On Saturday, Jan. 2, the Lodi Police Department received a report of a stolen vehicle — a 2013 gray Chevy Cruze — in the 500 block of Madison Avenue. Other vehicles in the are were entered and items were stolen.
On Sunday, Jan. 3, the Waunakee Police Department was in a brief pursuit of the stolen vehicle, and it was eventually recovered. The operator — 24-year-old Orlando M. Pleadwell — was arrested and taken into custody in Dane County.
On Jan. 4, Amber Wilson, 39, and Shawna Maciejeski,21, were arrested for Vehicle Theft and Party to the Crime. Pleadwell has been referred to The Columbia County District Attorney for charges of Vehicle Theft and Party to the Crime. He remains incarcerated at Dane County Jail.
The Lodi Police Department is still attempting to identify remaining females who were possibly involved. Please contact the Lodi Police Department at 608-592-5401, Ext. 1, if you have any information. This incident remains under investigation and additional arrests are anticipated.
The incident serves as a reminder to bring valuables inside and secure your vehicles and homes. Do not leave vehicles unlocked and keys in them. The Lodi Police Department reminds all citizens to make it a routine each night to secure their property and vehicles.
The Lodi Police Department was assisted by The Waunakee Police Department, Kwik Trip Stores and Lodi Shell during the incident.