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MPD Notable Calls 09/04/2020 to 09/08/2020

September 8, 2020 10:46 AM

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The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to (Friday morning to Tuesday 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 09/04/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/08/2020, MPD received 1,430 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 (274), East (282), Midtown (250), North (220), South (132), West (202), and Other (70).  "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.

 

09/04

Priority calls only from 1:02 p.m. to 2:04 p.m. due to calls for service.

Priority calls only from 2:12 p.m. to 7:32 p.m. due to calls for service.

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 9:22 a.m.  Officers received information regarding the whereabouts of a wanted suspect (19-year-old male).  The suspect was taken into custody without incident.

EAST: Traffic Crash – 2:06 p.m.  The driver/suspect (32-year-old male) was traveling at a high rate of speed southbound on S Stoughton Rd approaching Buckeye Rd when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a guard rail.  The suspect vehicle became airborne and then struck a vehicle traveling in the northbound lanes before rolling down the embankment on the east side of Stoughton Rd.  The suspect and his passenger were ejected from the vehicle.  The passenger succumbed to her injuries.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 3:00 p.m.  Staff at the mayor's office contacted police regarding communication they received from a subject (46-year-old female) who stated her life was in danger.  Officers learned the subject was recently hospitalized for mental health issues.  Journey Mental Health was consulted.  Attempts to contact the subject were unsuccessful.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 6:54 p.m.  The victim, owner and manager of a downtown restaurant, approached the suspect (33-year-old male) who was harassing restaurant patrons.  The suspect punched the victim multiple times. Officers arrested the suspect and charged him with three counts of disorderly conduct and resisting.

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 6:59 p.m.  Officers conveyed a subject (32-year-old male) to a local hospital where he was admitted for a mental health evaluation.

EAST: Death Investigation – 7:32 p.m.  Staff at Hy-Vee grocery store reported a subject (38-year-old female) was not responsive in the women's restroom.  Officers and MFD paramedics arrived on scene and performed life-saving efforts, which were unsuccessful.  There was nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

EAST: Disturbance – 8:28 p.m.  Officers responded to the Olbrich Biergarten, 3527 Atwood Ave, for a report of a belligerent and intoxicated suspect (40-year-old male) who was yelling racial slurs.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting.

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 9:10 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence where the subject (25-year-old male) was found to have committed suicide.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

09/05

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:50 a.m.  During an argument between the victim and suspect (21-year-old male), the suspect punched the walls and knocked things over in the residence.  Officers arrested the suspect and charged him with battery to law enforcement, discharging bodily fluids at a public safety worker, resisting, domestic disorderly conduct, and criminal damage to property.

EAST: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 8:40 a.m.  An officer located an unoccupied stolen vehicle.  The Dane County Sheriff's Office responded to process and take possession of the vehicle.

EAST: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 11:16 a.m.  The victim reported she was driving near the intersection of Jana Ln and N Thompson Dr when she heard three "pops" behind her and felt something impact her car.  Upon inspecting her car, she noticed a bullet hole in her rear bumper.  The victim had no suspect information.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 12:28 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 36-year-old male suspect).  The suspect caused damage to the residence.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct and bail jumping.

NORTH: Armed Robbery – 2:35 p.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported being robbed at gunpoint by two male suspects around 2am.  The suspects took the victims cell phone, a gun and other personal items.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Child Abuse – 3:44 p.m. Officers received a report of a juvenile being punched by a known suspect (18-year-old male).  Suspect is at-large.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once he is located. 

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 4:07 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 63-year-old male suspect).  The suspect hit the victim's vehicle window multiple times and threatened to kill him.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct.  The suspect was also charged with bail jumping and threats to law enforcement.

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 10:34 p.m.  Officers received multiple reports of shots fired with varied geographical locations.  Officers checked multiple locations but no evidence of shots fired was located.  No reported injuries or property damage.

09/06

EAST: Intoxicated Driver – 2:06 a.m.  Officers responded to the 2900 block of Atwood Ave for a vehicle/driver that veered off the road and hit a traffic sign.  The driver/suspect (33-year-old male) was found to be impaired.  The suspect was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense) and released to a responsible party.

CENTRAL: Intoxicated Driver – 3:44 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a vehicle in Lake Mendota off the end of Lake Street.  The driver/suspect (23-year-old male) was contacted at a convenience store on Monroe Street.  The driver was found to be impaired.  The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense). 

