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MPD Notable Calls 09/25/2020 to 09/28/2020

September 28, 2020 10:12 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 09/25/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/28/2020, MPD received 1,017 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 (191), East (227), Midtown (144), North (158), South (87), West (166), and Other (44).  "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.

 

09/25

Priority calls only from 5:02 p.m. to 6:02 p.m. due to calls for service. 

EAST: Residential Burglary – 8:08 a.m.  The victim reported someone stole car keys, a purse, and two vehicles from his residence overnight.  An ATL was aired and the vehicles were listed as stolen.

WEST: Missing Adult – 8:50 a.m.  A subject (49-year-old male) was reported missing and possibly suicidal.  An ATL was aired and the subject was listed as missing.

MIDTOWN: Conveyance Mental Health – 9:10 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital to assist with the transport of a subject to WMHI.  The transport occurred without incident.

NORTH: Disturbance – 11:07 a.m.  Officers responded to the Comfort Inn and Suites located at 4822 E Washington Ave for a suspect (28-year-old male) who was acting aggressively and scaring staff.  The suspect was determined to be experiencing a mental health crisis and was transported to WMHI.

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 3:11 p.m.  A subject (57-year-old male) was found deceased in his residence.  Some drug paraphernalia was found on scene but nothing suspicious.  Medical examiner responded.

EAST: Drug Incident/Investigation – 4:38 p.m.  Officers responded to Buckeye Rd at Quaker Cir for a report of a suspicious vehicle.  Officers made contact with the occupants and located marijuana, cash and paraphernalia. A suspect (20-year-old male) was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana with intent to deliver.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 6:55 p.m.  During an argument between the suspect (19-year-old male) and the victim, the suspect took the victim's phone and cut her neck with a knife.  The victim required stitches to close the wound.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 7:05 p.m.  During an argument between the suspect (43-year-old male) and victim, the suspect yelled at the victim, pushed her into a wall and threw things at her.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

09/26

Priority calls only from 6:05 a.m. to 9:47 a.m. due to calls for service. 

SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 12:00 a.m.  A victim reported that a suspect (36-year-old male) for whom there was outstanding probable cause was at her residence.  Town of Madison PD assisted with the arrest and transport to jail.

EAST: Check Property – 12:45 a.m.  Dispatch received several reports of shots fired in the 200 block of N Marquette St.  Officers checked the area but did not locate any evidence of shots fired, damage to property or reports of injured persons.

SOUTH: Check Property – 2:55 a.m.  Dispatch received multiple reports of shots fired in the 2200 block of Luann Ln.  Officers checked the area but did not locate evidence of shots fired, damage, or victims.

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 7:36 a.m.  Officers arrested a wanted suspect (51-year-old male) in the 600 block of State St and charged him with two counts of bail jumping.

EAST: Stolen Auto – 8:55 a.m.  A victim reported a known subject was in possession of her vehicle and she requested police assistance in recovering it.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:35 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 55-year-old male suspect).  The suspect struck the victim in the face.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic battery and disorderly conduct.

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 1:46 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 30-year-old male suspect).  The suspect physically assaulted the victim as he was driving.  Two children were in the vehicle at the time.  The suspect pulled into a convenience store parking lot and got out of the vehicle.  The victim attempted to drive away.  The suspect jumped on the hood and punched the windshield until it shattered.  The suspect pulled the victim out of the vehicle and continued to batter her.  The suspect was arrested/charged with 2nd degree reckless endangering safety, domestic battery (2 counts), domestic disorderly conduct, disorderly conduct and obstructing.      

EAST: Weapons Offense – 4:38 p.m.  A witness observed an occupant of a vehicle shooting at another vehicle in the area of N. Thompson Drive/Kurt Drive.  An occupied residence was struck by a bullet.  Officers located several spent bullet casings in the area.  No known injuries.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

EAST: Check Person – 7:48 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  The whereabouts of the subject was not known.  Attempt to locate aired.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Stolen Vehicle – 8:51 p.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen from a residence.  The keys had been left in the vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.

