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Incident Report for Case #2014-196599

Incident Type

Trespassing Complaint

Incident Date

06/22/2014 - 4:50 PM


10 block North Street


Oscar J. Williams, 64-year-old male
CHARGES: Unlawful Trespass After Notification & Possession Of Drug Paraphernalia


75-year-old male of Madison, Wisconsin


On June 14th, 2014, a Madison Police Officer responded to the address above to,deal with recent issues of people entering homes, and taking up day to day residency; largely out of mere convenience purposes. The officer contacted a subject, identified as Oscar Williams, at a residential property, a few days after being notified of this problem. The officer noted Williams was attempting to gain entry into the property from the rear of the building. The officer advised Williams that he could not be on the property, without consent from the owner or a legitimate tenant, and needed to move along. In the mean time, the property was posted for no trespassing, and issues related to general security (appropriate locks and secured windows) were adhered to; making the property less prone to this type of activity.

On June 22nd, the conscientious officer went back to the same property to check on its' security, only to find Williams had constructed a makeshift living room in the garage area of the residence. Williams advised that he had standards, and did't think that his presence would be enough to warrant a physical arrest. The officer took Williams into custody and conveyed him to the Dane County Jail.

The public is reminded to report any individual that has entered any property without consent from the owner, and residences that are temporarily vacant due to vacationing owners or are due to be sold are likely targets for this type of behavior. Individuals that engage in entering properties without permission pose both a risk to the overall safety and security of the residence and the neighborhood alike.

PO Howard Payne

Released 06/26/2014 at 1:43 PM by P.O. Howard Payne

The location shown is approximate & may not be accurate.