Police Incident Reports

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Incident Report for Case #2013-400412

Incident Type


Incident Date

12/23/2013 - 10:53 PM


2900 block Hoard Street


Maurice Rodriguez Smith, 27-year-old male of Madison, WI
CHARGES: Criminal Damage To Property & Probation Violation


25-year-old male of Madison, WI


Madison Police responded to a property damage complaint involving a barbeque grill. Officers arrived, and discovered a shattered window on a residence, and a 25-year-old victim describing what had previously occurred. An argument unfolded inside the victim's residence, and after Maurice Smith was told to leave, he allegedly went outside and picked up a barbeque grill; throwing the grill through the victim's window.

The victim stated he was laying in bed at the time, and was startled by the crashing sound of glass breaking in his living room. He immediately went to assess what had happened, and found his $400 black standup barbeque grill had been thrown through his window; now on his living room floor. Officers contacted Smith a short distance away, and while he didn't admit to any involvement in the damage, it was noticed that he had blood on his hand. Police took him into custody on the listed charges. The grill was immediately removed from the victim's living room, and police also attempted to assist the victim with the damaged window; as the temperature was noted to be a mere -5 degrees.  Alcohol was thought to be a contributing factor in this scenario.

PO Howard Payne

Released 12/27/2013 at 12:47 PM by P.O. Howard Payne

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