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MPD Notable Calls 11/12/2020 to 11/13/2020

November 13, 2020 9:47 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 11/12/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 11/13/2020, MPD received 378 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 (61), East (83), Midtown (52), North (65), South (34), West (52), and Other (31).  "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 10:10pm to 3:00am due to calls for service.


NORTH: Assist Fire – 9:14 am.  Officers responded with Madison Fire to a report of a gas leak.  Officers assisted with traffic control while MGE repaired the leak.

SOUTH: Injured Person – 9:40 am.  Officers responded to a construction site where the support for the scaffolding gave way and a worker (25-year-old male) fell down an elevator shaft.  The subject was transported to the hospital and is in stable condition.

WEST: Recovered Stolen Auto – 11:14 am.  Officers recovered a stolen rental vehicle unoccupied in a parking lot.  The rental company was notified.

EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 11:57 am.  Officers were requested to contact a subject who was under a Chapter 51 commitment.  Officers attempted contact at the subject's residence but the subject was not located.

NORTH: Adult Arrested Persons – 2:58 pm.  Officers observed short term traffic in the 2800 block of Coolidge St and attempt a traffic stop.  The suspect vehicle fled and officers did not pursue.  Officers made contact at the registered owner's residence and arrested the suspect driver (18-year-old female) for eluding and possession of drug paraphernalia.  A passenger/suspect was arrested (21-year-old male) for possession of drug paraphernalia.

NORTH: OMVWI – 3:08 pm.  Officers observed the suspect vehicle driving erratically on Packers Ave at Commercial Ave and conducted a traffic stop.  The suspect vehicle pulled into a gas station and crashed into the building causing minor damage.  The suspect (53-year-old male) was arrested and charged with OWI 4th offense.

WEST: Disturbance – 3:46 pm.  Officers responded to a health care facility where a male patient grabbed a female patient and attempted to strangle her.  Both patients have severe dementia.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health crisis workers and the male subject was transported to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The subject was left in the care of hospital staff.

NORTH: Juvenile Arrest – 3:56 pm.  Officers responded to a laundromat where the victim had confronted the suspect (14-year-old female) about using her Lyft account beyond what was authorized.  The suspect threatened the victim during the argument.  Officers arrested the suspect, who was wanted for multiple previous incidents, and charged her with disorderly conduct.

MIDTOWN: Runaway Juvenile – 5:38 pm.  The mother of a subject (14-year-old male) reported her son had run away after an argument.  The subject was located and returned home.

EAST: Check Property - 5:49 pm. Officers responded to the area of S Stoughton Rd and E Buckeye Rd for a report of shots fired and vehicles speeding away.  Officers checked the area but did not find evidence of shots fired, damaged property or injured persons.

WEST: Juvenile Arrest – 7:58 pm.  Dispatch received information on the location of a wanted suspect (14-year-old male).  Officers responded to the residence and took the suspect into custody.

NORTH: Drug Incident/Investigation – 8:46 pm.  Officers initiated a traffic stop on a suspect vehicle.  The suspect (41-year-old male) pulled over and then fled on foot but was quickly apprehended and taken into custody.  The suspect was charged with possession of THC, possession of MDMA, possession of cocaine, and resisting.

MIDTOWN: Battery – 9:05 pm.  The victim reported three unknown suspects punched him in the head as he was leaving a gas station on Verona Rd.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 9:34 pm.  Officers responded to the Best Western hotel at 4801 Annamark Dr for a disturbance involving several guests who had been asked to leave their room.  Officers were standing by outside the room when they heard the sound of a single gunshot from inside the room.  The suspects (36-year-old female and 36-year-old male) exited the room after about half an hour and were arrested.  The female suspect was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting.  The male suspect was charged with battery to an officer, resisting and disorderly conduct.  Officers located a third suspect (44-year-old male) in a stairwell who was believed to also be staying in the room with the other two suspects.  This suspect was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

CENTRAL: Traffic Crash – 10:07 pm.  An officer responding to a call for service was involved in a three vehicle crash at N Park St and W Johnson St.  No serious injuries were reported.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD wesbite.


CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 12:11 am.  Officers contacted a wanted suspect (29-eary-old male) who was observed walking in the area of N First St and E Washington Ave.  The suspect was taken into custody and booked into jail.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

SOUTH: Nonresidential Burglary – 1:05 am. The suspect (56-year-old male) smashed a window at the Kwik Trip at 2402 W Broadway and stole cigarettes.  Town of Madison officers arrived first to the scene and found the suspect hiding behind the building.  City of Madison PD arrived and arrested the suspect who was charged with burglary, damage to property and resisting.

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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