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MPD Notable Calls 07/03/2020 to 07/06/2020

July 6, 2020 10:29 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 07/03/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/06/2020, MPD received 1,313 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 (200), East (251), Midtown (186), North (241), South (166), West (177), and Other (92).  "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.

 

07/03

  • Priority calls only from 10:53 a.m. to 1:10 p.m. due to calls for service. 
  • Priority calls only from 2:01 p.m. to 9:09 p.m. due to calls for service. 

NORTH: Death Investigation – 6:52 a.m.  Officers responded with Madison Fire paramedics to a residence where a subject (81-year-old female) had activated her medical alert device.  Life saving measures were unsuccessful.  Nothing suspicious on scene.

EAST: Missing Adult – 7:00 a.m.  The girlfriend of a subject (60-year-old male) reported him missing.  Attempt to locate aired.  The subject was listed as missing.

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 9:55 a.m. The victim reported the suspect (49-year-old male), who is her husband, held her down, threatened to harm her, took her phone and did not allow her to leave the hotel room.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct, false imprisonment and battery.

EAST: Intoxicated Driver – 3:24 p.m.  Officers responded to a parking lot reference an intoxicated subject/suspect (48-year-old male) attempting to drive away.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (5th offense). 

NORTH: Crash with Injuries – 3:34 p.m.  Officers responded to Northport Drive/Troy Drive for a car vs. motorcycle crash.  The vehicle driver turned onto Troy Drive, did not see the motorcycle and struck the motorcycle.  The driver of the motorcycle sustained significant injuries.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Disturbance – 3:41 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and female suspect).  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  The suspect pulled a knife on the victim and threatened to stab him.  The suspect broke a window to the residence.  Probable cause developed to charge/arrest the suspect, once she is located.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Death Investigation – 4:04 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (51-year-old male).  The decedent was an alcoholic.  Nothing suspicious identified.  Medical Examiner's office notified. 

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 4:45 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence after MFD requested assistance with a subject/suspect (15-year-old male). The suspect pulled the fire alarm after being locked out of the residence.  MFD arrived on scene and the suspect was upset and damaging items.  Officers unable to locate a guardian of the juvenile.  The juvenile made comments of continuing his destructive behavior and threatened to shoot an officer.  The suspect was arrested for threats to law enforcement and criminal damage to property.  The suspect was transported to the Juvenile Reception Center.

EAST: Arrested Juvenile – 6:41 p.m.   Officers responded to the East Transfer Point for a fight in progress.  The victim was physically assaulted by four male suspects.  The victim sustained significant injuries.  The suspects fled the area.  One of the suspect's was observed and locate at a nearby convenience store.  The suspect (14-year-old male) was arrested for substantial battery and disorderly conduct.  The suspect was transported to the Juvenile Reception Center.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Armed Robbery – 7:12 p.m.  A male suspect produced a knife at Dicks Sporting Goods and fled with stolen merchandise.  K9 track attempted.  Areas canvassed.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 8:36 p.m.  Officers responded to a hotel for an intoxicated suspect (50-year-old female) causing a disturbance.  The suspect was removed/banned from the hotel by hotel staff.  No further action deemed necessary by officers.

NORTH: Crash with Injuries – 11:22 p.m.  Officers responded to N. Stoughton Rd/Rieder Rd for a motorcycle crash.  The driver/passenger were transported to a local hospital.  The driver/suspect (56-year-old male) was found to be under the influence.  The suspect was charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence causing injury.  Both the driver/passenger required medical attention/treatment.  The suspect was admitted to the local hospital. 

07/04

  • Priority calls only from 2:52 a.m. to 3:35 a.m. due to calls for service.
  • Priority calls only from 2:15 p.m. to 6:07 p.m. due to calls for service.
  • Priority calls only from 6:54 p.m. to 11:31 p.m. due to calls for service.

