West District Blotter

Tag: Community Policing

December 14, 2017 9:47 AM

Some of our faithful Coffee with a Cop members came bearing gifts for officers today! The coffee from Steep and Brew (thanks Saad) and snacks are much appreciated by all the officers at the West District! Please remember the CWAC group meets on Thursday's at 9am at Steep and Brew at 6656 … [read more]

November 29, 2017 9:53 AM

Don't let the snow lead to a ticket or a tow. Here are few things you need to know to AVOID a ticket or a tow: Alternate Side Parking is in effect city-wide with the exception of the Snow Emergency Zone (unless there is a Declared Snow Emergency). Alternate Side Parking is in effect from … [read more]

November 27, 2017 11:49 AM

Tis the season for thankfulness, celebration and SCAMS. There are a number of scams going on around Madison, one being the Grandparent scam. This is where are called and a person claiming to be a police officer says the grandchild was arrested and they need bail money to get out. The victim … [read more]

November 21, 2017 10:08 AM

This year so far, we have had 362 cars stolen in the city. Many of these are stolen by juveniles and are later recovered, but usually the cars have been damaged or involved in accidents. Many of these kids then endager themselves and the public as they speed and drive recklessly in the stolen … [read more]

November 16, 2017 7:36 AM

We started a new social media campaign yesterday on trying to prevent theft from auto. The City of Madison has experienced over 1100 Thefts from Auto so far this year. There have been 26 guns stolen out of autos this year There were 41 guns stolen out of cars in 2016 Since 2016 there are … [read more]

November 6, 2017 3:18 PM

Theft from autos is still a big issue Theft from Auto is down about 15% but we still have had about 1107 this year. There have been 25 guns stolen this year from autos. Many of them were actually unlocked! This is 25 guns getting into criminals hands that did not have to happen. … [read more]

November 1, 2017 1:16 PM

Thanks to Officers Ward and Wipperfurth for helping the kids feel safe last night! [read more]

November 1, 2017 1:08 PM

Thanks to Officers Wipperfurth and Ward who were out on patrol last night in the Raymond Road area helping kids feel safe! [read more]

October 11, 2017 11:00 AM

Officers Charles Warren and Sam Ward recently paid a visit to Bright Beginnings Day School and were met with lots of smiles. The kids enjoyed seeing the squad cars, visiting with the officers and getting stickers! Please contact us if you would like a similar visit. [read more]

October 2, 2017 8:51 AM

“National Coffee with a Cop Day” Open House You’re invited to a special open house on Wednesday, October 4th to celebrate National Coffee with a Cop Day! Stop in at Steep N Brew West (6656 Odana Road – Market Square Shopping Center) from 3:30 to 4:30pm to enjoy free coffee and treats and meet … [read more]

September 27, 2017 1:56 PM

In an effort to constantly improve our police service to you and your neighborhood, we would like to hear your thoughts and comments. Please take about 5 minutes to fill out this survey. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MPDWEST2017 [read more]

September 25, 2017 2:46 PM

Please join us Wednesday night from 4p-6p in the open area next to the Old National Bank on Raymond Rd. Along with free food grilled by officers and free books for the kids, we will have an exciting announcement! [read more]

September 25, 2017 8:07 AM

Midtown Update- I am sure most of you know we are constructing a new Midtown Police Station on Mineral Point at Westmorland on the site of the old Mount Olive Church. It has been sitting vacant for some time so for those of you who live nearby will happy to hear demolition is occurring! We … [read more]

September 20, 2017 12:14 PM

I just wanted to give all of you an update regarding the recent homicide/home explosion on Stratton Way. Steven Pirus, who is the suspect case had a bail hearing yesterday and now has a 1 million dollar bail. This was a huge case considering the time, personnel, and resources that were … [read more]

August 22, 2017 4:03 PM

Officer Justin Nelsen is one of our West District Neighborhood Officers assigned to the Theresa/ Betty's/Park Edge/Park Ridge area. He recently organized a one day football camp at Edgewood for some kids who may not otherwise be able to attend. Here is what he had to say; ? Madison Police … [read more]

July 18, 2017 8:00 PM

A short while ago, another shooting occurred in the Mount Vernon Court area during daylight hours with citizens outside enjoying the warm weather. At this point, it appears as though a group of young males were shooting at another male who was on foot. I wish I could say that was all that … [read more]

