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Posted on: February 15, 2024

Spring Recycling & Shred Event

Save the date for the spring electronics recycling and confidential shredding event scheduled for Saturday, April 13, 2024, from 8-11:00 a.m. There will be no medication drop-off this year.

Watch for additional information as the event date approaches.

City of Fitchburg
Posted on: February 14, 2024

South Stoner Prairie Neighborhood Community Survey

The City of Fitchburg is developing a neighborhood plan for the future South Stoner Prairie Neighborhood and has released a survey to get feedback from the community on potential land uses. The survey will be open until February 26th. In this pla...

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Commercial Fire in Fitchburg

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Incident Type: Structure Fire 

Incident Date: 2/22/24

Release Date: 2/22/24

Prepared By: Kimberly Miller, Fire Administrative Services Manager 

Fitchburg Responds to Commercial Fire

 

At approximately 1:42pm Thursday, February 22, 202...

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Fire Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 19, 2024

Apartment Fire in Fitchburg

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Incident Type: Structure Fire 

Incident Date: 2/19/24

Release Date: 2/19/24

Prepared By: Kimberly Miller, Fire Administrative Services Manager 

At approximately 1:54pm Monday, February 19, 2024, Dane County Public Safety Communications (911)...

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Fire Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 24, 2024

Apartment Fire in Fitchburg

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Incident Type: Structure Fire 

Incident Date: 1/24/24

Release Date: 1/24/24

Prepared By: Kimberly Miller, Fire Administrative Services Manager 

At approximately 1:44pm Wednesday, January 24, 2024, Dane County Public Safety Communications (91...

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Fire Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2023

Fire Sprinkler System Saves Apartment Building

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Incident Type: Structure Fire 

Incident Date: 7/10/2023

Release Date: 7/11/2023

Prepared By: Mark Mlekush, Division Chief of Prevention and Inspection

At approximately 1:30 pm Monday Afternoon, July 10, 2023, Dane County Public Safety Communications ...

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Fire Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2023

Apartment Fire in Fitchburg

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Incident Type: Structure Fire 

Incident Date: 6/12/2023

Release Date: 6/12/2023

Prepared By: Kimberly Miller, Fire Administrative Services Manager 

 

At approximately 2:45pm Monday Afternoon, June 12, 2023, Dane County Public Safety ...

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Fire Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2023

Apartment Fire in Fitchburg

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Incident Type: Structure Fire 

Incident Date: 6/10/2023

Release Date: 6/10/2023

Prepared By: Kim Miller, Fire Administrative Services Manager

At approximately 3:15am Saturday morning, June 10, 2023, Dane County Public Safety Communications (911) noti...

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Fire Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 26, 2023

Apartment Fire in Fitchburg

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Incident Type: Structure Fire 

Incident Date: 2/26/2023

Release Date: 2/26/2023

Prepared By: Kim Miller, Fire Administrative Services Manager

At approximately 3:45pm Sunday afternoon, February 26, 2023, Dane County Public Safety Communications (911) ...

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Fire Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 28, 2023

Apartment Fire in Fitchburg

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Incident Type: Structure Fire 

Incident Date: 12/28/23

Release Date: 12/28/23 

Prepared By: Kimberly Miller, Fire Administrative Services Manager 

 

At approximately 3:46pm Thursday, December 28, 2023, Dane County Public Safe...

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Posted on: October 24, 2023

MedDrop Box Change

Fitchburg Police Department News

FITCHBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT MEDDROP BOX CHANGE

Effective October 28, 2023, the Fitchburg, Wisconsin Police Department will no longer be able to accept unwanted medication for disposal. The final day to drop off unused medication for disposal this year thro...

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Police Department News
Posted on: August 22, 2023

Highway 14 Recklessly Endangering Safety Arrests

FBPD INCIDENT REPORT

Incident Type: Recklessly Endangering Safety

Incident Date: 8/21/23

Release Date: 8/22/23

Incident Number: FP23-17569

Prepared By: Lt. Edward Hartwick

Details:

Since August 15, the Fitchburg Police Department has inv...

