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Sheriff: Thousands of dollars in stolen property found at suspect's home

Sheriff: Thousands of dollars in stolen property found at suspect's home

Thousands of dollars worth of stolen property was found at the home of a Madison man suspected in multiple burglaries, officials said.

The Dane County Sheriff's Office said detectives searched 20-year-old Kyle R. Trace's home on Madison's east side Thursday.

According to the report, detectives recovered stolen jewelry, electronics, tools, collectible coins, collectible cards and sports equipment worth thousands of dollars in the Mill Bluff Drive residence. Detectives were still processing the large amount of suspected stolen property Friday.

Trace was arrested in connection with multiple burglaries in western Dane County, the sheriff's office said.

Trace was taken to Dane County Jail.

The sheriff's office said 24-year-old Joseph Estremera, of Madison, was also arrested as part of the investigation. He was booked into Dane County Jail on a receiving stolen property charge.

Police release pictures of suspected credit union robber

Police release pictures of suspected credit union robber

A credit union on Madison?s east side was robbed late Monday afternoon, according to a release from Madison police.

Officers were called to Summit Credit Union at 1799 Thierer Rd. at 4:43 p.m. after a robber passed a note to a clerk. The robber got away with cash.

Police said the man had a hand inside his sweatshirt making it appear he had a gun.
Police tried unsuccessfully to track the robber with a K-9.

The robber is described as white, 20-30 years old, wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, red winter hat and khaki work pants.

Officials ask anyone who has any information on the identity of the person in the surveillance pictures to call 911 or Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.

Police: Women scream, yell, throw flower pots during disturbance

Police: Women scream, yell, throw flower pots during disturbance

A Madison woman will be cited for disorderly conduct for her involvement in a fight with another woman on the east side early Wednesday morning, police said.

Madison police were sent to the 5000 block of Camden Road just before 1 a.m. for reports of a disturbance possibly involving a gun, according to a release.

Officers arrived and said the gun may have been taken from the scene, officials said.

Officers on the way to the scene found a blue vehicle a short distance away that matched the description of a potential suspect vehicle, according to the release.

Police spoke with Daviette Dykinga, 32, of Madison, who said she was inside the Camden Road apartment, officials said. Dykinga said she was abruptly woken up and told she needed to leave immediately by the 48-year-old female resident.

Dykinga told police she tried to leave, but discovered that her keys and money had been taken from her purse.

Organization takes on racial disparities in incarceration

Organization takes on racial disparities in incarceration

The Wisconsin Council on Children and Families' “Race to Equity” report indicates that Wisconsin, and particularly Dane County, may have the worst racial disparities in incarceration in the nation. MOSES, a Madison-based interfaith social justice organization, is working to fix that.

In fact, it may go even farther than that. Amy Pooler, a leader in MOSES, said, “Dane County has the worst racial disparities in incarceration rates of African American rates in the country, and that means in the world, because the U.S. already incarcerates more of its population than any other nation on Earth.”

Last man involved in violent home invasion sentenced

Last man involved in violent home invasion sentenced

The last of the six people involved in a violent home invasion on Madison's east side at the end of February was sentenced Tuesday.

Kristopher Hughes, 20, was sentenced to 15 years in prison and 10 years of supervised release for two counts of armed robbery. Hughes pleaded guilty to the charges on July 25.

The three charges of first-degree sexual assault were dismissed, but were read in to the sentencing.

The incident, in which a pregnant woman was sexually assaulted, happened on Quincy Avenue around 4 a.m. on Feb. 23, according to a release. Madison police called the incident a "violent home invasion."

The victims had guns pointed at their head and heard the robbers say "someone is gonna die tonight," according to a criminal complaint. During the robbery, the men took electronics, credit and debit cards, and jewelry.

Police: Burglar inside home says he bought it from 'Mike'

Police: Burglar inside home says he bought it from 'Mike'

Police said a man accused of burglarizing an east Madison home Tuesday night told officers he bought it from a man named "Mike."

The Madison Police Department said officers responded to a burglary alarm on the 1300 block of Manassas Trail at 7:47 p.m.

According to the report, officers found 39-year-old Gino R. Sherman inside the house. Glass had been broken out of a rear door and a rock was found inside.

The residents, a 72-year-old woman and a 77-year-old man, were not home at the time of the break in, police said.

Sherman reportedly told police he owned the home. He was arrested on suspicion of burglary and criminal damage to property.

iPhone snatched by Craigslist 'buyer'

iPhone snatched by Craigslist 'buyer'

A woman selling an iPhone on Craigslist found a buyer who snatched it from her hands in a parking lot, according to Madison police.

The 36-year-old Sun Prairie woman told police she arranged to meet a buyer at Burger King at 2655 E. Washington Ave. at around 8 p.m. Saturday. She found the man who snatched it when he brought it out to show him. The man left and told the woman, "Don't follow me. I'll hurt you."

The woman said she had sold many items on Craigslist and didn't have a problem until this sale.

The man is described as white, in his early 20s, 5 feet 9 inches tall, weighing 160 pounds with brown hair. He was wearing a tan Carhartt coat, blue jeans and a blaze orange hunting hat.