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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.

Chicken wing restaurant robbed at gunpoint, police say

Chicken wing restaurant robbed at gunpoint, police say

Police said a chicken wing restaurant was robbed at gunpoint Friday night.

The Madison Police Department said a man entered the Wingstop restaurant on Regent Street at about 10:15 p.m. carrying a silver-colored handgun.

According to the report, the man ordered employees to the ground and demanded cash from the register. Employees gave the armed robber the money and the robber fled.

The robber was described as black with light skin, wearing a hooded dark coat, dark jeans and red-and-black tennis shoes. He was seen getting into a dark four-door sedan described as a Chevy Malibu.

Police asked anyone with information about the robbery to contact the department or Crime Stoppers.

Police seek help identifying robbers in surveillance images

Police seek help identifying robbers in surveillance images

Police said two men robbed a pizza restaurant in the near west and downtown Madison area earlier this month. 

The Madison Police Department said Thursday that officers were seeking help from citizens in identifying the men involved in the armed robbery of Rocky Rococo on Regent Street on April 12. 

According to the report, two men entered the pizzeria at about 10:31 p.m. One man acted as a lookout while the other showed an employee a handgun. 

Police said the men fled with cash from the till but did not specify how much money was taken. 

One man was described as white wearing a black ski mask and a blue winter jacket. The other man was white, wearing a black ski mask and a black winter jacket, the report said.

Police asked anyone with information to call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 266-6014.

Man allegedly bites woman during disturbance over bar tab

Man allegedly bites woman during disturbance over bar tab

A 24-year-old woman was allegedly bitten by a man who was trying to run from a downtown business without paying his bar tab, Madison police said.

Police responded to reports of a disturbance around 1:15 a.m. April 10 in the 100 block of King Street, officials said. Bouncers had Terrell Burns, 22, of Madison, detained in the establishment.

When Burns went to pay his bar tab and his credit card was declined, he offered to leave other forms of identification and return with payment later, according to the release. Staff were worried he wouldn't return so they started looking for him.

Burns panicked and started running away from staff members, officials said. A female employee told police Burns ran into her, and she tried to hold him until she felt him biting her. Other staff members detained Burns until police arrived.

Burns was arrested on tentative charges of battery and on a parole violation.

Scammers steal name of area business to scam student renters

For many years rental properties have remained one of the few industries to rarely be targeted for scams. Madison Police Department officials say that has now changed.

They say someone has been targeting college students renting properties in Madison. It involves someone putting letters under the doors of rental properties informing the tenant of a new online rent system.

To encourage the tenant to sign up for the new program the letter offers a $215 credit off of the next month's rent. The letter asks the tenant to email them their name, date of birth and Social Security number. They also ask the tenant to include a credit card number, and the card's security code and expiration date.