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MPD Notable Calls 10/01/2020 to 10/02/2020

October 2, 2020 12:18 PM

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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 10/01/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 10/02/2020, MPD received 349 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 (59), East (79), Midtown (60), North (50), South (31), West (57), and Other (13).  "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. 


WEST: Residential Burglary – 5:39 am.  The victim reported a vehicle was stolen when it was left running and unoccupied in the driveway.  A second vehicle in the garage was rummaged through and a garage door opener and keys were stolen.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 6:14 am.  The victim reported that the suspect (48-year-old male) struck her in the face while they were arguing.  The suspect fled the scene prior to officers' arrival.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect and charge him with domestic battery and domestic disorderly conduct.

WEST: Stolen Auto – 7:53 am.  The victim reported his vehicle was stolen sometime overnight from his residence.  The keys were in the vehicle. The vehicle was listed as stolen and an ATL was aired.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 7:55 am.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (33-year-old male) was arguing with the two victims.  The suspect was determined to be incapacitated by alcohol and was taken to detox.  The suspect was charged with domestic disorderly conduct and bail jumping.

WEST: Stolen Auto – 9:39 am.  The victim reported her vehicle was stolen from her residence sometime overnight.  The keys were in the vehicle.  The vehicle was later recovered unoccupied.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 10:01 am.  Officers made contact with a subject (63-year-old male) who believed an acquaintance had stolen money from him.  No probable cause was developed to charge any suspects at this time.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Nonresidential Burglary – 10:04 am.  Workers renovating a building in the 4100 block of East Towne Blvd reported the theft of copper pipes from the building.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Bomb Threat – 12:35 pm.  Officers responded to a private school where staff had received an anonymous tip about a bomb threat.  The school was evacuated and a search was conducted.  Nothing suspicious was found.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Check Person – 2:29 pm.  Officers responded to the 2900 block of Atwood Ave where witnesses reported a subject (21-year-old male) was behaving strangely, yelling, jumping and stepping into the street.  The subject was temporarily placed into protective custody to be medically evaluated at a local hospital.  After being medically cleared he was released, as probable cause had not been developed for any crime.

EAST: Assist Fire – 4:29 pm.  Officers responded with Madison Fire to the Carbon Apartments in the 2400 block of Winnebago St where a full structure fire was reported.  MPD assisted with traffic control.

EAST: Death Investigation – 6:39 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where a family member discovered the subject (59-year-old male) deceased.  Nothing suspicious was found on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

SOUTH: OMVWI – 7:35 pm.  A security officer for the Comfort Inn and Suites at 1253 John Q Hammons Dr reported a suspect (35-year-old male) was passed out in his car in the parking lot.  Officers arrived on scene to discover open intoxicants in the vehicle, which was blocking a parking lane.  The suspect was arrested and charged with OWI 4th offense.

EAST: Traffic Crash – 8:20 pm.  The suspect (19-year-old male) was driving in the oncoming lane of traffic and struck a vehicle stopped at the intersection of Milwaukee St and St Paul Ave.  A firearm was located in the suspect vehicle.  The suspect was arrested and charged with felony bail jumping.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Aggravated/Substantial Battery – 8:27 pm.  Officers made contact with family members who reported that during a gathering at Allied Park, several unidentified suspects struck the juvenile victim twice in the face, breaking his jaw.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Assist EMS/Fire – 11:56 pm.  Officers responded to a residence for a pulseless nonbreather.  Officers administered naloxone and revived the patient, who was transported to the hospital.  No charges were substantiated.


NORTH: Death Investigation – 1:30 am.  Officers responded to a residence where a subject (57-year-old female) passed away due to medical issues.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

WEST: Stolen Auto – 2:24 am.  The victim reported his vehicle was stolen while he left it running and unoccupied at his residence.  The vehicle was listed as stolen and an ATL was aired.

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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