CENTRAL: Assist EMS – 12:38 a.m.  Officers responded, along with EMS/Fire to an unresponsive subject.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital in serious condition.  The subject has a history of drug use.  No evidence of drug use observed at the initial scene.  Investigation continuing.  ** The subject passed away. Autopsy pending. 

EAST: Weapons Offense – 2:15 a.m.  Officers responded to the 100 block of Emma Court reference shots fired at a residence.  No injuries reported.  The house was struck several times, with subjects at home.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Death Investigation – 6:29 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (47-year-old female).  The decedent had multiple health issues.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Autopsy pending.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Death Investigation – 8:30 a.m.  Officers responded to a motel for a deceased subject (56-year-old male).  The decedent has a history of alcohol/drug use.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Autopsy pending.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Trespass – 5:46 p.m.  Officers responded to a convenience store regarding a suspect (40-year-old male) who was previously banned from the store on scene and causing a disturbance.  The suspect was contacted and not cooperative with officers.  The suspect resisted arrest.  The suspect was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting and discharging bodily fluid. 

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 6:40 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (41-year-old female).  Initial cause of death is suicide.  Nothing suspicious identified.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

EAST: Weapons Offense – 6:51 p.m.  Officers responded to Milwaukee Street for reports of shots fired.  It was reported that the incident involved two vehicles.  An uninvolved vehicle was struck by gunfire.  No reports of injuries.  Multiple casings located at two separate scenes.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Assist EMS – 7:54 p.m.  Officers, along with EMS/Fire, responded to a report of a subject attempting to burn the building down.  The subject, placed at a facility under a Chapter 51 order, locked all staff out of the building and lit clothing on fire over the stove.  Staff was able to break-in and put the fire out before MPD/MFD arrived.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was transported to a local hospital.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 8:02 p.m.  While officers were on scene of a death investigation an uninvolved subject/suspect (21-year-old male) intervened in the investigation by tearing down crime scene tape.  The suspect was advised to leave the tape alone but he ignored the officers.  The suspect continued to be aggressive towards officers and pulled the tape down again.  The suspect was arrested for obstructing.  The suspect attempted to spit at a Deputy at jail.  The suspect was also charged with discharging bodily fluids at a public safety worker and criminal damage to property (suspect caused damage to a squad car).

WEST: Hit-and-Run/Crash – 10:23 p.m.  A victim reported being struck by a vehicle as he was walking on Hammersley Rd.  Investigation continuing.    

EAST: Weapons Offense – 10:33 p.m.  Officers responded to the 4900 block of Spaanem Ave for reports of shots fired.  Multiple casings were located in the area.  An unoccupied vehicle and two homes were found to have been struck.  No injuries reported.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.    

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 10:49 p.m.  A suspect (25-year-old male) was arrested on E. Washington Ave/N. Pinckney after he took an American Flag from a motor home and attempted to start it on fire in a bus shelter.  The suspect was arrested for bail jumping, disorderly conduct, resisting and negligent handling of burning material.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.

07/05

  • Priority calls only from 2:32 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. due to calls for service. 
  • Priority calls from 4:57 p.m. to 5:47 p.m. due to calls for service.
  • Priority calls only from 6:45 p.m. to 8:20 p.m. due to calls for service.
  • Priority calls only from 9:59 p.m. to 3:08 a.m. due to calls for service.

WEST: Disturbance – 1:59 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance (female victim, 38-year-old female suspect and 32-year-old male suspect).  Officers arrived while the disturbance is active.  The male suspect was arrested/charged with domestic battery and domestic disorderly conduct.  The female suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct and threats towards law enforcement. 

