
Close it
Report it

Property Card

 Email to a friend

Subscribe to Email List

Subscribe to the Police Blotter email list:

By participating on this list the Wisconsin Public Records Laws may subject your email address to disclosure to third parties. By selecting "Yes" you are requesting that we treat your email address that you have provided to this list as confidential and you are also stating that you would not participate in this service if the City is obligated to release your email address to such third party requesters.

Posts By Month

Posts By Category

Tags

#Back2SchoolSAFETYTIPS  #HelicopterParent  #NightlyLockup  #SafetyTips  #SearchAndRescue  Amigos en Azul  Bigs In Blue  Bike Rides  Black Youth Academy  Capt. Cory Nelson  Captain Ackeret  Captain Balles  Captain Freedman  Captain Gloede  Captain Lengfeld  Captain McLay  Captain Paige Valenta  Captain Patterson  Captain Schauf  Captain Snyder  Captain Wahl  Central District  Ceremonies  Chief Koval  Citizen Recognition  Coffee with a Cop  Community Awards  Community Events  Community Forums  Community Gang Outreach  Community Outreach  Community Partnership  Community Policing  Community Survey  CORE  CRASE  Crime Prevention  Crime Stoppers  Crossing Guards  Cyber Detective Camp  Cyber Safety  Damaged Property  Downtown Safety  Driving Safely  East District  East High School  Edgewood College  Education Resource Officer  Emily Samson  Events  Explorers Post  Facebook  Fireside Five-Oh  Fireside Five-Oh  Good Neighbor Project  Guerrilla Grillers  Guerrilla Grillers  homeless  Investigations  Join the Team  K9  LaFollette High School  LeadsOnline  Lieutenant Lori Beth Chalecki  Lieutenant Patterson  Madison Community Policing Foundation  Madison Parks  Madison Schools  MedDrop Box  Midtown District  MMSD  Mobile Device Safety  Mounted Patrol  MPD Awards Ceremony  Neighborhood Police Officers  Neighborhood Watch  New Recruits  North District  North District  Pawn Shops  Pedestrian Safety  Personal Safety  Phishing Scams  Police Biking  Property Crimes  Red Cross Blood Drive  Registered Sex Offender  Residential Burglaries  Road Home  Road Home  Robberies  Safe Communities  Safety in the Home  Safety Saturday  Secondhand Business  Self Report Unit  Shooting  Shout Out  Social Media  Solicitor Permits  South District  Southwest Safety Initiative  Spanish  Special Olympics  State St  Straubel  Straubel  Torch Run  Traffic Concerns  Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (TEST)  Twitter  UW-Madison  Weapons Offenses  West District  Youth Programs  Zero in Wisconsin