News Flash

Police Department

Posted on: June 14, 2023

Criminal Charges Filed in Verona Area High School Disturbance

Media Release - Final

Incident Date: 05/18/2023

Release Date: 06/14/2023

Incident number: VE23-04795

Prepared By: Chief David Dresser


 On Friday, May 18th, the Verona Police Department was dispatched to the Verona Area High School for a disruptive student who was reportedly being physical with security staff.  When officers arrived, a 17-year-old student had been detained by security staff and the security director reported being bitten by the student during the altercation.

The Verona Police Department investigated the disturbance and learned the Director of Security & Crisis Management struck the 17-year-old in the head and was the first to initiate any physical contact during the disturbance.  After completing the investigation and after a careful review of the facts, it was determined the act of physically striking the juvenile in this instance was not legally justified and was considered an assault.   The Verona Police Department asked the Dane County District Attorney’s office to complete an independent review of the facts and they agreed a crime had occurred and filed a Criminal Complaint charging the security director with Physical Abuse to a Child.  

The Verona Area School District was completely responsive and cooperative during the investigation, and they conducted their own independent internal investigation.  


Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Police Department

Media Release - Final

Sexual Assault Investigation

Posted on: September 14, 2023
Media Release - Final

Weapons Offense / OWI Arrests

Posted on: September 1, 2023

Cooling Centers Open

Posted on: August 21, 2023
Media Release - Final

Death Investigation

Posted on: June 5, 2023
Weekend Update

Weekend Update: 5/26/23 - 5/29/23

Posted on: May 29, 2023
Weekend Update

Weekend Update: 5/12/23 - 5/15/23

Posted on: May 15, 2023
Weekend Update

Weekend Update: 5/5/23 - 5/8/23

Posted on: May 8, 2023
Weekend Update

Weekend Update: 4/28/23 - 5/1/23

Posted on: May 1, 2023
Weekend Update

Weekend Update: 4/21/23 - 4/24/23

Posted on: April 24, 2023
Media Release - Final

4/19/23 Threats Investigation - VAHS

Posted on: April 20, 2023
Media Release

2022 Dane County Traffic Crash Data

Posted on: February 22, 2023
Media Release

Construction Trailer Theft

Posted on: January 17, 2023
Department News

*New Media Release Format*

Posted on: January 8, 2023