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MPD Notable Calls 10/28/2020 to 10/29/2020

October 29, 2020 9:24 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 10/28/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 10/29/2020, MPD received 444 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 (60), East (87), Midtown (69), North (63), South (52), West (59), and Other (54).  "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.  


WEST: Recovered/Stolen Vehicle – 8:35 a.m.  Officers responded to a west district neighborhood reference an unoccupied stolen vehicle.  Officers processed the vehicle for evidence and returned it to the registered owner.

CENTRAL: Information – 9:31 a.m. Officers responded to a report of a damaged gas line that had been hit by a construction company.  No injuries or further damage reported.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 2:06 p.m. Officers responded to a north district residence reference a death investigation.  The Medical Examiner responded; nothing suspicious noted. 

NORTH: Drug Overdose – 2:37 p.m. Officers responded to a north district gas station for an unresponsive subject in a vehicle.  Officers located drug paraphernalia in the vehicle with the subject who was conveyed to a local hospital.  The subject was cited and released to the care of the hospital staff.

CENTRAL: Civil Dispute – 2:57 p.m. Officers responded to a central district residence reference a civil dispute.  The complainant requested officer's assistance while the subject gathered belongings from the apartment. However, prior to officers arriving, the landlord discovered that the residence was flooded with water.  The complainant suggested that the suspect in the flooding of the apartment was likely an ex-girlfriend. 

EAST:  Attempted Suicide – 4:47 p.m. Officers responded to an east district residence for a suicidal subject who, after cutting their wrists, went to a neighbor's home for assistance.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.

MIDTOWN: Attempted Suicide – 5:28 p.m.  Officers responded to a midtown residential area reference a subject who had walked into a lake in a suicide attempt.  Madison Fire Rescue also responded and escorted the subject out of the lake.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for evaluation and ultimately transported to a mental health facility. 

NORTH: Missing Juvenile – 9:11 p.m. Officers contacted a subject who stated that their juvenile son had run away.  Officers attempted to locate the juvenile.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Arrested Person – 12:10 a.m. Officers responded to an east district residence for a subject wanting to turn themselves in, at the request of a probation/parole agent.  The subject was taken into custody and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

EAST: Drug Investigation – 12:49 a.m. Officers responded to a suspicious vehicle loitering in the parking lot of a convenience store.  Officers contacted the occupant of the vehicle and noted a large amount of drugs in plain view in the back seat.  The suspect (20-year old male) was arrested for possession of drugs and was conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

CENTRAL:  Domestic Disturbance – 2:19 a.m.  Officers responded to a complaint of a domestic disturbance.  The victim stated that they were trying to rekindle a relationship with an ex when they started arguing.  As the victim was preparing to leave the residence, the suspect (20-year old male) poured syrup over the victim's head.  The victim attempted to leave in their vehicle but the vehicle would not operate.  The victim discovered more syrup near the gas tank door on the vehicle.  The suspect fled the area.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 2:38 a.m. Officers responded to a north district residence reference a domestic disturbance.  The victim stated that the suspect (26-year old male) was intoxicated and became physically violent after an argument.  The victim sustained injuries.  The suspect was arrested for domestic battery and disorderly conduct and conveyed to the Dane County Jail. 

CENTRAL: Check Property – 2:57 a.m. Officers responded to a central district neighborhood reference a possible shots fired investigation.  The caller stated they were outside smoking when they heard gunshots near the local park.  Officers checked the area but did not locate any evidence of gunfire. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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