Deputy Bill McGowan

Bill McGowan drove the Beltline Truck for the Sheriff’s Department for a number of years.  He recently retired due to terminal cancer.  His partner with the assignment, Eric Novotny, coordianted a great retirement gift for Bill.  Prior to being a deputy Bill was a mechanic for Kayser Ford.  One of his primary jobs was to service law enforcment squads – we were sorry to see him leave that position because he was an excellent mechanic.  But, he was even better out on the Beltline helping motorists and officers alike. Channel 27 (WKOW TV) did a great story, click on the link below. … Continue reading Deputy Bill McGowan


From our Business Office.  I thought I would share here as well! Wednesday, November 2nd! Lakewood Gardens and Sherman Avenue Town residents can absentee vote in the Lakewood Gardens Management Office on Wednesday November 2nd from 3 pm-6 pm.  Valid Photo ID is required!  Renee Schwass, Town Clerk, will be holding office hours at this location from 3 pm – 6 pm to allow for early absentee voting and voter registration.  STILL NEED TO REGISTER??  NO PROBLEM! Stop by the Management Office from 3 pm-6 pm on Wednesday November 2nd.  **Make sure you have a valid proof of residency to … Continue reading EARLY VOTING OPPORTUNITY!

Shots fired call

Date of Release: October 18, 2016 Released By: Sergeant Jess Fischer Incident: Weapons Offense Incident Number: 2016-374709 Date of Incident: October 18, 2016 Details of Incident: Town of Madison Police were dispatched to numerous reports of shots fired on Deer Valley Road near Pheasant Ridge Trail. at approximately 6:10 pm. Witnesses said a group of males were on foot in the parking lot to the East of 201 Deer Valley Road arguing with other individuals in a black vehicle. Shortly after seeing the group and the vehicle in the parking lot, multiple individuals called 911, stating they heard gun shots. … Continue reading Shots fired call

Community Restorative Court (CRC) Peace Makers

CRC is hosting training for Peace Makers on October 24 & 27 and November 1 & 3 from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm.  If you are interested in getting involved in our community and the Community Restorative Court please contact the CRC Coordinator Ron Johnson at 630-1214 or via email at This is a great program to help young adults stay out of the court system.  Learn more by clicking here. Chief Gregory Continue reading Community Restorative Court (CRC) Peace Makers

Beltline Crash, 16-264355

Date of Release:  October 10, 2016 Released By:  Sergeant Jess Fischer Incident:  Automobile Crash EB US Hwy 12 / John Nolen Dr. Incident Number: 2016-264355 Date of Incident:  October 10, 2016 Details of Incident: On October 10, 2016, at approximately 4:56 pm, town of Madison Police was dispatched to EB US Hwy 12, at John Nolen Dr., for an automobile crash.  The investigation revealed a dump truck towing a trailer with a bobcat secured to it, was traveling at posted speed limits in the left lane of the highway. Traffic in front of the dump truck came to a rapid … Continue reading Beltline Crash, 16-264355


Date of Release: October 8, 2016 Released By: Sergeant Jess Fischer Incident: Fatal Automobile Crash Date: October 8, 2016 Details of Incident: On October 8, 2016 at approximately 1 :31 am, Dane County Dispatch received multiple calls of a vehicle traveling westbound in the eastbound lanes of US Hwy 12, near John Nolen Dr. Town of Madison Police along with Dane County Sherriff’s Department were checking the area in an attempt to locate the vehicle. At 1 :42am, an automobile crash was reported at eastbound US Hwy 12, near Todd Dr., in the town of Madison. The crash involved a … Continue reading MEDIA RELEASE – Fatal Crash