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MPD Notable Calls 11/12/19 to 11/13/19

November 13, 2019 10:28 AM


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 11/12/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 11/13/2019, MPD received 380 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 (62), East (69), Midtown (57), North (55), South (44), West (65), and Other (28).  "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. 

MIDTOWN: Traffic Complaint – 8:02 a.m.  Officers responded to Regent St/Breese Terrace for a report of a female subject sitting in the roadway.  Contact was made with the subject (16-year-old female) who reported being struck by a vehicle in the crosswalk.  The juvenile was transported to a local hospital as a pre-caution.  The driver (24-year-old male) was on scene and was cited for failure to yield. 

SOUTH: Disturbance – 8:13 a.m.  Officers responded to a South district residence for a report of a disturbance between two subjects (23-year-old female and 29-year-old male).  The male subject was not on scene when officers arrived.  The female subject did not sustain any injuries and the altercation was deemed to be mutual.  Attempts to contact the male subject were not successful. 

EAST: Retail Theft – 10:46 a.m.  Officers responded to Walmart on Nakoosa Trail for a suspect (32-year-old male) committing a retail theft.  The suspect was contacted, arrested and conveyed to jail for retail theft and bail jumping. 

SOUTH: Assist Law Enforcement/Weapons Offense – 10:58 a.m.  A report of a shooting in Fitchburg was called into Dispatch.  Multiple law enforcement agencies involved.  MPD assisted with the initial response and search for involved vehicles.  Fitchburg PD has the lead on this investigation.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 12:33 p.m. Mother and 17-year-old daughter are fighting because the daughter has been suspended from school and mother confronted her daughter about her behavior.  The daughter took offense to this and began to throw items in the apartment and ultimately armed herself with a kitchen knife and threated her mother.  Daughter quickly cooperated with officers who arrived on scene and she was arrested for Domestic Disorderly Conduct.

NORTH: Check Person – 12:54p.m. Officers along with CPS, met to discuss the welfare and plan for an 18-year old male.  Journey Mental Health consulted and an emergency detention was supported. The subject was taken into custody, received a medical clearance at a local hospital and was subsequently conveyed to Winnebago.

NORTH: Information – 12:54 p.m. Officers responded to the Comfort Inn & Suites because they had received a large packet of propaganda related to President Trump and religious notes.  The staff has no idea who is send the materials to them or why.  This information will be routed to the Secret Service.

NORTH: Arrested Adult – 1:28 p.m. School Resource Officer contacted a female at East High School who was trespassing.  The subject refused to leave the building and was subsequently arrested.  Upon arrest, the suspect spat on the officer and resisted. 

WEST: Check Person – 2:13 p.m. Officers responded to the Dane County Airport to contact a woman who reported to her sister who lives out of state, that she was being held against her will by an ex-boyfriend at a residence on the West side of Madison.  After officers contacted the subjects at the airport, all parties reported that no one was being held against their will and all parties were released.

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 2:50 p.m. Officers responded to the 300 block of Dayton Street to check on a subject who had not been seen for several weeks.  Entry was made and the subject was found deceased.

NORTH: Assist EMS/fire – 3:21 p.m. Officers responded to 2500 block of Independence Lane to check on a female who hadn't shown up for work for a few days.  Entry had to be forced into the residence where the subject was found alive but not well.  EMS transported the subject to a local hospital.

SOUTH: Battery – 4:13 p.m. Officers responded to the 1000 block of Colby Street reference a disturbance.  A male (victim) reported that he was having car troubles and that he could not move his car. The victim and witnesses reported that a female subject became upset that the male victim's car was blocking the street.  The suspect (29-year-old female) punched the victim numerous times.  She was arrested for battery.

NORTH:  Missing Adult – 5:52 p.m. Officers responded to a residence on the North side reference a male with dementia who had been missing. Several units including a K9 officer searched the area when the subject was located trying to enter a nearby apartment building.

WEST: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 7:43 p.m. A 15 year old female was reported missing but may be in the company of another missing juvenile. Officers contacted several acquaintances with no results at this time.

SOUTH: Battery – 7:45 p.m. Officers met with a juvenile male who reported being punched by classmates at Sennett Middle School.  The juvenile sustained minor injuries, which required medical attention.

NORTH: Disturbance – 10:37 p.m. Officers responded to a residence regarding a disturbance between a mother and her 16 - year old son. The son yelled at his mother, pushed her to the ground and ultimately armed himself with a hammer.  The son was arrested for Disorderly Conduct. 

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 11:29 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital because hospital security reported that a female patient had attacked a security guard.  The investigation revealed that although the patient was not cooperative, she did not attack anyone.  The subject had been conveyed to the hospital by another law enforcement agency so that agency managed the incident.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 2:23 a.m. Officers responded to Fordem Avenue and spoke with a female who reported that she and another female who were previously in a relationship together were out drinking tonight.  The victim reported that they came back to the residence on Fordem and began arguing and the victim asked the suspect (28-year-old female) to leave, which she willing did.  However, prior to the suspect leaving, she stole the victim's cell phone.  The suspect is at-large.  Charges may be forthcoming.   

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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