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Woman Attacked On West Johnson Street On Saturday Night

Woman Attacked On West Johnson Street On Saturday Night

A 23-year-old downtown resident said she was punched, knocked to the ground and kicked Saturday evening, according to the Madison Police Department.

The victim said the incident occurred at about 7 p.m. in the 400 block of West Johnson Street.

She told police that she was not seriously injured and that she could not describe what her attacker looked like. 

Anyone with information about the incident or who might have seen the attack take place is asked to call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.

1 Arrested On Drug Charge During Panhandling Sting

1 Arrested On Drug Charge During Panhandling Sting

During a surveillance operation that was designed to crack down on loitering and panhandling complaints on Mifflin Street, police said they stumbled upon a drug deal.

Madison police said the operation on the 400 block of West Mifflin Street was conducted at about 9 p.m. on Feb. 3.

An officer noticed a man, later identified as Bret Thompson, 53, standing in the area on a night in which the wind chill was about 25 degrees, police said. The officer saw Thompson contact the driver of a Cadillac, who was later identified as Edward Bartlett, 22.

Police said they contacted the men and found about nine grams of crack cocaine and more than $4,600.

Barlett faces charges of possession with intent to deliver cocaine, possession of marijuana, unlawful trespassing and operating while revoked, police said.

Thompson was cited on a charge of unlawful trespassing.

Subject Accused Of Driving Stolen Vehicle

Subject Accused Of Driving Stolen Vehicle

A 21-year-old man is accused of driving a stolen vehicle, according to the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

Police said Jermaal D. Maymon, of Madison, was pulled over at about 12 p.m Thursday on West Dayton Street near Lake Street after the officer recognized the vehicle as one that had been reported stolen

Maymon faces a charge of operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent and operating a motor vehicle without a valid driver's license, police said.

The 15-year-old passenger in the car was released to his mother, police said.

The vehicle was turned over to police and will be returned to its owner, police said.

 

UW Student Injured In Strong-Armed Robbery

UW Student Injured In Strong-Armed Robbery

A 20-year-old University of Wisconsin-Madison student contacted the Madison police Wednesday afternoon wanting to report a strong-armed robbery that occurred around 2:30 a.m. Sunday morning.

The victim said he was walking on North Broom Street, just south of State Street, when he was blindsided with a blow to the head. The man told police he thought he was punched, but he said he was definitely knocked to the ground.

While on his belly, he said one robber held him down with a forearm to the back, while a second took money from his pocket.

Police said the victim saw the men run north on Broom Street.

The victim went to see a doctor the next day and he suffered facial fractures during the attack, police said.

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

Man Tells Police He's Punched In Face By Stranger

Man Tells Police He's Punched In Face By Stranger

A 28-year-old Madison man told police he was walking on East Dayton Street near Wisconsin Avenue on Friday afternoon when a stranger punched him in the face for no apparent reason.

Police said during the incident, which occurred at about 4:15 p.m., the victim's $400 eyeglasses were broken. He also suffered a bloody nose and a swollen eye, police said.

The man who punched the victim is described as black, between the ages of 20 and 40 years old, about 5 feet 8 inches to 6 feet tall, about 170 to 200 pounds, and he was scruffy-looking, police said. They said he was wearing a blue or black backpack.

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

Edgerton Man Faces OWI Charge After Being Pulled Over In Downtown Madison

Edgerton Man Faces OWI Charge After Being Pulled Over In Downtown Madison

An Edgerton man was arrested on a fourth offense drunken driving charge after an officer spotted him driving the wrong way on North Broom Street at about 1:50 a.m. on Friday, according to the Madison Police Department.

The officer said the driver, Phillip Collas, 50, said he did not know why he was being pulled over.

The officer told him that he was going the wrong way down a one-way street.

Collas also had an open can of beer in his car, police said.

Collas told police that he had been drinking at a downtown bar and was on his way home to Rock County.

Altercation Between Roommates Leads To Battery Charges

Altercation Between Roommates Leads To Battery Charges

A 22-year-old Madison man faces substantial battery charges after pushing and punching his roommate on Dec. 21 after he realized that the victim had unplugged his stereo equipment, according to the Madison Police Department.

Police said the victim, who was also 22 years old, was trying to get some sleep during finals week, so he unplugged the speakers of Clifton Grefe at their North Lake Street residence.

The victim told police that he had gone through a previous experience of loud music being played at rather obnoxious levels by Grefe, and did not want to deal with that issue at this important test taking time of the year.

When Grefe realized that the system components had been unplugged, he confronted the victim. The victim went to the University of Wisconsin Hospital where he was treated for his injuries, police said.