Police Incident Reports A Selection of Noteworthy Incident Reports
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Incident TypeWeapons Violation
Incident Date07/06/2020 - 2:08 PM
Address829 W. Washington Ave. (Brittingham Park)
DetailsTwo Madison men told police they were inside a SUV, hanging out Monday afternoon in the parking lot of Brittingham Park, 829 W. Washington Ave., when a man wearing "American flag" shorts got out of a car and pointed a handgun at them. Fearing they would be shot, they drove from the park, and upon doing so spotted a Madison Police Parking Enforcement Officer (PEO), who was inside his official vehicle.
The PEO had just heard a report that did not sound like fireworks. Seconds later, the men in the SUV were yelling out: "The dude just fired a shot!" They pointed to a Toyota Camry that was just leaving the park's parking lot.
The PEO followed the Camry at a safe distance while providing updates to responding officers. He saw the suspect get out of the Camry, near the corner of S. Bedford St. and W. Wilson St., walk behind a residence, and get back in the Camry. The suspect was soon stopped by MPD officers.
A police K9 found a loaded handgun behind the S. Bedford St. residence where the suspect had walked.
Tyrone L. Jackson, age 53, told officers he had been in a dispute with the men in the SUV, claiming one had previously battered him. He denied having a gun at the park. Nevertheless, officer developed probable cause to arrest Jackson for second degree reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct while armed, and possession of a firearm by a felon.
Released 07/07/2020 at 11:02 AM by PIO Joel Despain
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