Middleton man arrested after driving down State Street, firing weapon from car

Published: Jul. 6, 2018 at 12:47 PM CDT
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A 20-year-old man was arrested after firing some sort of weapon from a moving car and driving down State Street.

According to the Madison Police Department, a caller told police a man fired a weapon from a moving car near the intersection of Wisconsin Avenue and East Gorham Street on Thursday, July 5th around 8 p.m. The witness told police they thought it might have been fireworks.

Police said no one was hurt and determined the suspect was making threats the day before.

On Wednesday, July 4th, witnesses said a man was armed with a flare gun when he threatened people during a confrontation on Camden Road around 11 p.m. Police said the suspect knew the victims.

According to the release, several hours later a MPD officer saw the suspect’s car burst through a chain-link fence in the 700 block of Regent Street and proceeded west in the eastbound lanes of Regent Street. The car then hopped a curb, went over a terrace and onto East Campus Mall.

Authorities said around 3 a.m. a witness saw the same car driving in the 700 block of State Street where pedestrians normally walk. Police did not chase the car and it was later found at a dead-end near the Center for Limnology located at 680 North Park Street.

When police made contact with the suspect he ran, but was quickly located by the Madison Police Department and UW-Madison Police.

The suspect, Andrew Stoltz, age 20 of Middleton, was arrested by MPD for disorderly conduct while armed, eluding, second degree reckless endangering safety, disorderly conduct, and bail jumping. According to the release, UW-Madison Police and Shorewood Hills Police may also have tentative charges on Stoltz.