Fitchburg police investigated four home burglaries in the area of Red Arrow Trail and Jenewein Road late Saturday evening.
Lt. Edward Hartwick said the first burglary was reported around 9:40 p.m. in the 4500 block of Jenewein Road. A homeowner told police that someone entered their home and stole the contents of a purse. Shortly after, additional home burglaries were reported in separate blocks of Red Arrow Trail, Hartwick said. An SUV was stolen from one of the homes. Hartwick said it appears one of the burglaries happened earlier in the evening, around 7 p.m. In at least one incident, the burglar(s) entered the home by breaking a basement window. In another, the entrance was made through an unlocked door or window, Hartwick said. Some of the victims were home while their houses were burglarized, Hartwick said. A handful of shootings across the city top recent notable crimes in Madison area
Man injured, residence hit in 3 shootings, Madison police say
A man was injured and a
residence was hit in three shootings since Thursday, Madison police reported.
A man came to a local hospital with a gunshot wound to an upper extremity after a shooting in the 1800 block of Fisher Street on the South Side shortly before 3:30 p.m. Friday, Officer Stuart Moeser said in a statement.
On Sunday shortly after 5 a.m., officers were called to the 5800 block of Balsam Road on the Southwest Side after a witness heard people walking around outside and then 10 gunshots, followed by people running, Lt. David Jugovich said in a statement.
SUV shot at after driver gestures at stolen vehicle traveling recklessly on East Side, Madison police say
An SUV was shot at after the driver gestured at a stolen vehicle traveling recklessly on the East Side on Sunday afternoon, Madison police reported.
A 28-year-old Madison man told police he and his three small children were riding in their SUV on South Stoughton Road near Cottage Grove Road about 12:50 p.m. when a black Toyota sedan with heavily tinted windows was driving recklessly around them, weaving in and out of traffic and onto the shoulder, police spokesman Joel DeSpain said in a statement.
Wisconsin sees another COVID-19 outbreak in prison system
Another Wisconsin prison has a COVID-19 outbreak of more than 100 cases, the state Department of Corrections reported Monday.
Racine Correctional Institution/Sturtevant Transitional Facility had 127 active COVID-19 cases among prisoners as of Monday, according to DOC’s data dashboard.
The outbreak comes as Kettle Moraine Correctional Institution and Oshkosh Correctional Institution are still in the midst of two large outbreaks. As of Monday, Kettle Moraine had 412 active cases among inmates and Oshkosh had 346.
Middleton police identify man facing 3rd OWI after crashing into St. Bernard Catholic Church
Middleton police have identified the man
facing a third offense of operating while intoxicated after crashing into St. Bernard Catholic Church last Monday.
Investigators determined that Aaron Klubertanz, 36, of Middleton, was traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound on University Avenue about 1 a.m. when he crossed over the center line, struck and knocked over a traffic light at the intersection with Parmenter Street, then continued into the west side of the church at 2015 Parmenter St., Capt. Travis Kakuske said in a statement.
Accused Kenosha protest shooter Kyle Rittenhouse won't face charges in Illinois
WAUKEGAN, Ill. — A 17-year-old accused of killing two protesters days after Jacob Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisconsin,
will not face charges in his home state of Illinois, prosecutors said Tuesday.
An investigation revealed the gun used in the Kenosha shooting was purchased, stored and used in Wisconsin, the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office said. There is no evidence the gun was ever physically possessed by Kyle Rittenhouse in Illinois, it said.
Wisconsin Dells man charged in alleged plot to kidnap Michigan governor
LANSING, Mich. — Michigan’s attorney general has charged a Wisconsin Dells man as part of what authorities have described as a foiled scheme to
storm the state Capitol building and kidnap officials, including Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
Brian Higgins, 51, of Wisconsin Dells, is the eighth person charged in the alleged plot. Higgins is charged with material support of an act of terrorism, Attorney General Dana Nessel said. If convicted, he could get up to 20 years in prison.
Pair of shootings on Madison's North and East sides leave at least 1 injured
Madison police were investigating a pair of
shootings on the North and East sides Thursday that left at least one person injured.
In the first incident, officers responded to the area of Trailsway Street and Brentwood Parkway on the North Side shortly before 6 p.m. for a report of a person with a rifle and several shots fired, Sgt. Angela Straka said. A number of callers had reported seeing some cars in the area and one person running from the scene. Witnesses also said a person had been shot.
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