Police Incident Reports A Selection of Noteworthy Incident Reports

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Incident Report for Case #2018-390384

Incident Type


Incident Date

10/05/2018 - 3:14 PM


N. Third St.


Joseph S. Summers, age 27, Madison
Suspect was arrested for receiving stolen property and on a probation hold.


Male, age 35, Madison


The MPD worked with a theft victim to get his stolen bicycle back Friday, and when the suspect showed up, officers knew exactly who he was, having arrested him for similar criminal activity in July.

In this case, a 35-year-old victim had his bike stolen from the porch of his N. Third St. home on September 24th.

Recently, he saw it for sale on Craigslist. The victim - acting as a buyer - contacted the seller. They agreed to meet in the parking lot of an E. Washington Ave. restaurant Friday, around 5:00 p.m.

When the suspect arrived, he was immediately contacted and arrested by the MPD. The victim got his bike back. The suspect went back to jail.

Released 10/08/2018 at 12:11 PM by PIO Joel Despain

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