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Man Accused Of Lewd Behavior At East Towne Department Store

Man Accused Of Lewd Behavior At East Towne Department Store

It took three Madison police officers and a Taser to bring a 38-year-old man under control near East Towne Mall on Wednesday afternoon, police said.

Officers said they were called to the JCPenney's after Loren W. Pate, of Madison, was seen openly committing a lewd and lascivious act in the women's clothing area.

When officers arrived, Pate had left the store and was walking toward the 2100 block of Zeier Road, police said.

He was arrested following a struggle with officers, police said.

Police said store security provided video proof of the sexual act.

Pate faces charges of lewd and lascivious behavior and resisting an officer, police said.

Sun Prairie Mother Targeted In Road Rage Incident

Sun Prairie Mother Targeted In Road Rage Incident

A frightened Sun Prairie mother called for police Friday morning after a man dressed in camouflage pointed a rifle at her and her four children after a road rage incident, according to the Madison Police Department.

The victim said she was driving into Madison around 8:40 a.m. when she said she must have cut another driver off near the Windsor exit on Highway 51.

She said the next thing she knew, an older-model, blue or gray, four-door Honda sped up, got in front of her and slammed on the brakes in the 5000 block of East Washington Avenue, near High Crossing Boulevard.

She told police she passed the car on the left, but as she did, she could see the driver aiming a rifle at her while angrily mouthing words at her.

The woman said she did not recall cutting the man off. The man was descibed as a white man, about 30-years-old with a slender build. He was wearing military-style camouflage clothing.

Fraudulent Check Scam Uses Walmart Brand

Fraudulent Check Scam Uses Walmart Brand

A 27-year-old north side man was recently scammed out of $1,200 after wiring funds to a person in Ontario, Canada, according to the Madison Police Department.

The man received a letter in the mail that appeared to be from Walmart, police said. A $300 Walmart gift card was included with a check for $1,280 that was made out to the victim.

The letter directed the victim to take a phone survey on behalf of Money Gram International/Western Union.

The man called the number and was then directed to cash the check at the Nakoosa Trail Walmart on the city's far east side and send the Money Gram to a person by the name of "Lachelle Julien."

The woman said the gift card would be activated, but it never was, police said.

The man's bank told him the check he received that said it was from Walmart had bounced. He tried calling the survey number back but could never make another connection, police said.

Teen Mugged After Leaving Far East Bus Stop

Teen Mugged After Leaving Far East Bus Stop

A 19-year-old Madison man was mugged in the 700 block of North Thompson Drive Monday night by three men believed to be in their late teens or early 20s.

Madison police said the victim was followed after he got off a Madison Metro bus, struck in the back of the head and knocked to the ground.

When he tried to get back up, all three men started punching and kicking him, police said.

The victim had an iPod along with his coat, keys and money stolen in the mugging, police said.

The first man was described black, about 6 feet tall and 195 pounds. A second man was black, about 5 feet 10 inches tall and 155 pounds. He was bald and was wearing a black baseball cap with a straight brim and dark clothing. There was specific description of the third man.

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

Burglary Victim Tracks Down Stolen Video Games

Burglary Victim Tracks Down Stolen Video Games

A Madison man faces burglary charges after the victim tracked down her stolen items at a video game store, according to the Madison Police Department.

Micheal D. Cannon, 32, sold the items to the Preplayed store on East Washington Avenue, police said. The 23-year-old victim reported her games and game console stolen on Saturday afternoon. When she found her items at the store, she called police.

Police investigated and and arrested Cannon at his home without incident. Cannon told police he was given the items that he sold to the store.

Cannon was also arrested on an outstanding warrant for failing to pay child support.

1 Of 2 Retail Theft Suspects Arrested On Far East Side

1 Of 2 Retail Theft Suspects Arrested On Far East Side

One teenager is in custody, but another got away after loss prevention officers watched them steal more than $100 worth of clothing and electronics on Thursday afternoon, according to the Madison Police Department.

Mario F. Brown, 18, of Madison, and another teenager were observed on surveillance cameras stealing items from the Shopko Drive near Aberg Avenue on the city's far east side, police said.

The second suspect was last seen running across Aberg Avenue just after the theft at about 2 p.m., police said.

He was described as a black teenager between 16 and 18 years old. He was last seen wearing a black stocking cap and a black coat with red writing on the back.

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

4 Teens Arrested In Connection To Northeast Madison Disturbances

4 Teens Arrested In Connection To Northeast Madison Disturbances

Four Madison teenagers face charges following a series of fights on Wednesday on the city's north and east sides, according to the Madison Police Department.

Police said they were called to several disturbances on Wednesday afternoon and evening that in a couple of occasions escalated into physical fights.

The fights were linked to several feuding teenage girls, police said.

Altercations were reported in the 3000 block of East Washington Avenue., North Oak Street at Coolidge Street and the 4800 block of Commercial Avenue, police said.

A 16-year-old girl was cited on charges of battery and disorderly conduct.

Dashon A. Lewis, also known as "Pooh Daddy", 19, of Madison, Demetris C. Harding, also known as "Stankyman", 19, of Madison, and Nathena D. Smith, 17, of Madison, were cited on a charge of disorderly conduct.