July 7, 2017 6:42 AM

Officers Ryan Henderson and Chris Marzullo are the two new neighborhood officers assigned to Allied Dr. Off. Gatdula, who was the previous officer, has been promoted and is now a Detective assigned to the Burglary Unit. There had also been a vacancy for a second officer in the neighborhood as … [read more]

July 3, 2017 12:57 PM

Every Saturday throughout the summer there is a farmers market being held at Elver Park from 8a-noon. This week, some of the West Police District Command Staff will be hosting a tent for questions and a meet and greet. Please stop by for a cup of coffee on us! [read more]

June 22, 2017 1:20 PM

Just for a brief update, due to the wet weather, we do not want to damage the University Ridge area with grass parking so the parking rules have changed for Friday, June 22 ONLY. If further parking changes are made, that information will be shared on the American Family PGA … [read more]

June 11, 2017 7:01 AM

Every year, Special Olympics WI holds the WI State Games in Stevens Point, WI. Athletes from around the state compete in a variety of events similar to the Olympics. Several of our officers assist in the softball throw event which is sponsored by the WI Professional Police Association, which we … [read more]

June 1, 2017 1:28 PM

Recently, members of our West Community Policing Team spent time at Little Blessings Preschool, reading with the kids and educating them about Police Officers and our role in the community. They discussed personal safety, when to use 911, and helped the kids the understand the importance of … [read more]

May 23, 2017 12:39 PM

We recently received some exciting news that a Farmers Market will be coming to Elver Park this summer! There will be vendors, events, and different organizations represented. Please attend and support your local growers. Here is the news release: Elver Park Farmers Market Saturdays June … [read more]

May 19, 2017 11:11 AM

This past Tuesday, the West District felt some community love from the "We Support Madison Police" group. This is a group of citizens who were organized by Paula and Steve Fitzsimmons. They went out an solcited area businesses for food, beverage, cake and flower donations for the event. The … [read more]

May 16, 2017 7:31 AM

Each year, the Sauk Trails Optimist Club recognizes two West District MPD officers to be the "Officers of the Year" This year Detective Lindsey Ludden and Officer Dustin Pailing were recognized at a banquet held last week. Below is a short bio on each of them. Det Ludden has been employed by … [read more]

May 8, 2017 5:27 PM

Today has been a busy Monday! Lt. Hanson had the pleasure of meeting with members of the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 501 from Madison. They presented the WPD with a certificate recognizing us for "Demonstrating Americanism in our Community by flying the American Flag" We at the WPD are … [read more]

May 8, 2017 3:39 PM

Sunday, we were blessed to have a life group from Blackhawk Church choose the WPD to do a community service project with! Blue sky and relatively warm weather ruled the day (along with donuts and bagels). Both young and old chipped in with weed pulling, mulching and pruning, and as the old … [read more]

April 27, 2017 5:06 PM

Apparently the season of scammers is upon us. We just received a report from a couple who were contacted by a person who claimed to be their grandson, he said he was involved in an accident, another person then got on and said he was an attorney and the only way for the grandson to get out of … [read more]

April 26, 2017 3:02 PM

Today several of us in the West District took part in a meeting at the West Middleton Elementary School. I was surprised to hear that about 144 elementary age children who live in Morraine View area attend the West Middleton School. We decided to meet with reps from Joining Forces for … [read more]

April 17, 2017 10:10 AM

Today, we profile one of our officers who also hold a law degree, Officer Brian Vandervest. Many of you know him as a regular at Coffee with a Cop. It is held everyThursday morning at 9am at Steep and Brew at 6656 Odana Rd. Anyone is welcome to join the group! Brian has been serving in … [read more]

April 7, 2017 7:39 AM

Officers Cummings and Acker responded to an alarm at a residence on the far west side of Madison. With the strong wind, the door was blown open, which set off the alarm. They checked the house and this mature, rescued, Golden Retriever named “Buttercup” greeted them at the door. After they … [read more]

March 23, 2017 6:25 AM

This week I will profile Sergeant Matt Baker who is one of our new night shift Sergeants in the West District. Matthew has been working as a police officer for the past 11 years. He grew up in central Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. Before becoming a police … [read more]