SOUTH: Drug Incident – 9:27 p.m.  Officers observed a vehicle with a suspicious temporary plate.  The vehicle was also driving erratically.  A traffic stop was initiated.  The driver/suspect (33-year-old male) did stop but attempted to drive off as officers approached him.  The suspect was detained and he resisted.  A loaded stolen handgun was located in the vehicle, along with heroin.  The suspect was arrested on the following charges: felon in possession of a firearm, receiving stolen property, possession of cocaine base, possession of MDMA, resisting and carrying a concealed weapon.  The suspect was also arrested on outstanding warrants for battery (2 counts), disorderly conduct (2 counts), criminal damage to property and a probation violation. 

EAST: Damage to Property – 11:20 p.m.  A suspect (31-year-old male) damaged a known victim's vehicle.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  The suspect will be charged, once he is located.  Investigation continuing. 

09/27

MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 1:32 a.m.  Officers responded to the area of Helene Parkway/Britta Drive for multiple reports of shots fired.  A vehicle was observed traveling at a high rate of speed from the area and a traffic stop was conducted.  Two subjects remained in the vehicle and a third subject fled on foot.  K9 track conducted.  The driver/suspect (24-year-old male) was arrested on an outstanding warrant.  Officers located casings near the entrance to the convenience store on Verona Rd.  A sign was found to have been struck by gunfire.  A second vehicle, found to be involved, was located and impounded. No reported injuries.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Check Person – 2:22 a.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  The subject was armed with a knife.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation. 

EAST: Armed Robbery – 4:22 a.m.  A victim reported that a group pulled guns on him.  The victim had his backpack, laptop, cell phones and cash stolen from him.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Non-Residential Burglary – 4:23 a.m.  Officers responded to an attempted burglary at the BP convenience store on Commercial Avenue.  The door was damaged but entry was not made.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 4:57 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving two subjects (female victim and 24-year-old male suspect).  The suspect physically assaulted a victim in a vehicle.  The driver/vehicle crashed into a pole at Wright/Anderson St.  The suspect and victim were conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect for eluding, domestic 2nd degree reckless endangering safety, domestic battery and multiple outstanding warrants. 

NORTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 9:56 a.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (16-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: Stolen Vehicle – 10:21 a.m.  A vehicle that was reported stolen overnight was involved in a crash that the State Patrol responded to.  It was reported that 2-6 individuals from the stolen vehicle fled on foot.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 10:32 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence where personal items were stolen overnight.  A door to the residence was found unlocked.  Investigation continuing.    

WEST: Death Investigation – 1:05 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a report of a subject down.  Lifesaving measures were attempted but not successful.  The decedent (59-year-old male) had a history of health concerns.  Nothing suspicious observed.  Medical Examiner's office responded.

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 2:14 p.m.  Officers responded to the 700 block of State Street for an altercation between two subjects (20-year-old male and 33-year-old male).  The 20-year-old male punched the other male which resulted in him falling to the ground, sustaining a laceration and requiring stitches.  The 33-year-old suspect produced a knife and a struggle continued between the two males, which resulted in one of them sustaining a minor cut to his finger.  The knife was recovered.  The 33-year-old suspect was arrested/charged with 1st degree reckless endangering safety.  The 20-year-old suspect was arrested/charged with substantial battery. 

EAST: Sexual Assault of a Child – 5:14 p.m.  Officers received a sexual assault of a child allegation.  Child Protective Services notified.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Strong Armed Robbery – 5:39 p.m. A victim reported being pushed down and that his phone was taken from him by three suspects.  Investigation continuing.   

WEST: Sexual Assault of a Child – 9:55 p.m.  Officers received a sexual assault of a child allegation.  Child Protective Services notified.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:06 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for sounds of a disturbance.  The involved subjects refused to answer the door.  Officers started to dialogue with the suspect (24-year-old male) who ultimately came out of the residence.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

SOUTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 10:16 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (17-year-old male).  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. 

09/28

EAST: Weapons Offense – 1:20 a.m.  Officers responded to the 6000 block of Driscoll Drive for multiple reports of shots fired and two vehicles fleeing from the area.  An occupied residence was found to have been struck 7 times by gunfire.  No reported injuries.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.    

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