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MPD Notable Calls 08/21/2020 to 08/24/2020

August 24, 2020 10:04 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 08/21/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/24/2020, MPD received 1,297 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 (256), East (264), Midtown (188), North (196), South (131), West (161), and Other (101).  "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.

 

08/21

Priority calls only from 1:23 p.m. to 7:14 p.m. due to calls for service.

Priority calls only from 11:49 p.m. to 12:53 a.m. due to calls for service.

WEST: Death Investigation – 7:32 a.m.  A mother found her 17-year-old son unresponsive in his room.  Madison Fire transported the subject to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  No suspicious circumstances.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:13 a.m.  After an argument between the suspect (44-year-old female) and victim, the suspect followed the victim as he was driving to work and rammed her vehicle into his.  Moderate damage to both vehicles was reported and no injuries.  The suspect was arrested and charged with recklessly endangering safety.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 9:43 a.m.  Two subjects overdosed on Xanax while in a vehicle parked in a lot in the 400 block of W Wilson St.  The driver attempted to leave the parking lot and struck a building, causing minor damage.  Both subjects were transported to the hospital due to the drug overdose.  No charges were substantiated at this time.

MIDTOWN: Motor Vehicle vs Pedestrian Crash – 10:30 a.m.  A subject was backing out of her driveway when she struck a subject walking across the street midblock.  The pedestrian was transported to the hospital.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 11:30 a.m.  A friend checking the welfare of the subject (73-year-old male) found him deceased at his residence.  Nothing suspicious on scene.

NORTH: Attempted Homicide – 1:19 p.m.  Officers responded to the 2800 block of Commercial Ave where a vehicle struck a residence.  Two of the occupants of the vehicle had been struck by gunfire before the crash and were transported to the hospital.  Witnesses reported the vehicle that crashed was being chased by another vehicle from which occupants were firing.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

WEST: Robbery – 3:49 p.m.  Officers responded to Old National Bank on Raymond Rd where a suspect entered the bank and demanded money from a teller.  The suspect fled the scene in a vehicle which officers later located unoccupied in the Home Depot parking lot on Verona Rd.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 10:54 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence where a suspect (27-year-old female) said a phone had been thrown through a window, breaking the window.  A second suspect (28-year-old male) who was present in the apartment where the disturbance occurred would not allow officers inside.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest this suspect for violating a court order not to have contact with the female suspect.  The female suspect was arrested and charged with resisting as she was not complying with officers' orders during the investigation.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 11:28 p.m.  The suspect (25-year-old male) and victim were traveling in a vehicle when one of the tires went flat.  An argument broke out during which the suspect yelled profanities at the victim and kicked and punched the car.  The victim fled from the vehicle and contacted police.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

08/22

Priority calls only from 7:08 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. due to calls for service. 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:25 a.m.  While heavily intoxicated, the suspect (33-year-old male) made statements that disturbed the victim.  Officers responded to the residence and arrested the suspect, who was charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 3:33 a.m.  During an argument between the suspect (28-year-old male) and victim, the suspect armed himself with a knife and stabbed the door to the victim's bedroom behind which the victim had retreated.  Officers responded and arrested the suspect who was charged with domestic disorderly conduct while armed and multiple counts of bail jumping.

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 5:56 a.m.  The victim reported his son/suspect (22-year-old male) was heavily intoxicated and approached him with a hatchet during an argument.  The suspect fled the scene on foot but officers located him in the area and arrested him.  The suspect was charged with 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety.

EAST: Death Investigation – 6:21 a.m.  A subject (63-year-old female) was found deceased at her senior living residence.  Nothing suspicious was found on scene.

WEST: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 6:33 a.m.  Multiple callers to dispatch reported hearing shots fired in the area of Hammersley Rd, Saalsaa Rd and Jacobs Way.  Officers checked the area and located no evidence of shots fired.  There were no reports of injuries or damage to property.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 8:23 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 38-year-old female suspect).  The suspect threw a glass bottle at the victim's head.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 8:50 p.m.  Officers were requested by Sauk County Sheriff's Office to attempt to locate a wanted suspect (34-year-old male).  The suspect was located and taken into custody for multiple outstanding charges.  The suspect was turned over to Sauk County Deputies.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:58 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 40-year-old male suspect).  The suspect damaged the residence during the argument.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic criminal damage to property.

WEST: Check Person – 11:26 p.m.  Officers responded, along with EMS/Fire, to a residence where a subject with mental health concerns attempted to light his apartment on fire.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.   Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was voluntarily admitted.  Officers disengaged. 

CENTRAL: Missing Adult – 11:33 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing adult (22-year-old male).  Areas checked, hospitals/jail/detox contacted.  The subject was not located.  Investigation continuing. 

08/23

Priority calls only from 3:59 a.m. to 6:08 a.m. due to calls for service. 

EAST: Disturbance – 12:00 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 59-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 12:07 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 34-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was intoxicated.  The suspect was arrested/charged with battery and disorderly conduct. 

CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 12:17 a.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported being sexually assaulted by a subject/suspect (34-year-old male) she had met on-line.  The suspect was contacted and arrested/charged with third degree sexual assault. 

SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 3:39 a.m.  Officers responded to the area of W. Olin Ave/Gilson St for reports of shots fired.  Shell casings recovered in the area.  No reported injuries or property damage at this time.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 3:59 a.m.  Officers responded to the 700 block of E. Washington Ave for a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 41-year-old male suspect).  The suspect slammed the victim's head into a vehicle.  The victim sustained visible injuries.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic battery, domestic disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct. 

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 5:08 a.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject who sent a good-bye message to his family.  Phone ping conducted and the subject was located deceased due to a gunshot wound.  Nothing suspicious identified.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Stolen Vehicles – 8:56 a.m.  Two mopeds were reported stolen.  Attempt to locate aired.  The mopeds were listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 9:02 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 26-year-old female suspect).  The victim reported being struck in the head by the suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic battery.

SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 2:58 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance where the suspect (54-year-old male) struck the victim with a crowbar.  The victim sustained visible injuries.  The suspect was arrested/charged with second degree reckless endangering safety, disorderly conduct, battery and a probation/parole violation. 

CENTRAL: Stolen Vehicle – 3:12 p.m.  A moped was reported stolen.  Incident related to earlier report of other mopeds stolen.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Crash – 7:12 p.m.  Officers responded to E. Gorham St/Butler St for a two-vehicle crash.  Two subjects ran from the scene after the crash occurred and remain at-large.  The driver in the victim vehicle sustained injuries and was conveyed to a local hospital.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:39 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 33-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect, once he is located.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:12 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for what was originally dispatched as a fight.  Officers arrived on scene and did not locate any disturbance(s).  Attempt to contact the caller was unsuccessful.  The caller later called dispatch back stating a male suspect pointed a gun at her.  The caller and a second subject were contacted/interviewed.  The suspect (29-year-old male) is known to the caller/victim.  An argument took place between the subjects, the suspect physically assaulted the victim and pointed a gun at the victim and her friend.  The suspect was not on scene.  Investigation continuing. 

08/24

Priority calls only from 12:10 a.m. to 3:43 a.m. due to calls for service. 

EAST: Weapons Offense – 1:00 a.m.  Officers responded to Stein Ave for multiple reports of shots fired.  Shell casings, including rifle rounds, were located in the street.  Two residences and two vehicles were found to have been struck by gunfire.  The residences were occupied.  No reported injuries.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Disturbance – 6:17 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence where a suspect was attempting to break into a residence (known to him).  The suspect was contacted and taken into custody where he resisted.  Two officers sustained injuries during this incident.  Charges forthcoming.  Investigation continuing. 

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