A police dog and footprints in the snow led to a teen’s arrest after gunshots were reported on the Far East Side on Thursday night, Madison police reported.
Officers responded to the 100 block of Swanton Road shortly after 11:15 p.m. Thursday after the shots were reported, Chief Shon Barnes said in his blog.
The dog and footprints led officers to a residence where they found the 16-year-old suspect and a gun. The teen was arrested on tentative charges of possession of a dangerous weapon by a child under 18 and discharge of firearm, Barnes said.
Courts reporter Ed Treleven's memorable stories from 2021
From the more than 240 stories I published in 2021, here are five that stand out in my mind for various reasons, because of their unusual subject matter, popularity among readers or the lasting impact the subjects of those stories will have. Most are different from the usual things I encounter in the courts every day.
Edgewood High School's football team was in the WIAA playoffs when it was disqualified for having an ineligible player.
This was one of the more unusual cases I covered this year.
East High School business teacher David Kruchten, explained himself in a letter to U.S. District Judge James Peterson before his sentencing.
Amid days covering unspeakable tragedy, it was a wonderful diversion to meet Alan Crossley, a volunteer with Wheels for Winners.