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MPD Notable Calls 04/24/2020 to 04/27/2020

April 27, 2020 10:15 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 04/24/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 04/27/2020, 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 (198), East (242), Midtown (143), North (169), South (91), West (166), and Other (84).  "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.  

 

04/24

WEST: Stolen Auto – 6:16 a.m.  The victim reported someone stole her vehicle sometime overnight while it was parked at her home with the keys in the center console.  An ATL was aired and the vehicle was listed as stolen.

NORTH: Residential Burglary – 7:11 a.m.  The victim reported while he was at work, an unknown suspect entered his residence and stole cash, firearms and marijuana.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Disturbance – 8:25 a.m.  Staff at the "SOAR" program contacted police to report a subject (51-year-old male) with mental health concerns had caused a disturbance at their facility.  Officers made contact with the subject later at his residence where he was taken into protective custody under a Chapter 51 return.  The subject was transported to WMHI.

WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 10:00 a.m.  Officers located a wanted suspect (37-year-old male) and took him into custody on outstanding bail jumping charges.

CENTRAL: Recovered Stolen Auto – 1:45 p.m.  MPD received information that a suspect (44-year-old male) had stolen a vehicle and was at a Madison area business.  Officers made contact with the suspect and arrested him on a charge of operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent.  The vehicle was returned to its owner.

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 2:03 p.m.  During an argument, the suspect (27-year-old male) threatened the victim, who is his child's mother.  Officers arrested the suspect on a charge of domestic disorderly conduct.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 8:41 p.m.  A victim reported the suspect (43-year-old male) threatened him with a knife at a bus stop at East Towne Mall.  Officers arrested the suspect and charged him with disorderly conduct while armed, carrying a concealed knife, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

NORTH: Check Property – 9:20 p.m.  Neighbors reported a party occurring in an adjacent apartment.  Officers made contact with the residents and educated them about the Safer at Home order.  All non-residents departed.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 11:29 p.m.  A neighbor reported a physical disturbance occurring in an upstairs apartment.  Officers made contact with the victim and developed probable cause to arrest the suspect (29-year-old male) for domestic substantial battery and domestic criminal damage to property.  The suspect is at large.

EAST: Check Property – 11:31 p.m.  Dispatch received several reports of shots fired in the area of Dell Dr and Culpepper Ln.  Officers checked the area and did not locate any evidence of shots fired.  There were no reports of injuries or damage to property.

 

04/25

**Priority calls only from 5:09 p.m. to 5:37 p.m. due to calls for service.

**Priority calls only from 6:55 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. due to calls for service.

WEST: Stolen Auto – 12:23 a.m.  The victim reported that her boyfriend borrowed her car 11 days ago and did not return it as promised.  She wished to report it stolen.  An ATL was aired and the vehicle was listed as stolen in the database.

CENTRAL: Violation of Court Order – 2:01 a.m.  The suspect (73-year-old male) arrived at the victim's residence to retrieve an item.  A 72 hour no contact order was in place prohibiting the suspect from making contact at the residence.  Officers took the suspect into custody for this violation and for bail jumping.

WEST: Stolen Auto – 2:38 a.m.  The victim reported he and his wife woke up to the sound of someone walking around their home.  They then observed as the victim's car pulled out of the driveway and left the area.  The suspects are unidentified and at large.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Theft from Auto – 4:35 a.m.  The victim reported someone stole hunting gear and a firearm from his vehicle while it was parked at his residence.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 12:11 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for an argument between two female subjects.  No charges were substantiated at this time.

EAST: Check Person – 12:45 p.m.  Staff at Firestone Auto Care reported it appeared two juveniles were living in a vehicle on the company's property.  Officers responded and made contact with the unwanted subjects.  The juveniles lied about their identities and were uncooperative with officers.  The juveniles were arrested and charged with various crimes – resisting, discharging bodily fluids and trespassing.  The juveniles were conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center.

CENTRAL: Check Area – 1:52 p.m.  Officers responded to Williamson St for a report of a subject causing a disturbance and waving a gun around.  Areas checked.  No disturbances/subjects with weapons located.  The caller did not provide their contact information for follow-up. 

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 4:04 p.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported several physical altercations with a known suspect (41-year-old male).  The suspect was arrested for substantial battery, strangulation, false imprisonment and battery (domestic-related charges; multiple counts). 

