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MPD Notable Calls 07/02/2020 to 07/03/2020

July 3, 2020 10:36 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 07/02/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/03/2020, MPD received 440 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 (73), East (103), Midtown (60), North (82), South (46), West (54), and Other (22).  "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. 

Priority calls only from 2:30pm to 6:00pm and from 11:25pm to 3:10am.


NORTH: Weapons Offense – 9:19 a.m.  Officers responded to Northport Drive after multiple casings were located.  Officers had responded the previous night for a report of shots fired but no evidence of such was found at the time.  Casings recovered.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 9:52 a.m.  Officers conveyed a subject to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The subject was admitted and left in the care of hospital staff.  No further action deemed necessary by officers.

EAST: PNB/AED Response – 5:13 pm.  Officers responded to the Phillips 66 at 4 Collins Ct for a pulseless nonbreathing subject (39-year-old male) who was found in a vehicle in the parking lot.  The subject was becoming responsive at the time of officers' arrival.  The subject was transported to the hospital.  No charges were substantiated.

WEST: Assist EMS/Fire – 5:46 pm.  Officers and MFD paramedics responded to a residence for a subject (13-year-old female) who was pulseless and not breathing.  Friends on scene performed life-saving measures before paramedics arrived and revived the subject.  The subject has a history of heart trouble.

NORTH: Weapons Offense Person w/ Gun – 5:55 pm.  Officers responded to the intersection of Oak St and Hoard St where a subject reported another subject slapped him, threatened him and displayed a handgun.  Officers interviewed both subjects and did not establish probable cause for any crime at that time.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Traffic Crash – 7:09 pm.  Officers responded to Sprecher Rd and Sharpsburg Dr where witnesses reported they observed the suspect (27-year-old male) traveling southbound on Sprecher Rd on a motorcycle when he crashed.  The suspect was arrested and charged with OWI 2nd offense.

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 7:38 pm.  Officers responded to a residence for a subject (25-year-old male) who was pulseless and not breathing.  MFD paramedics transported the subject to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  Medical examiner responded.  Nothing suspicious.

CENTRAL: Hit and Run Crash – 8:18 pm.  Officers were initially dispatched to the intersection of N Franklin St and E Gorham St for a crash.  The suspect vehicle fled the scene, crashed into another vehicle and continued driving.  Officers located the vehicle at the James Apartments.  The driver/suspect (23-year-old male) was taken into custody and charged with two counts of hit and run to an occupied vehicle.

EAST: Sexual Assault of a Child – 9:06 pm.  Officers investigated a report of suspected sexual assault of a child.  DCHS was notified.

EAST: Disorderly Conduct – 10:08 pm.  Officers responded to the Mobil gas station at 3019 E Washington Ave for a suspect (51-year-old male) causing a disturbance.  Officers deescalated the suspect who appeared to be intoxicated and under the influence of drugs.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

MIDTOWN: Missing Adult – 1:06 am.  Officers responded to Covenant Oaks Memory Care on Mineral Point Rd for a missing subject.  The subject was found unharmed a short distance away and returned home.

WEST: Weapons Offense Person w/ Gun – 2:03 am.  Officers were dispatched to the 6200 block of Raymond Rd for a disturbance.  One of the involved parties reported seeing a suspect (22-year-old male) in the driver seat of a vehicle with a gun.  Town of Madison PD later located and arrested this suspect who was charged with felon in possession of a firearm, disorderly conduct while armed, and possession of a stolen firearm.  During this disturbance, which appears to be part of an ongoing feud, a victim reported a known suspect (18-year-old female) punched her in the mouth.  Charges for this suspect are forthcoming pending the positive identification of the suspect.


Posted by: Chief Wahl

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