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MPD Notable Calls 11/27/2019 to 12/02/2019

December 2, 2019 10:32 AM

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The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to (Thursday-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 11/27/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 12/02/2019, MPD received 1,601 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 (234), East (362), Midtown (246), North (258), South (162), West (229), and Other (110).  "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.  

 

11/27

**Priority calls only from 7:16 p.m. to 8:38 p.m. due to calls for service.

EAST:  Assist EMS/MFD – 8:39 a.m.  Officers responded to Atwood Ave for a live power line down.  MG&E responded.  Traffic re-routed. 

SOUTH: Check Person – 9:57 a.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject (female) who may have been a victim in multiple incidents.  Attempts to locate/contact the subject were unsuccessful at this time. 

WEST: Check Person – 11:45 a.m.  Officers responded to a business on Commerce Drive for a report of a young child left unattended in a vehicle.  The child's father was inside the store and was contacted by officers.  Child Protective Services notified.  The father/child were released.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.   

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 1:08 p.m.  Officers responded to a South district residence for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 37-year-old female suspect).  The victim is the suspect's daughter.  The two were engaged in a verbal argument which then escalated.  The suspect pushed and swung at the victim.  The suspect threatened the victim.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause was developed to arrest/charge the suspect, once located, for domestic disorderly conduct.

WEST: Stalking Complaint – 1:27 p.m.  Officers met with a victim (female) who reported stalking behavior from a known suspect (21-year-old male).  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect, once located, with stalking. 

EAST: Assist EMS/Fire – 4:14 p.m.  Officers responded, along with MFD, to the 1000 block of N. Thompson Drive for a report of a garage on fire.  MPD assisted with traffic control and scene perimeter.  No reports of injuries.  MFD has the lead on this investigation.    

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 4:30 p.m.  Officers responded to Kohl's for a report of a retail theft in progress.  The suspect (34-year-old female) lied about her identity to officers.   The suspect was arrested/charged with obstructing, retail theft and felony bail jumping. 

NORTH: Theft – 6:00 p.m.  Officers located a wanted suspect (42-year-old male) and took him into custody for theft and bail jumping (two counts). 

EAST: Intoxicated Driver – 7:20 p.m.  Officers responded to a three-vehicle crash at N. Sprecher Rd/Commercial Ave.  One of the driver's/suspect (29-year-old male) was found to be under the influence.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense). 

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 9:23 p.m.  Officers responded to a Midtown district residence to check the welfare of a subject.  Entry was made to the residence and the subject (30-year-old male) was located deceased.  Drug paraphernalia observed on scene.  The decedent had a history of drug use.  Nothing suspicious observed on scene.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

 

11/28

**Priority calls only from 9:09 p.m. to 11:03 p.m. due to calls for service.

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 1:18 a.m.  Officers responded to the 500 block of State St for a report of a disturbance involving a wanted suspect (35-year-old male).  The suspect was taken into custody and arrested/charged with disorderly conduct while armed and a theft charge from a previous incident. 

CENTRAL: Fight Call – 1:38 a.m. Officers observed an altercation between two subjects/suspects (21-year-old male and 22-year-old male) on W. Gilman/State St.  Attempts were made to de-escalate and separate the parties but one of the suspects resisted officers.  The 21-year-old suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting (two counts).  The suspect received a medical clearance before being transported to jail due to injuries that were self-inflicted. 

NORTH: Intoxicated Driver – 1:44 a.m.  Officers responded to Dryden Dr/Northport Dr for a driver passed out in a vehicle at the intersection.  The driver/suspect (30-year-old male) was contacted and he admitted to drug/alcohol use.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (1st offense).     

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 1:54 a.m.  Officers observed a disturbance on the 500 block of State St between two subjects (male victim and 24-year-old male suspect).  Another subject/suspect (23-year-old male) attempted to intervene/interject himself.  The 24-year-old suspect was cited for disorderly conduct.  The 23-year-old suspect was cited for obstructing. 

MIDTOWN: Intoxicated Driver – 2:14 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for a highly intoxicated subject/suspect (35-year-old female) who had driven her boyfriend to the hospital, along with two children.  The suspect admitted to drinking and failed field sobriety tests.  Child Protective Services notified.  The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail. 

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 2:46 a.m.  Officers responded to a South district residence for a suspect (31-year-old male) causing a disturbance.  Probable cause was developed.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct. 

MIDTOWN: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 7:09 a.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (16-year-old male).  The juvenile ran away after getting into an argument with his mother.  The juvenile was located safe and returned to his mother. 

