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MPD Notable Calls 10/08/2020 to 10/09/2020

October 9, 2020 11:05 AM

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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 10/08/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 10/09/2020, MPD received 303 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 (49), Midtown (55), North (50), South (27), West (43), and Other (12).  "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: Check Person – 6:51 am.  Dispatch received a report that a suspect (36-year-old male) was trying to get into houses.  Officers made contact with the subject who appeared to be intoxicated and/or under the influence of drugs.  It was determined there was a warrant for the suspect's arrest, hence he was arrested and taken to jail.

MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 7:12 am.  The victim reported a vehicle was stolen from his residence as well as items inside the residence.  An ATL was aired and the vehicle was listed as stolen.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Theft from Auto – 11:03 am.  The victim reported a firearm was stolen from his truck which was parked in an underground garage.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Runaway Juvenile – 1:13 pm.  Family members reported a subject (16-year-old male) had run away.  An ATL was aired and the juvenile was listed as missing.

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 2:39 pm.  During a road rage incident, the victim and suspect (22-year-old male) stopped their vehicles and confronted each other near the intersection of Williamson St and Dickinson St.  The suspect pulled out a knife and threatened the victim before leaving the scene.  Officers located the suspect and arrested him for 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety.

CENTRAL: OMVWI – 4:50 pm.  Officers observed a stolen vehicle and conducted a traffic stop.  The driver/suspect (42-year-old female) was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle without consent, OWI 3rd offense and possession of drug paraphernalia.

CENTRAL: Aggravated Battery – 6:14 pm.  Witnesses observed the suspect (26-year-old male) battering the victim in the 600 block of State St.  The victim sustained a chipped tooth and was knocked unconscious.  The suspect was arrested and charged with substantial battery and bail jumping.

NORTH: Residential Burglary – 6:31 pm.  The victim reported her car was stolen from her residence after the unidentified suspect cut a screen to enter the victim's residence.  The victim was not home at the time.  Officers located the vehicle unoccupied.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 6:42 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (30-year-old male) and victim were arguing.  The suspect armed himself with a knife.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct while armed.

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 10:45 pm.  Multiple callers reported shots fired in the area north of Tenney Park.  Officers checked the area and found spent shell casings but no damage to property.  A victim reported he was near Tenney Park when a known suspect (18-year-old male) pistol whipped him.  Victim reported as he attempted to flee in his vehicle, shots were fired from the suspect vehicle.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 11:07 pm.  Dispatch received a report of a single gunshot being fired in the 900 block of S Park St.  Officers checked the area and did not locate any shell casings, property damage or signs of injured persons.


MIDTOWN: Assist EMS/Fire – 1:21 am.  Officers assisted Madison Fire in making contact with a subject (30-year-old male) who was suicidal.  UW PD took the subject into protective custody.

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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