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MPD Notable Calls 04/17/2020 to 04/20/2020

April 20, 2020 8:54 AM


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 04/17/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 04/20/2020, MPD received 1,093 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 (193), East (173), Midtown (156), North (183), South (127), West (166), and Other (95).  "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.  



MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 9:20 a.m.  A victim called to report a known suspect (36-year-old male) had entered her residence without her permission and caused a disturbance.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct and trespassing.
EAST: Assist EMS/Fire – 9:41 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a suicidal subject.  The subject agreed to be transported by Madison Fire paramedics to a local hospital.

EAST: Battery – 11:46 a.m.  A manager at Dollar Tree at 1759 Thierer Rd reported two unidentified suspects caused a disturbance in the store and struck the manager/victim in the face before fleeing on foot.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: OMVWI – 1:23 p.m.  Officers responded to S Stoughton Rd at Pflaum Rd for a suspect (23-year-old female) who had overdosed while driving and whose vehicle was stopped in traffic.  The suspect was charged with OWI 2nd offense, operating without a valid license and bail jumping.

NORTH: Child Neglect – 1:29 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence with Child Protective Services so that CPS could check the welfare of a child. CPS determined the child needed to be removed from the residence.  Officers assisted CPS while the child was removed.

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 1:32 p.m.  A suspect (63-year-old male) was found passed out at a downtown church.  The suspect was arrested and charged with multiple counts of bail jumping as well as threats to law enforcement.

CENTRAL: Information – 2:42 p.m.  A victim reported his ex-partner abused him multiple times over the course of their relationship.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Drug Overdose – 4:31 p.m.  MPD and MFD responded for a report of a suspect (28-year-old female) who was overdosing.  The suspect was revived with naloxone and was transported to a local hospital.  The suspect was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of alprazolam.

SOUTH: Armed Robbery – 6:14 p.m.  A victim reported an unidentified suspect approached him in the parking lot of the Pick N Save at 1312 S Park St and demanded the keys to the victim's vehicle.  The victim reported the suspect was holding a handgun and threatened to shoot the victim if he did not comply.  The victim handed the suspect the keys and the suspect entered the victim's vehicle with a second suspect and drove away.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Check Property – 9:35 p.m.  Dispatch received a report of a possible party occurring at a neighbor's residence.  Officers responded and made contact with the resident (19-year-old male) who was advised of the Safer at Home order violation.

NORTH: Trespass – 10:40 p.m.  Dispatch received a report of a subject/suspect (62-year-old male) sleeping in the lobby of an apartment building.  Officers made contact with the suspect and escorted him off the premises.  As officers prepared to leave the scene, the suspect returned to the property and was arrested and charged with trespassing.


**Priority calls only from 8:29 p.m. to 9:10 p.m. due to calls for service.

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 1:34 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a report of a subject (30-year-old female) who had overdosed.  MPD and MFD responded and attempted life-saving measures which were unsuccessful.  The subject was pronounced deceased at the scene.
EAST: Check Person – 1:49 a.m.  Officers responded to the Comfort Inn and Suites for a report of a subject (32-year-old female) who was found unconscious in a common area of the hotel.  Officers made contact with the subject who was highly intoxicated.  The subject was transported to the hospital.  No charges were substantiated at this time.

EAST: Check Person – 10:08 a.m.  Dispatch received reports of a subject on the Marsh View bike path in the area of N Stoughton Rd and Hwy 30 who was firing a gun.  Officers made contact with the subject who stated he had been firing his BB gun. Investigation continuing.  

EAST: Check Person – 11:25 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a suicidal subject (21-year-old male).  Officers made contact with the subject and consulted with Journey Mental Health.  The subject was left at his residence.

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 11:56 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for a subject who left the hospital and has an active Chapter 51 return.  The subject was located and taken back to the hospital for a medical clearance.  The subject was subsequently conveyed to Winnebago. 

CITY-WIDE: Special Event – 12:00 p.m.  Officers monitored a protest of the F35s in which an estimated 130 vehicles drove down E Washington Ave towards the capitol.  The protestors were cooperative with police and no issues were reported.

WEST: Assist EMS/MFD – 1:07 p.m.  Officers responded to the 3100 block of Muir Field Rd for an apartment complex on fire.  Officers assisted with scene security and traffic direction.  MFD has the lead on this investigation.

EAST: Strong Armed Robbery – 3:57 p.m.  Officers responded to the Dollar Tree on Thierer Rd for a robbery.  The suspect took money from the register and fled.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Death Investigation – 5:37 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (98-year-old female).  The decedent fell and then stopped breathing.  The decedent had a do-not-resuscitate order in place.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious identified.    

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 6:13 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject.  Entry was made to the residence and the subject (60-year-old male) was located deceased.  Nothing suspicious identified.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

NORTH: Non-Residential Burglary – 11:24 p.m.  Officers responded to East High School for an alarm.  Officers arrived and observed five subjects/suspect flee.  The suspects had entered the school and caused damage to several things.  The suspects were given order-in dates for burglary charges and damage to property.  Suspects – 4 males, 1 female; ranging in age from 18-20.



**Priority calls only from 12:13 a.m. 3:34 a.m. due to calls for service. 

NORTH: Death Investigation – 12:04 a.m.  Officers responded to a single-vehicle crash on Hayes Rd with a passenger deceased.  A witness reported observing the vehicle driving without headlights, speeding and losing control.  The driver sustained minor injuries.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Check Person – 4:51 a.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a suicidal subject.  Attempts to make phone contact with the subject were unsuccessful.  Contact was made with the subject's mother who was with the subject.  Safety plan created.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  Decision was made for officers to disengage from the residence. 

SOUTH: Disturbance – 9:18 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 63-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct.

WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 10:13 a.m. Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 44-year-old female suspect).  The suspect hit the victim in the head and on the back with a frying pan.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The suspect was arrested for battery. 

EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 2:37 p.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  The subject was not cooperative with officers but was taken into protective custody.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Death Investigation – 6:35 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a pulseless non-breathing subject.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  Lifesaving measures attempted but were not successful.  The subject had a history of asthma, was reportedly sick and was having difficulty breathing.  Autopsy pending.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Crash – 7:32 p.m.  Officers responded to Northport Drive/Kennedy Rd for a two-vehicle crash with injuries.  Crash significant as both vehicles are considered totaled.   Both drivers do not recall what happened to cause the crash.  Investigation continuing.      

CENTRAL: Drug Incident/Overdose – 9:59 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a subject/suspect (33-year-old female) experiencing an overdose.  MFD administered Naloxone, which revived the suspect.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital and cited for possession of drug paraphernalia. 

WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 11:04 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for an unwanted intoxicated subject/suspect (33-year-old male).  The suspect was contacted and found to have several outstanding warrants.  The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail.



WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:25 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 35-year-old male suspect).  The suspect threatened the victim and punched her in the face.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause developed to arrest the suspect, once he is located.  Investigation continuing.   

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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