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2 Arrested Following Battery On City's East Side

2 Arrested Following Battery On City's East Side

Two concerned citizens, Madison police dog Slim, a Dane County Communications Center dispatcher and a Madison Metro bus driver teamed up with the Madison Police Department to get two suspects in custody on Wednesday night.

A 31-year-old Madison man suffered cuts to his head and a concussion after a random attack and robbery that occurred while he was walking on North Fair Oaks Avenue shortly after 8 p.m., police said. The victim told police he was punched and knocked unconscious.

A 26-year-old Madison woman and a male passenger were driving through the area, just seconds after the battery occurred, police said. They told police they saw the victim lying motionless in the street and the two suspects running away on Milwaukee Street.

Slim and a K-9 officer picked up the trail leading toward the East Transfer Point. Police then alerted Madison Metro drivers about the situation.

Burglary Suspect Arrested Thanks To Worthington Park Neighbor's Tip

Burglary Suspect Arrested Thanks To Worthington Park Neighbor's Tip

An alert citizen contacted Madison police Wednesday night after watching a burglar break into an apartment in the Worthington Park Neighborhood, according to the Madison Police Department.

The witness told police that the burglar, identified as Shyon E. Corner, 42, was using a crowbar to try and pry the door to the building open.

As officers approached, Corner left the area, but he was found in a nearby drug store parking lot, police said.

Police said they found a hacksaw and a crowbar in a backpack he was carrying. They said they found a bottle of vodka and a box cutter in his pockets.

Corner said he uses the tools to deal with discarded items he collects after finding them on the streets, and he denied burglarizing the apartment, which turned out to be an unoccupied residence, police said.

Corner was arrested on a burglary charge, police said.

Facebook Posts Leads To Street Fight, Police Say

Facebook Posts Leads To Street Fight, Police Say

Two adult women and three teenage girls were cited for disorderly conduct following a large street fight on the city's Far East Side on Monday night, Madison police said.

When officers arrived to Great Gray Drive around 10:55 p.m., they found 10 to 15 people engaged in a fight, police said.

Police said that people scattered when officers approached, leaving behind socks, rubber bands, hair ties, hair extensions and a claw hammer, all lying in the roadway.

Different versions of what happened were given, but one mother told police it started when insulting pictures and derogatory comments were posted on Facebook about a 13-year-old girl, police said.

 

Denny's Customer Prevents Robbery Suspect From Getting Away

Denny's Customer Prevents Robbery Suspect From Getting Away

A 21-year-old Rockford man, a waiter and a cashier each played a role in thwarting a robbery at the Denny's Restaurant on Monday night, according to the Madison Police Department.

Police said Kevin Simer, 44, of Madison, came into the restaurant on the 1700 block of Thierer Road at about 9 p.m. asking for change. He gave the cashier $2 and asked for quarters, but when the cashier opened the drawer, Simer reached in and grabbed a handful of cash, police said.

The woman closed the drawer on her fingers, then Simer pushed her and she screamed, according to the police report. A waiter heard the cries and tried to grab Simer, but his jacket ripped and Simer was able to get outside, the report said. They said the Rockford man followed Simer and tackled him, then the two got up and he tackled him again as police arrived.

Simer faces charges of strong-armed robbery and battery, police said.

Police said Simer was stealing money to pay for a cocaine habit.

Woman Robbed While Leaving Gas Station

Woman Robbed While Leaving Gas Station

A 27-year-old Madison woman said she was robbed at gunpoint after buying gas along East Washington Avenue on Thursday night.

Officers said the woman called police once she got home at about 11:20 p.m., about 20 minutes after the attack happened on the 3800 block of East Washington Avenue.

The woman told police she was driving away after getting gas when two men stopped her car, opened the car door, hit her in the face with a gun and pulled her out of the car, police said. One of the men rummaged through her purse, stealing her credit card and driver's license.

The woman said she was not injured.

Madison police said they urge any victims of crime to contact police immediately.

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

Police Find Link Between Far East Madison Burglaries

Police Find Link Between Far East Madison Burglaries

A home burglary Feb. 17 could be linked to a pair of burglaries Friday morning, according to the Madison Police Department.

Police officials said all of the burglaries were on Madison's Far East Side and in each case, the victims were asleep while the burglaries took place.

The Feb. 17 incident occurred at a home on Starker Avenue. In that case, a back door had been forced open and electronics and a purse were stolen. The burglars also took a 2001 foor-door Oldsmobile Alero with license plate plate No. 478HSA.

The victim's credit cards were recently used at a Monona business, police said. Images of the men were captured on surveillance photos.

In one of Friday's burglaries, a blue four-door, 2009 Dodge Caliber, with disabled Wisconsin plate No. 35416D, was stolen, police said.

Anyone that sees any of the men police believe are involved or either of the vehicles should call 911 immediately, police said.

Madison Police To Host Cyberbullying Seminar

Madison Police To Host Cyberbullying Seminar

The Madison Police Department has invited parents to join them for a conversation about cyberbullying.

The seminar will be held on Tuesday, March 8 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at Kennedy Elementary School on Madison's Far East Side.

Kennedy Elementary is located at 221 Meadowlark Drive.

Parents from across the district are welcomed to attend the informational seminar.