Police Incident Reports A Selection of Noteworthy Incident Reports
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Incident TypeUnwanted Person
Incident Date04/04/2014 - 5:00 AM
Address1700 block Fordem Ave.
Suspect(s)Male, black, 20's, 5'7", thin build, possibly named Dave, wearing white t-shirt, black jeans and tennis shoes.
Victim(s)Female, age 44, Madison
DetailsA Fordem Ave. resident awoke early Friday morning to find a stranger in her bed. He had his arm around her. The 44-year old woman was groggy at first, but soon realized something was very wrong. She yelled out: "What the h-!"
She quickly determined the man was very drunk or very high on drugs, and she needed to assist him to get him out of her apartment. She remembers, in the chaos of the moment, that he may have identified himself as "Dave."
It appears the intruder came in through an unlocked window. Nothing was taken from the apartment, and the woman was not sexually assaulted, although she said the man had touched her chest when his arm was around her.
Responding officers learned there was a similarly described man trying to get into a nearby residence around 4:30 a.m. A 31-year old woman, who lives in the 1800 block of Fordem Dr., said he tried several times to open her sliding door, but it was locked.
As officers were investigating the first two calls, a burglary was reported. It also took place in the 1800 block, and likely occurred in the early morning hours. A 45-year old man awoke to find three rifles and a laptop computer missing from his apartment. The guns were found a short distance away, in a courtyard, but the computer was not. The victim had left his doors unlocked.
Because of time and proximity, it is believed the three incidents could be related.
Released 04/07/2014 at 12:22 PM by PIO Joel DeSpain
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