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Posted on: September 8, 2023

Weekly Recap: Noteworthy Calls for Service 9/4 - 9/8

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The information below represents a few of the notable calls for service handled by the Verona Police Department between Monday (9/4) morning and Friday (9/8) afternoon.  This information is not all-inclusive, but rather preliminary information gathered from officers who investigated the calls.

  • 9/4/23 @ 6:47 p.m. – A 24yo Cottage Grove man was taken into protective custody and transported to Tellurian Detoxification Center.  He was found in a fenced-in construction area, covered in dirt with some minor injuries consistent with falling.  He was heavily intoxicated and unable to care for himself.  
  • 9/6/23 @ 5:21 p.m. – VPD was alerted to two juveniles who were starting cardboard boxes on fire behind a business in the 400 block of West Verona Avenue.  Officers checked the area and were unable to locate the kids.  The Verona Fire Dept. responded and extinguished the fire.  One juvenile was described as a 12–15-year-old white male wearing a light gray hoodie with black sleeves.  The other was described as a 7–10-year-old white male wearing a white t-shift, “skater clothes”, and having ear length hair.
  • 9/6/23 @ 11:02 p.m. – Officers were dispatched to an apartment building for a report of a man screaming.  Officers were able to locate a 25yo man, who admitted to screaming a bit while playing a video game.  He was encouraged to be mindful of his neighbors when playing intense video games.
  • 9/7/23 @ 5:51 a.m. – Officers were sent to USH 18/151 near Epic Lane for a rollover crash.   A construction truck pulled out of the closed construction lane and collided with a sedan, causing the sedan to roll multiple times.  The driver of the sedan sustained non-life-threatening injuries.  
  • 9/7/23 @ 8:54 a.m. – VPD was alerted to a vehicle with heavy damage, parked in front of a fire hydrant.  Officers located the vehicle, and while investigating the damage, located a crash scene nearby.  It became obvious the vehicle left the roadway, struck a road sign and a mailbox, drove through a front yard and garden bed, and returned to the roadway before being parked and abandoned.  The vehicle’s owner was contacted and admitted to driving and parking the vehicle where it was found; however, he denied crashing the vehicle.  The 41yo male from Verona was cited for hit and run – property damage, as well as for failing to notify police of a crash.  A parking citation was also issued for blocking the fire hydrant.  
  • 9/7/23 @ 3:23 p.m. – Madison Police requested VPD attempt to locate and arrest a 46yo Madison man for a domestic disturbance incident they were investigating.  The man was located and taken into custody and turned over to MAPD.  

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