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Posted on: August 3, 2020

Public Hearing on Council Proposed Amendments to 2021-2030 Capital Improvement Plan

On August 11, 2020 at 7:30 pm the Common Council will hold a public hearing at Fitchburg City Hall and/or virtually regarding Council proposed amendments to the 2021-2030 Capital Improvement Plan (CIP). To access the Mayor’s proposed CIP and the...

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View Proposed CIP Amendments City of Fitchburg
Posted on: May 6, 2020

2020 Census - Complete the Census now to benefit all of Fitchburg!!

Go here to complete the Census: https://my2020census.gov/

For further information on the Census, see the following: www.fitchburgwi.gov/2020Census, www.2020census.gov, #FitchburgCounts, and #2020Census

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Posted on: April 24, 2020

Badger State Trail/McKee Road Crossing to Close Monday, April 27

The reconstruction of McKee Road includes the construction of a new Badger State Trail Bridge over McKee Road.  During the construction of the bridge, a detour of the path will be in place until the end of August 2020, provided favorable weather ...

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View Maps of Closure & Detour City of Fitchburg

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Posted on: August 6, 2020

Spotlight Series: Officer Wellness

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In 2019, 228 law enforcement officers across the United States completed suicide, far exceeding the 132 officers who were killed in the line of duty during the same time. This sobering statistic underscores the need for a continued emphasis on officer wel...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 27, 2020

Interrupted Burglary

Fitchburg Police Department News

Over the weekend, officers working evening/overnight hours focused their patrol efforts in neighborhoods throughout the city and notified many homeowners of open garage doors.

Around 5:00 a.m. this morning, a third-shift (11 p.m. - 7 a.m.) officer was on p...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 24, 2020

Property Crime Prevention

Thursday night, around 9 p.m., we responded to a residence on Stamford Place for a burglary where a vehicle was stolen from an open garage. The owner reported the vehicle fob was in the car.

Early this morning we responded to a residence on Dawley Drive fo...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Stand Up to Property Crime

Fitchburg Police Department News

Early this morning we responded to a home on Corner Stone Way after a resident awoke to find two individuals in the kitchen. The individuals fled the home when the resident screamed. 

It appears the suspects accessed the garage with a garage door ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 18, 2020

Don't Let Crime Push Your (Garage Door) Buttons

We continue to receive reports of unlocked cars entered overnight and burglaries resulting from garage door openers left in these cars. In many cases, the suspects entered the garage in search of cars and keys. Unfortunately, we have also had several case...

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Police Department News
Posted on: July 10, 2020

Emergency Order #8 & Face Coverings

Fitchburg Police Department News

In advance of Public Health Madison & Dane County’s Emergency Order #8, which includes a mandate to wear face coverings in certain situations, we wanted to provide some information regarding how we plan to comply with the order and aid in ou...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 27, 2020

Thefts from Vehicles & Property Crime Prevention

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In the last 48 hours, we have taken theft from vehicle reports in several different areas including Schumann Drive, Placid Street and Triverton Pike Drive.

Over the last 30 days we have recorded 26 theft from vehicle incidents, up from 9 during the previou...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 22, 2020

Spotlight Series: Mental Health Response

Spotlight Series

The following post is the first of our new “Spotlight Series”, designed to provide insight into some of the many different aspects of our department.

Last week, Fitchburg Police officers responded to a west side neighborhood for a call ...

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Police Department News
Posted on: June 1, 2020

To Our Fitchburg Community

To Our Fitchburg Community,

Last week I watched in disbelief the video of George Floyd’s last moments and was extremely disturbed and saddened by what I saw. The actions of the former Minneapolis Police Officers in that video do not reflect the v...

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Police Department News
Posted on: October 10, 2018

Property Crime Prevention

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Property crimes are the most prevalent, as well the most preventable, crimes we respond to. 

•If a door has a lock, use it. This includes the door from your garage to your residence. Keep exterior doors locked even when you are home.

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Posted on: August 5, 2020

*UPDATE* Suspect Sketch * Capital City Trail Attack

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UPDATE

Date: 8/5/20

With the assistance of the Wisconsin Department of Justice Division of Criminal Investigation, a forensic sketch of the suspect in yesterday’s Capital City Trail attack was completed today. The sketch can be found below.

The inv...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Weapons Violation- King James Way at Norfolk Dr

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Incident Type: Weapons Violation

Incident Date: 7/23/20

Date of Release: 7/23/20

Case #: 20-12011

Completed By: Sergeant Cesar Lopez

On Tuesday July 23, 2020, at approximately 12:44am, Officers from the Fitchburg Police Department responded to the int...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 19, 2020

Sentinel Pass Shooting

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Incident Type:Shooting

Location: 4400 block of Sentinel Pass

Incident Date: 7/19/20

Release Date: 7/19/20

Incident #: 20-11732

Prepared By: Lt. Edward Hartwick

Incident Details:

A nineteen-year-old man sustained serious, but n...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Shots Fired- W Clayton Rd

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Incident Type: Weapons Violation

Incident Date: 7/7/20

Date of Release: 7/7/20

Case #: 20-11061

Completed By: Sergeant Cesar Lopez

On Tuesday July 7th, 2020, at approximately 1:54am, Officers from the Fitchburg Police Department responded to the 4000 ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2020

Shots Fired- W Clayton Rd

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Incident Type:Shots Fired

Location: 4900 Block W Clayton Rd

Incident Date: 6/23/20

Release Date: 6/23/20

Incident #: 20-10288

Prepared By: Sgt Michael Buri

Incident Details:

At 1:20 a.m., Fitchburg Officers responded to the 4900 block of W Clayton Road ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 21, 2020

Shots Fired - Post Road

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Incident Type:Shots Fired

Location: Intersection of Post Road and Index Road

Incident Date: 6/21/20

Release Date: 6/21/20

Incident #: 20-10029

Prepared By: Lt. Edward Hartwick

Incident Details:

Just before 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, Fitchburg police of...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 27, 2020

*Update* - Anton Drive Shots Fired

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UPDATE TO ORIGINAL RELEASE

Release Date/Time: 5/27/20/11:00 p.m.

Prepared By: Lt. Edward Hartwick

Details:

Personnel from the Fitchburg Police Department are continuing the investigation into a shots fired incident that occurred Wednesday afternoon, around 3:...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2020

PM Update - Chalet Gardens Road Incident

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UPDATE 

Date/Time of Update: 5/27/20 / 1:15 p.m.

Prepared by: Lt. Edward Hartwick

Shortly after 10:30 this morning, investigators left the apartment on Chalet Gardens Road following an additional search for non-hazardous evidence. Earlier this morni...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 14, 2020

Lyman Lane Homicide Investigation Arrest

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VIDEO STATEMENT FROM CHIEF CHAD BRECKLIN

Click this link for a video statement from Chief Chad Brecklin

SUMMARY

Early this morning, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office Tactical Response Team, along with personnel from Verona and Middleton Police Depar...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 17, 2020

Disturbance Leads to Shot Fired

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Incident Type: Shot Fired - 1900 block Pike Drive

Incident Date: 2/17/20

Date of Release: 2/17/20

Case #: 20-2964

Completed By: Sgt. Andrew McCarthy

On Monday, February 17th, 2020 at 8:12 p.m., Officers with the Fitchburg Police Department responded t...

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