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Fight At Memorial Day Barbecue Leads To Battery Charges

Fight At Memorial Day Barbecue Leads To Battery Charges

A 38-year-old Madison man was knocked unconscious, suffered a fractured rib, broken and loose teeth and facial cuts following a Memorial Day barbecue that turned ugly, according to the Madison Police Department.

Police were called to the party at about 3:30 p.m. at a residence on South Fair Oaks Avenue on Madison's east side.

The victim said, Juan M. Moreno-Flores, 42, of Madison, who he knows, started making crude remarks about women during the cookout. The victim objected to the banter, which he said prompted the attack.

Police said the victim was pushed to the ground and Moreno-Flores put his foot on the victim's throat so that he couldn't breathe.

The victim said Moreno-Flores pulled on the back of his hair five or six times, slamming his face into the ground.

Moreno-Flores faces a charge of substantial battery, police said.

Shopper Assaulted At East Towne Mall

Shopper Assaulted At East Towne Mall

An East Towne Mall shopper was sexually assaulted on Thursday night, according to the Madison Police Department.

Police said Brian L. Alums, 23, grabbed the breasts of a 32-year-old shopper.

The victim said the man had been following her around the Boston Store prior to the assault.

She was very frightened and distraught following the incident, police said. Two store employees came to her aid while security detained Alums, police said.

Feds: Marshfield Man Planned To Kill Abortion Doctors

Feds: Marshfield Man Planned To Kill Abortion Doctors

Federal prosecutors said they have arrested a Marshfield man who traveled to Madison planning to kill abortion doctors.

Ralph Lang, 63, was charged Thursday with attempting to injure or intimidate a person who provides reproductive health services.

Authorities said Lang was loading his handgun in a hotel near East Towne Mall on Wednesday when the gun fired, sending a bullet through the door of his room into the room across the hall. No one was injured.

Madison police responded and arrested Lang for reckless endangerment.

Federal prosecutors said Lang acknowledged to police that he had the gun "to lay out abortionists because they are killing babies."

Online court records did not immediately list an attorney for Lang.

Man Found Passed Out In Car With Note Demanding Money, Police Say

Man Found Passed Out In Car With Note Demanding Money, Police Say

A man found passed out in his car a block away from a bank with an empty bottle of vodka in his lap and note demanding money faces his fifth charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, according to Madison police.

Police said Roy Sauer, 60, of Madison was found passed out in his car just before 1 p.m. on Tuesday on the corner of Diamond Drive and Garnet Lane on the city's far east side by a woman picking her daughter up from a piano lesson.

The woman told police that Sauer either was asleep or unconscious and that she saw the vodka and a note that read, "Give me the cash no dye or else."

Police said the car was parked behind a nearby Chase Bank branch on Milwaukee Street.

Sauer was wearing a camouflage jumpsuit and had an orange knitted face mask sticking out of a pocket, with camouflage gloves stuffed in another, police said.

Sauer told police he was thinking about bow hunting and figured he better make sure that his gear still fit.

Madison Police Investigate Peeping Tom Report In Glendale Neighborhood

Madison Police Investigate Peeping Tom Report In Glendale Neighborhood

A Madison woman said she wasn't going to report a Peeping Tom to police until she learned from a neighbor that there was similar incident the week prior, according to the Madison Police Department.

The woman contacted police on Tuesday regarding a man she spotted outside of her Kvamme Lane home in the Glendale Neighborhood on Madison's far east side.

The incident occurred at about 4 a.m. on Sunday, police said. The victim told police she was watching TV and was about to go to bed, when she noticed the man through her front window. She looked out and saw him about 10 feet away, exposing himself, police said.

The similar incident occurred on Lamont Lane the week earlier.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.

Copper Piping Stolen From Local Restaurant

Copper Piping Stolen From Local Restaurant

A faulty air conditioner required a call to police rather than a repair service on May 10 after an employee realized that copper piping from the unit had been removed.

Madison police said copper tubing was cut out of the air conditioning unit at the Prime Quarter Steak House at 3520 East Washington Avenue.

Police said an employee tried to turn on the air conditioning system and found it broken.

It will cost the restaurant about $8,000 to replace the unit, police said.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.

Police Investigate Child Enticement Near East Towne Mall

Police Investigate Child Enticement Near East Towne Mall

Two girls walking toward East Towne Mall last Friday evening reported that a stranger offered them a ride, according to Madison police.

The girls, ages 12 and 13, declined the man's offer and continued to walk to the mall at about 9 p.m.

They told police the white man was in his 20s or 30s with brown hair and he was driving a two-door, red sports car.

Anyone with information is asked to call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.