More bail violators!
Five people out on bail or with active warrants were apprehended after their stolen vehicle crashed shortly before 4 p.m. Saturday 11-27-21 on the Beltline. They had been driving recklessly westbound before sideswiping another vehicle, causing severe damage. It then flipped over and landed on its roof between Midvale Blvd and Whitney Way.
Witnesses reported that six occupants fled from the stolen vehicle into the Odana Hills Golf Course and surrounding neighborhoods. Many people called emergency 911 reporting the suspects’ locations and descriptions. They said the suspects were trying to break into their garages and vehicles
According to MPD, police “were able to establish containment on the area and rapidly respond to the suspect’s locations. Ultimately five of the six suspects that fled from the vehicle were apprehended within a short period of time. Further efforts to locate the sixth suspect were exhausted.”
The police report did not give ages of those arrested. Traffic was impacted on westbound US 12 at the scene of the crash and Seminole Hwy and Manitou Way in toney Nakoma, which is where the farthest apprehension occurred. Police said several of the suspects resisted arrest. A K9 from the Middleton Police Department assisted with this incident.
Inside the stolen vehicle, three handguns were seized – one handgun was stolen and had a high capacity drum-magazine. The stolen vehicle was taken on a different date, during a residential burglary in Middleton.
“All of the arrested suspects are either out on bail and violating conditions of bail, on active probation/parole status, or have active warrants.”
Police said many of the captured have prior offenses for: stolen auto and pending charges with MPD for prior separate stolen vehicle incidents. One of the suspects was in possession of cocaine. All five suspects were booked into the Dane County Jail, following medical evaluations due to the nature of the crash. No other persons were significantly injured as a result of the crash.
Police ask if you have information, contact them at 608-255-2345. If you wish to remain anonymous, please contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014, or, on the web at p3tips.com. Individuals contacting Crime Stoppers can receive up to $1,000 in cash rewards for tips that lead to an arrest.