Four teens steal purse, get away in stolen car filled with handguns & loot, then crash the car

One, a 15 year old, ‘wanted in multiple jurisdictions’

is restorative driver’s ed the answer?

11:50 in the morning on Friday, 11/01/2019, a school day. Straight from the Madison Police blotter:

Three teens, all believed to be involved in a rash of area burglaries, car thefts, and other crimes, are in custody following a purse snatching and the crash of a stolen car.

At 11:50 a.m., a woman had her purse taken while she was in the parking lot of Hy-Vee, 675 S. Whitney Way. The criminal was seen jumping into a getaway car. A witness was able to provide a good description of it as well as provide police with a license plate number.

Comment, respond, what do you thinkThe car was already on the MPD’s “Hot Sheet.” It was reported stolen yesterday morning after homeowners on Nottingham Way awoke to find they had been burglarized. A criminal got into an unlocked car which was parked in the driveway. Like so many other recent pattern crimes, a garage door opener was used to access the garage with a criminal entering the house through an unlocked door between the attached garage and the house. A victim’s wallet and car keys were stolen along with the car.


Restorative driver's edThis afternoon, after it fled the Hy-Vee crime scene, officers spotted it on John Nolen Dr., and then on East Washington Ave. They attempted to stop it, but did not pursue it.

The car was found crashed at Atwood Ave. and Dunning St. Witnesses said four teens — all males — took off running from the wreckage. MPD officers, with help from K9 Bowie, were able to run down and apprehend three suspects.

One, a 15-year-old from Madison, is wanted by several jurisdictions. The MPD has probable cause to arrest him for burglary while armed and for dropping a handgun outside of Leopold Elementary School on October 22nd. A five-year-old child found the weapon and picked it up.

Inside today’s crashed stolen car, officers found another handgun, the Hy-Vee victim’s purse, as well as other purses and credit cards. This investigation is in its early stages and will involve other law enforcement agencies.

Blaska’s Bottom Line: Guns, stolen cars, robbery and 15 year olds!

  • Would Mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway’s rapid bus transit solve this problem?
  • Still think monitoring the police is the priority?
  • School board members Ali Muldrow and Ananda Mirilli: how about offering restorative driver’s ed?

What do YOU think?


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13 Responses to Four teens steal purse, get away in stolen car filled with handguns & loot, then crash the car

  1. Fritzderkat says:

    Apparently these four broke out of school before any of the special service officers had a chance to abuse them.

    Liked by 3 people

    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:


      Heh! In my best Euphegenia Doubtfire voice:

      Oooooh…you wicked wicked man, you!

      The Gotch


  2. patrickmoloughlin says:

    Just wondering how they made their way from home to the site of the car theft? Perhaps the bus? And if so, would that then qualify as helping low income citizens get to their jobs? Like Mayhem in the All-State commercial says, “I’m here to steal your car because, well, that’s my job.”

    So maybe you’re being too quick to judge Her’onner. Even car thieves need a way to get to work. It’s impractical to expect them to constantly boost a car in their own neighborhoods, each day just to get to the better neighborhoods where people are more careless about locking up their more valuable cars, so the rewards are higher. A little compassion please for a guy just trying to make a living. Notice I didn’t say honest living. Don’t want to be judgmental you know.

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  3. White Hills says:

    It’s Trump’s fault.


    • Batman says:

      Nope, not Trump.
      Obama is finally taking responsibility. At a social gathering just the other day, a reporter overheard the best President EVAH confiding in a friend that he utterly failed to improve race relations and realized he was actually the Great Divider in Chief. He expressed remorse, it wasn’t intentional, and he was getting on with his life as best he could.
      He really is the coolest.


      • AnonyBob says:

        Yeah, nothing to get all the white racists all stirred up like a black president who’s clearly their better. What was he thinking.


        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:


          I implore you to post more often, The Gotch derives a measure of…um…calm when you do.

          Anywho, we all know it’s RACIST to vote for someone JUST because of the color of their skin, am I right?

          Welp…or NOT……?

          The Gotch


        • Batman says:

          And you be one of them bobo.


        • madisonexpat says:

          I agreed with Bill Clinton when Obama was picking up steam in the 2008 primaries “Couple of years ago he (Obama) would’ve been bringing us coffee.”


        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          I believe @AnonyBob has been triggered…AGAIN…because someone had the audacity (of Hope]y Changey]) to hang another It’s O.K. To Be White banner along a MA highway.

          It’s a tough row to hoe when you’re forced to abandon all logic and critical thinking capacity AND ramp up the self-loathing just in order to prove your WOKE bona fides, am I right?

          The Gotch


  4. Rich says:

    Not much of a description. There have more Im sure.


  5. Janice eith says:

    More discipline and punishment for kids and families, teachers get blamed, officers etc. tired of saying poor kids, bad situations, less crime will be the result. Kids know what strings to pull. Parents defend. Them even tho there as guilty as sin

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  6. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    Colonel Kurtz to Captain Willard: If I had ten divisions of those men our troubles here would be over very quickly.

    If these repeat, miscreant thugs-in-training started stealing buses, or BIKIES, Madison’s troubles would be over very quickly!

    The Gotch


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