top story Sandy Hook, senseless violence head notable crimes in Madison area this week Jun 20, 2019 A weekly roundup of crime reports from Madison and the surrounding area. Judge rules against Sandy Hook denier from Dane County; trial for damages is next step A Dane County judge on Monday found that a longtime conspiracy theorist living in the village of Oregon, along with his co-defendant, defamed the father of a victim of the Sandy Hook massacre and allowed a trial for damages against the men to move ahead.James Fetzer (foreground), of Oregon, and Mike Palecek, of Saginaw, Minnesota, edited the 2016 edition of the book “Nobody Died at Sandy Hook,” which alleges Leonard Pozner circulated a fraudulent copy of his son Noah Pozner’s death certificate. Fetzer also co-authored a chapter in the book and has repeated in his blog the claim that Leonard Pozner circulated a fake death certificate for his son.Read the whole story here. Chris Rickert | Wisconsin State Journal 'Senseless violence' leads to conviction of Milwaukee man in Dodge County robbery A Milwaukee man who beat and robbed a man at a wayside along a highway in 2017 was found guilty Thursday in a Dodge County courtroom.Keenan Brown, 24, faces up to 20 years in prison on the convictions of robbery with use of force and substantial battery, the Dodge County District Attorney's Office said.Read the whole story here. Dodge County Sheriff's Office Man kicked in face while relaxing at park, suspect arrested, Madison police say Police arrested a man Saturday after he was seen punching and kicking a Michigan man in the face at Brittingham Park.Gary Troutman Jr., 58, no permanent address, was tentatively charged with battery, disorderly conduct and aggravated battery against an elderly person, Madison police said.Read the whole story here. Dane County Sheriff's Office $100K in drugs seized, Madison man arrested, police say A search of a North Side apartment Thursday turned up over $100,000 in drugs and led to the arrest of the alleged drug dealer.Anthony Nance, 28, Madison, was tentatively charged with four counts of delivery of heroin, maintaining a drug trafficking place, possession with intent to deliver heroin, cocaine and marijuana, and on a probation hold, Madison police said.Read the whole story here. Dane County Sheriff's Office Parking garage attendants attacked Downtown, suspect arrested, Madison police say Two parking ramp attendants were attacked by a driver early Thursday morning in Downtown Madison, with police using surveillance video to track down and arrest the suspect.Keisha El, 32, Madison, was tentatively charged with two counts of battery and two counts of disorderly conduct, Madison police said.Read the whole story here. Dane County Sheriff's Office Janesville man arrested for alleged 4th OWI, police say A Janesville man found sleeping in his car at a gas station Sunday night was arrested for his alleged fourth operating while intoxicated offense.Aaron Thompson, 32, was taken to the Rock County Jail following his arrest, Janesville police said.Read the whole story here. Janesville Police Department Suspect in hit-and-run crash arrested, Madison police say A Madison man has been arrested almost four weeks after allegedly driving his car at another man during an argument, hitting the victim with his car before driving away.Zaim Muqtasid, 49, was arrested Thursday afternoon on tentative charges of first-degree reckless endangering safety and disorderly conduct while armed, Madison police said.Read the whole story here. Dane County Sheriff's Office Madison drug dealer gets 10-year prison sentence, officials say A Madison man convicted of dealing cocaine has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.Louis Boatner, 44, will also have four years of supervised release following the prison term, according to a news release from the US Attorney's Office.Read the whole story here. Dane County Sheriff's Office Milton man crashed into Sun Prairie pond, rescued by police A Milton man who crashed into a pond in Sun Prairie Tuesday evening was rescued by police and revived by EMS crews before he was arrested, authorities said.Trevor Harmel, 27, was charged with third-offense operating while intoxicated and possession of narcotics, according to online court records.Read the whole story here. Dane County Sheriff's Office Madison man arrested for alleged eighth OWI offense, police say A Madison man who hit a car in Columbia County Tuesday morning then fled the scene before his car conked out was arrested for his alleged eighth operating while intoxicated offense.Ronald Garske, 54, was taken into custody shortly after 11 a.m., the Sheriff's Office said.Read the whole story here. Columbia County Sheriff's Office Long-missing fugitive facing sex charges returned to Madison from Austria, appears in federal court A Madison man facing sex assault, battery, child pornography and other charges, who fled the U.S. in 2011 and was on the run until his arrest in Austria last year, is back in Madison and appeared Friday in federal court on a charge of fraudulently obtaining a passport.U.S. Magistrate Judge Stephen Crocker ordered William I. Guy, 51, kept in custody as he awaits trial on state and federal charges, most of them filed in 2010 and 2011.Read the whole story here. Dane County Jail Man charged with reckless injury for shooting in May on Southwest Side An Oregon man who was arrested Wednesday in a shooting on Madison’s Southwest Side in May has been charged with first-degree reckless injury.Ronald A. Rice Jr., 35, was charged Friday with shooting a man during a party at a home on North Wickham Court. A witness identified him as the person who fired the shot, according to a criminal complaint filed in Dane County Circuit Court.Read the whole story here. Dane County Sheriff's Office Appeals court says judge erred by not allowing insanity evidence A Dane County judge should have allowed a Fall River man, who stabbed a man in Madison before committing several other crimes in other counties, the opportunity to present an insanity defense, a state appeals court ruled Thursday.The 4th District Court of Appeals said James M. Kruger, 41, who was convicted of state and federal crimes following a three-county crime spree in 2013, should have been allowed by Circuit Judge Stephen Ehlke to present an insanity defense during his trial in Madison on charges of first-degree reckless endangerment and felony bail