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MPD Notable Calls 1/28/19 to 1/29/19

January 29, 2020 9:26 AM

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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 01/28/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/29/2020, MPD received 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 (73), Midtown (66), North (56), South (43), West (60), and Other (30).  "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 7:40-8:35pm due to calls for service.

CENTRAL: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 7:45 a.m.  A traffic stop was conducted near E. Mifflin St/N. Dickinson Street due to the vehicle reported as stolen.  The driver/suspect (23-year-old female) was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without consent.  The vehicle was returned to its owner. 

MIDTOWN: Threats Complaint – 9:36 a.m.  Officers responded to a threats complaint at Memorial High School.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Child Abuse – 10:27 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital regarding injuries to a baby sustained while at daycare.  Child Protective Services is involved.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Damage to Property – 11:08 a.m.  Officers responded to the Orpheum for reported damage inside.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 12:50 p.m. Officers responded to a central district residence reference a domestic disturbance.  The couple began arguing.  The suspect (31-year-old male) threatened the victim and then retreated to the bathroom and threatened self-harm.  Officers contacted the suspect and arrested him for domestic disorderly conduct and a probation hold warrant.  The suspect was transported to a local hospital and will be taken to the Dane County Jail once he is cleared.

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 3:51 p.m. Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a patient who was demanding mental health services.  Officers did not make contact but are familiar with the subject and will assist the hospital if the need arises. 

NORTH: Armed Robbery – 4:15 p.m. Madison Police executed a search warrant at a north district residence reference recent armed robberies.  The two suspects had already been arrested in Oshkosh reference additional armed robberies committed in the Oshkosh area.  

SOUTH:  Death Investigation – 4:45 p.m. Officers responded to a south district residence reference an overdose.  The roommate reported that he came home to find his roommate unconscious in the bathroom with drug paraphernalia.  The victim was beyond life saving measures.  Nothing suspicious was detected.  The medical examiner will conduct and autopsy. 

CENTRAL:  Domestic Disturbance – 5:44 p.m. Officers responded to a central district residence reference a domestic disturbance.  The victim reported that the suspect (25-year-old male) came over to her residence and they began arguing.  The suspect physically assaulted the victim but left the area.  Officers located the suspect nearby and arrested him for domestic battery, threats to law enforcement and a probation violation.  The suspect was transported to the Dane County Jail.

EAST:  Check Person – 6:35 p.m. Officers responded to a local convenience store reference a subject who was seeking mental health assistance.  The subject was transported to a local hospital and staff is making a safety plan for the subject.

MIDTOWN:  Domestic Disturbance – 9:04 p.m. Officers responded to a midtown district residence reference a domestic disturbance.  Multiple people called 911 to report a physical disturbance.  Officers contacted two people and arrested the suspect (21-year-old male) for domestic battery and domestic disorderly conduct. The suspect was transported to the Dane County Jail.

EAST:  Drug Overdose – 9:27 p.m. Officers responded to an east district residence reference an overdose.  The subject was found unconscious in the bathroom and admitted to snorting heroin.  The subject was transported to a local hospital for evaluation and cited for possession of heroin. 

NORTH:  Armed Robbery – 1:01 a.m. Officers responded to a local convenience store reference an armed robbery.  The suspect (55-year-old female) asked for cigarettes and when asked to pay she went behind the clerk counter, threatened that she had a gun, took the cigarettes and fled.  Officers quickly responded, located the suspect in a vehicle, and attempted to stop her.  The suspect sped away, crashed her vehicle, and fled on foot.  Officers chased and took her into custody.  The suspect is also a suspect in additional armed robberies.  The suspect was transported to a local hospital for evaluation due to the vehicle crash.  The suspect was then transported to the Dane County Jail and charged with robbery, eluding, and resisting. 

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