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MPD Notable Calls 01/09/2020 to 01/10/2020

January 10, 2020 12:09 PM

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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 01/09/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/10/2020, MPD received 425 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 (72), East (75), Midtown (79), North (68), South (42), West (63), and Other (26).  "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. 

CENTRAL: Theft from Auto – 5:15 am.  The suspect (56-year-old male) used a window-breaker to get inside cars parked in the 900 block of Williamson St and surrounding area.  Upon arrival to the area, officers located the suspect and placed him under arrest. The suspect was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting, as well as theft from auto and damage to property.  *This was a late call that did not make the previous 24-hour cycle.

SOUTH: Disturbance – 7:02 am.  Dispatch received reports from witnesses that a large crowd had gathered outside a residence with a number of females actively fighting.  Officers responded to the area but involved parties were unwilling to provide statements.

NORTH: ATL Person – 10:44 am.  MPD officers assisted US marshals and the Dane County Sheriff in locating and arresting a wanted subject.

EAST: Information/Sexual Assault – 12:44 pm.  A victim reported an unknown male suspect made inappropriate sexual contact with her while she was riding a Metro bus.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Hit and Run Crash – 2:12 pm.  A vehicle which was previously reported stolen collided with another vehicle at Yuma Dr and S Midvale Blvd and fled the scene.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 2:14 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where an argument between the victim and suspect (55-year-old female) had become physical.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

EAST: Suspicious Vehicle – 2:36 pm.  A school resource officer reported to dispatch that a suspicious vehicle was traveling around the area of La Follette High School.  Officers responded to the area but did not locate the vehicle.

EAST: Motor Vehicle vs Pedestrian Crash – 6:03 pm.  A driver/suspect (52-year-old female) was turning right onto Pflaum Rd from Stoughton Rd when she collided with a pedestrian/victim in the crosswalk.  The victim was conveyed to the hospital with minor injuries.  The suspect was cited for failure to stop at a stop sign.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 6:19 pm.  The victim reported that the suspect (22-year-old male) took her vehicle without her consent.  The suspect returned to the residence before officers arrived on scene.  Upon officers' arrival, the victim also reported a domestic disturbance that took place two days ago.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic battery, disorderly conduct and strangulation.  The suspect granted consent for officers to search the vehicle.  Officers located marijuana and a scale in the vehicle and added charges of possession with intent to distribute.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 8:23 pm.  Officers responded to the Salvation Army at 630 E Washington Ave for a report of a suspect (35-year-old male) strangling and battering a female resident at the shelter.  The victim left the shelter prior to officers' arrival.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct as staff was disturbed the suspect's behavior.  Additional charges are forthcoming pending contact with the female victim of the battery.

CENTRAL: Battery – 9:37 pm.  A suspect (15-year-old male) created a disturbance in the Juvenile Reception Center, injuring a staff member and damaging property.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 10:16 pm.  Officers contacted a subject (35-year-old male) who was reported to be suicidal.  Officers attempted to place the subject into protective custody but the subject resisted and was taken to jail for resisting officers.

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