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Video leads to theft arrest

Surveillance video led to an arrest in the theft of a delivery driver?s cellphone, according to Madison police.

The delivery driver, a 42-year-old man from South Beloit, Ill., told police he pulled his refrigerated box truck into the parking lot of Walgreens at 2909 E Washington Ave. at 10 a.m. on Thursday, and his phone was taken by someone who got into the truck after he got out.

He said the phone contained important contact information.

The driver told police about a suspicious teenager in the area. Police checked surveillance tape and saw the teen going in and out of the truck.

Emmanuel L. Harris, 17, of Madison, was found walking in the 2900 block of Union Street at about 1:30 p.m. He was arrested on suspicion of theft and felony bail jumping.

The phone was not recovered.

Police said Harris is also charged in a case of theft and operating a vehicle without the owner?s consent.

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Naked man spotted at Olbrich Gardens

Naked man spotted at Olbrich Gardens

A Stoughton woman and her 2-year-old daughter came across a naked man at Olbrich Gardens who was later arrested, according to Madison police.

The 31-year-old woman told police she was pushing her daughter in a stroller Tuesday afternoon when the man appeared. She said she found park employees who confronted the man, who was then clothed, and told him to leave.

Police said the man was yelling, singing loudly and saying things like, "I'm living my life" and "enjoying nature."

Albert D. Love, 25, was arrested for lewd and lascivious behavior and two counts of disorderly conduct.

Police: Woman took $13,000 in Victoria's Secret gift cards

A 20-year-old Madison woman took more than $13,000 worth of Victoria's Secret gift cards while she was an employee, according to Madison police.

Alexandria L. Lamb took the cards over the course of a couple months while she worked at the Victoria's Secret at East Towne Mall, according to police.

Investigators said she used some of the gift cards to make online purchases and others to make purchases at the west side store.

Lamb turned over 23 unused gift cards to police and more than $800 worth of merchandise.

She was arrested on suspicion of theft.

Area fire departments to take part in prevention parade

Area fire departments to take part in prevention parade

As part of local fire prevention awareness efforts during National Fire Prevention Week, area fire departments will parade their engines downtown Sunday afternoon.

The Annual Dane County Fire Chiefs Association Fire Truck Parade is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. at the end of state Street near Library Mall, organizers said. The parade includes fire trucks from many departments in Dane County, organizers said.

The trucks will travel up State Street to the Capitol Square.

Once at the Square, the fire trucks will be on display until 3 p.m. Firefighters will also be at the Square to answer questions.

Kids will have the chance to climb inside many of the trucks, and parents can take photos of the young ones fire trucks and firefighters.

National Fire Prevention Week begins Sunday and runs through Oct. 12.

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Police: 15-year-old arrested in August sexual assault

Police: 15-year-old arrested in August sexual assault

Madison Police have arrested a 15-year-old male in connection with a sexual assault on August 4.

According to a report, police arrested the teenager for first degree sexual assault. He was taken in for questioning and will be brought to the Juvenile Reception Center.

Police said he may be charged as an adult.

Madison police said the attack happened at 11 p.m. in the 2200 block of Winnebago Street as the 23-year-old victim was running in the area.

The victim suffered head injuries and was taken to a hospital.

Police credit tipsters with helping them track down the boy.

"Our victim in this case had the presence of mind to provide enough to provide enough of a description to us that we were able to generate a sketch, and after we put that sketch out we did get a number of tips," said Joel DeSpain, Madison Police Public Information officer.

Festival brings activities, crafts to Elver Park neighborhood

Festival brings activities, crafts to Elver Park neighborhood

Madison Parks is hosting the second annual Fall Festival Craft Fair Saturday from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Elver Park.

The free arts and crafts show will be held rain or shine at the park on McKenna Boulevard, according to a release.

"Last year Madison Parks introduced an arts and crafts show to our Fall Festival, and it was a big hit," Parks Superintendent Kevin Briski said in the release. "We are really excited to bring the Fall Festival Craft Fair back this year with talented crafters, food, music and fun activities for families."

The festival will have local artists, crafters, food vendors and live music by the Dang-Its, according to the release. Artists and crafters will be selling original, handmade pieces like pottery, jewelry, quilts, paintings and other decorative pieces.

Hwy 19 closure starts Monday, scheduled for 45 days

Hwy 19 closure starts Monday, scheduled for 45 days

Highway 19 between Highway 51 and Portage Road will be closed starting Monday for the replacement of the Token Creek bridges, officials said.

A detour will be posted for Highway 19 for up to 45 days, according to the release. The detour includes Highway 151, Interstate 39/90/94 and Highway 51.

Officials urge motorists to use the designated detour to avoid congestion and delays on local roads.

According to the release, residents and local businesses located between the structures will be provided access during the closure.