Posted Monday, October 14, 2013 --- 12:28 p.m.
Madison Police tracked down and arrested a suspected thief thanks to the help of iPad tracking technology, the victims and a concerned citizen.
Sunday morning, a Madison couple realized they were the victims of a burglary. The thief got in through the garage of their Piedmont Rd. home while they slept. A flat screen TV, a video gaming system, a wallet, a laptop computer, a rifle, a shotgun, ammunition and their iPad were among items taken.
Using the iPad tracking software, the victims were able to lead police to a home in the 6200 block of Raymond Rd.
Officers were denied entry, but police say their presence set off a flurry of activity Sunday afternoon.
A 48-year-old man soon called police, reporting that he saw two men running with long gun cases. He saw them hid the guns in Lucy Lincoln Hiestand Park on Prairie Road. The citizen led police to the stolen guns' hiding place.
During their investigation at the Raymond Rd. address, officers found the stolen TV under leaves in the backyard.
They also found the victims' credit cards in an empty bag of chips nearby. Inside the home, they found the gaming system in a backpack, which at one point had been hidden in an oven.
In the 1700 block of Rae Lane, officers found a suitcase under a pile of leaves that had the stolen laptop inside.
Police did not find the iPad at the Raymond Rd. address. It was eventually found at the Talk N Fix kiosk at West Towne Mall, where it had been brought for “repair.”
Police arrested 19-year-old Gregory Busch for burglary. Officers are still investigating.