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August 21, 2014 11:12 AM

The MPD's South District is again this week advising residents in the Baycreek, Monona Bay and Greenbush neighborhoods that we are seeing an increase in Theft from Autos in your area.  Victim vehicles have been parked both on the street and in private driveways.  Most times the vehicles have … [read more]

August 18, 2014 3:56 PM

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August 13, 2014 10:11 AM

   During the month of September, MPD Police Chief Mike Koval will be holding a number of "community forums" in all five MPD police districts. The purpose of these forums are for Chief Koval to hear directly from the people of Madison anything you might want to share about the Madison Police … [read more]

August 12, 2014 4:19 PM

   On Tuesday afternoon, officers from the MPD South District, South Distirct Community Policing Team and Federal agents from the U.S. Marshall's Service, arrested Van C. Jackson, 29 yoa, on several outstanding felony bench warrants from Dane County Circuit Court.   Mr. Jackson was pulled from … [read more]

August 11, 2014 3:36 PM

To All, Saturday, August 16th is going to busy day in and around Camp Randall with the following events. Madison Mini Marathon This is not an athletic department event, however, the local area around the stadium is going to be impacted. Runners are expected in the following areas … [read more]

August 6, 2014 11:18 AM

  On Saturday August 2, from 9a.m. to 1p.m., MPD Amigo En Azul officers organized and held a "Car Safety Clinic" in the parking lot of JC Wright Middle School, 1717 Fish Hatchery Road.  The purpose of this anual event is to enable MPD officers to inspect family car seats and insure they are … [read more]

July 30, 2014 2:33 PM

    Recently, there have been several incidents wherean unkown person has made entry into unlocked cars in the Gilson Street area.  Items taken include coins, small electronics and other misc. items.  Residents are reminded to not keep valuables in plain sight within their vehicles.  Residents … [read more]

July 16, 2014 4:16 PM

Mid day today, MPD started searching for the below 74 year old, Stephen Nelsen who walked away from his home in the 3600 block of Nakoma Road.  Mr. Nelsen suffers from dementia and is a former UW Madison professor.  Our K9 Unit believes they tracked him to the intersection of Monroe and Regent … [read more]

June 16, 2014 3:48 PM

For the past two Tuesday afternoons, Brittingham Park at 700 W. Washington Avenue is now the scene of a new event drawing more people into this beautiful setting on Monona Bay.   Bayview-Braxton Neighborhood Officer Kim Alan over the past several months has worked with "Triangle" residents, … [read more]

May 5, 2014 2:47 PM

   Once again this year, the MPD South District is happy to be a part of this annual free concert series organized by the Friends of Olin-Turville (FOOT).   A number of years ago, members of the South District Community Policing Team reached out to residents in the Baycreek Neighborhood to rid … [read more]

April 21, 2014 4:34 PM

   This afternoon Madison Police officers were involved in a high speed pursuit of a subject wanted on an outstanding felony warrant.   The suspect vehicle was first observed in the area of 2500 Chamberlin Avenue and the pursuit continued for several minutes throughout the near west and … [read more]

April 10, 2014 2:11 PM

  In the early morning hours of October 3, 2013, Lamontez White, 30 yoa, was shot and killed by an unkown person (or persons) while in a ground floor apartment at 2305 Fish Hatchery Road.   Several persons, mostly family, were present in the apartment at the time Lamontez was shot and killed, … [read more]

April 7, 2014 3:37 PM

   Back in 2009, a group of Wisconsin residents who live in mobile home communities approached the Wisconsin Legislature and were able to create a provision in Wisconsin Statutes 349.03(5) allowing poltical subdivisions (e.g. cities) to enter into municipal service contracts with the owners … [read more]

March 26, 2014 10:26 AM

   In August of last year, Officer Kim Alan volunteered to serve as the South District's Neighborhood Police Officer in the Bayview-Braxton-Brittingham Park area.   One of the projects she immediately started to assist with was the newly established "community garden" in Brittingham Park.   … [read more]

March 13, 2014 5:48 PM

On Tuesday evening, March 11th, the Leopold and Arbor Hills Neighborhood Associations held an "Open House" at Leopold School for area residents.   Over the past two years, these neighborhood assications, the City's Neighborhood Resource Team and city officials from Fitchburg have collaborated … [read more]

February 13, 2014 3:51 PM

Ski Capitol-view, candlelit trails in beautiful Turville Point Conservation Park this Saturday night (Feb 15th) from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Enjoy free hot chocolate courtesy of Barriques; a warming fire, local drumming and s'more fixins. If you're already out and about for Madison Winter … [read more]

February 10, 2014 9:27 AM

South and East Districts get special attention this week The Madison Police Department’s Traffic Enforcement Safety Team (T.E.S.T.), in addition to other enforcement efforts, will be specifically addressing traffic violations this week in the following areas:    •Tuesday, February … [read more]

