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MPD Notable Calls 07/31/2020 to 08/03/2020

August 3, 2020 10:21 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 07/31/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/03/2020, MPD received 1,259 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 (229), East (240), Midtown (220), North (195), South (125), West (174), and Other (76).  "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.

 

07/31

  • Priority calls only from 4:57 p.m. to 10:02 p.m. due to calls for service.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 6:18 a.m.  Dispatch received calls from neighbors about a subject (38-year-old male) down on the front lawn of a residence.  The subject had a history of alcohol and other drug abuse but the cause of death is unknown at this time.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

WEST: Disturbance – 8:37 a.m.  During an argument, the suspect (44-year-old male) grabbed the victim by the front of her shirt and held her to a railing.  The suspect was no longer on scene when officers arrived.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for disorderly conduct.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 9:34 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence and placed a subject (22-year-old female) into protective custody and transported her to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.

NORTH: Drug Overdose – 2:33 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (42-year-old female) had overdosed and was unresponsive.  Madison Fire paramedics revived the suspect with naloxone and conveyed her to the hospital.  The suspect admitted to using heroin and was arrested and charged with possession of heroin.

EAST: Drug Overdose – 5:03 p.m.  Officers responded to the Walmart at 4198 Nakoosa Trl where the suspect (26-year-old male) had overdosed and was unresponsive.  Madison Fire paramedics administered naloxone and revived the suspect.  The suspect admitted to using heroin and was arrested and charged with possession of heroin.

EAST: OMVWI – 5:18 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to S Stoughton Rd at Cottage Grove Rd where the suspect vehicle left the roadway and came to rest in a grassy swamp.  The suspect (35-year-old female) was cited for OWI 1st offense.

EAST: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 5:26 p.m.  Dispatch received reports of shots fired in the 4200 block of Portland Pkwy.  Officers canvassed the area and located shell casings.  A 9 year old child playing in the area was bruised in the shin by a bullet which ricocheted off the sidewalk.  No other reports of injuries or damage to property.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

NORTH: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 6:40 p.m.  Dispatch received reports of shots fired in the area of the 500 block of Oak St.  Officers located casings in the area.  There were no reports of damage to property or injuries.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Runaway Juvenile – 9:26 p.m.  The mother of a subject (15-year-old male) reported him missing.  The juvenile was listed as missing and an ATL was aired.

08/01

  • Priority calls only from 12:22 a.m. to 2:38 a.m. due to calls for service.
  • Priority calls only from 10:40 p.m. to 3:20 a.m. due to calls for service. 

SOUTH: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 12:10 a.m.  A victim reported she was shot while driving in the 400 block of John Nolen Dr.  The victim was transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

SOUTH: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 12:52 a.m.  Fitchburg PD made Madison PD aware that an incident had occurred in the 800 block of Stewart St.  Officers canvassed the area and discovered multiple vehicles damaged by bullets and recovered numerous shell casings in the area.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

WEST: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 3:42 a.m. Dispatch received numerous reports of shots fired in the area of Leland Dr. and Balsam Rd.  Officers arrived in the area and discovered two separate scenes where buildings had been struck.  Two rounds entered an occupied bedroom at an apartment building in the 2000 block of Leland Dr.  In the 5800 block of Balsam Rd a round broke through the siding of an apartment building but did not penetrate the exterior.  There were no reports of injuries related to either incident.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

NORTH: Check Person – 8:33 a.m.  Officers responded to North St near E Washington Ave for a subject (51-year-old male) who was lying in the grass, scratching at trees and banging on his truck with a broom.  Officers made contact with him and determined he had medical issues.  No further police action deemed necessary.

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 8:40 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (20-year-old male) was arguing with family members and refusing to leave the property.  The suspect was arrested and charged with resisting, disorderly conduct and multiple counts of felony bail jumping.

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 2:09 p.m.  Officers took a wanted suspect (56-year-old male) into custody near Reindahl Park.  The suspect was conveyed to jail. 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 2:09 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 20-year-old female suspect).  The suspect climbed out a bedroom window onto the roof of the residence.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct.

NORTH: Crash with Property Damage – 2:15 p.m.  Dispatch received multiple reports of a reckless driver/vehicle inbound on E. Washington Ave.  It was reported that several vehicles were struck by the suspect vehicle/driver.  Officers located the vehicle/driver in the parking lot of a convenience store.  The driver/suspect (53-year-old male) attempted to drive away but crashed into a bush.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense) and a parole violation. 

EAST: Crash with Injuries – 2:15 p.m.  Officers responded to Atlas Ave for a motor vehicle vs. tree crash.  The driver/suspect (25-year-old female) showed signs of impairment.  Naloxone was administered to the suspect.  Officers were informed that the suspect was pregnant.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital.  Charges forthcoming.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Death Investigation – 3:44 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a subject (73-year-old male) who collapsed.  Lifesaving measures attempted but were not successful.  Nothing suspicious identified.  Medical Examiner's office responded.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 4:12 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 35-year-old male suspect).  The suspect showed up at an address where the victim was and started an argument.  The suspect aggressed towards the victim and a family member intervened.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct and bail jumping. 

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 6:46 p.m.  Officers responded to Peace Park for a disturbance involving a 29-year-old male suspect.  Officers attempted to detain the suspect who was not cooperative.  The suspect continued to resist officers and made threatening statements.  The suspect was arrested/charged with threats to law enforcement, resisting, disorderly conduct and battery. 

