Fitchburg police March 2020

Police squads lined up outside of the police station.

A City of Fitchburg police officer received “minor injuries” during an attempted arrest on March 1.

Around 6:15 p.m. on March 1, Fitchburg officers responded to a report of a disturbance at a residence on the 4500 block of Thurston Lane, a news release from the City of Fitchburg police department stated. Upon arrival, police made contact with Edgar G. Ceballos Alfaro, who had refused to cooperate and resisted being detained; during the struggle, an officer received minor injuries and was later taken to a local hospital for treatment, the release states.

The Star is choosing to name the man because the charges initially referred for him fall under the category of a felony. Injuring a police officer is a Class H felony under state law.

Ceballos Alfaro was taken to the Dane County Jail, and police referred charges of resisting and obstructing officers causing a soft tissue injury and attempting to disarm a peace officer.


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Kimberly Wethal joined Unified Newspaper Group in 2018, where she serves as the news editor and primarily covers the school districts. She previously was an intern starting in 2013. Follow her on Twitter @kimberly_wethal.


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