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Our number one source of information is you. Unlike television and the movies where crimes are solved in an hour with high-tech evidence collection, most crimes are solved by tips and information provided by concerned citizens. You can tell us about a crime several different ways and remain anonymous.

You can also contact the Department and speak to an officer over the phone or in person. Although you do not have to provide your name it is helpful to be able to contact you if we have more questions or need more information. Even if you provide your name you do not always have to be listed in a police report. Certain circumstances require a name in order to proceed with a complaint.


Submit a crime tip here.


To submit a crime tip via text message text the keyword FITCHBURG along with your tip to 847411.

Tipster Line

Call (608)270-4321

Open Cases

Check out the following open cases that the Department is seeking information on:

ATM Skimming - 5/30/15

The Fitchburg Police Department is attempting to identify the male pictured below in regards to the ongoing investigation into ATM skimming at the BMO Harris Bank on Fish Hatchery Road. If you have information regarding the identity of the male in the photograph, contact Detective Hector Aguirre at 608-270-4300. 

The Fitchburg Police Department was contacted by a BMO Harris financial crimes investigator who reported that they found a skimming device (card reader & camera) on one of their ATM’s. The devices were set up in the morning of 5/30/15 (Memorial Day Weekend) and later that night, were retrieved. The suspect placed a skimming device & camera at a BMO Harris ATM located at 2900 Fish Hatchery Rd., in the City of Fitchburg.

Customers who used the ATM at mentioned location are urged to monitor their accounts for any unauthorized transactions or withdrawals and should contact their financial institutions as well as file a police report with their local police department if suspicious activity is discovered. This type of activity may be related to other skimming devices placed in the area. Several agencies are working together to attempt to identify the suspect.



Shooting - 5/9/15

The Fitchburg Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in identifying the male, as well as the vehicle, in the below images. The male has been identified as a person of interest in the shooting which occurred on Leopold Way on May 9th 2015.

Fitchburg_PD_shooting person of interest

On May 9th, at approximately 3:05 AM, officers responded to the 3300 block of Leopold Way for a person reporting they were shot in the leg.   The investigation revealed that two adults and a young child had returned to the parking lot of their Leopold Way address in a vehicle.  Upon exiting the vehicle, the driver was approached by a male suspect who displayed a handgun and the suspect attempted to go through the driver’s pockets.  The driver ran off and the suspect stayed behind. 

The suspect then turned towards the passenger who had exited the vehicle and shot the passenger in the leg and the suspect then drove off.  While driving away the suspect continued to fire his gun at the vehicle.  One of the bullets struck the vehicle window where the young child was seated in a car seat. The child sustained cuts to the face and eye area from the shattered glass window.

The passenger and child received non-life threatening injuries and were transported to an area hospital for treatment.

The suspects left in an older style black four door vehicle similar to a Toyota Camry. 

The suspects are described as:

 #1- male black, 20-23 years of age, 5’10”, 170lbs, with short dreadlocks for hair. 

#2- male black, approximately 6’0”, with a medium build, and wearing a hooded sweatshirt.

Missing Person - 11/8/04

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