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Incident Report for Case #2013-230746

Incident Type


Incident Date

07/29/2013 - 11:10 PM


2600 McDivitt Road


Lee F. Scott III, 18-year-old male of Madison, WI
CHARGES: Theft & Resisting/Obstructing A Police Officer


21-year-old female of Madison
43-year-old female of Madison


A Madison Police Officer responded to the McDivitt Road area to take a report of a stolen cell phone shortly before 9am, and after speaking to the victim, she noted that the phone was taken during the time that known associates had visited her residence.  The officer had very few details, but completed the report; after attempting to follow-up on this case. 

Approximately 8 hours later, the victim located her phone near the 1700 block of Northport, based on GPS tracking, and she and a friend waited outside of the apartment complex; hoping to see anyone walking around with her property.  They immediately noticed Lee Scott emerge, and he was confronted about the coincidence of having both visited the victim's residence on this date, with the fact her phone was plotting to this location.  Scott made a threat to strike the victim, and ran off as police were being called. 

Officers contacted Scott a few blocks away, and after he identified himself as someone else, officers noted he had the same address as the suspect they were seeking.  It became immediately apparent that the truth about Scott's actions was a missing component from his story, and he was taken into custody.  Scott later admitted he knew the phone was stolen, but that he was only in possession of the property.

PO Howard Payne

Released 08/02/2013 at 10:11 AM by P.O. Howard Payne

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