Woman confronts home burglar

Police: Victim's credit cards found with battery suspect
Woman confronts home burglar

A Madison woman confronted a home burglar who said she was in the home looking for a lighter, according to police.

The victim told police she found the woman in her Ruskin Street home Sunday night. The woman told the victim she got in through an unlocked slider door. The victim said she kicked the woman out and later realized her wallet was missing.

The victim also discovered one of her credit cards had been used to purchase cigarettes at a North Sherman Avenue gas station, according to police.

Police found the victim’s credit cards and a burglary suspect Monday when they responded to an unrelated disturbance on Mallard Lane. A 54-year-old woman told police Dawn M. Derouin, 36, of Madison, had come asking for money. The victim told her to leave which led to a shouting match and the victim being pushed.

Derouin was arrested on suspicion of burglary, theft, battery, disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia and a probation hold.