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Middleton Police Department
Friday March 17th, 2023 :: 08:35 a.m. CDT


MEDIA RELEASE: Disturbance

On Tuesday, March 14th, 2023 at approximately 11:10 PM, Middleton Police Officers responded to an active disturbance involving a female suspect damaging property at 6206 Maywood Avenue.  Officers arrived on scene and found the suspect who was climbing down from the patio of the victim’s apartment.  Officers identified the 20-year-old suspect as Clarisa R. Herrera of Madison.

The 77-year-old victim informed officers that Herrera forced her way into the victim’s residence by climbing up to the patio and damaging the sliding door.  Once inside, Herrera damaged property throughout the residence.  Herrera also attacked and injured the victim who was sitting in a recliner.  The victim and Herrera do not know each other and this appears to be a random act.  Upon being placed under arrest Herrera was combative with police.

Herrera was arrested for multiple felonies which included battery to an elderly person, burglary, criminal damage to property, and throw/expel bodily substances.  Herrera was transported and booked into the Dane County Jail.  The Middleton Police Department does not believe there is a danger to the public.

If you have any information regarding this incident, please contact the Middleton Police Department via phone or text at 608-824-7300, Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014 or on the web at P3TIPS.COM.  Crime Stoppers tipsters can receive up to $1,000 in cash rewards for tips that lead to an arrest and can remain anonymous.

Lieutenant Steve Ziegler
Middleton Police Department 

Pursuant to the directive of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicity, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Middleton Police Department
7341 Donna Dr
Middleton, WI 53562

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 608-824-7300

Lieutenant Steve Ziegler
Patrol Supervisor
[email protected]

6206 Maywood Ave
Middleton, WI 53562

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