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Police Department News
Posted on: May 29, 2023

Retail Theft Arrest & Battery to an Officer

FBPD INCIDENT REPORT

Incident Type: Retail Theft & Battery to an Officer

Incident Date: 5/28/23

Release Date: 5/29/23

Incident number: FP23-11380

Arrested: Elizabeth S. Sosa, 39

Details:

Sunday evening, around 6:40 p.m., Fitchburg officers responded to a business in the...

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Posted on: February 22, 2024

Update to Bank Robbery

2024 Incident Report

Incident Type: Bank Robbery Suspect Arrest

Incident Date: 2/21/24

Release Date: 2/22/24

Incident Number: FP24-03585

On February 22, 2024, around 9:30am, officers and detectives with the Fitchburg Police Department located the suspect vehicle involved in the b...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 21, 2024

Bank Robbery

2024 Incident Report

Incident Type: Bank Robbery

Incident Date: 2/21/24

Release Date: 2/21/24

Incident Number: FP24-03585

Prepared By: Sgt. Varriale

Details: At approximately 9:57 a.m., Fitchburg Police responded to Associated Bank, 3002 Fish Hatchery Rd., for a hold up alarm. &am...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 5, 2024

Power Outage

2024 Incident Report

Due to a transformer issue, there is a power outage affecting Fish Hatchery Rd. from Lacy Rd. to Post Rd.  Multiple sets of traffic signals are out.  The power outage is also affecting residences in this area.  Commuters are adv...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 3, 2024

Arrests Made in Stabbing & Vehicular Assault

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Incident Type: Aggravated Assault 

Incident Date: February 3, 2024

Updated Release Date: February 3, 2024

Incident Number: FP24-02278

Prepared By: Lieutenant Edward Hartwick

Details:

Two seventeen-year-olds are in custody following this morning&a...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 3, 2024

Dispute Leads to Stabbing & Vehicular Assault

2024 Incident Report

Incident Type: Aggravated Assault 

Incident Date: February 3, 2024

Release Date: February 3, 2024

Incident Number: FP24-02278

Prepared By: Sergeant Logan Brown

Details:

On February 3, 2024 around 1:20 a.m. the Fitchburg Police Department responded to t...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: February 2, 2024

Vehicle vs building

2024 Incident Report

Incident Type: Vehicle Crash

Incident Date: 2/2/2024

Release Date: 2/2/2024

Incident Number: FP24-2260

Prepared By: Sgt. Michael Buri

Details:

On February 2, at approximately 5:20 pm, Fitchburg Officers responded to ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2024

Shooting Investigation Arrest

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Incident Type: Shooting Investigation Arrest

Original Incident Date: 12/23/2023

Arrest Date: 01/5/2023

Release Date: 01/09/2024

Incident number: FP23-25703

Prepared By: Lt. Edward Hartwick

 Details:

A 35-year-old DeForest man made his ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2024

Two Fitchburg Officers Injured During Accident

2024 Incident Report

Incident Type: Accident 

Original Incident Date: 01/09/24

Release Date: 01/09/2024

Incident number: FP24-608

Prepared By: Sgt. Nick Clemens

Details:

On January 9, 2024, at 01:35 p.m., two Fitchburg Officers were injured during an acci...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2024

Road closure and power outage

FBPD Media Release

Incident Date: 1/9/24

Release Date: 1/9/24

Incident Number: 24-00583

Prepared by: Sergeant Michael Buri

Details:

Around 1:15 a.m., Officers from the Fitchburg Police Department responded to the 3000 block of S Seminole Highway for a crash. Officers discovered ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 23, 2023

Disturbance with shot fired

2024 Incident Report

Incident Type: Disturbance with shot fired

Incident Date: 12/23/23

Release Date: 12/23/23

Incident Number: FP23-25703

Prepared By: Lt. Edward Hartwick

Details:

Around 1:09 a.m. this morning, officers from the Fitchburg Police Department respon...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 15, 2023

Structure Fire on Schuster Road

FBPD Media Release

Incident Type: Structure Fire

Incident Date: 12/15/2023

Release Date: 12/15/2023

Incident Number: FP23-25308

Prepared by:  Sergeant Parker

Details: Fitchburg Fire and Police responded to a reported structure fire at...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2023

