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MPD Notable Calls 3/3/2020 to 3/4/2020

March 4, 2020 11:23 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 03/03/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 03/04/2020, MPD received 470 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 (80), East (86), Midtown (79), North (73), South (47), West (73), and Other (32).  "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 8:35 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m. – 8:05 p.m. due to calls for service.

NORTH: Trespass – 9:57 a.m.  Officers responded to Madison College on Commercial Ave for a subject/suspect (18-year-old male) refusing to leave the premises.  The suspect was contacted and detained.  The suspect refused to identify himself.  The suspect was taken into custody and conveyed to jail to post on his citations.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The suspect was taken to segregation at the jail due to continued behavior issues/being uncooperative.

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 10:59 a.m. Officers responded to a school regarding a report of a student with a handgun in his backpack.  The student was found to have a BB pistol in his backpack.  MMSD plugged in.  The BB pistol was taken for temporary safekeeping.  Investigation continuing.    

CENTRAL: Arrested Person – 2:58 p.m. Officers responded to the 500 block of State Street reference a trespass complaint.  The suspect (46-year old male) had an open intoxicant with him. The suspect was taken to a local hospital for a medical evaluation prior to being conveyed to jail. The suspect was not cooperative. The suspect was charged with unlawful trespass, open intoxicants, disorderly conduct, resisting and threats to law enforcement.

WEST: Arrested Persons/OMVWOC – 3:27 p.m.  Officers responded to the area of Gammon Road and US Highway 12/18 reference a victim of a stolen auto calling 911 and stating that they were pursuing the suspects who were driving the victim's stolen vehicle.  After several attempts to get the victim to disengage from pursing and a lengthy pursuit of the suspects, the vehicle came to a rest due to engine failure.  The suspects (5 juveniles) were arrested for operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent, hit and run, 2nd degree reckless endangering safety, eluding and resisting.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Suspicious Person – 3:31 p.m. Officers responded to a north district middle school reference an unknown male suspect trying to engage with students outside the school.  The subject was not on scene when officers arrived.   Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 3:32 p.m. Officers responded to a south district residence reference a brother and sister having a physical altercation.  Both parties were arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and battery.  The suspects (42-year old male and 23-year old female) were conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 6:06 p.m. Officers responded to an east district residence reference a domestic disturbance.  The couple, who are now divorced, were verbally arguing over finances and the suspect (36-year old male) threatened to damage the victim's vehicle.  Officers located the suspect and arrested him for domestic disorderly conduct and bail jumping.  When the officers attempted to place handcuffs on the suspect, he physically resisted, so he was also charged with resisting.  The suspect was conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

WEST: Sexual Assault of a Child – 8:43 p.m. Officers responded to a west district residence reference a sexual assault of a child investigation.  Dane County Human Services and Madison Metropolitan School District were consulted.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:44 p.m. Officers responded to an east district residence reference a domestic disturbance.  The victim called 911 because the suspect (37-year old male) was intoxicated and physically violent with the victim.  The suspect threatened the victim if she called the police. Officers were able to convince the suspect to exit the residence without further incident.  He was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

CENTRAL:  911/nuisance calls – 9:03 p.m.  Officers responded to a central district residence reference a known contact calling 911.  The subject was evaluated for mental health concerns.  The subject (67-year old male) was arrested for misuse of 911 and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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