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MPD Notable Calls 04/30/2020 to 05/01/2020

May 1, 2020 8:52 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 04/30/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 05/01/2020, MPD received 424 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 (44), East (70), Midtown (46), North (74), South (59), West (66), and Other (65).  "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. 


EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 9:40 a.m.  Officers arrested a suspect (43-year-old male) after he repeatedly called 911 for non-emergency reasons and after he received multiple warnings to cease his behavior.  The suspect was not cooperative with officers.  The suspect attempted to spit at an officer.  The suspect was transported to jail on charges of resisting, misuse of 911 and threats to law enforcement.

CENTRAL: Battery – 11:12 a.m.  Officers responded to the Juvenile Reception Center (JRC) regarding a report of a juvenile suspect (15-year-old) physically assaulting a staff member.  The juvenile was charged, processed and returned to the JRC. 

NORTH: Found Person – 2:21 pm.  McDonald's staff observed a 4-year-old child wandering in the parking lot and contacted police.  Shortly after officers' arrival, family members arrived and retrieved the child who was unharmed.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 2:23 pm.  A victim reported that during an argument, her boyfriend/the suspect (28-year-old male) grabbed her, pushed her, strangled her, struck her in the face, and broke her phone.  The suspect was conveyed to jail on charges of domestic battery, disorderly conduct, strangulation and damage to property.

MIDTOWN: Assist EMS/Fire – 2:44 pm.  Officers responded to a residence for a subject (50-year-old male) who injured himself while under the influence of an illegal substance.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health and determined the subject was neither suicidal nor homicidal.  No charges were substantiated at this time.

MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 3:57 pm.  Officers responded for a report of a burglary to a residence where the suspect(s) entered through an unlocked back door.  Multiple electronics items were stolen.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 6:14 pm.  Officers made contact with the suspect (28-year-old male) after learning he was harassing people on State St.  Officers discovered there was a warrant for the suspect's arrest and took the suspect into custody.  The suspect was combative with officers and was charged with battery to law enforcement.

NORTH: Assist EMS/Fire – 8:28 pm.  MFD and MPD responded to a residence for a subject who was found down and unresponsive apparently due to a drug overdose.  An MPD officer revived the subject with naloxone.  No charges were substantiated.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 9:50 pm.  During an argument at their residence, the suspect (22-year-old male) punched the victim (his wife) in the head three times and threatened her.  Officers arrested the suspect on charges of domestic battery, domestic disorderly conduct and multiple counts of bail jumping.


WEST: Check Property – 1:16 am.  A subject was awoken by her dog barking.  She saw a shadow outside her patio door and contacted police who responded and checked the area.  A Dane County deputy observed a male in the parking lot at the residence but was unable to make contact.  There was no sign of attempted entry at the residence.

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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