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Police: Man smashes Starbucks window, blames Joan of Arc

A man who?s suspected of throwing a 3-pound chunk of concrete through the window of a Starbucks on State Street said Joan of Arc made him do it, according to a release from Madison police.

Starbucks employees told police the man was asked to leave after he harassed other customers and created a disturbance inside the shop at 661 State St. at about 10:30 p.m. Sunday. They said he yelled at employees and made vulgar comments as he was escorted out.

Police said the man, Martin J. Donagy, 40, went outside, picked up a piece of concrete and threw it through a front window. Two men outside witnessed the incident and watched him head to a nearby parking ramp where bystanders directed police to his location. He was arrested after a short foot chase.

The concrete and glass shards just missed customers inside the shop, according to police.

Woman claims she used stolen credit card with permission

A woman accused of using a University of Wisconsin student?s stolen credit card to pay for a hotel stay told police she was using the student?s card with his permission.

The student told police he noticed his wallet missing Sunday morning but knew that he had it when he was at a bar the night before. His credit card reported suspicious activity Sunday morning, including a charge for a week?s stay at a Madison-area hotel.

Police said they found the woman who used the stolen card and that she insisted the student is an old acquaintance who she had met at the bar the night before. She said he agreed to let her use his card.

An officer said he found her story lacked credibility. Heather M. DuBeau, 40, was arrested on suspicion of misappropriation of personal identifying materials and bail jumping. A man who was also staying in her room was arrested on a parole hold.

Man suspected of stealing purse off wheelchair

Madison police say surveillance video helped them find and identify a man suspected of taking a purse off of a wheelchair tray.

A 54-year-old woman told police she was riding an elevator with a man at the Madison Public Library at 201 W. Mifflin St. on Saturday when he grabbed the purse and ran out of the building.

Thomas E. Winter, 33, was found in a park off State Street and denied being at the library. Police said surveillance video showed he was there.

Officers found the woman?s purse in an alley off Doty Street.

Winter was arrested on suspicion of theft, carrying a concealed weapon and two counts of possession of a synthetic cannabinoid.

No refuse or recycling collection on Christmas, News Year's

No refuse or recycling collection on Christmas, News Year's

According to the city of Madison, there will be no refuse or recycling on Dec. 25 or Jan. 1 because of the Christmas and New Year's holidays. If your material is normally collected on Thursday, it will be collected on Friday, Dec. 26 and Friday, Jan. 2.

Residents should be sure to get material out to the curb by 7 a.m., as Street Division crews will be collecting in both the Thursday and Friday refuse districts on Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.

Because of the double collection, large item collection will be reduced. Residents are asked to hold large items until after the holidays if possible.

The Streets Division's offices and drop-off sites will also be closed on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. They will conduct regular refuse and recycling collection on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve. Their offices will also be open on those dates.

For additional information, visit the Streets Division's web page.

24 hours after trespassing citation, homeless man cited again

About 24 hours after a homeless man was cited for trespassing in a downtown Madison building, he was cited again for the same offense, police said.

On Wednesday at about 10 p.m. Madison police said 75-year-old Kenneth J. Horenkamp and 53-year-old Moses Davis set off alarms while bunking down in the second floor of the City-County Building. Both were cited for unlawful trespass.

Police spokesman Joel DeSpain said that on Thursday at about 9 p.m., Horenkamp was found inside a small room adjacent to the Common Council chambers.

"The MPD will continue to work with Mr. Horenkamp with hopes of finding him a more appropriate place to sleep," DeSpain said.

Horenkamp was cited for trespassing again in the Thursday incident.

In the Wednesday incident, Davis was also cited on suspicion of unlawfully possessing or consuming open intoxicants.

Numerous delivered packages reported stolen

Madison police said there have been about a dozen reports of delivered packages being stolen from porches in the last month.

A 23-year-old woman in the 800 block of Jenifer Street reported to police that a USPS package was confirmed delivered to her home shortly after 11 a.m. Monday, but when she got home it was gone.

Police said the similar incidents involved packages delivered by USPS, FedEx and UPS and most occurred in the greater Isthmus area.

Residents expecting deliveries may want to have packages routed to places of work or other locations where someone is present, according to police.

Added security for City-County Building could be days away

Following a second break-in at the City-County Building in two days, some members of the City-County Liaison Committee are calling for the hiring of a private security company.

Two days ago someone broke into the municipal courtroom on the second floor of the City-County Building and defecated on the wall and floor. Municipal court staff discovered the vandalism when they arrived for work on Wednesday morning.

On Wednesday night, shortly before 10 p.m., Madison police responded to a silent alarm on the second floor of the City-County Building. They found two men, 75-year-old Kenneth Horenkamp and 53-year-old Moses Davis, and cited them for unlawful trespass.