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MPD Notable Calls 10/23/2020 to 10/26/2020

October 26, 2020 9:36 AM

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The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to (Friday morning to Monday morning) 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 10/23/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 10/26/2020, MPD received 1,071 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 (201), East (202), Midtown (170), North (174), South (109), West (144), and Other (71).  "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.

 

10/23

Priority calls only from 11:04 a.m. to 2:17 p.m. due to calls for service.

SOUTH: Nonresidential Burglary – 5:51 a.m. The owner of the Shell gas station at 950 S Park St reported an unknown suspect forced entry to the business and stole cash and merchandise from the store.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Found Property – 8:13 a.m.  A caller to dispatch reported she discovered a handgun while walking in the 2900 block of McKenna Blvd.  Officers took possession of the firearm and determined it was not stolen.

EAST: Stolen Auto – 9:28 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 5000 block of Camden Rd for a suspicious vehicle.  Officers determined the vehicle was listed as stolen.  Officers observed a handgun in the vehicle and attempted contact with the occupant/suspect (20-year-old male).  The suspect fled in the vehicle but after a pursuit, was located hiding in a wooded area.  The suspect was arrested and charged with OMVWOC, resisting, and fleeing/eluding.

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 9:31 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for a suicidal patient (28-year-old female).  The subject was placed in protective custody and conveyed to Winnebago MHI.

WEST: Death Investigation – 10:34 a.m.  Staff at an assisted living facility discovered a subject (73-year-old female) deceased.  Nothing suspicious was found on scene.

WEST: Check Property – 1:46 p.m.  A subject reported her car was stolen from outside her residence.  It was later determined the vehicle was towed.

EAST: Theft – 1:49 p.m.  The victim reported she was loading groceries into her car at Hy-Vee when the suspect stole her purse. Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 5:34 p.m.  During an argument inside their residence, the suspect (54-year-old female) armed herself with a knife and threatened the victim.  During a physical struggle, the victim sustained a cut to her arm.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct while armed, battery and intimidation of a victim.

EAST: Strong Arm Robbery – 7:14 p.m.  The victim reported the suspect (30-year-old female) grabbed him by the throat and pushed him up against a vehicle during a dispute over a phone.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for battery, disorderly conduct, and attempted robbery.  Suspect remains at large.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 8:19 p.m.  The wife of a subject (79-year-old male) discovered him down in the residence.  Life saving measures were unsuccessful.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 9:22 p.m.  Officers were in the 600 block of W Main St when they observed the suspect (18-year-old male) throw the victim to the ground.  The victim fled the area but was later contacted by officers.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, underage drinking, and carrying a false ID.

EAST: Assist Fire – 11:41 p.m.  Officers assisted Madison Fire with a small fire that started inside a garage in the 4200 block of Jerome St.

10/24

Priority calls only from 8:58 p.m. to 9:37 p.m. due to calls for service.

Priority calls only from 11:36 p.m. to 3:42 a.m. due to calls for service.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 1:00 a.m.  Several callers reported hearing shots fired on S Stoughton Rd south of Cottage Grove Rd.  Officers located shell casings just north of Buckeye Rd on S Stoughton Rd.  Officers made contact with a victim who reported her vehicle was shot at while driving on S Stoughton Rd.  The vehicle was struck four times.  None of the occupants were injured.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

EAST: Battery – 3:17 a.m.  The victim reported two known suspects punched and kicked him during an argument.  The victim suffered multiple injuries.  The suspects have yet to be identified.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Check Person – 6:57 a.m.  Officers responded to the 3100 block of E Washington Ave where a male subject was reported to be behaving oddly.  Officers checked the area but did not locate the subject.

EAST: Death Investigation – 9:00 a.m.  Staff at a senior living facility located the subject (76-year-old male) deceased.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

WEST: Stolen Vehicle – 12:39 p.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen from a garage of an apartment complex.  The registered owner reported that the vehicle was locked and that the keys were not in the vehicle.  Attempt to located aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.

SOUTH: Traffic Incident – 1:12 p.m.  A traffic stop was attempted at W. Badger/Cypress Way and the vehicle/driver was slow to stop.  The driver/suspect (43-year-old male) was found to have an active warrant.  Due to current COVID guidelines at the jail (the warrant was a civil process warrant) the suspect was identified and released from the scene.

SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 2:48 p.m.  A wanted suspect (27-year-old male) was taken into custody on several outstanding warrants via a traffic stop. 

WEST: Retail Theft – 4:45 p.m.  A suspect (30-year-old female) was taken into custody for felony retail theft, felony bail jumping (8 counts), misdemeanor bail jumping (2 counts) and disorderly conduct. 

SOUTH: Missing Adult – 4:50 p.m.  A 29-year-old female was reported as missing.  Addresses checked.  Attempt to locate aired.  The subject was listed as missing in the appropriate databases.

