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MPD Notable Calls 08/13/2020 to 08/14/2020

August 14, 2020 11:06 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 08/13/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/14/2020, MPD received 458 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 (82), East (87), Midtown (60), North (83), South (49), West (69), and Other (28).  "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. 


EAST: Residential Burglary – 10:32 am.  The suspect(s) entered an unlocked car and stole a garage door opener, then entered a garage.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 11:06 am.  Officers responded to a residence where a subject (20-year-old male) jumped from the roof of a building.  Medical examiner on scene.

SOUTH: Check Person – 12:58 pm.  Family members conveyed the subject (27-year-old male) to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.  The subject fled the hospital but was located by his father and officers who responded to the scene.  Officers detained the subject who was placed into protective custody and conveyed to a mental health facility for treatment.

WEST: Sexual Assault – 1:44 pm.  The victim reported a known suspect (31-year-old male) made sexual contact with her without her consent.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Traffic Crash – 3:01 pm.  The suspect driver (29-year-old male) was traveling at a high rate of speed when his vehicle collided with another vehicle at the intersection of E Johnson St and N 6th St.  A two-year-old child was also traveling in the suspect vehicle.  There were no serious injuries.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 3:15 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (24-year-old male) showed up intoxicated and refused to leave after being told to do so numerous times.  The suspect then shoved the victim who at that point contacted police.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct and resisting.

SOUTH: Nonresidential Burglary – 8:17 pm.  Security officers at a south-side business reported a suspect attempted to enter the building.  The suspect fled the scene prior to officers arriving.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 9:25 pm.  A passenger/suspect on a Metro bus was arguing with the bus driver over another passenger, who was using a wheelchair, boarding the bus at the front.  The suspect then pepper sprayed the driver in the face.  The suspect fled the scene and remains at large.  Investigation continuing.


WEST: Assist Police – 1:00 am.  Officers assisted Town of Madison PD with the apprehension of a suspect who fled a traffic stop.  The suspect was taken into custody.

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