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Incident Report for Case #2018-397780

Incident Type


Incident Date

10/10/2018 - 10:11 PM


6000 block Odana Road


Male, black, 13-14 years old, 5'9" to 5'11", thin build, tapered hairdo, wearing dark colored silk or nylon jacket over black shirt, jeans.


Female, age 13, Madison
Female, age 13, Madison
Female, age 15, Madison
Teens were arrested for operating a motor vehicle without consent - party to a crime. One of the 13-year-olds is also a suspect in the strong-armed robbery and battery.


(Third update)

Detectives identified and arrested the male suspect in this case Friday. The 13-year-old was tentatively charged with robbery, party to a crime of battery, and operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent. The teen is a member of a local street gang. He had been previously released from custody, for a similar crime, and placed on electronic monitory. The teen admitted he recently cut off his GPS ankle bracelet.

He was arrested in August for driving a stolen RAV4. Its owner, a 45-year-old Cedar Creek Trail resident had left it unlocked with a key inside. It was taken from his driveway. At the time, he was inside his garage, with the door shut, getting ready for a garage sale. He heard the RAV4 start up, went outside to investigate, and it was gone.

The suspect was arrested a couple of days later. The officer taking him into custody, knew the teen had been in multiple stolen vehicles in the past, and attempted to talk with the suspect about stopping the crime spree.

The teen, according to the officer's report, responded: "This is only the beginning. We're just getting started."

He was also arrested in November of 2017, when he was 12, in a case that was the subject of a another Incident Report.

(Second update)

"I thought they were going to kill me. I didn't know what they were going to do," the sobbing victim told a police officer as she held her husband while being treated for painful facial injuries at an emergency room.


She had been excited about getting off work a bit early, but as she left her job on Odana Rd. she noticed two teenagers – one boy and one girl - hanging around her SUV.


They appeared to have been with other young people who drove a car from the lot, just as she got her vehicle. The boy told her "they hit your car." Not sure what he was talking about, she inspected her SUV and found a back passenger window smashed out. Just then, the boy grabbed forcefully at her key ring, which she had in her hand. The victim began screaming, and started running back to her workplace. At the same time, the boy was also grabbing at her purse strap. He began swinging her by it. While this was happening, she believes the girl may have tripped her. However it happened, she went sprawling to the pavement, as the boy continued to grab for her purse. The girl next started kicking her in the head. Recounting the ordeal to an officer, she said she could feel her head "grinding into the pavement." The woman curled up in an attempt to avert serious injury. Meanwhile, she says the teens were mocking her, with statements like: "Ooh, look at how tough she is." Once they had her purse and keys, they got in her SUV and drove away. The time was a little after 10:00 p.m.


By 1:30 a.m., the victim's SUV had crashed into a tree in the 1200 block of Seminole Highway. Fitchburg Police officers were able to chase down three of four teens believed to have been inside.


Detectives are trying to determine if the person who got away was the boy who took part in the battery and strong-armed robbery. One of the girls taken into custody is also a suspect in the mugging. She is 13-years-old.



(First update)

Three juveniles were taken into custody in this incident when the stolen vehicle crashed on Seminole Hwy.  No injuries to the suspects were reported and the damaged vehicle was recovered. 

Investigation continuing.

Last updated 10/15/2018 at 11:21 AM by PIO Joel Despain


Madison Police responded to a strong-armed robbery in the 6900 block of Odana Road at 10:11 pm on 10/10/2018.

A 58 year old female was walking out to her vehicle in a parking lot of the 6900 block of Odana Road when she was approached by 2 individuals who told her that her vehicle was damaged.  This female then went around her car to check and was attacked by these two people.  The victim attempted to run from her attackers but was tripped, kicked and struck multiple times.  The female was injured and needed medical attention.

A purse was taken from the female during this incident and her keys were also taken.  The two suspects then stole the vehicle and fled from the scene. 

The vehicle stolen in this robbery was a Gray Honda CRV with Wisconsin plate 160-XNB.  

One suspect was a black female who was described as larger and wearing a hoodie.  The 2nd suspect was a black male also wearing a dark hoodie.  Both suspects were described as late teens to early twenties.

If you have any information about this robbery please contact the Madison Police Department or Madison Area Crime Stoppers.

Released 10/11/2018 at 12:55 AM by Sgt. Paul Jacobsen

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