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MPD Notable Calls 08/24/2020 to 08/25/2020

August 25, 2020 9:10 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 08/24/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/25/2020, MPD received 435 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 (95), East (88), Midtown (67), North (63), South (46), West (54), and Other (22).  "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.  

 

08/24

Priority calls only from 4:59 p.m. to 11:50 p.m. due to calls for service.

Priority calls only from 11:54 p.m. to 4:52 a.m. due to calls for service. 

MIDTOWN: Missing Adult – 9:54 a.m.  Officers received a report of a missing adult (27-year-old female).  Areas checked.  Attempt to locate aired.  Phone ping conducted and the subject was located safe.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 12:35 p.m.  Officers responded to Warner Park for a male subject located deceased in a wooded portion of the park.  Evidence of drug use observed.  Nothing suspicious identified at this time.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Autopsy pending.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 3:30 p.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a subject having a mental health crisis.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Weapons Offense – 5:34 p.m.  Officers responded to the 5900 block of Schroeder Rd for multiple reports of shots fired and vehicles fleeing the area.  No victims or suspects were located on scene.  Two residences and one vehicle were found to have been struck by gunfire.  Numerous casings were recovered from the area.  A male subject later showed up at a local hospital with a gunshot wound deemed to be non-life threatening.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Death Investigation – 6:47 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (69-year-old female).  Nothing suspicious observed.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 10:11 p.m.  Officers responded to Calypso Rd for a report of a stabbing.  Officers located a victim with non-life threatening injuries.  The victim was not cooperative with officers. Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Intoxicated Driver – 10:32 p.m.  Officers responded to a crash on Waubesa St involving a driver/suspect (31-year-old male) who was found to be impaired.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense).

08/25

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 2:09 a.m.  Officers responded to Hayes Rd and met with two victims who reported that a male subject pointed a gun at them.  The suspect was not on scene.  Investigation continuing. 

Incident Report with summary of evening events downtown: https://www.cityofmadison.com/police/newsroom/incidentreports/incident.cfm?id=26862 

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