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MPD Notable Calls 03/05/2020 to 03/06/2020

March 6, 2020 9:44 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 03/05/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 03/06/2020, MPD received 483 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 (91), East (90), Midtown (82), North (59), South (46), West (69), and Other (46).  "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 7:00pm to 7:43pm due to calls for service.

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 8:03 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (58-year-old male).  Initial cause of death is that it was self-inflicted.  Nothing suspicious observed.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Autopsy pending.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Check Person – 11:29 am.  Officers responded to the Red Roof Inn at 4830 Hayes Rd for a subject (49-year-old male) who had attempted suicide.  The subject was transported to the hospital.

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 11:57 a.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a juvenile who was in care of her mother but supposed to be with her father who had full custody.  The juvenile and her mother were located/contacted.  Arrangements were made to return the juvenile to the care/custody of her father.  Child Protective Services plugged in.   

CENTRAL: Threats Complaint – 1:01 pm.  Coworkers of the suspect (28-year-old male) reported the suspect was threatening to harm himself and other coworkers.  Officers located the suspect and arrested him on charges of terrorist threats, disorderly conduct, and unlawful use of computerized communication systems.

MIDTOWN: Fight Call – 3:48 pm.  Officers responded to a report of a fight on a Metro bus.  Two suspects (17-year-old females) were engaged in an altercation on the bus when one of them deployed OC spray at the other.  Multiple passengers on the bus were affected by the spray.  Madison Fire paramedics also responded.  The suspect who deployed the OC spray was arrested for disorderly conduct while armed with a dangerous weapon.

NORTH: Information – 4:16 pm.  Madison police assisted Sauk County Child Protective Services with an investigation into an incident in which a juvenile reported watching pornography with his father who resides in Madison.

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 4:35 pm.  Officers responded to Probation and Parole for a suspect (29-year-old male) who showed up for an appointment with a loaded firearm in his bag.  The suspect did not threaten anyone with the weapon, which P&P seized.  The suspect was arrested and charged with felon in possession of a firearm.

WEST: Juvenile Arrest – 4:45 pm.  An MPD officer observed a juvenile for whom Fitchburg PD had outstanding probable cause.  The suspect was then taken into custody and conveyed to JRC.

MIDTOWN: Drug Overdose – 5:56 pm.  Madison Fire and Police responded to Taco Bell at 698 S Whitney Way for an unresponsive subject/suspect (31-year-old female) in the bathroom.  The suspect admitted to using heroin.  Officers located paraphernalia on scene.  The suspect was cited for possession of heroin and possession of paraphernalia.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:39 pm.  A subject contacted police wishing to have her daughter's boyfriend (33-year-old male) removed from the residence.  Upon arrival, officers could hear sounds of a physical disturbance inside the residence.  As there was no reply to officers' commands to open the door, police forced entry to the residence and arrested the boyfriend/suspect, who was charged with intimidation of a victim, battery, and disorderly conduct, all domestic related.

WEST: Disturbance – 12:05 am.  The suspect (28-year-old male) and victim recently ended their relationship.  The suspect arrived at the victim's residence to gather some belongings.  Upon discovering another male subject at the home, the suspect became angry and tried to break down a door behind which the male subject was located.  The suspect then strangled the victim who had put herself between the suspect and the door.  Officers arrived and arrested the suspect on charges of strangulation, criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct and a probation violation.

MIDTOWN: Prowler – 12:45 am.  A caller to 911 reporting waking up to a noise.  When the caller looked out the window he observed the suspect (37-year-old male) peering into a neighbor's window.  Officers arrived on scene and arrested the suspect who was charged with disorderly conduct.

MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 2:03 am.  Dispatch received several calls reporting the sound of shots fired in the 200 block of S Orchard St.  Officers checked the area but did not locate any evidence of shots fired.  There were no reports of injuries or damage to property.

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