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UW police arrest suspect connected to campus thefts

MADISON (WKOW) — UW-Madison Police said on Thursday that a suspect connected to a string of theft cases on campus was arrested.

UWPD said that since the start of the fall semester, officers have investigated more than a dozen theft cases at the Camp Randall Sports Center or the Shell, according to a news release.

Police say the suspect, identified as 24-year-old Samuel Spencer, gained access by asking random students to help them gain access. Items stolen include cash, cell phones, laptops and other valuables.

On Tuesday, Dec. 4, officers arrested and Spencer who was charged with theft, receiving stolen property, operating after revocation, tampering with security devices, and possession of marijuana.

Other agencies across Dane County are now investigating to see if Spencer is wanted for unsolved cases in their jurisdiction.

Matthew Cash

Senior Executive Producer

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