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MPD Notable Calls 10/07/2020 to 10/08/2020

October 8, 2020 8:50 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 10/07/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 10/08/2020, MPD received 340 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 (67), East (71), Midtown (49), North (49), South (35), West (58), 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.  



Priority calls only from 6:08 p.m. to 6:42 p.m. due to calls for service.

SOUTH: Assist Police – 9:27 a.m.  Officers responded to a vehicle vs. bicycle crash on John Nolen/Rimrock Rd (Town of Madison PD jurisdiction).  MPD assisted with traffic control. 

WEST: Non-Residential Burglary – 11:02 a.m.  A business was broken into overnight.  Nothing of value reported as missing.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 11:46 a.m.  An unoccupied stolen vehicle was located/recovered.  Vehicle towed.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Check Person – 12:49 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of an unconscious, unresponsive subject in a vehicle with children.  The subject was contacted by officers and woken up.  No signs of impairment.  Arrangements made for a responsible party to come get the children.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for a medical evaluation. 

MIDTOWN: Intoxicated Driver – 9:00 p.m.  A driver/suspect (22-year-old male) struck another vehicle and attempted to leave the scene.  The suspect was determined to be impaired.  The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense).

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 9:14 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence where a suspect (23-year-old male) showed up but had a court order to not be there.  The suspect caused a disturbance at the residence by throwing rocks.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic stalking, bail jumping (3 counts) and violation of a restraining order. 

NORTH: Theft from Vehicle – 10:26 p.m.  A vehicle was reported to be entered and items stolen from it – including tools and a handgun.  The gun was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 


WEST: Intoxicated Driver – 12:45 a.m.  Officers observed a driver/vehicle weaving in her lane and crashing.  The driver/suspect (32-year-old female) refused field sobriety tests.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for a blood draw (via a warrant) due to 3 previous operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated arrests.  The suspect resisted and threatened officers.   The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (4th offense) and threats to law enforcement. 

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 2:21 a.m.  Officers responded to a business on S. Blair St for a disturbance involving a 49-year-old male suspect.  An employee stated the suspect followed her and attempted to get into the business.  The employee reported that she had to push the suspect to keep him from getting inside.  The suspect obtained a cut lip but initially there were no explanations for how that occurred.  The suspect was arrested/charged with trespassing, disorderly conduct and a parole violation.  The suspect later changed his story and said that a second subject was involved in removing him from the business (the subject was not identified). 

MIDTOWN: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 2:30 a.m.  Fitchburg PD recovered a stolen vehicle from Madison.  Vehicle processed and recovered.

CENTRAL: Intoxicated Driver – 4:07 a.m.  Officers located a driver/suspect (22-year-old male) slumped behind the wheel.  EMS also responded.  A window had to be broken to extract the suspect.  Drug paraphernalia was located.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital where he was cited for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense).

MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 7:12 a.m.  A vehicle was stolen from a residential garage.  The vehicle was entered as stolen in the appropriate databases.     

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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