Chief Wahl's Blog

MPD Notable Calls 11/01/2019 to 11/03/2019

November 4, 2019 10:28 AM

The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to (Friday-Sunday) 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 11/01/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 11/03/2019, MPD received 1,127 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 

 

11/1

**Priority calls only from 12:24 p.m. to 3:24 p.m. due to calls for service.

**Priority calls only from 5:06 p.m. to 6:31 p.m. due to calls for service.

**Priority calls only from 8:06 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. due to calls for service

**Priority calls only from 9:24 p.m. to 12:53 a.m. due to calls for service.

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 5:49 a.m.  Officers responded to the Kwip Trip on Fish Hatchery Rd for a report of a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 27-year-old male suspect).  Probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect for disorderly conduct and battery (domestic-related charges).

WEST: Disturbance – 10:41 a.m.  Officers responded to the area of Dewberry Dr/Midtown Rd for a report of two females fighting.  One of the female subject's involved was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  An emergency detention was sought/approved.  The subject was conveyed to Winnebago by MPD around 4:30 p.m. 

MIDTOWN: Strong Armed Robbery – 11:50 a.m.  Officers responded to HyVee on S. Whitney Way and met with a victim (female) who reported that an unknown male suspect stole her purse.  The suspect fled in a vehicle.  The suspect vehicle was observed by officers (no pursuit took place).  The suspect vehicle crashed in the area of Atwood and Dunning.  Multiple suspects fled the vehicle and three suspects (juveniles) were apprehended.  A handgun was recovered from the vehicle.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Charges forthcoming.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 1:27 p.m.  Officers responded and made contact with a 15-year-old male for making threats to start a fire at home.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  The subject was voluntarily admitted.  An emergency detention was not found to be an option.  Officers disengaged after the subject was admitted.

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 3:55 p.m.  Officers responded and made contact with an 11-year-old female who left school after becoming upset.  The juvenile was located and was taken into protective custody due to concerns for her mental health.  The juvenile was conveyed to a local hospital.  The juvenile's parents arrived and it was deemed that officers were no longer needed. 

EAST: Check Person – 5:14 p.m.  Officers responded to the Walmart parking lot on Nakoosa Trail for a report of a female subject passed out in a vehicle.  MFD also responded.  The subject woke up when officers/MFD arrived.  The subject admitted to using heroin.  The subject was referred to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI) and written a misdemeanor citation for possession of heroin/drug paraphernalia. 

EAST: Check Person – 8:15 p.m.  Officers responded to an East district residence to make contact with the homeowner/caller (male) who called 911 multiple times due to his power being out.  The caller was yelling profanities at dispatch and officers.  Officers disengaged from the residence. 

SOUTH: Weapons Offense/Shots Fired – 9:17 p.m.  Officers responded to Third Ave/Center St (Penn Park area) for multiple reports of shots fired.  Area canvassed.  No evidence of shots fired located at this time. 

SOUTH: Weapons Offense/Shots Fired – 9:32 p.m.  Officers responded to W. Olin Ave for multiple reports of shots fired.  Witnesses described seeing/hearing a vehicle leaving the area at a high rate of speed.  Area canvassed.  No evidence of shots fired located at this time. 

 

11/2

**Priority calls only from 6:25 p.m. to 7:39 p.m. due to calls for service. 

NORTH: Stolen Auto – 8:55 a.m.  Officers responded to a North district residence for a report of a stolen vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

WEST: Disturbance – 9:36 a.m.  Officers responded to the 7900 block of Tree Lane for a disturbance.  Officers arrived to hear a very loud argument/discussion taking place.  Contact was made with multiple subjects.  No evidence of violence and probable cause was not developed for any arrests/charges/citations.  Parties separated. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:25 a.m.  Officers responded to Kennedy Heights for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 31-year-old male suspect).  Officers first arrived at the home around 5:23 a.m. but the suspect was not on scene and the victim was not cooperative.  Officers were later called back to the residence for continued issues.  The victim had visible injuries.  The suspect was arrested for battery and disorderly conduct (domestic-related charges).  The suspect also had multiple outstanding warrants. 