Cement Truck Crash CTH M

FBPD INCIDENT REPORT

On December 1st, 2023 at approximately 9:13 a.m. officers with the Fitchburg Police Department responded to the area of CTH M and CTH D for a report of a one vehicle crash involving a cement truck.  The investigation revealed that the cement truc...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 23, 2023

Guilford Road Shot Fired

FBPD INCIDENT REPORT

Incident Type: Shot Fired

Incident Date:11/22/2023

Release Date: 11/23/2023

Incident Number: FP23-23984

Prepared By: Lt. Edward Hartwick

Details:

Around 9:50 p.m., Wednesday, officers from the Fitchburg Police Department responded to the parking lot of an apart...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2023

Anton Drive Shooting Investigation Update

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Updated Release Date: 11/22/23Original Incident Date: 11/20/23

Prepared By: Lt. Edward Hartwick

Details:Shortly after noon Wednesday, the Fitchburg Police Department, assisted by the Dane County Sheriff's Office Tactical Response ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2023

Grant Award News Conference

FBPD Media Release

Grant Announcement News Conference

Date: 11/21/23

Summary:

Earlier today, Fitchburg Police Chief Alfonso Morales was joined by elected officials and community partners to announce a recent grant award from the United States Department of Justice COPS (Commun...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2023

Anton Drive Shooting

FBPD INCIDENT REPORT

Incident Type: Shooting

Incident Date:11/20/2023

Release Date: 11/21/2023

Incident Number: FP23-23867

Prepared By: Lt. Edward Hartwick

Details:

Around 7:00 p.m. Monday, officers from the Madison Police Department responded to an address in the City of Madison f...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 17, 2023

News Conference Invitation

Fitchburg Police Department News

NEWS CONFERENCE ANNOUNCEMENT

DATE: Tuesday, November 21

TIME: 1:00 p.m.

LOCATION: Frances Huntley-Cooper Council Chambers at Fitchburg City Hall

ADDRESS: 5520 Lacy Road, Fitchburg

DETAILS:

On Tuesday, November 21, at 1:00 p.m., the Fitchburg Police Department w...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2023

23-21960 Crash with Injuries

FBPD INCIDENT REPORT

Incident Type: Crash with Injuries

Incident Date:10/23/2023

Release Date: 10/23/2023

Incident Number: FP23-21960

Details:

The Fitchburg Police Department responded to a two vehicle crash with injuries on County Highway MM near the intersection with Schneider D...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 23, 2023

Update- CTH MM Re-Opened

FBPD INCIDENT REPORT

Update to the previous road closure notice. At 12:30 p.m., County Highway MM was re-opened to traffic. The investigation into the crash that caused the closure is still on-going. 

Incident Type: Road Closure

Incident Date:10/23/2023

Release Date: 10...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 22, 2023

Felony Traffic Stop/Pursuit

FBPD INCIDENT REPORT

Incident Type: Felony Traffic Stop/Pursuit            

Incident Date: 10/21/23

Release Date: 10/22/23

Incident Number: FP23-21883    

Prepared...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: October 19, 2023

Temporary Road Closure

FBPD INCIDENT REPORT

Incident Type: Road Closure

Incident Date:10/19/2023

Release Date: 10/19/2023

Incident Number: FP23-21718

Details:

The Fitchburg Police Department was called to a downed tree blocking the road near the intersection of Irish Lane and South Syene Road around 6:3...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 27, 2023

Update on South Syene Road Fatality Crash

FBPD Media Release

Incident Date: 1/3/2023

Release Date: 9/27/2023

Incident number: FP23-00129

Prepared By: Lt. Edward Hartwick

Details: 

Due to significant public interest and requests for additional information related to the January 3, 2023, South Syene Road fatality...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 22, 2023

Wrong Way Driver Arrested for OWI

FBPD INCIDENT REPORT

Incident Type: Traffic Arrest - OWI 

Incident Date: September 21, 2023 

Release Date: September 22, 2023 

Incident Number: FP23-19767 

Prepared By: Sergeant Logan Brown 

Details: 

On September 21, 2023, Fitc...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 21, 2023

S Seminole Highway Temporarily Closed Due to Accident

FBPD INCIDENT REPORT

Incident Type: Car vs. Pole Crash

Incident Date: 09/21/2023

Release Date: 9/21/2023

Incident Number: FP23-19762

Prepared By: Sgt. Nicholas Clemens 

Details:

On September 21st, 2023, around 8:40 pm, Officers with the Fitchburg Police D...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 20, 2023

Two Officers Injured During Arrest

FBPD INCIDENT REPORT

Incident Type: Disturbance

Release Date: 09/19/2023

Incident number: FP23-19610

Prepared By: Sergeant Logan Brown

 Details: 

On Tuesday, September 19, 2023, Fitchburg officers were dispatched to a disturban...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 13, 2023

Armed Robbery Arrest & Search Warrant

FBPD INCIDENT REPORT

Incident Type: Armed Robbery & Search Warrant Arrest

Incident Date: 09/8/2023

Release Date: 09/13/2023

Incident number: FP23-18776

Prepared By: Lt. Edward Hartwick

 Details:

On Friday, September 8, the Fitchburg Police Department, with the...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 6, 2023

Seminole Hills Vandalism Update

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Incident Type: Criminal Damage to Property

Original Incident Date: 9/4/23

Update Release Date: 9/6/23

Prepared By: Lt. Edward Hartwick

Details:

Yesterday, investigators with the Fitchburg Police Department identified a...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 4, 2023

Seminole Hills Vandalism

FBPD INCIDENT REPORT

Incident Type: Criminal Damage to Property

Incident Date: 9/4/23

Release Date: 9/4/23

Prepared By: Lt. Edward Hartwick

Details:

Fitchburg officers have spent much of Monday morning investigating a vandalism spree that occurred overnight in th...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 21, 2023

Rimrock Road Homicide Investigation

FBPD INCIDENT REPORT

Incident Type: Homicide Investigation

Incident Date: 8/19/23

Release Date: 8/21/23

Incident Number: FP23-17435

Prepared By: Lt. Edward Hartwick

Details:

On Saturday, August 19, around 3:00 p.m., Fitchburg officers responded to a single-family ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 7, 2023

Vehicle vs. Bicycle Crashes

FBPD INCIDENT REPORT

Incident Type: Car vs. Bicycle Crashes

Incident Date: 8/7/2023

Release Date: 8/7/2023

Incident Number: FP23-16552 & FP23-16560

Details:

On Monday, August 7, 2023, Fitchburg Officers investigated two separate motor vehicle versus bicycle accidents ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 15, 2023

A Final Reminder: Community Night Out

FBPD Media Release

Fitchburg Police Community Night Out

Wednesday, August 16

5-8 p.m.

McKee Farms Park

2930 Chapel Valley Road, Fitchburg

Now less than 24 hours away, our Community Night Out is an event you won't want to miss.

Join the Fitchburg Police Department Wednesd...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 17, 2023

Shots Fired-5600 Williamsburg Way

FBPD INCIDENT REPORT

Incident Type: Weapons Violation

Incident Date: 6/16/23

Date of Release: 6/17/23

Case Number: 23-12845

Completed By: Sgt. Dan Varriale

Summary: On June 16, 2023, at approximately 11:49 p.m., Fitchburg police officer...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 12, 2023

High Ridge Trail Shots Fired

FBPD INCIDENT REPORT

Incident Type: Shots Fired

Incident Date: 6/12/23

Release Date: 6/12/23

Incident Number: FP23-12469

Details:

Around 11:48 a.m. Monday, several 911 callers reported gunfire in the 2200 block of High Ridge Trail.  Responding officers located mu...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 10, 2023

Anton Drive Shots Fired

FBPD INCIDENT REPORT

Incident Type: Shots Fired

Incident Date: 6/9/23

Release Date: 6/10/23

Incident Number: FP23-12337

Details:

Around 11:18 p.m. Friday, multiple 911 callers reported hearing gunshots in the 5100 block of Anton Drive.  Officers located several c...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 9, 2023

Charges Filed in May Shots Fired Incident

FBPD INCIDENT REPORT

Incident Type: Shots Fired Arrest

Incident Date: 5/7/23

Release Date: 6/9/23

Incident number: FP23-9724

Arrested: Larry A. Burrell, 42, of Janesville

Prepared By: Lt. Edward Hartwick

Details:

Yesterday, a 42-year-old ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2023