EAST: Disturbance – 10:11 p.m.  Officers responded to what was initially dispatched as a disturbance involving a gun.  Investigation revealed that no gun was involved and none of the involved subjects have a gun.  The caller contacted dispatch because a roommate refused to move his vehicle so that he could get out of the driveway in his vehicle.  No charges were substantiated.  Officers disengaged.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 10:16 p.m.  The caller/victim contacted dispatch to report a vehicle was stolen.  The victim woke up the suspect (60-year-old male) to gather information about the vehicle and the suspect attacked her.  The suspect fired a round from a handgun.  The suspect pointed the gun at the victim and told her to leave.  Officers arrived on scene and all family members were safely out of the home, except for the suspect.  Officers utilized distance and professional communication to give commands to the suspect.  Contact was made with the suspect via phone.  The suspect agreed to peacefully surrender.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic strangulation, disorderly conduct while armed (2 counts), battery, intoxicated use of a firearm and discharging a firearm in a building.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

08/02

  • Priority calls only from 3:45 p.m. to 5:52 p.m. due to calls for service. 
  • Priority calls only from 6:52 p.m. to 8:56 p.m. due to calls for service. 

NORTH: Armed Robbery – 2:13 a.m.  A suspect held two employees at knifepoint as he demanded money from McDonalds on Dryden Drive.  The suspect fled.  K9 track conducted.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 7:19 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a deceased subject (46-year-old male).  Evidence of drug use observed.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Autopsy pending.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 9:57 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance involving a 43-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was not cooperative.  The suspect is not allowed to have contact with another subject on scene.  The scene was chaotic and those on scene were not cooperative.  The suspect was arrested for resisting and bail jumping (7 counts).     

SOUTH: Check Area – 11:21 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a male suspect exposing himself.  Areas checked.  Subject/suspect not located.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 12:00 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 36-year-old female suspect).  The suspect physically assaulted the victim, while the victim was holding the suspect's young child.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct and domestic battery.  Child Protective Services responded to locate care for the child. 

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 12:15 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 30-year-old male suspect).  The victim reported that the suspect threatened to kill her.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect, once he is located.  Investigation continuing.  

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 1:27 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 36-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct and intimidation of a victim.

NORTH: Stolen Vehicle – 1:33 p.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen from a residence.  The vehicle was later located unoccupied on Independence Lane.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Death Investigation – 3:25 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a pulseless non-breathing subject (94-year-old female).  Lifesaving measures attempted but not successful.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious identified.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 3:39 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a disturbance involving a 49-year-old male suspect.  The suspect left initially but returned to the same area with a folding knife.  The suspect made threats and retreated to his residence.  Officers attempted to make contact with the suspect, but he refused to answer the door.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Hit-and-Run/Crash – 6:46 p.m.  Officers responded to the intersection of N. Sherman Ave/Northport Drive for a hit-and-run.  A child was riding their bike in the crosswalk when a vehicle/driver struck them.  The suspect vehicle fled the area.  The child was conveyed to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Weapons Offense – 6:46 p.m.  Officers responded to the 1700 block of Ellen Avenue for sounds of shots fired and a vehicle fleeing the area.  The suspect vehicle was observed by officers driving at a high rate of speed.  A pursuit was initiated but terminated.  Shell casings were recovered on Ellen Ave and a residence was found to have been struck.  No injuries reported.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 9:55 p.m.  Officers responded to Wheeler Rd for a report of shots fired.  One casing located.  No reported injuries or property damage at this time.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 9:55 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance on Jenifer St.  The victim approached the suspect (38-year-old male) who was passed out near/outside his residence (and unknown to the victim).  The suspect physically assaulted the victim.  The suspect was arrested and resisted officers.  The suspect was charged with battery, disorderly conduct, battery to a police officer, possession of drug paraphernalia and bail jumping (2 counts).    

WEST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 10:32 p.m.  A 15-year-old juvenile was reported as missing/runaway.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  The juvenile was located and returned home.  The juvenile however ran away again and continues to be listed as missing/runaway.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Intoxicated Driver – 11:12 p.m.  Officers responded to E. Washington Ave/Livingston for a vehicle that crashed into the median.  The driver/suspect (41-year-old male) attempted to walk away but was located/detained by officers.  The suspect resisted officers.  The suspect was arrested/charged with resisting and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense). 

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 11:42 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 57-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was found to have an outstanding warrant.  The suspect resisted arrest.  The suspect was arrested for the outstanding warrant, disorderly conduct and resisting.

08/03

MIDTOWN: Armed Robbery – 12:12 a.m.  Two victims reported being approached by a male suspect who pointed a gun at them and demanded drugs.  The victims told the suspect they did not have any drugs and the victims were able to leave the area.  Areas checked.  Suspect not located.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Weapons Offense – 2:14 a.m.  Officers responded to the Mobile convenience store on E. Washington Ave for shots fired.  Multiple vehicles and subjects were observed fleeing from the area.  Officers located multiple rounds in the area.  No reported injuries at this time.  Incident Report completed on MPD's website.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Check Person – 8:46 a.m.  Officers responded to a convenience store on E. Washington Ave to check the welfare of a subject.  MFD also responded.  The subject voluntarily was conveyed to a local hospital to be evaluated.  Investigation continuing.     

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