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 #2014-61118

Incident Type

Miscellaneous Sex Offense

Incident Date

02/27/2014 - 3:30 PM


1800 block Prairie Rd.


Male, white, 20-30 years old, average build, wearing gray sweat pants, blue or grey jacket, and a light colored winter hat.


Female, age 11, Madison
Female, age 36, Madison


The MPD was called to the 1800 block of Prairie Road yesterday afternoon after a strange man followed an 11-year old girl to a home in the area. He told the child he was conducting a survey and wanted to ask her some questions. The girl ignored him and immediately went to the residence of a trusted adult. While canvassing the area, a responding officer located a postal carrier who had seen a man matching the description of the person who followed the child. The carrier said she was getting mail from her truck - which was parked on Cathy Ct. and Birch Hill Dr. - when she observed the man masturbating, while lying on a snow bank behind her vehicle. She was "frightened and upset" and quickly got away. He was last seen heading north on Lomax Lane. A police dog helped officers follow his track, but he was not located. 

Released 02/28/2014 at 8:31 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain

The location shown is approximate & may not be accurate.