Police Incident Reports A Selection of Noteworthy Incident Reports
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Incident Date03/14/2018 - 1:45 PM
ArrestedKeolan I. Phillips, age 17, Madison
Suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent and bail jumping.
Victim(s)Male, age 35, Madison
DetailsOne of two thieves left a significant clue inside a seriously damaged stolen truck Wednesday afternoon following a hit-and-run crash in the 700 block of N. Thompson Dr.
The MPD began looking for the truck after a 35-year-old Rockefeller Lane resident reported it stolen around 1:45 p.m. It had been parked in his driveway, unlocked, with the keys inside.
An officer spotted the truck around 5:30 p.m., now without license plates, driving erratically. There was no pursuit, but the MPD did follow in the direction the truck was traveling. It appears to have struck several parked cars before the driver and a passenger abandoned it and ran.
A short time later someone matching the description of one was spotted near a Commercial Ave. gas station. He was contacted, and claimed to be looking for his new cell phone, which he somehow had lost.
An officer told him he had actually found a cell phone in the area, and showed it to the teen.
It was the young man's missing phone. The officer explained it had actually been located inside a heavily damaged and stolen pickup truck.
The teen then said the phone must have been stolen then because he had not been in a stolen truck. The preponderance of evidence suggested that not to be a truthful statement and he was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent and bail jumping. He currently has two open cases in Dane County Court: one for burglary and another for criminal damage to property.
Released 03/15/2018 at 9:49 AM by PIO Joel Despain
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