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MPD Notable Calls 06/19/2020 to 06/22/2020

June 22, 2020 9:03 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 06/19/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 06/22/2020, MPD received 1,175 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 (206), East (231), Midtown (185), North (195), South (122), West (154), and Other (82).  "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.

 

06/19

  • Priority calls only from 9:58 a.m. to 1:39 p.m. due to calls for service.
  • Priority calls only from 6:42 p.m. to 11:26 p.m. due to calls for service.

EAST: Stolen Auto – 8:03 a.m.  A victim reported his vehicle was stolen sometime overnight.  The vehicle was listed as stolen and an ATL was aired.

CENTRAL: Recovered Stolen Auto – 8:25 a.m.  Officers responded to the State St parking ramp where parking enforcement officers located an occupied stolen vehicle.  Officers contacted the operator of the vehicle and determined the owner of the vehicle had in fact given him permission to use it.  The owner of the vehicle was notified and advised to retrieve his vehicle.

CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 12:28 p.m.  A victim reported the suspect (28-year-old male), who is an acquaintance, sexually assaulted her and strangled her several days ago at his residence.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Missing Adult – 12:32 p.m.  A subject (24-year-old male) was reported missing when he did not return home after leaving late the previous evening.  The subject was listed as missing and an ATL was aired.

NORTH: Disturbance – 2:06 p.m.  The victim and suspect (43-year-old female) were arguing over an incident with the victim's son.  The suspect threw the victim to the ground and punched her in the face several times.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for battery.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 2:21 p.m.  The suspect (26-year-old male) became upset with the victim and threatened her and yelled obscenities at her.  The suspect also damaged the victim's car.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.

EAST: Bicycle vs Motor Vehicle Crash – 3:17 p.m.  A subject (11-year-old female) was riding her bike through an intersection and collided with a car.  The subject was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

MIDTOWN: Assist Fire/EMS – 3:50 p.m.  A canoer on Lake Wingra near Vilas Beach observed a subject (36-year-old female) drowning.  The canoer rescued the subject and took her to shore.  MPD and MFD/EMS responded. 

NORTH: Child Abuse – 4:57 p.m.  Officers assisted Child Protective Services with an investigation into a reported incident of suspected child abuse.

NORTH: Disturbance – 6:22 p.m.  The victim reported her ex-girlfriend/suspect (18-year-old female) damaged her phone and threatened her with a taser.  The suspect was arrested for possession of an electric weapon.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:30 p.m.  The victim's ex-boyfriend/suspect (30-year-old male) showed up at the victim's residence, violating a court order.  Upon officers' arrival on scene, the suspect was no longer at the residence but continued to make phone contact with the victim, threatening the victim's boyfriend and officers on scene. The suspect also damaged the victim's vehicle.  Officers located the suspect and arrested him on charges of disorderly conduct, violation of domestic abuse injunction, criminal damage to property, threats to law enforcement, bail jumping and operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent.

06/20

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:29 a.m.  While at the victim's residence, the suspect (51-year-old male) grabbed the victim's face and squeezed it, causing injury.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and domestic battery.

CITY-WIDE: Check Person – 1:17 a.m.  Monona PD requested that MPD negotiators assist with a subject (30-year-old female) who was threatening to jump off a bridge.  The subject was assisted to safety.

CENTRAL: Check Property – 2:20 a.m.  Officers located a large crowd in the 600 block of University Ave and several vehicles blocking lanes of traffic.  Officers moved the vehicles along and the crowd dispersed.

CENTRAL: Fight Call – 2:53 a.m.  The victim reported he was on the street in the 600 block of Langdon St when he exchanged some words with several suspects at a residence. The suspects emerged from the residence and physically assaulted the victim.  Officers arrived on scene and positively identified one of the suspects (26-year-old male) who was arrested for battery, disorderly conduct and damage to property.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Aggravated/Substantial Battery – 5:52 a.m.  During an argument between the victim and suspect (50-year-old male), the suspect pushed the victim down and delivered a blow to her head.  Officers arrested the suspect for substantial battery.

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 7:15 a.m.  Employees at a Speedway gas station reported the suspect (36-year-old male) stole a bottle of water and was behaving oddly.  Officers made contact with the suspect who appeared to be under the influence of an intoxicant.  Madison Fire paramedics transported the suspect to the hospital where he was left in the care of hospital staff.  The suspect was charged with retail theft and bail jumping.

