Retails thefts result in three arrested Saturday, police say

MADISON, Wis. - Madison police responded to a retail theft at Menards on East Springs Drive around 3:30 p.m. Saturday, according to a news release. 

The release said officers were unable to locate the suspect for several hours, but ultimately arrested a 29-year-old man on several outstanding warrants and additional retail theft charges.

When looking for the original suspect, officers stopped a 45-year-old man who resembled the suspect, according to the release.

Officials said that upon conducting a data check of the subject, officers learned that there was an outstanding warrant for the 45-year-old man’s arrest.

After they arrested the man, officers found heroin and drug paraphernalia on him.

The man was brought to jail on a parole violation warrant and new charges of possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia, according to the release.

Additionally, Madison police located a suspect in a separate retail theft incident and arrested the 21-year-old man on 16 different charges in two Madison Police Department cases. officials said in a release.

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