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MPD Notable Calls 08/28/2020 to 08/31/2020

August 31, 2020 9:38 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 08/28/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/31/2020, MPD received 1,077 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 (201), East (222), Midtown (150), North (194), South (105), West (156), and Other (49).  "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.

 

08/28

Priority calls only from 6:13 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. due to calls for service. 

EAST: Drug Overdose – 4:22 a.m.  Officers responded to the 600 block of Atlas Ave for a suspect (25-year-old female) who was overdosing.  Madison Fire paramedics administered naloxone and revived the suspect.  The suspect was arrested and charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.  A second suspect on scene (39-year-old male) was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine, possession of paraphernalia and obstructing.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 5:16 a.m.  The victim reported that during an argument, the suspect (44-year-old male) pushed her to the ground and then punched, bit, strangled and slapped her.  The victim also reported the suspect took her phone.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic battery, disorderly conduct, intimidation of a victim and strangulation.  The suspect is at large.

EAST: Residential Burglary – 5:51 a.m.  The victim reported he discovered his garage light was on and upon entering the garage observed that screwdrivers belonging to the victim had been placed in the window of another vehicle parked in the garage.  The victim briefly went into his residence and when he returned, the screwdrivers were gone.  Officers responded to the residence and upon checking the garage of a neighboring apartment, the suspect (39-year-old male) fled from the garage.  The victim's tools were located in this garage.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Nonresidential Burglary – 8:23 a.m.  The joint owners of a west side business reported someone broke into the business and stole merchandise.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Traffic Crash – 8:39 a.m.  A minivan struck two cars on the beltline at Fish Hatchery Rd. One of the cars then struck a truck, causing the truck to roll over.  Mechanical failure is believed to be the cause of the crash.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:06 p.m.  The victim reported that during an argument, the suspect (28-year-old male) punched a hole in the wall and then physically prevented the victim from leaving.  The suspect punched the victim multiple times in the face.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct, battery, criminal damage to property and false imprisonment.  The suspect is at large.

WEST: Fraud – 4:16 p.m.  A victim reported she lost $5,000 in a scam in which the scammers contacted her by phone claiming to be MPD detectives.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

NORTH: OMVWI – 6:24 p.m.  Officers responded to the Kwik Trip at 3528 E Washington Ave for a suspect (56-year-old male) passed out in his vehicle.  The suspect was arrested and charged with OWI 4th offense.

EAST: OMVWI – 6:51 p.m.  Witnesses reported observing the suspect (32-year-old male) nearly strike a bicyclist while driving.  The suspect was then observed parking, entering a residence, and emerging with a bottle of liquor.  Witnesses prevented the suspect from entering his vehicle until officers arrived on scene.  The suspect was arrested and charged with OWI 1st offense.

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 7:51 p.m.  The suspect (31-year-old male) entered Festival Foods at 810 E Washington Ave without a shirt or mask.  The suspect was asked to leave the store and he complied.  The suspect returned to the store later carrying a stick.  Officers responded and arrested the suspect on charges of resisting, disorderly conduct while armed, trespass, and bail jumping.

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 11:17 p.m.  Officers contacted an intoxicated suspect (41-year-old male) at Qdoba at 2 N Park St.  Earlier in the evening, paramedics had attempted to transport the suspect to the hospital for a laceration to his foot but the suspect had walked away from the scene.  At the time of this call, the suspect was successfully transported to a hospital and treated for his injury.  He was also arrested and charged with bail jumping as he had bail conditions not to consume alcohol.

08/29

EAST: Weapons Offense – 1:20 a.m.  Dispatch received multiple calls about possible shots fired in the area of Rosemary Ave and Hermina St.  Officers checked the area but did not locate any evidence of shots fired.  There were no reports of damage to property or injuries.

CENTRAL: Battery – 4:56 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence where a victim reported a known suspect (40-year-old male) broke into the apartment where he was spending time with a friend and proceeded to chase him around the building.  The suspect bit the victim multiple times in the back.  The suspect was arrested and charged with burglary, battery and a parole violation.

NORTH: Check Person – 10:59 a.m.  Officers responded to Governors Island to check on two subjects in a vehicle.  No charges were substantiated.

