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CrimeTracker 15: Burglary Suspect Punched and Held Before Police Arrive

POSTED: Monday, November 19, 2012 --- 1:15 p.m.

Incident Type
Residential Burglary

Incident Date
11/16/2012 - 2:12 PM

Address
Odana Lane

Suspect(s)
Male, Hispanic, early 20's, 5'9", 150 lbs.

Male, Hispanic, 18-25 years old, 5'5" to 5'8", 130-150 pounds.

Arrested
Juan P. Lara, age 18, Fitchburg
Mr. Lara was arrested for Burglary and for a Probation Violation.

Victim
Female, age 30, Madison
Male, age 32, Madison

Details
A frightened west side woman called her boyfriend after several young men began hanging outside of her Odana Lane apartment Friday afternoon. The doorbell was ringing and then she heard a rattling at the backdoor. Her boyfriend, and two of his friends, arrived just after one of three suspected burglars entered the apartment through a kitchen window. The two other suspects were waiting for the first to open the door, and fled as the boyfriend gave chase. The burglary suspect, who had gained entry, also tried to run but was punched a couple of times by the boyfriend. The boyfriend told him to stay down as police were on their way. The teen was treated at a hospital for a head injury before being taken to jail on a tentative charge of burglary. His accomplices were not immediately located.


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