Public Safety report for Feb. 4

Joe Steffen, Public Safety Officer

Public Safety Officers respond to many calls for service and we communicate our activities to the college community.  Here are some of the notable incidents from this past month.

On Jan. 22, Public Safety Officers responded to a pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle while in the crosswalk on Hoffman Street.  Madison Police and Paramedics arrived and Paramedics transported the injured pedestrian to a nearby hospital.

This was the second incident in a week; we urge students to be extremely cautious when entering and utilizing crosswalks around campus, as well as when driving to and from campus. Be sure to always look twice and yield to pedestrians.

On Jan. 21, Public Safety Officers responded to a person who was unconscious in a men’s restroom stall.  The situation escalated quickly when witnesses observed that he had an uncapped needle in his hands and he awoke.  Madison Police and Madison Paramedics arrived and were able stabilize the person and take the subject into custody.  Suspected heroin was found on the subject’s person.  The subject was transported by Madison Paramedics and Police, charges to follow.

Parking Reminder

A valid student parking permit is required for all vehicles parked at the Truax and Commercial Avenue campuses.  All vehicles must display a valid student permit at all times and park in designated areas only.  Designated parking areas for students are in marked stalls only. Parking along curbs or on the grass is NOT allowed anywhere on Madison College campuses.

The Madison College Truax campus offers additional parking in our “overflow” lot across Anderson Street, adjacent to the Lussier Athletic Park, and off of Straubel Street.  Vehicles found in violation of the current college parking policy are subject to a parking citation and/or towing at the owner’s expense without warning.

Please call Public Safety at (608)246-6932 if you have any questions.

If you have any information regarding the above incidents or other campus safety concerns, please contact our department at 245-2222. Public Safety Officers are available 24/7.