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MPD Notable Calls 04/01/2020 to 04/02/2020

April 2, 2020 10:19 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 04/01/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 04/02/2020, MPD received 352 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 (56), East (62), Midtown (58), North (53), South (39), West (60), 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.  



**Priority calls only from 4:34 p.m. to 8:22 p.m. due to calls for service.

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 8:59 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for sounds of a disturbance.  Contact was made with the residents.  Probable cause was not developed for any charges.  Officers disengaged from the residence.

NORTH: Check Person – 9:21 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for an unresponsive subject.  The subject has a history of depression.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital and admitted.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Nothing suspicious identified at the residence.  Investigation continuing.  

WEST: Disturbance – 1:07 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance involving multiple subjects.  Two female subjects were engaged in a mutual fight when the victim (male) attempted to intervene. Two other subjects/suspects (27-year-old male and 19-year-old male) started a fight with the victim over his attempts to intervene.  The victim sustained visible injuries.  The suspects fled and are at-large.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspects once located.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 4:22 p.m.  Officers responded to N. Paterson/E. Washington Ave for a report of shots fired and injured subjects.  Witnesses observed a suspect on foot firing at a vehicle.  At least one person in the vehicle was injured and was transported to a local hospital.   An innocent bystander, walking nearby, was shot.  The injuries to both subjects are considered non-life-threatening.  MPD Incident Report completed.  Investigation continuing.    

NORTH: Crash with Injuries – 8:04 p.m.  Officers responded to Packers Ave/Commercial Ave for a single vehicle vs. tree crash.  Evidence of drug use observed.  The driver/suspect (32-year-old female) and passenger were conveyed to a local hospital for treatment to injuries.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Battery – 8:58 p.m.  Officers responded to the Juvenile Reception Center for a suspect (15-year-old male) fighting multiple other subjects.  The suspect was charged with disorderly conduct and battery by a prisoner.  The suspect was transported to the Dane County jail.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:00 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 51-year-old male suspect).  The victim sustained visible injuries.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic battery and domestic disorderly conduct.  A gun was taken from the home for temporary safekeeping.  

EAST: Weapons Offense/Person with a Gun – 10:17 p.m.  Officers responded to an ongoing disturbance and a report of a subject with a gun.  The subjects involved were in a vehicle and a high-risk traffic stop was conducted.  Evidence of drug use/distribution observed.  A suspect (33-year-old male) was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct while armed (two counts), 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety, possession with intent to sell and multiple outstanding warrants.  The gun was determined to be a BB gun; which was recovered. 

NORTH: Weapons Offense/Person with a Gun – 10:58 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a gun.  A verbal argument escalated to a physical altercation.  A victim was pistol whipped and required staples for his injuries.  Two suspects were identified, but they were not on scene.  Areas checked.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspects once located. Investigation continuing. 



WEST: Weapons Offense – 12:12 a.m.  Officers responded to the area of Hathaway Dr/Devon Ct for reports of shots fired.  Areas canvassed.  A shell casing was recovered.  No reported injuries or property damage at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 2:27 a.m.  Officers responded to N. Webster St to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject/suspect (38-year-old male).  No concerns were identified for the suspect's well-being.  The suspect was in violation  of his bail conditions.  The suspect was arrested for bail jumping.   

EAST: Disturbance – 8:12 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a disturbance involving a subject/suspect (23-year-old male) armed with a bat.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  The suspect was located/contacted.  Charges forthcoming.   Investigation continuing. 


Posted by: Chief Wahl

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