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Incident Report for Case #2008-104606

Incident Type

Special Event

Incident Date

06/28/2008 - 9:30 PM


3110 N Sherman Ave (Warner Park)


On 6/28/08, the Rhythm and Booms event was a success. There was a short storm interruption, which shut down the event for approximately 1/2 hour during the mid-afternoon. This storm did not cause any serious damage and the event was able to resume on schedule.

There were 10 arrests at the event, which were related to youth disturbances in the Carnival Midway area of the Park. These disturbances involved large groups of youth, ages ranging from mid-teens to early twenties. There was gang posturing behavior. The Madison Police Department Special Events Team was forced to shut down the Midway, and clear the area. There were several fights leading to a total of 10 arrests including Disorderly Conduct, Battery and one individual charged with Recklessly Endangering Safety. In addition to these issues, there were 3 individuals taken to the Dane County Detox Center and a handful of citations issued.

The bulk of the event was extremely positive and the crowds were generally well-behaved. The crowd was estimated between 150,000 and 175,000 people.

Cameron McLay, Captain of Police
City of Madison Police, North District Commander

Released 06/29/2008 at 1:44 AM by Sgt. Karen Krahn

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