Police Incident Reports A Selection of Noteworthy Incident Reports

Incidents listed are selected by the Officer In Charge of each shift that may have significant public interest. Incidents listed are not inclusive of all incidents. To view Calls for Services information, please visit communitycrimemap.com. Requests for information can be directed to the MPD Records Unit: (608) 266-4075.

Incident Report for Case #2018-290568

Incident Type


Incident Date

07/29/2018 - 11:50 AM


113 West Towne Mall (LensCrafters)


Allison R. Gilles, 20-year-old female of Poynette, Wisconsin
Charges: Felony Retail Theft - 943.50(1m)(b)




On 7/29/18, an officer responded to 113 West Towne Mall (LensCrafters) reference a retail theft of nearly $1,000.00 in designer sunglasses that were stolen.  The store official noted the female suspect was acting strangely, and the suspect was paying close attention to the movements of the sales clerk.  The suspect, later identified as Allison R. Gilles, took her opportunity to quickly leave the store with a host of sunglasses, and when confronted by the store manager, brazenly decided to disregard them altogether. Very specific information was obtained by the manger, and passed along to police for the investigation.
On 8/2/18, shortly after 2:25pm, a Columbia County Sheriff Deputy happened to be checking on a vehicle (Near Hwy 51 / Arlington Wisconsin) that had run out of gasoline; a vehicle that was occupied by Allison Gilles.  During his contact, he determined that Gilles was connected to the felony theft case, and alerted the Madison Police Department.  Madison Officers coordinated with The Columbia County Sheriff Department, and the arrest/transport were eventually made.  Gilles was booked into the Dane County Jail on the felony retail theft charge.
PO Howard Payne

Released 08/03/2018 at 10:57 AM by P.O. Howard Payne

The location shown is approximate & may not be accurate.