EAST: Found Property – 2:45 p.m.  Officers responded to Milwaukee St/Sprecher Rd for a found rifle case.  A shotgun with no ammo was found inside the case.  The item was taken for safekeeping. 

NORTH:  Assist EMS/Fire – 4:40 p.m.  Officers responded, along with EMS/Fire, to a North district residence for a male subject not breathing (known medical conditions for the subject).  The subject was revived and conveyed to a local hospital.

WEST: Death Investigation – 5:21 p.m.  Officers responded to a West district residence for a deceased subject (29-year-old male).  The subject recently had surgery.  Initial indicator of death is medical related/accidental overdose.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

EAST: Check Person – 5:27 p.m.  Officers responded to an East district residence to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject (40-year-old female).  The caller to dispatch was intoxicated and uncooperative.  Attempts to contact the female subject were unsuccessful.         

EAST: Crash with Injuries – 5:33 p.m.  Officers responded to a two-vehicle crash on Stoughton Rd/Pflaum Rd.  Two children in the victim vehicle sustained minor injuries, which were treated on scene.  The suspect driver was determined to be under the influence.  The suspect (female) was uncooperative and assaulted officers (spit at officers, scratched officers).  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (2nd offense with child under the age of 16), battery to law enforcement and resisting. 

SOUTH: Crash with Injuries – 6:18 p.m.  Officers responded to a roll-over crash on the Beltline at Todd Drive.  The suspect driver (38-year-old male) was driving a stolen vehicle recklessly when it rolled multiple times.  The suspect was transported to a local hospital for multiple injuries.  The suspect will be charged (once released from the hospital) with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence,  operating a motor vehicle without consent, operating after revocation, unsafe lane deviation, bail jumping and an outstanding warrant. 

EAST: Residential Burglary – 8:31 p.m.  Officers responded to an East district residence for a report of a burglary.  The resident came home to find the home ransacked and items missing (money and jewelry). 

CENTRAL: Drug Incident/Overdose – 9:45 p.m. Officers responded, along with EMS/Fire, to State St for a report of a male subject passed out.  MFD administered Naloxone which revived the subject.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where he was left with a felony order-in citation. 

EAST: Missing Adult – 10:39 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a missing adult (43-year-old female).  There were concerns for the mental welfare of the subject.  Phone ping attempted.  Attempt to locate aired.   The subject was listed as missing/endangered in the appropriate databases.  **The subject was determined to be safe and admitted at a local hospital.  No concerns were identified for her welfare. 

EAST: Hit-and-Run – 10:47 p.m.  Officers responded to a crash near Stoughton/Pflaum where a driver/suspect (22-year-old male) was running from the scene.  Two witnesses chased the suspect and held him until officers arrived.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (3rd offense) and multiple traffic citations.         

 

11/3

**Priority calls only from 9:17 a.m. to 11:21 a.m. due to calls for service

**Priority calls only from 11:31 p.m. to 12:25 a.m. due to calls for service

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 1:22 a.m.  Officers responded to a Midtown district residence to check the welfare of a subject (31-year-old male) violently banging his head on the door while asking for help.  The subject was not cooperative with officers but was ultimately taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  After a medical clearance was obtained, the subject was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting and felony bail jumping. 

MIDTOWN: Fight Call – 2:00 a.m.  Officers responded to the 400 block of Gammon Rd for a report of an active fight.  As officers arrived in the area multiple subjects dispersed.  Officers observed a physical altercation taking place and went to make contact when a suspect (30-year-old female) pushed an officer.  The suspect was arrested for obstructing and disorderly conduct.  A second suspect (33-year-old female) was arrested for disorderly conduct.

MIDTOWN: Armed Robbery – 2:44 a.m.  Officers responded to a Midtown district residence and met with the homeowner who reported that an unknown male suspect forced his way into her home.  The suspect was reportedly armed with a handgun and took cash and electronics.         

WEST: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 6:57 a.m.  Officers responded to Kottke Drive for a vehicle stuck in bushes.  The vehicle (unoccupied) was determined to be stolen.    

