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Homeowner interrupts would-be thieves in west side home

Madison police are investigating an incident where a homeowner interrupted what was likely a burglary attempt early Tuesday morning.

A Madison resident was startled when two men entered the home in the 6200 block of Camino Way just before 2:30 a.m., according to a release.

Police said they believe the would-be thieves may have thought the home was vacant at the time.

When the homeowner surprised the two men, one of them swore, and they both left the house, according to the release.

Police did not release a description of the would-be thieves.

Police ask anyone with information on the incident or who may have seen suspicious activity in the neighborhood to call 608-255-2345.

Madison man facing 5th OWI charge following crash

Madison man facing 5th OWI charge following crash

Madison police said a 42-year-old Madison man faces his fifth charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated after he was involved in a two-car crash late Monday night on the city’s southwest side.

Police said the crash happened just before 10:30 p.m. at the corner of Verona Road and Raymond Road.

According to police, officers noticed one of the drivers involved appeared intoxicated following the accident.

Officers asked the driver, Brian Wipperfurth, to complete sobriety tests. He refused, but would later submit to a breath test, which reported a blood alcohol content value of .12, according to Madison police.

One man faces charges following disturbance on southwest side

One man faces charges following disturbance on southwest side

Madison police said they had to break up a chaotic scene outside a southwest side duplex late Monday evening, after responding to reports of shots being fired at the home.

Police said they were called to a duplex in the 7200 block of Tempe Drive just after 10:30 p.m. According to police, approximately 20 people were in the street and several cars were seen leaving the area.

Officers started talking with someone inside the duplex after investigating the scene for about an hour. People came out of the complex and were detained by officers outside, according to police.

After the investigation, police arrested one man for a pre-existing warrant and investigated several others for probation violations.

Badgers fans invited to send-off event at Kohl Center

Badgers fans are invited to a pep rally at the Kohl Center Wednesday to send the team off to the Final Four in Indianapolis.

The men’s basketball team will depart for the Final Four after the send-off event at 5:30 p.m. at the Kohl Center, according to a release.

Gates will open at 5 p.m. with a brief program featuring head coach Bo Ryan and the team starting at 5:30 p.m., organizers said. Admission is free.

Shell casings found near west Madison area of shots fired reports

Evidence supporting a possible weapons violation was found in a west Madison neighborhood early Saturday, police said.

The Madison Police Department said officers responded to multiple reports of shots fired on the 7100 block of Carnwood Road at 5 a.m.

Officers canvassed the area and located spent shell casings, according to the report.

One of the callers told police a white vehicle was seen leaving the area southbound on Muirfield Road toward County Road PD just after the suspected gunfire was heard.

Madison police said no injuries or damage related to the incident were reported.

Madison considers future restrictions of tobacco, vaping businesses

The city of Madison is considering an ordinance that would restrict the future locations of stores that primarily sell tobacco products and vaping supplies and paraphernalia.

The ordinance is currently being looked at by the city planning commission, and as it is currently written would apply to businesses where 20 percent or more of its display area is for the sale of tobacco products, vaping supplies or paraphernalia.

Businesses falling into that category would be restricted from opening within 1,000 feet of schools, day care centers, health care facilities or residences. They would also be restricted from opening within 500 feet of other tobacco retailers.

Businesses falling into that category that are currently operating would be allowed to stay open and would be grandfathered in under the new ordinance. Those businesses could be sold to a new owner and continue to operate as long as there is not a 12-month gap in which they cease to do business.

Shot fired into house on southwest side

Shot fired into house on southwest side

Someone fired a shot into a home on Madison’s southwest side Wednesday night, according to Madison police, and officers are now trying to find three people in connection with the incident.

The incident happened around 8:45 p.m. Wednesday in the 6800 block of Chelsea Lane.

According to police, a resident saw two men and one woman outside and made contact with them. Police said one of the people approached the victim’s home with a gun and tried to get inside.

Police said after the man tried to get inside, he fired a shot into the home.

No one was injured in the incident, according to police. Police said they are looking two men and one woman in the incident. Police do not believe this was a random incident.