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Incident Report for Case #2018-79801

Incident Type

Weapons Violation

Incident Date

03/05/2018 - 3:57 AM


1100 block of Moorland Road




Earlie K. Banks, 64-year-old female of Madison, Wisconsin
CHARGES: 2nd Degree Recklessly Endangerment


36-year-old female of Waterloo, Wisconsin


Shortly after 3:25am, on March 5th, 2018, a number of officers responded to a residential complex in the 1100 block of Moorland Road, reference a 911 disconnect.  It should be noted that Madison Police Officers had responded to this same address around 2:38am, and as officers began to investigate the 1st call, subjects on scene stated that a child had dialed the number in error. 
With heightened suspicions about what was really going on at this residence, during the 2nd encounter, officers would find out that the combination of alcohol, specifically Vodka, and the need to obtain a 9-inch serrated steak knife, was the real issue behind why Earlie K. Banks became the focus of the investigation.  Officers determined that an inebriated Banks had armed herself, and slashed the forearm of a 36-year-old female victim.  Banks uttered a variety of disgraceful characterizations about the victim, and was successful in creating a 1-inch laceration/injury to the victim's forearm. 
Officers took Banks into custody, and she was charged with 2nd Degree Reckless Endangering Safety.  People in the dwelling were not interacting with Banks on any level, but strangely enough she seemingly became angry about a conversation that was ongoing between other known parties within the residence. 
PO Howard Payne

Released 03/08/2018 at 2:21 PM by P.O. Howard Payne

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