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MPD Notable Calls 12/11/2020 to 12/14/2020

December 14, 2020 11:11 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 12/11/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 12/14/2020, MPD received 1,051 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 (114), East (235), Midtown (191), North (179), South (105), West (164), and Other (63).  "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.

 

12/11

Priority calls only from 3:03 p.m. to 3:21 p.m. due to calls for service.

Priority calls only from 11:21 p.m. to 11:53 p.m. due to calls for service.

SOUTH: Nonresidential Burglary – 7:06 a.m.  A business in the 1800 block of S Park St reported an unidentified suspect stole cash from the cash register.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

CENTRAL: Check Person Weapon – 9:25 a.m.   While investigating a separate disturbance in the area, officers observed a subject (74-year-old male) exit his home with what an officer believed was a long gun.  Officers contacted the subject by phone who then exited his residence with a rifle which he left outside before going back in the house.  Officers recovered the rifle and disengaged with the subject.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 9:54 a.m.  The suspect (34-year-old male) and victim recently ended a relationship.  The suspect left a threatening voice mail on the victim's phone.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct.  Suspect remains at large.

?WEST: Traffic Crash – 10:51 a.m.  Officers responded to a single vehicle rollover crash at Mineral Point Rd and N Pleasant View Rd.  The subject (21-year-old male) failed to negotiate a roundabout in his vehicle and struck a light pole.  There were no reported injuries.

NORTH: Residential Burglary – 11:05 a.m.  The victim reported an unidentified suspect stole a bicycle from his basement.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 11:30 a.m.  During an argument, the suspect (20-year-old female) threw things around the residence and threatened to harm herself.  The suspect then took the victim's phone.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic damage to property. The suspect remains at large.

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 1:05 p.m.  Officers and MFD paramedics responded to a residence for a pulseless nonbreathing subject (34-year-old female).  The subject was pronounced deceased.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 3:27 p.m.  Madison PD received a Chapter 51 return request from Journey Mental Health for a subject (20-year-old male).  The subject was placed into protective custody and admitted to a local psychiatric ward.

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 6:15 p.m.  The victim reported a past incident in which her husband/suspect (63-year-old male) strangled her.  The victim also reported a more recent incident in which the suspect damaged items in the home during an argument.  Officers arrested the suspect and charged him with domestic strangulation and disorderly conduct.

SOUTH: Traffic Incident – 7:41 pm.  The subject was traveling westbound on the beltline and attempted to exit onto S Park St.  The vehicle skidded off the snow-covered ramp and ultimately landed in a retention pond.  Witnesses rescued the driver from the sinking vehicle.  No charges were substantiated.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

MIDTOWN: Armed Robbery – 8:30 p.m.  The unidentified suspect entered the Capitol Petro gas station at 6702 Mineral Point Rd, displayed a handgun and took cash from the cash register.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.
 
WEST: Traffic Crash – 11:20 p.m.  While officers were investigating a single vehicle crash near S Gammon Rd and Park Ridge Dr, a vehicle traveling on S Gammon Rd collided with a police squad car, narrowly missing officers on scene.  The squad car sustained minor damage.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 11:59 p.m.  Officers responded to Cheba Hut, 453 W Gilman St, for a report of two suspects (20- and 22-year-old females) fighting with employees and throwing items in the restaurant.  The suspects were arrested and charged with multiple counts of battery and disorderly conduct.

12/12

Priority calls only from 12:57 a.m. to 2:16 a.m. due to calls for service.

Priority calls only from 9:38 a.m. to 2:57 p.m. due to calls for service.

SOUTH: Runaway Juvenile – 1:12 a.m.  A mother reported that her 12-year-old son ran away from home.  An ATL was aired and the subject was listed as missing.

WEST: Assist EMS/Fire – 1:13 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence where a subject (32-year-old male) fell from a balcony.  The subject sustained minor injuries.  Nothing suspicious on scene.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 2:14 a.m.  During an argument, the suspect (21-year-old male) threw a lamp at the victim, threw the victim to the ground and punched him multiple times.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic substantial battery, damage to property, disorderly conduct and bail jumping.  The suspect remains at large.

