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  • Armed Robbery Suspects In Custody

    Posted on Dec 1, 2014 | Madison Police officers, working in partnership with the Middleton Police Department, took two suspects into custody last Wednesday immediately following an armed robbery at Klinke Cleaners, 1003 North Gammon Rd. Mr. “Jack” Ikegwuonu, age 28, and his twin brother, Mr. William Ikegwuonu, were...
  • Robbery Spree Cracked

    Posted on Nov 25, 2014 | MPD and Middleton Police detectives have connected three men to a series of recent armed robberies. Information gleaned in the investigation indicates much of the money taken was used to buy drugs to include heroin.   Arrested are:     William L. Christian, age 28, no permanent address, is charged...
  • Freakfest 2014

    Posted on Nov 6, 2014 | MPD is pleased with the behavior of the vast majority of those who were downtown for Freakfest 2014; however, the sheer number of celebrants in this size of event always gives the department reason for pause and concern.   Ticket sales were estimated at around 35,000, but the MPD estimates the true...
  • Keeping Our Children Safe

    Posted on Nov 5, 2014 | City of Madison crossing guards say they - and the children they’re protecting – are being placed in increasingly dangerous situations because of drivers who are breaking the law.   So far 256 citations for “failure to yield to adult school crossing guard” have been issued this year. That compares...
  • Armed Robbery Spree

    Posted on Oct 3, 2014 | The MPD and the Dane County Sheriff’s Department are seeking your help in identifying an armed robber. He is believed to be responsible for at least 4 recent holdups:  September 24, Arby’s restaurant, 601. S. Gammon Ln. (Dane County Sheriff’s Department case) September 22, Klinke Cleaners, 939 S....
  • Large Marijuana Grow Operation Located

    Posted on Sep 25, 2014 | Dane County Narcotics Task Force leaders say it is one of the largest indoor marijuana grow operations ever located in the county. It has now been dismantled. Over 1,100 plants - with an estimated street value of over $1-million - have been confiscated, as has sophisticated growing equipment, and a...
  • Crisis Intervention & Mental Health

    Posted on Sep 25, 2014 | The Madison Police Department’s Mental Health Liaison Program is one of six model Specialized Police Response (SPR) programs selected by the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) to serve as a peer learning site for other police agencies interested in developing their own SPR.  Crisis Intervention...

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