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Complaint: Mother admits to tying her child numerous times

Complaint: Mother admits to tying her child numerous times

A mother charged with tying her 2-year-old to a bed while going to run errands admitted to police this wasn't the first time she had done this, according to a criminal complaint.

Katrena Salmon, 22, made her initial appearance Monday in Dane County court on one charge of child neglect.

According to the complaint, Salmon told police she tied the twine to the toddler's hip area, and tied the other end of the string to the foot of a bed. She left her child watching TV, while she went to go fix her computer and pick up her daughter from school, according to the complaint.

Police said a snowplow driver was clearing snow on Sunfish Court when he spotted a 2-year-old child out by himself wearing only a diaper and a T-shirt about a half hour after she said she left her apartment.

Police look for iPhone thieves

Police look for iPhone thieves

Two teenagers robbed another teenager of his iPhone Wednesday afternoon on Madison’s south side, police said.

A 13-year-old was walking on Turbot Drive around 3:30 p.m. looking down at his iPhone when two older boys approached him, according to a release.

Police said the two older boys reached out and grabbed the 13-year-old’s iPhone as they walked past him.

The two thieves split up and fled in different directions, according to the release.

The boys are described as being black 16- to 17-year-olds. One of the robbers is described as being 5 feet 8 inches to 5 feet 9 inches tall with a thin build and short hair. He was wearing a blue zip-up sweatshirt and blue jeans. The other robber is described as being 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 7 inches tall and was wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Man charged with traveling to Canada for sex with minor

Man charged with traveling to Canada for sex with minor

A Madison man is accused of traveling to Canada to take pornographic photos or video of a minor.

The Western District of Wisconsin U.S. Attorney's Office said Dylan Jordan, 22, was indicted Wednesday on suspicion of traveling from Madison to Canada on Aug. 6 to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor.

According to a news release, the indictment also accuses Jordan of using a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct to produce child pornography with a cellphone.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said Jordan has been in custody in Vancouver, British Columbia, since his arrest by Canadian authorities on Aug. 8. He will be returned to the United States to face charges after his pending case in Canada is resolved.

If convicted, Jordan would face a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison on each of the travel charges, and 15-30 years for the production of child pornography.

MPD looks for possibly armed robber

MPD looks for possibly armed robber

Madison police are asking for help finding a man who robbed the Klinke Cleaners on South Park Street on Tuesday night.

A man went into the business and demanded money, police said. He implied he had a gun, but no one was injured.

According to a release, the man fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

The robber is described as a white man in his mid-20s 5 feet 8 inches tall with a thin build and scruffy facial hair. He was wearing a black puffy winter jacket, blue jeans and a dark green knit hat. He may be associated with a maroon conversion van.

Officials ask anyone with information on the incident to contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.

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Drunken driver arrested for going wrong way down Beltline

Drunken driver arrested for going wrong way down Beltline

A Madison police officer managed to prevent a major accident on the Beltline early Sunday morning after he spotted someone driving the wrong way down the highway.

The incident happened just before 2 a.m. Sunday.

According to police, the officer was traveling west in the westbound lanes when he spotted a car driving the wrong way in the westbound lanes. The officer turned on his squad lights and drove into the path of the oncoming car.

The driver didn't stop, and the officer had to swerve to avoid running into the wrong-way driver. The officer then got behind the car, and the driver pulled over.

Pritesh Talvanker, 28, of Owings Mills, Md. faces charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence along with driving against traffic.

Police: $3,200 worth of hunting gear stolen out of truck

Police: $3,200 worth of hunting gear stolen out of truck

A Madison man had $3,200 worth of hunting gear stolen out of his pickup truck over the weekend, Madison police said.

The 34-year-old Madison man told police his truck was parked outside of his residence in the 1000 block of Moorland Road with the bow hunting gear in the back seat, according to a release.

He told police he may have left the truck unlocked Saturday, and thinks the thief likely got in that night.

A hunting bow, tree stand, range finder, binoculars, head lamp and other items estimated to be worth over $3,200 were taken, officials said.

Missing inmate found in Minnesota

Missing inmate found in Minnesota

Dane County officials said an inmate declared AWOL from the Dane County Jail in September has been found in Minnesota, according to a release.

Nathaniel A. Showers, 26, was released from the Ferris Center on Sept. 5 to attend classes at the MATC Truax campus and was scheduled to return by 4:30 p.m., officials said.

Showers be being held in the Hennipin County Jail on an escape warrant. He will be extradited back to Dane County, according to officials.

Showers is serving a six-month probation sentence for bail jumping and was sentenced with release privileges, according to the release.