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MPD Notable Calls 08/18/2020 to 08/19/2020

August 19, 2020 8:55 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 08/18/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/19/2020, MPD received 493 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 (79), East (102), Midtown (84), North (75), South (53), West (69), and Other (31).  "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 6:38 p.m. to 7:35 p.m. due to calls for service.

CENTRAL: Crash – 5:12 a.m.  Officers responded to Gorham/University Ave for a vehicle vs. tree crash.  The driver/suspect (21-year-old male) was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The suspect took his roommates vehicle without permission.  The roommate is considering pressing charges.  Charges may be forthcoming.  Investigation continuing.  

CENTRAL: Residential Burglary – 6:22 a.m.  Officers responded to a residential burglary that occurred overnight where a resident's personal items, including debit/credit card were stolen.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Residential Burglary - 6:27 a.m.  A vehicle was stolen from an open garage at a residence.  A key fob was left in the vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 8:33 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance involving a knife. The suspect (33-year-old female) threatened the victim with a knife.  The suspect proceeds to cut herself and ingests medication.  The suspect was contacted by officers and arrested.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for a medical clearance.  Charges for the suspect include domestic disorderly conduct while armed and an outstanding warrant.    

MIDTOWN: Missing Adult – 10:10 a.m.  Officers received a report of a missing adult (26-year-old male) with mental health concerns.  Attempt to locate aired.  The subject was listed as missing in the appropriate databases. **The subject returned home and officers responded.  The subject was not cooperative with officers.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where an emergency detention was sought and approved.  The subject was admitted and officers disengaged.  

CENTRAL: Assist Law Enforcement – 3:45 p.m.  Sun Prairie PD requested MPD assistance with a high risk traffic stop that took place near the intersection of Williamson St/Blair St.  Three subjects/suspects were taken into custody.  Sun Prairie PD has the lead on this investigation.

EAST: Intoxicated Driver – 5:23 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a vehicle/driver striking several parked vehicles.  The driver/suspect (56-year-old male) was contacted and showed signs of impairment.  The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle under the influence (4th offense) and possession of drug paraphernalia.       

EAST: Death Investigation – 7:55 p.m.  Officers responded to a pulseless non-breathing subject (45-year-old female).  Lifesaving measures attempted but not successful.  The decedent had significant health issues.  Nothing suspicious identified.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

NORTH: Disturbance – 8:47 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 60-year-old male suspect) involving a knife.  The suspect threatened the victim with a knife during an argument.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct while armed. 

CENTRAL: Residential Burglary – 9:22 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a burglary in progress with the residents fleeing the house. Officers arrived on scene and established a perimeter.  Suspect(s) no longer on scene.  Items stolen from the home, included a credit card which was used while officers were investigating the incident.  Video surveillance of the suspect was located and the suspect was identified.  Suspect remains-at large.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:42 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 29-year-old male suspect).  The suspect slapped the victim in the face.  The suspect was arrested for domestic battery and domestic disorderly conduct.    


CENTRAL: Check Person – 12:41 a.m.  A 15-year-old juvenile arrived in Madison from Minneapolis on a bus on accident (she was supposed to have had a ticket to take her to Rockford).  Family contacted and they have no means to get the juvenile.  Arrangements made for the juvenile until family can make plans to get her. 

EAST: Check Area – 12:55 a.m.  Officers responded to Nakoosa Trail for a report of shots fired.  No evidence of shots fired located. 

CENTRAL: Theft – 1:03 a.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported that his long board was stolen by a male suspect he had just met.  The victim also reported that he was dragged by the suspect vehicle as he attempted to get his board back.  The victim sustained minor injuries.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Battery – 1:52 a.m.  Officers observed two subjects (female victim and 32-year-old male suspect) verbally arguing on State St/N Broom St.  The suspect proceeded to punch the victim in the face and to the ground.  The suspect was arrested/charged with battery.

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 5:57 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a 16-year-old juvenile who left the home and is possibly suicidal.  Phone ping conducted.  Attempt to locate aired.  Investigation continuing. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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