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Incident Report for Case #2011-297381

Incident Type

Retail Theft

Incident Date

10/18/2011 - 6:30 PM


53 East Towne Mall (Boston Store)


Stephan L. Burton, age 17, Madison
Mr. Burton was arrested for Retail Theft - 3 counts, Criminal Damage to Property, Bail Jumping, and on a Warrant.


A Boston Store loss prevention officer chased down and tackled a retail theft suspect at East Towne Tuesday evening after the teen allegedly cut anti-theft tags off of more than $474 worth of clothing. The stolen merchandise was found inside his backpack, which also housed a large garden cutting tool. The Boston Store loss prevention officer said the teen is also a suspect in another retail theft that took place the day prior. The young man has been arrested by the MPD several times since he turned 17, the age at which a person is considered an adult in the eyes of the court. Among recent arrests, he was picked up on September 19th after nearly $600 in merchandise was stolen from Macy's at the Hilldale Mall, and on September 7th he was arrested for burglary after a $500 computer tablet was taken from the Staples store in the 4500 block of Verona Rd.

Released 10/19/2011 at 11:09 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain

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