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Police find damaged door, no shell casings at report of shots fired

Police find damaged door, no shell casings at report of shots fired

Police said damage to a gas station door could have been caused by a bullet Friday night.

The Madison Police Department said at 10:52 p.m. officers responded to a report of shots fired at the BP at 4501 Verona Road.

A door to the BP was found damaged possibly by a bullet, according to the report. Officers did not find shell casings.

An SUV was seen leaving the gas station around the time of the shots fired report, police said.

2 cars struck by gunfire

2 cars struck by gunfire

Two cars parked by an apartment building were struck by bullets Tuesday morning, according to a report from Madison police.

A resident told police several shots were heard on Sunfish Court and witnesses reported seeing a car driving away quickly from the parking lot moments after the gunfire.

Officers said shell casings were recovered.

Police said they don’t know if the cars were targeted.

No one was injured.

Police: Drunken teen drives into truck, mailboxes, fire hydrant

Police: Drunken teen drives into truck, mailboxes, fire hydrant

A drunken 18-year-old crashed his car into a parked truck, three mailboxes, a fire hydrant and tore up several lawns early Sunday morning, according to a release from Madison police.

Police were called to the 600 block of Moorland Road at 1:37 a.m. after numerous callers reported hearing a loud bang and watching the driver eventually get his car back onto the road. Police said sparks were flying from the bottom of his car.

Police said Javier Gallegos Hernandez was pursued by town of Madison police as he drove onto South Towne Drive and pulled into a parking ramp near Walmart on Royal Avenue. He was arrested by Madison police on suspicion of operating while intoxicated, hit-and-run, and operating after suspension and fleeing.

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Madison police chief, district officials to host community forums

The Madison Police Department has scheduled community forums to stay engaged with questions and concerns of residents, according to a release.

The sessions will be an opportunity to provide police officials and MPD Police Chief Mike Koval with direct feedback, officials said. There will also be a representative from the district to talk about specific neighborhood issues.

Police: Meat cleaver used when argument turns violent

Police: Meat cleaver used when argument turns violent

A man suffered minor injuries when he was attacked with the blunt end of a meat cleaver during an argument in an apartment Wednesday night, according to a release from Madison police.

Officers were called to the apartment in the 2300 block of Cypress Way at 10:05 p.m. and found the 45-year-old victim had minor injuries.

Police said the argument escalated to violence and the victim was struck in the back and hand with the blunt end of a meat cleaver. The man fled as police were called.

Arbe T. Bailey, 51, of Madison, was arrested on suspicion of second-degree reckless endangerment and disorderly conduct.

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Recent thefts from cars prompt reminder to secure property

Recent thefts from cars prompt reminder to secure property

Police reminded residents of a south Madison neighborhood to secure property following a recent pattern of area thefts.

In a neighborhood alert online, police said an unknown person had entered unlocked cars in the Gilson Street area. Coins, small electronics and other miscellaneous property were reportedly stolen.

Police said residents should keep valuables that are in vehicles out of plain sight. Residents should also lock car doors. Police emphasized that many of the recent thefts were to vehicles that were not locked. 

Police asked anyone with information about recent thefts in the Bay Creek Neighborhood to call South District Madison police at 266-5938. 

The alert also said residents should call 911 if they see suspicious people in their neighborhood.

Police: Drunken driver causes Beltline crash; Dumps beer cans

Police: Drunken driver causes Beltline crash; Dumps beer cans

A drunken driver caused a three-vehicle crash on the Beltline Monday afternoon and tried to dump a bag of empty beer cans after the crash, according to a release from Madison police.

Police said Vicente J. Albino-Esteban, 33, of Madison, was trying to exit the Beltline onto Fish Hatchery Road just after 2:30 p.m. Monday when he plowed his truck into another truck causing the second truck to strike a car. The truck and car involved in the crash were stopped for a red light.

The drivers of the truck and car told police they saw Albino-Esteban toss a bag of empty beer cans down a hill. The bag was later collected by police.

Albino-Esteban was arrested on suspicion of fourth-offense operating while intoxicated, operating while revoked, having open intoxicants in a vehicle and inattentive driving.