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Incident Report for Case #2014-206453

Incident Type


Incident Date

06/30/2014 - 11:04 AM


2102 East Springs Dr. (Menards (East))


Patrick J. Bingham, 46-year-old male of Madison, WI
CHARGES: Misdemeanor Theft




Madison Police responded to Menards reference a subject who was inside of the store, and was the focus of a retail theft case on June 29th, 2014. The suspect, later identified as Patrick Bingham, allegedly entered the Menards store at 10:07am, and selected a $400 camera/DVR kit.  After picking it up, he then moved right by all cashiers in the store, and left without paying for the item.

Officers contacted Bingham on 6/30/2014, after he came back to Menards to do a return transaction; for merchandise that had not been legitimately purchased. Bingham denied taking any merchandise, and even offered an alibi of being at a bar the entire day. Bingham even stated he had witnesses! Officers reviewed the video, noted Bingham clearly picking the camera kit off of shelf, and walking out of the store. Bingham changed his story to having actually been inside of the store on the theft date, but continued to profess his innocence. He was taken into custody on the listed charge.

PO Howard Payne

Released 07/03/2014 at 3:01 PM by P.O. Howard Payne

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