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Police: Couple Used Baby To Steal TVs From Target Store

A husband and wife were arrested after allegedly using a child to help them steal three televisions from a local department store chain.

The Madison couple stole the TVs from Target stores on the city's East and West sides. The latest incident happened Monday at 3:15 p.m. at the Target in the 4300 block of Lien Road on Madison's East Side.

According to police, Terry and Gaynisha Turner were arrested at the Target store on suspicion of shoplifting a 22-inch Samsung LED television.

Police said surveillance video shows the woman place the television on a cart, covering the TV with a coat and placing a small child on top of the coat.

Police said the loss prevention office told them a similar method was used by the couple when they took the same model of television from the Junction Road Target store twice earlier in January.

Madison Police Respond To Rash Of Vending Machine Thefts

Madison police said they have responded to seven separate incidents of thefts from vending machines so far this year.

In the most recent incident, officers responded to Bottle Shop Liquors on the 2700 block of East Washington Avenue, where two vending machines outside the store had been broken into and cash was stolen, according to a police incident report.

Damage to each machine is estimated at $1,500, according to officials.

Police said they responded to similar incidents on the same night on the 3300 block of East Washington Avenue and the 500 block of West Doty Street.

Officers were also called to vending machine robberies on Jan. 9 on the 3200 block of East Washington Avenue and two robberies on Jan. 2 on the 1000 block of South Whitney Way and the 2500 block of South Stoughton Road.

Madison Memorial Basketball Team Earns No. 2 Slot In Rankings

Madison Memorial High School remains one of the top ranked teams in the state of Wisconsin, according to the latest Associated Press boys' basketball poll.

Memorial is the no. 2 ranked team in Division 1, behind Germantown. Memorial was ranked no. 1 last week, but that was before they lost by 27 points to the top ranked team in Minnesota in a game over the weekend in La Crosse.

Middleton finished just outside the top 10 in Division 1 by one vote.

In Division 2, 11- 1 Beaver Dam is ranked fourth, and Stoughton is sixth, also with a 11-1 record.

Undefeated Cuba City leads the Division 4 poll with a 12-0 record. And Randolph leads division 5, although they have two losses so far this season.

Stabbing Occurs Overnight On Southwest Side

One person suffered serious but non-life-threatening wounds in a stabbing on Madison's southwest side late Sunday night, according to Madison police.

The incident happened just before 11:30 p.m. in the 4700 block of Jenewein Drive.

According to police, the victim was stabbed multiple times and was taken to a local hospital.

However, the victim was uncooperative about telling police what happened.

Madison police are asking anyone who knows anything about this incident to call Crimestoppers at 608-266-6014.

2 Stabbed In Fight Involving 15-20 Women

Two women were stabbed during a fight involving 15-20 women outside a west side bar early Thursday morning.

Police said the parking lot and street outside New Town Pub on South Gammon Road was littered with hair weaves, a cellphone and other debris when they arrived just before 12:30 a.m. after reports of a large fight. Cars raced from the parking lot as officers arrived, according to police.

The bar's bouncer told police there had been a loud argument between two groups of women, and everyone involved had been kicked out of the bar prior to the physical fight. During the fight two women, ages 21 and 23, were stabbed. Police said neither was seriously hurt, but one of the women went to the hospital.

Firefighters Respond To Attic Angel Fire

Firefighters Respond To Attic Angel Fire

An overstuffed commercial dryer led to a fire in the basement of a three-story residential facility Saturday afternoon.

Madison firefighters said they were called to the Attic Angel senior living and rehabilitation facility at 8301 Old Sauk Rd. at 12:39 p.m. after a report of flames from personnel on site.

A Madison police officer arrived and deployed a fire extinguisher, limiting spread of the fire, according to fire officials. Crews said they found smoldering towels when they arrived at the fire.

Crews ventilated through an exhaust system to clear the area of smoke, preventing it from reaching the residential floors above, fire officials said.

There were no injuries, and damages were limited to the dryer and the laundry inside, fire officials said.

Police Search For Missing 'High-Risk' Sex Offender

A "high-risk" sex offender is being sought by police after he removed his monitoring bracelet on Friday afternoon.

Madison police said Dale Roder, walked away heading eastbound at the 5700 block of Odana Road at about 12:30 p.m. after he found out he was going to be taken into custody due to probation violations.

Police said they arrived at the location at about 12:43 p.m. and started a K-9 search to track Roder.

All neighboring day care centers, the West Towne Mall and any areas that Roder potentially could have gone to within proximity to where he was last seen were all checked, but he was not located, police said.

Taxi cab services and Madison Metro Bus Company were also contacted, in the event that Roder attempts to utilize those mobile services, police said.

Police said Roder is considered a "high-risk" sex offender with mental health issues. He was convicted of sexual assault of a child and an unconscious person in 2004, according to police.