Posted: Tuesday, September 3, 2013 --- 7:09 p.m.
An investigation by a Madison Police Department patrol officer led to the arrest of an alleged purse snatcher Sunday night.
Wallace J. Weaver, age 40, was arrested for theft. Weaver is accused of stealing a 25-year old woman's purse Busse's Markway Tavern, 2005 N. Sherman Ave.
She had left it on a bar table early Sunday morning. The investigating officer, utilizing citizen tips, tracked the suspect to an apartment in the 2100 block of N. Sherman Ave.
The stolen purse was found in a dumpster. During the arrest, the police also recovered a second purse. Preliminary information suggests it could have been stolen recently from a downtown bar.