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MPD Notable Calls 10/06/2020 to 10/07/2020

October 7, 2020 7:50 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 10/06/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 10/07/2020, MPD received 329 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 (62), East (81), Midtown (54), North (55), South (35), West (34), and Other (8).  "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.  



SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 11:24 a.m.  A driver/victim reported that a passenger in another vehicle pointed a gun at him as they were driving near S. Park St/Fish Hatchery Rd area.  Suspect vehicle not on scene.  Investigation continuing.     

NORTH: Death Investigation – 1:06 p.m.  Officers responded to assist with identification of a deceased subject.  Officers responded to the hotel where the decedent had been staying.  An ID card was located.  The information was provided to the hospital and the Medical Examiner's office.  Nothing suspicious observed in the hotel room. 

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 1:48 p.m.  Officers met with a victim who had his wallet stolen from his residence.  The victim discovered that his debit and credit cards were used at a store on State Street.  The victim went to the store and obtained a description of the suspect.  Officers located the suspect (56-year-old male) on State Street.  The suspect was arrested/charged with financial transaction card crime and felony bail jumping (2 counts).

SOUTH: Check Person – 2:28 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject with mental health concerns not taking their medication.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where an emergency detention was going to be explored.  The subject was ultimately voluntarily admitted to the hospital. 

SOUTH: Stolen Vehicle – 2:45 p.m.  A vehicle was stolen from a residence (vehicle was running and had the keys in it).  The vehicle was located, after having been involved in a crash.  Two subjects/suspects fled from the vehicle on foot.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Missing Adult – 3:29 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing adult (20-year-old female).  Areas checked.  Attempt to locate aired.  The subject was listed as missing in the appropriate databases. 

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 5:03 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (82-year-old female).  Nothing suspicious identified.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

EAST: Death Investigation – 6:56 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (77-year-old male).  Nothing suspicious identified.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 7:27 p.m.  Officers responded to Moorland Rd for reports of shots fired.  Area canvassed. No evidence of shots fired located.    

EAST: Sexual Assault – 8:51 p.m. Officers met with a victim who reported being sexually assaulted by a known suspect (39-year-old male).  Suspect not on scene.  No charges substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Adult Arrested Persons – 9:41 p.m.  Officers responded to a business on E. Washington Ave for shoplifting.  One suspect (29-year-old female) was arrested for bail jumping and issued a citation for retail theft.  A second suspect (31-year-old male) was arrested for bail jumping and issued a citation for retail theft.  The female suspect was discovered to have drugs hidden on her.  She was charged with possession of cocaine and fentanyl. 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:47 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance involving a 29-year-old male.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct, disorderly conduct (2 counts), domestic strangulation, domestic battery and domestic criminal damage to property.    

EAST: Adult Arrested Persons – 11:00 p.m.  Dane County Sheriff's Office conducted a traffic stop where a stolen handgun was recovered (MPD case).  Two suspects (21-year-old female and 29-year-old male) were arrested/charged with possession of a stolen firearm.    


WEST: Stolen Vehicle – 6:15 a.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen from overnight.  The keys were in the vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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