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Incident Report for Case #2015-433562

Incident Type


Incident Date

12/24/2015 - 3:56 PM


1701 Moorland Road


Christopher W. Gamboeck, 33-year-old male of Madison, WI
Charges: Disorderly Conduct & Criminal Damage To Property


Farm Tavern


Madison Police Officers responded to the Farm Tavern Bar, reference a disturbance, and determined the suspect had just left the premises.  The suspect was described as a tall male with long black hair and broken/discolored teeth.  The reporting officer spoke with several witnesses/patrons of the bar, and they described the intoxicated suspect, identified as Christopher Gamboeck, and his violent behavior.  Gamboeck got upset when the bartender changed the music in the bar from the English rock band "Black Sabbath" to Christmas music. 
Gamboeck chugged his glass bottle of Budweiser beer, and slammed it down on the counter.  After yelling some expletives at the female bartender, Gamboeck threw the bottle in the direction of her head.  Other patrons stepped in to keep Gamboeck from coming behind the counter, as he circled the bar with his fists clenched, until his uncle came over to intervene.  Gamboeck was directed to the door by his uncle, but found it important to grab the Christmas tree, and pull it down; breaking several delicate ornaments.
Good investigative work on the part of the officers led them to the residence of Gamboeck, and as they approached him, he became incensed about police being on scene.  He rushed towards the officers, and had to be threatened with a Taser (prone position on ground) before he was eventually taken into custody.  The gender based obscenities continued to be levied toward a female officer, and he was quickly placed into a squad car and transported to the Dane County Jail.
PO Howard Payne


Released 12/28/2015 at 3:53 PM by P.O. Howard Payne

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