Facebook post leads police to wanted man
Wednesday, August 21, 2013 11:00 AM
People with active arrest warrants usually try to fly under the radar.
That wasn't the case for a local man being sought by police.
Madison police were able to track down Steven Singer, who had an active arrest warrant, Monday after he posted an item on the Buy, Sell, Trade Facebook page along with his phone number.
Singer, 29, was wanted by police for failure to appear for a pending case on domestic battery, strangulation and criminal mischief charges.
Lt. Det. Jonathon Simpson was looking through the Buy, Sell, Trade page on Facebook when he recognized Singer, and knew he had an active warrant.
Police contacted the phone number associated with the listing and spoke to Singer, but did not identify themselves as police officers and only inquired about the item, police said.
Singer told police where he lived and said he would be unable to leave the residence, according to the affidavit.
Police received a search warrant for the premises and were able to take Singer into custody.