March 16, 2017 3:56 PM

MPD has partnered with Carbon World Health introducing youth to fitness training. CWH has a series called Why Not Me in which they bring in major athletes to speak. This time they brought in Caylin Moore and allowed MPD to invite neighborhood kids from the West Side to meet with him. He … [read more]

March 8, 2017 2:53 PM

One of our K-9 Handlers, Officer Henry Wilson, holds badge #1. The significance of this is great. He was hired in 1984 and is now the most senior patrol officer at MPD. It is an honor that very few officers will ever achieve. No other officers will be assigned Badge #1 until Off. Wilson … [read more]

March 8, 2017 12:11 PM

As I am sure many of you know, the City Council voted last year to bring in a group to study the Madison Police Department. That group, OIR is taking public input now. We look forward to studying the results of the study. It is crucial that you give feedback as to how we are doing. We … [read more]

March 3, 2017 9:51 AM

Yesterday was the National Read Across America Day which celebrates reading. A number of our officers took part in different schools around the city. Here are a few pictures with Off. Luedtke, Off. Magyera and Asst. Chief Williams. The reports from these officers and Asst. Chief, were very … [read more]

March 1, 2017 2:02 PM

I don't know how many of you realize we have a policing celebrity in our midst! Professor Herman Goldstein currently lives in our fantastic district. His roots in policing run long and deep. He is worth a Google search. He is considered the father of "Problem Oriented Policing" which for … [read more]

February 24, 2017 8:13 AM

Yesterday we had a fantastic multi agency discussion at Steep and Brew on Odana Rd. with some interested citizens, Off. Brian Vandervest and Sheriff Dave Mahoney. Thanks again to Steep and Brew for hosting, this is a weekly event occurring every Thursday at 9am if you are interested in … [read more]

February 24, 2017 7:38 AM

Some photos attached from our Safe Communities event last Saturday Feb 18, at the Boys AND Girls Club on Allied. Chief Koval was present, and there was a lively discussion in Spanish with PO Zulma Franco. Immigration Attorney Ramona Natera was present to answer questions as well. There were … [read more]

February 13, 2017 4:52 PM

At the West District, we have an intern, Meg Volgren who has been tasked with developing employee profiles on everyone at the West District that would like to participate. Today's blog profiles Officer Krista Luedtke, she is a day shift officer who rides sectors 104-105 normally. This areas … [read more]

January 25, 2017 7:24 PM

Recently, Officer Ricardo Franco hosted a West District tour for a group of students and teachers from Costa Rica. It was reported that they all thoroughly enjoyed the tour. Apparently lots of photos were taken. [read more]

January 23, 2017 2:00 PM

Every business, office or agency has someone who holds the ship together, the Madison Police Department's West District is no different. The person who really runs the show, is the friendly face you see at the window when you come in. She is Mel Ketchum, her title is "Police Report Typist" … [read more]

January 20, 2017 10:15 AM

The Burglary Crime Unit, (BCU) is responsible for investigating both commercial and residential burglaries throughout the city. The unit consists of 4 Detectives, 1 Intelligence Officer, 1 Pawn Program Assistant and 1 Detective Sergeant. Due to a long term illness, the unit had to work 1 person … [read more]

October 6, 2016 9:25 AM

Yesterday, a group of citizens hosted an MPD appreciation event at the West District station. Over the course of the afternoon, citizens stopped in to meet with officers and enjoy some food. It was a great opportunity for officers and citizens to engage and enjoy a bite to eat. The event … [read more]

August 22, 2016 3:54 PM

Last week the "Connections" event was held in the Tree/Wexford neighborhood. This is a community event that has been taking place yearly for more than a decade. MPD was well-represented at the event, with the K9 unit, Mounted Patrol Unit, and West District Community Policing Team participating. … [read more]

August 3, 2016 5:08 PM

Earlier this week, MPD officers partnered with Edgewood High School and the Wisconsin Youth Company to provide a football camp for Madison kids. Edgewood coaches, players and MPD officers all pitched in to make the camp a success. Another great example of MPD working with the … [read more]

June 30, 2016 6:14 PM

Yesterday officers from the West District community policing team stopped out at the Learning Center on Allied Drive, and played some kickball with the kids...a fun afternoon and great opportunity for some community engagement! [read more]

June 23, 2016 9:47 AM

MPD Officer Adam Kneubuhler, neighborhood officer for the Balsam/Russett area, organized a bike repair clinic this week. This provided an opportunity for about twenty neighborhood kids to have their bikes repaired or tuned up and no cost. City Traffic Engineering and a great group of volunteers … [read more]

