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Posted on: July 23, 2020

[ARCHIVED] 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 opener from an unlocked car in the driveway and then gained access to the home via an unlocked door.

Before you go to bed tonight check to make sure:

•Your garage door is closed
•The door from your garage into your home is locked
•All car keys and fobs are accounted for and inside your home

If you park outside, remove keys and garage door openers from your vehicles. Make sure your vehicle is locked. Consider leaving exterior lights on or utilize motion detection lights. Create a nightly crime prevention routine.

Please help us spread this message to your family, friends, co-workers and neighbors. Unfortunately, these alarming incidents are occurring throughout Fitchburg and Dane County on an all too regular basis.  You can easily share this message by checking us out on Facebook or Twitter.

If you’re interested to learn more about what type of activity is occurring in your neighborhood, go to You can enter your address and set search parameters to see police calls for service. You can also receive alerts for new activity in your area.

Crime prevention is a team effort. We appreciate you doing your part to stand up to property crime.

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