Police Incident Reports A Selection of Noteworthy Incident Reports

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Incident Report for Case #2018-326091

Incident Type


Incident Date

08/23/2018 - 1:49 AM


W. Mifflin St. (at State St.)


Male, white, 30-40 years old, 5'9", 220 pounds, heavy build, wearing a blue sleeveless shirt and black track pants.


Male, age 32, Madison
Suspect was arrested on a felony warrant.


Male, age 25


Thanks to downtown surveillance cameras, the MPD was able to identify and locate a suspect in this case. The 32-year-old man was taken into custody on a warrant while a Central District detective continues to work the felony theft case. The suspect still had the victim's camera backpack, but it contained only one of five stolen lenses. The suspect denied selling or trading them claiming to have never looked inside the bag he "found."

Last updated 08/24/2018 at 9:25 AM by PIO Joel Despain


An amateur photographer was capturing some night shots of the Isthmus early this morning when someone swiped a backpack containing five camera lenses valued at $3,000.

The victim told police that he had set the backpack down while he was loading his car. A thief grabbed it and took off.

Officers were given a description of the culprit, but he has not yet been located.

Released 08/23/2018 at 9:19 AM by PIO Joel Despain

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