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MPD Notable Calls 11/13/2020 to 11/16/2020

November 16, 2020 8:56 AM


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 11/13/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 11/16/2020, MPD received 888 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 (140), East (184), Midtown (140), North (143), South (96), West (105), and Other (80).  "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.



SOUTH: Exposure – 7:07 a.m.  Three juveniles reported they were in a live video chat together when an unknown male subject joined their chat uninvited.  The suspect exposed his genitals to the girls and they immediately hung up.  The juveniles were at a location in the Town of Madison and Town of Madison PD was notified.

MIDTOWN: Traffic Crash – 9:43 a.m.  Four vehicles were involved in a collision on the eastbound beltline at Verona Rd.  The suspect driver was cited for OWI 1st offense.  No serious injuries were reported.

EAST: Stolen Auto – 11:15 a.m.  A victim reported his vehicle was stolen from his driveway where he had left it running.  An ATL was aired and the vehicle was listed as stolen.

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 12:08 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a report of a disturbance.  Officers discovered a female subject down in the residence possibly having a seizure.  The subject was transported to a local hospital.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 12:19 p.m.  Apartment maintenance discovered a subject (52-year-old male) down in his residence.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

EAST: OMVWI – 2:14 p.m.  An off-duty officer was stopped in the line of traffic on Stoughton Rd at Pflaum Rd when the suspect driver (37-year-old male) rear-ended the officer's vehicle.  The suspect was arrested and charged with OWI and cited for inattentive driving.

MIDTOWN: Assist Police – 2:36 p.m.  Officers assisted La Crosse PD by collecting evidence related to an investigation.

SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 3:34 p.m.  Officers located a wanted suspect (26-year-old male) at his residence.  Officers took the suspect into custody.

SOUTH: Information – 5:01 p.m.  A forensic nurse examiner reported a possible sexual assault of a subject (15-year-old female) who arrived at the hospital for treatment.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: OMVWI – 9:20 p.m.  An officer observed the suspect vehicle go through two red lights while traveling southbound on Stoughton Rd near Hwy 30.  The suspect driver (41-year-old male) was arrested and charged with OWI.

EAST: Juvenile Arrest – 9:53 p.m.  A mother reported her 16-year-old son ran away from home.  Officers located the juvenile who refused to cooperate and became combative.  The suspect damaged a squad car and threatened officers.  The suspect was conveyed to JRC and was charged with resisting, threats to law enforcement, and damage to property.

CITY-WIDE: Information – 11:00 p.m.  Officers observed several vehicles traveling at speeds of 75 mph or more on E Washington Ave.  Several callers to dispatch reported drag racers in the area.  Officers were unable to safely catch up to any of the suspect vehicles.


CENTRAL: Trespass/Stalking Complaint – 12:19 a.m.  The suspect (43-year-old male) entered an apartment without consent after following his ex-girlfriend to that location.  The suspect left after being confronted by the resident.  The suspect then waited at the victim's residence for her to return.  Officers apprehended the suspect and charged him with trespassing and domestic disorderly conduct, and served him with a stalking letter.

EAST: Assist Police – 3:17 a.m.  Officers assisted Dane County Sheriff deputies with a traffic stop on S Stoughton Rd at Cottage Grove Rd.  The suspect (22-year-old male) fled from the stop and remains at large.

EAST: Check Person – 3:58 a.m.  Officers responded to the Walgreens at 2909 E Washington Ave for a subject (23-year-old male) who was slumped in a car that had smoke coming from the hood.  Officers managed to extract the subject before the car was engulfed in flames.  The subject made statements which raised concern for his mental health and as such he was conveyed to the hospital for evaluation.

EAST: Theft – 9:22 a.m.  A company reported materials were stolen from the premises on 10/26/20.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Battery – 9:32 a.m.  Officers responded to a business on N. Sherman Ave after a store employee/victim confronted suspects attempting to conceal merchandise.  The suspects physically assaulted the victim and fled in a vehicle.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 10:25 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence where a neighbor reported mail was piling up.  Officers entered the home to check the welfare of the subject (78-year-old male).  Officers located the subject in bed and in need of medical care.  The subject was transported to the hospital.

EAST: Death Investigation – 12:12 p.m.  A subject (64-year-old male) was discovered deceased in his residence.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 3:37 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (51-year-old male).  The decedent had health concerns.  Nothing suspicious observed.  Medical Examiner's office responded.

CENTRAL: Battery – 5:02 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 38-year-old male suspect).  The suspect threatened to kill the victim and physically assaulted her.  The victim sustained minor injuries.  The suspect was arrested/charged with battery and disorderly conduct.

CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 6:53 p.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported being sexually assaulted by a known subject/suspect (33-year-old male).  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 8:55 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a subject/suspect (25-year-old male) out-of-control.  The suspect was not cooperative with officers.  Journey Mental Health consulted regarding an emergency detention.  Winnebago refused to accept the suspect.  The suspect was ultimately arrested/charged with disorderly conduct and felony bail jumping. 

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 11:05 p.m.  Officers responded to multiple reports of shots fired in the area of Northport/Sherman/Trailsway.  Area canvassed and shell casings were located/recovered.  No injuries or property damage reported.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 


NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 7:21 a.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported a domestic incident with her ex-boyfriend/suspect (26-year-old male).  Contact was made with the suspect and he was not cooperative with officers.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic battery, false imprisonment and fourth degree sexual assault.

EAST: Death Investigation – 7:54 a.m.  Officers responded to a deceased subject (34-year-old male).  Medical Examiner's office responded. Initial cause of death believed to be possible drug overdose.  Nothing suspicious observed.  Autopsy pending.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 11:06 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 33-year-old male suspect).  The victim sustained visible injuries from a disturbance with the suspect.  The suspect reported having his own injuries and was conveyed to a local hospital where he disclosed he was suicidal.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The suspect was ultimately arrested and transported to jail on charges of domestic false imprisonment, domestic strangulation, domestic battery and domestic disorderly conduct.

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 11:19 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance that occurred on a Metro Bus between three subjects (male victim, male suspect and female suspect).  The male suspect struck the victim in the face (at one point with brass knuckles).  The female suspect also struck the victim. The suspects fled.  The victim received medical attention at a local hospital.  Investigation continuing.    

CENTRAL: Non-Residential Burglary – 1:10 p.m.  A suspect broke into a restaurant on Williamson Street.  The suspect stole a lock box with cash.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 3:00 p.m. Officers responded to E. Washington Ave for a suspect (37-year-old female) refusing to leave the premises.  The suspect was contacted and arrested for trespassing.

SOUTH: Check Person – 4:29 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject.  Entry was made to the residence to check on the subject and he was found needing medical attention.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital. 

EAST: Battery – 6:21 p.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported being physically assaulted by four suspects.  The victim sustained a head injury.  Suspects at-large.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Theft from Vehicle – 7:43 p.m.  A victim reported that cash and two handguns were stolen from his vehicle.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Missing Adult – 8:28 p.m.  An adult male was reported missing.  Attempt to locate aired.  The subject was listed as missing in the appropriate database.  ** Wisconsin State Patrol located the subject in Fond du Lac County and the family was notified.


MIDTOWN: Non-Residential Burglary – 2:31 a.m.  Officers responded to an alarm at a convenience store on S. Park St.  A door was forced open and a suspect(s) stole merchandise.  Investigation continuing. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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