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Incident Report for Case #2013-229443

Incident Type

Unwanted Person

Incident Date

07/27/2013 - 11:25 PM


1100 block Moorland Rd.


Yimer Obando-Espinal, 31, Madison
Suspect was arrested for Criminal Damage to Property - 2 counts, Criminal Trespass, Disorderly Conduct and on a Warrant.


Female, age 36, Madison
Female, age 41, Madison
Female, age 37, Madison


The caller was terrified. A stranger had been knocking at her door. She told him to go away, and he did, for a few minutes Saturday night. The 36-year old woman was on the phone with a 911 communicator when the suspect returned. This time, he kicked in her Moorland Rd. apartment door. She can't remember if she screamed, but she did know she was so frightened she could not even tell the dispatcher what was happening. The intruder, who appeared drunk to her, quickly apologized and left. Responding officers were in the parking lot, investigating, when several residents of another building came running. They believed their home had been burglarized. Nothing was missing, but the door had been broken down.  Officers realized a pattern was developing. The targeted apartments were in different buildings, but similarly situated in the buildings they are in. It is a complex where all buildings look the same. About this time, a third woman was on the phone to 911. The pattern was holding. When it comes to layout, her apartment is in the same location as the first two victims, but she was now calling from a third building. Only in her case, the man banging on the door was not a stranger. It was her ex-husband, and she was not about to let him in. The MPD found in the hallway of the third building and placed him in handcuffs. Officers were able to gain some insight into his behavior. A witness to the second of the two actual break-ins told police he could hear the man yelling something about being hungry and wanting to go to sleep.  

Released 07/29/2013 at 10:33 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain

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