Police Incident Reports

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Incident Report for Case #2013-198816

Incident Type

Weapons Violation

Incident Date

07/02/2013 - 10:08 PM

Address

1250 Mckenna Blvd. (Elver Park)

Arrested

Rashon J. Howard, 27-year-old male of Madison, WI
CHARGES: Possession Of Firearm By Felon & Unrelated Warrants

Details

The Madison Police Department's Crime Prevention Gang Unit (CPGU) was working the area of Elver Park on July 2nd, 2013, in concert with other units in vicinity to help maintain an environment that would remain conducive for families to enjoy the fireworks show.  One officer noticed a male subject, later identified as Rashon Howard, in an area near the tennis courts that was wanted, and officers quickly moved in to deal with this subject.  Howard has been known in the past to have had gang ties, and that behavior is just what the CPGU focuses its time and efforts on throughout the city.  Officers contacted Howard, and attempted to take him into custody on unrelated warrants, and initially experience some minor resistance.  That may have been due to the fact that an officer checked Howard's waistband, and located a Ruger .22 caliber handgun and ammunition! 

Howard was arrested on all charges listed above, and this firearm should not have been in the possession of Howard due to a previous felony conviction.  The work that the CPGU does on a daily basis is without question unmatched, when you consider the intensive intelligence that is managed within this unit to bring about improvements of quality of life throughout the City Of Madison.  This arrest removed another person from our community that potentially posed a safety risk to all.  

PO Howard Payne   

Released 07/05/2013 at 1:26 PM by P.O. Howard Payne

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