June 6, 2016 4:11 PM

Every month members of the West District community policing team stop out at Sequoya Library and Alicia Ashman Library for "Read With a Cop." Another great opportunity for MPD officers to build relationships and engaged the community: And today the MPD Mounted Patrol stopped by to say … [read more]

June 2, 2016 1:56 PM

Once a week, MPD officer Adam Kneubuhler stops out at Orchard Ridge Elementary School to have lunch with students. Many of the children who attend Orchard Ridge live in the Balsam/Russett neighborhood, where Officer Kneubuhler serves as MPD's neighborhood officer. These lunches are a great way … [read more]

April 29, 2016 2:55 PM

Earlier this week, MPD officers provided a first-aid training to citizens in the Allied Drive neighborhood. Attendees received basic first-aid training as well as instruction in CPR and CCR. The training was provided at no cost, and everyone left with a free basic first-aid kit. … [read more]

February 8, 2016 3:52 PM

The West District will be starting a weekly "Coffee With A Cop" opportunity this Thursday. Coffee with a cop is simply a way for officers and citizens to engage and interact in a relaxed environment. We'll be at Steep & Brew, at 6656 Odana Road, every Thursday at 9am. West District patrol … [read more]

February 5, 2016 1:11 PM

A number of West District officers stopped out at Madison schools this week to participate in the "Read Your Heart Out" initiative...great work! [read more]

December 22, 2015 9:01 AM

Earlier this month, the MPD recruit academy spent one of their training days at the Boys & Girls Club near Allied Drive. The recruit officers went through the normal topic on their training calendar (Taser training) but allowed members of the community to observe. This effort allowed … [read more]

October 8, 2015 4:34 PM

A message from the City's Planning Division: Registration is now open for the 2015 Mayor’s Neighborhood Roundtable, scheduled for Saturday, October 24 at Warner Park Community Recreation Center. The one-half day event (8:00 – registration, 9:00 – Kickoff, 10:00 -Workshops) is an … [read more]

September 17, 2015 3:45 PM

Property owners play an important role in our community. Landlords who engage in irresponsible property management can have an adverse impact on a neighborhood. MPD regularly works with property owners to cooperatively address issues that impact quality of life for our citizens. One strategy … [read more]

August 18, 2015 12:27 PM

Last Friday, MPD officers participated in Dunkin Donuts "Cop on a Rooftop" fundraiser, at the Gammon Road Dunkin Donuts. The event raised funds for the Special Olympics of Wisconsin. MPD and other law enforcement partners have supported Wisconsin Special Olympics for many years, and have … [read more]

August 14, 2015 11:14 AM

This Tuesday, the Meadowood neighborhood hosted a community picnic at Meadowood Park. MPD officers stopped by to be part of the event, and neighborhood officer Kraig Knutson volunteered to brave the dunk tank... [read more]

August 6, 2015 11:16 AM

Thanks to everyone who stopped out at Elver Park on Tuesday night for MPD's National Night Out event: [read more]

April 29, 2015 9:57 AM

MPD Officer Caleb Johnson, neighborhood officer for the Theresa/Hammersley area, has organized a number of days over the last few years where he will repair bikes owned by kids in the neighborhood. Earlier this week Officer Johnson, with the assistance of a few voluneers, had another day … [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]

March 31, 2015 4:21 PM

MPD Officers Theresa Taylor and Manny Gatdula stopped out this week at Madison's Academy for Little Learners. They talked to the students about what it's like to be a police officer and gave them an opportunity to check out an MPD squad. Another example of MPD's outreach to the … [read more]

March 2, 2015 1:05 PM

Last week the Madison Metropolitan School District celebrated "Read Your Heart Out" day. This effort brings parents, family members and community members into the schools to read to elementary school classes. This was the 11th year that MMSD has participated in the initiative. MPD officer … [read more]

February 19, 2015 12:09 PM

Last Friday, Good Shepherd Church hosted another Meadowood Community Supper. These meals are a great opportunity for residents to to get to know each other and build a stronger neighborhood. A number of West District officers helped out with the meal. Officers Kraig Knutson and Rose … [read more]

