Suspect in Madison home burglaries arrested after chase in Michigan
MADISON, Wis. — A man suspected in several home burglaries in Madison was arrested after a police chase in Michigan, according to a release from Madison police.
Police said Cleaster L. Moon, 22, of Madison, is connected by DNA to a 2015 burglary on Frisch Road in which a 58-year-old homeowner grabbed the suspect after he and his wife returned to find their garage service door kicked in. The burglar punched the man several times during a struggle, police said.
Investigators said Moon is a suspect in several other recent home burglaries, including some in which the burglar entered homes while families slept; sometimes taking vehicles as well as electronics and other items.
Police said Moon was involved Monday in a police chase that ended when he sideswiped a car near Benton Harbor and ran a Jeep into a ditch. The Jeep was stolen from a Van Hise Avenue home on Feb. 5.
Madison police and other local law enforcement tried to arrest Moon in recent weeks, but could not catch him, according to the release.
Moon was arrested on suspicion of fleeing and eluding, possession of stolen property, and on a warrant. Madison police have probable cause to arrest him for two counts of felony eluding.
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