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House party info posted on social media leads to disturbance

House party info posted on social media leads to disturbance

More than 100 people were in the street watching a disturbance in downtown Madison Saturday night that sent two to the hospital, Madison police said.

Police responded to reports of a large-scale disturbance in the 100 block of North Hancock Street around midnight, according to a release.

There were more than 100 people in the street and approximately 10-15 individuals were actively fighting, police said. Two people fighting were significantly injured, and were transported to a local hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

The disturbance was a result of a private house party. Information about the party was posted to social media and resulted in numerous unwanted individuals showing up, according to the release.

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Annual safety demo event returns to Capitol Square

Annual safety demo event returns to Capitol Square

An annual event hosted by area public safety groups returns to downtown Madison this weekend.

Each year, Safety Saturday provides an opportunity to demonstrate safe behaviors and teach people how to live, work and play safely, according to a city notice.

The event runs from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday on the Capitol Square and includes interactive demonstrations for all ages, organizers said. 

Safety Saturday is a cooperative effort between the City of Madison Fire Department and more than 25 public and private organizations throughout Dane County, fire department spokeswoman Bernadette Galvez said.

The event educates people of all ages, teaching them how to make safe decisions, prevent injuries and use devices such as seat belts, bike helmets, AEDs, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms.

Police: Bone exposed after knife attack

Police: Bone exposed after knife attack

A 25-year-old Madison suffered knife injuries to his head and arm during a disturbance inside an apartment Thursday morning.

Police were called to the apartment in the 3800 block of Orin Road at 3:05 a.m. and found the victim with injuries, including a cut to his arm exposing bone.

Police said several men stay at the apartment and the victim wasn't fully cooperative with police.

The man was taken to a hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.

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Police thank concerned neighbor for reporting burglary

Police thank concerned neighbor for reporting burglary

Madison police caught two robbers after a concerned citizen called police and reported seeing two young men kicking in the door of a home, according to a release.

The neighbor saw two men kick in the door of a home in the 200 block of Oak Street just after 10 a.m. Friday, police said.

When officers arrived, the two robbers came running out of the home, and one dropped a backpack containing three stolen laptop computers, according to the release. All of the laptops had been taken from the home.

Deldemontae D. Bell, 17, and Malcolm C. Owens, 17, were caught after leading police on a foot chase, officials said.

Bell and Owens were arrested on tentative burglary charges.

MPD officials said they would like to thank the concerned citizen for being observant and calling 911 right away.

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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.