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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.


DOJ: 2 south central Wis. men in court on cocaine charges

DOJ: 2 south central Wis. men in court on cocaine charges

A Fitchburg man and a Madison man were in federal court Wednesday facing drug charges, according to a Wisconsin Department of Justice release.

Luis Alcantar Garcia, 27, a citizen of Mexico found in Fitchburg, was charged with two counts of possessing cocaine with intent to distribute, and with being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm, according to the release.

He allegedly possessed cocaine and planned on distributing it twice on Oct. 30, officials said. He also faces a second count that charges the amount of cocaine he possessed was 500 grams or more.

According to the release, he also allegedly possessed a .32-caliber semi-automatic firearm on Oct. 30.

Man suspected of attacking hotel clerk arrested

Man suspected of attacking hotel clerk arrested

Surveillance video helped officers find a man suspected of robbing a hotel clerk of his cellphone after trying to kick the trespasser out of the Super 8 on Madison's south side, according to police.

Madison police said the 23-year-old clerk was on duty at the motel at about 2:33 a.m. Oct. 28 when a man inside refused to leave. The man was not staying at the hotel and was not there to visit any of the guests.

When the trespasser refused to go, the clerk pulled out his phone and said he was calling police. The man punched the clerk in the face, according to the report. The blow caused the victim to drop his phone, which the robber grabbed and fled.

Police said Donald D. Alford-Lofton, 19, of Madison, was arrested Monday on suspicion of robbery, battery, intimidation of a victim and bail jumping.

The Super 8 is at 1602 W. Beltline Hwy.