BRODHEAD

Brodhead police say they have arrested a Madison man and impounded a vehicle that contained items stolen from around the area after an incident early Thursday morning.

Thomas S. Kusch, 23, was held at the Green County Jail on preliminary charges of bail jumping and illegally possessing a prescription for a schedule II narcotic, according to a news release.

A second Madison man believed to be connected to the thefts, Ruslan M. Fedorov, 23, was still being sought Thursday night, according to the release.

Police were called at 3:42 a.m. Thursday to the 600 block of 16th Street, where a resident had seen someone in the resident’s car.

Two men were seen fleeing in a vehicle when porch lights were turned on, and police found the vehicle in the 1400 block of 16th Street, according to the release.

Green County sheriff’s deputies joined police in setting up a perimeter, a thermal-imaging camera was brought in because of dense fog, and suspects were located in some backyards, according to the release.

Police caught Kusch after a foot chase, according to the release, but Fedorov got away.

Fedorov might be driving a gray 2005 Pontiac Grand Prix with Wisconsin license plate 550VEF, according to the release. The car was reported stolen from a driveway in the 1200 block of West Fourth Avenue.

“We believe Fedorov may have stolen this vehicle because he was last seen running in the direction of this neighborhood,” said Brodhead Police Chief Chris Hughes.

Police impounded the vehicle they believe was used by Kusch and Fedorov and found in it stolen property from the areas of Albany, Brodhead, Brooklyn, Johnson Creek, Madison and Oregon, according to the release.

Hughes encouraged anyone from those areas who has had property stolen to contact a local law enforcement agency, who can contact Brodhead police.

Police are asking anyone with information about this incident or thefts from cars reported Feb. 20 to call them at 608-897-2112 or Green County Crime Stoppers at 800-422-7463.

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