Police arrest two in connection to several area thefts

Several thefts were solved Sunday after a traffic stop yielded several items that had been stolen during a string of thefts in Madison.

According to police, officers stopped a vehicle suspected of being involved in a residential theft of gas cans on Sunday at 8 a.m. During a search of the car, various items including driver’s licenses, credit cards and household electronic devices were found that did not belong to the occupants.

Detectives were led to the Econo Lodge Motel on Arlington Drive in Madison where the occupants were staying. Numerous items were found there that were proven to be stolen.

Police arrested Kasey Branum Dunscombe, 26, of Madison, for Receiving Stolen Property 1st, Theft of Property 3rd (2 counts), Trafficking in Stolen Identities, Unlawful Possession of Credit Cards, Burglary 3rd, Theft of Property 3rd and Unlawful Breaking and Entering an Automobile. His bond was set at $52,000.

At the time of this arrest, Dunscombe was out on bond for felony cases pending in Madison County Courts involving similar circumstances.

Also arrested was Lauren Dukes Dunscombe, 26, of Madison, for Receiving Stolen Property 1st, Theft of Property 3rd, Trafficking in Stolen Identities, Unlawful Possession of Credit Cards and Unlawful Breaking and Entering an Automobile. Her bond was set at $50,000.

Police said multiple cases were closed in the city of Madison on breaking and entering motor vehicles and thefts. The investigation continues and more charges in related cases are expected.