Our network

Man, woman arrested in Middleton drug raid

A man and woman from Middleton were arrested after a search warrant was carried out at a Middleton home Thursday, according to a release from Middleton police.

Police said they searched a home in the 5300 block of South Ridge Way after an investigation related to drug activity.

Controlled substances and numerous paraphernalia items were found, according to police.

Keith R. Schlunz-Mueller, 28, was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to deliver marijuana, maintaining a drug dwelling, possession of psilocybin mushrooms and child neglect.

Connie J. Hirsch, 30, was arrested on suspicion of party to possession with intent to deliver marijuana, maintaining a drug dwelling, possession of psilocybin mushrooms, child neglect and on a probation violation.

Community Sponsors

Are you interested in promoting your business to local customers?

Man arrested in connection with pizzeria robberies

A Madison man faces armed robbery charges for allegedlyrobbing a Middleton pizzeria on June 22 and a Monona pizza shop June 17, according to a release.

Middleton police said Tuesday that 24-year-old Jeffrey P. Masino was arrested on suspicion of armed robbery at the Papa Murphy's Pizza on North Gammon Road.

The week prior, officers were called to Papa Murphy’s in the 100 block of East Broadway in Monona at 8:15 p.m. on a report of a robbery, officials said.

Police said a man handed an employee a note demanding money from the register. The man implied he had a weapon, but didn’t show it, according to the police report. The man then ran north on Roselawn Avenue. A police K-9 was brought to the scene to track the robber, but was not successful.

Police seek help solving pizzeria robbery

Police are seeking the public's help finding a man who robbed a Middleton pizzeria.

Middleton police responed 8:07 p.m. Monday to a report of an armed robbery at the Papa Murphy's Pizza on North Gammon Road. The robber displayed a weapon and demanded money from the registers, according to the report. He fled on foot with an undisclosed amount of money.

The man is described as white, in his 20s, 5 feet 8 inches tall with a medium build.

Middleton police were assisted by the Dane County Sheriff’s Department and a Madison Police Department K-9 unit. A K-9 track was attempted but the man was not located.

Police ask anyone who might have information or witnessed the robbery to call or text 608-824-7300, or leave a message on the tipster line at 608-824-7304.

Complaint: Middleton company failed in timely report of defective coffeemakers

A safety hazard complaint has been filed against Spectrum Brands, alleging the company failed to report a hazardous defect involving handles that detached from Black & Decker brand SpaceMaker coffee pots in a timely manner, according to a release.

The Department of Justice and the Consumer Product Safety Commission jointly announced the filing of the complaint against Spectrum Brands Inc., which is a Delaware corporation headquartered in Middleton, according to the release. The company distributes brand-name small appliances, hardware and home and garden products.

The complaint says the companies knowingly violated the reporting requires of the Consumer Product Safety Act with respect to defective carafe handles that could detach and cause hot coffee to spill onto users.

Community Sponsors

Are you interested in promoting your business to local customers?

Team state tennis results

Division one semifinals:

Middleton 6 Kettle Moraine 1 Final

Marquette 5 Brookfield East 2 Final

Division one final: 

Marquette 5 Middleton 2 Final

Division two semifinals: 

University School of Milwaukee 7 Regis 0 Final

Edgewood 6 Notre Dame 1 Final

Division one final:

University School of Milwaukee 4 Edgewood 3 Final

Middleton advances to WIAA girls soccer sectional final

Macey Kalscheur scored two goals to lead Middleton to a 4-0 win over Madison West in a WIAA Girls Soccer sectional semifinal at Firefighter's Park in Middleton Thursday night.

Megan Sullivan and Mady Warda also scored for Middleton which will play Kettle Moraine for the sectional championship Saturday at 3 in Middleton.

The Division Two sectional semifinal between DeForest and Oregon was postponed Thursday night and will be played Friday night at 7 in Oregon.

Other WIAA sectional semifinal results Thursday:

Division Two - Waterford 3, Milton 2

Division Three - Mount Horeb 5, Lodi 2. Edgewood 2, Sugar River 1

Division Four - Lake Mills 4, River Valley 2

DOT: Construction to start on Highway 14, Stagecoach Road intersection

Construction crews will start work on the intersection of Highway 14 and Stagecoach Road Monday.

The project is designed to improve safety at the intersection and includes left and right turn lanes, a marked median, and centerline and shoulder rumble strips, according to a release. The work will be done on 2.5 miles of Highway 14 between Stagecoach and Twin Valley roads.

Highway 14 will be open to through traffic during construction, but nighttime lane closures are expected.

The $1.24 million project is scheduled to be done in October.