The information below represents some of the notable calls for service handled by the Verona Police Department between Friday (5/26) evening and Monday (5/29) morning. This information is not all-inclusive, but rather preliminary information gathered from officers who investigated the calls.
- 5/26/23 @ 5:34 p.m. – An officer stopped a vehicle for suspended registration. A police K9 was requested, and the K9 from McFarland PD responded. After a K9 alert on the vehicle, a search was conducted and suspected methamphetamine and heroin were located, along with several pieces of drug paraphernalia. A 52-year-old male from Stoughton was arrested and booked into jail for charges of Possession with Intent to Deliver Methamphetamine and Heroin, as well as Bail Jumping. A 42-year-old male from Mount Horeb was arrested for Possession of Methamphetamine and Bail Jumping, and he was cited for Suspended Registration, Operating While Suspended, and No Proof of Vehicle Insurance.
- 5/26/23 @ 9:12 p.m. – An officer stopped a vehicle to inform the operator of the vehicle’s defective headlamp. The officer detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and marijuana and drug paraphernalia were later located in the vehicle. The 22-year-old male from Madison was issued citations for Possession of Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Non-Registration of Auto, and Defective Headlamp (with a correction option).
- 5/27/23 @ 5:23 a.m. – An 18-year-old female from Madison was stopped and cited for traveling 92 MPH in the 65 MPH zone of USH 18/151.
- 5/27/23 @ 8:42 a.m. – A vehicle was reported stolen from the 100 block of Berkley Road. The vehicle was a 2009 Chevrolet Malibu. No suspect information at this time.
- 5/27/23 @ 11:40 a.m. – An individual called VPD to report an asphalt company seal coated a nearby parking lot and in doing so, black dust covered his vehicle and house. The officer explained the matter was civil in nature; however, photographs were taken to document the incident for the complainant.
- 5/27/23 @ 8:25 p.m. – A VPD officer located a vehicle which was associated with an armed, suicidal individual who left their Town of Burke home. The officer followed the vehicle until sufficient backup from DCSO and MPD arrived, and a high-risk traffic stop was conducted. The individual was detained, and the firearm was located. DCSO continued their investigation into the matter.
- 5/28/23 @ 12:02 a.m. – A traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle for failing to stop at a flashing red traffic signal. The officer detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle. The 26-year-old female driver was uncooperative with law enforcement, and initially refused to exit the vehicle. She eventually did exit; however, she tried to walk away from the scene and was ultimately arrested for resisting. Marijuana was located in the vehicle and the female was cited for Possession of Marijuana, Operating While Suspended, and Resisting an Officer.
- 5/28/23 @ 11:50 p.m. – Four juveniles were found in Fireman’s Park after closing hours. An officer verbally warned all and educated them on park hours. Ordinance 12-4-4: Park Hours - All City parks shall be closed from 10:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., except for the Hometown USA Community Park which will close from 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. The Parks Commission may approve of the conduct of functions within the parks beyond 10:00 p.m. or 11:00 p.m. by private organizations or individuals if satisfactory evidence is presented to the Commission that the function will be carried on so as not to disturb the public peace and good order of the City. In granting such approval, the Parks Commission shall designate the area in which the function shall be carried on and shall indicate the person responsible for the conduct of such function. No person shall be in any City park after 10:00 p.m. or 11:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m., except in compliance with this Subsection.