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Blackhawk Neighborhood Alert !!
Posted on Jul 24, 2015
The break-in on Settlers Road occurred during the day on Tuesday, July 14. The deadbolt locked garage service door was pried open. Jewelry and silver were stolen. No damage was done to the home and the homeowners' dog was not harmed. The homeowners believe the thief exited through their front door with a black gym bag. The Madison City Police were contacted and conducted a complete investigation.
Additionally, at least two suspicious persons have been reported in the neighborhood within the past few weeks – one hiding amongst some trees in a backyard along Blackhawk Road as well as another asking for a donation for a cause but then returning to the home later that day and hanging around the yard.
It is unclear if any of these incidents are related; however, if you have additional information or see anything suspicious please contact the Madison Police Department immediately and alert any of the BNHOA board member (see contacts on website) so we can alert residents.
The Board is asking for volunteers to develop and run a Neighborhood Watch program for our neighborhood. If you are interested in being on this committee, please come to the kick-off meeting at Sprecher’s Pub (1262 John Q. Hammons Drive, Madison, WI 53717) on Wednesday, August 5 at 7:00pm. A meeting room for “Blackhawk Neighborhood Watch” has been reserved. Below is a link to documents about the Neighborhood Watch program from our liaison at the Madison Police Department.
A Neighborhood Meeting to discuss recent incidents and neighborhood safety has been scheduled for Tuesday, August 18 at 6:30pm. This meeting will be held in the meeting room at the Waterside Apartments, 9201 Waterside Street, Middleton, WI 53562.
All Blackhawk residents welcome to attend both meetings!
In order to help organize the Neighborhood Watch program, the BNHOA board has put together a set of documents that we hope residents will find useful:
1. A Neighborhood Watch Manual created by the National Sheriff's Assocation and the U.S. Department of Justice.
2. City of Madison's Neighborhood Watch guidance
3. Home safety tips (Note: while these tips are provided by ADT, the BNHOA does not recommend or endorse any specific residential security system.)