On November 4, 2017 Madison Police was dispatched to Wal-Mart, 567 Ivy Tech Drive , in reference to a female who had a dog inside the store. Management reported the female was letting the dog defecate on the floor. Management further reported the female was placing items inside an orange backpack.
Ptl. James Lee and Ptl. Shawn Scudder arrived to the store. After speaking with management, Officers searched the store. While searching the store, the alarm on one of the emergency exit doors activated.
Officers located the open door and once outside they located the female who was urinating. The female was identified as Melanie Thevenow Age 50, Madison Indiana. Next to Melanie officers observed the orange backpack that contained store merchandise. Melanie was placed under arrest for theft.