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MPD Notable Calls 12/3/2019 to 12/4/2019

December 4, 2019 9:41 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 12/03/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 12/04/2019, MPD received 462 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 (75), East (100), Midtown (67), North (81), South (45), West (67), and Other (27).  "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 2:13pm-3:07pm and 4:40pm-4:57pm due to calls for service.

EAST:  Death Investigation – 5:56 a.m.  Officers responded to an East district residence for a deceased subject (91-year-old female).  Nothing suspicious observed.  Initial indicator of death is natural causes.  Medical Examiner's office notified.   

CENTRAL: Traffic Complaint/Investigation – 6:55 a.m.  Officers responded to E. Washington Ave/Blair St for a pedestrian vs. motor vehicle crash.  A driver was turning onto E. Washington when a pedestrian was struck.  The pedestrian was conveyed to a local hospital with a foot injury.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Threats Complaint – 7:27 a.m.  Officers responded to an East district residence for an on-going dispute between neighbors (male victim and 52-year-old male suspect).  Officers were at the residence earlier in the morning and had disengaged after an agreement was developed for the subjects to not have any contact with one another.  Officers responded again after the agreement was not followed.  The suspect was originally going to be cited/released for disorderly conduct but he continued making threats towards the victim.  The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail. 

EAST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile: 9:51 a.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (12-year-old female).  The juvenile is with her mother in Chicago and is refusing to return to her legal guardian. 

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 11:03 a.m.  Officers responded to a South district residence for a deceased subject (53-year-old male).  The initial indicator of death is a drug overdose.  Drug paraphernalia observed on scene.  Medical Examiner's office notified. 

NORTH: Death Investigation – 11:13 a.m.  Officers responded to a North district residence for a deceased subject (69-year-old female).  The decedent had health concerns. Nothing suspicious observed on scene.  Medical Examiner's office notified.

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 1:32 p.m. Officers responded to a Midtown district residence for a deceased subject (80-year-old female).  The decedent had health concerns.  Nothing suspicious observed on scene. Medical Examiner's office notified.

MIDTOWN:  Suspicious Vehicle – 2:03 p.m.  An off-duty officer spotted a vehicle that they believe is a stolen vehicle.  Officers responded to the area and the vehicle fled as a traffic stop was initiated. The suspect (31-year-old male) was located running through yards in the area and detained. The suspect is on parole and a hold was placed.

WEST: Death Investigation – 4:31 p.m. Officers responded to a West district business for a subject "sleeping" on the back patio.  Officers arrived and found the subject to be deceased.  Unknown cause of death at this time.  Nothing suspicious observed.  Medical Examiner's office notified. 

CENTRAL:  Strong Armed Robbery – 7:12 p.m. Officers responded to a subject who reported that he was walking on the bike path when he was approached by two suspects (30-40-year-old males) who demanded money from the victim.  The victim stated that he gave the suspects his cash and then he was struck in the head with an unknown object.  The victim was transported to a local hospital.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Traffic Incident/Assist Outside Agency – 11:23 p.m. A Dane County Sheriff's Deputy attempted to stop a vehicle and had a brief pursuit that came into the city.  MPD officers responded to the area but the vehicle was not located. DCSO is the primary investigators on this incident. 

CENTRAL:  Traffic Arrest – 11:33 p.m. Officers noted a subject in a vehicle, occupied by the suspect (36-year-old female), and several other subjects standing nearby, sitting in the lot of a closed business.  Officers attempted to make contact but the vehicle tried to drive away.  The driver was arrested for 5th offense Operating After Revocation and several other drug charges.

EAST:  Drug Investigation – 12:41 p.m. Officers were on routine patrol when then noted a vehicle with unlawful license plates and the driver was acting suspiciously.  A traffic stop was initiated and the suspect (21-year-old male) was arrested for possession of drugs charges and taken to the Dane County Jail.

NORTH: Retail Theft – 2:08 a.m. Officers responded to a north business reference a retail theft.  The suspect (28-year-old female) was arrested for retail theft and bail jumping and taken to the Dane County Jail.

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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