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MPD Notable Calls 04/03/2020 to 04/06/2020

April 6, 2020 10:44 AM

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The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to (Friday morning to Monday morning) 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 04/03/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 04/06/2020, MPD received 1,055 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 (185), East (205), Midtown (121), North (175), South (88), West (201), and Other (80).  "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.  

 

04/03

EAST: Check Person – 6:44 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 3100 block of E Washington Ave for a female subject who was not wanted on the premises.  The subject left the business after causing a minor disturbance.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.

MIDTOWN: Misc. Sex Offense – 10:41 a.m.  A concerned parent made contact with police about a photo of her daughter that was posted on social media.  Dane County Human Services, MMSD security and a school social worker were notified.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 11:11 a.m.  During an altercation the suspect (29-year-old male) damaged the victim's property, pushed her and pinned her down, and prevented her from leaving the residence.  The suspect fled prior to police arrival on scene but was later located and arrested.  The suspect was charged with domestic disorderly conduct, battery, criminal damage to property, false imprisonment and intimidation of a victim.

NORTH: Drug Overdose – 1:56 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a suspect (43-year-old male) who had overdosed on oxycodone.  MFD paramedics administered naloxone and revived the suspect. The suspect was conveyed to a hospital and cited for possession of a schedule I narcotic.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 2:14 p.m.  Staff at an area business requested that officers check the welfare of a subject who had obvious injuries to her face.  Officers made contact with the victim at her residence where she reported the suspect (33-year-old male) had hit her and caused her to lose consciousness.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic substantial battery, domestic disorderly conduct and bail jumping.

EAST: Drug Overdose – 3:11 p.m.  MPD and MFD responded for a report of a suspect (47-year-old male) who had overdosed on heroin.  MFD paramedics administered naloxone and revived the suspect.  The suspect was cited for possession of heroin.

NORTH: Runaway Juvenile – 4:26 p.m.  A family member reported a juvenile had run away from home.  The juvenile was listed as missing and an ATL was aired.

NORTH: Traffic Crash/OMVWI – 4:36 p.m.  The suspect (34-year-old male) lost control of his vehicle and collided with a parked car near the intersection of Northport Dr and Troy Dr.  The suspect was arrested and charged with OWI 3rd offense and multiple traffic violations.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 4:44 p.m.  Officers were asked to check the welfare of a subject (50-year-old male) whose mental health has recently declined.  Officers made contact with the subject who indicated he was ok.  Officers deemed no further police action was necessary.

MIDTOWN: Juvenile Arrest – 6:38 p.m.  Officers observed two wanted suspects (17- and 15-year-old males) in the 2200 block of Allied Dr.  The suspects were taken into custody.

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 8:41 p.m.  The suspect (30-year-old male) became upset with the victim and locked her out of their shared residence.  The suspect let the victim back in the residence to gather her belongings but continued to intimidate the victim.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

SOUTH: Disturbance – 9:37 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a disturbance.  Upon arrival, two witnesses reported observing a suspect (20-year-old male) at the residence in violation of bail conditions.  The suspect was no longer on scene.  Officers developed probable cause to charge the suspect with felony bail jumping.

 

04/04

CENTRAL: Noise Complaint – 12:52 a.m.  Dispatch received a report of loud music and sounds of a large gathering coming from a downtown residence.  Officers made contact at the residence where it was determined multiple people had gathered in violation of the Safer-at-Home order.  Officers educated the occupants on the current restrictions and all persons who did not live at the residence left the building.

EAST: Check Person – 1:50 a.m.  A victim was found lying in a parking lot and did not know how she got there.  She last remembered being in the company of the suspect (16-year-old male) who was on scene where the victim was located.  The victim was transported to a hospital.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Disturbance – 5:20 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a report of a disturbance.  Upon arrival officers learned multiple individuals had ingested illegal drugs and one individual/suspect (19-year-old male) had become aggressive.  This individual was combative with police but was eventually detained and transported to the hospital.  The suspect was cited for resisting arrest.

EAST: Information – 9:32 a.m. Officers investigated a report of possible child abuse.  Contact was made with the involved parties.  DCHS, MMSD security and a school social worker were all notified.

WEST: Fraud – 10:29 a.m.  A victim reported she received a phone call in which the caller informed her that she missed a court appointment and needed to pay $500 or she would be arrested.  The victim followed the caller's instructions to put money on a Green Dot card and provide the card number to him, along with her SSN and a photo of her DL.  The victim then realized this was a scam and contacted police.

MIDTOWN: Stolen Vehicle – 11:13 a.m.  A victim reported his car was stolen from his driveway.  The vehicle was left unlocked with a key inside.  The vehicle was listed as stolen and an ATL was aired.

NORTH: Disturbance – 1:31 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a report of a disturbance involving a gun.  Information provided to officers was sporadic and inconsistent.  One subject was detained.  Other subjects involved fled the area.  K9 track conducted.  No firearm(s) were located.  No charges substantiated at this time.  No reported injuries.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 2:16 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between three subjects (female victim, male victim and 30-year-old male suspect).  The suspect threatened the victims and fled the residence.  Journey Mental Health consulted due to concerns for the suspect's mental health.  Suspect remains at-large.  Probable cause developed to charge the suspect.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 3:21 p.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported a road rage incident involving a firearm.  The suspect displayed a handgun during the incident.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Death Investigation – 3:47 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a pulseless non-breathing subject (39-year-old female).  The subject was located deceased by officers.  Evidence of drug use observed.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

NORTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 6:41 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (15-year-old female).  The juvenile was grounded after another juvenile (16-year-old male) was found hiding in her closet.  The female juvenile left the residence and has not returned.  Contact was attempted with the male juvenile who was also confirmed to have run away from home.  Attempt to locate the juveniles.  Both juveniles were entered as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. 

