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Incident Report for Case #2013-273137

Incident Type


Incident Date

09/01/2013 - 2:23 AM


2005 N. Sherman Ave. (Busse's Markway Tavern)


Wallace J. Weaver, age 40, Madison
Suspect was arrested for Theft/Purse Snatching


Female, age 25, Madison


An investigation by a MPD patrol officer led to the arrest of alleged purse snatcher Sunday night. The 40-year old is accused of stealing a 25-year old woman's purse from Busse's Markway Tavern, 2005 N. Sherman Ave. She had left it on a bar table early Sunday morning. The investigating officer, utilizing citizen tips, tracked the suspect to an apartment in the 2100 block of N. Sherman Ave. The stolen purse was found in a dumpster. During the arrest, the MPD also recovered a second purse. Preliminary information suggests it could have been stolen recently from a downtown bar. 

Released 09/03/2013 at 10:37 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain

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