A suspect in recent trespassing and thefts on the UW-Madison campus is a registered sex offender who was released from a Wisconsin jail days before the alleged campus crimes.
AMadison man was convicted Tuesday of the rape of a woman who was walking last year near the UW-Madison campus when she was attacked by a stranger.
University officials sent out a WiscAlert via Twitter saying the gas leak was located near Observatory Drive between North Charter Street and Babcock Drive.
Police have not located the unknown male suspect.
Aperson has been taken into custody on a warrant out of the state Department of Corrections who is also a suspect in an ongoing investigation by the UW-Madison Police Department.
The release said police were able to arrest the suspect Thursday after they entered a secured campus building by following behind another person and using their credentials to gain access.
In its report, UWPD says they contacted the suspect after a UW Madison community member called the department to report that the person entered a secure campus building immediately behind someone else. Officers say the suspect used the person’s credentials to gain access and they later took him into custody on a Dept. of Corrections warrant unrelated to the campus incidents.
Joggers discovered the victims in the UW Arboretum on March 31. Carre, 57, was pronounced dead at the scene, while Potter, 52, was taken to a local hospital where she later died.
“Many officers could be seen playing beer pong in the same uniforms worn when brutalizing protestors all summer with gas and OC spray,” tweeted the BIPOC Coalition, an organization of students aiming to create an inclusive campus environment.
UW-Madison leaders said Monday that several students may face disciplinary action for violations of public health orders and/or unlawful activity at the Mifflin Street Block Party. The statement from the university comes after footage of a vandalized SUV at the block party circulated on social media over the weekend.
Both the university and the City of Madison issued warnings to students last week, but the party quickly grew into a massive, maskless gathering. Current COVID-19 restrictions in Dane County allow unmasked outdoor gatherings if social distancing measures are being taken, however pictures of the party clearly show people packed in tightly.
Any belief the annual Mifflin Street Block Party would be a masked, socially distanced affair after a one-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic was quickly brought to reality Saturday.
30×30 Pledge aims for women to represent 30% of their police recruiting classes by 2030.
Police say at around 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, a house on the 2900 block of Traceway Dr. was struck by bullets while a woman and man were inside.
A19-year-old international student at UW-Madison was recently scammed out of almost $10,000 after receiving phone calls from someone claiming to be from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE,) Madison police said.
After a dozen calls demanding more money, the student found information online saying this was likely a scam and reported the calls to Madison police.
A University of Wisconsin-Madison student is out nearly $10,000 following a scam involving someone who claimed to be from U.S. Immigration Services and threatening to deport the student.
Aconcrete slab broke off the side of Van Hise Hall on Sunday afternoon, landing almost directly in front of an entrance to one of the most highly trafficked buildings on UW-Madison’s campus.
“It’s from China #chinesevirus” was written on a sidewalk of a University of Wisconsin campus.
Two teens, including one that had dated the couple’s daughter, face charges in the case. A Dane County judge ordered separate trials for 19-year-olds Khari Sanford and Ali’ja Larrue. Both have motion hearings in their cases next week.
“Our thoughts continue to be with Beth and Robin’s family, their friends, and everyone they impacted,” the department said in a tweet.
District 8 alder candidate Juliana Bennett released a statement Wednesday morning condemning a Facebook post made by her political opponent Ayomi Obuseh.
“There is no excuse for what we did, we’re extremely sorry and ashamed. To the community, Arboretum staff and university, we want to apologize and let you know we will never do something like this again and have learned so much from our mistake,” said 19-year-old Krahn. “We’re incredibly sorry it came at the expense of something so important.”
UW Communications Director for Student Affairs says UW encourages students against involvement with Chi Phi
Police in Madison have cracked the case of the conifer crooks who stole a rare tree from the University of Wisconsin Arboretum in November.
One of the more bizarre crimes in Madison history has been solved, with citations being issued to three 19-year-old UW-Madison students in the theft of a 25-foot pine tree from the UW Arboretum in November.
UW-Madison police say they’ve cited three students in connection to the theft of a 25-foot tall tree from the Arboretum last November.
Authorities said a tip from a community member led to citations for a trio of 19-year-olds: Cameron Krahn, Cody Knepprath and Joshua Michels.
he three nineteen-year-old men accused of stealing a rare pine tree from the University of Wisconsin Arboretum in November told investigators they did so as part of their attempt to pledge an unofficial student organization, University of Wisconsin Police reported in an update.
UWPD released receipts of purchases from early June and a resource list of chemical munitions UWPD currently owns following a public records request from ASM Chair Matthew Mitnick.
The UW-Madison student organization that was established in 2001, PAVE works by facilitating workshops on gender-based violence, allyship, rape culture and dating norms. They also offer volunteer opportunities and host campus-wide events to educate and raise awareness.
A woman who went missing from UW’s American Family Children’s Hospital Tuesday afternoon was found safe in Illinois Saturday, UW-Madison police said.