February 5, 2014 10:47 AM

Residents in the Arbor Hills and Leopold neighborhoods are asked to be on the look out for an "older, darker four door vehicle" being operated by a "larger black male in his 20's or early 30's."   This past Monday, a mother of a 17 year old daughter called 911 and described to a South District … [read more]

January 22, 2014 3:09 PM

   Tonight, (Jan 22, 2014), residents from the Arbor Hills and Leopold neighborhoods will be hosting a "farewell party" to MPD Officer Deon Johnson who has served as the "Neighborhood Police Officer" since February 2010.   Officer Johnson was assigned to this newly created position at a time … [read more]

January 12, 2014 2:25 PM

  On Saturday January 11th, shortly before 10:00 p.m., an alert South District officer observed a Ford Expedition vehicle driving erratically as the vehicle exited the W Beltline Highway in the area of the frontage road and Todd Drive. The officer quickly realized this vehicle was a stolen … [read more]

December 23, 2013 9:25 AM

Early Saturday morning (Dec 21 at 12:55 a.m.), South District officers responded to an apartment near the intersection of S Randall and Mound Street for an unknown individual pounding on the exterior door and incessantly ringing the door bell. The three residents live in an upstairs apartment … [read more]

December 23, 2013 9:24 AM

Early Saturday morning (Dec 21 at 12:55 a.m.), South District officers responded to an apartment near the intersection of S Randall and Mound Street for an unknown individual pounding at on the exterior door and incessantly ringing the door bell. The three residents lived in an upstairs … [read more]

November 18, 2013 4:21 PM

   Each year about this time, the five Madison Police district captains seek out residents who live in their respective districts requesting assistance in completing an on line "community survey."   In order for us to improve our service and make sure we are addressing neighborhood concerns … [read more]

November 6, 2013 11:31 AM

  A few months ago, the Madison Police Department was contacted by the Vera Institute of Justice out of New York City inviting us to participate in their 2013 "Police Station Visitors Week" program (http://www.vera.org/project/police-station-visitors-week).   The Vera Institute, in conjunction … [read more]

November 1, 2013 12:56 PM

Over the past two months, I have made a number of posts to this South District,blotter, and sent out a number of e-mails to neighborhood groups, regarding an uptick in burglaries and robberies in the Greenbush, Vilas and Regent St neighborhoods. Last week, many of you probably saw media … [read more]

October 16, 2013 2:59 PM

   The below listed individual, (James C. Morgan), is a registered sex offender with the Wisconsin Department of Corrections.  The Madison Police Department was recently notified that Mr. Morgan will be moving into 1610 Gilson Street, Apt. #B, in the Baycreek neighborhood on November 1, … [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]

September 11, 2013 12:15 PM

Over the past three days, two, off campus, college student housing residences have been forcibly entered by armed intruders. The first incident took place on Sunday evening (09-08-13) at 11:13 p.m in the 1200 block of Vilas Avenue (Greenbush neighborhood). In this incident, two young male … [read more]

September 9, 2013 9:47 AM

    District 14 Alder John Strasser has advised the community meeting scheduled for tonight at the Labor Temple on S. Park Street has been officially cancelled.  This weekend, Catholic Charities announced their decision to withdraw plans to re-locate some of their offices and the Hope Haven … [read more]

August 21, 2013 3:00 PM

  On Thursday afternoon, August 22nd, from 2:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m., officers from the South District Community Policing Team will be co-hosting a "summer picnic" at the Lake Point Terrace Apartments, 1700 Lake Point Drive.  The Lake Point Terrace Apartments, TFM Properties (Munz family) and the … [read more]

August 15, 2013 10:17 AM

Looking for some good entertainment, good food and great community spirit this weekend ?  Consider stopping by the 29th annual Triangle Ethnic Fest presented by the Bayview Foundation this coming Sunday, August 18, from 11a.m.-6p.m.  Every year, many small and not so small businesses step … [read more]

August 14, 2013 12:52 PM

On Monday afternoon (08/13/13), several residents from the Baycreek neighborhood called 911 when they saw South District officers chasing a young man through the Van Duesen and Colby Street areas.  Below is a link to MPD PIO Joel Despain's detailed press release about this incident which led … [read more]

August 2, 2013 11:23 AM

On Thursday morning August 1, 2013, the Madison Police Department invited leaders from the Madison and Dane County Latino community to a forum at the South District.  Over the past three years, the MPD has annually invited specific individuals who have been active in the Latino community, or … [read more]

July 10, 2013 2:02 PM

  The Madison Police Department's Public Information Office is fortunate to have Ms. Cassidy McDonald from the University of Notre Dame interning with us this summer. Please take a moment to watch this short video report put together by Ms. McDonald reviewing some of the past problems at Penn … [read more]

