School-to-prison pipeline is back in session
‘Nice-ass’ car stolen before 100 mph chase
2:04 a.m. 12/05/2019 — MPD arrested three teens early this morning in the parking lot of an E. Washington Ave. fast-food restaurant after the trio got out of a stolen 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan. It was stolen early yesterday morning from the driveway of a home on W. Oakbrook Circle after its owner left it unoccupied, unlocked, and running, as it warmed up.
Law enforcement attempted to pull the Tiguan over, but it sped away. The young and reckless driver also accelerated away from the MPD after the three passengers got out on E. Washington Ave. One, a 16-year-old Sun Prairie girl told a MPD officer it was a “nice a–car,” but that she and the others wanted to get out after seeing squad lights behind the VW several times. When asked why she thought law enforcement might want to stop the car, she believed it was because they were going more than 100 mph.
She, and the other two teens – a 14-year-old Madison boy, and a 15-year-old Sun Prairie girl – were all taken to the Juvenile Reception Center.
Four more teens injured Wednesday
Four teenagers were injured after a stolen vehicle crashed into a light pole on East Washington Avenue, said Madison Police.
According to police department spokesman Joel DeSpain, the car struck the pole at Sixth Street and East Washington Avenue around 11:40 Wednesday morning (12-04-19). The car struck a pole at a high rate of speed and four ambulances responded to the scene. A Fire Dept. spokesperson said four passengers inside the car had injuries from the crash.
The driver was a 15-year-old boy who has been arrested in the past for armed robbery, burglary and stealing cars. The passengers included two 13-year-old girls and a 16-year-old girl. More here.
Three more stolen vehicles
5:28 a.m. Wednesday 12-04-19 — Officers responded to a West district residence for a report of a stolen vehicle. The vehicle was left running and unoccupied. The vehicle was observed driving recklessly on Mineral Point Rd/Whitney Way later in the day. Attempt to locate aired.
3:57 p.m. 12-04-19 —Officers respond to a residence reference a stolen auto. The victim reported that their vehicle was parked in an underground parking garage and the keys were inside the vehicle. The suspect (53-year-old female) is known to the victim.
9:43 p.m. 12-04-19 — A woman went for a workout last night at the YMCA, 5515 Medical Circle. When she finished, and went to get her coat, she found her keys had been stolen from a pocket. She next learned her Toyota RAV4 was no longer parked outside. A hit-and-run involving her SUV was reported near the West Beltline Highway and Whitney Way shortly after the theft.
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