Man arrested after office suite burglary

Police say man has ‘significant criminal history'
Man arrested after office suite burglary
Jeff Joe

Madison police said a man with a significant criminal history was arrested again Tuesday night after a burglary investigation.

Officers were called to a business in the 100 block of South First Street at 9:24 p.m. after a woman who lives nearby reported seeing a man with a tool prying a door open.

Police said officers arrived as the intruder was getting into a minivan. They said they found money likely stolen in the burglary. The van was taken to impound and searched. Officers said they found tools, electronics, wallets and a crack pipe.

Jeff D. Joe, 60, was arrested on suspicion of burglary and on a parole violation.

A 64-year-old Fitchburg man who was also in the van told police he was drunk and not aware of the burglary. He said he awoke when police arrived.