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Police Incident Reports A Selection of Noteworthy Incident Reports

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Incident Report for Case #2008-157434

Incident Type

Arrested Person

Incident Date

06/09/2008 - 12:17 PM


400 block W. Gorham Street


Melvin Gene Donaldson, age 51, no permanent address
Mr. Donaldson was arrested and tentatively charged with Discharging Bodily Fluid at Public safety Worker, Resisting/Obstructing an Officer, and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.


Madison Police Officer was taken to a local hospital and treated for exposure to suspect's saliva.


On June 9th two Madison Police Officers were on foot patrol in the State Street area when they were dispatched to a report of a drug deal going down in the 400 block of West Gorham Street. The officers responded and contacted three men - none of whom have permanent addresses. One of the men, Mr. Melvin Donaldson began to struggle with one of the officers after the officer detected there was likely drug paraphernalia in his pocket. During the arrest the suspect spit into the mouth of the officer while loudly reeling off a list of derogatory words and making threats. The officer was taken to a local hospital and treated for exposure to the saliva. Two suspected crack pipes were found in the suspect's pockets. The Madison Police Department will recommend he be banned from State Street.

Released 06/10/2008 at 12:36 PM by PIO Joel DeSpain

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