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  • Task Force/SWAT seize three guns during search warrant

    Posted on Jul 22, 2016 | Over the past couple months the Dane County Narcotics Task Force (DCNTF) has been targeting Antoine Winston regarding a heroin investigation. Winston lived at 2906 Ashford Ln #204; Madison. On multiple occasions an undercover officer purchased heroin from Winston. Winston has an extensive/violent...
  • Officers and squads soaked responding to calls during storm

    Posted on Jul 22, 2016 | When the storm hit the City of Madison Thursday night, all the city’s police districts were inundated with calls. Officers responded to more than 250 calls for safety hazards, flooding, stranded motorists and trees down in the city. People were coming up to officers and saying “my car is flooded...
  • Protest delays traffic, treatment for patients, access to hospitals

    Posted on Jul 22, 2016 | At 3:37 p.m. Thursday afternoon a group of 50-75 protesters moved into the office building located at 660 John Nolen Dr. occupying common areas and creating disturbances. This is a private building with several businesses inside. The management of the building asked the protesters to leave the...
  • Bank Robbery

    Posted on Jul 14, 2016 | At 9:35 AM today the Chase Bank at 602 High Point Rd was robbed by a man displaying a hand gun.  The robber is described as a black male, 35 – 40 years of age, weighing at least 200 pounds and standing at least 6 feet tall. He was wearing a black, zip up hooded sweatshirt over a black t-shirt.  He...
  • Criminals don't like new We Support Madison Police signs

    Posted on Jul 12, 2016 | A silver 2004 Audi recovered by West District officers Tuesday evening contained 15 We Support Madison Police Signs that had also been stolen from various lawns. West District officers have recovered several stolen motor vehicles in the Loreen Drive/Hammersley Rd. area over the past week. No...
  • Shooting suspect arrested by U.S. Marshals

    Posted on Jun 22, 2016 | The news release (below) was issued by U.S. Marshals. Mitchell Hallmon was one of several suspects being sought by the MPD in connection with recent shootings. It should be noted the weapon confiscated at the time of his arrest is a snipers rifle. It was recovered by the Hennepin County Violent...
  • Naked Bike Ride

    Posted on Jun 17, 2016 | The 7th Annual World Naked Bike Ride will take place somewhere on the streets of Madison on Saturday, June 18th.  Participants will be in various stages of (un)dress and will be riding bicycles, unicycles, and in-line skates.  Historically, the group does not announce their route until 24 hours...
  • Click It or Ticket

    Posted on May 19, 2016 | The Madison Police Department will join hundreds of other law enforcement agencies throughout Wisconsin for the annual Click It or Ticket safety belt enforcement campaign from May 23 to June 5.   “We are serious about safety belt enforcement because far too many unbuckled drivers and passengers are...

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