Residential Burglary

A 21-year-old woman was awoken by a rustling sound Wednesday morning when someone reached in through her slightly ajar window, a Madison Police Department report said.

The woman typically keeps her laptop computer on a table next to the window, the report said, though it was not there the day of the burglary.

She called the police, who responded shortly after 6 a.m. A possible suspect was seen, but the individual ran behind homes in the 300 block of South Mills Street and was not apprehended.

This burglary is one of many in the area recently, the report said.



A Verona man was assaulted inside Logan’s Madtown bar last Saturday, a MPD report said.

The man, who is of Indian descent, said he turned around to respond to a racial slur. When he did so, his attacker punched him in the temple.

The victim was knocked unconscious for 10 to 15 minutes and taken to a local hospital, the report said.

Ald. Scott Resnick, District 8, said violence has been a problem in Madison bars but is currently being addressed by city officials.

“There is still periodic bar violence,” he said. “In the past eight weeks, though, we’ve seen better patrols and a decrease in the number of incidents. I would assume this is more of a sporadic incident.”



Two homeless men had a disagreement Monday that escalated when one of the men threatened the other with a knife, according to a MPD report said.

The two men were competing for a panhandling spot on the 500 block of State Street. The 56-year-old man allegedly pulled a knife on the 50-year-old man and threatened to cut him, the report said.

The 56-year-old told the arresting officer he pulled the knife because the victim had been using the spot all day and not allowing others to panhandle there.



MPD officers arrested five female Memorial High School students after a fight broke out in the school’s cafeteria, a report said.

The five suspects, who ranged in age from 15 to 17, sustained several injuries. The most severe came when one of the girls hit another with a padlock, leaving a gash in her nose.

According to the report, the violence stemmed from a disagreement over a boy between two of the girls.



A police report said a West Towne employee tried to prevent three women from entering the Aeropostale store Friday after identifying them as previous shoplifters.

The three women ignored her, asking, “What are you going to do about it”? and calling the employee “racist.”

The women entered the store and began taking clothes off a display table and throwing them all over the floor of the store, the report said.

When the employee threatened to call police, one of the women allegedly punched her in the eye.