jumping.Read the whole story here. Wisconsin Department of Corrections Tags Notable-crime Related to this collection Crime and Courts Man on patio terrified East Side resident, Madison police say Jun 19, 2019 A man looking into a fourth-floor East Side apartment from the patio terrified the female resident early Wednesday morning, prompting the woman to grab a baseball bat and run to a neighbor to call police. Crime and Courts 3 drunken driving arrests in 3 weeks for Georgia man, Madison police say Jun 19, 2019 David Ndong is not having a good June in Madison.Ndong, 26, was arrested for alleged drunken driving early Wednesday morning, his third arrest for the same offense in three weeks. Crime and Courts Police dog tracked auto theft suspect for half-mile, suspect arrested, Madison police say Jun 20, 2019 Police dog Falko was successful during a long track early Thursday morning, finding an auto theft suspect after going through woods, yards, and parking lots on the Far East Side. Crime and Courts Women fought police Downtown, one officer injured, another spit on, Madison police say Jun 20, 2019 A Madison police officer was slightly injured and another was spit on while trying to break up a fight involving three women Wednesday night Downtown. Crime and Courts Motorcyclist hits car, arrested for alleged fourth OWI, Madison police say Jun 20, 2019 A motorcyclist who hit the rear of a car while driving on the East Side was arrested for his alleged fourth operating while intoxicated offense. Crime and Courts Man arrested for drug possession dies in Richland County; went unconscious during booking Jun 21, 2019 A 25-year-old Richland Center man died Wednesday after being arrested for drug possession, the man collapsing while being booked into jail. Crime and Courts Kidnapped kitty returned to store, thieves identified, Madison police say Jun 21, 2019 A kitten stolen from a North Side pet store has been returned to the store, with Madison police knowing who the thieves are. Crime and Courts Teen auto theft suspects could be responsible for many area crimes, Madison police say Jun 22, 2019 Two teens arrested in Madison Thursday night are being linked to numerous crimes in the area, including auto theft, burglary, gun violence and thefts from cars. Crime and Courts Madison police: Handcuffed man fled squad car, brought traffic to standstill Jun 21, 2019 A Madison man in handcuffs inside a police squad car jumped out of the car Wednesday afternoon and ran into a busy East Side street, bringing traffic to a standstill before getting caught. Crime and Courts Shots fired during fight in Fitchburg, police say Jun 24, 2019 A fight in Fitchburg led to shots being fired among the participants Sunday afternoon, with the people fleeing the scene before police arrived. Crime and Courts Janesville man allegedly burglarized 3 apartments in same building, police say Jun 24, 2019 A Janesville man arrested early Monday morning after police responded to a burglary call is believed to have taken items from three apartments in the same building. Crime and Courts Gun found in car, Madison man arrested, police say Jun 24, 2019 A Madison man with a history of felony convictions was arrested Sunday afternoon for allegedly having a loaded gun in his car. Crime and Courts Fond du Lac County man arrested in Middleton for alleged 4th OWI Jun 24, 2019 A Fond du Lac County man stopped by police early Sunday morning for driving all over the road was arrested for his alleged fourth operating while intoxicated offense. Crime and Courts Police dog finds suspect hiding in dumpster, Madison police say Jun 24, 2019 A Madison man involved in a fight early Sunday morning ran from police through Downtown streets, getting arrested after police dog Bowie tracked him to a dumpster, the man hiding inside. Crime and Courts Intoxicated woman attacked 2 Downtown, made threats to officers upon arrest, Madison police say Jun 24, 2019 A Madison woman who allegedly punched two other women Downtown Friday afternoon also allegedly threatened arresting officers. Crime and Courts Man allegedly took photos of 14-year-old girl in store bathroom, Madison police say Jun 24, 2019 A Cottage Grove man has been arrested for allegedly taking cellphone photos of a 14-year-old girl while in the woman's restroom at an East Side store. Crime and Courts Deputy shoots man who threatened to shoot mother, Marquette County Sheriff says Jun 25, 2019 The unidentified man was taken to a hospital for treatment; his mother wasn't injured. Crime and Courts Shots fired in Fitchburg, no reports of injuries, police say Jun 25, 2019 Gunshots reportedly were fired early Tuesday morning in Fitchburg, but police found nobody injured or property damage. Crime and Courts Police take man into custody after standoff at Richland Center hotel Jun 25, 2019 A Lone Rock man was taken into custody early Monday morning at a Richland Center hotel after a police tactical team broke into his hotel room, ending a standoff. Crime and Courts Girl gets out of stranger danger on Southwest Side, Madison police say Jun 25, 2019 A 15-year-old girl went into a business to get away from two men she believed were following her Monday afternoon on the city's Southwest Side. Crime and Courts Man took off pants, underwear to wash at laundromat, Madison police say Jun 25, 2019 Washing clothes at the laundromat is normal, but if it means taking off your pants and underwear, you stand the chance of getting arrested. Crime and Courts Shot fired on South Side, no report of injuries, Madison police say Jun 25, 2019 An argument led to a shot being fired early Tuesday morning on Madison's South Side, but there was no report of anyone injured or property being damaged. Crime and Courts Burglars made off with cartons of cigarettes, Madison police say Jun 25, 2019 Madison police are looking for two men who broke into an East Side gas station early Monday morning, stealing a large quantity of cigarettes. Crime and Courts Wisconsin Dells man arrested for alleged 12th drunken driving offense Jun 26, 2019 A Wisconsin Dells man seen driving erratically in Richland Center was stopped by police and arrested for his alleged 12th operating while intoxicated offense. Crime and Courts Wisconsin man gets jail time for repeatedly clogging women's toilets Jul 2, 2019 SHEBOYGAN — A Wisconsin man has been sentenced to 150 days in jail for repeatedly clogging women’s toilets, including at places he worked.