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3 invade east side home; 1 arrested

3 invade east side home; 1 arrested

Madison police are crediting good descriptions from witnesses for helping them find one of three people believed to be involved in a home burglary on the near east side.

The residents of a home in the 1400 block of Williamson Street told police three people with handguns pushed their way into their home at about 10:45 a.m. Thursday. One of the two 20-year-old men in the home called 911 and the robbers fled.

Police said they got good descriptions of the robbers from witnesses that helped them track the getaway car to Sun Prairie where they arrested Jam'e A. Coleman.

The other two people remain at large. Coleman was arrested on suspicion of armed robbery.

Police said the robbers targeted the home and their motive was likely drug related.

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.

iPhone snatched by Craigslist 'buyer'

iPhone snatched by Craigslist 'buyer'

A woman selling an iPhone on Craigslist found a buyer who snatched it from her hands in a parking lot, according to Madison police.

The 36-year-old Sun Prairie woman told police she arranged to meet a buyer at Burger King at 2655 E. Washington Ave. at around 8 p.m. Saturday. She found the man who snatched it when he brought it out to show him. The man left and told the woman, "Don't follow me. I'll hurt you."

The woman said she had sold many items on Craigslist and didn't have a problem until this sale.

The man is described as white, in his early 20s, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds with brown hair. He was wearing a tan Carhartt coat, blue jeans and a blaze orange hunting hat.

Police: Man steals wallet out of Woodman?s shopping cart

Police: Man steals wallet out of Woodman?s shopping cart

Sun Prairie police are asking for the public?s help in identifying two people who stole a wallet and then used the credit cards Aug. 14.

The woman allegedly distracted a shopper at Woodman?s around 11:30 a.m., which allowed the man to take the shoppers wallet from her shopping cart, according to a release.

Police said the two suspects the used the credit cards from the wallet at Target and Kohl?s stores in the Sun Prairie, Madison and Janesville areas to purchase gift cards and electronics.

According to a release, they were last seen leaving the store in a Toyota Corolla with a temporary Illinois license plate.

Police said the two people have also allegedly committed fraud in Madison and Janesville.

Police to take part in OWI enforcement program

The Sun Prairie Police Department said it will join hundreds of other law enforcement agencies throughout the state in cracking down on drunken driving during the annual "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign from Friday to Sept. 1.

In a news release, the Sun Prairie Police Department said it will urge citizens to be cautious and careful while operating a vehicle during the focused enforcement program on drunken driving. Officers are asking citizens to make good judgment calls before getting into a car and use a designated driver or another way home if impaired.

For more information on the campaign, contact Sgt. Ryan Cox at 608-825-0965.

4 injured in 2 drunken-driving crashes in Dane County

4 injured in 2 drunken-driving crashes in Dane County

Four people were injured in two separate crashes early Sunday morning in Dane County, according to a release.

Around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday, a 2000 Ford Escort was driving east on Schadel Road in the town of Deerfield when the driver, Dustin M. Moreland, 19, of Marshall, failed to stop at a stop sign at County Road W, deputies said. The Ford hit a group of trees and Moreland?s passenger, Alexander C. Bower, 23, of Sun Prairie, sustained serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Moreland and Bower were admitted to UW Hospital for injuries sustained in the crash, according to the release. Moreland was arrested on a tentative charge of second-offense operating while intoxicated and causing injury. He was also cited for operating after revocation, failure to stop at a stop sign and not wearing a seat belt.

The second crash happened around 1:30 a.m. on Count Road B just west of Clear View Road in the town of Christiana, deputies said.