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MPD Notable Calls 11/21/2019 to 11/22/2019

November 22, 2019 8:30 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 11/21/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 11/22/2019, MPD received 458 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 (73), East (79), Midtown (79), North (72), South (52), West (69), and Other (34).  "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 4:35pm to 5:45pm due to calls for service.

NORTH: Carjacking – 6:57 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a carjacking.  The victim (male) was in his vehicle and pulled over on the street when a suspect (male) opened the driver's door, displayed a knife and made a threat towards the victim.  The victim and suspect got into a physical tussle.  While this was occurring, a female suspect got into the victim's vehicle and moved it forward, which knocked the victim to the ground and the rear tire ran over the victim's wrist and leg.  The male suspect got into the victim's vehicle and both suspects fled.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.    

SOUTH: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 8:47 a.m.  A MPD Parking Enforcement Officer located a vehicle that was reported as stolen.  Two subjects/suspects (15-year-old male and 16-year-old male) were observed near the vehicle and were detained.  Probable cause was developed and the suspects were arrested for operating a motor vehicle without consent.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 9:09 a.m.  Officers responded to a domestic disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 17-year-old female suspect).  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct.  The victim was issued a citation for obstructing as he was not cooperative with officers.   

WEST: Information – 1:05 pm.  A victim reported she was sexually assaulted by a care giver.  DCHS notified.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Fraud – 1:49 pm.  Officers arrested a suspect (53-year-old male) at Chase Bank after he attempted to withdraw a large amount of cash from a victim's bank account.  After initially being denied access to the account, the suspect returned to the bank at which point he was detained by police.  The suspect was charged with identity theft and forgery and was conveyed to jail.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:54 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (40-year-old male) and victim (female) were engaged in a physical altercation.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct and battery.

CENTRAL: Mental Health Conveyance – 2:01 pm.  Officers responded to the Off the Square Club where a suspect was creating a disturbance and had armed herself with a pair of scissors.  Officers detained the suspect who was placed in protective custody and transported to a local hospital for mental health evaluation and treatment.  The suspect was eventually transported to WMHI.

SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 3:35 pm.  An unidentified male suspect approached a victim at a bus stop on S Park St.  The suspect offered the victim money to spend time with him and the victim refused, at which point the suspect displayed a handgun tucked in his armpit under his coat.  The suspect referred to the victim by an incorrect first name.  When the victim informed the suspect she was not that person, the suspect left the area.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Death Investigation – 4:22 pm.  The co-workers of a subject requested MPD conduct a welfare check as the subject had not shown up for work and was not responding to attempts to contact him.  Officers responded to the residence and found the subject deceased.  Nothing suspicious located on scene.  Medical Examiner responded.

NORTH: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 4:36 pm.  Callers to 911 reported hearing gunshots in the area of N 2nd St.  Officers checked the area and did not locate any evidence of shots fired and there were no reports of damaged property or injured persons.

NORTH: Assist Police – 10:46 pm.  Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in the pursuit of a stolen vehicle which lead into the city of Madison.  MPD officers were not involved until the suspect driver crashed the vehicle into a residence on Commercial Ave.  The occupants of the home were not injured.  The suspects remain at large.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Disturbance – 10:53 pm.  Officers responded to Luann Ln for an argument between two neighbors.  The suspect (53-year-old female) was holding a stick when she confronted the victim (female).  The suspect was cited for disorderly conduct.

MIDTOWN: Check Property – 1:56 am.  A caller to 911 reported hearing loud pops, something being slammed, and yelling in the 2000 block of University Ave.  Officers checked the area and found a TV smashed in the road.  Nothing else suspicious was located and there were no other callers.


Posted by: Chief Wahl

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