Police Incident Reports A Selection of Noteworthy Incident Reports

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Incident Report for Case #2018-412800

Incident Type


Incident Date

10/21/2018 - 10:44 PM


500 block W. Mifflin St.


Dennis J. Welhoefer, age 68, Beloit, WI
Suspect was arrested for lewd and lascivious behavior and disorderly conduct.


Female, age 21, Madison
Female, age 21, Madison


Two downtown roommates were walking in the 500 block of W. Mifflin St. Sunday night when a driver pulled over near them, announced what he was doing inside the car, and asked if they would like to watch.
Disturbed, the women went home, got a car and began to follow the suspect, so they could get a license plate for police.
As they trailed him, they could see he was slowing down near other pedestrians as they walked in other heavily travelled off-campus areas like Dayton St., West Johnson St., Bedford St., and Frances St.
As they got his plate number, the MPD was called and officers located the suspect, still trolling in the area. Those arresting him knew immediately who he was as he has been arrested in the past for similar crimes to include lewd and lascivious behavior.
A couple of hours prior to the arrest, a 21-year-old woman reported that a man in a small silver car had pulled up near her while she walked on S. Randall Ave. He made a statement almost identical to the one given to the women on W. Mifflin St. She did not get a license plate number.
The suspect was driving a silver Toyota Corolla.

Released 10/22/2018 at 10:09 AM by PIO Joel Despain

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