July 10, 2013 10:53 AM

  Over the past many years, especially during the summer, Penn Park is often the location for fights, disturbances, gambling and low level drug dealing. Once in a while, these matters escalate into more significant, violent incidents involving weapons, injuries or both. The Brams Addition … [read more]

June 6, 2013 8:57 AM

Starting today through this weekend (June 6-8), Special Olympics of Wisconsin will be holding their annual statewide competition in Stevens Point (http://www.specialolympicswisconsin.org/)., This morning, law enforcement officers from across the State of Wisconsin, including here in Madison, … [read more]

May 8, 2013 1:14 PM

Tonight marks the start of the third annual Olin Park Concert Series, presented by FOOT - the Friends of Olin-Turville - in partnership with the Madison Parks Department and the Madison Police Department. These weekly concerts, held in the Olin Park Pavillion, are free and appropriate for … [read more]

May 7, 2013 2:21 PM

This morning, officers from the MPD's Traffic Enforcement & Safety Team (TEST) conducted a pedestrian "duck" operation in the Monroe Street corridor., The Dudgeon Monroe and Vilas Neighborhood Associations continue to report to MPD their concerns with pedestrians being able safely crossly … [read more]

May 6, 2013 10:49 AM

Thanks to everyone who came out Wednesday night to hear the "Getaway Drivers" at the Friends of Olin Turville's first community concert of the year at the Olin Park Shelter.  A shout out to our friends at WKOW-TV as well for this great story they aired last night at 10:00 p.m. on the … [read more]

May 3, 2013 1:15 PM

When:  May 11, 9am - 12pm (This event will be held rain or shine. The building will be used if it rains. Bathrooms indoors available to all.) Where: 1702 S. Park St (the old Thorstad's lot at Wingra Creek and S. Park St) Stop by this free clinic to see if your car seat is installed … [read more]

May 1, 2013 2:53 PM

   On Tuesday evening, April 30th, over 40 persons who own or manage rental property in South Madison met with City of Madison staff at the Bonfyre American Grill, 2601 W Beltline Highway.  The meeting was organized and facilitated by the MPD's Arbor Hills - … [read more]

April 22, 2013 4:13 PM

Law Enforcement Memorial bicycle team doubles in size; looks forward to upcoming May ride (Write up by: South Police District Officer Kim Alan)   Team Madison Police is preparing to again travel the "Road To Hope," a 250 plus mile fundraising and memorial ride that … [read more]

April 11, 2013 3:38 PM

    Begining this Saturday night, the Taft Street Boys n Girls Club will be hosting evening activities for assorted ages.  Early evening will be "rap battles and freestyle cyphers"...   from 9pm - 11pm will be "men's basketball" for those 18 years … [read more]

April 5, 2013 3:57 PM

The Madison Police Department's Mounted Patrol Unit is "back in the saddle" as of April 1st. You will see the unit doing neighborhood, bike path and parks patrol city-wide. Today, motorists took a double take as Officer Mulry and his partner "Bubba" monitored traffic in the Monroe Street area … [read more]

April 5, 2013 2:01 PM

    The Madison Police Department has been informed the below listed Registered Sex Offender has been released from  custody by the Wisconsin Department of Corrections and is currenlty in the Madison area: Name: Jesse I. Turner DOB: 08/05/1969 Sex/Race: … [read more]

April 1, 2013 9:01 AM

On Tuesday April 2nd, officers from the MPD's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team and the South District will be teaming up to conduct a pedestrian safety (crosswalk) initiative in the Monroe Street area.  In April 2012, three pedestrians were struck and injured by vehicles in the Monroe … [read more]

January 30, 2013 4:25 PM

Over this past weekend, the Madison Police Department's South District received several reports of damaged property in and about the Regent Street Neighborhood.  Below is a summary of the incidents reported thus far.  Most of the damage was to car windows which appear to have been … [read more]

September 1, 2012 8:21 AM

Each year in early June, the Madison Fire Department brings together several different agencies, both public and private, who respond to emergencies.  The goal of the event is to educate persons from all age groups on how to make safe decisions, prevent injuries, and to take advantage of … [read more]

July 1, 2012 8:41 AM

Welcome to the late spring edition of the South District newsletter.  The weather has been fantastic the past three months, and all of our neighborhoods have been busy and active across the city.  In late April and early May, we had a series of violent incidents take place, including … [read more]

July 1, 2012 8:41 AM

Besides a tad bit on the dry side, it has been a beautiful summer throughout the South District.  Our officers and detectives have been busy, though we have not been as busy some of the other MPD police districts.  What a lot of us have been busy with is attending or participating in … [read more]

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