The North District is experiencing a micro time hotspot related to stolen autos; encompassing the area from Trailsway south to Maple Wood Lane, and N Sherman Avenue west to Sheridan Dr. In the last two weeks we had a number of property crimes reported including stolen autos, theft from autos and a burglary. In response to this, we will be increasing our patrols in the area and working on a couple of initiatives to identify and hold responsible those involved.
If you haven't seen recent stories regarding stolen Kia and Hyundai vehicles, please see my previous blog post. https://www.cityofmadison.com/police/north/blotter.cfm. These thefts have been occurring across the City and at least two of the crimes described above involved Kia vehicles. Please continue to call in and report suspicious activity. Introduce yourself to your neighbors and watch out for each other. Open garage doors, unlocked vehicles, unattended vehicles left running and valuables left inside cars have been a frequent target of the thieves.