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Homeless men cited for trespassing, were bunking down in City-County Building

Homeless men cited for trespassing, were bunking down in City-County Building


Two homeless men found bedding down for the night on the second floor of the City-County Building were ticketed for trespassing Wednesday night, with one of the men saying he won't change his habits, police said.

Kenneth Horenkamp, 75, and Moses Davis, 53, were both cited for unlawful trespass, Madison police said in a news release. Davis also was cited for having open intoxicants.

According to police:

Officers went up two floors from the ground level police station in the building at 210 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard to where an alarm was sounding on the second floor at about 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Horenkamp was in the process of bunking in Room 201, which is the main meeting room of both the Dane County Board and the Madison City Council, while Davis was setting up his sleep site in a hallway near a bank of elevators.

Police spokesman Joel DeSpain said Horenkamp had two plastic bags full of possessions, and what appeared to be a bottle that contained urine. Davis allegedly had a bottle of alcohol with him.

"Both men had been warned and cited in the past, as police have made it clear they cannot be inside the building after business hours," DeSpain said.

"Mr. Horenkamp told an officer he has no intention of changing his behavior, despite repeated contacts with law enforcement."

In a separate incident on Wednesday morning, Madison municipal court employees arriving for work said they found feces spread on the wall of a courtroom in the City-County Building.

No suspects in the human waste incident were found, and no police report was filed.

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