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Officials to hold online safety session for grown-ups

Officials to hold online safety session for grown-ups

Local police will help host an adults-only presentation on online safety next week. 

Sun Prairie police Lt. Brian Teasdale said the department is working with the Dane County Sheriff's Office on an event scheduled Monday at 6 p.m. called "Internet and Technology Safety."

The event will be held at Sacred Hearts church, 221 Columbus St., on the lower level in the gathering room, organizers said.

The session will include discussion on topics like how to be safe online, dangers of apps kids commonly use, online predators, sexting and more. 

Deputies Josalyn Longley and John Nelson and Officer Jon Lothe will present, according to the police department. 

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DOJ: Man who supplied teen with heroin gets 10 years prison

DOJ: Man who supplied teen with heroin gets 10 years prison

A Sun Prairie man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison for dealing heroin, according to the state Department of Justice. 

United States Attorney John W. Vaudreuil's office said a 31-year-old Jasson Howell was sentenced Thursday in court to 10 years in federal prison for distributing heroin.

Howell distributed heroin in the Western District of Wisconsin from November 2006 to October 2009, according to the release. Vaudreuil's office said he was the source of the heroin that resulted in the near-fatal overdose of a 17-year-old girl in November 2008. 

Howell pleaded guilty to the charges on Dec. 17, 2013, according to the DOJ news release.

Howell has two prior state felony drug convictions and was on probation for those offenses at the time of his conduct in this case, the DOJ said. 

Police: Men robbed while attempting to buy drugs

Police: Men robbed while attempting to buy drugs

Police said two Sun Prairie men attempting to buy drugs were robbed on Madison's south side Sunday morning.

The Madison Police Department said the two men who were robbed -- both 25 years old -- were driving on the 2000 block of Post Road at 2:08 a.m. 

Two men who the Sun Prairie men believed were drug dealers got into the back of the car. One of the men entering the car had a handgun and stole one of the car occupants' cellphone, according to the report. 

The robbers also broke out one of the car's windows before fleeing, police said. 

One of the robbers was described as black, between 20-25 years old, weighing 200 pounds, the report noted. He had a goatee and mustache and wore a gray hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans. 

Police said the other robber was described as black, between 20-25 years old, weighing 200 pounds.He had a goatee and mustache and wore a black zip-up hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans. 

Police: Failing to stop for school buses to result in fines, demerits

Police: Failing to stop for school buses to result in fines, demerits

Police said an ongoing issue with motorists failing to stop for school buses could result in $250 citations for violators. 

The Sun Prairie Police Department said it has received complaints that some drivers traveling near Westside Elementary School and Sacred Hearts School are not stopping their vehicles when buses activate flashing red lights.

In a news release Friday Lt. Kevin Konopacki said the police department has planned over the next month to monitor the school areas for violations to ensure "the safety and well-being of our students."

Motorists approaching the front or rear of a school bus that has activated its flashing red warning lights and stop sign arm are required to stop at least 20 feet from the bus. Motorists are required to remain stopped until the bus's warning lights are deactivated. 

Meeting scheduled for info on creating neighborhood watch

Dane County Sheriff’s deputies will be holding an informational meeting Wednesday on how to start a neighborhood watch program, according to a release.

Neighborhood watch is one of the oldest and most effective prevention programs in the country, organizers said. The program is sponsored by the National Sheriff’s Association and brings citizens and law enforcement together to focus on community safety.

The meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. and will be held at the Bristol Town Hall at 7747 Highway N, according to the release. The meeting will include a question and answer portion for residents.

Police find 7.7 grams of marijuana, arrest Sun Prairie man

Police find 7.7 grams of marijuana, arrest Sun Prairie man

A Sun Prairie man was arrested after police found 7.7 grams of marijuana in his vehicle Tuesday night on Madison's north side, according to a release.

Police responded to the area of Sheridan Drive around 10:21 p.m. for reports of people in dark clothing wearing backpacks and going through vehicles, officials said. Police found a running vehicle in the area of North Sherman Avenue and Logan Street, and made contact with the occupants.

According to the release, police smelled a strong odor of marijuana that the driver, Joshua, M. Knight, 24, claimed he didn't know anything about and that he was waiting on a friend.

Police said while searching the vehicle they found 7.7 grams of marijuana, cash, drug paraphernalia and packaging materials.

Knight told police he had forgotten about the drugs in the vehicle. He was arrested on charges of manufacturing and delivering THC.

Man drives car into Sun Prairie house

Man drives car into Sun Prairie house

Sun Prairie police said no one was hurt early Thursday morning when a car crashed into a residential home.

The crash happened in the 800 block of Steven Street just after 4:30 a.m. Thursday.

Sgt. Brenda Dahlen of the Sun Prairie Police Department said that field sobriety tests showed the driver, Joseph A Kramer, 29, had not been drinking and said he hadn't fallen asleep.

At least two people were inside the home at the time of the crash, but neither was injured, according to police.

Police said Kramer was cited on suspicion of inattentive driving and failure to control his vehicle.