Crime Prevention Blotter

Tag: Lieutenant Patterson

September 12, 2014 2:27 PM

There have been a number of phone scams going on lately in the Madison area.  In fact, just last night I received a call at home from "Roger" who wanted to conduct an over-the-phone security verification with my "Windows computer".  A couple of issues...I don't have a computer that runs … [read more]

August 4, 2014 10:31 AM

Many of us are travelling near and far during the summer months and are often eager to share pictures and updates with friends and family via social media sites.  While you may be anxious to share pictures of your time away from home, please think about the following ideas when posting … [read more]

July 22, 2014 1:08 AM

Have you thought about getting an alarm at your home?  It is a personal choice that certainly does not come without additional expenses.  As an alarm owner for the past 17 years at three different properties, here are a few tips and ideas I can share for you to consider if you have decided to … [read more]

June 30, 2014 9:31 AM

Have you ever wondered how secure your doors and locks really are in your home?  This week, we encourage you to take a few minutes and examine the locks on the doors leading into your home from your garage.  Deadbolts should be used on every exterior door if possible.  Many garage doors … [read more]

June 19, 2014 11:18 AM

Since many of us have been checking the exteriors of our homes lately for storm related damage, we thought we would share a few burlgary prevention considerations to ponder as well...  • Are your shrubs and bushes trimmed back so there is no place for someone to hide? • Are tree canopies … [read more]

June 5, 2014 1:42 PM

The Madison Police Department and Crime Prevention Unit need your help in stopping “Grandma” scams…you may have heard of these before.  Crime Stoppers received two recent reports of the “Grandma” scam in the Madison area. Here is how the scam works…A victim answers the phone and the … [read more]

May 29, 2014 12:36 PM

With warmer temperatures, Madison may see an increase in home improvement scams and we need your help in stopping them. In 2013, one of the top scams reported was a “repair person” going door to door and offering to do repairs on homes or driveways.  These were always unsolicited visits … [read more]

May 19, 2014 11:29 AM

As the weather finally warms this week, many of us will be airing out our homes and opening windows to enjoy the spring air.  When you leave your homes this week, please remember that windows should be shut and locked if you are leaving your home unoccupied.  Opportunistic burglars are also … [read more]

May 15, 2014 12:21 PM

The Madison Police Department needs your help in stopping smash and grab thefts from vehicles.  There has been an increase in smash and grab thefts in the downtown area.  Most of these thefts are occuring in the early morning hours. There has also been an increase in thefts from unlocked … [read more]