Police Incident Reports

Incidents listed are selected by the Officer In Charge of each shift that may have significant public interest. Incidents listed are not inclusive of all incidents. Requests for information can be directed to the MPD Records Unit: (608) 266-4075.

Incident Report for Case #2013-395136

Incident Type

Weapons Violation

Incident Date

12/18/2013 - 9:00 PM


6700 block Schroeder Road


Ernest Curry, 51-year-old male of Madison, WI
CHARGES: Disorderly Conduct While Armed


Apartment Residents


Officers responded to the 6700 block of Schroeder Road, after alert tones rang out over the entire City of Madison, signaling an impending emergency notification. Officers were dispatched to a subject with a knife in hand, and had very few details about what was transpiring.  Officers approached the apartment, could hear the sounds of loud shouting inside, and determined that Ernest Curry was the focal point of this problem.  Curry yelled profanities at officers, and was taken into custody at gun point by police. 

Curry had become upset when someone within the apartment had eaten food that he had purchased, and when he had no other means of obtaining more food, it agitated him. Curry got involved in a verbal argument with one resident, and proceeded to access a folding knife. One female resident obtained a can of mace to keep Curry from continuing his aggression, and both a table and chair had been knocked over during this ordeal.  Curry taunted the female to spray him with the mace, as he held the knife, before officers arrived on scene.  After he was taken into custody, Curry told officers to disregard all traffic signals and drive faster, as he was being conveyed to The Dane County Jail.      

PO Howard Payne

Released 12/26/2013 at 12:12 PM by P.O. Howard Payne

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