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MPD Notable Calls 06/05/2020 to 06/08/2020

June 8, 2020 10:13 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 06/05/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 06/08/2020, 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 (178), East (220), Midtown (139), North (172), South (112), West (170), and Other (68).  "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.

 

 

6/5

NORTH: Assist EMS/Fire – 9:31 a.m.  Officers responded for a report of smoke coming from a trailer.  Officers checked the area and did not find any smoke or fire.

WEST: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 9:51 a.m.  Officers located a vehicle stolen several days ago from A to Z Motorsports.  The owner was notified and retrieved the vehicle.

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 11:21 a.m.  A patient at a local hospital approached an MPD detective and began yelling profanities at the detective.  Due to the patient's mental health history and recent mental health crisis, the patient was placed into protective custody and admitted to the hospital.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 1:36 p.m.   During an argument at the Salvation Army at 630 E Washington Ave, the male suspect struck the victim on the shoulder, after which the suspect armed himself with his belt and the victim armed herself with a hammer.  Neither party was struck with either weapon.  Charges may be forthcoming.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 2:31 p.m.  Officers responded to the Cambria Hotel where the decedent (25-year-old female) was found down in her room.  The subject had a history of heroin use.  Nothing suspicious.  Medical examiner on scene.

EAST: Drug Overdose – 3:00 p.m.  Officers responded to the intersection of Hermina St and Oak St to check the welfare of three subjects.  Officers learned one of the subjects, who was transported to the hospital, had used heroin and had been administered naloxone.  The suspect (41-year-old male) was arrested and charged with possession of heroin.

WEST: Theft from Auto – 4:24 p.m.  The victim reported someone stole a firearm from her vehicle while her car was parked in a parking lot near her place of employment.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Road Rage – 5:54 p.m.  The victim reported he was driving outbound on E Washington Ave when two females in another vehicle began yelling at him using racial slurs.  The victim reported at one point one of the suspects pointed a handgun at him.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspects for disorderly conduct while armed.  The suspects have not been identified.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Battery – 6:44 p.m.  Callers to dispatch reported an unidentified male suspect had punched the female victim in the area of Lien Rd and Thierer Rd.  A witness found the victim in the area unconscious and not breathing and performed life saving measures.  The victim was transported to the hospital.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Check Person – 8:57 p.m.  Friends and family of a subject (55-year-old male) reported he had made suicidal statements.  Officers made contact with the subject who agreed to go to the hospital.  Family members transported the subject to the hospital.

CENTRAL: Child Neglect – 9:01 p.m.  Officers responded outside the YWCA for a suspect (22-year-old female) who was determined to be highly intoxicated and unable to care for her children.  Witnesses observed the suspect's infant daughter slip from the suspect's arms and fall onto the sidewalk, while the suspect's toddler-age child was running in traffic nearby.  The suspect was arrested and charged with child neglect.  CPS was notified.

 

6/6

NORTH: Fire Investigation – 12:40 a.m.  MPD and MFD responded for a trailer that was on fire.  The trailer had been unoccupied for an extended period of time.  Nothing suspicious.  MFD requested no further police assistance.

WEST: Traffic Crash Hit and Run – 5:56 a.m.  Officers responded to the 2000 block of Westbrook Ln for a hit and run crash.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 6:46 a.m.  Officers responded to the Super 8 Motel where the decedent (32-year-old male) was located down in his room.  The decedent had a history of drug abuse.  Nothing suspicious.  Medical examiner on scene.

NORTH: Stolen Auto – 7:50 a.m.  The victim reported his vehicle was stolen from a parking lot at Warner Park.  He had left his vehicle at the park when he could not find his keys after playing basketball.  When he returned to the park the next morning, his car was gone.  The vehicle was listed as stolen and an ATL was aired.  **The vehicle was located in the East Towne area.  The vehicle was disabled by On Star and four subjects fled from the vehicle on foot.  One juvenile suspect was apprehended and conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center on charges of operating a motor vehicle without consent (party to a crime) and possession of marijuana.    

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 10:19 a.m.  Officers met with a male victim who reported getting into a physical disturbance with another male subject/suspect at Peace Park overnight.  The victim reported that the suspect was armed with a knife and stabbed him two times.  The victim had visible injuries.  Video surveillance reviewed and explanation by the victim was not consistent with what was viewed on the cameras.  Investigation continuing.    

NORTH: Assist EMS/Fire – 11:05 a.m.  Officers responded along with MFD to an apartment building for a report of smoke in the hallway.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 11:18 a.m.  A family member discovered the subject (67-year-old male) deceased at his residence.  Nothing suspicious.  Medical examiner on scene.

NORTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 12:45 p.m.  Officers received a report of a young child (2-year-old).  The child was located safe with his father.  No further action deemed necessary by officers.

EAST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 6:15 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (15-year-old female).  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. 

