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Incident Report for Case #2013-282813

Incident Type

Arrested Person

Incident Date

09/10/2013 - 3:28 AM


400 blk Berwyn Dr


Steven P. Boyle, age 51, Madison


A 51-year old Madison man was taken into custody early this morning after violently resisting police. Following his apprehension, several MPD officers were taken to local hospitals for treatment after being exposed to the suspect's blood. An MPD police dog was also injured after being choked by the suspect during the incident. The suspect, Mr. Steven P. Boyle, was taken into custody for a felony parole violation; additional charges will be forthcoming.

MPD officers responded to a Berwyn Dr. home between 2:00 and 2:30 p.m. The department had received credible information that Boyle might have a gun, and was threatening to kill neighbors and a police officer.  Boyle has an extensive criminal history and has fled from or resisted officers previously.

Boyle's parole agent issued a felony parole hold, for which he was to be arrested. 

Extensive efforts, over the course of 11 hours, were made as negotiators attempted to contact Boyle and convince him to come out peacefully. During this time, scene commanders were in touch with mental health experts and Wisconsin Department of Corrections officials, looking to glean information that might be helpful in diffusing the stand-off. Boyle did not respond to officers' attempts to communicate with him, though he was clearly aware of the police presence.

At one point, officers heard sounds of a chain saw coming from inside the house.

By early morning, the decision was made to deploy a chemical agent into the house. Like repeated negotiation attempts, this also did not produce the desired result. Boyle remained uncommunicative and inside the residence.

Approximately an hour later, members of the MPD SWAT team made entry into the residence.  Officers continued to encourage Boyle to surrender peacefully, and utilized a robot and MPD K9 to assist in searching the building.  As rooms were cleared, he was found in the basement. Boyle began throwing objects, including a paint can, at officers. He was later discovered barricaded in a basement room. Officers were able to gain access to the room and allow MPD K9 Gildon to enter. Boyle attacked the dog by putting both of his hands forcefully around Gildon's neck.

Officers entered the room and a violent confrontation ensued between officers and Boyle.  Officers attempted multiple Taser deployments during the altercation, and he was eventually taken into custody.  MPD K9 Gildon sustained a cut to his nose during the confrontation.

Officers are maintaining presence at the residence and will be conducting a more thorough search later today.

Boyle remains in custody on a parole violation.  Additional criminal charges will be forthcoming.

The MPD would like to thank those in the Berwyn Dr. neighborhood for their patience and understanding.

Last updated 09/10/2013 at 2:23 PM by PIO Joel DeSpain


Steven P. Boyle was arrested on a Probation Hold after a prolonged stand off. Other charges pending-investigation on-going. 

Released 09/10/2013 at 4:08 AM by Lt. Marianne Flynn Statz

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