Police Incident Reports A Selection of Noteworthy Incident Reports
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Incident TypeArrested Person
Incident Date12/20/2013 - 6:15 PM
Address3600 block E. Washington Ave.
ArrestedBrooke M. Blanchette, 36-year-old female of Madison, WI
CHARGES: Obstructing An Officer, Unsafe Lane Deviation, Operating After Suspension, and Operating With Suspended Registration
DetailsA Madison Police Officer was driving down E. Washington Avenue, and due to worsening road conditions, the officer noticed a silver Honda Civic moving in and out of traffic at elevated speeds. The officer noted the Honda Civic passing his squad car, and having to increase to a speed of 49 mph; in order to catch the vehicle. The officer stopped the Honda and contacted the driver. The female driver had no idea why she had been stopped, but that was the least of what information she was not able to provide the officer when prompted.
The driver stated she did not have her driver's license or identification card with her, and did not know her current address; as she recently moved from Colorado. She did not know her phone number, as it was newly acquired. She assured the officer she was only going to a friend's house to babysit their child, and verbally gave the officer her name. The officer advised the driver that there was no other alternative but to convey her to The Dane County Jail to verify the verbal id that she had convincingly provided. As she was being placed in handcuffs, she stated "Ok, I lied, please don't take me to jail, it's Christmas". The officers determined that Brooke Blanchette had verbally identified herself using her sister's name and information. As Blanchette was being conveyed to The Dane County Jail, she advised officers that she didn't want to go back because she was just there two days earlier for obstructing an officer!
PO Howard Payne
Released 12/26/2013 at 3:30 PM by P.O. Howard Payne
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