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MPD Notable Calls 06/24/20 to 06/25/20

June 25, 2020 9:49 AM


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 06/24/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 06/25/2020, MPD received 394 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 (66), East (72), Midtown (76), North (80), South (26), West (49), and Other (25).  "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: Death Investigation – 5:14 a.m. Officers responded to a north district residence reference an unresponsive person.  Officers administered lifesaving efforts until the Madison Fire Department arrived.  The Medical Examiner's Office was consulted, nothing suspicious noted.

WEST: Check Person – 8:49 a.m. Officers responded to a west district residence reference a subject who was threatening self-harm.  Officers spoke on the phone, at length, with the subject and the subject's caretakers and ultimately determined the subject was not in any danger.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:10 a.m. Officers responded to a west district residence reference a domestic disturbance.  The victim stated that he and the suspect (32-year old female) were fighting over a laptop computer when the suspect scratched and bit him.  The suspect was arrested for domestic battery and taken to the Dane County Jail.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 2:40 p.m. Officers responded to a west district residence reference a domestic disturbance.  The victim stated that the suspect (25-year old female) was upset with her for communicating with the suspect's doctor.  The suspect damaged items in the residence and struck the victim.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct, domestic criminal damage to property and bail jumping and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 2:51 p.m. Officers responded to an east district residence reference a domestic disturbance.  The victims stated that they responded to the suspect's (29-year old female) residence to retrieve some personal belongings.  The suspect began arguing with the victim, which then became physical.  The suspect refused to answer the door for officers.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Assist Police – 6:02 p.m. Officers responded to the City of Monona reference a weapons offense.  Monona Police Department is the primary investigation agency.

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 6:22 p.m. Officers responded to a north district neighborhood reference a weapons offense.  Officers heard multiple gunshots in the area and residents called 911 reference the shots.  Officers located shell casings in the street.  No injuries or damage reported. Investigation continuing.

NORTH:  Weapons Offense – 6:49 p.m.  Officers responded to a north district residence reference a weapons offense.  The victim reported that she and the suspect (37-year old male) were in a verbal argument and when she attempted to leave the area, the suspect displayed a firearm and shot it several times in the air.  As officers arrived, the suspect was observed running through neighborhood yards.  Officers located shell casings near the residence. Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 9:29 p.m. Officers responded to a midtown district residence reference a disturbance.  Officers noted a substantial amount of blood near the residence and a blood trail leading away.  Officers located the injured subject who stated that someone was trying to break into his residence and he armed himself with a hatchet.  The subject's injuries required medical attention and he was conveyed to a local hospital. 

MIDTOWN:  Check Person – 10:56 p.m. Officers and Madison Fire Department responded to a Midtown district residence to check on a subject sitting outside on a lawn chair, unconscious.  The subject was found to be heavily intoxicated and was conveyed to a local hospital.

CENTRAL: Battery – 1:00 a.m. Officers contacted a subject who stated they were driving in the central district when she was stopped at a lighted intersection and approached by four suspects who were yelling racial slurs at her.  The victim stated she rolled down her window and one of the suspects sprayed a liquid on her and lit the liquid on fire.  The victim stated she drove away and put out the flames.  The victim stated she responded to a family member's residence outside of Madison then responded to a local hospital for treatment.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Missing Juvenile – 3:14 a.m. Officers responded to a missing juvenile complaint.  The juvenile had been staying with a relative in Milwaukee and mother was going to pick him up there.  The juvenile was last seen leaving the relative's residence in a dark colored SUV.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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