WEST: Non-Residential Burglary – 10:24 a.m.  Officers responded to Verizon on Mineral Point Rd after a passerby noticed three males running from the building and the front door broken.  K9 track conducted.  Areas checked.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 11:32 a.m.  Officers met with a victim (female) who reported being sexually assaulted by her boyfriend/suspect (19-year-old male).  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Death Investigation – 12:28 p.m.  Officers responded to a North district residence to check the welfare of a subject (60-year-old female).  Entry was made to the residence and the subject was located deceased.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 12:41 p.m.  Officers responded to a Central district residence for a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 20-year-old male suspect).  The suspect grabbed the victim and put her in a choke hold.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and strangulation. 

CENTRAL: Stolen Auto – 1:42 p.m.  The registered owner of a vehicle called police to report that his vehicle was stolen (vehicle was left running and unoccupied).  A short time before the vehicle was reported as stolen a call came into dispatch to report that the vehicle (same description) was involved in a hit-and-run crash.  The vehicle was located with the airbags deployed.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Violation of Court Order – 3:58 p.m.  Officers responded to a West district residence after it was reported that a suspect (30-year-old male) was present, intoxicated and in violation of a court order being at the home.  Officers arrived and the suspect fled in a vehicle.  A traffic stop was attempted but the suspect would not stop.  A pursuit was not initiated.  Officers went to the residence of the suspect where the suspect was confirmed to be.  Negotiations took place for over an hour.  The suspect was ultimately taken into custody and a loaded gun was found on his person.  No injuries reported.  The suspect was charged with eluding, resisting, felon in possession of a firearm, endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon and felony bail jumping.  The suspect was initially admitted to a local hospital for an evaluation/testing/monitoring.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The suspect was discharged from the hospital and transported to jail. 

WEST: Information/Child Abuse – 7:47 p.m.  Officers responded to a West district residence for a report of child abuse.  Probable cause was not developed at this time.  A plan was put into place to separate the parent and child for the evening.   

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:30 p.m.  Officers responded to a West district residence for a disturbance.  The suspect (24-year-old male) threw a chair and pushed his girlfriend.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and domestic battery. 

CITY-WIDE: Assist Law Enforcement – 10:17 p.m.  Officers responded to assist the Town of Madison PD and Maple Bluff PD with taking a suspect into custody on Sherman Ave. 

 

11/29

**Priority calls only from 4:27 p.m. to 8:03 p.m. due to calls for service.

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 10:04 a.m.  Officers responded for a report of a deceased subject (32-year-old female).  Initial indicator of death is drug overdose.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Intoxicated Driver – 12:26 p.m.  Officers responded to Cottage Grove Rd/Acewood Blvd for a report of a driver/vehicle which had struck multiple signs.  The vehicle/driver was contacted and the vehicle was found to have a flat tire.  Drug paraphernalia was observed in the vehicle.  The driver/suspect (33-year-old male) admitted to using heroin.  The suspect was arrested for possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence and felony bail jumping.  

MIDTOWN: Retail Theft – 12:45 p.m.  Officers responded to Target for a retail theft in progress.  The suspect (18-year-old female) was arrested for retail theft and battery. 

EAST: Check Person – 2:16 p.m.  Officers responded to an East district residence to check the welfare of a 43-year-old female.  The caller reported that the subject was intoxicated, was armed with a knife and was making suicidal statements.  The suspect was not cooperative with officers.  The suspect was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Juvenile Arrest – 3:10 p.m.  Officers responded to the mall for ongoing issues involving juveniles.  Two juveniles/suspects (13-year-old male and 13-year-old female) were subsequently arrested for trespassing and resisting.

EAST: Trespass – 3:23 p.m.  Officers responded to Stoughton Rd for a subject/suspect (67-year-old male).  The suspect was not cooperative with officers.  The suspect was arrested for trespassing and resisting. 

EAST: Disturbance – 6:47 p.m.  Officers responded to Target for a report of multiple juveniles shoplifting and threatening staff.  The juveniles were not on scene when officers arrived.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 9:28 p.m.  Officers responded to a domestic disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 51-year-old male suspect).  The suspect punched the victim multiple times.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct, battery and bail jumping. 

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 11:11 p.m.  Officers responded to the 1200 block of Williamson St for a sighting of a wanted suspect (19-year-old male).  Contact was made with the suspect's mother who denied that her son was present; however her son/suspect was observed/taken into arrest as he attempted to run out the back door.  The suspect's mother was cited for obstruction.  The suspect was arrested for resisting/obstruction and the outstanding warrant. 

 

11/30

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 1:58 a.m.  Officers responded to the 500 block of State St for a report of a fight.  Multiple suspects were ultimately arrested and/or cited for either disorderly conduct or resisting.  This was a resource-intensive call as 13 MPD officers and multiple UWPD officers responded due to the chaotic scene.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.     

CENTRAL: Residential Burglary – 2:52 a.m.  Officers responded to a Central district residence for two male subjects/suspects attempting to break into a home through a rear window.  The suspects fled on foot.  K9 track conducted.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.   

