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Posted on: January 23, 2020

Weapons Violation-Basswood Dr

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Incident Type: Weapons Violation-Basswood Dr

Incident Date: 1/23/20

Date of Release: 1/23/20

Case #: 20-1423

Completed By: Sgt. Pete Johnston

On Thursday, January 23rd, 2020, at 8:14 p.m., officers from the Fitchburg Police Department responded to Sub Zero at 6061 Basswood Dr, in the City of Fitchburg for first a report of a theft from auto and then a report of a shot being fired.  When Fitchburg Officers arrived on scene it was determined employees had observed 3 white or Hispanic males going through the parking lot looking into cars.  The suspects set off a car alarm and then ran back to their vehicle which was described as an older, dark colored, Chevy Lumina or Toyota Camry.  The employee followed the suspect vehicle for a short distance in his own vehicle and then a shot was fired from the suspect vehicle.  The employee was not injured and no damaged property was located.  A spent shell casing was located at the scene of the incident.

At this time there are not any reports of injuries and there is not believed to be a danger to the public.

Anyone with information related to this incident is urged to:

  • Contact the Fitchburg Police Department at (608) 270-4300
  • Contact the Fitchburg Police Department’s Anonymous Tipster Line at (608) 270-4321
  • Send a text to 847411 with the Keyword “Fitchburg”
  • Contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at (608)266-6014 Crime Stoppers tipsters may be eligible for a cash reward..

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