The student government at the University of Wisconsin-Madison passed legislation that would establish a crisis response team trained to respond to mental health emergencies, rather than police.
Cephus was expelled, reinstated following sexual assault allegation, trial.
Former Wisconsin wide receiver Quintez Cephus said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday against the university that he was used as a scapegoat during a sexual assault investigation that resulted in his temporary expulsion.
Cephus was acquitted by jury of all charges on Aug. 2, 2019 after a deliberation of just 45 minutes, and was reinstated to Wisconsin football shortly after. Cephus’ lawyer, Andrew Wittenberg, told the Associated Press that the Title IX investigation’s conclusions were “an egregious miscarriage of justice.”
Detroit Lions wide receiver Quintez Cephus said in a lawsuit filed Tuesday against the University of Wisconsin that he was used as a scapegoat during a sexual assault investigation that resulted in his temporary expulsion.
“While we are reviewing the complaint filed by Mr. Cephus, we’re confident UW-Madison followed appropriate processes in this matter,” university spokesperson John Lucas said in a statement.
UWPD Chief Kristen Roman said Friday that officers from other agencies will need to prove their performance histories don’t include complaints on excessive use of force or violations of civil rights before they can join the local force at and around Camp Randall Stadium.
The UW-Madison Police Department is implementing additional measures to vet outside police officers that will work the 2021-22 Wisconsin football games, according to UWPD Chief Kristen Roman.
Alcohol may have been a factor for a 19-year-old man who was found passed out in a snowbank near the University of Wisconsin campus, according to the Madison Police Dept.
University of Wisconsin-Madison’s police chief has banned officers from using “Thin Blue Line” imagery while on duty.
Dodge County Sheriff Dale J. Schmidt issued a written column Sunday, responding to the recent decision to ban the “Thin Blue Line Flag” imagery by separate law enforcement agencies—one of them being the UW Madison Police Department (UWPD).
Two Madison 7-Elevens have been deemed safe by Madison police after reported bomb threats. About 3 p.m., police tweeted that nothing was located and both locations were safe.
Madison police cleared threats made towards two 7-Elevens Downtown and on the South Side Thursday afternoon after a person called 911 claiming there were explosive devices planted.
MPD is working with agencies including the Wisconsin State Capitol Police, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office, UW-Madison Police Department and State Patrol. The agencies will work together via a “solid, unified command post process,” Wahl said, to coordinate response and share intelligence.
Noted: Torsrud could be the first of dozens of inmates serving life who might get out sooner. The Public Interest Justice Initiative, a joint project between Chisholm’s office and the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, was launched in 2019 after the Remington Center at the University of Wisconsin Law School found that more than half the 128 inmates serving life sentences for juvenile offenses were from Milwaukee County.
An incident report said a security guard reported smelling smoke from a building on the 1600 block of Linden Drive just before 6 p.m. Officials said fire alarms sounded off as the guard was about to re-enter the building.
Yaeger posted a video on his Facebook early Thursday morning claiming the two UW representatives, who he referred to as “hatchet men,” fired him.
UW-Madison employee Rich Yaeger, who drove on a motorcycle through a group of protesters during the Nov. 6 Capitol Square protest, was terminated from his position at the University yesterday.
Rich Yaeger, a senior power plant operator on campus, was caught on video riding his motorcycle through the group on the Capitol Square.
This wasn’t the only recent tree theft. Last month, someone cut down and removed a rare 25-foot Algonquin pillar Swiss mountain pine tree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The tree had been planted in 1988 and it was worth an estimated $13,000, according to police.
University administrative codes and state statutes govern conduct on university property, said Brent Plisch, assistant chief for the UW-Madison Police Department. So someone in possession of marijuana on campus property can be issued a ticket under administrative codes.
Student activists are calling on the UW Police Department to remove a “thin blue line” flag in its offices, after a social media photo revealed the “Blue Lives Matter” symbol hanging prominently in the department’s office.
’Including the picture of the thin blue line flag, especially given the current climate on campus, represents a direct threat to activists and BIPOC lives,’ ASM Chair says
This ordinance has no effect on the UW campus, according to Verveer, and UW students found in possession of cannabis or related paraphernalia can be cited by the UW Police Department and face academic misconduct.
UW-Madison police closed the door on a spate of thefts from Madison residence halls over the weekend.
The caretaker of the the Longenecker Horticultural Gardens where the 25-foot Algonquin Pillar Swiss Mountain pine was sawed down, David Stevens, said the trees at the arboretum carry as much meaning as they do beauty, and are used for research. “It’s hard to stomach,” Stevens said.
After reviewing security camera footage, police were able to identify the suspects — two UW students who are roommates. Police said they were able to catch the students in the act.“We broke up a theft ring this weekend that clearly had a faulty exit strategy,” UWPD tweeted Sunday.
Someone cut down a 25-foot Algonquin Pillar Swiss Mountain Pine tree sometime between Nov. 5 and Nov. 9, according to a release by UW-Madison police.