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Police: Armed robbery at east side Subway

Police: Armed robbery at east side Subway

Madison police officers responded to an armed robbery at an east side Subway on Friday evening, according to a report.

A black male entered the Subway restaurant at 4416 Pflaum Road around 8 p.m. Friday, with his hands in his pockets and told the lone female employee he had a knife.

The man demanded all the money from the register and fled with the cash. A K-9 track was completed, but it ended in a nearby parking lot.

Police say the man is described as approximately 6 feet tall, with a heavy build, clean shaven with thin dreadlocks, and wearing a black sweatshirt with the hood up.

10 gun violence incidents reported over 4 days in Madison, Fitchburg

10 gun violence incidents reported over 4 days in Madison, Fitchburg

Police from multiple jurisdictions are working to identify individuals involved in a rash of recent gun violence.

Over the course of four days, starting on Christmas Day, police in Madison and Fitchburg have responded to 10 reports of shots fired.

?We?ve seen a serious spike in gun violence this past weekend. Fortunately at his point we don?t believe anyone has been shot,? said Joel DeSpain, spokesperson for the Madison Police Department. ?Certainly several people have been targeted but we also know that there have been bullets flying in areas where people are inside their homes asleep, people are playing, they are working. So this is a very serious situation that we find ourselves in.?

Police believe the incidents are being sparked by a dispute between gang members. They say it is not a turf war and that gang members are using cars to move throughout the area to find their targets.

Sub shop drive-thru robbed at gunpoint

Sub shop drive-thru robbed at gunpoint

Police said an east Madison sub sandwich shop was robbed at gunpoint Friday night.

Madison police said officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at Milio's Subs, 4292 East Towne Blvd., 8:56 p.m.

Police said a man pulled up at the drive-thru and requested a glass of water. The clerk obliged and returned to the sliding window where the suspect had a gun in his hand and demanded money.  The clerk turned over an undetermined amount of cash and was warned by the suspect not to call the police. The robber fled.

Police said the robber was described as black and was wearing a black ski mask, red and black beanie hat, a white light-weight jacket, black hooded sweatshirt and jeans.

Man attempts to steal hundreds of dollars' worth of DeWalt products

Man attempts to steal hundreds of dollars' worth of DeWalt products

A man who attempted to steal from Home Depot told police he didn't respond to loss prevention staff members because he thought he was being jumped.

A Madison police officer was at the Home Depot at 2425 East Springs Drive Dec. 16 around 6 p.m. to follow up on a case, but when he walked in he noticed loss prevention officers struggling with a man, according to a release.

Loss prevention officers said Cody Bradley, 24, of Edgerton, went to the tool department, selected several DeWalt items and walked out of the store without paying for the items.

Police said when store officials confronted him he allegedly threw the merchandise and tried to run.

When store officials grabbed Bradley to try to detain him, everyone ended up falling to the ground, according to the release. After Bradley was brought under control, he was taken back into the store.

Sheriff: Thousands of dollars in stolen property found at suspect's home

Sheriff: Thousands of dollars in stolen property found at suspect's home

Thousands of dollars worth of stolen property was found at the home of a Madison man suspected in multiple burglaries, officials said.

The Dane County Sheriff's Office said detectives searched 20-year-old Kyle R. Trace's home on Madison's east side Thursday.

According to the report, detectives recovered stolen jewelry, electronics, tools, collectible coins, collectible cards and sports equipment worth thousands of dollars in the Mill Bluff Drive residence. Detectives were still processing the large amount of suspected stolen property Friday.

Trace was arrested in connection with multiple burglaries in western Dane County, the sheriff's office said.

Trace was taken to Dane County Jail.

The sheriff's office said 24-year-old Joseph Estremera, of Madison, was also arrested as part of the investigation. He was booked into Dane County Jail on a receiving stolen property charge.

Police release pictures of suspected credit union robber

Police release pictures of suspected credit union robber

A credit union on Madison?s east side was robbed late Monday afternoon, according to a release from Madison police.

Officers were called to Summit Credit Union at 1799 Thierer Rd. at 4:43 p.m. after a robber passed a note to a clerk. The robber got away with cash.

Police said the man had a hand inside his sweatshirt making it appear he had a gun.
Police tried unsuccessfully to track the robber with a K-9.

The robber is described as white, 20-30 years old, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, red winter hat and khaki work pants.

Officials ask anyone who has any information on the identity of the person in the surveillance pictures to call 911 or Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.

Police: Women scream, yell, throw flower pots during disturbance

Police: Women scream, yell, throw flower pots during disturbance

A Madison woman will be cited for disorderly conduct for her involvement in a fight with another woman on the east side early Wednesday morning, police said.

Madison police were sent to the 5000 block of Camden Road just before 1 a.m. for reports of a disturbance possibly involving a gun, according to a release.

Officers arrived and said the gun may have been taken from the scene, officials said.

Officers on the way to the scene found a blue vehicle a short distance away that matched the description of a potential suspect vehicle, according to the release.

Police spoke with Daviette Dykinga, 32, of Madison, who said she was inside the Camden Road apartment, officials said. Dykinga said she was abruptly woken up and told she needed to leave immediately by the 48-year-old female resident.

Dykinga told police she tried to leave, but discovered that her keys and money had been taken from her purse.