Boy, 13, arrested with marijuana after crashing stolen car on West Side, Madison police say. (Wisconsin State Journal, 1/27/2020)
1/26/2020 update starts here.
Unlocked SUV with garage door opener inside stolen from Southwest Side home, police say. (Wisconsin State Journal, 1/13/2020)
Police again advised people to lock cars, homes, and not lot leave vehicles unattended and running.
8/21/2019 update starts here.
Car thefts continue: 5 vehicles stolen in 3 separate home burglaries. (Madison.com, 8/19/2019)
Shortly before 2 a.m. Monday, a burglar entered a Far West Side home on Burnt Sienna Drive through an open garage door, police reported.
The burglar stole wallets, electronics, car keys and other items from inside the house. Two cars that had been in the driveway are now missing, police said.
Original 6/21/2019 post starts here.
Madison police believe car thieves are spray-painting vehicles to disguise them. (Madison.com, 6/21/2019)
For the first five months of 2019, 186 vehicles were stolen in the city, a 17% increase from the 159 stolen vehicles through May last year.
Merriam-Webster defines a verb sense of 'disguise' as to obscure the existence or true state or character of : CONCEAL.
An amateur paint job would make the vehicle stick out like a sore thumb.