Central District Blotter

Tag: Crime Prevention

August 22, 2016 10:22 AM

With UW-Madison classes starting on September 6th the bars in downtown Madison will once again be filling up.  As a reminder, the Central District Community Policing Team offers a free Tavern Safety Training for any bar or liquor establishment upon … [read more]

July 8, 2016 8:21 AM

  Within the last several months the Williamson Street Neighborhood has seen an increase in property crimes, especially theft from autos.   The Madison Police will be walking the area on Jennifer, Spaight and Morrison streets this morning to distribute flyers.   A … [read more]

July 6, 2016 3:29 PM

The Violent Crime Unit or VCU, is a specialty unit formed within the Investigative Services Unit.  The unit began in February 2015 and consists of one Detective Sergeant, six detectives and one agent with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).  VCU works closely with the … [read more]

July 5, 2016 11:29 AM

  Whether your child is leaving the protection of the nest for the first time or your parent is moving to assisted living, we worry about them. They may be vulnerable to thieves. Sometimes bad people target these two groups if they are perceived as easy targets.   What can you … [read more]

June 15, 2016 12:52 PM

  Gangs   A group of three or more persons who have a common identifying sign, symbol, or name and whose members individually or collectively engage in engage in a pattern of criminal activity.     Why Do Kids join Gangs Drawn to parties Looking for … [read more]

May 11, 2016 9:11 AM

Greetings, MG& E has contacted the Madison Police Department to assist in spreading the word on upcoming work on MG&E home meter replacement. With the reoccurring fraud cases involving scam artists claiming to be with MG&E, the real staff team thought it prudent to share this … [read more]

May 4, 2016 9:56 AM

Designer Drugs: Synthetic Marijuana   An emerging trend in the drug world is the use synthetic cannabinoids or synthetic marijuana.  Synthetic cannabinoids are psychoactive substances that are chemically similar to tetrahydrocannabinol (THC, the active ingredient in marijuana) and … [read more]

April 28, 2016 8:21 AM

Prevent burglaries – Lock your doors and windows! As the warm weather is upon us, many of us will be leaving more doors and windows open to let in the warm fresh air.  When leaving your homes or apartments in this warmer weather, please remember that doors and windows should be shut and … [read more]

April 14, 2016 12:07 PM

On April 19th the Special Investigations Unit will be holding it’s 10th Notification for violent repeat offenders in our community.  SIU has notified 99 offenders to date and will be adding 10 new participants to the program.  It is a powerful meeting to watch and is open to the … [read more]

April 4, 2016 2:21 PM

The Criminal Intelligence Section of the Madison Police Department is made up of one Sergeant, three Officers, and three Crime Analysts. This unit provides investigative support for the Police Department. The unit works on a variety of long term projects and short turn around projects at the … [read more]

March 16, 2016 12:14 PM

An ounce of prevention:   As families and students leave for their much deserved spring break we are asking that they add one ounce of prevention to whatever they are having.   Bad guys look forward to spring break also. They will be looking for easy scores. MPD will be … [read more]

September 17, 2015 9:40 AM

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 … [read more]

April 7, 2015 11:59 AM

  Hello from the Central District Community Policing Team! As the weather warms up, we imagine many of you will be eager to get out of your house and enjoy the many restaurants and taverns in the downtown area of Madison. We want to share some simple safety tips you can use to prevent … [read more]

December 12, 2014 1:34 PM

Recently, a number of citizens have called to report that they have received scam phone calls where the caller ID reads 608-261-9694, the number for our Central District administrative office. The scammer pretends to be a police officer and demands some type of payment or financial information … [read more]

April 22, 2013 12:00 PM

As the weather slowly turns toward Spring, the buzz of activity downtown has begun. This coming weekend will be a busy time around the Capital Square.  The ever popular Farmers Market and the 32nd Crazylegs Classic event will bring thousands of people together this Saturday … [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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