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Welcome to District Five

 

 

Crime and Safety Meeting

Please join us for District Five's monthly Crime and Safety meeting. The September meeting will be held Thursday, September 4th, 2014 at 5:30pm at WestCare Harambee, which is located at 335 W. Wright St. Our guest speaker for September will be Shea Schachameyer to discuss the Milwaukee Smart Trips Program. Meetings typically last for approximately 1 1/2 hours. Hope to see you then!!

For questions, you may contact 935-7141 to speak with the Community Liaison Officer, Lori Lammers


Community Bulletins  

WARNING!!!!!

Burglars will often use a con to gain entry to your home.  The subject will knock on your door and when you answer attempt to play upon your sympathies. The subject will claim to be cold or hungry and in need of your help. When you let the person in and leave the person alone they will take items and leave.

Burglars have also been known to pose as utility employees in an attempt to gain entry to your home.  They will claim they need to check your fuse panel or pipes.  One subject will ask you to show him where your fuse panel or water meter is located.  While you do this the other subjects will go through your house in an attempt to locate valuables that can be carried away.  REMEMBER any legitimate utility employee will have a photo ID on his person.  IF you are ever in doubt DO NOT let the person into your home and call the utility company they represent to verify their identity and need to be in your home. 

Businesses Beware

BEWARE OF SCAMS AIMED AT CHURCHES

According to the FTC, con artists are targeting African-American churches with so-called opportunity scams. Emphasizing a shared faith, culture, or concern for the community to win their trust, these scammers offer the opportunity to use equipment or services that supposedly won’t cost the church a thing. Their goal is to get access to your church’s bank account. For tips on how to avoid these scams, review this link:

http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer/alerts/alt138.shtm. 

Of Mass Marketing Scams
Plenty of consumers have been fooled by mass marketing fraud schemes. Did you know that businesses are a target, too? Click this link to view

CASH ADVANCE SCAM

Be sure to check your receipts when leaving your favorite malls.  Did the cashier add a cash advance to your purchase without your knowledge?  This scam involves enterprising cashiers adding a small cash advance to your purchase then pocketing the extra money.  The cash advance is usually small enough to go unnoticed ($20.00 on a $100.00 purchase).  Prior to stepping out of line check your receipt to make sure it doesn't say "Cash Advance".  If this happens to you immediately ask for a manager or supervisor.  If you discover this occurred after you have left the store it will be very difficult to prove or prosecute.  It is still very important to report that you were scammed to the stores management.  Reporting it will help the store monitor these employees’ actions and help catch them in the act. 

Crime Trends, Updates & New Releases

How to Mantain A Secure Home

Please click here to view a Security Survey offering tips on "How To Maintain A Secure Home".

Vehicle Theft Prevention

District Five has recently been experiencing an increasing trend of motor vehicle theft and theft from autos in its surrounding neighborhoods.

  • Top 5 Stolen Vehicles in District 5
  1. Dodge Caravan
  2. Plymouth Voyager
  3. Buick Lesabre 
  4. Dodge Intrepid 
  5. Chevrolet Caprice 
  • Vehicle Theft Prevention Tips
  1. Car Alarm
  2. Steering Wheel Immobilization Device (The Club etc..)
  3. Brake Immobilization Device
  4. GPS tracking devices (Onstar or Lo-jack)
  5. Park in your garage if you have one, and lock all garage doors
  6. Park in a well lit area monitored by security or video cameras
  7. Do not leave your keys unattended around strangers.
  8. NEVER leave your vehicle running and unattended.
  • Theft from Vehicle Prevention Tips
  1. Place any valuables in your trunk prior to arriving at your destination
  2. Do not leave anything with value in plain sight.  This includes something as simple as loose change.

News Releases and Public Relations (<--- Click the Link)

 

Milwaukee's Most Wanted (<--- Click the Link)


Submit A Tip to Milwaukee Police 

If you see a crime in progress or need to report an emergency, please call 911.

MPD crime tip services are for non-emergency investigative information only and will not generate a radio call or summon the police to your location.


Help for Homeowners Facing Foreclosure  

Do you think you might lose your home? You are not alone. Get the help you need at the on:

For questions or to jump start the process of getting help,call the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council at 414-921-1090.

The City of Milwaukee is committed to helping our neighborhoods remain healthy for generations to come. We are coordinating with various organizations, government agencies and private lenders and reaching out to homeowners facing foreclosure.


Action Day 2012 -- 2475 W Roosevelt Dr

 

 

 

 

 

Photo of the Week

 

 All Wisconsin Ice & Coal Co. deliverymen wore brass-buttoned uniforms when this picture was taken in 1901 in front of the home of Capt. Fred Pabst of the Pabst Brewery family. 

 

 

 An 1893 police patrol wagon prepares to leave Central Station on Wells Street east of Broadway.

 
 
 
Working towards the reduction of violence
through innovative interagency collaboration.
 
