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MPD Notable Calls 08/17/2020 to 08/18/2020

August 18, 2020 8:53 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 08/17/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/18/2020, MPD received 434 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 (65), East (81), Midtown (71), North (63), South (38), West (64), and Other (52).  "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.  

 

08/17

SOUTH: Check Person – 7:18 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a pulseless non-breathing subject.  MPD administered Naloxone, which revived the subject.  The subject has a history of drug use.  No evidence of drug use observed.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital. 

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 8:24 a.m.  Officers responded to E. Wilson Street to check the welfare of a subject/suspect (30-year-old male) passed out in a vehicle that was still in drive and partially on the curb. The suspect was found to be impaired.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for a medical clearance and subsequently to jail on charges of operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense), possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to control vehicle and a probation/parole hold.     

EAST: Weapons Offense – 11:59 a.m.  Officers responded to the area of Atwood Ave/Fair Oaks Ave for a report of two-three vehicles chasing each other and shots fired.    Area canvassed and 3 shell casings recovered at the intersection.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Check Person – 2:50 p.m.  Officers responded to Junction Rd to check the welfare of a subject/suspect (61-year-old male) who appeared "spaced out" and was swaying at a register of a store.  Officers contacted the suspect who showed signs of impairment.  The suspect has bail conditions to not drink and he is not able to drive due to not having a valid DL (both of which he was found to have participated in on this date).  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for a medical clearance.  The suspect was subsequently transported to jail for bail jumping. 

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 3:06 p.m. Officers took a subject into protective custody under a Chapter 51 return.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for a medical clearance.  The subject was ultimately admitted to the local hospital and officers disengaged.

SOUTH: Check Person – 4:19 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a 911 disconnect where a female was heard crying in the background.  Officers made contact with a male subject and his girlfriend.  The male subject was sitting on a curb crying and holding a knife.  The subject was observed with superficial cuts on his arms.  The subject was voluntarily conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The subject was admitted and officers disengaged.

NORTH: Drug Incident – 6:47 p.m.  Officers responded to what was originally dispatched as a disturbance between two subjects.  Officers arrived on scene and a male subject/suspect (24-year-old) attempted to walk away.  The suspect was detained and a frisk of him yielded ecstasy.  No criminal charges were substantiated for the original disturbance that was called in.  The suspect was arrested for possession of schedule I narcotic, felony bail jumping (4 counts) and misdemeanor bail jumping (2 counts). 

WEST: Weapons Offense – 7:22 p.m.  Officers responded to S. Gammon Rd/Tree Lane for a report of two vehicles chasing each other and the occupants pointing guns at one another.  Areas checked – vehicles/subjects not located.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 8:08 p.m.  Officers responded to Portland Parkway for a report of two vehicles chasing each other and a potential gun shot heard.  Areas canvassed - vehicles/subjects not located.  No evidence of shots fired located.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 11:00 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 20-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was no longer on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect, once he is located.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 11:54 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  The subject was observed with superficial cuts to her arm.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The subject was found to have recently been at the hospital where an emergency detention was explored but not supported.  Officers left the subject in the care of medical staff and disengaged. 

SOUTH: Assist Police – 11:58 p.m.  Town of Madison PD requested MPD assistance with locating a suspect who fled from a vehicle.  Areas canvassed with the assistance of a K9.  The suspect (39-year-old male) was apprehended.  Both the Town of Madison PD and MPD had charges for the suspect.  The suspect was transported to jail.

08/18

Priority calls only from 12:31 a.m. to 12:46 a.m. due to calls for service.

Priority calls only from 1:28 a.m. to 2:11 a.m. due to calls for service.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 12:27 a.m.  Officers responded to the area of Fair Oaks/Milwaukee St/Olbrich for multiple reports of shots fired.  Areas canvassed.  No evidence of shots fired located.  No reported injuries or property damage.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 2:53 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 28-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct, intimidation of a victim and a probation hold.

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