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Incident Report for Case #2019-329436

Incident Type

Residential Burglary

Incident Date

08/13/2019 - 11:45 PM


1800 block E. Washington Ave.


Daniel F. Cleary, age 36, Madison
Suspect was arrested for attempted burglary.


An E. Washington Ave. homeowner was having a beer and watching a movie with his wife when he heard a jiggling sound coming from a side door of his house last night. He went out the front door to investigate and found a stranger attempting to get into his home. There was a struggle between the men. It culminated with the suspect losing his backpack and taking off. As he did, the homeowner was on the phone with 911, providing a good description of the fleeing man. When the victim mentioned the suspect was wearing a hat, the suspect tossed it into the street, having overheard some of the emergency conversation. Responding officers were able to locate the suspect. He claimed he was just trying to get into the home to use a telephone. He was arrested for attempted burglary.

Released 08/14/2019 at 9:01 AM by PIO Joel Despain

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