Police Incident Reports A Selection of Noteworthy Incident Reports

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Incident Report for Case #2018-149874

Incident Type

Traffic Incident

Incident Date

04/27/2018 - 8:02 PM


800 block S Midvale Blvd


Benjamin E. Cortes, age 19, Madison
Suspect was arrested on a number of tentative charges including homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle, causing injury by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle and possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.


Male, 72-year-old
Female, 68-year-old


Officers conveyed the driver to the Dane County Jail Sunday afternoon.

 The driver has been arrested on several tentative charges (see above). He remains hospitalized. The 68-year-old woman, who lost her husband in the crash, remains in critical but stable condition. The couple's dog was not injured. The crash remains under investigation, and no further information is being released at this time.


Last updated 04/29/2018 at 5:40 PM by Lt. Mindy Winter


On 04/27/18 at approximately 8:02pm, MPD officers responded to a report of an injury crash near the intersection of S Midvale Blvd and Waite Ln. Officers arrived at the scene and found a 72-year-old male pedestrian deceased at the scene and his 68-year old female companion who suffered life threatening injuries. This male and female were walking their dog on the sidewalk and were struck by vehicle that appear to have lost control while heading northbound on S Midvale Blvd. The vehicle was occupied by a 20-year-old male driver and a 20-year-old female passenger. The 68-year-old female pedestrian and the vehicle occupants were conveyed to local hospitals. MPD officers and investigators will be working in conjunction with WI State Patrol investigators to process this crash scene and will have traffic shut down on S Midvale Blvd between Summerset and Yuma for several hours to come this evening.

Released 04/27/2018 at 9:49 PM by Lt. Mindy Winter

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