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Tag: Property Crimes

January 28, 2016 9:51 AM

The Madison Police Department Crime Prevention Safety Tip of the week. We need your help.  The Madison Police Department and your neighbors need your help in stopping the ongoing theft from unlocked vehicles. Remember to lock your car.  Lock your car, close your garage door, … [read more]

October 9, 2015 2:25 PM

At approximately 7:57 pm on 9/27/15, Madison police officers were sent to a commercial burglar alarm at Macy's, 702 N. Midvale Blvd, for a report of two burglars inside the store.  Officer Eric Disch and his K9 partner, Jagger, responded to assist with the call.  They are MPD's newest … [read more]

May 1, 2015 11:44 AM

On April 30th, 2015, the newly created Burglary Crime Unit ventured out to the streets with one main objective: to bring awareness to community reference open garage door burglaries. Around 5PM, 5 Detectives, 1 Detective Sergeant, and 2 Analysts made their way to sections of the community that … [read more]

April 20, 2015 9:22 AM

West District officers Tom Grosse and Scott Favour put together this short video with some helpful burglary prevention tips:   https://youtu.be/vs87TRlxtYQ [read more]

April 1, 2015 11:55 AM

Vandalism in the form of graffiti is very frustrating and costly for a property owner. In addition, graffiti can cause concerns regarding gang activity in an area, which drives more neighborhood fear. While each piece of graffiti is unique, it generally comes from one of two general … [read more]

March 27, 2015 8:50 AM

Next week, students from the Madison Metropolitan School District and the UW-Madison will be among those on Spring Break, heading to beaches and other (hopefully warmer) vacation destinations. In an effort to help curb burglaries during this time, Madison Police has partnered with a … [read more]

October 1, 2014 9:15 AM

In the past few months, Madison's east side has seen thefts from vehicles in the retail corridors. These are occurring in areas with high volumes of parked cars, like the mall and large department stores. In order to find a way to prevent these thefts, the police department must first figure … [read more]

September 25, 2013 11:32 AM

 The MPD South and Central Districts, along with the UW Madison Police Department, are working together in our efforts to stop and apprehend those responsible for the recent rash of crime in the neighborhoods adjacent to the UW and Edgewood campuses. The South District is currently looking at … [read more]

August 7, 2013 1:36 PM

During the past few weeks, the Northside of Madison has been experiencing a sudden increase in incidents where vehicles parked on the roadway or in driveways, are damaged, including broken windows, dents and other damage. In these cases, the suspects are not attempting to steal, and their … [read more]

April 1, 2012 8:20 AM

Property crime in the Central District is of great concern for MPD. We know the number of property crimes would decrease if “targets of opportunity” were reduced. A walk through your neighborhood would illustrate the point. Walk your block and look at the cars that are parked in parking lots … [read more]

April 1, 2012 8:20 AM

Ahhhh, springtime! Windows are thrown open to air out the house, car windows are rolled down to purge the stale winter air, bicycles are in the driveway and the garage door is up so the kids can put their bikes back in all while you’re catching up with the neighbors in your own backyard so why … [read more]

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