Police Incident Reports A Selection of Noteworthy Incident Reports

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Incident Report for Case #2012-79337

Incident Type

Sexual Assault

Incident Date

03/25/2012 - 2:06 AM


552 State St. (Whiskey Jacks Saloon)


Benjamin D. Hoppe, age 24, Monona, WI
Mr. Hoppe was arrested for 4th Degree Sexual Assault, Battery, Disorderly Conduct, Resisting/Obstructing, Possess Drug Paraphernalia, and Possess THC (marijuana).


Female, age 21, Madison
Male, age 21, Waukesha, WI


A Monona man was arrested early Sunday morning following some criminal moves on a downtown dance floor. Mr. Benjamin D. Hoppe, age 24, is accused of grabbing the hand of a 21-year old woman and forcing her to touch his groin area, and biting the neck of a 21-year old man. The second victim said the suspect was "acting like a vampire," that he appeared out of nowhere and bit him quickly before trying to disappear into the crowd. His efforts were unsuccessful as he was identified by dancers and kicked out by a bouncer. Police spotted him, on the street, and being followed by a friend of the victims. The friend wanted the suspect to apologize for his actions. Instead, he was arrested on tentative charges listed above.

Released 03/26/2012 at 10:45 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain

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