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MPD Notable Calls 12/09/2019 to 12/10/2019

December 10, 2019 9:44 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 12/09/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 12/10/2019, MPD received 424 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 (57), East (94), Midtown (63), North (78), South (37), West (60), and Other (35).  "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.  

NORTH: Armed Robbery – 6:01 a.m. Two masked and armed men confronted employees just as they were arriving this morning at PLS Check Cashing, 2722 E. Washington Ave. The men demanded cash and fled with money from a drawer. Victims believed there were two other co-conspirators who remained outside during the robbery. A K9 search did not result in suspects being found.

WEST:  Death Investigation – 9:22 a.m.  Officers responded to a West district residence for a deceased subject (84-year-old male).  Nothing suspicious identified.  The decedent had multiple health concerns. 

CENTRAL: Check Person – 9:33 a.m.  Officers responded to a Central district residence to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  The subject was contacted and found to have taken unknown pills.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.   

Central: Drug Arrest – 4:50 p.m. Officer observes 62-year-old man smoking crack in stairway of parking ramp. Crack smoker contacted. He resists officer and is decentralized. Officer suffers minor injury. Suspect booked into jail for resisting officer - causing injury, possession of cocaine, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
EAST: Weapons Offense – 5:39 p.m. 23-year-old man shows up at medical facility with non-life-threatening stab wound to back. He claims to have been injured while breaking up a fight inside an apartment. Victim is unable to provide details, including specifics of where incident happened.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:27 p.m. Female victim, age 26, reports ex-boyfriend confronts her while she's in her car. He grabs keys, breaking key off in ignition. Suspect later makes threats and tries to enter victim's apartment. He is arrested on several tentative domestic charges to include burglary, strong armed robbery, and disorderly conduct.  

EAST: Death Investigation – 8:40 p.m. 49-year-old-man suffered medical emergency while at work. Another employee began CPR. Police and fire responded. Patient transported to hospital where he passed away.

CENTRAL: Battery – 9:58 p.m. Two men fighting over marijuana purchase with one attacking the other. Suspect arrested for battery and disorderly conduct.

NORTH: Arrested person – 10:00 p.m. Officers dispatched to address where a woman was acting in a strange manner. She has a history of overdoses. She was intoxicated, fought with officers, and taken to jail for resisting.

EAST: Disturbance – 10:15 p.m. Madison Metro driver contacts police about disruptive and confrontational man at the East Transfer Point. Suspect is impaired and taken to jail for disorderly conduct.

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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