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Friday, February 23, 2024

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Unoccupied boat leads to search, no rescue

The Lake Rescue Team, affiliated with Madison Fire Department, was called out to Lake Monona to investigate an eerie situation during the midmorning hours Wednesday. According to a MFD incident report, people fishing and enjoying the unusually warm weather were suspicious when they saw an unattended boat a distance from the shoreline with the motor running for more than 10 minutes. The Lake Rescue Team arrived at the Olin Park boat launch at approximately 9:34 a.m., and proceeded into the water to the neglected boat. “Medic 5 was in the area at the time and also responded to the scene,” Public Information Officer Cynthia Schuster said. “They met an off-duty Madison firefighter who just happened to [have] return[ed] from fishing.” After arriving at the unattended vessel, two other boats cruised over.

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Beltline burglars tailgate, steal car

A 32-year-old woman had the scare of her life when she was carjacked in what Madison Police Department called a “bigger city crime” in an incident report. The episode occurred just off the West Beltline Highway near South Park Street.

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Conman bluffs 72-year-old

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.

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