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Crime in Brief


Possession with Intent to Distribute

When a taxi cab arrived outside the Madison Police Department East District Station last Wednesday, the passenger jumped out and fled as a car carrying four men followed in hot pursuit, a MPD report said.


The man’s girlfriend entered the police station and told the officers that she and her boyfriend were being chased by the four men and had come to the police station for safety, according to the report.

MPD spokesperson Joel DeSpain said one of the men in the following car claimed that Morris had stolen a jacket that had over $3,000 dollars in cash in it. The jacket was never recovered.

The police officers also quickly noticed that one of the men had been holding approximately 27 grams of crack cocaine in his left hand.

Upon searching the man, they discovered an additional 3.7 grams of crack in his pants pocket, and later, after loading him into a squad car, found 11 grams of crack in the backseat. He was arrested on charges possession with intent to distribute.



Two men were arrested at the Locker Room Bar last Thursday after beating another patron with pool cues, a MPD report said.

The victim of the beating suffered significant facial damage after the attack. He was, however, able to leave the scene on his own, telling police that he would find his own way to medical treatment.

While the motives of the two attackers are unclear, the victim believes he was assaulted because he is currently dating a woman that was formerly in a relationship with one of the two men.

“While alcohol-related batteries are not rare in Madison’s bars, altercations of this degree of seriousness are less common,” MPD spokesperson Joel DeSpain said.


Residential Burglary

A burglar used a rock to smash a sliding glass door before stealing several items from a house, a police report said.

Among the possessions stolen were multiple guitars, a laptop computer, alcohol and, most significantly, one of the home-owners’ Jeep Cherokee.

Recently one of the homeowners spotted two guitars that appeared to be his while browsing Craigslist. He called the police, who upon investigating the posting determined that the guitars were indeed those stolen from the homeowner.

After interrogating the 16-year-old poster of the ad Thursday, they determined that he was the one who had robbed the home. The case was resolved with a full return of the stolen goods.


Drug Investigation

A Ridgeway Avenue homeowner called police Wednesday after he witnessed a drug deal taking place near his house, according to a police report.

When police arrived, they found a 24-year-old man who had over 1,500 dollars in cash in his pocket, as well as 20.6 grams of crack in the glove box of a car parked nearby that he had been using.

The man claimed the drugs were not all his and that the money was earmarked for his lawyer as payment for past legal representation.



A 72-year-old woman set her purse down at Ho-Chunk Gaming Madison Tuesday, only to have it stolen by a 46-year-old man minutes later, a MPD report said.

The crime was caught on surveillance camera and casino security had an easy time tracking the thief through the casino.

During their review of the footage, security saw him use his Players Club card to play the slots before leaving the casino with the stolen money.

Although he was able to escape that day, casino security was able to supply MPD with the man’s name and personal information, leading to his arrest the following day.

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