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Teen Accused Of Beating Woman With Rock-Filled Sock

Teen Accused Of Beating Woman With Rock-Filled Sock

A Madison teen was arrested for substantial battery Wednesday night after beating a woman with a sock filled with rocks, according to the Madison Police Department.

The teen and the woman had engaged in a verbal entanglement prior to the assault.

It took place at the intersection of West Badger Road and Park Street shortly before 11 p.m.,  police said.

Drunken Driver Involved In Head-On Collision Wednesday Afternoon, Police Say

Drunken Driver Involved In Head-On Collision Wednesday Afternoon, Police Say

A 67-year-old Madison woman brought her minivan to a stop as she was watching an erratic driver on Madison's south side Wednesday afternoon, but it wasn't enough to prevent her from being the victim of a crash, Madison police said.

The woman told police that she spotted the car, driven by Lawrence W. Morrissey, 64, of Madison, heading her way on Moorland Road at about 12:15 p.m. She told police the car blew through a stop sign at Lake Farm Road and went up and over a curb near the Madison Metropolitan Sewage District facility, nearly struck a fence, went back on and off of the curb a few more times, before accelerating towards her, striking her minivan head-on.

When an officer arrived, the suspect was still seated in his car with the airbags deployed, police said.

Morrissey told police he had been drinking, and a nearly empty bottle of alcohol was found in his coat pocket, police said.

Man Pistol Whipped, Robbed In Parking Lot Of Beltline Business

Man Pistol Whipped, Robbed In Parking Lot Of Beltline Business

A Chicago native, who moved to Madison a couple of months ago but does not have a permanent address, reported being pistol whipped and robbed by known assailants Thursday night, according to the Madison Police Department.

The victim said the attack happened in a parking lot near the 4200 block of the West Beltline Highway at about 6:30 p.m.

The victim said a man he knows only by his street name was one of four who beat him. Police said he suffered cuts and a large knot to his forehead.

Police said the man was only somewhat cooperative in the investigation, which is ongoing.

 

Man Flees Authorities, Nearly Struck By Vehicle On Beltline

Man Flees Authorities, Nearly Struck By Vehicle On Beltline

A 29-year-old Madison man was nearly struck by a vehicle on the Beltline Thursday morning as he attempted to run from police, according to the Dane County Sheriff's Department.

The incident began when a Dane County Sheriff's deputy attempted to make a traffic stop for a speeding violation on the Beltline at about 11 a.m. 

Authorities said the driver refused to stop and instead drove into the parking garage of the WalMart store on Royal Avenue. He got out of the vehicle and started to run away. 

Deputies established a perimeter of the area and were searching for him when a passing motorist stopped and said they had nearly struck a man who ran northbound across the Beltline.

A short time later, deputies located and arrested the suspect, Michael J. Betts, of Madison, near Winnequah Road and Graham Drive in Monona. 

Betts faces a felony charge of eluding along with several traffic citations, authorities said.

Jealousy A Motive In A Battery, Robbery On City's South Side

Jealousy A Motive In A Battery, Robbery On City's South Side

A Chicago man believes he was beaten and robbed on Tuesday night because of his prowess with women, according to Madison police.

Officers said the 24-year-old victim suffered a broken nose, a chipped tooth and head injuries requiring multiple stitches during an incident on Tuesday night.

The victim said he was about to get into a Jeep with the men in the 2900 block of Coho Street on Madison's south side when he was attacked.

The victim said the assault lasted about 10 minutes. He was robbed of his money, cellphones, vehicle keys and a wristwatch, police said.

The men remain at-large, police said.

Authorities Seek Public's Help In Locating AWOL Inmate

Authorities Seek Public's Help In Locating AWOL Inmate

Joseph L. Kearney, an inmate of the Dane County Jail has been declared AWOL, after he failed to show up for an appointment, according to the Dane County Sheriff's Department.

Kearney, 50, of Madison, is serving a sentence for theft and resisting or obstructing arrest, officials said.

At about 12:15 p.m., Kearney was released to go to an appointment, which was allowed under his court-ordered Huber status.

Anyone with information on Joseph Kearney's location is asked to call 911.

Man Fires Pellet Gun At Local Shuttle Bus

Man Fires Pellet Gun At Local Shuttle Bus

The operator of a shuttle bus was about to pick up some passengers Wednesday morning when the driver of an oncoming car pointed a gun out of his window and fired two shots with a pellet gun, according to the Madison Police Department.

Police said the shots left the van with two dimples and its driver, a 65-year-old Evansville man, extremely upset.

The victim told police he shuttles St. Mary's Hospital employees from a parking lot near Dean Health Care at 1313 Fish Hatchery Rd. to the hospital.

He said he was southbound, about to turn into the Fish Hatchery area lot, when the northbound car approached with the driver firing the pellet rounds.

He told police the violence was unprovoked.