Total Madison Police Department traffic citations through the third quarter of 2015 increased compared to 2014, partially thanks to continued Department of Transportation grant initiatives. MPD Lieutenant Trevor Knight spoke to the Pedestrian, Bicycle and Motor Vehicle Commission Tuesday evening about the Third Quarter Traffic Enforcement Activity Report. The report showed there were 6,946 citations issued in the third quarter, an increase from the second quarter’s 4,943. Of those, 1,336 citations and 375 warnings came from DOT Bureau of Transportation Safety grant initiatives.
A Madison driver was arrested Saturday afternoon after running his car into a parked vehicle near the intersection of Hoard Street and Oak Street, according to a Madison Police Department incident report.
The Madison Christian Giving Fund successfully concluded the 2015 year by raising $120,000 in grant money via payroll deductions, private donations and with the help of social media campaigning.
Madison police responded to reports of several shots fired on the city’s East Side Sunday and subsequently engaged in a standoff with an armed man that lasted nearly nine hours and ended in the man suffering a drug overdose.