CENTRAL: Damage to Property – 9:23 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence after the resident located her patio door shattered and believed that the damage may have been caused by bullets.  No evidence of shots fired located.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Drug Incident/Overdose – 10:26 p.m. Officers responded to a subject/suspect (22-year-old male) experiencing a drug overdose.  Naloxone was administered, which revived the suspect.   The suspect attempted to flee on foot.   The suspect was apprehended and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The suspect was medically cleared and transported to jail on a probation hold.  Additional charges may be forthcoming.

WEST: Weapons Offense – 11:11 p.m.  Officers responded to the area of Raymond Rd/Marty Rd for multiple reports of shots fired.  Investigation revealed that the casings/shots fired were in the county's jurisdiction.  MPD assisted and the case/incident was turned over to the Dane County Sheriff's Office.

 

04/05

**Priority calls only from 8:59 p.m. to 10:06 p.m. due to calls for service. 

North: Death Investigation – 5:49 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (35-year-old male).  The decedent had a history of alcoholism.  Nothing suspicious observed on scene.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Autopsy pending.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Intoxicated Driver – 5:58 a.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a subject/suspect (22-year-old female) asleep in a vehicle.  Evidence of drug use observed in the vehicle.  The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense).

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 8:04 a.m.  Officers took a subject into protective custody due to concerning statements he has made.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  An emergency detention was not supported/approved.  Officers disengaged from the hospital.     

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:31 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 25-year-old male suspect).  The victim was locked out of her residence by the suspect.  A disturbance was found to have taken place between the two subjects.  Probable cause was developed to arrest/charge the suspect with disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property (domestic-related charges).

SOUTH: Disturbance – 2:09 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects over a bike.  Officers were not able to determine who the bike belonged to.  Both subjects were found to be mutually involved.  Both subjects received disorderly conduct citations. 

WEST: Stolen Vehicle – 3:10 p.m.  Officers received a report of a stolen vehicle.  The registered owner met a female suspect in an attempt to sell his vehicle.  The female suspect took the vehicle for a drive and never returned.  Attempt to located aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 5:08 p.m.  Officers responded to a convenience store on E. Washington Ave to check the welfare of a subject/suspect (37-year-old male).  The suspect was found to be in possession of drugs.  The suspect attempted to flee from officers.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for a medical evaluation.  The suspect was subsequently transported to jail on charges of possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting. 

WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 5:24 p.m. Officers observed a suspect (26-year-old male) in an area where he was banned from.  The suspect was also wanted.  Officers approached the suspect and the suspect attempted to flee on foot.  The suspect was taken into custody where he continued to resist arrest.  The suspect was arrested/charged with bail jumping, resisting and outstanding warrants.

NORTH: Information/Battery – 5:32 p.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported being battered the day before when he attempted to purchase marijuana.  The victim advised that his phone and debit card were taken by the suspect.   Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Drug Incident – 6:08 p.m.  Officers responded to Walmart on Nakoosa Trail for a subject/suspect (58-year-old male) entering the restroom with several cans of electronic duster.  The suspect was contacted and he admitted to huffing.  The suspect was cited for abuse of a hazardous substance. 

EAST: Assist EMS/MFD – 8:29 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a pulseless non-breathing subject.  CCR was administered and the subject was revived.  The subject has a history of health concerns.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  Nothing suspicious observed on scene.

WEST: Check Person – 8:39 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject/suspect (33-year-old male).  The suspect was armed with scissors and was not cooperative with officers.  The suspect was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  An emergency detention was approved.   The subject was admitted to the hospital and cited for resisting.

NORTH: Missing Adult – 9:13 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing adult (28-year-old female).  Phone ping conducted.  Attempt to locate aired.  Areas checked.  The female returned home and no other concerns identified. 

WEST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 9:38 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (14-year-old female).  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was entered as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. 

WEST: Weapons Offense – 11:18 p.m.  Officers responded to the area of MidTown Road and S. Gammon Rd for reports of shots fired.  Area canvassed.  No evidence of shots fired located.  No injuries or property damage reported.  Investigation continuing.  

EAST: Disturbance – 11:21 p.m.  Officers responded for a disturbance involving a 73-year-old male suspect throwing bottles.  The suspect was contacted, arrested and charged with disorderly conduct. 

 

04/06

NORTH: Check Person – 1:44 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject. The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where they voluntarily admitted.  Officers disengaged from the hospital.

CENTRAL: Non-Residential Burglary – 3:09 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of damage to a business on Winnebago St.  A suspect threw a rock at a window of a door, entered the business and stole alcohol.  Investigation continuing.  

WEST: Check Person – 5:51 a.m. Officers responded to check the welfare of a subject/caller.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  An emergency detention was not approved/supported.  The subject remained in the care of medical staff and was cooperative.  Officers disengaged from the hospital.      

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