NORTH: Death Investigation – 7:09 a.m.  Officers responded to a North district residence for a pulseless non-breathing infant.  The infant was transported to a local hospital and did not survive.  Initial speculation is death was caused by an unsafe sleeping situation.  Medical Examiner's office plugged in. 

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 11:17 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a subject (38-year-old female) in need of an emergency detention.  Subject awaiting conveyance to Winnebago.  

EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 12:42 p.m.  Officers responded to an East district residence and made contact with a 30-year-old male subject who talked about the feds and other people coming after him.  The subject had made threats toward his family earlier in the day and was reportedly driving erratically with a knife in his hand.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Decision was made to arrest the subject for an outstanding warrant. 

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 2:13 p.m.  Officers responded to the 900 block of N. Gammon Rd for a disturbance between roommates (female victim and 19-year-old female suspect).  The suspect was arrested for battery and criminal damage to property (domestic-related charges).

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 2:42 p.m.  Officers responded to S. Fair Oaks for a report of theft of packages from a mailroom of the apartment complex.  Video evidence was reviewed and the suspect was identified.  Contact was made with the suspect (49-year-old male) and he was arrested for burglary. 

NORTH: Death Investigation – 3:28 p.m.  Officers responded to a North district residence for a deceased subject (28-year-old male).  Drug evidence observed on scene.  The decedent had a history of drug use.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 7:35 p.m.  Officers responded to local hospital regarding a subject (33-year-old male) in need of an emergency detention.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  The subject was conveyed to Winnebago by MPD officers around 1:33 a.m. 

EAST: Stolen Auto – 9:00 p.m.  Officers responded to Bradford Lane for a vehicle that crashed.  The driver was observed fleeing after the crash.  Approximately 35 minutes after the crash was reported, the registered owner of the vehicle called to report her vehicle as stolen.  Evidence located in the vehicle, not belonging to the registered owner.              

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 11:04 p.m.  Officers responded to Regent St to check the welfare of a male subject screaming.  Officers made contact with the subject (28-year-old) who was uncooperative.  The subject was ultimately taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The subject's family came to assist/support him.  A safety plan was developed.  No further action was deemed necessary by officers. 

 

11/4

EAST: Disturbance – 12:32 a.m.  Officers responded to an East district residence regarding a disturbance involving a male victim and two additional males subjects.  The victim sustained a broken nose.  The victim reported being physically assaulted by two unknown male subjects.  One of the male subjects was contacted and his explanation was contradictory.  No witnesses.  No charges have been substantiated at this time. 

MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense/Shots Fired – 12:39 a.m.  Officers responded to S. Charter/Mound St for multiple reports of shots fired.  Officers located casings in the roadway.  No property damage or injuries reported at this time.  Areas canvassed.

CENTRAL: Crash/Property Damage – 12:40 a.m.  Officers responded to a hit-and-run crash in the area of E. Johnson St/N. Brearly St.  The victim/subject (male) was the subject who left the scene.  MPD was contacted by another law enforcement agency hours later as they were in contact with the male subject.  The male, who was driving home, was under the influence and panicked when he observed a law enforcement officer behind him.  The subject drove his vehicle into a ditch and attempted to flee on foot.  The subject was apprehended and arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence.  The male believed that he was the one that had caused the initial crash Madison.  The original "suspect" in the hit-and-run (16-year-old female) was issued a citation. 

CENTRAL: Fight Call – 12:40 am.  Officers responded to the 500 block of W. Main St for a fight in progress.  Officers apprehended five individuals – three were arrested on state charges, two received city ordinance citations and two other subjects need to be identified.  Charges included battery, disorderly conduct and resisting.            

Posted by: Chief Wahl

 Email to a friend

Subscribe to Email List

Subscribe to the Chief Wahl's Blog email list:

By participating on this list the Wisconsin Public Records Laws may subject your email address to disclosure to third parties. By selecting "Yes" you are requesting that we treat your email address that you have provided to this list as confidential and you are also stating that you would not participate in this service if the City is obligated to release your email address to such third party requesters.

Posts By Month

Posts By Category