Victim tracks down stolen iPad, man arrested on theft charges

Police find stolen iPad, wallets

Police said they arrested a 32-year-old Madison man suspected of stealing an iPad and two wallets.

On Sunday afternoon, a Madison man’s iPad was stolen from his car while it was parked on Sylvan Avenue.

Using tracking software with his iPad, the man traced it to the 400 block of Shepard Terrace, where he called police.

The officer who responded knew of a potential suspect, and knocked on the door of a residence, but no one came out.

The officer left, but the theft victim stayed in the area, and saw a resident of the home come outside, according to a Madison Police Department incident report.

The victim approached the man, asking for the return of his iPad.

When the man came back out with the item, the victim noticed two wallets in the same bag as the iPad, police said.

Police were called back to the location, where they arrested Jason Durkee.

Durkee was arrested on charges of theft and on a probation violation.

Police said Durkee admitted to being an opiate addict.