High Ridge Trail Shooting Investigation Update

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Incident Type: Shooting Investigation Arrest

Incident Date: 5/29/23

Release Date: 6/1/23

Incident number: FP23-11437

Details:

Earlier today, Dawaun K. Hugger, 20, of Fitchburg, made his initial appearance in Dane County Circuit Court on the charges of...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 30, 2023

High Ridge Trail Shooting

FBPD INCIDENT REPORT

Incident Type: Shooting

Incident Date: 5/29/23

Release Date: 5/30/23

Incident number: FP23-11437

Details:

Shortly after 7 p.m., Monday evening, Fitchburg officers responded to the 2100 block of High Ridge Trail for a report of shots fired. As officers...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 29, 2023

Retail Theft Arrest & Battery to an Officer

FBPD INCIDENT REPORT

Incident Type: Retail Theft & Battery to an Officer

Incident Date: 5/28/23

Release Date: 5/29/23

Incident number: FP23-11380

Arrested: Elizabeth S. Sosa, 39

Details:

Sunday evening, around 6:40 p.m., Fitchburg officers responded to a business in the...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 7, 2023

Pike Drive Shots Fired

FBPD INCIDENT REPORT

Incident Type: Shots Fired

Incident Date: 5/7/23

Release Date: 5/7/23

Incident number: FP23-9724

Prepared By: Lt. Edward Hartwick

Details:

Around 1:15 a.m. this morning, Fitchburg officers responded to a report of gunfire in the 2000 block of Pike Driv...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2023

Leopold Way Shots Fired

FBPD INCIDENT REPORT

Incident Type: Shots Fired

Incident Date: 5/2/23

Release Date: 5/3/2023

Incident number: FP23-09391

Prepared By: Lt. Edward Hartwick

Details:

Gunfire Tuesday night led to a bullet traveling through three occupied apartments at a Fitchburg apartment com...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: May 3, 2023

Suspect Arrested After Armed Assault

FBPD INCIDENT REPORT

Incident Type: Arrest - Battery/Weapons Offense

Incident Date: 4/29/2023

Release Date: 5/3/2023

Incident number: FP23-09169

Prepared By: Lt. Andrew McCarthy

 Details:

On Saturday, April 29, 2023 at around 1:00 p.m., officers with the Fitchburg...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: April 7, 2023

CTH M Traffic Crash

FBPD INCIDENT REPORT

Incident Type: Traffic Crash

Incident Date: 4/7/2023

Release Date: 4/7/2023

Incident number: FP23-07500

Prepared By: Lt. Edward Hartwick

Details:

Around 9:30 a.m. this morning, Fitchburg police officers and fire rescue personnel responded to a traffic ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 21, 2023

Post Road Shots Fired

FBPD INCIDENT REPORT

Incident Type: Shots Fired

Incident Date: 3/21/23

Release Date: 3/21/2023

Incident number: FP23-06299

Prepared By: Lt. Edward Hartwick

 Details:

Around 2 a.m. this morning, Fitchburg officers responded to multiple 911 calls reporting shots fir...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 11, 2023

Multiple Stolen Vehicle Reports

FBPD INCIDENT REPORT

Incident Type: Multiple Stolen Vehicles

Release Date: 3/11/23

Incident Date(s): 3/10/23 & 3/11/23

Prepared By: Lt. Edward Hartwick 

Incident Details:

The Fitchburg Police Department is investigating multiple reports of vehicle th...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2023

Man Sentenced for 2021 Shots Fired Incident

incident report update

Incident Type: Shots Fired Sentencing

Release Date: 3/6/23

Original Incident Date: 5/11/21

Incident Number: FP21-7909

Prepared By: Lt. Edward Hartwick 

Incident Details:

Last week, a 26-year-old man was sentenced to prison for his rol...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 16, 2022

Anton Drive Shots Fired & Arrest

FBPD INCIDENT REPORT

Incident Type: Shots Fired/Arrest

Incident Date: 3/14/2022

Date of Release: 3/16/2022

Case Number: FP22-4865

Arrested: Miguel Fenne, 40, Madison

Completed By: Lt. Edward Hartwick

Details:

A Madison man appeared in Dan...

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Police Department Press Releases

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