Police Incident Reports A Selection of Noteworthy Incident Reports

Incidents listed are selected by the Officer In Charge of each shift that may have significant public interest. Incidents listed are not inclusive of all incidents. To view Calls for Services information, please visit communitycrimemap.com. Requests for information can be directed to the MPD Records Unit: (608) 266-4075.

Incident Report for Case #2013-000000

Incident Type

Traffic Incident

Incident Date

06/11/2013 - 4:00 PM


700 block Williamson St.


It had the makings of a not very pretty scene: a mother duck and her ducklings trying to make it across busy Williamson Street during yesterday's rush hour. Lake Monona was their likely destination, but they were going to have to run, or in this case waddle, an urban gauntlet to get there. Fortunately, MPD Sgt. David Samson was in the right spot at the right time. He brought traffic to a temporary standstill, and coordinated safe passage. He recorded the moment on his cell phone. 

Released 06/12/2013 at 11:12 AM by PIO Joel DeSpain

The location shown is approximate & may not be accurate.

Additional Resources