Police Incident Reports

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Incident Report for Case #2013-388574

Incident Type


Incident Date

12/12/2013 - 6:36 PM


2402 S Park St (McDonalds Restaurant)


Sheryl C Barnes, 42 year old female from Madison, Wi.
Charged with Theft, Robbery


33 year old female


The suspect grabbed a purse from a table in the restaurant and ran.  The victim and a witness gave chase and attempted to retrieve the purse in the parking lot.  The suspect began swinging an item believed to be the barrel of a weapon, and threatened to shoot the parties attempting to retrieve the purse.  A restaurant employee was able to retrieve the purse.  The suspect was seen entering a residence and was taken into custody by police at that location.

Released 12/12/2013 at 9:05 PM by Lt. Dan Olivas

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