WEST: Child Abuse – 4:54 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of possible child abuse where a juvenile was observed with a scratch on her face and an allegation that her mother/suspect (42-year-old female) caused it.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Retail Theft – 7:47 p.m.  Officers responded to a business on West Towne Mall after 4 suspects entered the store and stole merchandise.  A staff member attempted to stop the suspects and was punched.  A security guard located the suspect's vehicle running and unoccupied.  As the security guard attempted to turn off the vehicle two suspects got into the vehicle, attempted to drive away and injured the security guard.  The two suspects fled on foot and one (21-year-old male) was apprehended.  The suspect was arrested/charged with felony retail theft party to a crime and receive stolen property.  The second suspect (28-year-old male) was identified and remains at-large.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Strong Armed Robbery – 8:45 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a vehicle dragging something and sparks flying.  A traffic stop was attempted.  The vehicle stopped and the driver/suspect (21-year-old male) fled on foot and got into a delivery driver's vehicle who refused to drive him anywhere.  The suspect attempted to steal a bag with money in it.  The suspect fled on foot and attempted to get into another vehicle.  The suspect was apprehended and arrested.  The suspect was charged with eluding, battery, attempted robbery, resisting, 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety, 1st offense operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, felony bail jumping, misdemeanor bail jumping and a probation hold.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 11:08 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance on E. Mifflin St.  The suspect (15-year-old male) stabbed a victim in the back.  The victim was driven to a local hospital for treatment.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  The suspect returned to the residence armed with sticks.  The suspect fled on foot and was apprehended by officers.  The suspect was arrested and conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center.  The suspect was charged with 1st degree recklessly endangering safety. The victim received stitches for his injuries and was released from the hospital.

10/25

Priority calls only from 11:15 p.m. to  12:02 a.m. due to calls for service.   

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 12:06 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for an unknown/unwanted subject/suspect (31-year-old male) attempting to get into the home.  The suspect displayed a firearm and left the residence.  Officers observed the suspect and a foot pursuit took place.  The suspect was apprehended and found to be in possession of a facsimile firearm.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct while armed (3 counts) and resisting.

CENTRAL: Non-Residential Burglary – 12:32 a.m.  Officers responded to a business on S. Bassett St/W. Main St for a break-in.  The two suspects (15-year-old male and 13-year-old male) fled on foot but were apprehended.  The suspects were arrested and charged with resisting (additional charges may be forthcoming).  The suspects were processed and released to their parents.

WEST: Residential Burglary – 6:54 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for burglary that occurred overnight.  Suspect(s) entered the garage through an unlocked utility door, rummaged through vehicles and entered the home through an unlocked door.  Personal items/electronics were stolen from the home.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Theft from Vehicle – 7:20 a.m.  Officers responded to a stolen firearm from an unlocked vehicle.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Disturbance – 8:30 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a suspect (36-year-old female) screaming and waving a pistol around.  The suspect was contacted and she admitted to plans of shooting another subject.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct while armed and 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety. 

MIDTOWN: Stolen Vehicle – 8:41 a.m.  A vehicle was stolen overnight from a residence.  The vehicle was reportedly locked and the keys were not in the vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.

MIDTOWN: Stolen Vehicle – 9:16 a.m.  A vehicle was stolen overnight from a residence.  The vehicle was reportedly locked and the keys were not in the vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.

MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 12:40 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a wanted suspect (35-year-old male) on scene. The suspect fled on foot when officers arrived.  K9 responded and apprehended the suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged for an outstanding warrant, resisting, bail jumping and drug charges.

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 4:18 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a pulseless non-breathing subject (who arrived in a vehicle).  Lifesaving measures attempted but were not successful.  The subject (63-year-old male) was pronounced deceased.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious observed.  The decedent had multiple health concerns.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Sexual Assault of a Child – 4:19 p.m.  Officers responded to a sexual assault of a child allegation.  Child Protective Services plugged in.  Victim and suspect are known to each other.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 5:33 p.m.  Officers responded to a pulseless non-breathing subject.  Lifesaving measures not successful.  The subject (66-year-old female) was pronounced deceased.  The decedent had reportedly not been feeling well.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious observed. 

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 5:33 p.m.  Officers responded to a pulseless non-breathing subject.  Lifesaving measures attempted.  The subject (75-year-old male) was conveyed to a local hospital and was pronounced deceased.  

CENTRAL: Check Person – 8:50 p.m. Officers met with a subject with injuries.  The subject reported that he had fallen down but also said he was strangled by someone.  The subject made suicidal statements and was impaired.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Residential Burglary – 10:52 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a reported break-in.  No evidence of a break-in observed/identified. 

10/26

SOUTH: Stolen Vehicle – 12:17 a.m.  MPD responded to assist outside agencies with a stolen vehicle that was found abandoned in the City.  K9 track conducted.  No suspect(s) located.

WEST: Check Person – 1:29 a.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  The subject was contacted and found to have cuts on her wrists and she was highly intoxicated.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Check Person – 3:36 a.m.  A 27-year-old female left her twins with an acquaintance and was not able to be located/contacted.  The mother has a history of drug use.  Areas checked.  Attempt to contact the mother was not successful.  Child Protective Services contacted and assisted in placing the children.  Investigation continuing. 

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