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 8:20 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence where the victims reported hearing a loud noise the previous evening.  The following morning one of the residents discovered a bullet hole in one of the bedroom windows and a hole in the wall on the far side of the room.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 2:53 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 52-year-old male suspect).  The suspect refused to leave the residence when the victim told him to leave.  The suspect produced a pocket knife and threatened the victim.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct while armed. 

EAST: Battery – 3:18 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving two female juveniles.  The victim required medical attention for her injuries.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Attempts made to locate the suspect.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Check Person – 5:00 p.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a subject "acting strange".  The subject was contacted and he was not cooperative with officers.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where Journey Mental Health was consulted.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 6:50 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 23-year-old female suspect) with a knife involved.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 9:15 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 43-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct, domestic battery and domestic intimidation of a victim.

WEST: Intoxicated Driver – 10:47 p.m.  A driver/suspect (44-year-old male) was on Midtown Rd/S. High Point Rd when his vehicle became stuck in the snow.  The driver/suspect was found to be impaired. The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense).

CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 11:34 p.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported being sexually assaulted by a known acquaintance/suspect.  Investigation continuing. 

12/13

Priority calls only from 1:06 a.m. to 4:39 a.m. due to calls for service.

Priority calls only from 12:51 p.m. to 2:57 p.m. due to calls for service.

NORTH: Disturbance – 12:31 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 33-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was arrested/charged with battery, disorderly conduct and disorderly conduct while armed. 

MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 5:07 a.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported several electronics were stolen from his residence.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 7:05 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance involving a 20-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct. 

WEST: Residential Burglary – 10:24 a.m.  Officers responded to a residential burglary where forced entry was located.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Crash – 11:30 a.m.  Officers responded to E. Washington Ave for a two-vehicle crash with injuries.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:32 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 18-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  The victim sustained visible injuries.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once he Is located.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Death Investigation – 1:05 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (38-year-old male).  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Evidence of drug use on scene.   Nothing suspicious observed. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 2:08 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 24-year-old male suspect).  The suspect fled the residence.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once he is located.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Drug Incident – 4:32 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject/suspect (32-year-old male) inside of a locked restroom for an extended period of time at a business.  Officers located the suspect passed out and initially unresponsive.  The suspect was able to be woken up and he admitted to using heroin.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital where he was given felony order-ins for possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.

SOUTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 4:46 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a subject in need of a transport to Winnebago.  Conveyance completed.

EAST: Sexual Assault of a Child – 4:55 p.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported being sexually assaulted by a known acquaintance/suspect.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Weapons Offense – 8:46 p.m.  Officers responded to Schroeder Rd after the caller heard a gunshot and saw a male stumbling.  The caller reported that a vehicle was observed and the male subject got into the vehicle.  Areas checked.  Hospitals contacted.  No evidence of shots fired located.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Assist EMS/Fire – 9:22 p.m.  Officers responded, along with EMS/Fire, to a report of a subject harming themselves.  The subject was contacted and safely detained.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health plugged in. The subject was voluntarily admitted to the hospital.  Officers disengaged.

12/14

NORTH: Assist Law Enforcement – 12:09 a.m.  Officers responded to N. Sherman Ave/Winchester St for a vehicle vs tree crash.  The vehicle/driver had fled from Maple Bluff Police Department.  The driver/suspect (21-year-old male) was taken into custody and arrested. 

SOUTH: Disturbance – 1:00 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of three unknown/unwanted subject on the caller's porch.  Officers arrived in the area and a vehicle fled the area at a high rate of speed.  MPD did not pursue the vehicle.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Check Person – 5:33 a.m.  Officers responded to Burke Rd for a report of a female running and screaming for help.  It was reported that two vehicles pulled up and the female got into one of the vehicles (willingly) and left the area. Areas checked.  Investigation continuing.   

MIDTOWN: Stolen Vehicle – 8:34 a.m.  A rental car was reported stolen.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was entered as stolen in the appropriate databases.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 9:17 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (89-year-old female).  Medical Examiner's office notified.  Nothing suspicious observed. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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