Teens arrested in connection with mini crime spree, police say

MADISON, Wis. - Three teenagers were arrested Wednesday afternoon in connection to a mini-crime spree on Madison’s west side, police said.

A 61-year-old Welton Drive resident called police Tuesday morning to report that his pickup truck had been stolen from his driveway, according to a release.

On Wednesday morning, a truck that matched the description of the stolen truck was seen in the parking lot of Attic Angel at 8302 Old Sauk Road around the same time a staff member reported her purse was stolen from her car, police said.

A short time later, around 11:55 a.m., a 33-year-old Black Earth mother was pumping gas at the Mobil gas station at 33 Junction Court when her wallet was taken from the front seat of her car, according to the release.

A 64-year-old woman reported a similar incident about a half hour later when she was pumping gas at the Mobil gas station at 8230 Watts Road, police said.

Moments after the second gas station theft, the stolen pickup truck was found parked near West Towne Mall, according to the release. A bag belonging to the Attic Angel victim was inside the truck.

After a short foot pursuit, officers arrested a 13-year-old boy and two 14-year-old boys. All three of the teens face tentative charges of theft from a vehicle and resisting/obstructing an officer. The 13-year-old also faces a tentative charge of operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent.

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