Today’s coronavirus chuckle
Let Wisconsin Golf!
“Let’s all use common sense, the Sheriff’s Office and other law enforcement agencies are not stopping citizens to check your destinations.”
— Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney 03-26-2020
Deadline to apply for an absentee ballot extended until Friday 5 pm. (04-03-2020) Get it here.
Gov. Evers’ Safer at Home executive order
Madison Police Chief Vic Wahl reports second open business: Saturday 03-27-2020: Officers made contact with managers at a retail store on State Street which was still operational despite the state order to close all non-essential businesses. The manager was officially notified of the order and the business remained open for the time being.
Social distancing on the bike path, accd to the City of Madison.
School’s out for virus!
Wrong way and high speeds on E. Washington Ave.
Shortly after midnight this morning (Thursday 03-26-2020), Madison police, Dane County Sheriff, and Wisconsin State Patrol established a perimeter in the 800 block of Bewick Dr. after two teenage males bailed out of a stolen car and began running through backyards.
Earlier, law enforcement, including Madison Police officers, had observed the car driving recklessly, at high speeds, in various parts of the city, including going the wrong way on East Washington Ave. Efforts to pull it over were unsuccessful.
The teens were also able to slip the dragnet, which included a K9 track. It ended at Nakoosa Trail and Walsh Rd. The car, a 2018 Ford Edge, had been stolen from the 800 block of Sky Ridge Dr. early Wednesday morning after being left unlocked with a key inside.
Four jump from car after it hits house
A Chevy Impala crashed into a house in the 4500 block of Jade Lane Wednesday (03-25-2020) afternoon, causing significant damage. The homeowner was in a bedroom, not impacted by the collision, and he was not injured. Witnesses saw four people jump from the Impala and take off on foot. A loaded handgun was found inside the car. It had recently been reported as being stolen from Allied Drive.
4:50 p.m. Wednesday — A homeowner approached multiple subjects who attempted to make entry to an unlocked vehicle in the neighborhood. The suspects all fled.
Monthly Archives: December 2017
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