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Confrontation lands man in hospital, police say

Confrontation lands man in hospital, police say

A 32-year-old man was punched, kicked and cut when he was attacked by three young men Thursday morning, according to a release from Madison police.

The victim told police he was walking in the 4700 block of Jenewein Road when he was attacked and cut with some sort of sharp-edged weapon. He said he got into a verbal confrontation before the attack.

Most of the man's cuts were superficial, but two required stitches, according to police.

The victim told police he knows who the attackers are but didn't want to tell police.

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Paintball gun game leads to citations for 4 men, police say

Paintball gun game leads to citations for 4 men, police say

Police said reports of men shooting at a vehicle Friday afternoon led to citations for four men allegedly carrying paintball guns.

Madison police Lt. Amy Schwartz said officers responded to a report of two men shooting what were described as assault rifles at a vehicle near Lien Road and North Thompson Drive at 2:07 p.m.

"Further investigation revealed that the guns were likely (paintball) guns and the suspect vehicle description was aired to area officers," Schwartz said.

An officer spotted the suspect vehicle on Park Street and made contact with four men inside.

Rayshawn Jackson, 20, Gerald Jones, 34, Marquese Murphy, 19 and Keith Binder, 23, were cooperative with police, the report said. Three paintball rifles and a paintball handgun were found.

"(The sergeant) on scene stated that one of the rifles was very realistic looking, resembling an AR rifle painted in (camouflage)," Schwartz said.

Home struck by gunfire

Home struck by gunfire

A Madison home was struck by gunfire early Friday morning, according to a release from Madison police.

Police were called to 1866 Fisher St. shortly after midnight and found damage to a window and a projectile inside the home.

No one was injured and no suspects were found.

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Beltline Bob service truck sideswiped by driver who didn't stop

Beltline Bob service truck sideswiped by driver who didn't stop

The Dane County Sheriff's Office is looking for a vehicle that sideswiped the Dane County Sheriff's Office Freeway Service truck Monday morning.

Around 9:25 a.m. the truck was shutting down an exit ramp lane on the eastbound Beltline to John Nolen Drive when it was hit by a passing vehicle, officials said. The sheriff?s deputy inside the vehicle had the emergency lights on and the large digital sign board was directing traffic to move over.

Highway workers were on the shoulder removing construction barrels when a red pickup truck with a red topper sideswiped the truck and hit the driver?s side mirror, according to the release. The driver of the truck did not stop, but the vehicle sustained damage to the passenger side of the vehicle.

Officials ask anyone with information who can help identify the vehicle or the driver to call the Dane County tip line at 608-284-6900.

Robber makes off with cash in gas station robbery

Robber makes off with cash in gas station robbery

Police said a man who reportedly robbed a gas station early Thursday made off with cash.

The Madison Police Department said officers responded to a report of an armed robbery at the convenience store at 2703 W. Beltline Highway at 2:02 a.m.

Police said the robber fled the store after obtaining an unknown amount of cash. As of Thursday morning, the man was still at large.

The robber was described as black, about 30 years old, between 5 feet 10 inches and 5 feet 11 inches tall, according to the report. He had a medium build and light brown eyes.

Belleville man leads MPD, State Patrol on vehicle pursuit

Belleville man leads MPD, State Patrol on vehicle pursuit

A Belleville man led Madison police on a short vehicle pursuit after an officer attempted a traffic stop Saturday morning, according to a release.

A Madison officer observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on the south frontage road near Seminole Highway off of the Beltline around 10:30 a.m., officials said.

The officer exited the Beltline onto Todd Drive and attempted a traffic stop with the vehicle, according to the release. The driver, John G. Mosgnaller, 28, refused to stop and went back onto the eastbound Beltline.

Mosgnaller exited the Beltline at Rimrock Road and eventually stopped for officers on County Road MM at Lacy Road in Fitchburg, police said.

Mosgnaller gave several excuses for not stopping, but officers said none of them were proven to be true.

Annual safety demo event returns to Capitol Square

Annual safety demo event returns to Capitol Square

An annual event hosted by area public safety groups returns to downtown Madison this weekend.

Each year, Safety Saturday provides an opportunity to demonstrate safe behaviors and teach people how to live, work and play safely, according to a city notice.

The event runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the Capitol Square and includes interactive demonstrations for all ages, organizers said. 

Safety Saturday is a cooperative effort between the City of Madison Fire Department and more than 25 public and private organizations throughout Dane County, fire department spokeswoman Bernadette Galvez said.

The event educates people of all ages, teaching them how to make safe decisions, prevent injuries and use devices such as seat belts, bike helmets, AEDs, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.