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Man claiming not to remember disturbance arrested, officials say

A Madison man was arrested after yelling, screaming and starting a fight at an east side apartment complex, according to a release.

Madison police responded to a complaint of a disturbance in the 4400 block of Dwight Drive Friday around 5:24 p.m., according to the release.

Officials said the disturbance started between Danny Pegeese, 42, of Madison, and a 42-year-old victim.

Pegeese was allegedly walking through the hallway of an apartment complex, and was yelling and swearing, according to the release.

The victim attempted to talk with an angry Pegeese but that quickly turned into a fight, according to the release.

Officials said Pegeese accused the victim of stealing his personal items that had been left outside of the apartment building, and proceeded to punch the victim three times.

The victim held Pegeese down while police were being called but he managed to leave the area quickly, according to the release.

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Men arrested after police break up allegedly armed group, officials say

Two men were arrested Sunday after a group reported to have a weapon was broken up by police on Madison?s east side, according to a release.

Madison Police responded to reports of a man with a gun that had made threats to harm a victim in the 1700 block of Blossom Lane Sunday at 10:48 p.m., according to the release.

Officials said they were told the man with the gun was among other men in the group near the PDQ gas station on East Buckeye Road.

Officials said the group started to scatter when they got to the scene.

Most individuals complied with police to get on the ground, but Jordan Landgraf, 20, of Madison, became argumentative and belligerent, according to the release.

Officials said they ended up wrestling Landgraf to the ground with guns drawn.

Officials said they checked all parties for weapons but did not locate a gun.

Landgraf was arrested on charges of resisting a police officer, unlawful trespassing, and proba













Police use Taser, arrest man who allegedly hit traffic signal, threatened officers

A Madison man was arrested Friday after allegedly hitting a traffic signal, and being shot with a Taser by police for saying he could beat them up and refusing to be placed in handcuffs, according to a release.

Officials said they responded around 5:15 a.m. to a hit-and-run accident near Highway 51 and Highway 30 in the northbound lanes.

Officials said they found a downed traffic signal at the intersection and located the vehicle of Thomas D.



300 block of North Bassett St. to close Friday, Saturday

300 block of North Bassett St. to close Friday, Saturday

The 300 block of North Bassett Street will be closed from University Avenue to Conklin Place Friday and Saturday, according to a release.

The street will be closed for Kraemer Brothers to set up equipment to remove a tower crane, according to the release.

Traffic from Conklin Place to Bassett Street will be maintained, according to the release.

Officials said bike traffic from University Avenue southbound will be directed to the sidewalk and pedestrian traffic will be maintained during the closure.

Officials urge motorists and bicyclists to use different routes to avoid delays during the project.

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Woman pepper sprayed Visions employees, spat blood in officer's eye, officials say

Woman pepper sprayed Visions employees, spat blood in officer's eye, officials say

A Madison woman was arrested outside Visions Nightclub after pepper spraying nightclub employees and spitting blood into an officer's eye, according to a release.

Madison police were dispatched to Visions Nightclub on Thursday night to reports of a disturbance, according to the release.

Officials said they could smell pepper spray inside Visions when they got to the scene around 1:30 a.m.

Officials said Brittaney M. Boyd, 25, was being held down after she allegedly used pepper spray against Visions' employees after she was mad about not being allowed into Visions when it was about to close for the night.

Boyd was yelling and screaming expletives at the officer as the officer tried to calm her down, according to the release.

As an officer was taking Boyd to a squad car she tried to kick the officer and successfully spat blood into the officer's eye, according to the release.

Madison restaurants embrace diverse Mediterranean culture

Madison restaurants embrace diverse Mediterranean culture

A canvas of brilliant blue water, white, sandy beaches and lush, green vegetation, the Mediterranean region is a popular destination for travelers and one of the most widely represented cuisines among Madison’s international restaurants. Authentic Mediterranean food cannot be distilled to just one menu because the cultural and ethnic diversity surrounding the actual Mediterranean Sea makes for a diverse regional diet.

In Madison, restaurants whose chefs and owners have ties directly back to a Mediterranean home country include Plaka Taverna, Mediterranean Cafe and Bunky’s Cafe.

Police looking for dog that bit man on Madison's east side

Police looking for dog that bit man on Madison's east side

The Department of Public Health is looking for information regarding a dog that bit a man on Friday, according to a release.

Officials said the incident occurred around 12:30 p.m. at Droster Park on Kalas Street on Madison's east side.

The man was trying to stop the dog from attacking his dog when the dog bit him, according to the release.

The dog is described as a black lab wearing a orange collar and was with a second black lab at the time of the incident, according to the release.

Police ask anyone having information regarding the incident to call 255-2345 and ask for the animal services officer.

Officials said if the animal is not located, the victim may be required to complete a series of painful and costly injections to prevent rabies.