A local man was arrested on suspicion of multiple charges including drug possession after a traffic stop for a missing front plate, police said.
The Madison Police Department’s West District Community Police Team was responding to citizen complaints about trespassing and possible drug dealing at an apartment complex on the 6700 block of Schroeder Road Tuesday night when an armed man was taken into custody, according to the report.
Deangelo L. Gray, 32, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, possession with intent to deliver marijuana, possession of drugs within 1,000 feet of a park, felony bail jumping and possession of a firearm as a felon, Madison police said.
Records for Gray include addresses in both Madison and Cottage Grove.
The report said officers spotted a white Mercedes that did not have a front license plate leaving the area just before 8 p.m., and officers stopped the car.
Gray denied having drugs or other contraband. However, police said K-9 Martie indicated drugs were present.
Police said officers found marijuana, a loaded handgun, large capacity magazine filled with ammunition, several cell phones, and hundreds of dollars in cash.
Court records indicate the suspect was recently arrested in Milwaukee County for allegedly dealing cocaine.
The man’s wife said she awoke early Saturday morning, around 3:15 a.m, and realized that her husband was gone.
Her husband has dementia, and she said he can go off on very long walks.
She called police, and officers brought in Josh. Josh found the man not far from the family’s Northport Dr. home. Officers say he was dirty, and it looked like he had been out wandering for some time.
The MPD recently hosted a K9 tracking training for other law enforcement agencies, and part of the curriculum was how to search for missing people.
The Madison Police Department hosted a K9 training for neighboring agencies, where Sergeant Chris Boyd and Officer Carren Corcoran shared new strategies to train dogs for tracking.
Sergeant Krahn passed away peacefully on Sunday, May 19, 2013, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
While she was in hospice, the Madison Police Department (MPD) presented Sergeant Krahn with the department’s first Courageous Service Award, which was created in her honor. Pictured on the right is Madison Mounted patrol horse, Bubba, visiting Sergeant Krahn at Agrace HospiceCare.
Sergeant Krahn had a special bond with both the MPD Mounted Patrol and K-9 units. Her bond with the animals did not end with her passing. Members of the K-9 unit paid their respects at her visitation, and horses with the Mounted Patrol were present at her funeral.
Sergeant Krahn’s wish was that if anyone wanted to make a donation in her memory, that they contribute to Capital K9s and Madison Mounted. Click on the red “DONATE Now” button to the right.
Madison Police dogs help find a missing man by searching a frozen lake.
Slim Helps Catch a Burglar – March 2013
An attempted burglary occurred on the far east side of Madison. A resident pointed out tracks and Slim followed a scent to a home nearby. Police officers found wet boots which matched the track marks. The suspect was arrested.
Slim’s 3-hour Track – July 2012
A stabbing homicide occurred on the north side of Madison. Slim accompanied by Police Officer Corcoran was able to follow the suspect’s scent for 3 hours (1 a.m. to 4 a.m.) across 4 miles; even through an area of Warner Park where thousands of people had recently walked to watch the annual fireworks display. Slim led the team of police officers to a residence which the suspect has visited earlier that night. The suspect was not there when the police arrived, but turned himself in later that day.
Slim in the Spotlight
After Slim’s impressive track in July of 2012, he and his handler Police Officer Carren Corcoran received the Handler of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Law Enforcement Canine Handler Association.
Slim vs. Madison’s Most Wanted – September 2011
A man, on Madison’s Most Wanted list, was being pursued after fleeing from a stolen car. It was believed he fled along railroad tracks into a marsh. On duty were Police Officer Carren Corcoran and K9 Slim. After shouting, “Madison Police K9. Give yourself up or the dog will be sent in to find you,” there was no response. Police Officer Corcoran let Slim off the leash to find the man, who immediately surrendered.
Through the efforts of Bitty, a dog owned by Police Officer Carren Corcoran, the body of a drowning victim was located in Lake Mendota. See the article in the Wisconsin State Journal.
“I think Slim’s track on the night of the homicide really illustrates just how valuable our canine partners are,” Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said. “They help us track down suspects, find lost people, discover evidence and sniff out drugs.”