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Six arrested in two batteries at Reindahl Park; no word on any connection

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MADISON (WKOW) -- Madison Police arrested six people in connection to two different batteries with weapons at Reindahl Park Wednesday, with no statement on whether the the incidents are related.

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According to news releases from public information officer Lorie Anderson, the batteries took place at 6:20 a.m. and 1:54 p.m. Wednesday. In the morning incident, several people were attacking one person with a "wooden club," and the victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Officers arrested five people, who may face charges of battery, resisting arrest, bail jumping, carrying a concealed weapon, felon in possession of a knife, disorderly conduct and possession of heroin.

In the afternoon incident, a verbal dispute escalated when one person hit another in the face with a golf club. The victim's mother transported them to the hospital, and the suspect was arrested, pending charges for battery and bail jumping.

Peter Culver

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