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MPD Notable Calls 02/11/2020 to 02/12/2020

February 12, 2020 9:30 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 02/11/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 02/12/2020, MPD received 437 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 (68), East (82), Midtown (67), North (56), South (58), West (73), 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.  

CENTRAL: Mental Health Conveyance – 6:27 a.m.  Officers responded to S. Baldwin St to check the welfare of a subject making suicidal statements.  The subject (59-year-old male) was conveyed to a local hospital where he was voluntarily admitted. 

WEST: Death Investigation – 7:47 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject (59-year-old female).  Entry was made to the home and the subject was located deceased. Medical Examiner's office responded. Nothing suspicious observed/identified.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Death Investigation – 8:55 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a deceased subject (41-year-old male) in a vehicle.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious observed/identified.  The decedent was homeless and had some medical concerns.  Investigation continuing.    

CENTRAL: Mental Health Conveyance – 10:48 a.m.  Officers responded to a subject who was in need of a mental health evaluation/conveyance.  The subject was admitted voluntarily to a local hospital.  No further action deemed necessary by officers at this time. 

NORTH: Information– 12:41 p.m. A victim reported to officers that earlier this year they were walking home in a north district neighborhood when an older male and female forced them into a van and demanded money.  The victim reported that they were able to escape. Investigation continuing.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:46 p.m. Officers responded to an east district residence for a report of a domestic disturbance.  The victim reported that the couple was verbally arguing when the suspect (22-year-old male) became physical.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct, false imprisonment and battery and taken to the Dane County Jail.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 4:07 p.m. Officers responded to a west district residence reference a reported domestic disturbance.  As officers arrived, they noted the suspect (26-year-old male) exiting a window of the residence.  After a short foot chase, the suspect was arrested for resisting/obstructing and a probation hold and taken to the Dane County Jail.

WEST: Information/Check Person – 5:00 p.m.  Officers were working with Journey Mental Health reference a subject who had ideations of a bomb threat.  The subject had checked into a local hospital for evaluation.  Officers determined that because the subject was seeking assistance and they had no access to bomb making materials at the time, the subject would remain at the hospital. 

SOUTH: Theft – 5:03 p.m. Officers spoke with a subject on the phone who reported that a family heirloom firearm was stolen from their residence.  The victim reported that they might know who the suspect is.  The victim was not cooperative and hung up on the officers several times. Investigation continuing.

EAST: Battery – 7:17 p.m. Officers responded to an east district residence reference a battery.  The victim reported that they were verbally arguing with their boyfriend inside the residence.  The victim went outside to smoke a cigarette when the suspect (33-year-old male) followed the victim outside and slapped the victim causing the victim's nose to bleed.  The suspect was arrested for battery and taken to the Dane County Jail.

NORTH: Arrested Person – 11:16 p.m. Officers responded to a north district residence reference an argument between a mother and daughter.  After determining that no arrests would be made, officers offered a ride to the daughter in order to avoid a further disturbance.  The suspect daughter (26-year-old female) did not like this suggestion and physically assaulted the officer.  The suspect was arrested for resisting arrest and taken to the Dane County Jail.

EAST:  Death Investigation/Overdose – 1:51 a.m. Officers responded to an east district residence reference an overdose.   Upon emergency service's arrival, family members were performing CPR on the subject but medical staff determined that the subject was beyond life saving measures.  Nothing suspicious noted. Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Non-Residential Burglary – 3:22 a.m. Officers responded to a central district convenience store reference an alarm.  Upon arrival, officers found the front window to the business smashed.  The surveillance video showed the suspect with a dolly trying to remove the ATM.  The suspect did steal an undisclosed amount of cigarettes.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Robbery – 5:35 a.m.  Officers responded to PLS Checking Cashing Store on S. Park Street for a report of an armed robbery.  An employee and private security guard reported that three masked and armed men emerged from behind the building as they were in their separate vehicles waiting for the time to open the business.  The suspects fled with no money but took the security guard's weapon.  Incident report on MPD's website completed.   

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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