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Man involved in crash throws things at, threatens police

A Sun Prairie man was arrested after throwing things at and threatening Madison police officers who responded to a crash he was involved in, officials said.

Madison police officers responded to the area of East Washington Avenue and East Springs Drive around 11:50 p.m. Sunday for reports of a crash, according to a release. Officers found a vehicle with extensive damage, and an orange construction barrel was also down.

Police believe alcohol was a contributing factor in causing the driver, Evan Jensen, 21, to scream at and threaten officers who responded to the crash.

When officers tried to check on Jensen?s welfare he told them he hated police and said they needed to get away from him, according to the release. Jensen started violently throwing things and punching the car as police approached him.

Apartment fire causes estimated $35K in damage

A fire in a four-unit apartment building caused an estimated $35,000 in damage to one unit, but the other three unites were not damaged, officials said.

Firefighters were dispatched to the 5000 block of Camden Road around 1:45 p.m. Thursday after a resident in the apartment building saw smoke coming from a first floor apartment, according to a release.

Heavy black smoke was coming from the front window of the apartment when crews arrived, and firefighters had the fire out a couple minutes later, officials said.

The fire was contained to the room it started in, and there was smoke and heat damage to the front room of the apartment, according to the release. Residents of the apartment were not home when the fire started.

Investigators are still determining the cause of the fire.

Woman uses fake name, moves into rental despite landlord changing locks

A 37-year-old who allegedly unlawfully took up residence in an east side residence moved in with the help of a locksmith, Madison police said.

A 62-year-old woman called police to the 10 block of Katherine Court Wednesday around 2:55 p.m. for a dispute she was having with a person who had previously been a prospective tenant, according to a release. She told police that she set up a rental agreement with a woman named Tracie Wollengeurg.

The landlord told police the check she got from the prospective tenant did not clear the bank, and she believed the prospective tenant?s real name was different from the name she was given on their rental agreement, police said. She contacted the prospective tenant, whose name is actually Tracie Robinson, 37, and told her she would not be renting the residence to her.

Bridget Maniaci announces run for Madison mayor

Former Madison city alder Bridget Maniaci said Wednesday she's officially in the race for the mayor of Madison.

The 30-year-old served four years on the Madison Common Council representing the 2nd District which includes the east side of the isthmus. She served a year in the Mayor's Office in 2006 and 2007 under Dave Cieslewicz while attending the University of Wisconsin.

"I'm ready. I'm fired up. I took a year off to really make sure that I had everything I needed to come back and really be in a position to run the city. I'm passionate about this. I've had four years on the council, a year working in the mayor's office, I've seen the day-to-day of the job, and I want to keep doing this," Maniaci said.

In her campaign announcement, she cited her work as an alder on tenants' rights, building inspection improvement and citizen voting access.

Madison facility, 3 others to be affected by USPS consolidation

The U.S. Postal Service plans to consolidate processes at four Wisconsin distribution centers, including one in Madison.

The Madison facility is on a consolidation list posted on the Post Office website. A letter to customers posted on the USPS website states the consolidation of 82 facilities nationwide will begin in January 2015 and be completed the following fall. USPS expects 15,000 employees to be affected.

USPS expects the consolidation will generate an additional $750 million in annual savings.

At this time it is unclear if some or all of the operations at the Madison facility will be affected, Sean Hargadon, with USPS corporate communications, said in an email.

Man's leg run over by SUV in disturbance outside nightclub

Man's leg run over by SUV in disturbance outside nightclub

A 34-year-old's leg was run over by an SUV after a group of men attacked him outside an east side nightclub early Saturday morning, Madison police said.

Officers responded to the 3700 block of East Washington Avenue around 2:10 a.m. for reports of a significant disturbance where a man was reported to be bleeding after an assault, according to a release.

A 34-year-old man and his wife had gone to a nightclub and came into contact with Juan F. Serate-Trampal, 38, of Madison, police said. Based on the hostile nature of the encounter, the bar staff separated the party and Serate-Trampal left the area.

The 34-year-old and several other people started walking to their vehicle when several men exited an SUV and attacked him, according to the release. The 34-year-old fell to the ground, and as he attempted to get up the SUV ran over his leg and then fled the scene.

2 arrested for convenience store robbery

Two men were arrested during an investigation into the armed robbery of a convenience store in April.

The Dane County Sheriff's Office said Corin J. Cramer, 39, of Tomah, and Adrian S. Collins, 40, of DeForest, were arrested May 21 at Collins' home on County Road B in DeForest after investigators learned the two were working together.

On April 15, two clerks at the TA Travel Center at 5901 U.S. Highway 51 in the town of Burke told deputies a gloved and masked man entered the store at 3:50 a.m., displayed a handgun and demanded money before fleeing to a truck waiting outside with another man driving.

Detectives believed the truck was the same truck stolen from a town of Windsor resident. The truck was recovered and returned to the owner.

Deputies said they found evidence connected to the robbery and evidence of drug trafficking when making the arrests.