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Police Investigate Strong-Armed Robbery

Police Investigate Strong-Armed Robbery

A 27-year-old downtown resident called police after he became the victim of a strong-armed robbery that took place around 2:30 a.m. on Sunday.

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Madison police said the victim was walking near the corner of W. Main Street and Bassett Street when a man suddenly appeared and knocked the victim's iPhone from his hand.

License Plates On Cars Damaged Downtown Last Week

License Plates On Cars Damaged Downtown Last Week

Madison police were called to the 500 block of West Main Street early Wednesday morning for report of damaged property.

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Police said they were called at about 1:20 a.m. When they arrived, they found at least a dozen parked vehicles with license plates torn or ripped off from the vehicles. 

Anyone with information about who was responsible for the damage is asked to call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.

Red Light-Runner Faces 4th Drunken Driving Charge

Red Light-Runner Faces 4th Drunken Driving Charge

A man who ran a red light downtown early Friday morning faces his fourth drunken driving charge, according to the Madison Police Department.

Police said the driver, Bradley D. Thompson, 23, of Madison, was pulled over on West Gorham Street. The officer said he could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. A partially consumed bottle of alcohol and what appeared to be marijuana was found inside the vehicle.

Thompson faces charges of fourth offense operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicant or other drugs, resisting or obstructing an officer and a probation hold.

3 Men Attack Man Walking Downtown With Girlfriend

3 Men Attack Man Walking Downtown With Girlfriend

A 21-year-old downtown resident said he was struck in the head with a bottle, then punched and kicked multiple times during an attack on N. Broom Street early Friday morning.

The victim said he was walking with his girlfriend when three men appeared. He told police that the men said nothing, and stole nothing. They just battered him and left.

During the fracas he fell to the ground and cut his arm on broken glass from the bottle which had broken. As he was being assaulted, his girlfriend ran to call for help, police said.

Police said they were not called until a couple of hours after the crime, when the victim was at an area hospital.

The victim received several sutures to close the cut to his arm. He told an officer he is not aware of anyone who would want to harm him.

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

Man Faces Battery Charge After Incident Involving Guardian Angels

Man Faces Battery Charge After Incident Involving Guardian Angels

A 33-year-old man faces battery and disorderly conduct charges after getting into a fight with members of the Guardian Angels who had stepped in to stop a fight on the 500 block of State Street early Sunday morning.

Police said Ralph K. Cohen, of Madison, was involved in a fight with two men outside of a bar. According to members of a Guardian Angels safety patrol, they saw the fight and escorted Cohen to the other side of the street.

Once to the other side, the man began verbally abusing the Guardian Angels, which he then followed up by throwing punches, police said.

Several Guardian Angels took the suspect to the ground and held him until police arrived, police said.

Cohen told the arresting officer he was drunk and didn’t know what happened, but that he ended up with a bunch of Guardian Angels on top of him.

Tax-Relate Crime Trend Targets Madison Residents

Tax-Relate Crime Trend Targets Madison Residents

At least six Madisonians have learned their Social Security numbers have been stolen and that someone else has filed tax returns in their names, according to the Madison Police Department.

Police Investigate Downtown Mugging

Police Investigate Downtown Mugging

A woman walking in the 100 block of South Bedford Street was mugged on Wednesday night, according to the Madison Police Department.

Police said the woman reported the crime, which occurred at about 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, on Thursday morning after the urging of her boyfriend.

The 19-year-old victim told police that a man grabbed her from behind and threw her to the ground. She said he put two fingers in her mouth, so she could not yell, and demanded money.

The woman gave the man her cash and he left, police said. She was not hurt, but her neck was a little sore, police said.

The black man was wearing a mask with a zipper over his face, police said.

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