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Police: Man licks woman's face, cuts another with object

Police: Man licks woman's face, cuts another with object

Police said a homeless man was arrested Wednesday for a series of disturbances including licking a woman's face downtown.

The Madison Police Department said 51-year-old Herbert G. Wilkins was intoxicated and shirtless when he licked the face of a 59-year-old Madison woman. The woman uses a cane and told police that Wilkins, who she is acquainted with, also pushed her to the ground.

Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said that in a separate confrontation Wednesday night, Wilkins punched a 53-year-old homeless man twice in the face and cut his finger with a shiny object. 

The 53-year-old told police Wilkins stole his bicycle, which was later recovered, according to the report.

DeSpain said the suspected crimes took place at Peace Park on State Street, where an "eclectic group of people often congregate."

"It is an area that receives a lot of attention from the MPD," he said.

Woman finds pants-less man in parked car, police say

Woman finds pants-less man in parked car, police say

Police said a man was arrested after he was found in another person's car in downtown Madison nude from the waist down. 

Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said a 27-year-old Verona woman was returning to her car Monday at about 11:33 p.m. and found a stranger in the front seat.

A 28-year-old man from Pleasant Prairie was in the parked car on West Gorham Street clad only in a T-shirt, according to the report.

Officers had responded to a report of a man checking door handles in the lot, police said. When the man got inside the woman's car, the witness saw him take off his trousers and recline the seat.

Pedestrian beaten by 3 in SUV that did not yield at intersection

Pedestrian beaten by 3 in SUV that did not yield at intersection

A 29-year-old pedestrian was beaten on University Avenue by three men after he hit the hood of their vehicle for not yielding to pedestrians, Madison police said.

The 29-year-old was crossing the intersection of University Avenue and West Gilman Street around 12 a.m. Saturday morning when a white SUV cut him off, according to a release. When he hit the hood of the vehicle for not yielding to him, three men exited the SUV and started beating him.

The three men suspected in the beating, Kevin D. Robinson, Raleigh D. Thomas and Dujuan S. Robinson, were found by police and arrested on substantial battery charges, officials said. Dujuan Robinson was also arrested on charges of possession of cocaine with the intent to deliver.

The 29-year-old suffered a broken nose, according to the release.

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Witness reports thief breaking into parked car on Livingston St.

Witness reports thief breaking into parked car on Livingston St.

Police say a Madison man was arrested after he stole something from a vehicle parked downtown.

The Madison Police Department said it received a report Monday of a man breaking into a vehicle at about 6 a.m. An item was taken from the car on the 200 block of North Livingston Street.

The witness gave police a description of the man and said the thief had fled on foot.

Police said 31-year-old Johnnie L. McGahee was stopped a short time later and arrested.

Man reports he was stabbed by drinking buddy

Man reports he was stabbed by drinking buddy

Police said a 26-year-old Madison man suffered injuries Monday when a drinking buddy attacked him with a knife.

The Madison Police Department said the 26-year-old showed up at a hospital Monday morning with minor stab wounds to an arm and leg. Police were notified, and he told officers he was injured during a fight on State Street just before 2 a.m. on Monday.

The victim told police he got into a dispute with a man he had befriended and drank with that night. He told police they were outside, in the 600 block of State Street, when the man pulled a knife and began swinging it. According to the report, the man who was stabbed did not contact police initially because he did not believe his wounds to be serious.

Police were called around the time of the altercation after an uninvolved witness called 911. The concerned citizen did not see anyone get stabbed but had seen a disturbance and a man armed with a knife.

Pepper spray incident clears dozens from hotel ballroom

Pepper spray incident clears dozens from hotel ballroom

Police said more than 100 people were evacuated from a downtown Madison business early Saturday after chemical irritant was sprayed in the a part of the building.

The Madison Police Department said officers responded to a report of a disturbance at Hotel Red on Monroe Street at about 12:48 a.m.

Hotel staff told police someone had sprayed pepper spray at a music venue in a hotel ballroom.

The incident forced the evacuation of the event attendees, which was more than 100 people, according to the report.

Police said no one was injured.

MPD: Strangers help save woman suffering medical emergency

MPD: Strangers help save woman suffering medical emergency

Police praised two Madisonians for their efforts in saving a woman who was having a medical emergency Tuesday morning. 

The Madison Police Department said the Good Samaritans just happened to be walking -- separately -- near the Capitol Square when they heard a woman call out for help at about 9:10 a.m. The 64-year-old woman, of Madison, believed she was having a heart attack.

Police spokesman Joel DeSpain said a 38-year-old man ran across West Main Street and caught the woman as she fell, preventing her head from striking the sidewalk. A 53-year-old man also came to the woman's side and called 911.