Police Incident Reports A Selection of Noteworthy Incident Reports

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Incident Report for Case #2017-352176

Incident Type


Incident Date

09/30/2017 - 12:45 AM


400 block W. Gilman St.


Ralph J. Mitchell, Jr., age 27, Fitchburg
MPD has probable cause to arrest Mitchell for substantial battery.


Female, age 23, Madison


(Second Update)

The suspect is in custody after having been arrested in Outagamie County.

(First Update)

A Central District detective has developed probable cause to arrest Ralph J. Mitchell, Jr., age 27, Fitchburg, for substantial battery. Anyone with information on Mitchell's whereabouts is asked to call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at (608) 266-6014.


Last updated 10/23/2017 at 11:45 AM by PIO Joel Despain


A Madison woman suffered serious injuries after being attacked by a stranger in the 400 block of W. Gilman St. early Saturday night.

Earlier, the victim had been in a bar with friends when a couple of men tried to "chat them up." The victim told the men they were not interested in meeting people. 

One of the men confronted her outside of the bar telling her that he hits women. As she continued to ask to be left alone, he said: "I'm going to knock you out. I put hands on women!" The victim was punched multiple times in the face, suffering many injuries including a broken jaw.

Police were called during the attack and the woman's assailant dashed off as he learned officers were on their way.

Released 10/02/2017 at 11:31 AM by PIO Joel Despain

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