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Incident Report for Case #2021-00209768

Incident Type

Traffic Incident

Incident Date

06/08/2021 - 4:11 PM


800 E Gorham


On 6/8/2021 at around 4:15PM Madison Police Officers were conducting a traffic safety initiative in the 800 Block of E Gorham St, just before the area of James Madison Park. This area is posted as a 25 mile per hour zone. Officers observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed, then used a laser to determine the vehicle's speed to be 58 miles per hour. Officers attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle, but the vehicle continued to accelerate and failed to stop for a red signal. Due to safety concerns officers did not pursue the vehicle. Soon after, officers located the suspect vehicle crashed at the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and Gorham Street. The vehicle was abandoned, and officers learned it was stolen. A firearm was recovered from inside the vehicle. The investigation is ongoing. If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact MPD at 608-255-2345, or you can remain anonymous and contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014, or, on the web at p3tips.com

Released 06/09/2021 at 9:15 AM by P.O. Michael Malloy

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