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Incident Report for Case #2013-288309

Incident Type


Incident Date

09/13/2013 - 10:00 PM


20 W. Mifflin St. (The Coopers Tavern)


Wallace J. Weaver, age 40, Middleton
Suspect was arrested for Misappropriation of Personal Identifying Materials, Forgery, Resisting, Financial Transaction Card Crimes/Fraudulent Use, and Receive Stolen Property.


Female, age 27, Mount Horeb


A quick response from a credit card company helps the MPD recover a 27-year old Mt. Horeb woman's purse just hours after it's stolen from a downtown tavern. The victim said she was having dinner with a friend at Coopers Tavern, 22 W. Mifflin St., and had the purse hanging over the back of her chair. She did not realize a thief was in the midst until after it was gone. She called her credit card companies, and one indicated one of her cards was just used at a Park St. restaurant. The MPD was contacted, and a suspect was later located outside of the Park St. eatery. He had the victim's purse and cell phone. Other items belonging to her, including stolen credit cards, were found scattered outside of the restaurant. 

Released 09/16/2013 at 12:11 PM by PIO Joel DeSpain

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