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Incident Report for Case #2018-311685

Incident Type

Theft

Incident Date

08/14/2018 - 4:59 AM

Address

Marinette Trail

Arrested

Male, age 14, Madison
Teen was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent.

Female, age 16, Madison
Teen was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent - intentional passenger.

Female, age 14, Madison
Teen was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent - intentional passenger.

Female, age 14, Madison
Teen was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent - intentional passenger.

Victim(s)

Male, age 68, Madison

Update

There have been 210 vehicles stolen in Madison this year, including 15 new cases so far this month.

Last updated 08/16/2018 at 11:18 AM by PIO Joel Despain

Details

 The four teens had just been taken into custody late yesterday afternoon for driving around recklessly in a stolen car. They were in the midst of arrest processing at the City County Building, and their mood, according arresting officers, was jovial. They were making jokes and laughing with one 14-year-old girl saying her arrest "didn't matter." She was wearing a GPS bracelet due to previous stolen car arrests, and said it "didn't mean s-," and that she would be released soon without consequences.

Another officer encouraged the group to appreciate the gravity of the situation and try to seek gainful employment so they could someday buy a car. Another 14-year-old girl explained they don't steal cars due to lack of money, they just don't like to walk.

The foursome had been spotted driving around the West District in car stolen from a Marinette Trail home the night prior. It had been in a garage, with the keys in a cup holders. In hindsight, the victim thought the garage door may have been unintentionally left open.

A police officer spotted the stolen car, and recognized all who were inside from previous calls. It sped away, and was later found abandoned on Maple Grove Ct. Officers located two who had been passengers walking in the area, and MPD K9 Slim was able track to the area where the driver and the third passenger were arrested.

The son of the car's owner arrived to drive it back to his dad's house. He wanted to know if there had been arrests. An officer said there had, and explained some of those involved have been apprehended before by the MPD for the exact same offense. The son indicated he did not like how people were just let go by the system.

Released 08/16/2018 at 11:12 AM by PIO Joel Despain

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