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MPD Notable Calls 12/4/2019 to 12/5/2019

December 5, 2019 10:03 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 12/04/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 12/05/2019, MPD received 420 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 (82), East (64), Midtown (75), North (59), South (50), West (67), and Other (23).  "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 11:42am-1:14pm due to calls for service.

WEST:  Stolen Auto – 5:28 a.m.  Officers responded to a West district residence for a report of a stolen vehicle.  The vehicle was left running and unoccupied.  The vehicle was observed driving recklessly on Mineral Point Rd/Whitney Way later in the day.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.   

MIDTOWN: Weapons Violation – 8:24 a.m.  A BB gun was found inside Jefferson Middle School.  A 13-year-old male is accused of hiring the weapon out of a bus window on Tuesday afternoon.  A female student, who had just gotten off the bus, was struck by a BB.  A report was not made to MPD after this initial incident.  MPD assisted in detaining the suspect as he arrived at school.  Another student (13-year-old male) brought the BB gun into the school today.  Both male juveniles were arrested and conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center.  Charges forthcoming.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.          

WEST: Missing Adult – 10:58 a.m.  Officers responded to a West district residence for a report of a missing adult (72-year-old female with Alzheimer's).  Attempt to locate aired.  Areas canvassed.  The subject was located safe and returned home. 

EAST:  Recovered Stolen Auto – 11:37 a.m. Officers on routine patrol noted a stolen vehicle traveling on E. Johnson Street.  When the officer activated their emergency lights, the vehicle took off at a high rate of speed but the officer did not pursue.  The vehicle continued to travel at a high rate of speed on a busy street when another vehicle pulled out in front of them and the suspect driver (15-year-old male) tried to swerve to avoid a collision.  The suspect vehicle struck a light pole and flipped over.  The driver and three passengers were conveyed to a local hospital.  The driver will be charged with Operating a Motor Vehicle without the Owners Consent and taken to Juvenile Reception Center. Investigation continuing.

WEST:  Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 2:50 p.m.  Officers responded to a west district residence and spoke with a mother who reported her child (14-year-old female) as a runaway.  Mother reported that she has had text contact with her child but cannot locate her.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Strong Armed Robbery – 3:44 p.m. A victim reported that he was robbed by two male suspects and may know the suspects via Facebook.  The victim stated that he was pushed down and hurt his arm but did not want medical attention.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Stolen Auto – 3:57 p.m. Officers respond to a residence reference a stolen auto.  The victim reported that their vehicle was parked in an underground parking garage and the keys were inside the vehicle.  The suspect (53-year-old female) is known to the victim.  Investigation continuing.

WEST:  Death Investigation – 10:54 p.m. Officers responded to an assisted living home for a subject who initially was complaining of shortness of breath and eventually passed away.  The victim had a DNR and a history of medical issues.  Nothing suspicious noted.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 12:09 a.m. Officers responded to a residence in the north district reference a domestic disturbance between a father and son (30-year-old male).  They got into an argument and the son pushed the father down causing pain.  The suspect left prior to police arrival.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH:  Trespass – 12:29 a.m. Officers responded to a residence in the north district reference an unwanted person.  The suspect (31-year-old male) let himself into his cousin's apartment via the window.  Neighbors could hear the two arguing.  The suspect was arrested for trespass and bail jumping and taken to the Dane County Jail.

CENTRAL:  Disturbance – 1:04 a.m. Officers responded to a drinking establishment on State Street reference a suspect (35-year-old male) who had been arrested at the same establishment the day before.  The suspect was confronting the bartender who had him arrested.  The bartender called 911 immediately, the suspect fled but was spotted nearby and arrested for bail jumping and disorderly conduct.  The suspect was taken to the Dane County Jail.

CENTRAL:  OMVWI Arrest – 1:34 a.m. Officers were flagged down by a passerby for a person slumped over at the wheel inside of a vehicle on State Street.  The suspect (26-year-old male) was arrested for 2nd offense OWI and taken to the Dane County Jail.

NORTH:  Juvenile Arrest – 2:04 a.m. Multiple agencies had been pursuing a stolen vehicle when an officer noted the vehicle driving into a parking lot at a restaurant in the north district.  Officers contacted two occupants who exited the stolen vehicle and were getting into another vehicle.  The suspects (16, 15, and 14 year-old male and female) were arrested for Operating a Motor Vehicle without the Owners Consent and Obstructing.  All three were taken to the Juvenile Reception Center.


Posted by: Chief Wahl

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