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Community Resources and MPD Notable Calls 04/09/2020 to 04/10/2020

April 10, 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 04/09/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 04/10/2020, MPD received 331 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 (58), East (51), Midtown (51), North (45), South (33), West (58), and Other (35).  "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 6:55 p.m. until 8:05 p.m. due to calls for service.

WEST: Residential Burglary – 8:58 a.m.  Officers responded to a residential area for a suspicious person.  The subject/suspect was observed rummaging through vehicles.  The suspect vehicle was located and a traffic stop was conducted.  Three suspects were taken into custody  (two 16-year-old males and one 17-year-old male).  Charges for the three include operating a motor vehicle without consent, resisting, possession with intent to deliver THC, and possession of a dangerous weapon.

MIDTOWN: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 9:23 a.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (14-year-old male).  The juvenile also likely stole the family's vehicle, which was later recovered unoccupied.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 10:56 a.m.  Officers and Journey Mental Health consulted regarding a possible emergency detention of a subject. The subject is currently voluntarily admitted to a local hospital.  Decision was made for patient to remain voluntarily admitted at local hospital.   

EAST: Disturbance/Mental Health Conveyance – 12:20 p.m.  A subject (50-year-old male) with mental health concerns caused a disturbance at his mother's residence.  The subject was placed into protective custody and transported to a local hospital for evaluation.  Preparations were made for possible transport to Winnebago.

EAST: Child Neglect – 5:47 p.m.  A subject arrived home from work but was unable to get into her apartment.  The  father of her child was supposed to be home caring for the child, but the mother was unable to reach him by phone.  Madison firefighters were able to gain access to the apartment and the child was found alone inside but unharmed.  The father/suspect (20-year-old male) arrived on scene and was arrested and charged with child neglect.

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 11:45 p.m.  The victim reported that while at their residence, the suspect (41-year-old male) threatened her, causing her to fear for her safety.  Officers arrested the suspect and charged him with domestic disorderly conduct.



NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 12:05 a.m.  A victim reported that during an argument with the suspect (48-year-old male), the suspect broke a window in the residence and threatened the victim.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct and damage to property.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 1:26 a.m.  During an argument between the suspect (31-year-old male) and victim, the suspect pushed the victim, causing injuries.  Officers located the suspect and arrested him on charges of domestic battery, domestic disorderly conduct and bail jumping.

EAST: Runaway Juvenile – 3:39 a.m.  A 15-year-old juvenile was reported to have run away from her residence.  An ATL was aired and the juvenile was listed as missing.

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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