crime

Police are searching for a 27-year-old man who assaulted a woman in February 2010 in her car.[/media-credit]

DAYTON STREET

Sexual Assault

A Madison Police Department report said police are searching for a man who sexually assaulted, punched and choked an 18-year-old woman on the 300 block of West Dayton Street Sunday evening.

When the victim turned down the man’s suggestions they engage in sexual acts, the suspect punched the victim in the arms and choked her, the report said. The report also said the man fondled the woman from outside her clothes.

Police are looking for a 25- to 30-year-old white man with a medium build wearing a “skater’s hat,” the report said.

LAKE STREET

Sexual Assault

University of Wisconsin Police said they are looking for a man who sexually assaulted and strangled a woman while she was in her vehicle at a Lake Street parking lot in February 2010.

According to a UWPD statement, the man met the victim at the Church Key Bar on University Avenue and then assaulted her on Feb. 14, 2010. The victim reported the assault April 7 and described the suspect as a 27-year-old white man who said he had broken one of his right fingers playing hockey.

Anyone with information has been asked to call UWPD Detective Peter Grimyser at (608) 262-7752.

LAKE STREET

Theft

MPD officers helped foil a plot to scam a 21-year-old Hartford woman of $30 when her cell phone was stolen.

Earlie Wilson, a 49-year-old Madison man, was arrested for receiving stolen property after he stole the woman’s cell phone from her purse Friday night, an MPD report said.

The morning after the woman realized her phone was stolen while she was at downtown bars, Wilson called the woman saying he would return her phone if she paid him $30. The woman then called MPD, which sent officers to accompany the woman to a Park Street gas station.

The officers then arrested Wilson and returned the woman’s phone, the report said.

EAST WASHINGTON AVENUE

Weapons Violation

MPD community officers found a loaded handgun on Madison’s east side after foiling a drug deal in front of a gas station.

According to an MPD report, the officers saw what they believed was a drug deal in the gas station’s parking lot. A black Jaguar involved in the deal sped away and was pulled over for speeding on Aberg Avenue.

Police confiscated a loaded handgun, marijuana and cocaine and arrested Jamal Shaheed Grant, a 23-year-old Madison man, for possession of cocaine with intent to deliver.