Police Incident Reports A Selection of Noteworthy 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. To view Calls for Services information, please visit CrimeReports.com. Requests for information can be directed to the MPD Records Unit: (608) 266-4075.
Incident TypeTraffic incident/Road Rage
Incident Date01/01/2014 - 4:11 PM
AddressWest Beltline Highway
ArrestedBernard B. Richards, age 42, Janesville
Driver was arrested for Second Degree Reckless Endangerment, Possession of Firearm by Felon, Disorderly Conduct while Armed and Carrying a Concealed Weapon.
Leslie A. Weil, age 51, Janesville
Passenger was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and Carrying a Concealed Weapon.
Victim(s)Male, age 19, Madison
DetailsA Janesville man was arrested for pointing a loaded handgun at another driver following a road rage incident on the West Beltline Highway yesterday afternoon.
The other driver, a 19-year old Madison man, told police he was merging from Stoughton Rd. onto the Beltline when a passenger in the suspect's pickup truck threw a handful of change at him through his open driver's side window. The victim said he followed the truck. At one point, he pulled up near the suspect's window and could see he was pointing a weapon at him. The frightened teen backed off and called police.
Officers later located the truck. They arrested both the driver and his female passenger. A handgun was recovered from inside the cab. The passenger also had a knife in her handbag. She denied the coin tossing and told police the other driver had actually cut them off and given them the finger.
Released 01/02/2014 at 12:41 PM by PIO Joel DeSpain
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