On November 6, 2017, Madison Police was dispatched to Circle K, 224 East Second Street, in reference to a male subject who had stolen a bottle of alcohol. Store employees were able to provide a description of the suspect. Ptl. Kyle Cutshaw arrived in the area. While in the area, Ptl. Cutshaw observed a male matching the description provided a block from Circle K. The male was identified as Eugenio A. Mendoza Age 45, Madison Indiana.
Ptl. Cutshaw began speaking to Eugenio about the theft. Eugenio had a warm Magnum beer that was open, but stated that he paid for the item. Ptl. Cutshaw returned to the store with Eugenio. At this time, Sgt. Wayne Phillips and Sr. Ptl. Kurtis Wallace arrived to assist. Officers learned that Eugenio had removed the alcohol from the shelf and entered the bathroom inside the store. Store employee stated that once Eugenio exited the store, he did not have the alcohol with him.
Officers checked the bathroom and could not locate the alcohol. The store employee identified Eugenio as the subject that removed the alcohol from the shelf. Eugenio stated that he paid for the beer, which was $2.75. According to the store employee the total cost would have been $2.56. Eugenio was placed under arrest for theft.
On November 8, 2017, Madison Police was dispatched to Wal-Mart, 567 Ivy Tech Drive , in reference to a theft. Dispatch learned that asset protection had the suspect detained. Capt. Rick Mundt arrived and spoke to asset protection. Capt. Mundt learned that a female, identified as Rebecca Rice Age 39, Madison Indiana, had concealed a package in her purse. According to asset protection, Rebecca then went through the self-checkout lanes, paying for some items, but failed to remove the package from her purse.
Asset Protection informed Capt. Mundt that prior to his arrival Rebecca admitted to previous thefts. Capt. Mundt also learned that Rebecca had been fired from Wal-Mart for theft and was trespassed in 2011 for theft. Rebecca informed Capt. Mundt that she was on Community Corrections and her monitor was beeping. Rebecca stated that she placed the package in her purse to check on her monitor and forgot it was inside. The package totaled $4.97. Rebecca was placed under arrest.