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MPD Notable Calls 07/27/2020 to 07/28/2020

July 28, 2020 8:53 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 07/27/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/28/2020, MPD received 494 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 (70), East (95), Midtown (64), North (75), South (51), West (83), and Other (56).  "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 10:24 a.m. to 11:52 a.m. due to calls for service.
  • Priority calls only from 3:33 p.m. to 8:49 p.m. due to calls for service.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 7:36 a.m.  Officers responded to E. Washington Ave/N. Blair St to check the welfare of a subject who was causing a disturbance.  The subject was contacted and taken into protective custody.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where an emergency detention was sought.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Disturbance – 8:55 a.m.  Officers responded to an ongoing disturbance between two subjects.  No charges were substantiated.  Both subjects were given warnings for their behavior.  Officers disengaged.   

EAST: Death Investigation – 3:06 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (52-year-old male).  Nothing suspicious identified.  Decedent had a history with substance abuse.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 3:24 p.m.  Officers responded to Giddings Park for a disturbance involving a 36-year-old male suspect.  The suspect pushed the victim to the ground and attempted to sexually assault her but a bystander intervened.  The suspect and victim are known to each other.  The suspect was arrested for 2nd degree sexual assault.  Additional charges may be forthcoming.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Strong Armed Robbery – 3:45 p.m. Officers responded to a residence where the homeowners reported observing two female suspects steal packages from their porch.  The homeowner/victim approached the victims, as they were getting into a vehicle.  The driver/suspect (22-year-old female) drove away, dragging the victim at least a half of a block.  The victim let go of the vehicle and the packages were thrown out the window.  Verona PD observed the vehicle and a traffic stop was conducted.  The driver/suspect was arrested/charged with theft and second degree reckless endangering safety.  A second suspect (20-year-old female) was arrested/charged with receiving stolen property.  The victim sustained significant scrapes/abrasions and required stitches. 

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 4:40 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 43-year-old male suspect).  The suspect pushed the victim, causing her to fall.  Both subjects were intoxicated.  The male suspect was conveyed to detox. Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect with battery. 

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 9:50 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence after residents came home to find a bullet hole in a bedroom window.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 11:44 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence in an attempt to make contact with a subject/suspect (23-year-old male) who was making numerous calls to another county's dispatch center (approximately 100 calls in the last few days).  The suspect was contacted and taken into custody.  The suspect resisted officers.  The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail.  The suspect was charged with false emergency 911 telephone use and resisting. 


MIDTOWN: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 1:03 a.m.  Town of Madison PD observed a stolen vehicle and made contact with two occupants (and recovered a facsimile handgun).  The vehicle, still occupied, took off at a high rate of speed.  Dane County Sheriff's Office observed the vehicle and pursued it.  The vehicle struck a bus shelter and continued to drive/flee.  MPD was requested to assist with a spike deployment.  Prior to MPD arriving to assist, the driver/vehicle struck a garage on S. Whitney Way.  The driver and passenger(s) fled on foot.  The driver/suspect (14-year-old male) was apprehended.  K9 track conducted.  The passenger(s) were not located.  Dane County Sheriff's Office has the lead on the pursuit and the stolen vehicle charges.  MPD assisted with the crash. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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