MPD: Stolen crossover crashes into Madison fence
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The theft of another Kia vehicle in Madison ended in a crash early Friday morning after one of the suspects was seen driving recklessly on the city’s west side, the police department reported.
According to its incident log, a witness spotted the Kia Soul and the irresponsible driver before watching the crossover smash into a fence, in the 6700 block of Schroeder Road. The witness also told police about seeing two people run off.
Officers arrived at the scene around 1:20 a.m. and brought in a K-9 and drone to help look for the pair but could not find them. Its investigation remains ongoing.
The MPD report noted that Kia was stolen from a home on Struck Street. Nearby, officers found a different Kia that they described as being “tampered with, but not stolen.”
Madison – as well as other cities in Wisconsin – has seen an influx in the thefts of vehicles made by Kia and its parent company, Hyundai. The department even released an image of a crash that resulted from one of the thefts to show the possible consequences of someone stealing a car.
The police department previously reminded drivers to take steps to secure their vehicles, including locking them and not leaving keys inside the car. They also recommend parking your vehicle in a secure garage, if possible.
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