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PD notifies community of sex offender's move to Rosemary Ave.

PD notifies community of sex offender's move to Rosemary Ave.

Police plan to hold a meeting with east Madison residents next week to notify them of a registered sex offender's scheduled move to Rosemary Avenue. 

Madison police will host the community information gathering at the Salvation Army Annex, 3030 Darbo Drive, on Feb. 20 at 6:30 p.m. 

According to the state Department of Corrections, 45-year-old Michael P. Nelson is required to register as a sex offender for life. 

The Madison Police Department said Nelson has served the sentence imposed on him by the courts, is on parole supervision and scheduled to move into an apartment on Rosemary Avenue.

According to police, Nelson was convicted of second-degree sexual assault in 1989. He was convicted about 13 years later of first-degree sexual assault of a child and repeated acts of sexual assault of a child, in 2002. Nelson's victims have been girls known to him.

Man charged with traveling to Canada for sex with minor

Man charged with traveling to Canada for sex with minor

A Madison man is accused of traveling to Canada to take pornographic photos or video of a minor.

The Western District of Wisconsin U.S. Attorney's Office said Dylan Jordan, 22, was indicted Wednesday on suspicion of traveling from Madison to Canada on Aug. 6 to engage in illicit sexual conduct with a minor.

According to a news release, the indictment also accuses Jordan of using a minor to engage in sexually explicit conduct to produce child pornography with a cellphone.

The U.S. Attorney's Office said Jordan has been in custody in Vancouver, British Columbia, since his arrest by Canadian authorities on Aug. 8. He will be returned to the United States to face charges after his pending case in Canada is resolved.

If convicted, Jordan would face a maximum penalty of 30 years in federal prison on each of the travel charges, and 15-30 years for the production of child pornography.

Man robbed after getting ride home from strip club

Man robbed after getting ride home from strip club

A west side man had his wallet stolen from him early Saturday morning after he accepted a ride home from three people from an east side strip club, according to Madison police.

The incident happened just after 3 a.m. Saturday in the 2000 block of Winnebago Street.

According to police, the victim had gone to Visions on the east side, and was going to call a cab to get a ride home, but his cell phone was dead.

Instead, he accepted an offer to get a ride home from three other people. However, instead of taking him home, they drove to the Atwood neighborhood, stole his wallet, and pushed him out of the car.

The car drove away, and the victim ended up calling police from a convenience store on Winnebago Street.

Woman suffers road rash trying to stop thief

Woman suffers road rash trying to stop thief

A woman who tried to stop a thief from driving away with her money suffered road rash when she fell off the car Sunday night, according to Madison police.

The incident happened on Dexter Street around 8:20 p.m. Sunday.

According to police, the woman said the man was someone who had done some handiwork in the apartment complex in the past.

When she saw the man, she asked him to look at her garbage disposal. But when the man was in the apartment, he took money from her wallet and ran away.

She followed him out the door, and grabbed onto the open driver's side window area in an effort to stop him from getting away in his car. However, she dropped off before the car reached Dexter St.

The victim fell off the car and hit her head after she fell, and she believes she momentarily lost consciousness.

DOJ: 2 south central Wis. men in court on cocaine charges

DOJ: 2 south central Wis. men in court on cocaine charges

A Fitchburg man and a Madison man were in federal court Wednesday facing drug charges, according to a Wisconsin Department of Justice release.

Luis Alcantar Garcia, 27, a citizen of Mexico found in Fitchburg, was charged with two counts of possessing cocaine with intent to distribute, and with being an illegal alien in possession of a firearm, according to the release.

He allegedly possessed cocaine and planned on distributing it twice on Oct. 30, officials said. He also faces a second count that charges the amount of cocaine he possessed was 500 grams or more.

According to the release, he also allegedly possessed a .32-caliber semi-automatic firearm on Oct. 30.

Police look for armed robber on east side

Police look for armed robber on east side

A man stole an undisclosed amount of money from an east side business Tuesday afternoon after he displayed a handgun, according to Madison police.

The incident happened just after 5:30 p.m. in the 2700 block of East Washington Av.

According to police, they are looking for a black man between 35-40 years age, about 6 feet tall, clean shaven, last seen wearing a crochet black hat, brown sweater, tan pants and carrying a black briefcase.

If you know anything about the incident, you are asked to call Madison police or call Madison Crime Stoppers at 266-6014.

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9 arrested in domestic violence warrant sweep

9 arrested in domestic violence warrant sweep

A sweep for people with outstanding family violence warrants yielded nine arrests, according to the Dane County Sheriff's Office.

Wednesday's sweep was part of the 11th annual Family Violence Apprehension Detail spanning 20 states. Sixteen Dane County deputies worked in teams throughout the day making 94 attempts to locate those with outstanding warrants.

Deputies arrested the following people based on the warrants listed:

FITCHBURG

  • Obed Sargento-Cruz, 21, of Fitchburg, on suspicion of domestic disorderly conduct
  • Pedro Xelhua Meza, 32, of Fitchburg, on suspicion of contempt of court and non-support

MADISON