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MPD Notable Calls 05/08/2020 to 05/11/2020

May 11, 2020 9:30 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 05/08/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 05/11/2020, MPD received 1,059 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 (176), East (196), Midtown (139), North (196), South (100), West (163), and Other (69).  "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.  

 

05/08

**Priority calls only from 1:17 p.m. to 2:18 p.m. due to calls for service.

**Priority calls only from 3:28 p.m. to 3:56 p.m. due to calls for service.

MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 3:01 a.m.  The victim reported a suspect or suspects entered his residence and stole his keys, a purse and a wallet, and then stole his vehicle.  The vehicle was later recovered in the Home Depot parking lot on Verona Rd.  A witness reported observing four unidentified males exiting the vehicle and leaving Home Depot early that morning.  Investigation continuing.  *This call did not make the previous 24 hour cycle.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:20 a.m.  A victim reported that during an argument with his girlfriend/suspect (19 years old), the suspect punched and bit him and took his phone.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct and resisting.  The suspect's father (52 years old) interfered with the investigation and was cited for obstructing.

NORTH: Traffic Crash – 12:55 p.m.  Officers responded to the area of Eastpark Blvd and American Family Pkwy where a vehicle collided with signs in the roadway.  Officers made contact with the suspect (34-year-old male) who had fled to a nearby gas station.  Drug paraphernalia was found on scene.  The suspect was charged with OWI 3rd offense.

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 1:15 p.m.  A roommate of a subject (76-year-old male) found him deceased in the residence.  Medical examiner on scene.  No suspicious circumstances.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 4:17 p.m. During an argument between the victim and suspect (22-year-old female), the suspect threw multiple items in the residence, causing damage.  As the suspect left the apartment, she created a disturbance in the common area of the building where she encountered other tenants.  Officers responded to the area and the suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct (not domestic).

CENTRAL: Fight Call – 4:43 p.m.  Officers responded to N Pinckney St on the square for two males fighting.  One of the males fled prior to police arrival on scene.  Officers contacted the other suspect (50 years old) who was arrested for disorderly conduct and multiple counts of bail jumping.

WEST: Disturbance – 7:46 p.m.  Staff at a group home reported the suspect (23-year-old male) had engaged in a physical altercation with his roommate/victim and repeatedly threatened the victim.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

NORTH: OMVWI – 8:29 p.m.  An officer observed a vehicle strike a parked car.  The officer made contact with the suspect driver (21-year-old male) and arrested him for OMVWI.  After searching the vehicle, the suspect was also charged with endangering safety with a dangerous weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia, carrying a concealed weapon and casual possession of marijuana.

MIDTOWN: Trespass - 9:16 p.m.  A victim reported an unwanted subject/suspect (56-year-old male) was at her residence causing a disturbance.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

 

05/09

**Priority calls only from 12:33 a.m. to 7:41 a.m. due to calls for service.

**Priority calls only from 7:24 p.m. to 8:13 p.m. due to calls for service.

EAST: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 12:10 a.m.  Multiple callers to dispatch reported hearing shots fired in the 5000 block of Camden Rd and seeing multiple vehicles leaving the area at a high rate of speed.  Investigation revealed a large group of people had gathered in an apartment when an argument broke out.  Officers made contact with several victims who sustained gunshot wounds.  Incident report completed on MPD website.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Check Property – 2:29 a.m.  Security for the Hub apartments at 437 N Frances St called police with a noise complaint regarding one of the apartments.  Officers had responded to the same residence the previous evening and issued warnings.  Thus, the five residents/suspects (21- and 22-year-old males) were all cited for violating the Safer at Home order and noise ordinances.

SOUTH: Check Person – 8:18 a.m.  Officers assisted staff at Tellurian detox with making arrangements for a patient who appeared to be in need of mental health treatment.  No further police assistance was deemed necessary.

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 5:25 a.m.  Officers responded to the Edgewater Hotel for a guest (37-year-old male) who was reported to be deceased in his room.  The subject had a history of alcohol and other drug abuse.  No suspicious circumstances.  Medical examiner on scene.

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 8:05 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to a local hospital where a patient had caused a disturbance.  The patient (19-year-old male) was placed in protective custody and transported to WMHI.

WEST: Theft from Auto – 11:20 a.m.  A victim reported a firearm was stolen from his unlocked vehicle while it was parked in the driveway of his residence.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Check Property – 12:45 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a report of an apparent violation of the Safer at Home order.  Officers made contact with the residents who agreed to end the event.

MIDTOWN: Check Property – 2:40 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a report of an apparent violation of the Safer at Home order.  Officers made contact with the residents who agreed to end the event.

CENTRAL: Check Property – 3:03 p.m.    Officers responded to a residence for a report of an apparent violation of the Safer at Home order.  Officers made contact with the residents who agreed to end the event.

EAST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 3:48 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (13-year-old female).  The juvenile has a history of running away.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was entered as missing/runway in the appropriate databases. 

WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 3:52 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject who was drinking and throwing items around.  The subject/suspect (31-year-old male) was found to be in violation of his bail conditions (not supposed to drink alcohol).  The suspect was arrested for bail jumping. 

CENTRAL: Check Property – 5:46 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a report of an apparent violation of the Safer at Home order.  Officers made contact with the residents who agreed to end the event.

CENTRAL: Check Property – 6:05 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a report of an apparent violation of the Safer at Home order.  Officers made contact with the residents who agreed to end the event.

