Philly Cops Allowed to Fund Their Own PAC

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Residential Burglary

Incidents listed are selected by the Officer In Charge of each shift that may have significant public interest.
Incidents listed are not inclusive of all incidents. Requests for information can be directed to the MPD Records Unit: (608) 266-4075.

Incident Report for Case #2014-269379

Incident Type

Residential Burglary

Incident Date

08/19/2014 – 5:44 PM

Address

400 block Chestnut St.

Arrested

David J. Beem, Jr., age 28, Madison
Suspect was arrested for Attempted Burglary and Attempted Theft.

Victim(s)

Male, age 22, Madison

Details


 A Chestnut St. resident and two passersby helped corral a burglary suspect Tuesday afternoon. The victim, who was initially inside his home, saw the man attempt to get into his garage and car. Both were locked. The victim went out to confront the suspect, who tried to walk away. The 22-year-old  called out to two nearby people, asking for their assistance. They obliged, and police arrived to make the arrest.

Released 08/20/2014 at 11:24 AM by PIO Joel Despain

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Robbery

Incidents listed are selected by the Officer In Charge of each shift that may have significant public interest.
Incidents listed are not inclusive of all incidents. Requests for information can be directed to the MPD Records Unit: (608) 266-4075.

Incident Report for Case #2014-269569

Incident Type

Robbery

Incident Date

08/19/2014 – 8:12 PM

Address

2121 S. Park St. (Walgreens parking lot)

Suspect(s)

Female, black, short, 25-30 years old, dark complexion, wearing a white t-shirt, dark pants, red hat and possibly a wig.

Victim(s)

Female, age 42, Madison

Details


 A 42-year old Madison woman was robbed of cash and prescription drugs last night after being accosted in the parking lot of Walgreens, 2121 S. Park St. She had just walked out of the store around 8:15 p.m. when a woman ran up and grabbed the strap of her purse. There was a tug-of-war type struggle resulting in contents spilling onto pavement. The robber grabbed two wallets and the pharmaceuticals and fled. She got into the passenger seat of an awaiting SUV and it sped away.

Released 08/20/2014 at 10:54 AM by PIO Joel Despain

Robbery and assault make up most calls to crime helpline

Robbery, burglary and theft are still the most common crimes for which people contact the National Crime Victims Helpline.

More victims seek help with these offences (23 per cent) than any other, the helpline ’s annual report for 2013 shows.

Assault makes up 22 per cent of complaints, followed by childhood sex abuse at 19 per cent and harassment at 14 per cent.

Almost twice as many females as males contacted the helpline for assistance, while Dublin was the location for 45 per cent of all contacts, followed by Cork on 7 per cent and Wicklow on 6 per cent.

In all, there were over 5,000 contacts with victims of crime and those impacted by crime in 2013. There were 4,600 phone calls and over 400 contacts made over email and text, a 10 per cent increase from 2012.

“It’s hard to tell why harassment is so prominent in calls to our helpline, but it may be due to the housing situation,” said co-ordinator Michele Puckhaber.

“Neighbourhood harassment could be due to the fact that people have been less free to move—we see a really wide range of harassment in our calls. Social media has become a real venue for harassment—but in estates it’s mainly problems with groups of teenagers,” Ms Puckhaber said.

The Crime Victims Helpline, established in 2005, is a confidential national helplineservice providing information and support to victims of crime and people affected by crime. It is funded by the Commission for the Support of Victims of Crime as well as by individual donations. Volunteers are trained to understand the effects of crime and provide emotional support to people trying to cope after being victimised.

Helpline volunteers are also trained in garda and court procedures and provide information to callers who are attempting to navigate the criminal justice system.

The helpline also serves as a gateway for victims to specialised services available to crime victims in Ireland and can liaise with these services, as well as with gardaí, on behalf of victims.

  August 20, 2014  

Sexual Assault

Incidents listed are selected by the Officer In Charge of each shift that may have significant public interest.
Incidents listed are not inclusive of all incidents. Requests for information can be directed to the MPD Records Unit: (608) 266-4075.

Incident Report for Case #2014-269835

Incident Type

Sexual Assault

Incident Date

08/20/2014 – 2:38 AM

Address

Fahrenbrook Ct.

Suspect(s)

Male, black, 6’, muscular build, short hair, facial stubble, wearing a light colored t-shirt and shorts.

Victim(s)

Female, age 21, Madison

Details


A 21-year old woman was sexually assaulted by a stranger who followed her along S. Park St. early this morning. The victim had been out with friends in the State St. area and was grabbed from behind while walking on Fahrenbrook Ct. The criminal threatened to shoot her, although no weapon was seen. The assault took place in a parking lot, and he fled south on N. Mills St. when it was over.

Anyone with information on this case is urged to contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 266-6014.

Released 08/20/2014 at 10:32 AM by PIO Joel Despain

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  August 20, 2014  

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