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Badgers Football Player Arrested In Fight Dismissed From Team

Badgers Football Player Arrested In Fight Dismissed From Team

A member of the Wisconsin Badgers football team, Jake Irwin, was arrested on two counts of disorderly conduct and two counts of battery for his role in a fight outside the Red Gym on Sept. 1, according to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department.

In addition, police said Abraham Thomas, 17, of Madison, had been held on a probation violation, but after further investigation, he now faces charges of substantial battery.

During the investigation, detectives learned that the incident was not unprovoked and was, in fact, the result of an argument that had happened on the Memorial Union Terrace earlier in the evening.

"At this point, this is not unprovoked like we initially thought. There was an altercation that had started, whether it was tempers that had flared, we're not quite sure what the ignition point was," said Sgt. Aaron Chapin, of the UW-Madison Police Department.

Iowa Man Among Those Arrested Following Fight On Campus

Iowa Man Among Those Arrested Following Fight On Campus

A man involved in a campus fight kicked out the window of a University Police squad car early Saturday morning, according to the Madison Police Department.

The incident occurred as a number of his friends were being arrested after a melee in the 600 block of University Avenue at about 2:20 a.m., police said.

Daniel A. Rodgers, 22, of Dubuque, Iowa, was grabbed by a Madison police officer as he was fighting with another man. Rodgers struggled and many of his friends interfered with officers' attempts to regain the peace, police said. They said it took half-dozen officers to bring Rodgers under control.

Still in a rage, he proceeded to smash the police car window, and continued to violently resist police and Dane County jail staff, according to the police report.

Rodgers told officers that he just was released from prison and that he hates police, police said.

2 Charged In Road Rage Incident

2 Charged In Road Rage Incident

A 25-year-old man trying to be courteous to an elderly woman crossing the street quickly became the victim of a road rage incident at the intersection of West Washington Avenue and Regent Street, according to the Madison Police Department.

Police said the man was waiting at the intersection at about 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday. He tried to back up his brand-new Nissan pickup truck, but the driver in the car behind him started honking the horn.

After the woman crossed, the car behind pulled up next to the truck. The man in the passenger seat asked the victim what the problem was, but instead of waiting for an answer, he threw a red-colored slushy in the driver's face. The sticky liquid drenched the driver and the much of the inside of the truck's cab, police said.

Man Steals Purse After Walking Victim Back To Her Car

Man Steals Purse After Walking Victim Back To Her Car

Chivalry quickly gave way to thievery early Thursday morning, according to the Madison Police Department.

A 21-year-old woman got a walk back to her car from a man she had met at a downtown nightclub at about 2 a.m., police said.

The car was parked near the intersection of West Washington Avenue and North Bedford Street. When the two got back to her car she sat in the driver seat and he sat in the passenger seat. A few minutes later he man grabbed her purse from the center console, got out of the car and ran away, police said.

The man is described as black, about 22 to 26 years old, about 5 feet 6 to 5 feet 8 inches tall, about 160 to 175 pounds with short hair. He was wearing white or khaki shorts and a light-colored T-shirt, police said.

Anyone with information about the theft is asked to call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.

Madison Reclassifies Some Crimes As Municipal Violations

Madison Reclassifies Some Crimes As Municipal Violations

Madison police said they hope a new way of handling certain crimes in the city will help streamline the process and free up important city and county services.

2 Arrested, 1 At Large After Downtown Home Invasion

2 Arrested, 1 At Large After Downtown Home Invasion

A 22-year-old man was kicked and beaten by three men during a home invasion on West Johnson Street Monday night, according to the Madison Police Department.

The victim and Peter L. Lorenz, 22, of Madison, were in a dispute over money at about 7:30, police said. Both were inside the victim's apartment, when two other associates of Lorenz  burst through the door.

The men battered the victim, police said. They were called after a concerned citizen heard pleas for help coming from the apartment and notified police.

The men left as officers arrived. Lorenz and Ander M. Saleh, 21, of Madison, were found and arrested on charges of substantial battery and burglary. Lorenz also faces a charge of strangulation. The third man remains at large.

The victim was taken to a hospital for body and head injuries, including a possible broken nose and temple, police said. Cash and a cellphone were taken during the robbery, police said.

Robber Flees After Being Spotted By Resident

Robber Flees After Being Spotted By Resident

A 20-year-old woman woke up early Sunday morning to the sounds of glass being scratched just outside of her East Gilman Street apartment.

Police said the woman could see a silhouette of a man at her door. She screamed and the man left, police said.

A responding officer found a section of glass on the apartment building's door cut out and removed. The officer said that no entry was made.

Anyone with information about the attempted robbery is asked to call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.