Aug. 11

1:03 p.m. A 42 year old Madison woman was arrested for bail jumping and operating without a license after she was stopped on Enterprise Drive for a defective tail light.

Aug. 12

9:53 a.m. It was reported that a healthy woodchuck had been changing around the Acadia Way neighborhood for “an extended time.” Considering the animal was not injured or sick, it could not be taken care of by police or animal control. It was recommended the homeowner contact a pest control service.

Aug. 13

8:58 a.m. A woman reported that her son’s car had been approached by a group of juveniles twice during the overnight hours on Tamarack Court. The car alarm’s scared the group off the first time, and the juveniles left the second time after the woman flashed a light in her house.

Aug. 14

1:53 a.m. A man reported seeing two white men look inside his car with a flashlight around 30 seconds after he parked it on Horizon Drive.

Aug. 15

6:58 a.m. Police cleaned up spilled fuel off of the on-ramp to U.S. Hwy. 151 off of Old PB after a fuel tank fell out of the back of a man’s pickup truck.

5:59 p.m. Police assisted a man with removing a ground squirrel from the garage door pull wire at his home on the 200 block of East Whispering Pines Way. The animal was removed and the door was able to be closed.

8:05 p.m. Police removed an injured rat that was “beyond help” from outside an entrance at Miller and Sons Supermarket.

Aug. 16

2:20 a.m. A vehicle that was registered as missing the day prior was found being driven by the family’s 15 year old daughter. The teenager was transported to the JRC and was cited for a curfew violation, tobacco possession and non-registration, in addition to operating without a license.

11:11 a.m. A 44 year old Madison woman was warned for trespassing in the St. Vincent de Paul store after she was found concealing merchandise in her purse.

Aug. 17

8:42 a.m. Police warned a man who was walking along the shoulder of U.S. Hwy. 151 during his walk/hitch-hike to Omaha, Nebraska, to not walk along the highway. An officer suggested he could use the Military Ridge Bicycle Trail instead. A few hours later, he was transported to detox after he was found pounding on vehicles in the Park Bank parking lot and had a preliminary breath test reading of .438.

2:26 p.m. Police checked Badger Prairie County Park after they received a report of an older man pressuring people to get their dogs to attack his dog. An officer could not locate the man throughout the park.

4:44 p.m. An Evansville woman was taken to detox after she was found intoxicated and walking into traffic on the 100 block of Enterprise Drive.

Aug. 19

11:59 a.m. Two Denmark citizens were warned for riding their bikes on U.S. Hwy. 151. The two, who are biking from San Francisco to New York City, were directed to use Military Ridge Trail to continue their journey.

Aug. 20

7:34 p.m. Two teenagers admitted to hitting rocks with golf clubs into the roadway along Old PB. The rocks struck a man’s vehicle, who reported the behavior to the police. The teenagers’ parents agreed to pay for any damage on the vehicles.

Aug. 23

11:12 a.m. Police forwarded information received in an anonymous letter in the mail about an abandoned vehicle on Hula Drive, which is located in the Town of Verona, to the Dane County Sheriff’s Office.

2:55 p.m. A man called police to assist him with an unknown person walking in his backyard. The man, who does not speak English, did not have the ability to tell the person to leave his property.

3:41 p.m. Police helped a Verona woman search her vehicle for GPS tracking devices after she was concerned about being stalked after seeing the same person repeatedly in the cities of Fitchburg, Madison and Middleton. No devices were found.

9:25 p.m. Police received a tip of a person shooting rabbits with a .22 rifle near Jenna Drive. Police could not find anyone in the area shooting rabbits.

Aug. 24

4:47 p.m. An officer challenged a young basketball player to a game of one-on-one basketball while on patrol. The officer eventually won the game, but not easily.

9:31 p.m. A 58 year old Madison man was arrested for his second OWI offense after he was seen swerving all over the road on U.S. Hwy. 151. The man was also cited for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Aug. 25

11:51 p.m. A 41 year old Madison man was arrested for his third OWI offense after being stopped for speeding on East Verona Avenue. He was transported to Meriter for a blood draw and was booked into the Dane County Jail.

Aug. 26

3:53 p.m. A Farm and Fleet manager reported that a man had come into the dressing room of the store with a pile of clothes, left while wearing them and left behind a bloody shirt.

Aug. 27

2:38 p.m. A State Bank of Cross Plains employee reported that two individuals came into the bank and tried to cash a fraudulent check into a recently opened bank account. The two were gone before officers arrived on scene.

Aug. 28

4:14 p.m. A man reported a possible burglary after he found his downstairs closet door to have been opened while he was sleeping. A review of security camera footage found the door had been blown open by the wind coming in from his outside doors.

Aug. 31

4:54 p.m. A man reported that his home and his vehicle were struck by paintball gun bullets as they were leaving the residence. The man told police he didn’t know the person that shot at his home.

Sept. 1

2:20 p.m. A man was arrested for bail jumping after he was found hiding in the trunk of his vehicle, which was being driven by a person he is supposed to have no contact with as a condition of his parole. The driver was given numerous traffic citations and the man was taken to jail.

7:03 p.m. Police reprimanded a person who got out of their vehicle and started yelling at a driver of a vehicle ahead of them for not turning right on a red light at an East Verona Avenue intersection.

Sept. 3

12:27 a.m. A 30 year old Verona man was cited for his second OWI offense after being stopped for speeding on Lincoln Street.

4:48 p.m. A woman was warned for her cat roaming around the neighborhood after it left a dead rabbit head in a neighbor’s yard on the 500 block of Harvest Lane.

7:52 p.m. A 17 year old boy was arrested for his first OWI offense after being stopped for not wearing a seatbelt. He and all of his passengers were found to have recently smoked marijuana.

11:49 p.m. A 27 year old man was cited for his first OWI after he was stopped for swerving in and out of his lane.

Sept. 6

1:40 p.m. A man reported that an unknown person had messed with the rear tire quick release on his son’s bike during school hours the day prior, which caused the back tire to come off the bike and resulted in his son breaking his leg and nose, and possibly tear his ACL and MCL.

Sept. 7

10:04 p.m. Police removed a lawn chair from the road on U.S. Hwy. 151.

Sept. 9

1:01 p.m. Findorff Construction reported that around $2,000 in damage occurred to their equipment at the new high school site over the weekend. Construction equipment was damaged and markers were stolen, which were used to graffiti walls on the property. The company requested extra patrol in the area.

4:42 p.m. A man requested assistance on how to handle the fact that his eight year old daughter was riding on the back of a motorcycle with her mother. Police provided the man with laws regulating motorcycle usage.

Sept. 10

5:32 p.m. Police investigated a report of threatening Snapchat messages being sent to a Verona Area High School student that stated individuals would come to the school and engage in gun violence. It was determined that the threats were made by the reporting student, who had then sent the Snapchat messages to himself.

6:47 p.m. A 15 year old girl was arrested for operating a vehicle without consent after being found with a vehicle she had stolen from a home in Verona.

– Kimberly Wethal