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MPD Notable Calls 02/06/2020 to 02/07/2020

February 7, 2020 10:12 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 02/06/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 02/07/2020, MPD received 492 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 (96), East (91), Midtown (91), North (78), South (50), West (55), and Other (55).  "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 7:08pm to 7:22pm due to calls for service.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 7:48 am.  Officers responded to a residence where a suspect (20-year-old female) was yelling and stomping on the stairs in an apartment building.  This suspect was cited for disorderly conduct and trespassing. Officers also made contact with a second suspect (18-year-old male) who was wanted for a previous incident.  A new charge of possession with intent to deliver THC was added for the second suspect.

MIDTOWN: Traffic Stop – 8:21 am.  An officer on routine patrol in the area of N Whitney Way at Old Middleton Rd observed a vehicle displaying an expired registration tag.  The officer signaled for the driver/suspect (24-year-old female)  to pull over but the suspect continued to drive for about a mile with the flow of traffic, obeying traffic signals, despite the officer's lights and siren indicating for her to pull over.  The suspect was cited for failure to yield for emergency vehicle and non-registration of vehicle.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 11:35 am.  A caller to 911 reported witnessing an argument between the suspect (33-year-old male) and victim where the suspect threw a pair of boots at the victim and grabbed her by the arm.  Officers made contact at the residence and arrested the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct.

SOUTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 2:58 pm.  The care manager for a subject reported the subject was threatening to harm herself.  The subject was voluntarily admitted to a local hospital.  Journey Mental Health was consulted.

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 3:37 pm.  Officers responded to a probation and parole office to arrest a wanted suspect (46-year-old male).  The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 3:47 pm.  Officers responded to a downtown office where a subject (39-year-old male) was reportedly causing a disturbance.  The subject was banned from the business and left the area without incident.

CENTRAL: Assist Fire – 5:42 pm.  Officers were dispatched with Madison Fire Dept for a full structure fire.  Officers assisted with evacuating surrounding buildings and provided traffic control.  No injuries were reported and the fire appears to have been accidental.

CENTRAL: Residential Burglary – 6:55 pm.  The victim observed the suspect (27-year-old male) leaving the victim's residence and confronted him about his presence in the home.  The victim realized his laptop was missing and confronted the suspect who removed the laptop from under his shirt and gave it back.  The victim called police who located the suspect with the help of a K9 track and took the suspect into custody.  Officers located multiple credit cards and cell phones on the suspect which did not belong to him.  The suspect was arrested for resisting, bail jumping, burglary, and theft.

EAST: Runaway Juvenile – 7:27 pm.  A mother called to report her 9-year-old son had run away.  Officers located the juvenile in the underground parking area of the apartment building.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 12:18 am.  Officers were dispatched to Sotto, 303 N Henry St, for a report of a disturbance.  The suspect was believed to have fled the scene on foot.  Officers made contact with a subject on scene who admitted to having a warrant for his arrest.  This suspect (37-year-old male) was arrested and booked into jail.

WEST: Disturbance – 1:02 am.  The suspect (30-year-old female) was attempting to sneak her boyfriend into her apartment building when security caught her.  The suspect caused a disturbance and police responded to the scene.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and outstanding child support warrants.

EAST: Check Person – 1:08 am.  Officers made contact with the suspect (34-year-old male) at the Mobil gas station at 3019 E Washington Ave where a female subject was reportedly threatening him.  Officers learned there was probable cause to arrest the suspect for a previous incident.  The suspect was conveyed to the jail.

CENTRAL: Substantial Battery – 1:40 am.  Two unidentified suspects battered two victims (23- and 24-year old males) outside the Kollege Klub bar at 529 N Lake St.  The suspects initially confronted the victims about money owed to a mutual acquaintance.  The 23-year-old victim walked away and the suspects then punched the victim, who appeared to go unconscious.  This victim's shoulder was dislocated during the incident.  The suspects then attacked the 24-year-old victim.  Investigation continuing.

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