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MPD Notable Calls 05/21/2020 to 05/22/2020

May 22, 2020 9:44 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 05/21/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 05/22/2020, MPD received 438 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 (57), East (76), Midtown (61), North (65), South (49), West (68), and Other (62).  "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. 

NORTH: Intoxicated Driver –  6:21 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of two subjects passed out in a vehicle.  It was reported that the driver/suspect (41-year-old male) woke up and started to drive away, only to pass out again and drive over a median.   The vehicle came to a stop and a female passenger/suspect (31-year-old) stumbled out of the vehicle.  The female took over as the driver and drove away.  The female/vehicle struck several curbs.  Officers arrived and a traffic stop was conducted.  Evidence of heroin use was observed in the vehicle.   Field sobriety tests were administered on both suspects and both failed.  The female suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense) and a probation violation.  The male suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (2nd offense) and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 11:52 am.  Officers responded to the Rodeway Inn where the suspect (26-year-old female) slapped, scratched and spit on the victim during an argument.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct.

EAST: Weapons Offense Person w/ Gun – 2:38 pm.  The victim reported she and her boyfriend were leaving a gas station in their vehicle when a vehicle entering the parking lot blocked their way.  Much honking and posturing ensued, during which time the victim reported seeing the driver of the suspect vehicle point a handgun out the window and threaten the victim and her boyfriend.  The victim and her boyfriend then left the gas station.  Police were unable to locate the suspect vehicle.  No charges have been substantiated.

EAST: Assist Police – 4:13 pm.  MPD officers assisted Sun Prairie PD with a high risk traffic stop.  Two suspects were taken into custody and conveyed to Sun Prairie PD, at which time Madison officers disengaged.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 5:00 pm.  The mother of a subject (51-year-old male) requested that officers check the welfare of her son who had made suicidal statements to her over the phone.  Officers located the subject deceased at his residence.  Medical examiner responded.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 5:02 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where a juvenile subject became anxious and upset and used a hammer to damage property in the home.  Officers made contact with the family and offered resources before departing.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 5:56 pm.  Officers responded to the Motel 6 where the suspect (30-year-old male) damaged the female victim's phone and shattered a bathroom mirror during an argument.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and two counts of criminal damage to property (one domestic).

WEST: Damage to Property – 6:56 pm.  A victim reported that the suspect (22-year-old female) threatened her with a taser and damaged the back window of her vehicle. Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for disorderly conduct while armed, possession of electric weapon, and criminal damage to property.  The suspect remains at large.

CENTRAL: Drug Incident/Investigation – 7:45 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where neighbors reported hearing a male yelling.  Officers made contact with the suspect (22-year-old male) and discovered a firearm, marijuana and other drugs in plain view in the residence.  The suspect was arrested for possession with intent THC, possession of prescription drugs without a prescription, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

EAST: Disturbance – 11:22 pm.  Officers responded for a report of neighbors fighting.  A victim reported two males approached him while he was in his garage and began punching him.  The victim attempted to defend himself with a hammer.  Officers developed probable cause to charge the suspects, who have not been positively identified, with battery.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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