EAST: Disturbance – 6:27 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a large fight with knives and a gun being involved.  Contact made with multiple subjects, all of whom were not cooperative.  Charges may be forthcoming.  Additional follow-up necessary.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Check Property – 6:45 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a report of an apparent violation of the Safer at Home order.  Officers made contact with the residents who agreed to end the event.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 7:00 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a disturbance with property damage.  Contact was made with a subject/suspect (21-year-old male) who was not cooperative and resisted officers.  The suspect was arrested for trespass to a dwelling, resisting, criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

CENTRAL: Check Property – 8:38 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a report of an apparent violation of the Safer at Home order.  When officers arrived some of the attendees fled, while others remained on scene and were cooperative.  Two subjects/suspects (54-year-old male and 54-year-old female) were not cooperative with officers.  The suspects were cited and released. 

EAST: Disturbance – 9:23 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance that was determined to be a continuation from a disturbance earlier in the day.  Officers arrived and were confronted with an extremely hostile crowd of approximately 50 individuals.  Two suspects (32-year-old female and 18-year-old female) were detained.  The 18-year-old suspect broke a window with a knife.  The 32-year-old suspect got involved and physically assaulted a subject.  Both suspects arrested and conveyed to jail.

MIDTOWN: Drug Incident/Overdose – 9:44 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a subject experiencing a possible overdose.  CPR was performed and naloxone was administered which revived the subject.  The subject admitted to taking a pill he was not prescribed.  No other evidence of drug use observed.  Probation/parole contacted as the subject is on probation.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where he was admitted.  No charges substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Drug Incident/Overdose – 10:34 p.m.  Officers responded to a pulseless non-breathing subject.  The subject was conscious when officers arrived.  Pills were located on the subject.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where he was cited for possession of a schedule II narcotic and referred to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI). 

EAST: Check Property – 11:20 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a report of an apparent violation of the Safer at Home order.  Officers made contact with the residents who agreed to end the event.

CENTRAL: Check Property – 11:24 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a report of an apparent violation of the Safer at Home order.  Officers made contact with the residents who agreed to end the event.

CENTRAL: Check Property – 11:42 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a report of an apparent violation of the Safer at Home order.  Officers made contact with the residents who agreed to end the event.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 11:43 p.m.  Officers responded to a medical alert at a residence.  The subject (76-year-old female) went unconscious when officers and MFD were on scene.  Do-not-resuscitate orders in place.  The subject had a history of significant medical concerns.  Nothing suspicious identified.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

CENTRAL: Check Property – 11:53 p.m. Officers responded to a residence for a report of an apparent violation of the Safer at Home order.  Officers made contact with the residents who agreed to end the event.

CENTRAL: Check Property – 11:54 p.m. Officers responded to a residence for a report of an apparent violation of the Safer at Home order.  Officers made contact with the residents who agreed to end the event.   

 

05/10

MIDTOWN: Strong Armed Robbery – 2:14 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a robbery. The victim (delivery driver) was struck from behind and knocked down after he made a delivery and was on his way back to his vehicle.  The suspects took cash and fled.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Disturbance – 4:49 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects.  Conflicting accounts of the incident was provided to officers with no face-to-face contact made as the subjects were not cooperative.  No reports of injuries.  Officers decided to disengage.  Probable cause was developed to arrest/charge one of the subjects for violation of a protective order and obstructing.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 7:40 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for an unwanted subject/suspect (24-year-old female).  The female was advised to leave the residence and she complied.  Officers were called back to the residence when the suspect returned to the residence.  The suspect was found to have lied about her identity during her first contact with officers.  The suspect was contacted and arrested for trespassing, obstructing, bail jumping and an outstanding warrant.    

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 9:50 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving knives.  A suspect (51-year-old male) was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct while armed and a parole violation.

EAST: Information/Sexual Assault – 10:06 a.m.  Officers met with a victim (female) who reported being sexually assaulted a few days ago.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Assist Police – 12:13 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of an intoxicated driver that may have been involved in a crash.  A vehicle was located unoccupied, disabled and running.  Area searched for a driver with negative results.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 4:13 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a disturbance at a store.  Officers arrived on scene and the store manager advised that a subject entered the store, caused a disturbance and then fled in a vehicle.  The store manager reported that the suspect may have been armed.  Areas checked.  Suspect not located.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Trespass – 5:50 p.m.  Officers responded to a building on E. Johnson St for a trespass complaint.  Contact was made with the resident and four subjects who were ultimately cited for trespassing.  The resident was cited for violation the Safer at Home order. 

NORTH:  Non-Residential Burglary – 7:59 p.m.  Officers responded to a car wash on E. Washington Ave for a report of damage.  Business cleared by officers.  No suspect(s) located.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 8:48 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a report of a physical disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 27-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was arrested for multiple domestic-related charges.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for a medical clearance prior to being transported to jail.

EAST: Check Person – 10:12 p.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a subject passed out on a porch.  The subject was placed into protective custody and conveyed to detox after it was determined he was intoxicated. 

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 11:49 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance.  Entry was gained to the residence due to an active disturbance being heard.  A suspect (28-year-old male) was taken into custody.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation. Journey Mental Health consulted.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect with resisting and domestic-related charges.

 

05/11

NORTH: Residential Burglary – 1:00 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a report of a burglary.  The suspects gained entry through a window, ransacked the lower level and stole a vehicle.  The vehicle was observed and a traffic stop was attempted but the vehicle fled.  A pursuit did not take place.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Check Person – 4:51 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for what was originally reported as a residential burglary.  The resident/caller was contacted and concerns were identified for their mental health.  The caller was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  An emergency detention may be sought.  Investigation continuing.   

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