Community Notification Meeting

December 28, 2007
Contact: Elise Schaffer, PIO Phone: (608) 284-6142 Email: schaffer@co.dane.wi.us
Sheriff's Office

The Dane County Sheriff’s Office wants to inform the public of a community notification meeting scheduled for Monday, January 7th at 6:30 PM. The public meeting will be held in the Town of Blooming Grove at the Waunona Sanitary District Office Building at 3325 Thurber Ave., Madison, Wisconsin. A Core Team evaluates and makes decisions on the level of notification to the community for the release of sex offenders under Wisconsin Statutes 301.45 and 301.46. At this meeting we will be offering information about the Community Notification Law and the release of Nicholas Garton to an address in the town of Blooming Grove. A photo of Nicholas Garton will be available at this meeting, as well as more detailed information regarding his offenses. Information about protective behaviors and personal safety in our community will also be discussed. The Core Team is encouraging the citizens of the Town of Blooming Grove and the City of Madison to attend this meeting to gain knowledge about this offender, the sex offender registry and protective behaviors. According to the Wisconsin Department of Corrections, there are currently 19,939 registered sex offenders in the state of Wisconsin. Of those, 592 reside in Dane County. ###