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MPD Notable Calls 07/30/2020 to 07/31/2020

July 31, 2020 10:28 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 07/30/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/31/2020, MPD received 456 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 (71), East (82), Midtown (66), North (84), South (47), West (62), and Other (44).  "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 for service only from 7:20pm to 4:20pm due to calls for service.


EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 8:00 am.  Officers placed a patient (66-year-old male) at a local hospital into protective custody and conveyed him to WMHI.

SOUTH: Check Person – 10:12 am.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject (20-year-old female) who had made vaguely suicidal statements to a friend via text message.  Journey Mental Health was consulted and the subject was left in the care of her mother.

EAST: Check Property – 11:06 am.  Officers responded to the east transfer point (102 W Corporate Dr) where a group of 5 to 10 people was loitering.  The group dispersed peacefully and no further police action was necessary.

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 12:16 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where a family member found the subject (32-year-old male) deceased.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Missing Adult – 2:51 pm.  A family member reported a subject (40-year-old male) missing and possibly suicidal.  An ATL was aired and the subject was listed as missing in the appropriate data bases.

SOUTH: Information – 4:22 pm.  The victim (17-year-old male) reported that a known suspect, who has yet to be identified by police, threatened him and conveyed him in a vehicle to obtain money the victim reportedly owed the suspect.  The suspect then dropped the victim off at Walmart where the victim's father picked him up.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Traffic Crash – 7:10 pm.  Officers responded to the intersection of Hamlet Pl and Swanton Rd where the suspect vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and collided with another vehicle.  The suspect (25-year-old male) was cited with multiple traffic violations.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 7:29 pm.  Officers responded for a disturbance in which the suspect (26-year-old male) strangled the victim while armed with a knife.  The suspect was taken into custody and charged with false imprisonment, kidnapping, battery, robbery, recklessly endangering safety and strangulation, all domestic related.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

WEST: Homicide – 9:04 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (44-year-old male) stabbed two victims, one of whom died on scene.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 9:07 pm.  A subject (40-year-old male) was found deceased at a residence from an apparent drug overdose.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

MIDTOWN: Assist Police – 10:00 pm.  Madison officers assisted another law enforcement agency with making a death notification.


EAST: Death Investigation – 1:37 am.  The husband of a subject (56-year-old female) found her deceased in bed.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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