General Trends in Domestic Violence (these numbers reflect all homicides that had a DV element and include the aforementioned cases of lethal child abuse)
 
Year
# of DV Related Homicides
Total # of Homicides
% of Total Homicides
1999
16
124
13
2000
15
121
12
2001
15
127
12
2002
13
108
12
2003
16
107
15
2004
6
88
7
2005
11
122
9
2006
14
103
14
2007
16
105
15
2008
15
71
21
2009
7
17
41
 
Specific to Child Homicide
(these cases are a subset of all domestic violence related homicides)
         There have been 3 child deaths so far in 2009 compared to 2 child deaths at the same time in 2008 and zero child deaths at this time in 2007
Year
# of Child Homicides
Total # of Homicides
% of Total Homicides
1999
 
1
124
1
2000
4
121
3
2001
6
127
5
2002
6
108
6
2003
4
107
4
2004
2
88
2
2005
2
122
2
2006
4
103
4
2007
2
105
2
2008
6
71
8
2009
3
17
18
 
General Trends in Adult Domestic Violence
(these numbers DO NOT include the cases of lethal child abuse)
 
Year
Total # of Homicides
Total # of Adult DV Homicides
% of Total Homicides
1999
124
15
12
2000
121
11
9
2001
127
9
7
2002
108
7
6
2003
107
12
11
2004
88
4
5
2005
122
9
7
2006
103
10
10
2007
105
14
13
2008
71
9
13
2009
17
4
24
  • 2007: In 1 of the 14 domestic violence related homicides there was an existing restraining order against the suspect at the time of the homicide
  • 2008: In 1 of the 9 domestic violence related homicides there was an existing restraining order against the suspect at the time of the homicide
  • 2009: In 1 of the 4 domestic violence related homicides there was an existing restraining order against the suspect at the time of the homicide
     

OPERATION SAFE HAVEN

Safe Haven is a volunteer service for residents in the community to provide a "safe haven" for mail carriers who may be having trouble. Help safeguard our mail carriers from threats, robbery, assault, loose or vicious dogs, vandalism to postal vehicles, medical emergencies or accidents.

 For information on how to sign up, please contact, Andrea Kolinski, A/Safety Specialist

 PO Box 5021, Milwaukee, WI 53201, 414-287-1849, email: andrea.r.kolinski@usps.gov  


MAYOR TOM BARRETT CALLS ATTENTION TO NEW STATE LAW
THAT PROTECTS TENANT RIGHTS DURING FORECLOSURE

 

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is promoting a new state law that recently took effect that protects the rights of renters of foreclosed properties. 

  • Landlords must provide written notice to tenants or prospective tenants when foreclosure action begins, and again when the deadline expires for the landlord to repay to avoid foreclosure
  • Banks and financial institutions must provide written notice three times to current tenants of the property in foreclosure: when the foreclosure action begins, when the court issues a judgment, and when the property will be placed for sale. Failure to provide notice carries a $250 fine plus attorney fees.
  • Tenants may stay in their rental residence up to two months following sale of the foreclosed property.
  • If there is a security deposit, tenants can withhold rent and let the security deposit cover the last month before the foreclosure 'redemption' period expires. This means the time allowed for a property owner to stop the foreclosure from moving forward, a period that lasts between six to 12 months.
  • Beginning June 6, the Wisconsin Circuit Court records cannot display information regarding a tenant eviction that was prompted by mortgage foreclosure.

After hearing horror stories of tenants losing money and being evicted because they were living in foreclosed properties, the City of Milwaukee requested a change in state law," Barrett said. "I am happy to see that changes have been made and that our residents now have greater rights to safe and secure rental housing during these difficult economic times."

Barrett credited members of the Milwaukee Foreclosure Partnership Initiative and members of the Wisconsin State Legislature for working to protect tenants' rights during the foreclosure process. State Senator Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) and State Representative Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh) were the lead sponsors of the legislation, which was included in the recent state budget and economic stimulus package. Minnesota and California have passed similar tenant protection laws.

Property owners (and renters) at risk from foreclosure are encouraged to visit The Milwaukeehousinghelp.org for referral information on housing counseling agencies, legal advice and more under the new law.

 

 

 

ALL EMERGENCIES 911

District numbers (414 area code)

General Information 935-7254

Captain's Office 935-7252


Lieutenant's Office

  • Lt. Ray Richards - 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Lt. Heather Wurth - 4:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
  • Lt. Boris Turcinovic - 12:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

Sergeant's Office 935-7257

Community Liaison Office 935-7258

Community Prosecution Unit

Asst District Attorney Jacob Corr 935-7844

Community Prosecution Unit Officers 935-7141


Proactive Policing Unit

(7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) 235-6620

Anti-Gang Unit 935-7257 office 235-6634 cell

Police non-emergency 933-4444


Meet your Community Liaison Officer

Don't know who else to contact?  Your Community Liaison Officer may be able to help you help yourself.  Your Community Liaison Officer can help you start a Block Watch program, or deal with a long standing nuisance issue in your neighborhood.

Police Officer Laurel Lammers
Phone: 414-935-7141 or 414-935-7258