Madison police arrested two men Thursday after receiving a report of men carrying duffle bags into the former U.S. Filter building.

Upon arriving, Maj. Jeremey Perkins, Sgt. Derk Napier, Senior Patrolman Jeremy Cox and Patrolman Dylan Barnes discovered footprints in the snow that led to the back of the building.

They also found a door that was open and damage to the frame, Chief Dan Thurston said in a news release.

The two men - who police identified as Jason W. Rook, 35, of Madison, and Nicholas B. Tullis, 31, Commiskey - attempted to flee officers but were taken into custody, Thurston said. Police said one of the duffle bags contained tools including a flashlight, bolt cutters, hack saw and power tools.

"Officers observed aluminum and copper wire that had been stripped in the middle of the floor and large amounts of wire that had been cut throughout the warehouse," Thurston said in the release.

Police followed additional footprints to another warehouse and found copper wire lying outside, Thurston said. Police said there was also part of the fence that had been cut near Village Square Shopping Center to load items into a vehicle.

Rook and Tullis were arrested on charges of burglary, resisting law enforcement and criminal mischief. Captain Rick Mundt and Detective Lt. Tyson Eblen assisted at the scene.