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Man accused of using teen to deliver heroin

A man accused of using a minor to transport drugs between Chicago and Madison was bound over for trial Wednesday.

Milton Warren, 41, of Madison, is charged with possession of heroin with intent to deliver, possession of marijuana and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Janesville police said they planted a GPS tracker on the van Warren was using after hearing from an informant who had transported heroin for Warren.

Warren was arrested on Interstate 90/39 in Janesville during the same time police said they confiscated 321 grams of heroin from the backpack of a 17-year-old from Sun Prairie.

The teen was riding a Van Galder bus that stopped in Janesville on its trip from Chicago to Madison. He is charged with possession of heroin with intent to deliver.

The informant said Warren would go to Chicago, buy the heroin and give it to a man who would carry it on the bus from Chicago to Madison. Warren would pick it up, according to police testimony.

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Sun Prairie employee on leave during investigation

A Sun Prairie employee is on administrative leave during an investigation involving the city and the state Justice Department.

A statement from the city says the DOJ?s Division of Criminal Investigation was asked in September to lead a public integrity investigation in Sun Prairie.

Mayor Jonathan Freund confirmed to News 3 the employee who is the subject of the investigation is in the information technology department. He said the city was able to maintain services to residents.

Freund said in a release that the city started working with a highly specialized computer vendor several weeks ago to ensure any impact to the citizens of Sun Prairie would be minimized.

"I am happy to report that we were able to maintain critical communication and IT infrastructure throughout this situation for our public safety and dispatch services, which was our highest priority," Freund said in the release.

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DCI, police find child porn files, arrest Sun Prairie man

A Sun Prairie man faces child pornography charges after police executed a search warrant Wednesday, Sun Prairie police said.

Special agents from the Department of Justice ? Division of Criminal Investigation and officers from the Sun Prairie Police Department executed a search warrant in the 100 block of North Musket Ridge Drive Wednesday, according to a release.

The search warrant was part of an investigation into the distribution and possession of child pornography, police said.

During the search warrant, numerous digital files were found that contained images and videos consistent with child pornography, according to the release.

Hans H. Olsen, 41, was arrested on tentative charges of possession of child pornography.

Man called in false crime report before robbing Kelley's Mobil, police say

Man called in false crime report before robbing Kelley's Mobil, police say

Police believe a man called in a false report of a crime before robbing a gas station on Davidson Drive Monday night.

The Sun Prairie Police Department said a man entered the Kelley's Mobil Mart at 10:51 p.m. and gave a note to a worker asking for cash. The note said the man was having trouble taking care of his kids and wanted all the money in the register and specific cartons of cigarettes.

Police said the robber fled with $50 in cash and one carton of Newport Kings, one carton of Marlboro Reds and two cartons of Newport Short Kings.

Police said investigators also believe the man called 911 with a false report of a stabbing in a different area of the city before the robbery.

The man was described as white, in his late 20s about 6 feet 3 inches tall with a slender build, according to the report. He was wearing a green Carhartt jacket with a hood, black pants, white athletic shoes with black accents on the sides and a black face mask.