‘Hot Sheet’ helps police bring alleged car thief into custody
New tool helps police track stolen vehicles
MADISON, Wis. — A new tool Madison police are using to help catch car thieves helped them make an arrest Monday on the city’s west side.
Madison police took Rahshee Watkins, 18, of Madison, into custody after they saw him get out of stolen vehicle on Adderbury Circle.
Police knew the Subaru Crossfire Watkins had left was stolen because it was listed on MPD’s new “Hot Sheet.”
Officers in the department’s Criminal Intelligence Section began putting out electronic bulletins with photos of stolen vehicles this year in order to get stolen cars back to their owners faster.
Police said the Subaru had been taken from the driveway of a Hooker Avenue home a week ago, and was listed on the most recent “Hot Sheet.”
Police said an officer recognized the vehicle and began following it on Raymond Road just prior to the arrest of Watkins.