EAST: Theft from Auto – 10:30 a.m.  A victim reported someone stole cash from his vehicle while he was at a gas station.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Missing Child – 3:15 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a missing child.  There was a 30-minute delay in the reporting of this incident.  Officers searched the residence and located the child sleeping.  No further action required by officers.

EAST: Sexual Assault – 4:56 p.m.  Officers spoke with a female victim who reported being sexually assaulted by a known suspect (25-year-old male).  Attempts were made to locate/contact the suspect, without success.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 4:58 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  Phone ping completed to locate the subject.  The subject was located/contacted and placed into protective custody.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was admitted to the hospital under an emergency detention order.    

EAST: Drug Incident/Overdose – 5:19 p.m.  Officers responded to Woodman's on Milwaukee Street to check the welfare of a subject who appeared incapacitated and who fell asleep on a bench.  Naloxone was administered after the subject was assessed by officers/EMS.  The subject/suspect (37-year-old male) was revived and was not cooperative.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The suspect was cited for resisting. 

EAST: Crash with Injuries – 6:21 p.m. Officers responded to a crash at E. Washington Ave/Zeier Rd.  The driver/suspect (30-year-old male) attempted to change lanes and struck another vehicle.  The suspect appeared impaired.  The suspect failed field sobriety tests.  The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (3rd offense; crash with injuries), operating after revocation and unsafe lane deviation.

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 6:48 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a report of a deceased subject (78-year-old female).  Nothing suspicious identified.  Medical Examiner's office notified. 

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 8:27 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 17-year-old male suspect).  The suspect threatened his father with a bat.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct while armed. 

NORTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 8:28 p.m. Officers took a subject into protective custody after Journey Mental Health indicated the subject's mental health was declining.  Probable cause is also on file for the subject for strangulation.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for a medical clearance.  The subject was subsequently conveyed to Winnebago under an emergency detention order.   

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 9:43 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 24-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was conveyed/admitted to a local hospital.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once released from the hospital.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Check Person – 10:45 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject who reportedly cut himself after getting into a verbal argument with his girlfriend.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment.  The subject was subsequently conveyed to detox after receiving a few stitches. 

06/21

  • Priority calls only from 2:29 a.m. to 4:31 p.m. due to calls for service.
  • Priority calls only from 4:51 p.m. to 6:16 p.m. due to calls for service.

CENTRAL: Hit-and-Run/Crash – 2:26 a.m.  Officers responded to University Ave/Frances St for a report that a vehicle had driven through a crowd and that a victim was struck.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed - https://www.cityofmadison.com/police/newsroom/incidentreports/incident.cfm?id=26620

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 4:51 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance involving a 33-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct. 

EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 5:42 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject.  The subject was detained and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  An emergency detention was sought and approved.  The subject was conveyed to Winnebago. 

NORTH: Check Welfare – 8:24 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject down, laying in the grass in the 4700 block of E. Washington Ave.  The subject was located and conveyed to a local hospital for medical treatment.  The subject was unable to talk due to his injuries.  Scene canvassed and scene processed.  No witnesses.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Arrested Subject – 11:02 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for an on-going disturbance between father and son (suspect).  The suspect was arrested on multiple outstanding domestic-related charges.    

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 10:24 p.m.  Officers responded to Motel 6 on East Towne Blvd for a report of a suspect (22-year-old male) causing a disturbance.  The suspect was arrested for theft, disorderly conduct, a probation violation and bail jumping. 

06/22

WEST: Attempted Homicide – 1:07 a.m.  Officers responded to the 7000 block of Tree Lane for a domestic disturbance.  The suspect (32-year-old male) set the residence on fire, with two victims inside.  The victims were able to escape. The suspect was pulled from the burning residence by MPD/MFD.  The suspect was arrested for domestic attempted homicide and arson.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Traffic Incident – 1:08 a.m.  Officers responded to the 4500 block of Cottage Grove Rd for a report that a female subject was struck by a vehicle.  The victim was conveyed to a local hospital in critical condition.  The suspect vehicle fled the scene.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Assist EMS/MFD – 1:49 a.m.  Officers, along with MFD, responded to the 3300 block of Basil Drive for a house on fire.  The residents were able to evacuate the home.  Two subjects were observed on video surveillance fleeing the area after the fire started.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.    

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