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Incident Report for Case #2014-09683

Incident Type


Incident Date

01/10/2014 - 2:30 PM


Park Street


Demetrius Smith 18 years old


On 12/30/13 a woman's purse was taken from a laundry mat on Verona Road.  The evidence, include surveillance photos of the suspect wearing rather distinctive clothing, was fruitful for the primary officer to develop this case.  On 1/10/14 the alert officer was on routine patrol on State Street and recognized the suspect from the photos and the case became more clear as the suspect was again wearing the same distinctive clothing.  From the time of the theft to the time of the arrest, the suspect, identified as Demetrius Smith, used the stolen credit cards from the purse several times.  Smith was charged with this crime and brought to the Dane County Jail. 

Released 01/11/2014 at 2:38 AM by Lt. Michael Hanson

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