WEST: Death Investigation – 8:28 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a deceased subject (71-year-old male).  Nothing suspicious observed.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 9:42 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (34-year-old female suspect and 33-year-old male suspect).  The female punched the male in the face.  The female was arrested for domestic battery and domestic disorderly conduct.  The male was arrested for violating a court order (the two subjects were not to have any contact per a court order).

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 10:20 p.m.  A female victim reported being threatened by a known suspect (35-year-old male) armed with a gun.  It was later determined that the gun was in a backpack which the suspect was attempting to retrieve after getting into a verbal argument with the victim.  The suspect was contacted and detained.  A search of the suspect's vehicle yielded medication that was not prescribed to the suspect.  Drugs and a large amount of cash were also located.  A gun was located which the suspect is not allowed to have as he is a felon.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct while armed, possession of drug paraphernalia, felon in possession of a firearm and possession/illegally obtain a prescription.   

 

6/7

EAST: Disturbance – 12:46 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a report of a possible disturbance.  Officers attempted contact at the home but no one would cooperate.  The residents were threatening towards the officers.  Officers were able to put their eyes on as many people as they could to make sure no one was harmed.  A decision was made to disengage from the residence. 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:51 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 28-year-old male suspect).  The suspect pushed and shoved the victim, causing her pain.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and domestic battery.

MIDTOWN: Non-Residential Burglary – 3:51 a.m.  Officers responded to a car dealership on Odana Rd due to the front window being smashed.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Armed Robbery – 4:33 a.m. A male victim was on the bike path in Reindahl Park when he was attacked by two male suspects.  The victim sustained superficial cuts to his arms.  The suspects took cash from the victim and fled.  Investigation continuing.   

WEST: Check Person – 7:17 a.m.  Officers responded to Raymond Rd regarding three children that were left with a neighbor after their mother went to the emergency room.  Officers were requested to verify the proper care and arrangement for the children.  One of the children was released to a grandmother.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Recovered/Stolen Motorcycle – 7:45 a.m.  A victim reported that his motorcycle was stolen.  Attempt to locate aired.  The motorcycle was recovered abandoned in the bushes at a park off of Seminole Hwy. 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:05 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 43-year-old male suspect).  The suspect grabbed the phone from the victim as she was talking on it and threw it, which resulted in the phone and wall being damaged.  The suspect was arrested for domestic criminal damage to property. 

MIDTOWN: Injured Person – 9:41 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for a subject who had sustained a stab wound to his face.  The subject was not cooperative with officers.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 9:46 a.m.  A suspect (28-year-old male) stopped his vehicle and laid down in the intersection of E. Washington Ave/Stoughton Rd.  Officers attempted to dialogue with the suspect.  The suspect was ultimately taken into custody on a probation violation.  The suspect was also charged with a city ordinance for impeding traffic.  Other charges may be forthcoming due to other incidents/crimes the suspect was involved in.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Theft from Vehicle – 10:05 a.m.  Officers received a report of a stolen handgun from an unlocked vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The gun was entered as stolen in the appropriate databases.

CENTRAL: Death Investigation 12:50 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a deceased subject (56-year-old male).  The decedent had multiple health concerns.  Nothing suspicious observed.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 2:41 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 24-year-old male suspect).  The suspect entered the victim's residence through an unlocked window and caused a disturbance, including physically assaulting the victim.  The suspect was taken into custody.  The suspect resisted officers.  The suspect was charged with domestic disorderly conduct, battery and felony bail jumping. 

WEST: Check Person – 5:52 p.m.  Officers responded to the Mineral Point Rd and Beltline overpass for a report of a female subject pacing back and forth looking over the bridge. Contact was made with the female who was cooperative but upset about an argument she had with a friend.  Officers were able to talk with the female and gave her a ride.  No further action deemed necessary by officers. 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 6:39 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 24-year-old female suspect).  The suspect attempted to hit the victim during a verbal argument.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 7:56 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a vehicle's tires being slashed by a knife.  The suspect (19-year-old male) was identified and located.   Some mental health concerns were identified.  An emergency detention may be sought.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Attempted Homicide – 8:09 p.m.  Officers responded to the 3000 block of E. Washington Ave for multiple reports of shots fired.  A male victim was located with gunshot wounds.  Incident believed to be targeted.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.    

NORTH: Drug Incident – 8:17 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for two subjects experiencing overdoses.  Naloxone and CCR administered.  A male subject was alert and a female subject was revived.  The female subject was referred to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI) and conveyed to a local hospital.  The male subject was released from the scene.  Charges may be forthcoming.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:05 p.m.   Officers responded to a residence for an active disturbance involving a 50-year-old male suspect.  The suspect pointed a pellet gun at a victim.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct while armed.

 

6/8

CENTRAL: Damage to Property – 5:02 a.m.  Significant amount of damage to doors and windows reported on S. Hamilton St.  Investigation continuing.   

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