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MPD Notable Calls 11/25/2019 to 11/26/2019

November 26, 2019 8:16 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 11/25/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 11/26/2019, MPD received 437 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 (67), East (96), Midtown (81), North (40), South (48), West (71), 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 6:45 p.m. to 7:53 p.m. due to calls for service.

WEST:  Stolen Auto – 6:37 a.m.  Officers responded to a West district residence for a report of a stolen vehicle.  The vehicle was left unlocked and the keys were left inside the vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.

EAST: Intoxicated Driver – 7:29 a.m.  Officers responded to a crash in the 4000 block of Milwaukee St.  The driver/suspect (42-year-old female) swerved into traffic and struck a vehicle/driver.  Both drivers were conveyed to local hospitals for non-life threatening injuries.  The suspect was determined to be under the influence and was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (2nd offense).   

WEST: Stolen Auto – 9:03 a.m.  Officers responded to a West district residence for a report of a stolen vehicle.  A key was left inside the vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 9:18 a.m.  Officers responded to the 300 block of N. Brooks St for a subject (49-year-old male) causing a disturbance.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital where an emergency detention was sought/approved.  The subject was subsequently conveyed to Winnebago.        

EAST: Disturbance – 10:37 a.m.  Officers met with two parents who wanted to report that their child was physically assaulted by a school staff member.  The investigation did not yield any charges, which upset the parents.  The parents were subsequently directed to leave the school premises.   

EAST: Death Investigation – 11:03 a.m.  Officers responded to an East district residence for a deceased subject (41-year-old female).  Nothing suspicious identified at this time.  Medical Examiner's office notified. 

SOUTH: Information – 3:15 p.m.  Officers met with a parent/suspect (39-year-old female) who reportedly made some concerning statements to school staff.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Physical Abuse to a Child – 3:26 p.m.  Officers met with a victim (male) who reported that his father/suspect (40-year-old male) pushed him and grabbed his neck.  The suspect was not on scene.  Attempts made to contact the suspect were not successful.  Probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect, once located, for physical abuse to a child, strangulation and disorderly conduct. 

NORTH: Drug Incident – 5:30 p.m.  Officers responded to a North district residence for a pulseless non-breathing subject/suspect (49-year-old female).  CCR was performed and Naloxone was administered prior to officers arriving on scene.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital where she admitted to using heroin.  The suspect was left in the care of medical staff.  She was referred to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI) and issued an order-in citation for possession of heroin. 

CENTRAL: Information/Sexual Assault – 5:31 p.m.  Officers met with a victim (female) who reported being sexually assaulted by a known suspect (male) a few days prior.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Residential Burglary – 7:19 p.m.  Officers responded to a West district residence for a report of a burglary. The homeowner/victim came home and found a door to her home kicked in.  Investigation continuing.    

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 7:51 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance involving a gun.  The suspect (28-year-old male) displayed a handgun and threatened to shoot the victim (female).  The suspect proceeded to take their child.  The victim gave chase and was able to get the child back.  The suspect went to the victim's residence and kicked in the door.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Trespass – 10:30 p.m.  Officers responded to a business on S. Stoughton Rd for a suspect (48-year-old female) trespassing.  The suspect was given the option to leave the premises but did not cooperate.  The suspect was arrested for trespassing and resisting. 

EAST: Juvenile Arrest – 10:43 p.m.  Officers responded to an East district residence for a disturbance involving a 16-yaer-old male.  The suspect physically assaulted and strangled his sister.  The suspect was not cooperative with officers.  The juvenile was arrested, conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center and charged with strangulation, disorderly conduct and battery. 

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 12:06 a.m.  Officers responded to a Midtown district residence for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 27-year-old male suspect).  The suspect is the victim's son.  The suspect damaged the residence during an argument with his mother.  The suspect was arrested for domestic criminal damage to property and domestic disorderly conduct.

WEST: Mental Health Conveyance – 12:46 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital and met with a subject (male) and Journey Mental Health.  An emergency detention was sought and approved. The subject was conveyed to Winnebago.

EAST: Assist Law Enforcement – 1:23 a.m.  Officers responded to assist to look for a vehicle that was fleeing from another law enforcement agency.  MPD was not involved in any pursuits.  Officers were in the area.  The vehicle was not located.     

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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