South District Blotter

Tag: Capt. Cory Nelson

June 15, 2019 2:50 PM

Along with the soccer program at Leopold, we also had the Juneteenth celebration at Penn Park today. It was a great day with delicous food, and outstanding entertainment with a bouncy house, climbing wall and music! [read more]

June 15, 2019 2:45 PM

Thanks to Amigos en Azul (Officers from MPD and other neighborhing depts) as well as the Madison Community Policing Foundation, a large group of kids were able to experience some free soccer today. They heard from 2 professional soccer players that play on our Forward Madison Team. [read more]

June 15, 2019 2:36 PM

Everyone needs a superhero, I am lucky to have met two of them today at the South Side Soccer Series at Leopold School. [read more]

June 15, 2019 11:01 AM

Here is a quick shot of the Juneteenth parade going on now, heading towards Park St. [read more]

June 12, 2019 1:32 PM

Here is a fun activity for the family on Friday, June 21 at the South District Police Station from 2p-3pm. What is better than listening to great music while eating free food? [read more]

June 12, 2019 7:23 AM

Yesterday, some of our MPD interns and employees got the full tour of the Capitol. If you have stood at the floor level inside the Capitol and looked up at the painting inside the dome, do you remember how high that was? Here are some of the group members inspecting that painting. We were … [read more]

June 10, 2019 9:54 AM

Just a reminder, this Sat will be the Juneteenth celebration in Penn Park. Event details below [read more]

June 10, 2019 7:42 AM

This past weekend, the Special Olympics State Games were held in Stevens Point. The WI Professional Police Association has been a strong long time supporter of the event. Officers from around the state gather in Point to assist in the running of the state games. The Madison Police … [read more]

June 6, 2019 1:22 PM

Many thanks to our West Side Garden Club ladies for adopting the South District. They spent the beautiful day planting annuals and mulching. We very much appreciate their hard work in beautifying the station! [read more]

June 6, 2019 12:27 PM

Today, a variety of Dane County law enforcement agencies took part in the annual Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics. This is a fund raiser for the Special Olympics state program. Some of us will be also volunteering tomorrow in Stevens Point, WI for the Special Olympics State … [read more]

June 3, 2019 7:22 AM

On Sat., Pick and Save on Park St. hosted a Stuff the Squad event. Off. Josh Bower advised that over $900 in food items were donated to the Catholic Multicultural Center as a result of the event! Thanks to all who donated. [read more]

May 21, 2019 1:52 PM

Today a Community Coffee was hosted by the Bridge-Lakepoint-Waunona Neighborhood Center, for area residents to ask questions and express concerns. We had a great turnout! The Director, Art, gave an update on the possibility of a new neighborhood center, and mentioned they pitched the idea to … [read more]

May 8, 2019 7:36 AM

Don't forget about the Friends of Olin Park Concert series that begins tonight, at the Olin Park Pavillion from 6p-8p! Please come and enjoy the beautiful lake view and some great music. Free Yoga classes begin in the pavillion on May 21 at 5:30pm. [read more]

May 7, 2019 11:40 AM

It is unfortunate that sudden violence perpetrated by an individual or individuals determined to kill innocent people is a reality in modern American communities. The good news is that the likelihood of finding yourself under fire by an active shooter is less than that of being struck by … [read more]

May 7, 2019 11:38 AM

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May 1, 2019 11:32 AM

In April, officers in the south district responded to 1629 calls for service. That is just over 54 per day. Below are the top 15 call types we serviced in April. [read more]

May 1, 2019 8:07 AM

Fun fact for the morning, in 2018, MPD officers serviced 211,507 calls for service. We also recovered over $453,000 of stolen property last year. For other fun facts, see our 2018 annual report that is now posted to our … [read more]

April 24, 2019 9:26 AM

This summer, the Zeidler Center along with Public Health Madison and Dane County, along with the MPD and Fitchburg Police, are expanding the listening circles from the north side of Madison to the south side. We will be focusing on the Leopold Neighborhood and the Allied Dr area. There will … [read more]

April 15, 2019 11:45 AM

This weekend was not ideal for an easter egg hunt at Penn Park but quite a few people made the best of it. Perhaps spring will make an appearance this week? [read more]

April 11, 2019 7:20 AM

Last night, another one of our Sergeants was nearly hit by a vehicle as he was out on a traffic stop in the John Nolen Drive area. The driver was later arrested for OWI. Another important reminder on the Move Over Law in WI The law says that if there is an emergency vehicle pulled over … [read more]

April 1, 2019 8:18 AM

This car, and the two occupants inside, were involved in some theft from vehicles in the Post Rd. area over the weekend. If you have any information that can assist us in solving this crime, please call Crimestoppers at 608-266- 6014. [read more]

April 1, 2019 7:40 AM

This year, City Fleet Service and MPD are partnering in purchasing 36 new hybrid MPD vehicles, some will be marked SUV squads and some will be detective squads. it is believed this will save approximately 1000 gallons of gas per squad per year! We are trying to do our small part in helping … [read more]

March 21, 2019 7:42 AM

Last night officers working with our TEST team, ran a traffic enforcement operation in the 600 block of John Nolen Dr. 31 stops were made with the high speed being 79 in a 35 zone! A reminder again to please slow down! [read more]

March 14, 2019 1:51 PM

Free Bikes 4 Kidz Madison began in 2016 as the 4th affiliate organization in the FB4K family. The flagship organization started in a Minnesota garage in 2008, where founder Terry Esau gave away 250 bikes. His thought was that people have bikes they no longer need and there are kids and families … [read more]

