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Police: Woman fights with officers during disturbance

Police: Woman fights with officers during disturbance

A Madison woman fought with officers as police tried to break up a disturbance on Russett Road early Saturday morning, according to a release from Madison police.

Police patrolling in the area when they found a disturbance underway in the 5800 block of Russett Road at 1:05 a.m. Officers said a crowd of people encircled them as they struggled to arrest 22-year-old Tiara M. Weston. Police said she had been drinking and got into a loud argument with others.

Officers said they used pepper spray to keep themselves safe.

Weston was arrested on suspicion of resisting an officer.

Police: Screaming man arrested at West Towne Mall

Police: Screaming man arrested at West Towne Mall

A man who was screaming and throwing merchandise at West Towne Mall had been smoking synthetic marijuana, according to a release from Madison police.

Police said Cyrus J. Hunter, 44, of Dane, created the disturbance in the Boston Store men's department Wednesday afternoon.

Witnesses told police Hunter was also acting wildly in the parking lot.

Hunter was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct and on a parole violation.

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Victim: Bicycle-riding thief peddled up, grabbed purse

Victim: Bicycle-riding thief peddled up, grabbed purse

Police said a woman who reported her purse was stolen Sunday night told officers the thief peddled up on a bicycle.

The Madison Police Department said a 43-year-old Madison woman was walking on the 6300 block of Raymond Road at 9 p.m.

Several young men on bikes peddled up behind the woman, according to the report. One of them, described as a teen, grabbed the woman's purse and rode off.

The purse was green with an orange bottom, orange straps and had a gold-colored "G" on its side.

The purse-snatcher was described as black, 15 or 16 years old with short dreadlocks. He was wearing a white T-shirt and dark shorts, police said.

Police: Man waved gun at vehicles, arrested with 2 kids in car

Police: Man waved gun at vehicles, arrested with 2 kids in car

Police said a person is in custody after multiple reports of a man waving a gun at other vehicles on Madison's west side Thursday.

The Madison Police Department said officers responded to a report of a man in a maroon vehicle waving a gun at a dark-colored SUV in the area of Hammersley Avenue and Whitney Way at about 5:30 p.m.

Multiple callers had reported similar incidents on the west side, according to the report. Callers described a man getting out of his vehicle and pointing the gun at other cars.

Officers spotted the vehicle a short time later and stopped the driver on University Avenue near Craig Avenue.

A gun was found in the vehicle and the 33-year-old man was arrested on a weapons violation, police said.

Two children, ages 2 and 6, were in the vehicle with the man. The kids were turned over to a family member.

No injuries were reported, police said.

Robber flees bank with cash, arrested later, police say

Robber flees bank with cash, arrested later, police say

Police arrested two men Thursday in connection with a west Madison bank robbery.

The Madison Police Department said officers responded to a report of a robbery at Summit Credit Union on South Yellowstone Drive at 10:04 a.m.

A man had left the bank with an undisclosed amount of cash and a weapon was not displayed during the robbery, according to police.

A witness noticed behavior that drew the witness's attention toward the bank. Police spokesman Officer Howard Payne said the witness was able to provide details about the suspects.

"(The witness) provided the timely information to the Dane County 911 Center, which allowed for officers to locate two individuals who are thought to be involved in the reported robbery," Payne said.

Emmanuel Dupocher, 37, of Madison, and David J. Gray, 26, of Sauk City, were arrested on suspicion of strong-armed robbery. Dupocher was also arrested on a warrant, Payne said.

Kitchen employee attacks cook, police say

Kitchen employee attacks cook, police say

Police said an 18-year-old restaurant worker charged with battery Tuesday evening allegedly told police the attack on a coworker was a joke. 

The Madison Police Department said Julian D. Quintana, of Madison, was working at Nonno's Italian Restaurant on Whitney Way at about 6:12 p.m. when he began punching the restaurant's cook, a 32-year-old Madison man.

Police said the cook was taken to the hospital for treatment of facial injuries.

The cook told police he didn't know why Quintana attacked him and that he had no conflict with Quintana, who washed dishes at Nonno's.

Quintana reportedly told police he had come up behind the cook, knocked his elbow and caused him to drop a chicken breast. Quintana also said he was only joking around with the cook.

Police said Quintana punched the cook, who fell to the ground and Quintana continued to punch the man until other employees intervened.

Quintana was charged with substantial battery.

Police: Man swears at children, threatens people with shoe

Police: Man swears at children, threatens people with shoe

A Madison man was arrested for allegedly swearing at a group of children and threatening people inside a laundromat Sunday afternoon, police said.

Officers responded to the 4600 block of Verona Road for reports of a man causing a disturbance, according to a release.

A woman told police she was confronted by Joseph L. Kearney, 52, when she was holding the door open for a group of small children around 12:20 p.m., officials said. Kearney allegedly swore at the group of children and started using disparaging racial remarks.

About 15 people were using the laundromat when Kearney started to punch a wall, and then held a shoe above his head in a threatening manner, according to the release.

Police said this was at least the third recent incident reported involving Kearney acting the same way.

Kearney was arrested on a tentative disorderly conduct charge.

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