Middleton man arrested after crashing car through apartment complex

MADISON (WKOW) -- It was like deja vu for Maria Gonzalez. She came out of her apartment at Bayview Foundation Friday morning only to discover someone had driven a car through a nearby fence.

“What again,” she said as she inspected the damage.

Gonzalez is not only a long-time resident, but she's also the office assistant for Bayview Foundation.

“I mean it caught me by surprise because it's the second time it's happened. And I've been here for 15 years,” she said.

According to Madison police, Andrew Stoltz went on a wild ride near the intersection of Wisconsin and East Gorham streets Thursday night, firing some type of weapon.

“We got a call around 8 o'clock from someone who was very concerned. They saw someone point what they thought was a gun out a window. Then they thought it was fireworks coming out of the gun,” said police spokeman Joel DeSpain.

A few hours later, the 20-year-old drove his car on the sidewalk through the Bayview Foundation apartment complex, hitting at least two cars, before bursting through the fence onto Regent Street.

“The guy drove and he crash the car. And then he damaged this side of my truck,” said James Chang, who was visiting family from Sheboygan.

“It's scary nowadays. Too much is happening. Too many violence, too many accidents, too many everything going on in this neighborhood,” Gonzalez said.

Investigators said the Middleton resident then drove on the wrong side of Regent Street heading west. Officers witnessed his car hop a curb, go over a terrace and onto East Campus Mall. Stoltz was then spotted around 3:00 a.m. driving in the pedestrian mall in the 700 block of State Street. Police did not chase him, and his car ended up at a dead-end near the Center for Limnology on N. Park St.

Stoltz took off, but was quickly found and arrested.

The whole incident has Gonzalez pondering how to improve safety at the complex so nothing like this can happen again.

“I find it really scary, especially when you have children. I have two girls of my own. I have to protect them. You know, as a mother, I have to protect my kids.”

Police also said on Wednesday around 11:00 p.m., witnesses said they saw Stoltz threatening people with a flare gun during a confrontation on Camden Road. The victims were people he knows, according to police.

Stoltz is facing charges, including disorderly conduct while armed, eluding, 2nd degree reckless endangering safety, disorderly conduct and bail jumping. UW-Madison Police and Shorewood Hills police may also have tentative charges on Stoltz.

For more on this story: http://www.wkow.com/story/38590227/2018/07/06/middleton-man-arrested-after-crashing-car-through-apartment-complex-fence

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