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MPD Notable Calls 09/29/2020 to 09/30/2020

September 30, 2020 7:07 AM


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 09/29/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/30/2020, MPD received 295 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 (51), East (60), Midtown (42), North (58), South (34), West (39), and Other (11).  "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.  



MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 6:02 a.m.  A suspect entered an unlocked vehicle in a driveway and gained access to the home by use of the garage door opener.  The suspect stole an iPad from inside the home.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Stolen Vehicle – 7:20 a.m.  An unlocked vehicle was stolen from a driveway overnight.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 9:23 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (69-year-old male).  Nothing suspicious observed.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

NORTH: Damage to Property – 12:14 p.m.  A vehicle window was shattered and likely caused by a BB-gun.  Contact made at a residence with two subjects.  Vehicle not believed to be targeted.  No injuries.   

NORTH: Sexual Assault – 12:17 p.m.  Officers received a sexual assault report from a female victim.  The potential suspect is known to the victim.  Investigation continuing. 

CITY-WIDE: Stolen Vehicle – 3:46 p.m.  A vehicle from a local rental agency was reported as not returned/overdue.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

MIDTOWN: Assist Police – 4:34 p.m.  A suspect (29-year-old male) brought to the hospital in ambulance after an overdose in Monona, fled on foot and MPD responded to assist.  The suspect was located hiding in a garage.  Monona PD has the lead on this this investigation.

NORTH: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 7:51 p.m.  A vehicle, confirmed to be stolen, was located on Barby Lane.  The driver/suspect (19-year-old male) was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle without consent, possession with intent to deliver cocaine and felony bail jumping.  The passenger/suspect (20-year-old male) was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle without consent (passenger), possession with intent to deliver THC and possession of drug paraphernalia.

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 10:00 p.m.  A wanted suspect (31-year-old male) was observed on State Street which was a violation of his bail conditions.  The suspect was arrested and charged with misdemeanor bail jumping (3 counts). 

NORTH: Child Neglect – 10:21 p.m.  Officers responded to a local motel and made contact with a family due to concerns of child neglect.  The father/suspect (34-year-old male) was arrested and charged with felony child neglect and a probation/parole hold.  The mother/suspect (34-year-old female) will be charged with felony child neglect, once she is located.  The children were released to a family member.  Child Protective Services notified.  Investigation continuing.


WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:13 a.m.  The Town of Madison PD stopped a vehicle as it was missing a tire and sparks were flying.  A domestic incident was found to have occurred between a victim (female) and suspect (28-year-old male).  The suspect was not located/contacted. Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Check Person – 1:32 a.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  The subject was located and taken into protective custody.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where he physically resisted officers and damaged property.  The subject/suspect (18-year-old male) was taken to jail to post on city ordinance citations for resisting/obstructing and criminal damage to property.

SOUTH:  Check Property – 3:14 a.m.  Officers responded to Ardsley Ln for reports of shots fired.  Area canvassed.  No evidence of shots fired located at this time. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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