Thefts From Cars In South End Of Town Prompt Reminder From Police

Lock your cars. Don't keep cell phones, purses, GPS units, digital music players or even small change in sight if they are left in vehicles.


This information was provided by the Madison Police Department:

Madison Police are advising residents to lock their cars in the wake of recent sporadic reports of thefts from unattended vehicles.


Within the past six weeks, Madison Police have investigated six reports of thefts or attempted thefts from vehicles.  These reported have occurred in the portion of town south of Interstate 95.  We are reminding residents to keep items such as purses, GPS Units, cellular phones, digital music players and small change secured and out of sight if left in vehicles. 


Madison Police are reminding residents to lock their vehicles while unattended, to include while parked in a driveway. 


Authorized by Commander John J. Rich

Die Hard October 21, 2012 at 02:54 AM
I will not name him..it was not a retirement. It occured a few weeks ago
Jim Williams October 21, 2012 at 11:19 AM
Matt. If the police aren't doing much of anything then the problem is everything. Very simple to comprehend by most people who do actually take this seriously in the interest of public safety.
Jim Williams October 22, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Okay, just look up Selective Traffic Enforcement for starters. It uses traffic accident statistics that Madison P.D. already has from their own data as well as from uniform state accident reports to address the primary cause of accidents in high accident area locations through ticketing enforcement, which statistically reduces future accidents, property damage, injuries and deaths by set percentage goals. An added bonus is that violent criminals often get caught, who would not have if it wasn't for this type of pro-active traffic stop enforcement. How's Madison PD doing with that these days?
Matt October 22, 2012 at 02:53 PM
Jim, That is exactly what I and others were looking for when asking what you meant. You just said "things" without saying what kind of things or where. Now that you've provided an example, your comments on this matter have some useful meaning. Increasing enforcement in known problem areas should be common sense, although we know that common sense isn't always common. What you're suggesting could be applied to pretty much any problem, be it traffic, thefts, etc, although results may vary. This overall subject could be an interesting topic for an article, Pem. What statistically are the things requiring police assistance in town? And what is the PD doing to mitigate it, or what could they do if they aren't. Also, more importantly, what can the citizens do to help mitigate it. There are 4 cops on the road vs thousands of the rest of us that can make a difference. No matter how hard the police try, they're still only 4 sets of eyes and 4 cars in a geographically large town.
Jim Williams October 23, 2012 at 08:06 PM
What does gtfo stand for?


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