A 72-year-old Madison man is dumbfounded after officials say he received a phony telephone call from someone reporting to be his grandson at the Madison Police Department. The grandfather told police the caller’s “parents” would “flip out” if he contacted them.
Over the past couple months, the Downtown Coordinating Committee along with Tangible Consulting Services, a Minneapolis company specializing in “services to advance public goals and high-quality development,” has been studying ways to improve retail in downtown Madison.
The Madison Police Department is asking for help from the public in locating a suspected serial bank robber, continuing to investigate six incidents assumed to be related. One of six attempted occurred shortly before 10 a.m.
Madison Police Department Chief Mike Koval and Urban League of Greater Madison President and CEO Dr. Ruben Anthony discussed police-community relations Thursday night before the Madison Police Department Policy and Procedure Review Ad Hoc Committee. Both communities answered five pre-determined questions from the committee on improving policing policy in Madison and how they thought it could be improved.
The Madison Police Department is continuing the investigation into the shooting near Memorial Union that occurred Sept.
The Diversion Work Group, a new component of the 2016 Dane County Budget, presented its report, focusing on reducing the number of individuals in jail and promoting a more efficient criminal justice system, to the Dane County Public Protection and Judiciary Committee Tuesday. The organization is made up of 11 appointed members from the community as well as county staff who were picked for their significant justice system experience and expertise.
The Madison Police Department swore in 23 new recruits at the Police Training Center on Femrite Drive Monday, after they completed the department’s Pre-Service Academy. After spending over 800 hours in “academy” training, the recruits will spend the next three months working with a veteran officer on patrol.
The Madison Police Department arrested Zachary Vannatta, 22, for alleged second-degree sexual assault after an incident at a house party Saturday afternoon. The incident occurred on the 1500 block of Jefferson Street, near 7-Eleven on Regent Street, according to an MPD incident report.
The Dane County Board of Supervisors voted to amend its minimum wage ordinance Tuesday night, increasing pay for workers of the county and entities with which the county contracts to $12.50 by January of next year. The updated ordinance changes the definition of a “living wage” in service contracts and sets an hourly wage for those service contracts at $12.50 effective Jan. 1, 2017.
The city of Madison announced Tuesday that it will be addressing the barrier some citizens face to accessing affordable Internet through a new program called Connecting Madison. Common Council established the Digital Technology Committee in 2013 with the mission of “making studies and recommendations relative to facilitating the provision of internet access to all citizens with special attention to low income families, realizing additional benefits from and [expanded] utilization of the Metropolitan Unified Fiber Network...” Connecting Madison is what came of that committee to ensure Internet access for low-income families.
Firemen and police officers temporarily closed off the 500 block of West Mifflin Street Tuesday night after receiving a 911 call about a possible basement fire. The resident of the house returned home around 8 p.m.
The city of Madison Common Council unanimously voted to delay discussion of a motion intended to curb roadside panhandling put forth by Mayor Paul Soglin Tuesday. Madison suspended enforcement of its General Ordinances regarding panhandling in January after the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin sent a letter to city attorney Michael May, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.
A man was taken to a local hospital after being shot in the abdomen near Memorial Union early Sunday morning. The man, whom Madison Police are not identifying at this time, was at an outdoor party on the 600 block of Mendota Court.
Madison police identified Richard Friday and Andrew Muir as the officers involved in the forceful June 21 arrest of Genele Laird at East Towne Mall.
Roughly 200 demonstrators marched throughout Madison Sunday to protest police officers killing Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, which occurred last week in Baton Rouge, La.
Genele Laird, an 18-year-old black woman whose forcible arrest by Madison Police Department officers Tuesday was captured on a video that quickly went viral, will enter into a restorative justice program, Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said during a press conference Friday.