Police Incident Reports A Selection of Noteworthy Incident Reports

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Incident Report for Case #2018-135201

Incident Type

Weapons Violation

Incident Date

04/17/2018 - 12:00 PM


W. Beltline Highway (near Verona Rd.)


Rusty J. Swanson, age 22, Madison
Driver was arrested for disorderly conduct while armed and reckless driving-endangering safety.


Male, age 34, Black Earth


 He told responding officers he is a military veteran, and that while serving, he had a car bomb go off in front of his convoy.

The 34-year-old Black Earth father - who had his child with him while traveling yesterday - said that memory is likely why a road rage incident on the West Beltline Highway left him particularly rattled. He had a close call with another driver as both were attempting to merge from Verona Rd. onto the busy thoroughfare. In the heat of the moment, he said the other driver nearly hit his car, and that the other man started waving around what the victim thought to be a handgun.

The MPD was able to locate the other driver. He said it was not a gun, but a knife he displayed. He was arrested on tentative charges listed above.

Released 04/18/2018 at 12:18 PM by PIO Joel Despain

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