March 13, 2019 7:33 AM

West Badger Liquor at 714 West Badger was robbed at gunpoint last night around 9pm. There were 2 suspects, one of them struck the female clerk/victim over the head with a liquor bottle causing a signficant laceration that required medical attention. The suspects were described as two black … [read more]

March 13, 2019 7:16 AM

Just a reminder for those of you who drive in the Fish Hatchery Rd area, there is a big issue with speeding in the 1700-1800 block near Wright Middle School. We frequently run traffic enforcement operations in that area. On Tuesday, our officers made 11 traffic stops on cars traveling 14-21 … [read more]

February 25, 2019 8:32 AM

On Sat night, Fish Hatchery Rd. was the site of a WI Traffic Safety Initiative. Officers stopped 26 vehicles for speeding. The high speed for the night was 59mph in a 30mph zone. Good work to those officer trying to improve traffic safety in the south district, despite the poor weather. [read more]

February 25, 2019 7:31 AM

Last night, officers were sent at 8:44pm and again at 10:26pm for the report of shots fired on Sunfish Court on the south side. Officer did locate casings. If you have any information that may assist us in ID'ing the suspects in this case, please call Madison Crimestoppers at … [read more]

February 20, 2019 9:46 AM

We had an armed robbery this morning of the PLS loan store in the 1900 block of South Park St at 6:37am, There were 3 suspects who fled on foot toward Beld St. If you know ANYTHING about this incident please call the South District at 608-266-5938 or Crimestoppers at 608-266-6014, you can … [read more]

February 15, 2019 1:34 PM

Today 6 of us helped out at Leopold Elementary School with reading books to kids at the annual Read Your Heart Out event. We appreciate the invite to spend quality time with our future leaders! [read more]

February 13, 2019 9:10 AM

The City of Madison has declared a snow emergency today, February 12, 2019. This means alternate side parking restrictions will be in effect tonight for the Snow Emergency Zone as well as the rest of the City of Madison. The snow emergency will remain in effect until at least 7 a.m. on February … [read more]

February 12, 2019 12:27 PM

Mark your calendars for Good Neighbor Night, learn how you can partner with your neighbors, MPD and others to reduce crime in your neighborhood! See below for specifics [read more]

February 7, 2019 7:21 AM

Our prayers go out today to our fallen brother Off. Matthew Rittner, a 17 year veteran of the Milwaukee Police Department. He was shot and killed in the line of duty while serving a search warrant as a member of the Tactical Enforcement Unit. Off. Rittner was previously involved in 2 previous … [read more]

February 7, 2019 7:06 AM

Hello Everyone, GIVEN THE WEATHER FORECAST FOR FEBRUARY 7, 2019 THE CIVILIAN RESPONSE TO ACTIVE SHOOTER EVENTS COURSE AT THE MPD TRAINING CENTER HAS BEEN CANCELLED. We appreciate your understanding. We hope to see you at the next scheduled event: MAY 16, 2019 6PM - 8PM. … [read more]

February 5, 2019 11:35 AM

In the month of January, we had approx. 70 burglaries city wide. Of those, 45% occurred to homes that had unlocked doors or open garage doors. As a reminder, please keep your garage doors closed and locked, keep your homes locked and your vehicle parked outside locked. #nightlylockup Please … [read more]

February 1, 2019 10:36 AM

This weekend will feel amazing, no more "Polar Vortex" allowed! Just thought some of you may be interested in what the busiest time of day is for officers in the South District. See the graph below. As you can see, our peak calls for service occur between 1pm-6pm. The bottom line listed … [read more]

January 31, 2019 12:31 PM

For those of you interested, MPD will be hosting a FREE training at our Training Center at 5702 Femrite Dr that is titled "Civilian Response to Active Shooter Training". The next session will be Thursday Feb. 7 from 6p-8pm This is a mature topic and may not be suitable for kids under 10 … [read more]

January 28, 2019 8:36 AM

Yesterday marked our annual shift change. Each year officers are allowed to select their beat, shift and district depending upon their seniority. More senior officers get more of a choice and less senior officers have less of a choice. Each year officers gain seniority since every year we have … [read more]

January 18, 2019 7:11 AM

In 2018, the South District serviced 21,452 calls for service (CFS). That is approximately 59 CFS a day. Surprisingly, our CFS are highest on Wednesdays. [read more]

January 10, 2019 3:33 PM

Lt Kamoske is our new South District Detective Lieutenant and oversees our Detectives, supervises investigations, and reviews reports. I asked her for a short summary of herself which is below. I joined the Madison Police Department in 1998, after graduating from UW-Madison with a B.A. in … [read more]

January 10, 2019 9:49 AM

I asked each of our new Lieutenants to provide a short summary so you can get to know them. Lt. Kelly Beckett is our new Patrol Lt. Kelly joined the Madison Police Department in 2005. She is an Illinois native and has a B.S. in Ornamental Horticulture and an M.S. in Natural Resources and … [read more]

January 9, 2019 12:02 PM

As of the first of the year, the previous South Captain, Paige Valenta was promoted to Assistant Chief and has now moved downtown to share her talents on a city wide basis. Lt. Matt Tye was also promoted and is now the Captain of Community Outreach. Lt. Mindy Winter has moved downtown and is … [read more]

January 9, 2019 11:45 AM

Just a reminder if you have not done so, please take a moment to fill out our MPD Community Survey to tell us how we are doing and ways we can improve. Below is the link. http://policefoundation.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9zNVOJM9A66I2Nf [read more]

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