Solicitors at Your Door
From time to time during the year, groups and organizations canvas the community selling items ranging from candy, magazines, and home improvement products. In the past few days, the Central District has experienced a group of 20 young adults attempting to sell magazines. This current group does not have a City solicitors permit. They are based out of Florida and have been dressed in white dress shirts, ties and dress pants.
This group had been contacted early in the week and warned about the lack of permit. On Wednesday 9/16, one of the sellers was engaging in disruptive behavior and refused to leave a residence when asked. He ultimately was taken to jail as he was not cooperative in his behavior.
I encourage you to share safety tips with your family on how to safely answer the door when unknown persons come calling. If you experience any of this disruptive behavior, please contact the Dane County Communication Center via 911 to have officers respond.