EAST: Sexual Assault of a Child – 11:46 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of sexual assault of a child.  One suspect (41-year-old male) was arrested/charged with 2nd degree sexual assault and numerous warrants.  A second suspect was also identified.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Robbery – 1:06 p.m.  Officers responded to the Amstar gas station at 1129 S Park St where an unidentified suspect robbed the store and fled in a vehicle.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 8:08 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 22-year-old male suspect).  The suspect knocked the victim to the ground.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic battery and domestic disorderly conduct.

NORTH: Hit and Run – 8:55 p.m.  Officers responded to Forster Drive after a vehicle was reported to be on its side and the driver was observed walking away from the area.  Investigation continuing. 

08/30

NORTH: Sexual Assault of a Child – 12:24 a.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported being sexually assaulted by a known suspect (36-year-old male).  Child Protective Services plugged in.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 2:23 a.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (15-year-old female).  The juvenile has a history of running away.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.

WEST: Weapons Offense – 3:08 a.m.  Officers responded to Balsam Rd for multiple reports of shots fired.  Shell casings were recovered in the area.  A residence was located with 2 bullet holes in the siding.  No reported injuries.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 4:30 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital to check the welfare of a subject.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  Emergency detention being explored.  Investigation continuing.  **The subject left the hospital against medical advice.  The subject had not received a medical clearance, so therefore an emergency detention was not possible.  The subject was located in the care of his mother and ultimately left in her care. 

WEST: Disturbance – 4:35 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving two suspects (28-year-old female and 23-year-old male).  The female suspect broke glass to a residential door and entered the residence.  The male suspect confronted the female with a knife.  The suspects were engaged in a previous incident after they had used illegal drugs.  The female suspect was arrested/charged with trespassing and criminal damage to property.  The male suspect was cited for disorderly conduct. 

CITY-WIDE: Assist Law Enforcement – 4:42 a.m.  Officers assisted Fitchburg PD with a weapons offense incident where one subject sustained a gunshot wound.  Fitchburg PD has the lead on this investigation.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 7:50 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 27-year-old male suspect).  The suspect punched, kicked and threw the victim to the ground during an argument.  The suspect was arrested/charged with battery and intimidation of a victim. 

EAST: Check Person – 10:10 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a non-verbal adult. The adult was observed with numerous bruises.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Intoxicated Driver – 4:10 p.m.  An officer observed a vehicle/driver squeal his tires and fishtail around a corner.  A traffic stop was conducted.  The driver/suspect (57-year-old male) was found to be impaired.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (8th offense). 

CENTRAL: Drug Incident – 7:16 p.m.  Officers responded to a convenience store on Williamson St for a subject/suspect (33-year-old male) experiencing an overdose.  The suspect was revived and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The suspect was cited for possession of heroin. 

WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 9:01 p.m.  Officers responded to a property damage crash on New Washburn Way.  The subject/suspect (48-year-old male) was found to have an outstanding warrant.  The suspect attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended.  The suspect was arrested/charged with the outstanding warrant, resisting and bail jumping (4 counts). 

EAST: Sexual Assault – 10:18 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital and met with a victim who reported being sexually assaulted by a known suspect.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 11:22 p.m.    Officers observed an occupied stolen vehicle and a traffic stop was initiated.  The driver/suspect (18-year-old male) had a loaded handgun on him, which was also confirmed to be stolen.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without consent and carrying a concealed weapon.  Officers were alerted to a second vehicle in the area that was involved.  Drugs/paraphernalia and another handgun were recovered.  Both vehicles were towed.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 11:46 p.m.  Officers responded to the area of Cedar St/Hickory St for reports of shots fired.  Numerous casings recovered.  No reported property damage or injuries. 

08/31

CENTRAL: Crash with Property Damage – 1:10 a.m.  Officers responded to the 1200 block of Williamson St for a report of a crash.  Two vehicles were found to be involved and both drivers received numerous citations.  No injuries were reported.  One of the vehicles went through the lower panel of a garage door to a fire station.  One of the drivers/suspects (19-yaer-old male) was located with ecstasy and was therefore arrested/charged. 

NORTH: Drug Incident - 5:04 a.m.  Officers responded to N. Sherman Ave for a report of a subject/suspect (21-year-old man) down in the street.  The suspect was revived and conveyed to a local hospital where he admitted to using heroin.  The suspect was referred to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI) and left in the care of medical staff.  

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