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Madison Police Investigate Man's Death

 Madison Police Investigate Man's Death

Madison police are investigating after a 41-year-old man was found dead on the city's far East Side.

The man's body was found about 12 p.m. Tuesday the clearing behind the State Hygiene Lab, at Agriculture Drive and World Dairy Drive.

Police said the cause of death will be determined by the Dane County Coroner's Office.

Madison police said they don't believe there is a threat to the public.

The man's identity is being withheld pending notification of family.

Drunken Driver Pulled Over While Driving Purple Cadillac, Police Say

Drunken Driver Pulled Over While Driving Purple Cadillac, Police Say

A 41-year-old Madison man, pulled over on a sixth offense drunken driving charge, yelled obscenities while struggling with officers Sunday evening, according to the Madison Police Department.

The man was pulled over after weaving in and out of traffic on Atwood Avenue at about 7:15 p.m., police said.

They said the man, later identified as Steven D. Heimann, had three male passengers in the purple Cadillac he was driving.

In addition to the OWI charge, Heimann also faces charges of injuring an officer while resisting arrest, resisting arrest and bail jumping, police said.

Man Falls Asleep During Armed Robbery, Police Say

Man Falls Asleep During Armed Robbery, Police Say

A 36-year-old man, facing a slew of charges, was found asleep on a bus at the East Transfer Point on Madison's far east side Wednesday morning.

Madison police said Gerald R. Hopewell, of Madison, sold fake marijuana, which turned out to be oregano, to another man while at the South Transfer Point on Wednesday morning.

The two men then got on a Metro bus, police said. While traveling, Hopewell started to demand more money from the victim, police said. He then pointed the barrel of a handgun at the man he had just done business with. Luckily for the victim, Hopewell kept nodding off.

Hopewell soon passed out, allowing the victim to grab the cord to stop the bus, police said. He got off and called 911.

Police found Hopewell sound asleep at the East Transfer Point at about 8:30 a.m. Police said they found a .357 magnum handgun from the backpack of the sleeping criminal.

Police Seek Man In Connection To Child Enticement Investigation

Police Seek Man In Connection To Child Enticement Investigation

A 14-year-old girl said a man in a white van called out to her and made lewd remarks as she walking on Madison's far east side, according to the Madison Police Department.

The incident occurred at about 2:45 p.m. on Tuesday in the 600 block of Cottage Grove Road.

Police said the man was originally parked in a gas station parking lot. They said he drove slowly, following the girl with his left hand out the window. The man was mumbling as he kept pace with the girl, police said.

The girl was able to duck away from the sidewalk and get help at the YMCA, police said.

The man is described is white and about late 30s to early 40s with short hair, police said. He was wearing a white T-shirt and driving a white, cargo-style van with tinted back windows and some rust.

Battery Victim Refuses To File Complaint

Battery Victim Refuses To File Complaint

A man who was struck with a chair and a barbeque grill refused to file a complaint against his attacker, according to the Madison Police Department.

Officers were called to a 911 hang-up call at an apartment in the 300 block of Rethke Avenue at about 1 a.m. Wednesday. 

They said they found the victim outside of his apartment building, but he was uncooperative.

The 19-year-old was taken to a local hospital where he was treated for a cut on his head and other injuries, police said.

Mailbox Destroyed On City's Far East Side

Mailbox Destroyed On City's Far East Side

Police are looking for two men suspected off blowing up a mailbox in a far east Madison neighborhood Monday night, according to the Madison Police Department.

Officers said the explosion occurred at about 10:30 p.m. on the 700 block of Mayfair Avenue.

Immediately after the explosion, a white, boxy-style, conversion van that had faulty tail lights was seen driving from the area with two men inside. The men were described as white, about 40 to 49 years old and one had short hair, police said.

Police said a second explosive device was found in a nearby mailbox, but it was rendered safe by the Dane County Bomb Squad.

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

Middleton Woman Arrested On OWI, Drug Charges

Middleton Woman Arrested On OWI, Drug Charges

A 25-year-old Middleton woman was arrested Monday night on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence after witnesses said she went unconscious behind the wheel while driving a pickup truck, according to the Madison Police Department.

Police said the truck, driven by Kristine M. Kapica-Morris, veered off of the road and into a curb in the 800 block of North Stoughton Road at about 11 p.m.

The officer said heroin and cocaine were found in the cab, as well as syringes and other drug paraphernalia

Kapica-Morris was taken to the Dane County Jail, where she also faces charges of possession of heroin and cocaine and a probation violation, police said.