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Police share photo of ATM skimming fraud suspect

Police asked the public for help identifying a suspect in an ATM skimming device incident in Fitchburg.

Fitchburg police shared two photos Tuesday showing a suspect in connection with a financial crime investigation from May 30 at a BMO Harris ATM at 2900 Fish Hatchery Road.

The Fitchburg Police Department was contacted by a BMO Harris financial crimes investigator who reported that they found a skimming device, including a card reader and camera, on one of the bank's ATMs.

Police said the devices were set up in the morning of May 30 and later that night, were retrieved.

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Officers nab man accused of street-corner mugging

A man was charged with robbery after an officer nabbed the alleged assailant shortly after a mugging early Thursday on a downtown Madison street corner, police said.

Madison police said a 20-year-old Middleton man was standing at the corner of North Frances Street and Langdon Street talking on his iPhone 6 at about 1:24 a.m. when he realized three men were watching him.

When he finished his call, he put his phone in a pocket. According to the report, one of the three men approached him, placing something to his neck that he believed might be a knife.

Police said the assailant made a comment to the 20-year-old about not knowing "gangster (expletive)." The robber worked his free hand through the man's pockets, taking the iPhone 6.

Madison officers in the area quickly had the alleged culprit in custody.

Stephon A. Jordan, 22, of Fitchburg, was arrested on suspicion of robbery and resisting an officer.

Meeting on Verona Road project to be held Thursday

A meeting to discuss the next phase of the Verona Road reconstruction project will be held Thursday night.

The open house meeting will show proposed improvements to Verona Road from the Beltline to McKee Road and the Beltline between Whitney Way and Seminole Highway, according to a release.

The meeting is from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Fitchburg’s Fire Station No. 2 at 5415 King James Way.

There will not be a formal presentation, but Department of Transportation representatives will be available to answer questions.

Delays expected through Verona Road project

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is warning of possible traffic delays through Verona Road project during the Monday commutes.

The delays are expected on northbound Verona Road to the eastbound Beltline because of new traffic patterns in the area.

Traffic signals for the right turn ramp were installed over the weekend.

Motorists are asked to plan ahead and allow additional time to reach your destination.

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Man with knife attempts to steal car in Fitchburg lot

An armed man attempted to steal a car from a restaurant parking lot Tuesday morning, police said.

The Fitchburg Police Department said a man displayed a knife and attempted to steal a car that was occupied in the Panera Bread parking lot on Fish Hatchery Road at 10:55 a.m.

The man was not successful in his attempt and fled the area on foot, police said.

Police said the attempted robber was described as Hispanic, about 5 feet 8 inches tall and weighing between 180 to 190 pounds. He was wearing a red T-shirt with white or yellow writing on it, dark pants that were not jeans and gray and white Converse All Star shoes.

Police said no injuries were reported.

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Man threatens people in apartment with box cutter

A man forced his way into an apartment and threatened the occupants with a box cutter early Thursday morning, according to a release from Fitchburg police.

Police were called to the 2100 block of High Ridge Trail at 2:15 a.m. for a report of an armed burglary.

Investigators said the man appeared to be looking for someone in particular and left after realizing they were not there. He took an undisclosed amount of money.

The man is described as black, between 20-30 years old, 6 feet to 6 feet 2 inches tall with a slender build, stubble facial hair and short dreadlocks. He was wearing a red, white and blue baseball hat, a red shirt with numbers or a symbol on the front, dark-colored jeans and white shoes.

Madison police and a K-9 assisted in the investigation.