UWPD recover stolen vehicle, gun after traffic stop arrests

MADISON, Wis. — UW-Madison police arrested two people following a traffic stop Saturday.

An officer stopped a vehicle at around 11:30 p.m. at the intersection of North Breese Terrace and University Avenue because its lights weren’t on. During the stop, police determined the vehicle was allegedly stolen.

Officials said that an allegedly stolen gun and multiple high-capacity magazines were found in the back seat of the vehicle.

The driver, a 31-year-old from Madison, and a passenger, a 33-year-old from Milwaukee were arrested and face multiple charges. Two other passengers were released without incident.

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