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Cops: Kids in car with man passed out at wheel in traffic

Cops: Kids in car with man passed out at wheel in traffic

Police said a man thought he was in Beloit when police found him slumped over the wheel of his running car with young passengers aboard Saturday morning in Madison.

Police said 39-year-old Luis F. Garduno was stopped in a traffic lane at 11:37 a.m. on the 2900 block of East Washington Avenue when police spotted him. Officers said Garduno was surprised to learn he wasn't in Rock County but was in Madison.

Police said Garduno admitted that he had smoked synthetic marijuana.

There were also three children under the age of 10 in the vehicle, according to the report. The kids were turned over to a family member.

Garduno was arrested on suspicion of operating while under the influence, possession of synthetic cannabinoid and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Investigation leads MPD to 2nd suspect in east side theft

Investigation leads MPD to 2nd suspect in east side theft

An investigation led Madison police to identify a second suspect in a theft that happened early Thursday morning, according to a release.

A barking dog alerted a Madison resident of two people stealing tools out of his SUV early Thursday morning, Madison police said.

Around 2:15 a.m. the dog alerted the residents of something going on outside their home in the 3600 block of Johns Street, according to a release.

The resident saw two men inside his SUV that was parked in the driveway, officials said. When the resident went outside the thieves ran off with some of his work tools.

The resident tried to track the thieves in his SUV, but lost them, according to the release. Police later found 17-year-old Dylan M. Kaioula, of Mazomanie, thanks to a description from the victim.

Customer steals credit card, tries to run over employee

Customer steals credit card, tries to run over employee

Madison police arrested a 22 year-old Madison man after an East Side businessman claimed he was battered and nearly run over by the suspect's SUV.

According to a release, Adrian L. Whitewas arrested for second degree reckless endangerment, battery and theft.

Wednesday morning White entered the Car-X Auto at 1032 E. Washington Ave. and asked about work being done on his SUV. However, when told how much the job would cost, he announced he actually had no money.

During the exchange he was able to distract an employee and steal the employee's credit cards. They were inside the victim's wallet, which had been lying on the counter.

By the time the employee realized what had happened, the suspect was back inside the SUV, preparing to drive away. The victim tried to delay the thief while a coworker called police.

Police: Armed robbery at east side Subway

Police: Armed robbery at east side Subway

Madison police officers responded to an armed robbery at an east side Subway on Friday evening, according to a report.

A black male entered the Subway restaurant at 4416 Pflaum Road around 8 p.m. Friday, with his hands in his pockets and told the lone female employee he had a knife.

The man demanded all the money from the register and fled with the cash. A K-9 track was completed, but it ended in a nearby parking lot.

Police say the man is described as approximately 6 feet tall, with a heavy build, clean shaven with thin dreadlocks, and wearing a black sweatshirt with the hood up.

Teen attacked, robbed in Tenney Park, police say

Teen attacked, robbed in Tenney Park, police say

A Madison teen was attacked and mugged Thursday evening in an east Madison park, police said.

Madison police said a 19-year-old was at Tenney Park at about 6:30 p.m. smoking a cigarette in the parking lot near Lake Mendota when he was suddenly struck in the face.

The teen told police he went to the ground and used his arms to shield himself from more blows and kicks from one or more attackers.

Police said the teen said there were possibly three assailants but he did not get a look at any of them.

The robbers fled with the teen's money and cell phone, according to the report

3 men mug woman on east Madison street

3 men mug woman on east Madison street

Police said three men mugged a Madison woman walking on an east side street early Thursday.

The Madison Police Department said a 31-year-old woman was walking on Winnebago Street at 12:15 a.m. when she heard footsteps coming from behind her.

The woman had just passed Sixth Street when she was pushed in the back and fell down, according to the report.

Police said while she was on the ground, someone grabbed her purse. She told police she saw three men run off, all wearing dark clothing.

Organization takes on racial disparities in incarceration

Organization takes on racial disparities in incarceration

The Wisconsin Council on Children and Families' “Race to Equity” report indicates that Wisconsin, and particularly Dane County, may have the worst racial disparities in incarceration in the nation. MOSES, a Madison-based interfaith social justice organization, is working to fix that.

In fact, it may go even farther than that. Amy Pooler, a leader in MOSES, said, “Dane County has the worst racial disparities in incarceration rates of African American rates in the country, and that means in the world, because the U.S. already incarcerates more of its population than any other nation on Earth.”