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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.

Man ODs on heroin, suspected dealer arrested

Man ODs on heroin, suspected dealer arrested

Madison police said one of many heroin cases from over the weekend included the overdose of a man while his mother waited in a gas station parking lot.

The Stoughton woman told police her son, in his 30s, asked her to drive him to the Speedway at 4902 Verona Road on Saturday afternoon to collect money after winning a bet. She said he went inside and was gone several minutes when police arrived.

Police said surveillance video showed the woman?s son meeting outside another door with a man who arrived in a van driven by a woman and filled with children. The video showed the son going into a bathroom, coming out and collapsing.

The van was spotted just before 8 p.m. as the driver parked in the 6900 block of Odana Road, police said. Andre D. Bowman, 40, of Madison, was arrested on suspicion of delivery of heroin and on a parole violation. The driver, the suspect, and children were on their way to a nearby pizza party, according to police.

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.