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Alder Barbara Vedder

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Alder Barbara Vedder

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2314 E Dayton St

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Common Council Office:
210 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd
Room 417
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: (608) 266-4071
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Residential Burglary

December 9, 2016 8:57 AM


The Madison Police are concerned about a series of residential burglaries in the Emerson-East neighborhood.  

You can see all MPD Incident Reports online.

Incident Report for Case #2016-433594

Incident Type: Residential Burglary

Incident Date: 12/07/2016 - 5:20 PM


  • Male, white, 5'8" to 5'10", wearing black coat with red hood showing underneath. Walks with a limp.
  • Male, white, 5'11" to 6'1", 200 pounds, possibly in 30's, wearing a red coat.
  • Both men looked "scruffy."


The MPD's Burglary Crimes Unit is investigating four forced entry home burglaries that took place on the near east side yesterday. It is likely all are related.

  • A husband and wife who live in the 1900 block of E. Dayton St. went shopping around 3:30 p.m., and returned home around 4:30 p.m. to find that a rear door had been kicked in. Their son's piggy bank was missing money. A neighbor told investigating officer he had seen two suspicious men in the area, and near the E. Dayton St. house. Descriptions are posted above.
  • Residents of a home in the 1200 block of E. Mifflin St., were gone in the afternoon, and returned around 5:20 p.m. to find a back door forced open. A laptop computer had been stolen, and a bottle of alcohol - which had been in the freezer - was now on the stove.
  • A woman who lives in the 100 block of N. Fourth St. came home from work around 4:45 p.m. to find her side door broken. Electronics  and several bottles of beer were stolen.
  • A man who lives in the 2000 block of E. Main St. was home around 4:45 p.m., watching TV, when he heard a loud bang coming from the area of his front door. He saw a man in a dark coat near his driveway. Next he heard banging coming from the back of his home. He went to investigate, and found a rear door handle damaged. Moments later, there was more pounding coming from the front of his home again. He returned and observed a man using a piece of concrete trying to break into his front porch. He yelled. The man on the porch, and the man who had been the likely lookout in the driveway, both fled on foot.

A K9 was brought in, but no suspects were located. Officers made sure area residents were aware of the crime cluster, and to urged them report any additional suspicious activity immediately to the MPD.

Anyone with information on the two men would be urged to contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 266-6014.


A few tips from the Madison Police:

  • Vacation Watch: If you're going on an extended Vacation your can inform the police who can pay attention to your home.
  • Home Security Checklist: Is your home as secure as it could be?
  • Residential/Auto Theft: One key is get to know your immediate neighbors so you know what to look for when something isn't quite right.

Be safe, know your surroundings and if you see suspicious individuals or behaviors call 911.

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