Madison police were led on a chase through back yards Monday morning after a resident reported a burglary.
Police were called to the 1000 block of Reinke Drive at 3:12 a.m. to a report of a burglar who took off on a bike.
The victim, a 28-year-old Madison man, told police he discovered someone going through the cars in his detached garage after hearing his dog bark and seeing the outside motion lights come on.
Once discovered, the suspect jumped on a bicycle and rode away, according to the victim.
Police said the victim had a good description of the suspect. Once spotted, the suspect left the bike and police were able to track the man through back yards with the help of footprints, barking dogs, motion lights, and at least one helpful citizen, according to police.
Brandon Q. Davis, 20, of Madison was captured after police said he gave up in the 4700 block of School Road. He was arrested on suspicion of burglary, carrying a concealed weapon and resisting an officer.
He told police he had recently moved to Madison from Chicago, he’s homeless and he was out looking for money to steal from parked cars.
Police said Davis had property that was not his, including a phone, cash, perfume and gift cards.