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

May 4, 2020 9:36 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 05/01/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 05/04/2020, MPD received 1,195 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 (188), East (247), Midtown (158), North (235), South (119), West (175), and Other (73).  "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.  

 

05/01

**Priority calls only from 10:01 p.m. to 11:05 p.m. due to calls for service. 

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 7:10 a.m.  Police responded to the 4500 block of Verona Rd where an argument broke out between the suspect (49-year-old male) and victim (male).  The suspect armed himself with a golf club and struck the victim on the arm.  The suspect was cited for battery and disorderly conduct.

NORTH: Intoxicated Person – 7:28 a.m.  Staff at Kwik Trip requested that officers respond for a subject (48-year-old male) who was causing a disturbance in the store and had been asked to leave.  Officers took the subject into protective custody due to his being incapacitated by alcohol.  The subject was transported to the hospital.

WEST: Check Person – 9:09 a.m.  Officers and Journey Mental Health followed up on a report of a possible suicidal subject. 

SOUTH: Check Person - 9:25 a.m.  Officers responded to the 900 block of S Park St for a report of two subjects (33-year-old female and 42-year-old male) "passed out" in a vehicle with a small child in the back seat.  Madison Fire also responded and roused the two subjects who were alert and lucid.  DCHS was notified.  No charges were substantiated at this time.

EAST: Death Investigation – 11:39 a.m.  A caregiver found the decedent (54-year-old male) unresponsive in his residence.  MFD paramedics performed life-saving measures but were unable to revive the patient.  Medical examiner on scene.  Nothing suspicious noted.

EAST: Suspicious Vehicle – 2:53 p.m.  Officers conducted a high-risk traffic stop on a vehicle in which they believed a wanted suspect was traveling.  The suspect was not located.

WEST: Mental Health Conveyance – 4:06 p.m.  Officers responded to the residence of a subject (44-year-old female) who was engaged in self harm and behavior that threatened others in the residence.  The subject was placed into protective custody and preparations were made to transport the subject to Winnebago.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 6:37 p.m.  Officers responded to a downtown restaurant for reports of a group of individuals harassing customers picking up orders.  Upon officers' arrival, one suspect (50-year-old male) became argumentative and uncooperative with officers.  The suspect was taken to jail on charges of disorderly conduct, threats to law enforcement, and possession of open intoxicants.

SOUTH: Drug Overdose – 8:41 p.m.  Officers were dispatched for a suspect (31-year-old male) who had overdosed.  Madison Fire paramedics administered naloxone.  The suspect was arrested and charged with possession of sched II narcotics, possession of methamphetamine, felony bail jumping and obstructing an officer.

CENTRAL: Check Property – 9:11 p.m.  Officers on foot patrol in the 400 block of State St heard loud music coming from an apartment.  Officers made contact with the resident who was hosting a party with approximately ten guests.  Officers educated the group about the Safer at Home order.  The guests left the residence.

EAST: Check Property – 9:33 p.m.  Dispatch received a report of possible shots fired in the area of E Dean Ave.  Officers checked the area and confirmed the sound was fireworks.

NORTH: Disturbance – 9:53 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence where a victim reported his friends became upset with him and started to fight with him.  No charges were substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 11:37 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a residence where the suspect (47-year-old male) confronted the victim about his music being too loud.  The suspect banged on the victim's wall, then knocked at his door while armed with a knife and a sword, which he swung at the victim, causing a minor injury to the victim's face. The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct while armed, 2nd degree reckless endangering safety and battery.

SOUTH: Drug Overdose – 11:52 p.m.  MPD and MFD responded for a subject (33-year-old male) who had overdosed.  Upon being revived with naloxone, the subject became uncooperative and was cited for resisting.  No other charges were substantiated.

 


05/02

**Priority calls only from 11:12 a.m. to 3:19 p.m. due to calls for service. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 12:41 a.m.  The victim reported that the suspect (64-year-old male) kicked her in the stomach while they were arguing.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct and domestic battery.

EAST: Check Property – 12:44 a.m.  Dispatch received reports of possible shots fired in the area of Diamond Dr and Garnet Ln.  Officers checked the area and did not locate evidence of shots fired.  There were no reports of injuries or damage to property.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 1:50 a.m.  During an argument, the suspect (48-year-old male) pushed the victim, held her down, took her phone and prevented her from leaving the residence.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, battery, intimidation of a victim and false imprisonment, all domestic related.

NORTH: Check Property – 2:03 a.m.  Multiple callers to 911 reported hearing gunshots in the Brentwood Pkwy area.  Officers checked the area and did not find evidence of shots fired.  No reports of injuries or damage to property.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 7:04 a.m.  Officers responded to the area of Post Rd/Traceway Drive for multiple reports of a shot being fired and a vehicle leaving the area.  No reports of injuries or property damage.  No evidence of shots fired located.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Weapons Offense – 11:06 a.m.  Officers responded to the 5700 block of Russett Road for a report of shots fired.  A male victim was located with non-life threatening gunshot wounds.  The victim was conveyed to a local hospital.  A suspect was identified.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.   

