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Woman pepper sprayed Visions employees, spat blood in officer's eye, officials say

Woman pepper sprayed Visions employees, spat blood in officer's eye, officials say

A Madison woman was arrested outside Visions Nightclub after pepper spraying nightclub employees and spitting blood into an officer's eye, according to a release.

Madison police were dispatched to Visions Nightclub on Thursday night to reports of a disturbance, according to the release.

Officials said they could smell pepper spray inside Visions when they got to the scene around 1:30 a.m.

Officials said Brittaney M. Boyd, 25, was being held down after she allegedly used pepper spray against Visions' employees after she was mad about not being allowed into Visions when it was about to close for the night.

Boyd was yelling and screaming expletives at the officer as the officer tried to calm her down, according to the release.

As an officer was taking Boyd to a squad car she tried to kick the officer and successfully spat blood into the officer's eye, according to the release.

Madison's fireworks regulations tight

Madison's fireworks regulations tight

While fireworks may be the first thing to come to mind during the Fourth of July, Madison ordinance strictly prohibits certain kinds of pyrotechnics within its city limits.

Travis Knight, manager at Cornellier Fireworks Tent in Fitchburg, has been selling fireworks for nearly a decade and knows the rules when it comes to pyrotechnics in Madison.

"I've liked fireworks since I was a young boy, so it was just a natural fit," he said. "Now I'm older, and I still love fireworks."

Madison Fire Department spokeswoman Bernadette Galvez explained that nearly all fireworks are prohibited within city limits.

"It's illegal if it goes up in the air or has a fuse," Galvez said.

Only sparklers, snakes, caps and party poppers are allowed for use within Madison. Knight is required to sell his stock on the edge of town in neighboring suburbs, where firework regulations aren't as stringent.

Armed man robs convenience store

Armed man robs convenience store

Madison police are looking for an armed robber after an east side convenience store was held up Tuesday.

Police were called to the PDQ Food Store at 4402 E. Buckeye Rd. at 11:58 p.m. for a report of a robbery.

The robber displayed an older-model revolver-style handgun and demanded money from the clerk, according to police. The man fled the store with an undisclosed amount of money.

The robber is described as black, in his mid-40s, 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall, weighing 185-200 pounds, with black and gray hair, a gray goatee and wearing a gray sweatshirt with over-sized blue jeans.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Madison Police Department.

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Burglar flees golf course clubhouse empty-handed

A burglary attempt was interrupted when Madison police arrived at the scene of a golf course clubhouse Thursday morning.

Police were called to Bridges Golf Course & Restaurant at 2702 Shopko Drive at 1:20 a.m. in response to a burglar alarm.

Officers said they found a door to the club house pried open, but the burglar fled empty-handed.

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Dane County Sheriff's Office announces online protection event

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office will offer an internet safety presentation on protecting children to interested parents March 20.

According to a statement, the free event will focus on issues surrounding Facebook, cyber bulling and online predators.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children shows one in three teens have experienced online harassment, one of several statistics the statement highlighted.

The presentation will take place at the Westport Meeting Room at 5387 Mary Lake Rd. at 6 p.m.

Police say Stoughton man damaged property inside restaurant

Madison police arrested a Stoughton man who officers said was throwing tables and chairs around inside a mexican restaurant on the far east side.

Madison police responded to a burglar alarm at the restaurant at 3555 E. Washington Ave. about 3:45 a.m. Saturday and found the front door had been forced open, according to the report.

Officers said they could hear noises coming from the darkness, which sounded like things being thrown around.

Officers located Shane R. Reidle, 27, of Stoughton, in the restaurant, according to a Madison Police Department incident report.

Police said he had been throwing tables and chairs around. One table was broken and three others were turned upside down. Chairs were strewn about, a planter had been pulled down, and there were several broken saucers and glasses, according to the incident report.

When asked what he was doing, the suspect said, "I don't know," according to the incident report.

Police investigate 2 attempted pharmacy robberies

Police investigate 2 attempted pharmacy robberies

Police in Beloit and Madison are investigating attempted robberies at Walgreens pharmacies that authorities believe are connected.

Beloit Police officers responded shortly after 5 p.m. Wednesday to the Walgreens pharmacy at 1531 Madison Rd. for an attempted theft.

A man presented a note to a Walgreens employee requesting a quantity of OxyContin and oxycodone, and the employee notified the pharmacist, according to a Beloit Police Department news release.

While the pharmacist was calling for police assistance, the man left the store without obtaining any product, police said.

The man fled the area in a vehicle that had been parked near the J & S Pet Store.

This vehicle is described as a dark-colored, possibly black, full-size pickup truck, with a silver tool box in the bed behind the cab, police said.

Beloit police said the would-be robber is described as a white man, standing 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall with a medium build.