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 2:34 a.m.  Officers responded to Strauble Court for sounds of gunfire.  Areas canvassed. No evidence of shots fired located.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Check Person – 6:53 a.m.  Officers received a request to check on the welfare of subject who had not been heard from in a while.  The subject was contacted and no concerns were identified.  No further action deemed necessary by officers.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 7:01 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence after the homeowner woke up to find broken glass in his kitchen and a bullet hole in the window.  No injuries reported.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Stolen Vehicle – 7:36 a.m.  A vehicle stolen from Madison was located running and unoccupied in Deerfield.  Vehicle returned to its registered owner.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Weapons Offense – 8:41 a.m. Officers responded to a residence after the homeowner woke to holes in his garage door.  Officers located 28 casings.  No injuries reported.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 10:21 a.m.  Officers responded to Brentwood Parkway for casings located.  Officers recovered 18 casings.  No property damage or injuries reported.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Fire Investigation – 10:56 a.m.  Officers, along with MFD, responded to a house fire.  Home considered a total loss.  Nothing suspicious identified. 

EAST: Check Person – 12:14 p.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of an infant.  The infant and caregiver were contacted.  The infant was conveyed to a local hospital and Child Protective Services notified due to concerns for the care of the child.  No charges substantiated at this time.  A placement was located for the child.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Battery – 1:29 p.m.  Officers responded for a disturbance between multiple subjects (female victim, female subject and 56-year-old male suspect).  The suspect physically assaulted the two females.  The female subject and suspect fled the area and were contacted by officers; both refused to provide statements to officers.  The victim had visible injuries.  The victim reported that the suspect took money from her after he struck her.  The suspect was arrested for battery, robbery, possession of drug paraphernalia and disorderly conduct.      

NORTH: Hit-and-Run/Intoxicated Driver – 2:02 p.m.  A driver/suspect (58-year-old male) side-swiped another vehicle and continued driving.  The suspect was contacted and found to be under the influence.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (4th offense) and ticketed for multiple traffic violations. 

EAST:  Weapons Offense – 4:39 p.m.  Officers responded to the 100 block of Jackson St for multiple reports of shots fired and vehicles fleeing the area.  Shell casings recovered in the area.  No report of injuries.  Damage located to a nearby unoccupied garage.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 6:36 p.m.  Officers responded to reports of shots fired at E. Washington Ave/First Street.  Information was provided that the incident involved two vehicles.  Areas canvassed and shell casing recovered.  One of the involved vehicles was located unoccupied near Troy Dr/Northport.  No injuries or property damage reported.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Check Person – 9:06 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was transported to Winnebago under an emergency detention order.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 9:17 p.m.  Officers responded to Mendota St for a report of shots fired and two vehicles fleeing the area.  Multiple casings were recovered from the area.  A suspect (38-year-old female) was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct for her part in a disturbance. No injuries reported.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Disturbance – 9:24 p.m.  Officers responded to the Warner Park boat launch for a disturbance.  A suspect (33-year-old male) pulled a gun and pointed it at several people during an argument.  The suspect fled before officers arrived.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Assist EMS/Fire – 10:59 p.m.  Officers responded to a residential fire, along with EMS/Fire.  All residents of the home were evacuated safely.  Fire believed to be caused by fireworks.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 11:25 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance involving two subjects (male victim and 33-year-old male suspect).  The suspect pulled a gun on the victim.   This incident is a continuation from the disturbance described above at the Warner Park boat launch and involved the same suspect.  The suspect fled in a vehicle but was located by officers.  A traffic stop was conducted.  A search of the vehicle yielded a facsimile firearm.  The suspect was charged with 2 counts of restricted use of a facsimile firearm, 2 counts of felony bail jumping, 2 counts of disorderly conduct while armed and a probation violation.

07/06

NORTH: Check Person – 12:27 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a subject causing a disturbance and attempting to leave.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  An emergency detention was explored.  The subject was determined to be safe and allowed to leave the hospital on his own.  No further action deemed necessary by officer.

CENTRAL: Strong Armed Robbery – 12:35 a.m.  A victim reported that a known acquaintance/suspect (male) grabbed her, threw her to the ground, punched her and stole items from her (keys, money).  The suspect fled on foot.  Investigation continuing.    

EAST: Weapons Offense – 12:57 a.m.  Officers responded to Spaanem/Ruth St for a residence that was shot multiple times.  Two vehicles were also found to have been struck.  A total of 45 casings were recovered from the area.  No injuries reported.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

 

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