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Middleton Police Department
Tuesday August 20th, 2019 :: 09:46 p.m. CDT

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ARMED ROBBERY UPDATE: Suspect identified & arrested after evidence ties him to the crime

On August 20, 2019, Middleton Police identified a suspect in this armed robbery after physical evidence left at the scene had been tested.  On this same date, Middleton Police, with the assistance of the Madison Police Department arrested 60 year old Chris A. Hines of Middleton. Hines admitted to detectives that he had committed this robbery.

Hines was booked into Dane County Jail on a charge of Armed Robbery and a Probation Violation. 

Det. Sergeant Darrin Zimmerman
Middleton Police Department
608-824-7326
Case # 19-8532

Pursuant to the directive of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicity, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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On Thursday, August 8, 2019, at approximately 3:35pm, the Middleton Police Department responded to a report of an armed robbery which had just occurred at Today’s Trends Salon, 6670 University Avenue in the City of Middleton.

Witnesses described the suspect as a white male with a thin build, stubbly gray facial hair wearing a gray tank top, black athletic shorts and a blue bandana on his forehead. The suspect is missing a lower left tooth.

The suspect implied he was in possession of a firearm and obtained an undisclosed amount of money. He left the area in a green hatchback vehicle which was parked near the business on Mayflower Drive.

The Middleton Police Department is asking anyone who may have information or witnessed this incident to contact the police department at 608-824-7300, tipster line at 608-824-7304, or text at 608-824-7300.

Sergeant Tyler Loether
Middleton Police Department
608-824-7300

Incident #19-8532

Instructions:

Pursuant to the directive of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, as found in Supreme Court Rule 20:3.6, Trial Publicity, you are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Address/Location
Middleton Police Department
7341 Donna Dr
Middleton, WI 53562

Contact
Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 608-824-7300

Detective Sergeant Darrin Zimmerman
Investigative Services Bureau Supervisor
dzimmerman@cityofmiddleton.us
608-824-7326

6670 University Ave
Middleton, WI 53562

Alert Details

Severity:
Minor - Minimal to no known threat to life or property
Urgency:
Past - Responsive action is no longer required
Certainty:
Observed - Determined to have occurred or to be ongoing
Category:
Law enforcement, military, homeland and local/private security
Event:
Criminal Activity

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