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Incident Report for Case #2021-302412

Incident Type


Incident Date

08/03/2021 - 7:30 PM


600 Block of S Whitney Way


Tracy M Cowan, 37 years old


Madison Police Officers and the Madison Fire Department were dispatched to the 600 block of S Whitney Way reference an adult female passed out on the sidewalk near a vehicle. Madison Fire revived the subject with naloxone and transported them to a local hospital. Officers investigate and find a 5-year-old child in the vehicle and find another adult subject inside the store with an 8-month-old and 2-year-old associated with the same vehicle. Officers learned the subject was inside the store for over an hour and was shopping lifting. The subject showed clear signs of being under the influence of narcotics and the subject later admitted to ingesting OxyContin. Officers found the second subject picked up the first subject, along with the three children, and drove to the store. The second subject was booked into the Dane County Jail for the tentative charges of child neglect. Dane County Human Services was contacted and children were placed with their respective fathers. The investigation is ongoing.

Cowan was lodged at the Dane County Jail on a charge of Misdemeanor Child Neglect.

Released 08/04/2021 at 9:48 AM by PIO Ryan Kimberley

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