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Incident Report for Case #2017-351934

Incident Type

Suspicious Person

Incident Date

09/30/2017 - 1:51 AM


600 block North Carroll Street


Male, white, 6', slender build, brown hair, glasses, wearing a blue shirt with a possible black vest over shirt and blue jeans.


Male, age 30, Monona
Suspect is in custody on a federal probation warrant.


Female, age 24, Madison


(Third Update)

A suspect was arrested Tuesday by the MPD and UW-Madison Police Department following a joint investigation into two campus area attacks on women.

A 30-year-old Monona man is in jail on a federal probation warrant as the two departments continue to work together on what tentative charges will be referred to the Dane County District Attorney.

Anyone with more information on these cases, or others that could be connected, is encouraged to contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 266-6014 or UWPD at 264-2677.

(Second Update)

The Central District detective working this case is sharing information with UW-Madison Police to see if there might be a connection between the N. Carroll St. assault and another that took place on the UW-Madison campus two days later. Descriptions provided by the two victims are somewhat similar. In both cases the women were walking alone and were wearing earbuds when they were approached from behind and grabbed around the neck or head. Anyone with information can contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 266-6014.

(First Update)

The victim indicates her assailant was grabbing for her purse at the time of the attack and that this was likely an attempted robbery. She has provided a few more details in describing the man, and those are included above.

Last updated 10/12/2017 at 2:54 PM by PIO Joel Despain


Madison Police are investigating an incident which occurred overnight in the 600 block of N Carroll Street.  A 24 year old woman was walking home shortly before 2:00 am.  An unidentified white male suspect rushed up behind her and grabbed her around her neck.  The woman's screams were sufficient to cause the attacker to flee. No physical injuries or theft of property were reported.
The suspect is described as white, male with brown hair wearing glasses and jeans.  Anyone with information is urged to call Madison Police at 255-2345.

Released 09/30/2017 at 9:05 AM by P.O. David Dexheimer

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