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Police Investigate Robbery At Sun Prairie Business

Police Investigate Robbery At Sun Prairie Business

A Check Advance store employee was sprayed with pepper spray by a woman who then took a tan money bag with an undisclosed amount of money on it on Wednesday, according to Sun Prairie police.

Officers said the incident occurred at about 5 p.m. at the Check Advance store located in the 500 block of West Main Street.

The woman is descibed as being in her early to mid-20s, about 5 feet 6 inches tall, about 200 to 220 pounds with a medium to heavy build, police said. The woman has dark hair, possible short, a disctinct square jaw line and acne on the side of her face near her temple, police said. She was wearing round glasses, a ski cap, a dark black hooded sweatshirt, denim blue jeans and black Nike tennis shoes.

The money bag was described as a tan bank bag that has Bank of Sun Prairie printed on it. 

Man With Pending 4th OWI Charge Arrested Yet Again

Man With Pending 4th OWI Charge Arrested Yet Again

A 48-year-old Sun Prairie man who already has a pending fourth offense operating while intoxicated charge was arrested on multiple charges Tuesday night after a traffic stop on West Johnson Street.

John P. Rupert faces charges of fourth offense OWI, operating after revocation, failure to install an interlock ignition device and felony bail jumping, in connection to the Tuesday's arrest, police said.

Under the previous arrest, Rupert's bail conditions prohibited to operate a motor vehicle or to consume alcohol.

Rupert was taken to Meriter Hospital for a legal blood draw and then on to the Dane County Jail.

 

Sun Prairie Man Sentenced On Cocaine Distribution Convictioni

Sun Prairie Man Sentenced On Cocaine Distribution Convictioni

A Sun Prairie man was sentenced to 18 months in prison on federal cocaine distribution charges.

Timothy Lee, 28, of Sun Prairie, pleaded guilty in April to distributing 55.9 grams of cocaine in September 2010, according to court officials.

U.S. District Judge William Conley noted during the sentencing hearing that Lee sold cocaine to undercover law enforcement officers six times from September to December 2010. Conley also expressed concerns over pictures of Lee holding an AK-47 assault rifle. He said those reasons were why he handed out a sentence that was on the high end of the advisory guidelines.

Lee's conviction was the result of an investigation conducted by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Dane County Narcotics and Gang Task Force.

Sun Prairie Man Faces 5th Offense OWI

Sun Prairie Man Faces 5th Offense OWI

A 28-year-old Sun Prairie man is facing a fifth offense operating a motor vehicle charge, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol.

Justin Lendborg was pulled over after a Wisconsin State Patrol trooper noticed he had a tail lamp out on his boat trailer.

Lendborg was pulled over on Westbound Interstate at about 9:40 p.m. on Monday.

Intoxicated Driver Crashes Into Back Of Delivery Truck, Authorities Say

Intoxicated Driver Crashes Into Back Of Delivery Truck, Authorities Say

A 66-year-old Madison man faces a charge of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated and causing injury after a crash on Tuesday afternoon in the town of Sun Prairie, according the Dane County Sheriff's Office.

The crash occurred on Town Hall Road, just north of County Highway TT. 

Authorities said Ralph J. Tomlinson was heading westbound on Town Hall Road when he crashed into a UPS truck at about 1:50 p.m.

The impact of the crash caused Tomlinson's vehicle to start on fire, but he was able to get out of the vehicle safely, authorities said.

Tomlinson was taken to the University of Wisconsin Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries. 

Kevin J. Keiner, 52, of McFarland, was driving the truck, authorities said. He was taken to UW Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.

Sun Prairie Woman Targeted In Real Estate Scam

Sun Prairie Woman Targeted In Real Estate Scam

A 28-year-old Sun Prairie woman figured out a scam before wiring any funds to Africa, but not before sending some of her personal information, according to a Madison Police Department fraud investigation.

The woman told police she was looking for rental properties on Madison's north side when she saw a Craiglist listing for a home on Browning Road.

She called the number and the person on the line had a thick accent and said he was doing missionary work in Africa and was not able to deal with her in person. Instead the man said once the woman wired him a $500 deposit, he would send her the keys.

The woman said she got a gut feeling and found the home was listed by a local real estate agent who said the home was for sale and that he had received at least 15 similar calls.

The victim did send a rental application to Africa, which contained personal information, prior to figuring out she was being victimized.