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  • Operation Giving Hope

    Posted on Aug 24, 2016 | It began with a Madison Police detective’s realization that many women who are victims of human trafficking are also mothers, living in area hotels with their children – some of whom are not even registered for school. Determined to help, the detective joined forces with Project Respect and other...
  • Full Steam Ahead

    Posted on Aug 24, 2016 | The Madison Police Department and area law enforcement continue a six-year tradition this week by once again inviting Latino youth to a week-long academy – but the invitations hardly need to be sent after enjoying years of robust interest from the Latino community.   “I hate to turn kids away, but...
  • Chief Koval honors local Girl Scout

    Posted on Aug 12, 2016 | Chief Koval honored a 14-year-old Cottage Grove Girl Scout this week by presenting Abbie Pochel with a “Chief’s Coin.” Abbie lost her father Brian to cancer four years ago, and looks forward every summer to attending Camp Kesem. Camp Kesem serves children who have lost a parent to cancer, or who...
  • 'It's all hugs'

    Posted on Aug 10, 2016 |   The Madison Police Department is holding its fifth-annual Black Youth Academy at the Madison Police Training Center this week.   The kids are offered a full week of activities, scenarios and demonstrations in which area officers explain and coach the kids in police work. Agencies partnering with...
  • Help identify suspect

    Posted on Aug 2, 2016 | Madison residents and those in surrounding communities have been hit hard recently by an increase in thefts from autos.  The man and vehicle pictured below may be responsible for some of those crimes.  The photos were captured after a theft on Madison’s east side Anyone with information on the...
  • Missing Person

    Posted on Aug 2, 2016 | This post has been updated with the correct photo of Megann Schmitt. We apologize for the error. Madison Police ask your help in locating a missing person from Madison's east side.  Missing is Megann J Schmitt, a 35 year old Madison resident.  Megan was reported missing at approximately 5:37...
  • Wanted Person

    Posted on Jul 26, 2016 | The Madison Police asks your help in locating wanted subject, Andrew A White.  White is wanted in Dane County on several domestic charges.  He is also being sought by Galesburg, Illinois Police on a warrant stemming from a robbery and a weapons offense. White was recently the victim of a shooting ...
  • Task Force/SWAT seize three guns during search warrant

    Posted on Jul 22, 2016 | Over the past couple months the Dane County Narcotics Task Force (DCNTF) has been targeting Antoine Winston regarding a heroin investigation. Winston lived at 2906 Ashford Ln #204; Madison. On multiple occasions an undercover officer purchased heroin from Winston. Winston has an extensive/violent...
  • Officers and squads soaked responding to calls during storm

    Posted on Jul 22, 2016 | When the storm hit the City of Madison Thursday night, all the city’s police districts were inundated with calls. Officers responded to more than 250 calls for safety hazards, flooding, stranded motorists and trees down in the city. People were coming up to officers and saying “my car is flooded...
  • Protest delays traffic, treatment for patients, access to hospitals

    Posted on Jul 22, 2016 | At 3:37 p.m. Thursday afternoon a group of 50-75 protesters moved into the office building located at 660 John Nolen Dr. occupying common areas and creating disturbances. This is a private building with several businesses inside. The management of the building asked the protesters to leave the...
  • Bank Robbery

    Posted on Jul 14, 2016 | At 9:35 AM today the Chase Bank at 602 High Point Rd was robbed by a man displaying a hand gun.  The robber is described as a black male, 35 – 40 years of age, weighing at least 200 pounds and standing at least 6 feet tall. He was wearing a black, zip up hooded sweatshirt over a black t-shirt.  He...
  • Criminals don't like new We Support Madison Police signs

    Posted on Jul 12, 2016 | A silver 2004 Audi recovered by West District officers Tuesday evening contained 15 We Support Madison Police Signs that had also been stolen from various lawns. West District officers have recovered several stolen motor vehicles in the Loreen Drive/Hammersley Rd. area over the past week. No...
  • Shooting suspect arrested by U.S. Marshals

    Posted on Jun 22, 2016 | The news release (below) was issued by U.S. Marshals. Mitchell Hallmon was one of several suspects being sought by the MPD in connection with recent shootings. It should be noted the weapon confiscated at the time of his arrest is a snipers rifle. It was recovered by the Hennepin County Violent...
  • Naked Bike Ride

    Posted on Jun 17, 2016 | The 7th Annual World Naked Bike Ride will take place somewhere on the streets of Madison on Saturday, June 18th.  Participants will be in various stages of (un)dress and will be riding bicycles, unicycles, and in-line skates.  Historically, the group does not announce their route until 24 hours...

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