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 4:12 p.m.  Officers responded to a fight in the roadway between two subjects/suspects (43-year-old male and 36-year-old male).  Investigation revealed that a road rage incident had occurred between the two subjects/suspects.  The 43-year-old suspect was arrested for substantial battery, possession of schedule III with intent and disorderly conduct while armed.  The other suspect was cited/released for disorderly conduct.  Two guns were seized as evidence. 

SOUTH: Intoxicated Driver – 4:50 p.m.  Officers responded to Todd Drive for a single-vehicle crash.   The driver/suspect (26-year-old male) was found to be under the influence.  The suspect and a passenger were conveyed to a local hospital for treatment to non-life threatening injuries.  The suspect was cited for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (2nd offense).  The suspect was left in the care of medical staff. 

EAST: Disturbance – 7:36 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving two suspects (38-year-old male and 45-year-old male).  A gun was reportedly involved.  The 38-year-old suspect was cited for criminal damage to property.  The other suspect was cited for disorderly conduct. 

SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 7:45 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a driver/suspect (29-year-old female) waiving a gun out a window.  The suspect was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, disorderly conduct while armed and possession of THC. 

 

04/26

NORTH: Drug Incident – 12:52 a.m.  Officers responded to a subject experiencing a drug overdose.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  No evidence of drug use observed and the subject denied any drug use.  No charges substantiated at this time. 

SOUTH: Non-Residential Burglary – 12:57 a.m.  Officers responded to the Wonder Bar for a burglary in progress.  The suspect (20-year-old male) was arrested on burglary charges.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

EAST: Drug Incident – 7:12 a.m.  Officers responded to a subject/suspect (38-year-old male) experiencing a drug overdose.  The suspect was administered Naloxone and conveyed to a local hospital.  No evidence of drug use observed.  The suspect was cited for attempted burglary as it was determined he had taken items out of a vehicle that did not belong to him. 

EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 8:37 a.m.  Officers took a subject into protective custody at the request of Journey Mental Health.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital and was voluntarily admitted. 

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 12:37 p.m.  Officers observed a wanted suspect (44-year-old male).  The suspect was taken into custody and conveyed to jail on outstanding warrants (criminal damage to property).

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:09 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 18-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and domestic battery.

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 4:03 p.m.  Officers observed a suspect (63-year-old male) in the State Street area which is a violation of his bail conditions.  The suspect was contacted, arrested and conveyed to jail on charges of misdemeanor bail jumping, felony bail jumping and two counts of threats to law enforcement. 

EAST: Recovered/Stolen Vehicle – 5:21 p.m.  Officers responded to a stolen vehicle that was located and occupied.  The suspect (57-year-old male) was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without consent.  The vehicle was recovered/returned to its registered owner. 

CENTRAL: Assist MFD – 6:28 p.m.  Officers responded to W. Main St for a structure fire.  The resident attempted to put the fire out and injured his arm.  MFD has the lead on this investigation.  No further action deemed necessary by officers.

NORTH: Assist MFD – 8:05 p.m.  Officers responded to E. Johnson St for a structure fire.  MFD has the lead on this investigation.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Death Investigation – 8:31 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (62-year-old male).  The decedent had numerous medical concerns.  Nothing suspicious identified.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

CENTRAL: Mutual Aid – 10:41 p.m.  Officers assisted Capitol PD with a subject/suspect who was resisting arrest.  Capitol PD has the lead on this investigation.    

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 11:18 p.m.   Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 26-year-old male suspect).  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect.

 

04/27

NORTH: Non-Residential Burglary – 12:09 a.m.  A suspect entered a business and stole food/alcohol.  The suspect remains at-large.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 1:48 a.m.  Officers responded to W. Mifflin St for a suspect (20-year-old male) causing a disturbance (screaming and throwing rocks). The suspect was contacted and not cooperative with officers.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting, threats to law enforcement, battery to law enforcement and attempt to disarm officers. 

MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 5:59 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a suspicious subject.  The subject was not on scene when officers arrived but contraband was left behind.  As officers were in the area the subject/suspect (26-year-old male) returned.  Probable cause was developed to arrest/charge the suspect with felony bail jumping.

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 7:43 a.m.  Officers, along with EMS/MFD, responded to a subject down (63-year-old male).  Lifesaving measures attempted but were not successful.  Nothing suspicious identified.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

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