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Hiestand Park meeting leads to armed robbery, police say

Hiestand Park meeting leads to armed robbery, police say

Police said an east-side man's stolen electronics were recovered and a Madison teen was arrested after a robbery late Tuesday.

The Madison Police Department said a Cottage Grove K-9 team helped officers track down an armed robbery suspect at about 11:22 p.m.

Terry J. Jennings Jr., 19, was found hiding inside a shed behind a home on Milo Lane in an east side neighborhood, police said. A duffel bag containing property stolen during the holdup was recovered.

It all started when the victim, a 34-year-old man, met two teens at Hiestand Park, 4302 Milwaukee St., according to the report. He invited them back to his home on the 4600 block of Stein Avenue to socialize. The victim told police the teens pulled a knife on him and robbed him, taking his laptop, camera and cellphone.

A second suspect has not yet been positively identified, police said.

Jennings was charged with armed robbery, party to a crime and disorderly conduct while armed.

Naked man spotted at Olbrich Gardens

Naked man spotted at Olbrich Gardens

A Stoughton woman and her 2-year-old daughter came across a naked man at Olbrich Gardens who was later arrested, according to Madison police.

The 31-year-old woman told police she was pushing her daughter in a stroller Tuesday afternoon when the man appeared. She said she found park employees who confronted the man, who was then clothed, and told him to leave.

Police said the man was yelling, singing loudly and saying things like, "I'm living my life" and "enjoying nature."

Albert D. Love, 25, was arrested for lewd and lascivious behavior and two counts of disorderly conduct.

Police: 15-year-old arrested in August sexual assault

Police: 15-year-old arrested in August sexual assault

Madison Police have arrested a 15-year-old male in connection with a sexual assault on August 4.

According to a report, police arrested the teenager for first degree sexual assault. He was taken in for questioning and will be brought to the Juvenile Reception Center.

Police said he may be charged as an adult.

Madison police said the attack happened at 11 p.m. in the 2200 block of Winnebago Street as the 23-year-old victim was running in the area.

The victim suffered head injuries and was taken to a hospital.

Police credit tipsters with helping them track down the boy.

"Our victim in this case had the presence of mind to provide enough to provide enough of a description to us that we were able to generate a sketch, and after we put that sketch out we did get a number of tips," said Joel DeSpain, Madison Police Public Information officer.

Teens stop by, woman's wallet goes missing, police say

Two teenagers were arrested after walking into a home during the day on Thursday, according to police.

Timothy I. McKnight,17, and Keshawn J. Redus, 18, both of Madison, were arrested for trespassing after they walked into a home on North Marquette Street. The couple that owned the home were present when the teens stopped by, police said..

According to a report, McKnight and Redus claimed to be looking for the couple's son. When they left, the wife in the home realized her wallet was missing. 

Officers caught the two on the 3700 block of East Washington Avenue after one of the teenagers ran. The wallet was not recovered.

Both McKnight and Redus were cited for unlawful trespassing. The one who ran was also given an obstruction citation.

Community, department say goodbye to police chief

Community, department say goodbye to police chief

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A retirement ceremony was held Thursday night for outgoing Madison Police Chief Noble Wray.

Wray served the MPD for the last 29 years, the last nine of them as chief. He started with the department as a patrol officer on the south side.

Around 200 people were on hand at the new training center on the east side where everyone in attendance had a chance to shake his hand and give him a hug.

Wray's wife said their family gave him to the city 29 years ago, but the commitment increased when he became chief.

"I really gave him to you nine years ago, but me and his family are so glad we're getting him back," said Michelle Wray.

"When you take the oath of office to serve a community, your family takes the oath as well. It's a tireless, demanding job," said Wray.

Clerk beaten during gas station robbery

Clerk beaten during gas station robbery

A clerk was punched several times in the head during the robbery of a gas station Sunday morning, according to Madison police.

The 28-year-old victim told police the robber jumped the counter at the BP station at 4222 E. Washington Ave. at about 5 a.m. and ordered her to open the cash register.

The woman was struck in the head as she went to open the cash register, according to police.

The victim said the man didn't display a weapon but had a hand in a pocket making her think he might be armed.

The victim was not seriously injured.

The robber is described as black, in his mid-30s, 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 210 pounds with a slightly heavy build. He was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, baggy black jeans, black shoes and a black baseball cap.

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Bail set for man who allegedly stabbed girlfriend

Bail set for man who allegedly stabbed girlfriend

A man Madison police say stabbed his girlfriend at an east side home appeared in Dane County court for a bail hearing Tuesday.

Prosecutors requested $500,000 bail for Eric Prunn but instead it was set at $300,000. It is not clear when the 40-year-old could be charged.

Police arrested Prunn for allegedly stabbing a woman in her early 30s multiple times. He is tentatively charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide.