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MPD Notable Calls 09/10/2020 to 09/11/2020

September 11, 2020 11:01 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 09/10/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/11/2020, MPD received 316 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 (58), East (74), Midtown (49), North (57), South (27), West (42), and Other (9).  "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 6:10pm to 9:00pm due to calls for service.


WEST: Residential Burglary – 7:51 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence after the homeowner discovered his garage door opened and that his vehicle had been rifled through.  A garage door opener was found to have been taken/stolen.     

WEST: Residential Burglary – 8:09 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence after the homeowner discovered that someone entered their home through an open garage door.  A wallet and keys for two vehicles were taken/stolen.  A vehicle was rifled through.

WEST: Stolen Vehicle – 8:16 a.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen from a driveway.  The suspect(s) gained entry to the home by using the garage door opener in the vehicle that was unlocked.  Keys to two vehicles and two wallets were taken/stolen.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

EAST: Stolen Vehicle – 9:26 a.m.  A vehicle was stolen from a parking lot of a hotel.  Keys were inside of the vehicle at the time it was stolen.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.

MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 11:40 a.m.  Officers responded to a home that was broken into.  A television and cash were stolen. 

WEST: Recovered Stolen Auto – 1:34 pm.  An officer located a stolen vehicle unoccupied in the 7700 block of Carrington Dr.

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 2:10 pm.  Officers made contact with the suspect (63-year-old male) after he reportedly made suicidal statements.  The suspect was intoxicated which was a violation of his bail conditions.  The suspect was charged with multiple counts of bail jumping and conveyed to jail.

EAST: Drug Overdose – 2:24 pm.  Officers responded for a suspect (33-year-old female) who had overdosed on heroin.  MFD paramedics administered naloxone and revived the suspect.  Charges for the suspect may be forthcoming.

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 3:37 pm.  Officers assisted US marshals with taking a suspect (47-year-old male) into custody.  The suspect was conveyed to the jail.

CENTRAL: Drug Overdose – 5:18 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (19-year-old male) was found pulseless and not breathing.  MFD paramedics administered naloxone and revived the suspect.  The suspect was arrested and charged with possession of a controlled substance without a prescription.  The suspect was referred to the Madison Area Addiction Recovery Initiative (MAARI) program.

WEST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 5:21 pm.  The parents of a subject (14-year-old female) reported her missing.  An ATL was aired and the juvenile was listed as missing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

MIDTOWN: Armed Robbery – 6:11 pm.  Officers responded to the Summit Credit Union at 401 S Yellowstone Dr where five armed suspects approached employees leaving the bank and ordered them to open the bank vault. Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Information – 9:32 pm.  A caller reported she and her roommates observed an unknown subject pull up next to them in a vehicle at W Gilman St and University Ave and wave a gun at them.  The caller stated the gun was not pointed at them and the driver did not threaten them.  Officers checked the area but did not locate the suspect vehicle.


CENTRAL: Battery – 12:34 am.  The victim reported he was walking on Langdon St when the suspect (19-year-old male) approached him and attempted to strike him.  The victim attempted to flee and the suspect pursued the victim, caught him and battered him.  Officers arrested the suspect and cited him for battery.

EAST: Nonresidential Burglary – 2:49 am.  Security reported observing a suspect pry open the doors of Target at 4301 Lien Rd.  The suspect then exited through a side door with merchandise.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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