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MPD Notable Calls 06/10/2021 to 06/11/2021

June 11, 2021 9:14 AM

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The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what they were being told, in the moment. In many instances, facts and circumstances, even the type of crime listed, can change as officers, detectives and investigators continue their work.

From 6:00 a.m. on 06/10/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 06/11/2021, MPD received 474 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials.  A breakdown of the calls for service per district is as follows: Central (71), East (106), Midtown (71), North (56), South (56), West (94), and Other (20).  "Other" is used for calls that either do not have a sector or the sector is not in the City.  This would be used in the case of one of our officers assisting another law enforcement agency.  

Priority calls only from 9:10am to 11:00am and 3:15pm to 5:20pm due to calls for service.

06/10

SOUTH: Stolen Auto – 8:00 am.  A car stolen from the Town of Madison was seen numerous times throughout the city.  It was also involved in a disturbance on the west side where a victim sustained facial injuries.  Three suspects were eventually taken into custody. Town of Madison PD has the lead on the investigation.

WEST: Battery – 8:04 am.  The suspect (19-year-old male) battered the victim in a stolen car.  The suspect was arrested and charged with battery, damage to property and operating a motor vehicle without consent. This call was related to the above listed stolen auto incident.

WEST: Check Person – 10:01 am.  A family member requested that police check the welfare of a possibly suicidal subject (23-year-old female).  Police contacted the subject at her home and she was not in need of medical or police services.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 11:29 am.  During an argument, the suspect (21-year-old male) strangled and bit the victim.  Officers developed probable cause to charge the suspect with domestic strangulation, disorderly conduct and battery.  Suspect is at large.

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 11:34 am.  The subject (42-year-old male) was found deceased in his residence.  Drug overdose is likely cause of death.  Medical examiner responded.

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 2:08 pm.  Officers received a report of a suspect (34-year-old female) threatening to kill someone.  Officers were unable to locate the suspect.

CITY-WIDE: Assist Police – 2:23 pm.  Officers responded to a multiple vehicle crash on the eastbound beltline at Todd Dr in the Town of Madison to assist with checking for injuries and rerouting traffic.

CITY-WIDE: Weapons Offense – 2:28 pm.  A confrontation broke out between two suspects (21- and 37-year-old males) during a dispute over ownership of a vehicle.  One suspect brandished a handgun while the other armed himself with a crowbar.  The 21-year-old suspect was charged with carrying a concealed weapon, disorderly conduct while armed and possession of a firearm by adjudicated delinquent.  The 37-year-old suspect was charged with disorderly conduct, obstructing, and multiple traffic violations.

EAST: OMVWI – 2:54 pm.  Dispatch received a report of a vehicle on Stoughton Rd at Buckeye Rd with driver and passenger slumped over.  The suspect driver (35-year-old male) failed field sobriety tests and was charged with OWI 4th offense.  The suspect passenger was arrested on warrants and charged with possession of a controlled substance.

NORTH: Check Person – 3:00 pm.  A juvenile subject initially reported she was slapped during a family argument but later told officers she was simply grabbed as she tried to walk away.  Officers interviewed all involved parties and no criminal charges were substantiated.

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense Person w/ Gun – 3:34 pm.  A witness observed the suspect (16-year-old male) wearing a coat and a balaclava over his face jump over a fence in the 1200 block of E Washington Ave.  When the suspect hit the ground, he dropped a handgun. The suspect fled the scene but was later located by officers and taken into custody.  Officers located unfired cartridges where the suspect dropped the gun but did not locate the gun.  The suspect lied to officers about his birthdate and was issued a restorative justice referral for obstructing.  The suspect was returned home to his family.

NORTH: Disturbance – 6:21 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (40-year-old female) was yelling and arguing with people outside her home.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 10:51 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where two suspects (21-year-old male and 17-year-old female) were arguing.  The male suspect was armed with a knife.  The male suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct while armed.  The female suspect was cited for disorderly conduct.

06/11 

EAST: OMVWI – 2:52 am.  Officers responded to a crash at Stoughton Rd and the beltline.  The suspect driver (21-year-old male) failed field sobriety tests and was arrested for OWI 1st offense.

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