Man crashes stolen vehicle into tree in SE Madison, police say

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MADISON, Wis. — A 20-year-old man was arrested Wednesday after police said he crashed a stolen vehicle into a tree on Madison’s southeast side.

In an incident report posted Thursday afternoon, Madison Police Department spokesperson Stephanie Fryer said the crash happened around 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at the intersection of Marsh and Voges roads.

Witnesses told police where they last saw the man, and officers tracked him to a nearby home.

When the man saw officers arrive, he reportedly jumped out of a window. He wasn’t hurt and was arrested on tentative charges of operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent, bail jumping and damage to property.

The report did not say what kind of vehicle was stolen or where it was taken from.

News 3 Now is not naming the man at this time as part of a policy not to name people accused of crimes until they have been formally charged in court. Click here to learn more about the policy. He is currently being held in the Dane County Jail.

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