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MPD Notable Calls 09/17/2020 to 09/18/2020

September 18, 2020 11:21 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 09/17/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/18/2020, MPD received 486 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 (81), East (86), Midtown (79), North (78), South (60), West (65), and Other (37).  "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 5:30pm to 6:05pm and from 7:05pm to 3:55am due to calls for service.


CENTRAL: Recovered Stolen Auto – 6:20 am.  A downtown resident reported there was a vehicle in his driveway which did not belong to him and someone was sleeping in it.  Police made contact with the suspect (21-year-old female) and discovered the vehicle had been reported stolen out of Illinois.  The suspect was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:37 am.  Police responded to a residence where the victim and suspect (27-year-old male) were arguing.  There was outstanding probable cause to arrest the suspect for previous domestic incidents, thus the suspect was arrested and taken to jail.

MIDTOWN: Information – 3:30 pm.  Officers assisted Child Protective Services with an investigation of a report of child abuse.

MIDTOWN: Motor Vehicle vs Bicycle Crash – 3:46 pm.  Officers responded to Glenway St at Gregory St where a bicycle traveled through a red light and was struck by a vehicle.  The cyclist, who sustained minor injuries, was cited for violating the red light.

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 5:15 pm.  Officers learned of the location of a wanted suspect (30-year-old male) and responded to the area.  Officers arrested the suspect and conveyed him to jail on an additional charge of resisting/obstructing.

MIDTOWN: Traffic Crash – 7:01 pm.  Officers responded to Mineral Point Rd at Grand Canyon Dr for a two vehicle crash with significant injuries.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Disturbance – 7:16 pm.  The victim reported that while traveling in a vehicle with the suspect (21-year-old male), the suspect punched her in the face and pulled her from the vehicle.  The suspect fled the scene but was later arrested and charged with battery, disorderly conduct, threats to law enforcement and resisting.

WEST: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 10:00 pm.  Multiple callers reported hearing shots fired in the 1300 block of Loreen Dr.  One home on the block was hit with two rounds.  No subjects in the home were struck by the bullets.  Incident report completed on MPD website.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Assist Police – 11:07 pm.  Madison officers assisted Monona PD with a crash investigation on the beltline at Broadway.


EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:40 am.  Officers responded to a residence where the two suspects (31-year-old female and 35-year-old male) were arguing.  While officers were on scene, the female suspect began throwing tools from her vehicle at the male suspect.  The female suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct and resisting.  The male suspect was arrested and charged with resisting.

WEST: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 1:13 am.  Multiple callers reported hearing shots fired in the 5700 block of Piping Rock Rd.  It was reported a car flipped over and people were seen fleeing from the vehicle.  Shell casings and a firearm were located in the area.  Incident report completed on MPD website.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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