EAST: Armed Robbery – 5:58 a.m.  Officers responded to the Kwik Trip on Lien Rd for a report of a robbery.  The suspect (male) entered the store and demanded money from the employee.  No weapon was displayed; however the suspect made a statement indicating that he was armed.  The suspect fled on foot.  K9 track completed.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.     

WEST: Residential Burglary – 6:26 a.m.  Officers responded to a West district residence for a report of a burglary.  A suspect(s) entered the home through an open garage door and took wallets, a cell phone, vehicle keys and subsequently stole two vehicles.  The vehicles were entered as stolen in the appropriate databases.   

WEST: Missing Child – 11:32 a.m.  Officers received a report of a missing child (11-year-old autistic male).  The juvenile was located safe and returned home. 

WEST: Death Investigation – 12:07 p.m.  Officers responded to a West district residence for a deceased subject (60-year-old male).  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing.   

MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 4:01 p.m.  Officers responded to the 4700 block of Jenewin Rd for a sighting of a wanted suspect (37-year-old male).  The suspect attempted to flee on foot from officers, but he was apprehended.  The suspect was arrested for resisting/obstructing, possession of marijuana and outstanding warrants.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

NORTH: Disturbance – 5:13 p.m.  Officers responded to a North district residence for a disturbance involving a 23-year-old male.  The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail on domestic-related charges. 

CENTRAL: Crash – 4:54 p.m.  Officers responded to S. Blair St for a report of a crash involving a pedestrian and a motor vehicle.  The pedestrian attempted to cross four lanes of traffic in the rain when he was struck by a vehicle/driver.  The driver remained on scene and was cooperative. The pedestrian was conveyed to a local hospital for treatment.  The pedestrian was cited for sudden pedestrian movement into traffic. 

MIDTOWN: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 9:46 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (16-year-old female).  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was entered as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.  **The juvenile returned home safe.

 

12/1

CENTRAL: Check Person – 1:33 a.m.  Officers responded to the 800 block of E. Washington Ave for a report of a subject walking in traffic.  The subject (61-year-old male) was contacted and he was not cooperative with officers.  The subject was taken into custody and conveyed to a local hospital for a medical clearance.  The subject/suspect was subsequently transported to jail.     

EAST: Missing Adult – 4:25 a.m.  Officers received a report of a missing adult (30-year-old male).  Attempt to locate aired. The subject was listed as missing/endangered in the appropriate databases.  **The subject was located by another law enforcement agency near Hwy 151/Verona Rd.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital where MPD responded.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was voluntarily admitted.  No further action deemed necessary by officers at this time.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 8:57 a.m.  Officers responded to a North district residence for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 34-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and a probation violation. 

WEST: Check Person – 10:16 a.m.  Officers responded to a West district residence to check the welfare of a subject/caller (at the caller's own request).  The subject was taken into protective custody due to concerns for her well-being/ability to care for herself.  The subject was transported to a local hospital for an evaluation. 

EAST: Traffic Incident – 1:12 p.m.  Officers responded to the mall area for a report of a road rage incident involving two vehicles/drivers.  It was reported that a gun was involved/flashed.  One vehicle/driver was not located.  The second vehicle/driver was contacted.  The driver (39-year-old female) was cited for obstructing as it was discovered that there was not a gun involved.

WEST: Recovered Stolen Auto – 3:09 p.m.  A stolen vehicle was located on Todd Drive by the Town of Madison PD.  A traffic stop was conducted and the three occupants/suspects (13-year-old female, 13-year-old female and 14-year-old male) were arrested and transported to the Juvenile Reception Center.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.   

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 4:50 p.m.  Officers responded to Hy-Vee for a subject/suspect (32-year-old male) causing a disturbance.  The suspect was not cooperative with officers and refused to leave the area.  The suspect was arrested for misdemeanor and felony bail jumping. 

EAST: Check Person – 5:32 p.m.  Officers responded to an East district residence to check the welfare of a subject (48-year-old female) who was reportedly in a "very manic state."  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  An emergency detention was sought and approved.  The subject was transported to Winnebago.    

EAST: Missing Adult – 8:20 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing adult (27-year-old male with reported cognitive and developmental delays).  K9 track conducted.  MPD's Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) utilized. The subject was located safe on Capital City Trail. 

WEST: Stolen Auto – 11:09 p.m.  Officers received 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.

 

12/2

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:50 a.m.  Officers responded to an East district residence for a report of a domestic disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 25-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was arrested for strangulation, battery and disorderly conduct.

MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 3:41 a.m.  An officer located an unoccupied vehicle in the roadway near a residence that had an open garage door.  Contact was made with the resident and it was discovered that entry had been made to their home where a laptop, vehicle keys and a vehicle were stolen.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

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