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Updates to MPD Customer Services and MPD Notable Calls 03/18/2020 to 03/19/2020

March 19, 2020 8:52 AM

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While the public windows at our district stations (including the central district) remain open, our support service windows in the City County Building are closed to the public.  This will impact availability of some services we typically provide; some updates:

  • Parking Citations can be paid the following ways:
    • Online at www.madisonpay.com
    • By mail:  City Treasurer, P.O. Box 20, Madison, WI 53701-0020
    • At any of the MPD District Stations (excluding the Central District and South District); no cash payments can be accepted at these locations
  • For other parking citation questions or to contest a citation, call (608) 266-4170
  • To make arrangements to retrieve an impounded vehicle, call (608) 266-4170.  Vehicle releases will be appointment only.
  • To retrieve property from MPD please call (608) 266-4955.  Releases will be by appointment only.
  • Public records requests can be made in the following ways:
    • By calling (608) 266-4075
    • By emailing pdrecords@cityofmadison.com
    • Sending a fax to: (608) 267-1117
    • By mail: Madison Police Records, 211 South Carroll Street, Madison, WI 53703
  • Routine public fingerprinting services are suspended until further notice

Please understand that most of our civilian support staff is working from home during this time, and there may be delays in responding to voicemail or email requests.  Our district stations remain open during normal business hours, this is to retain access for those needing essential MPD services.  Please try a phone call for routine requests or issues.   MPD's front-line, core services remain fully operational. 

 

 

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 03/18/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 03/19/2020, MPD received 281 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 (38), East (55), Midtown (37), North (41), South (31), West (45), and Other (34).  "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.  

 

03/18

**Priority calls only from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. due to calls for service. 

WEST: Non-Residential Burglary – 4:26 a.m.  Officers responded to the mall for an alarm.  Evidence was found on scene that led to the belief that a suspect(s) attempted to break into the building.  Several young males were observed running from the area.  One suspect (17-year-old male) was found hiding in shrubbery. The suspect was arrested/charged with attempted burglary (party to a crime).  The other suspects remain at-large.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 6:46 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence on Troy Drive for a report of an intoxicated subject who was causing a disturbance and refusing to leave the area.  The subject/suspect (66-year-old male) was located and taken into protective custody after being deemed incapacitated.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital where he caused a disturbance.  The suspect was medically cleared, arrested and conveyed to jail on charges of disorderly conduct.    

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 7:34 a.m.  Officers responded to a pulseless non-breathing subject (51-year-old male).  Lifesaving measures were attempted but not successful.  The decedent had a history of medical concerns.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious identified.   

CENTRAL: Information/Sexual Assault – 8:07 a.m.  Officers met with a female victim who reported being sexually assaulted by a known suspect (34-year-old male).  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Information/Sexual Assault – 9:24 a.m.  Officers met with a female victim who reported being sexually assaulted by a known suspect (38-year-old male).  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 2:10 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for what was originally reported as a child being slapped by her mother.  Officers discovered that a disturbance had been on-going for the past two days between the two adults in the home.  The suspect (42-year-old male) broke the victim's phone.  The suspect grabbed the victim and attempted to pull her out of the residence.  A child attempted to intervene, called her mother a name and got slapped in the face.  The child did not sustain any injuries.  Probable cause was developed to arrest/charge the suspect with domestic disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property. 

CENTRAL: Check Person – 2:15 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a suicidal subject.  The subject was located and taken into protective custody.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where he was ultimately voluntarily admitted.    Officers disengaged from the call.

EAST: Assist EMS/Fire – 2:50 p.m. Officers responded, along with EMS/Fire, to a residence for a child who suffered burns when her hair caught on fire.  The child was conveyed to a local hospital.  The incident was deemed to be accidental.  No further action by officers. 

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 2:51 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 30-year-old female suspect).  The suspect pushed the victim which resulted in the victim falling.  The suspect attempted to take the victim's phone.  The suspect pushed a second subject and was overall causing a disturbance.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct and disorderly conduct (two counts). 

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 10:23 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a disturbance at a residential complex.  Officers determined the unit where the sounds of a disturbance were coming from and made contact with two subjects (female victim and 20-year-old male suspect).  The suspect broke items in the home during an argument.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property. 

 

03/19

WEST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 12:30 a.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (14-year-old male).  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. 

NORTH: Drug Incident – 3:31 a.m.  Officers, along with EMS/Fire, responded to a pulseless non-breathing subject/suspect (male).  Lifesaving efforts administered, including Naloxone.  The suspect was revived and admitted to heroin use.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital where he was cited for possession of heroin. 

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