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2 men force way into home, steal cash, property

2 men force way into home, steal cash, property

Madison police are looking for information about a home invasion on the far east side early Wednesday morning.

Shortly after 5:30 a.m. Madison police officers responded to the 1300 block of South Thompson Drive for a report of a home invasion, according to a release.

Two unknown men forced their way into a home, and at least one handgun was shown during the robbery, police said. The two men stole cash and other personal property.

No one was injured in the incident, according to the release. The robbery remains under investigation.

Police said they do not have any description of the robbers, other than that one was wearing a mask.

East side pizza delivery man robbed at gunpoint

East side pizza delivery man robbed at gunpoint

An east side pizza delivery man said three men struck him with a handgun and pinned him against a wall before robbing him early Tuesday morning, according to Madison police.

Police said the incident happened around 1:20 a.m. Tuesday in the 4300 block of Nakoosa Trail.

According to police, the victim was delivering pizzas to an address on Nakoosa when he was approached by the three men.

Police said the men took off with the pizzas and an unknown amount of cash. Police said the victim went to the hospital to be treated for facial contusions and a laceration.

Police said the three men were last seen wearing dark-colored sweatshirts with hoods, and one of the men was possibly armed with a handgun. Anyone who has information about the incident is asked to call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at (608() 266-6014.

Madison Water Utility to start using Well 8 on east side

Madison Water Utility announced Friday crews will start pumping water from Well 8 into the distribution system on an as-needed basis.

The well has been in standby mode since mid-June, and its water has been tested regularly for safety and quality, officials said.

Well 8 is a seasonal well that is generally used in the hot, dry summer months to meet increased demand, according to a release. Not only was July dryer than normal, but two other wells in the area are out of service -- one for reconstruction and one for repair.

The well will be used for the next couple of weeks to help provide enough supply and fire protection for homes and businesses on the east side, officials said.

All-City Swim Meet breaks 50 pool, 21 all-city records

Organizers said Madison?s 53rd All-City Swim Meet this weekend will go down in the record books.

Swimmers at this year?s event broke several city records, but going beyond that it proved to the community why Madison is ranked seventh in the nation as one of the best swimming cities.

?We try to make it fun. We know if we make it fun then they are going to swim fast and they will swim even better, and that keeps kids swimming year after year after year, and that?s the goal of all-city,? said Sam Jekel, Seminole swim coach.

Jekel and his team of coaches from Seminole Swim Team swam in the All-City Swim Meet when they were growing up, and are now coaching their students in the competition. It?s a sense of accomplishment Jekel said is overwhelming.

Woman suspected of driving drunk with child in vehicle

Woman suspected of driving drunk with child in vehicle

A Madison woman had a child in her vehicle when she was arrested on suspicion of sixth-offense operating while intoxicated, according to a release from the Dane County Sheriff?s Office.

A deputy stopped a vehicle at Sinykin Circle at Stein Avenue in Madison at 12:01 a.m. Friday after someone reported a possible drunken driver.

Katrisa Sanneh, 34, refused field sobriety tests, according to the deputy. She was arrested on suspicion of sixth-offense OWI with a passenger under the age of 16 in the vehicle and a probation hold. She was also cited for operating while suspended.

Police: Credit union robber got into cab

Police: Credit union robber got into cab

Police said the man suspected of robbing an east Madison credit union Wednesday had gotten into a cab and was arrested about 45 minutes after the robbery.

The Madison Police Department said a man passed a note to a clerk at the Dane County Credit Union on East Washington Avenue around 4:40 p.m.

The robber then fled with an undisclosed amount of money. Credit union staff members were able to provide a good description of the robber, which was relayed to Madison Metro and local cab companies, a standard procedure, police said.

Police said a man matching the robber's description had gotten into a cab and was dropped off on the 4700 block of East Washington Avenue.

Michael Tomasetti, 45, of Rhinelander, was arrested after running out a back door, according to a news release.

Police said some of the stolen cash was in his pocket and some was tucked in the elastic band of his underpants.

Tomasetti was arrested on suspicion of robbery.

Committee chooses East Washington Ave. location for public market

After some passionate arguments for each option, Madison?s Local Food Committee unanimously recommended the city start a public market on the east side.

In a vote Tuesday night, committee members passed a resolution asking the council to move forward with the public market planning process on the site at East Washington Avenue and First Street.

Alder Marsha Rummel said market development would likely start with the city-owned fleet service garage behind the shopping center that faces East Washington Avenue.

?We spent 10 years planning, talking about food and all of the other synergies of the Capitol east district,? Rummel said. ?And it does take a long time to get these things in place so something like this then seems obvious.?