October 26, 2014 5:02 PM

MPD's five patrol districts do an annual community survey.  This is an opportunity for us to hear from citizens on what their concerns are, and on how we are doing as an agency.  The West District suvey always has a great return rate, and the results and comments are helpful.  So please take a … [read more]

October 1, 2014 5:11 PM

Citizens consistently are interested in more information sharing from MPD, so I will begin trying to share a monthly update on West District MPD incidents.  Officers responded to 4,320 incidents in the West District during the month of September.  This is an average of 144 incidents per … [read more]

September 8, 2014 11:08 AM

Residential burglaries have been one of the main issues that West District personnel have been working to address this year.  Earlier in the year, our residential burglary numbers in the West District were up (compared to 2013), particularly in a focused geographic area (along the Raymond Road … [read more]

September 8, 2014 9:53 AM

This fall, Chief Koval will be appearing at community forums in each of MPD's five districts.  The West District forum is scheduled for next Thursday (September 18) from 6pm - 7pm.  The forum will be at Our Redeemer Church, 1701 McKenna Blvd. (right across the street from the West District).  … [read more]

August 28, 2014 10:10 AM

The Good Shepherd Church on Raymond Road has been hosting a weekly "Princess Party" with young girls from the area.  This is an effort to get young girls involved in the community in a positive way.  West District Officer Theresa Taylor has been stopping out at the weekly parties to interact … [read more]

August 20, 2014 4:25 PM

Join fellow community and neighborhood leaders Saturday, September 13 from 8am to 4:30pm for the 2014 Mayor's Neighborhood Conference at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. Register today: http://www.cityofmadison.com/neighborhoods/NeighborhoodConference/ [read more]

August 20, 2014 4:20 PM

Join fellow community and neighborhood leaders Saturday, September 13 from 8am to 4:30pm for the 2014 Mayor's Neighborhood Conference at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. Register today: http://www.cityofmadison.com/neighborhoods/NeighborhoodConference/ [read more]

August 19, 2014 1:32 PM

Last weekend the Meadowood Neighborhood Association hosted their annual neighborhood festival at Meadowood Park.  West District officers stopped out to talk to residents and be part of the festival.  The event included live music and a community picnic, and the dunk tank was a big hit.  … [read more]

August 8, 2014 3:34 PM

Earlier this week, MPD's Allied Drive neighborhood officers arranged for a K9 demonstration for the Allied Drive Learning Center.   MPD K9 officer Carren Corcoran and her K9 partner Slim helped out, and about 70 kids from the neighborhood attended the demonstration.  MPD's four-legged officers … [read more]

August 8, 2014 3:29 PM

Earlier this week, MPD's Allied Drive neighborhood officers arranged for a K9 demonstration for the Allied Drive Learning Center.   MPD K9 officer Carren Corcoran and her K9 partner Slim helped out, and about 70 kids from the neighborhood attended the demonstration.  MPD's four-legged officers … [read more]

July 25, 2014 1:26 PM

This week, MPD officers helped organize a 3 on 3 neighborhood basketball tournament in the Theresa/Hammersley area.  Officer Caleb Johnson (neighborhood officer for the Theresa/Hammersley area) worked with Coach Assad and the Mellowhood Foundation to make the event happen.  A number of other … [read more]

July 18, 2014 3:16 PM

This week, Officer Caleb Johnson (neighborhood officer for the Theresa/Hammersley area) organized a bike rodeo & repair event for kids in the neighborhood.   Off. Johnson, assisted by personnel from MPD and the City's Department of Transportation, repaired bikes, replaced damaged/worn … [read more]

July 8, 2014 2:22 PM

MPD officers go to great lengths to build relationships with residents in the communities where they work.  These connections pay dividends for the department, helping us work with residents to improve neighborhoods.  Earlier this week, Off. Caleb Johnson (neighborhood officer for the … [read more]

June 16, 2014 5:07 PM

In 2011, the Madison Police Department formed the Special Investigations Unit (SIU).  The SIU reflected MPD's effort to utilize focused deterrence as an approach to crime prevention.  The concept recognizes that a relatively small number of offenders are responsible for a significant amount of … [read more]

March 24, 2014 3:30 PM

Last Thursday, the City hosted a community listening session for the Park Edge/Park Ridge neighborhood.  Mayor Soglin, District 1 Alder Lisa Subeck, and members of the Park Edge/Park Ridge neighborhood resource team participated.  The group met with residents to identify issues/concerns, and … [read more]

February 28, 2014 2:22 PM

A few weeks ago the Meadowood neighborhood gathered for a community supper., This is a regular occurrence for the neighborhood, and the event was held at Good Shepherd Church., The community supper is a great opportunity for neighbors to come together and get to know one another., Events like … [read more]

February 17, 2014 3:52 PM

A couple of weeks ago MPD Officer Caleb Johnson participated in the 2014 "Read Your Heart Out" event, reading to students at Falk elementary school. This is another great example of the work MPD officers do every day to build trust and establish relationships in the community.  Great … [read more]

December 13, 2013 1:39 PM

Unfortunately, the holiday shopping season also means an increase in the number of retail thefts that MPD officers respond to.  Some of these incidents involve sophisticated schemes, involving multiple people and stores.  Losses for businesses can run into the tens of thousands of … [read more]

November 7, 2013 2:40 PM

Residential burglaries continue to be an area of concern in the West District.  Taking some simple steps can help prevent you from becoming a victim: Keep your doors and windows locked, even while at home. Keep your garage door closed, and lock any door from the garage to the … [read more]

October 31, 2013 2:40 PM

Last week, the Balsam, Russett and Meadowood neighborhoods held a community supper.  About 135 people attended, and enjoyed spaghetti, salad and dessert.  The meal was held at Good Sheperd Church, and the theme of the night was promoting non-violence in the youth community. Officer Kraig … [read more]

August 13, 2013 3:44 PM

This summer, West District officers have been participating in the "Badges for Baseball" program taking place at the Allied Drive Boys & Girls Club and at Falk School.  "Badges for Baseball" is a juvenile crime prevention initiative that pairs police and kids together to plan and learn.  The … [read more]

August 6, 2013 10:41 AM

About 50 children and adults stopped out at Mohican Pass Triangle Park last Thursday to meet members of the MPD Mounted Patrol.  The event was a great opportunity to see the horses and learn about the MPD Mounted Patrol, while meeting their neighbors).   [read more]

July 30, 2013 3:55 PM

The Madison Police Mounted Patrol will be hosting a "community corral" this Thursday (August 1) at Mohican Pass Triangle Park (in the 1000 block of Mohican Pass).  This is a great opportunity to come out and meet your neighbors, with a chance to see the largest four-legged members of … [read more]

July 22, 2013 11:45 AM

The Meadowood Neighorbhood Association and "Our Meadowood" project coordinated an outdoor movie night last Friday evening at Meadowood Park.  This was a great opportunity for neighbors to get together and enjoy a beautiful summer evening.  The next movie night is scheduled for August 23.  The … [read more]

June 26, 2013 4:42 PM

Last week the first "Meet and Eat" event of the year was held in the Meadowood neighborhood.  Meet and Eat is an opportunity for neighbors to get together and meet, while enjoying some great food from some of Madison's best food carts.  The events are held on the West side of the Meadowood … [read more]

June 24, 2013 3:30 PM

In response to some citizen concerns about youths throwing rocks at bicyclists on the southwest bike path (near Allied Drive), officers from the West District community policing team provided the area with some extra attention last week.  In addition, officers knocked on doors in the … [read more]

June 17, 2013 11:27 AM

The West District had been receiving complaints about activity at an apartement complex in the district.  Complaints included reports of disturbances, loud noise, weapons offenses and drug activity.  In response, West District Community Policing Team officers set up an enforcement initiative … [read more]

June 14, 2013 9:51 AM

As we move into summer, West District officers have been reaching out to the community.  Warmer weather and the end of school typically bring more activity and demands for police services.  Officers have been speaking with citizens and emphasizing the fact that maintaining our safety and … [read more]

May 6, 2013 5:00 PM

On Sunday, the Madison Parks Department hosted their second annual "Big Rig" event at Elver Park.  This event is an opportunity for citizens to come out and see some of the equipment and vehicles used by City agencies.  MPD was well represented, with a few types of police vehicles being … [read more]

September 1, 2012 8:21 AM

As the hot summer winds down, the West District has been active. The last few weeks have seen a number of weapons offenses in the district, particularly in the Theresa/Bettys and Balsam/Russett neighborhoods. West District personnel continue to investigate these individual incidents, and … [read more]

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