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Drunken man damages police squad hood, police say

Police said a drunken man damaged a squad car Sunday night.

Madison police said officers were on routine foot patrol in the 2100 block of Carling Drive at 9:15 p.m. when they walked past two men chatting, one of whom wasn't wearing a shirt.

Officers continued their walk in the neighborhood, and returned to their parked squad car to find it had significant damage to the hood area.

Witnesses told officers the shirtless man had damaged the vehicle.

Officers found 25-year-old Michael W. Walters of Madison. Police said Walters didn't deny being involved in damaging the car. He reportedly said he pounded on the vehicle because of governmental oppression and he was angry, police said. Officers took Walters into custody on a charge of criminal damage to property.

Walters reportedly told police a variety of things that did not make sense, and he was unsteady on his feet, according to the report.

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Plea deal reached in child sexual assault case

A former Town of Madison man reached a plea deal on the day a trial was to start on a charge of repeated sexual assault of the same child.

Rogelio Lopez-Gonzalez, 35, pleaded guilty Monday. Both the prosecution and defense recommend a sentence of six years in prison and six years of extended supervision.

Lopez-Gonzalez was arrested in 2014 after a town of Madison police investigation. Police said he confessed to having sexual contact with a child in his home.

Sentencing is scheduled for Aug. 21.

Police: Man spent 6 hours in closed Expo Hall stealing

A man working inside the Alliant Energy Center stole about $10,000 worth of goods from vendors, according to a news release.

The Town of Madison Police said the Alliant Energy Center was hosting two events Thursday at the Expo Center: an Outdoor Reps Show and the Bhakti Fest Midwest.

According to a news release, at about 11 p.m., two people contracted by Bhakti Fest Midwest entered the Outdoor Reps Show hall while a crew was cleaning. Both left about 30 minutes later, but at about midnight, one of them 25-year-old Jason J. Bailey, of Eugene, Oregon, returned.

Police said Bailey spent the next six hours in the closed Expo Hall stealing equipment from 17 vendors and dodging the cleaning crew.

"Based on the surveillance video, the suspect was clearly aware of where the cleaning people were and did his best to remain undectected," Town of Madison Police said in the release. 

Man charged with disorderly conduct after incident at kids camp

A Madison man was arrested Wednesday afternoon after an alleged disturbance at a kids summer camp on the city's south side.

Madison police said concerned citizens outside the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County on Taft Street flagged down an officer at about 3:30 p.m. An angry man had entered the club building and threatened staff members. At the time, there were about 100 children at the club attending summer camp.

The man left on a moped, according to the report. Officers caught up with 44-year-old Douglas C. Morgan Jr. at a nearby park. Morgan reportedly yelled at police, used racial slurs and accused police of targeting him.

Morgan was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct.

Police said officers are requesting that Morgan be banned from the Boys and Girls Club as a condition of his bail.

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Officer uses tourniquet to slow injured man's blood loss

An officer who used a tourniquet to help slow an injured south Madison man's blood loss early Tuesday will be nominated for a department award, police said.

Madison police said an officer responded to a domestic disturbance on the 4700 block of Jenewein Road at 1:50 a.m. found a 48-year-old man bleeding profusely, moaning and drifting in and out of consciousness.

Police said the man severely cut his arm by punching a china cabinet. The man was at a critical juncture, so the officer pulled out a tactical tourniquet, something he routinely carries. He applied it to the injured man's upper left arm.

Paramedics arrived about 5 minutes later.

Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said doctors at the hospital remarked how important the tourniquet had been in keeping the man from being in a much worse predicament.

Police said the officer will be nominated for a Madison police life-saving award.

Man injured, glasses smashed in attack

A Madison man was injured and his glasses were smashed after an attack Monday afternoon on the city's south side, police say.

Madison police said a 29-year-old lost consciousness after he was attacked in the 2200 block of South Park Street at 3:55 p.m. The man was taken to a hospital after he was punched multiple times in the head.

He told police the person who hit him is someone with whom he has an ongoing conflict.

Police: When questioned, man rummaging in trash punches stranger

A Madison man was arrested Monday night after punching a man who asked him why he was rummaging through trash at a bus stop, police said.

Madison police said 29-year-old Kevin MacArthur was dumping three large trash cans at the South Transfer Point on West Badger Road at 8:14 p.m. when another man asked him what he was doing.

Police said MacArthur, who was shirtless, punched the 31-year-old Madison resident in the face. MacArthur told police attacked the stranger because it was none of his business to ask him what he was doing. MacArthur told police he was looking through garbage for his cash card.

Police said MacArthur smelled of alcohol.

MacArthur was arrested on suspicion of battery and disorderly conduct