Police Incident Reports A Selection of Noteworthy Incident Reports

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Incident Report for Case #2014-240061

Incident Type

Weapons Violation

Incident Date

07/27/2014 - 2:08 AM


400 block N Frances St (Red Shed Tavern)


Williams, Laconda S, 28yo, Madison resident
Charges: 2nd Degree Reckless Endangerment, Battery to a Police Officer, Resisting, Carrying a Handgun where Alcohol is Sold & Consumed, & Disorderly Conduct

Townsend, Asia M, 24yo, Sun Prairie resident
Charges: Intimidation of a Victim and Battery


Female, 35yo, Madison resident


A female victim reported to officers on the street that another female had just pointed a gun at her inside the Red Shed Tavern. Mounted officers observe the armed suspect (suspect #1) walking on Frances St and make contact. Other officers working special duty in the Entertainment District responded to assist and suspect #1 began fighting with officers. She was arrested and a handgun was recovered.

Moments later, an acquaintance of suspect #1 emerged and attacked the original victim. Other officers physically intervened to stop that battery and arrest suspect #2.

A large, boisterous, and hostile crowd began to envelop these officers and a K9 and Handler that were also out on foot in the Frances Street area. Additional, officers were dispatched from neighboring districts to assist with crowd management and dissipation.

Suspect #1 and Suspect #2 were both arrested and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

Released 07/28/2014 at 6:15 AM by Sgt. Daryl Doberstein

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