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MPD Notable Calls 01/22/2020 to 01/23/2020

January 23, 2020 11:12 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 1/22/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 1/23/2020, MPD 400 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 (83), Midtown (52), North (53), South (60), West (47), and Other (33).  "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 1:30-6:30pm due to calls for service.

CENTRAL: Drug Investigation – 5:35 a.m. Officers responded to a central district hotel reference a possible overdose.  Upon arrival officers located two suspects (26-year-old male and 49-year-old male) trying to leave the scene and another suspect (26-year-old male) who was ill, but not overdosing, in the hotel room.  Officers located several drug items in the room and on the suspects.  All suspects were arrested for various drug offenses and taken to the Dane County Jail.

WEST: Suspicious Vehicle – 6:58 a.m. Officers responded to a subject (21-year-old male) who was unresponsive in a vehicle.  Officers were initially unable to wake him up.  As officers were trying to assess him, they located a firearm strapped in a fanny pack to his chest.  Eventually, he woke up and Madison Fire Department medics examined him.  He was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, bail jumping and a probation hold and taken to the Dane County Jail.

WEST: Runaway Juvenile – 8:12 a.m. A frequent runaway from the west side was reported as a runaway again.  The Juvenile was last seen on 1/12/2020.  There are no medical concerns for the subject and the whereabouts are unknown.

NORTH: Residential Burglary – 8:19 a.m. Officers responded to a north side residence reference a burglary.  The victim reported that the suspects likely gained entry into the garage by using a garage door opener inside of an unlocked vehicle parked in the driveway.  Suspects are unknown.

SOUTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 12:05 a.m. Officers responded to a south side residence for an individual experiencing a mental health crisis. After an evaluation at a local hospital, the subject was left in the care of the hospital staff.

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 12:35 p.m. Officers responded to a midtown business reference an employee who had called her employer stating that she had an argument with her husband and he was now following her.  When the victim arrived at her place of employment, she was secured in her office and coworkers called police.  Officers contacted the suspect (27-year-old male) and he was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and taken to the Dane County Jail.

EAST: Overdose – 2:10 a.m. Officers responded to an east side elementary school reference a subject passed out with a needle in his arm in a vehicle parked in the school's drop off area.  Officers contacted the suspect (36-year-old male) and he was evaluated at a local hospital. He was arrested for possession of heroin and drug paraphernalia and taken to the Dane County Jail.

EAST: Death Investigation – 2:20 p.m. Officers responded to an east side residence reference a death investigation.  Housing staff found the subject deceased inside.  The subject had medical issues.  The Medical Examiner responded and found nothing suspicious.

EAST: Theft – 4:36 p.m. Officers responded to a theft complaint.  The victim reported that he was working at his booth at a local business when the suspect (unknown age male) stole a handgun that was for sale.  K9 Officers attempted to track the suspect, but were unable to locate him.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Assist Police – 5:56 p.m. Madison Police Officers were called to assist Deputies who were transporting an inmate from one secure facility to another when the suspect (36-year-old female) slipped from her restraints and jumped out of the vehicle.  MPD K9 Officers responded and were able to track the suspect.  The suspect was taken into custody without further incident and released back to outside agency deputies.

CENTRAL: Armed Robbery – 9:35 p.m. Officers responded to a central district residence reference an armed robbery.  The victim reported that three male suspects forced entry into his residence, pistol whipped him, searched his room then fled.  The victim recognized one of the suspects and officers were able to determine a vehicle associated with the suspect.  The vehicle was located in Middleton and Middleton Police contacted five subjects (19 and 20 year old males) who were ultimately arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, armed robbery, reckless endangering safety, burglary, battery, damage to property, disorderly conduct and probation holds and all were taken to the Dane County Jail.

CENTRAL: Armed Robbery – 10:31 p.m. Officers responded to an intersection in the central district to a man yelling for help.  The victim reported that a known suspect (35-year-old male) held a machete to the victim's throat and attempted to take money from him.  The suspect was located and arrested for attempted armed robber and taken to the Dane County Jail.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:38 p.m. Officers responded to an east district residence for a 911 disconnect.  The suspect (27-year-old male) has bail conditions not to be at the residence.  The victim and suspect argued and the suspect became physically violent.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct, bail jumping and a warrant and was taken to the Dane County Jail. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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