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Man charged with traveling to Canada for sex with minor

Man charged with traveling to Canada for sex with minor

A Madison man is accused of traveling to Canada to take pornographic photos or video of a minor.

The Western District of Wisconsin U.S. Attorney's Office said Dylan Jordan, 22, was indicted Wednesday on suspicion of traveling from Madison to Canada on Aug. 6 to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor.

According to a news release, the indictment also accuses Jordan of using a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct to produce child pornography with a cellphone.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said Jordan has been in custody in Vancouver, British Columbia, since his arrest by Canadian authorities on Aug. 8. He will be returned to the United States to face charges after his pending case in Canada is resolved.

If convicted, Jordan would face a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison on each of the travel charges, and 15-30 years for the production of child pornography.

Police: Driver near Olbrich Park gets 6th drunken-driving charge

Police: Driver near Olbrich Park gets 6th drunken-driving charge

A Madison man police said was driving Friday near Olbrich Park received his sixth drunken-driving charge.

Madison police said Frank L. Gnat was pulled over for a traffic stop on the 3400 block of Atwood Avenue at 5:57 p.m.

Officers said the 52-year-old was found to be intoxicated and arrested him on suspicion of a sixth-offense operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

$500 weed trimmer taken from landscaping truck

$500 weed trimmer taken from landscaping truck

A report of a theft of a $500 landscaping tool from a company's truck resulted in an arrest Wednesday morning, police said.

The Madison Police Department said a city of Madison Parks department employee told police he witnessed a $500 power weed trimmer being stolen from a crew’s truck on the 3000 block of Darbo Drive at 9:16 a.m. The city worker followed the getaway car and provided police with updates on the vehicle’s direction of travel.

Police said officers arrested Chad E. Grossman, 35, after he took a power weed trimmer to an east side pawn store. Grossman is charged with receiving stolen property.

According to the report, Grossman has pawned many items in recent months including tools, electronics, jewelry and musical instruments.

Federal judge grants racist serial killer's stay of execution

Federal judge grants racist serial killer's stay of execution

A federal judge in Missouri has given a stay of execution to white supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin who was also convicted in a Madison double murder.

U.S. District Court Judge Nanette Laughrey ruled late Tuesday afternoon that a lawsuit filed by Franklin and 20 other death-row inmates challenging Missouri's execution protocol must first be resolved.

The 63-year-old inmate was scheduled to die at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday for killing 42-year-old Gerald Gordon in a sniper attack outside a suburban St. Louis synagogue in 1977. He has also been convicted of seven other murders in four other states and has claimed responsibility for up to 20 killings.

The Missouri Supreme Court denied appeals on his behalf earlier Tuesday afternoon.

Robber steals pain-killing patches, arrested at nearby gas station

Robber steals pain-killing patches, arrested at nearby gas station

Police arrested the man who allegedly stole pain-killing patches and cash from a Walgreens on Madison's east side Tuesday morning.

Benjamin D. Zaemisch, 27, passed a note at a Madison Walgreens Tuesday morning and robbed the store of cash and pain-killing patches, police said.

A weapon was implied but not seen.

Police were called to the Walgreens on 3710 E. Washington Ave. at 8:50 a.m., and they used a dog to track the robber.

An officer saw Zaemisch in the 4800 block of East Washington Avenue a little later in the morning, according to a release. He took off running and jumped into a car at a nearby gas station.

The vehicle's owner was pumping gas, and Zaemisch tried to drive off, but the keys were not in the ignition, police said. Officers arrested him at the gas station.

Zaemisch was arrested on charges of robbery and other tentative charges.

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Hunters asked to look for man missing after shooting

Hunters asked to look for man missing after shooting

Madison police are asking hunters to be aware of an ongoing search for a man involved in a shooting on the city's east side.

Officers were called to Olbrich Park on Atwood Avenue on Nov. 3 at 8:26 p.m. for a domestic incident. Police said Henry Pullett, 64, fired a gun at a 68-year-old woman after saying he was going to kill himself. He fled the scene, and the woman was uninjured.

Anyone with information about Pullett's whereabouts is asked to call 911.

He was last known to be driving a blue 2006 Hyundai Sonata with a Minnesota license plate reading 575LDK.

Police said there is ongoing concern for Pullett's welfare.

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Man robbed after getting ride home from strip club

Man robbed after getting ride home from strip club

A west side man had his wallet stolen from him early Saturday morning after he accepted a ride home from three people from an east side strip club, according to Madison police.

The incident happened just after 3 a.m. Saturday in the 2000 block of Winnebago Street.

According to police, the victim had gone to Visions on the east side, and was going to call a cab to get a ride home, but his cell phone was dead.

Instead, he accepted an offer to get a ride home from three other people. However, instead of taking him home, they drove to the Atwood neighborhood, stole his wallet, and pushed him out of the car.

The car drove away, and the victim ended up calling police from a convenience store on Winnebago Street.