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MPD Notable Calls 03/25/2020 to 03/26/2020

March 26, 2020 9:18 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 03/25/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 03/26/2020, MPD received 335 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 (43), East (73), Midtown (43), North (51), South (30), West (71), and Other (24).  "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.  

 

03/25

CENTRAL: Burglary – 8:11 a.m.  Officers responded to Mickey's Tavern on Williamson St for a burglary.  The front window of the business was broken and the ATM was stolen.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Drug Overdose – 10:59 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a suspect (51-year-old male) experiencing an overdose.  Naloxone was administered, which revived the suspect.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital where he was cited for possession of heroin. 

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 12:30 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a pulseless non-breathing subject (31-year-old male).  The subject was pronounced deceased.  Evidence of drug use on scene.  Nothing suspicious identified.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Death Investigation – 1:42 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence regarding a deceased subject (78-year-old female).  The decedent had a history of medical concerns.  Nothing suspicious identified.  Medical Examiner's office notified.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Drug Investigation/Overdose – 2:04 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a suspect (31-year-old male) experiencing a drug overdose.  Naloxone was administered, which revived the suspect.  Evidence of drug use observed.  The suspect was not cooperative.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Charges forthcoming. 

EAST: Crash – 2:23 p.m.  Officers responded to a vehicle vs. residence crash with four subjects fleeing from the vehicle.  The homeowner was inside the residence at the time of the crash but was not injured.  A handgun was recovered from the vehicle.  The registered owner of the vehicle reported that the vehicle had been stolen.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Weapons Offense – 3:48 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence after a subject/suspect (24-year-old male) sustained a significant injury to his hand while handling a shotgun.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for medical attention.  The suspect was cited/ordered in for endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon and possession of a short-barreled shotgun.  The shotgun was seized. 

NORTH: Check Area – 4:50 p.m.  A homeowner approached multiple subjects who attempted to make entry to an unlocked vehicle in the neighborhood.  The suspects all fled.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Drug Incident/Overdose – 6:20 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a subject (29-year-old female) experiencing a drug overdose.  Naloxone was administered, which revived the suspect.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital where she was cited for possession of heroin and bail jumping.  The suspect was referred to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI).

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 8:05 p.m.  Officers responded to State St for a possible suicidal suspect (63-year-old male) armed with a gun.  The suspect was contacted and taken into custody.  Charges forthcoming.  

NORTH: Information/Robbery – 9:41 pm.  Officers met with a victim who reported that several armed suspects entered her home demanding "the stuff". Unknown if anything was taken at this time.  Initial investigation shows that this was a targeted incident.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

 

03/26

EAST: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 12:48 a.m.  A stolen vehicle was recovered unoccupied on Bewick.  Two subjects were reported running through yards.  Perimeter set up and areas canvassed.  K9 track completed.  No subjects located.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 1:34 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 24-year-old male suspect).  The suspect fled before officers arrived.  The suspect/vehicle was observed and a traffic stop was conducted.  Probable cause was developed to arrest/charge the suspect with domestic disorderly conduct while armed, battery and criminal damage to property.  The suspect was also charged with domestic strangulation and battery from a previous incident. 

NORTH: Substantial Battery – 4:00 a.m.  Officers met with a victim who was physically assaulted by an unknown suspect.  The victim required stitches for his injuries.  The suspect fled in a vehicle.  Investigation continuing. 

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