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Incident Report for Case #2014-196319

Incident Type

Arrested Person

Incident Date

06/22/2014 - 12:24 PM


4600 Verona Road


Joseph L. Kearney Jr., 52-year-old male of Madison, WI
Charges: Disorderly Conduct




Madison Police responded to the 4600 block of Verona Road reference a male causing a disturbance at a local laundromat. A female was holding the door open for a group of rather small children when confronted by a subject, later identified as Joseph Kearney; who started uttering some rather inappropriate statements. Kearney allegedly coupled expletives with disparaging racial remarks, and then levied those statements toward the unsuspecting children.

The laundromat was occupied by more than 15 people at the time, when Kearney started to punch a wall, and the concerned parent contacted the police after Kearney elevated a shoe above his head in a threatening fashion. Several witnesses confirmed the impressions conveyed by the original victim, and officers also obtained information that this was at least the third occurrence by Kearney, in the recent past, of him acting in such a manner. Officers took Kearney into custody on the listed charges.    

PO Howard Payne

Released 06/26/2014 at 2:31 PM by P.O. Howard Payne

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