CENTRAL: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 1:08 p.m.  A suspicious vehicle parked in a lot was called in and found to be stolen out of Sauk County.  Witnesses observed a male subject exit the vehicle and leave on foot.  A possible suspect was identified, located and contacted.  No charges were substantiated but the subject (a minor) was returned home.

WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 4:06 p.m.  Officers responded to Wendy's on S. Gammon Rd for a suspect (30-year-old male) intoxicated and causing a disturbance.  The suspect lied about his identity to officers.  The suspect was identified and found to have an active warrant.  The suspect was arrested for the outstanding warrant as well as new charges from today's incident – obstructing and a city ordinance citation for open intoxicants. 

SOUTH: Check Area – 8:13 p.m.  Officers responded to reports of shots fired near Todd Drive/Post Road.  Area canvassed.  No evidence of shots fired located.  No reports of injuries or property damage.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Crash – 8:41 p.m.  A driver/vehicle struck an occupied squad that was stopped at a red light at the intersection of Fish Hatchery Rd/Greenway Cross.  No reported injuries. 

NORTH: Drug Incident/Overdose – 8:51 p.m.  Officers responded to a convenience store on Northport Drive for an unconscious subject in the restroom.  Naloxone was administered which revived the subject.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment.  The subject was referred to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI) after he admitted to using heroin. 

WEST: Check Person – 9:16 p.m.  Officers responded to the area of Raymond Rd/McKenna Blvd for two unattended small children.  The children's grandmother contacted dispatch and they were reunited after no neglect/abuse was suspected.  Child Protective Services notified.  Children returned home.  No further action deemed necessary by officers. 

EAST: Check Area – 10:06 p.m.  Officers responded to the area of Acewood Blvd/Crystal Lane for a report of shots fired.  Incident confirmed to be fireworks. 

MIDTOWN: Check Area – 11:28 p.m.  Officers responded to the 400 block of Midvale Blvd for multiple reports of shots fired.  Incident confirmed to be fireworks.

 

05/03

**Priority calls only from 6:10 p.m. to 11:25 p.m. due to calls for service.     

EAST: Disturbance – 2:44 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance in the parking lot of a hotel on Thierer Rd.  The suspect (49-year-old male) was not cooperative with officers.  The suspect was arrested for resisting/obstructing, bail jumping and a probation/parole hold. 

WEST: Disturbance – 8:18 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 18-year-old male suspect).  The suspect pushed the victim down stairs and struck her multiple times before fleeing.  Officers observed the suspect but he fled on foot and was not apprehended.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once he is located.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Intoxicated Driver – 8:45 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject slumped over in a vehicle.  The driver/suspect (35-year-old male) was contacted and found to be under the influence.  The suspect was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense) and released to a responsible party.  The suspect was referred to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI).

SOUTH: Disturbance – 10:22 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 16-year-old female suspect.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct (two counts) and conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center.  The suspect also had multiple outstanding warrants. 

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 11:55 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 22-year-old male suspect). The suspect pushed, strangled, punched and threatened to kill the victim.  The suspect prevented the victim from leaving the residence or calling 911.  The victim screamed and bystanders/witnesses called 911.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once located.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST:  Traffic Stop – 1:01 p.m.  A traffic stop was conducted after short-term traffic was observed.  K9 alerted on the vehicle and drugs were located.  The driver/suspect (41-year-old male) was arrested for possession of THC, possession of schedule I narcotic and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

MIDTOWN: Battery – 1:56 p.m.  Officers responded to a fight in a parking lot of a convenience store on Verona Rd.  The involved subjects (female victim and 37-year-old female suspect) were not on scene when officers arrived.  The victim was contacted after her mother called 911 to report the incident.  The victim was evaluated by EMS.  The suspect was contacted and probable cause was developed.  The suspect was arrested for battery.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 2:35 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 23-year-old male suspect).  The victim sustained visible injuries.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and battery.

NORTH: Stolen Vehicle – 5:56 p.m.  Officers received a report of a stolen vehicle.  The suspect was identified and is known to the victim.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 6:02 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a disturbance and shots fired in the parking lot at Brittingham Park.  Areas canvassed.  Witnesses interviewed.  One casing was located.  No reports of injuries or property damage at this time.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 8:19 p.m.  Officers took a wanted suspect (72-year-old male) into custody for violations to his probation/parole.  The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail.

NORTH:  Weapons Offense – 9:02 p.m.  Officers responded to Independence Lane for a report of shots fired.  Areas canvassed.  A casing was located.  No reports of injuries or property damage at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Non-Residential Burglary – 10:36 p.m.  Officers responded to three subjects/suspects breaking a window.  The suspects did not enter the business.  The suspects fled in a vehicle.  Investigation continuing. 

 

05/04

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:38 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 40-year-old female suspect).  The suspect shoved the victim which caused him to hit his head.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and domestic battery.

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 1:09 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 33-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was involved in a disturbance with two female victims.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and two counts of domestic battery.  The suspect was also charged with bail jumping.

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