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Crime Warning: String of Burglaries at Humanities

Incident date

November 28, 2019, 12:00 AM

Incident type



Humanities Building


The UW-Madison Police Department has received reports of a series of burglaries at the Humanities building, 455 N. Park Street. It is believed the burglaries occurred between November 27, 2019 and December 1, 2019. In all instances, musical instruments were stolen from the basement of the building.

The UW-Madison Police Department is actively investigating these incidents.  Anyone with information is urged to contact UWPD at (608) 264-2677.

Nothing is failsafe, but here are some crime prevention suggestions everyone should consider:

  • Be aware of suspicious activity such an unknown person trying to open various doors to see if they are unlocked.
  • Lock your door and secure your belongings, even if you’re going to be gone for a short period of time – especially if you’re in a building that’s open to the public. It takes just seconds for someone to steal your property.

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