Madison police say suspect broke 8 car windows

Dennis J. O'Brien
Dennis O'Brien

MADISON, Wis.–  The Madison Police Department has determined eight cars had broken windows near where a suspect was arrested Thursday morning.

According to an eyewitness, the suspect, Dennis J. O’Brien, 55, was seen smashing a car window on Williamson Street. Officers responded to the call and recognized O’Brien right away, according to an MPD news release. O’Brien has a history of breaking into vehicles.

According to the Dane County Sheriff’s office O’Brien is being held for resisting or obstruction, possession of drug paraphernalia, and probation violation. Police have been working to contact the morning’s victims and additional tentative charges are likely.