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MPD Notable Calls 10/15/2020 to 10/16/2020

October 16, 2020 9:14 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 10/15/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 10/16/2020, MPD received 325 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 (69), East (70), Midtown (41), North (49), South (30), West (46), and Other (20).  "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 6:00 pm to 11:00 pm due to calls for service.


WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 9:28 am.  The victim and suspect (44-year-old female) were involved in an argument earlier at their residence. Officers responded but did not develop probable cause for any charges at that time.  The suspect went to stay with a family member.  Later the suspect returned to the residence, broke down the door and yelled at the victim.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct.

EAST: Traffic Crash – 11:54 am.  Dane County Sheriff's deputies observed the suspect vehicle traveling 74 mph in a 35 mph zone in Cottage Grove.  They pursued the vehicle which collided with another vehicle near the intersection of Cottage Grove Rd and Sprecher Rd.  The suspect (16-year-old male) was transported to the hospital for minor injuries.  The suspect vehicle was stolen out of Madison.

SOUTH: Stolen Auto – 1:02 pm.  A victim reported his vehicle was stolen.  The vehicle was listed as stolen and an ATL was aired.

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 2:30 pm.  During an argument between the victim and suspect (38-year-old female), the suspect grabbed a laptop from the victim and a struggle ensued.  The victim then attempted to pack a bag and the suspect threw the clothes out of the bag.  Officers arrived at the residence and arrested the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct.

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 2:50 pm.  Officers responded to a hospital where staff reported a patient was making statements about harming other people.  When contacted, the subject said he had no plan to act on his feelings.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health.  The subject was left in the care of hospital staff.

SOUTH: Disturbance – 4:04 pm.  Two subjects were involved in an argument in the 1100 block of S Park St.  One subject punched the other subject in the face while attempting to remove him from the vehicle they were occupying.  Officers did not develop probable cause to arrest either subject.

NORTH: Weapons Offense Person w/ Gun – 5:58 pm.  Officers responded to the 2500 block of Brentwood Pkwy where witnesses reported hearing gunshots and observing a suspect vehicle and victim fleeing the area.  Upon arrival on scene officers located firearms and shell casings.  Officers located the victim who was transported to the hospital.  Officers also located the suspect vehicle and made contact with one of the suspects (28-year-old male).  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 7:45 pm.  Officers responded to Merry St for reports of shots fired.  Shell casings were recovered but no there were no reports of damaged property or injured persons.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:31 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where a subject armed himself with a knife and threatened care givers.  The subject was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct while armed.

CENTRAL: Battery – 10:08 pm.  The suspect (39-year-old male) was arguing with other individuals on and off all day in the 500 block of State St.  At one point the suspect spit in a victim's face and kicked a second victim in the groin.  Officers arrested the suspect and charged him with battery, disorderly conduct and bail jumping.


CENTRAL: Information/Check Person – 12:24 am.  The friends of a subject (20-year-old female) contacted police after she reported to them that she was walking home and implied nonconsensual sexual contact may have occurred while she was on a date.  The friends found the subject to be highly intoxicated.  Officers made contact with all parties involved and the subject stated she was not sexually assaulted.  No further police action was deemed necessary.

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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