News Flash

Posted on: September 19, 2019

Homicide Investigation Status

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INVESTIGATION STATUS

The Fitchburg Police Department continues to investigate the homicide of Shay Watson that occurred on August 25, 2019, in the 2700 block of Lyman Lane. A multi-jurisdictional team of investigators has been actively pursuing leads and t...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 28, 2019

Fatal Vehicle vs. Motorcycle Accident

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On Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at 4:43 p.m., Officers with the Fitchburg Police Department responded to a car versus motorcycle crash at the intersection of County Highway MM and McCoy Road. The motorcyclist was discovered to have serious injuries and was...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 27, 2019

Homicide Investigation Update

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Homicide Investigation Update

8/27/2019

The Fitchburg Police Department, with the assistance of the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, the Middleton Police Department, the Madison Police Department, and the Verona Police Department, continue to investi...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Lyman Lane Investigation Media Briefing

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A media briefing related to the Lyman Lane homicide investigation will be held at 3:30 p.m. to provide a brief status update. The briefing will be held outside the main entrance to the Fitchburg Police Department.

Location: Outside the main entrance to the...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 26, 2019

Lyman Lane Death Investigation

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Incident: Death Investigation 

Location: 2700 block of Lyman Lane

Case #: FP19-0012896

Incident Date: 8/25/19

Date of Media Release: 8/26/19

Prepared by: Lt. Edward Hartwick 

On Sunday, August 25, 2019, around 9:06 p.m., officers from...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 22, 2019

Help Identify Burglary Suspect

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HELP IDENTIFY BURGLARY SUSPECT

The Fitchburg Police Department is requesting your assistance in identifying the male in the below image. Based on multiple home surveillance system videos he appears to have a slender build with dark shoulder-length hair pul...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 18, 2019

Armed Robbery 19-12300

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On August 18, 2019, at approximately 2:40 a.m., Fitchburg police officers responded to the McDonalds located at 2845 Fish Hatchery Rd. for a disconnected 911 call.  Upon arrival, officers learned that the restaurant was being robbed at gunpoint. ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: August 3, 2019

Armed Robbery 19-11294

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On August 3, 2019, at approximately 5:29 a.m., Fitchburg police officers responded to a report of an armed robbery.  Officers were able to make contact with the victims and determined the robbery took place in the 1600 block of Whispering Pines W...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 31, 2019

Fitchburg Police Department Investigate Endangered Missing Adult ***UPDATED***

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***UPDATED***Justine has been located and has been reunited with her family. 

Updated 7.31.2019- 8:25 p.m. 

Sgt. Jason Marthe 

Justine Wendland is a 54 year old vulnerable adult with medical and mental health concerns. According to...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 30, 2019

Burglary/Theft from Autos 19-11013

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On July 30, 2019, at approximately 12:14 a.m., Fitchburg police officers responded to the 3000 block of Hartwicke Dr. for a report of a burglary that had just occurred.  While officers were searching the area for the suspects, a separate report o...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2019

Juveniles arrested after disturbance at Post Road and Traceway Drive

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On Thursday, July 11, 2019, at 4:36 p.m., officers from the Fitchburg Police Department were sent to the area of Post Road and Traceway Drive for a report of a juvenile with a handgun. The investigation revealed that a male and a female juvenile were invo...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: July 11, 2019

Fitchburg Police Arrest 3 In Stolen Automobile

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On July 11, 2019, at approximately 2:40 a.m., a Fitchburg police officer observed a stolen vehicle in the area of the Verona Road Frontage and Atticus Way.  The officer attempted to stop the vehicle but it fled.  A Town of Madison office...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 25, 2019

Shots Fired 2600 Block of Smithfield ***Updated***

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***Updated*** The original press released stated the incident took place on Monday, June 25th, 2019. It occurred on Tuesday, June 25th, 2019.  

On Tuesday, June 25th, 2019 at 4:41 a.m. officers from the Fitchburg Police Department were di...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: June 23, 2019

Shots fired 3300 Block of Leopold Way

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On Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 5:51 p.m., Officers from the Fitchburg Police Department were dispatched to the 3300 block of Leopold Way for several shots fired in the area. Witnesses on scene indicated there was a disturbance between several males that occu...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 21, 2018

Intoxicated Driver Hits Squad Car, Injures Two

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On November 20, 2018, at approximately 9:14 p.m., a Fitchburg Police Officer was assisting with a disabled vehicle on S. Fish Hatchery Road near Brendan Avenue.

The officer was parked behind the disabled vehicle in a lane of travel with its emergency light...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 18, 2018

Fitchburg Police Arrest 3 in Stolen Vehicle Crash

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On November 17, 2018, at approximately 11:32 p.m., a Fitchburg Police Officer observed a stolen vehicle driving in the Allied Dunn’s Marsh Neighborhood near Jenewein Road. After attempting to conduct a traffic stop, the vehicle immediately fled ...

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Police Department Press Releases
Posted on: September 25, 2018

Fitchburg Police Arrest 4 Suspects in Stolen Vehicle

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On Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 at 12:55am, a Fitchburg Police Officer observed a suspicious vehicle in the 5800 block of Dawley Drive. The officer observed the vehicle parked in the street and saw a male walking back towards the car from the lawn of one...

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