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Police: Woman lied about Conklin Place mugging

Police: Woman lied about Conklin Place mugging

Police said a woman who'd reported being robbed last month in downtown Madison told officers she made up the story. 

Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said Thursday morning the 19-year-old woman who claimed four men stole her cash and cellphone on Jan. 10 admitted to police the crime never happened. 

The woman had initially told police that men stole her iPhone and money as she was walking on the 500 block of Conklin Place at about 11 p.m.

DeSpain said the police department spent the past month investigating the reported robbery and found "serious inconsistencies" in the woman's statements. She then admitted to investigators she lied.

It was not immediately clear why the woman lied about the mugging or whether she would be charged with a crime. 

Robbers assault man outside party, steal cellphone, police say

Robbers assault man outside party, steal cellphone, police say

Police said a Madison man was assaulted and robbed early Sunday in downtown Madison. 

The Madison Police Department said a 21-year-old was in the hallway of an apartment building on the 500 block of University Avenue at 1 a.m. 

The victim told police he was just outside an apartment where a party was taking place when three men approached him. One man punched him and the victim fell to the ground.

The attackers demanded money but he didn't give them any, police said. The victim's cellphone fell out of his pocket during the assault and the attackers fled with it. 

Police said the victim reported the robbery Monday night. 

The report did not include a description of the robbers. 

Clerk pulls bike from pedaling thief, police say

Clerk pulls bike from pedaling thief, police say

Police said a bike store clerk was able to pull a bike out from under a thief as he attempted to pedal away from a downtown Madison shop. 

The Madison Police Department said 51-year-old Kip Kulman told the Budget Bicycles clerk he was browsing Monday at 4:30 p.m. 

The 32-year-old clerk told police Kulman grabbed a $590 Raleigh bicycle and headed out of the shop. The clerk chased Kulman and was able to pull the bike out from under the suspected thief as he tried to pedal off. 

An officer spotted Kulman walking on a bike path near Orchard Street and arrested him on suspicion of retail theft. 

Police said Kulman does not have a permanent home address. 

 

Police: Man breaks window, says he mistakenly entered N. Breese Terrace home

Police: Man breaks window, says he mistakenly entered N. Breese Terrace home

A man broke a window to enter a downtown home early Wednesday and took alcohol from a basement refrigerator, police said.

The Madison Police Department said residents of a house on North Breese Terrace were sleeping at about 3:50 a.m. when they woke to the sound of breaking glass and called police.

Officers arrived to find a man in the basement taking a bottle of alcohol out of the fridge. According to the report, the 22-year-old man told police he was in Madison visiting friends but had become separated from them while out celebrating. He told police he thought the North Breese Terrace home was his friend's.

Police charged the Tennessee man with trespassing and damage to property. 

Man charged with traveling to Canada for sex with minor

Man charged with traveling to Canada for sex with minor

A Madison man is accused of traveling to Canada to take pornographic photos or video of a minor.

The Western District of Wisconsin U.S. Attorney's Office said Dylan Jordan, 22, was indicted Wednesday on suspicion of traveling from Madison to Canada on Aug. 6 to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor.

According to a news release, the indictment also accuses Jordan of using a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct to produce child pornography with a cellphone.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said Jordan has been in custody in Vancouver, British Columbia, since his arrest by Canadian authorities on Aug. 8. He will be returned to the United States to face charges after his pending case in Canada is resolved.

If convicted, Jordan would face a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison on each of the travel charges, and 15-30 years for the production of child pornography.

Man may have suffered broken nose in fight

Man may have suffered broken nose in fight

Two Madison men were attacked early Sunday morning by men they had an altercation with earlier in the night, officials said.

The men told police they were punched multiple times in the face by two other men in the 100 block of East Mifflin Street around 2:20 a.m.

Officials said one of the men was taken to a hospital with a possible broken nose.

Police found and arrested one of the attackers, Christian Moller, 25, of Madison, on two counts of battery.

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Man robbed at knife-point near West Washington Ave.

Man robbed at knife-point near West Washington Ave.

A Madison man was robbed at knife-point around near West Washington Avenue and Regent Street in downtown Madison Wednesday evening.

According to an alert sent out by University of Wisconsin police, around 6 p.m. a man walking on the bike path was stopped by another man who told him to give him his money.

The attacker displayed a knife and the man gave over an undisclosed amount of money.

According to Madison Police, the robber is described as a white man in his 20s, 6 feet tall, wearing a windbreaker jacket, blue jeans and a dark knit stocking cap.

The victim was not hurt in the robbery.

UWPD encouraged students and staff if they are ever involved in an armed robbery to turn over money, not to resist.

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