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Posted on: January 21, 2015

[ARCHIVED] Residential Burglaries

What is happening?
The Fitchburg Police Department has investigated several reports of residential burglaries over the last week. These incidents have occurred in both rural and urban subdivisions throughout the city and several have involved unsecured garages.

What can I do?

Residents are encouraged to do the following:
• Be vigilant in watching neighbor’s homes and overall activity in the neighborhood.
• Contact the Fitchburg Police Department immediately if suspicious persons or vehicles are seen in the neighborhood, regardless of the time of day. Vehicle descriptions and license plates are helpful if they can be obtained safely.
• Keep garage doors closed and exterior doors and windows locked.
• If possible, leave at least some exterior lights on overnight.

What do I do if I see something or know something about this?
Anyone who observes any suspicious activity or has any information regarding these burglaries is asked to call the Fitchburg Police Department at 608-270-4300.

Anonymous tips can be submitted on the Department’s website or can be sent via text message to: 847411. Include “Fitchburg” in your text.

Vacation Watch Service
In the event you are planning to be away from your residence for an extended amount of time the Fitchburg Police Department offers a vacation watch service. The service allows residents to inform the Police Department of travel plans and when time permits officers will check on the residence. In the event anything out of the ordinary is found officers can contact the homeowner or designated neighbor. More information can be found on the Police Department’s homepage at

Police Call For Service Map
Residents are also encouraged to visit the Police Department website to view the police call for service map. This service allows residents to view crimes or calls for service in their surrounding neighborhood or any part of the city. Visitors to the site can also sign up for regular notices of police activity in their neighborhood.

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