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MPD Notable Calls 11/14/2019 to 11/15/2019

November 15, 2019 10:45 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 11/14/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 11/15/2019, MPD received 450 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 (60), East (102), Midtown (80), North (60), South (35), West (55), and Other (58).  "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 6:15pm to 7:45pm.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 2:31 a.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a subject (56-year-old female).  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  An emergency detention was discussed but a decision was ultimately made to leave the subject in the care of medical staff. 

MIDTOWN: Stolen Auto – 5:31 a.m.  Officers responded to a Midtown district residence for a report of a stolen vehicle.  The keys were left in the vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

EAST: Stolen Auto – 5:34 a.m.  Officers responded to an East district residence for a report of a stolen vehicle.  The vehicle was left running and unoccupied.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

EAST: Death Investigation – 9:35 a.m.  Officers responded to an East district residence to check the welfare of a subject (27-year-old male).  Entry was made and the subject was located deceased.  Evidence of drug use observed.  Medical Examiner's office responded.       

WEST: Armed Robbery – 11:00 am.  A victim reported a known suspect robbed him at gunpoint of his cell phone while riding in a vehicle together.  The incident appears to be drug related.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Information – 1:59 pm.  Officers responded to assist Dane County Human Services with an investigation into a report by a juvenile that a family member made inappropriate sexual contact with him.

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 6:05 pm.  Officers responded to a residence for a domestic disturbance involving a knife.  The victim and her mother/suspect (53-year-old female) were disputing ownership of several items when a physical struggle broke out between them.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct while armed and was taken to jail.

MIDTOWN: Armed Robbery – 7:53 pm.  A victim (27-year-old male) reported a group of people pulled him out of his car in the area of Science Dr and Mineral Point Rd, pistol whipped him and stole his car.  The victim was transported to a local hospital where a CT scan revealed a fractured skull and a brain bleed.  The incident appears to be drug related.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Robbery – 10:54 pm.  Officers responded to the Mobil gas station at 3019 E Washington Ave to make contact with a victim (55-year-old male) who reported three male suspects pushed him down, kicked him and took $100 from his pocket.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Information/Sexual Assault – 12:08 am.  A victim reported she was sexually assaulted by a known suspect in the downtown area.  Investigation continuing.

CITYWIDE: Stolen Auto – 1:05 am.  Madison police assisted Verona PD with an attempt to stop a stolen vehicle in their jurisdiction which had fled into Madison.  A handgun was thrown from the vehicle during the pursuit which was recovered by law enforcement.   The vehicle was eventually stopped and several suspects were taken into custody, thus ending Madison PD's involvement.

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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