EAST: Check Area – 4:14 a.m.  Officers responded to the 5000 block of Milwaukee St for a few reports of shots fired.  Area checked.  No evidence of shots fired located.  No reported injuries or property damage.

EAST: Check Person – 4:36 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of an elderly subject wearing slippers trying to get into vehicles.  The subject was contacted.  The subject suffers from dementia and had walked away from home.  The subject was returned safely home.

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 10:21 a.m.  Officers checked the welfare of a subject and took her into protective custody.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was subsequently conveyed to Winnebago under an emergency protection order.

WEST: Check Person – 11:40 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject with declining mental health concerns.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  An emergency detention may be sought. Outcome pending.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 12:53 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 50-year-old female suspect).  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 3:03 p.m.  Officers responded to a motel for a report of a deceased subject (58-year-old male).  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious observed.  The decedent had multiple health concerns.

WEST: Mental Health Conveyance – 3:57 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a juvenile out of control and combative.  Officers spent a significant amount of time working to find the best solution for the juvenile.  In the end, there was no choice but to take the juvenile into protective custody and seek an emergency detention.  The subject was later conveyed to Winnebago. 

EAST: Disturbance – 7:00 p.m.  Officers responded to a convenience store on Annamark Drive for a disturbance involving a 20-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was found to be in possession of marijuana.  The suspect was conveyed to jail to post on a casual possession of THC. 

WEST: Armed Robbery – 7:11 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of an armed robbery.  The victim reported that three male suspects robbed him at gunpoint.  The suspects took the victim's hunting rifles.  The suspect vehicle/occupants were located/stopped by Mt. Horeb PD.  Investigation continuing. 

09/07

Priority calls only from 12:57 p.m. to 4:47 p.m. due to calls for service.

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 12:04 a.m.  Officers responded to a business on State St for an unwanted subject/suspect (43-year-old male).  The suspect caused a disturbance, threatened staff and refused to leave the premises.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct, trespassing, bail jumping (8 counts) and creating/permitting a health nuisance.

MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 3:44 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence after the residents heard their garage door opening and their vehicle leaving the garage.  A door to the garage was left unlocked and the suspect(s) entered the garage through the door.  The vehicle was stolen, along with keys, purses and other personal items.  The vehicle was entered as stolen in the appropriate databases. Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 8:13 a.m.  A wanted suspect (37-year-old male) was taken into custody and conveyed to jail without incident. 

SOUTH: Check Welfare – 8:31 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of the resident.  The 55-year-old female subject was located injured in her home.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital in critical condition.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Stolen Vehicle – 11:55 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of three subjects fleeing from an abandoned vehicle sitting in traffic.  The vehicle was confirmed to be stolen.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 2:05 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (64-year-old male).  Nothing suspicious observed.  Medical Examiner's office responded.

EAST: Death Investigation – 3:00 p.m.   Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (71-year-old female).  Nothing suspicious observed.  Medical Examiner's office responded.

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 3:06 p.m.  Officers responded to an incident where a driver pointed a gun at another vehicle travelling on 151/American Parkway.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Armed Robbery – 10:19 p.m.  A suspect walked into a convenience store on Cross Hill with a knife and demanded money.  The suspect fled on foot.  K9 track completed.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.

09/08

CENTRAL: Battery – 12:54 a.m.  Officers responded to E. Mifflin St for a disturbance.  A victim reported being physically assaulted by two male subjects/suspects.  A 29-year-old male suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct and bail jumping.  A 40-year-old male suspect fled from officers but was apprehended.  The suspect was arrested/charged with resisting, possession of drug paraphernalia, strangulation and an outstanding warrant. 

MIDTOWN: Intoxicated Driver – 2:46 a.m.  A vehicle/driver was observed operating on the wrong side of a divided roadway (Odana/S. Gammon Rd).  A traffic stop was conducted.  The driver/suspect (41-year-old male) was found to be impaired.  The suspect attempted to bite an officer.  The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense), an outstanding warrant and attempted battery to a police officer. 

SOUTH: Armed Robbery – 5:14 a.m.  A male suspect entered a convenience store on S. Park Street with a gun and demanded money.  Suspect fled.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Armed Robbery – 5:36 a.m.  A male suspect entered a convenience store on E. Washington Ave with a gun and demanded money and cigarettes.  Suspect fled.  Suspect matched the description of the earlier robbery on S. Park St.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Missing Adult – 7:55 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of an elderly subject with dementia who walked away from home.  The subject was located and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation. 

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