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MPD to host meeting about relocation of sex offender

MPD to host meeting about relocation of sex offender

The Madison Police Department will be holding a meeting next week to discuss the relocation of a registered sex offender, according to a community post.

Officials will provide information and education to residents about the relocation of Michael L. Thommen, 61, to 3324 Milwaukee Street. Officers will also provide information on Thommen’s pattern of offenses.

Thommen’s criminal history includes second-degree sexual assault of a child and first-degree sexual assault.

Residents will also be able to ask the MPD and the Department of Corrections questions about sex offender relocation, police said.

The meeting is scheduled for Aug. 28 from 6-7:30 p.m. in the East Police Community Room at 809 S. Thompson Drive.

Madison police chief, district officials to host community forums

The Madison Police Department has scheduled community forums to stay engaged with questions and concerns of residents, according to a release.

The sessions will be an opportunity to provide police officials and MPD Police Chief Mike Koval with direct feedback, officials said. There will also be a representative from the district to talk about specific neighborhood issues.

Mallards program places players with families

Mallards program places players with families

Meet Craig and Sherry Barnsley of Madison, who are one of several families in the area that have a Madison Mallards baseball player staying with them for a few months.

Free ballpark movie Sunday is 'Despicable Me' sequel

The Madison Mallards will host the Zimbrick Honda Movie night series at the Duck Pond ballpark on Sunday at 4 p.m.

The free, family friendly event is open to public.

Gates are open at 3:30 p.m. and the movie "Despicable Me 2" will start at 4 p.m., organizers said. The movie will be shown on the Zimbrick Honda video board and movie-goers can sit in the outfield grass or in the Mallards grandstand.

The TDS Triple Play Club concession stand will be available with food, beer, soda and water.

Find more information at www.cityofmadison.com/parks/celebrate/moonlightmovieseries.cfm

Habitat for Humanity Seeking Families for Homes to be built in Sun Prairie, Fitchburg, Madison

Earlier this year, Habitat for Humanity of Dane County purchased 29 family unit lots in Sun Prairie and will be building homes in both the Uplands and Vandenburg Heights neighborhoods over the next several years, according to a press release.   Habitat also recently purchased 24 lots in Fitchburg in the Renaissance in the Park neighborhood and three lots in Southwest Madison.

For individuals and families interested in building with Habitat for Humanity of Dane County starting in 2015, informational meetings will be held:

Passerby, police officer credited with saving man's life

Passerby, police officer credited with saving man's life

A man who collapsed at a Madison park on Tuesday was saved by a police officer and a passerby, according to a release from Madison police.

The 47-year-old man collapsed at James Madison Park at 1:16 p.m. from what's believed to have been a heart attack.

A 39-year-old man and a bicycle police officer used continuous chest compressions (CCR) until paramedics arrived and took the stricken man to a hospital.