The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to (Wednesday 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 12/23/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 12/28/2020, MPD received 1,415 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 (178), East (337), Midtown (205), North (183), South (224), West (195), and Other (93). "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 1:43 p.m. to 2:28 p.m. due to calls for service.
Priority calls only from 4:15 p.m. to 4:51 p.m. due to calls for service.
NORTH: Check Property – 9:57 a.m. Officers responded to E. Mifflin St for a report of a gunshot. Areas checked and no evidence of shots fired located at this time.
CENTRAL: Residential Burglary – 11:57 a.m. Officers responded to a report of a vehicle break-in, in an underground parking area. Investigation continuing.
WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 12:53 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a wanted subject/suspect (30-year-old male) in the area. Officers located the suspect and placed him under arrest. The suspect was conveyed to jail.
EAST: Non-Residential Burglary – 1:14 p.m. Officers responded to a break-in with items stolen from a business. Investigation continuing.
NORTH: Disturbance – 1:38 p.m. Officers responded to a disturbance involving multiple subjects/suspects. Probable cause was developed to arrest/charge three suspects for battery and disorderly conduct. The officers were refused entry to the home however and ultimately they disengaged. Officers responded back to the address later in the day for ongoing issues. A full investigation was completed and multiple arrests were made and citations issued. Two of the arrests were cite and release, two were arrested/conveyed to the jail and three were arrested/conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center. Charges included attempted battery to a police officer, disorderly conduct, battery and resisting.
MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 3:44 p.m. Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 29-year-old male suspect. The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct and felony intimidation of a victim.
WEST: Threats Complaint – 8:58 p.m. Officers received a threats complaint involving a 23-year-old male suspect. The suspect was threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend/victim. Areas checked for the suspect. Suspect not located. Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once he is located. Investigation continuing.
EAST: Weapons Offense – 1:39 a.m. Officers responded to the 100 block of Dunning St for a report of shots fired. Area checked. No reported injuries or property damage. No evidence of shots fired located.
CENTRAL: Disturbance – 2:54 a.m. Officers responded to a fight in progress involving a 34-year-old male suspect. The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct and cited for resisting.
CENTRAL: Crash – 3:44 a.m. Officers responded to a report of a vehicle striking a building on University Ave. The two occupants/suspects (13-year-old female and 15-year-old male) were issued multiple citations and released to a guardian.
MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 3:53 a.m. The victim reported an unknown suspect forced entry into her residence and stole cash and jewelry while she was out of town. Investigation continuing.
EAST: Stolen Vehicle – 4:37 a.m. Officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle. The victim left the vehicle to warm up and observed a male suspect steal the vehicle. **Monona PD located the vehicle and a pursuit took place. Two suspects fled on foot from the vehicle. MPD responded. Investigation continuing.
MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 9:34 a.m. The victim arrived at the hospital with a minor injury to his finger from a BB gun. No police action was deemed necessary.
NORTH: Missing Adult – 9:35 a.m. A subject (56-year-old male) was reported missing from his residence. An ATL was aired and the subject was listed as missing in the data base.
NORTH: Drug Overdose – 11:00 a.m. Officers responded with Madison Fire to the Rodeway Inn for a suspect (26-year-old male) who overdosed on heroin. The suspect was issued a misdemeanor citation. After being medically cleared the suspect was conveyed to jail on a felony parole violation warrant.
WEST: Weapons Offense – 1:37 p.m. Officers responded to a local hospital for a patient/victim with a gunshot wound to the arm. Officers learned that the suspect (15-year-old male) was manipulating the firearm when it discharged and a bullet struck the victim in the shoulder. Investigation continuing.
WEST: Child Abuse – 3:24 p.m. Officers investigated a report of alleged child abuse. Child Protective Services was notified. Investigation continuing.
EAST: Disorderly Conduct – 3:49 p.m. Officers responded to the Texas Roadhouse restaurant for a suspect (42-year-old male) who was not complying with a request that he leave the establishment. Officers made contact with the involved parties and escorted the suspect outside. The suspect pushed past officers and attempted to re-enter the restaurant. He was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and taken to jail.
NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 9:39 p.m. During a family gathering, the suspect (55-year-old female) became intoxicated and began arguing and behaving belligerently. Officers responded and placed the suspect under arrest. While being placed into custody, the suspect kicked an officer in the stomach several times. The suspect was charged with battery to law enforcement and domestic disorderly conduct and was taken to jail.
WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:15 p.m. Officers responded to a residence where two subjects were arguing. Officers did not develop probable cause for any charges.
Priority calls only from 3:13 a.m. to 7:44 a.m. due to calls for service.
NORTH: Death Investigation – 12:12 a.m. Officers responded to a residence where a deceased subject (43-year-old female) was believed to have overdosed on heroin. Madison Fire paramedics performed life saving measures but were unsuccessful at reviving the patient. Medical examiner responded.
NORTH: Weapons Offense – 2:28 a.m. Officers responded to a residence where two victims were held against their will and threatened with a handgun. The incident was related to a dispute over money. The suspects (52- and 29-year-old males) were arrested and charged with false imprisonment, 2nd degree reckless endangering safety, and disorderly conduct while armed.
MIDTOWN: Check Person – 8:10 a.m. Dispatch received a report of a subject who was allegedly suicidal. Officers made contact with the subject who denied being suicidal. Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health and no further police action was deemed necessary.
MIDTOWN: Assist EMS/Fire – 8:41 a.m. Officers responded to a residence where a subject was having an issue with his pacemaker. MFD paramedics transported the subject to the hospital.
WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:01 a.m. Officers responded to a residence where the victim had asked the suspect (24-year-old male) to leave but he refused to comply with her request. Upon officers' arrival the suspect was uncooperative and was arrested and charged with resisting and domestic disorderly conduct.
WEST: Check Person – 3:41 p.m. A family member requested that officers check the welfare of a subject (37-year-old female). Officers responded to the residence and made contact with the subject who had no need of police or EMS services at that time. No further police action was deemed necessary.
EAST: Hit and Run Crash – 4:46 p.m. Officers made contact with a victim who reported a vehicle collided with hers, causing minor damage to her vehicle. The suspect vehicle fled the scene. Investigation continuing.
WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 5:07 p.m. The victim reported that during an argument, the suspect (21-year-old male) pushed her, forced her to the ground and stomped on her. The suspect then fled the scene. Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct, domestic battery and multiple bail jumping charges.
EAST: Recovered Stolen Auto – 10:50 p.m. Officers located a stolen vehicle unoccupied on Mesta Ln. The vehicle was returned to the owner.
EAST: Stolen Auto – 11:01 p.m. The victim reported she left her vehicle running unattended when it was stolen. An ATL was aired and the vehicle was listed as stolen.
EAST: Death Investigation – 11:35 p.m. A family member requested that officers check the welfare of a subject (73-year-old male) as he had multiple serious medical conditions and had missed a recent doctor's appointment. Officers located the subject deceased in his residence. Nothing suspicious on scene.
Priority calls only from 9:07 a.m. to 3:17 p.m. due to calls for service.
EAST: Weapons Offense – 12:20 a.m. The victim reported that he was shot at while two vehicles were chasing him. The victim reported he was not injured. Investigation continuing.
WEST: Recovered Stolen Auto – 8:36 a.m. Officers located a stolen auto unoccupied in the 2900 block of Cimarron Trl. Officers observed what appeared to be damage from a bullet. The vehicle was towed to the MPD vehicle impound facility to be processed as evidence.
NORTH: Homicide – 8:37 a.m. Officers responded to Reindahl Park where a deceased subject (30-year-old male) was located. Investigation continuing.
SOUTH: Stolen Auto - 10:29 a.m. The victim reported someone stole her car while she left it running and unattended. The vehicle was listed as stolen and an ATL was aired.
CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 11:35 a.m. Officers responded to the Salvation Army at 630 E Washington Ave for a victim with a stab wound. The victim was transported to a local hospital. Investigation continuing.
MIDTOWN: Hit-and-Run/Crash – 4:38 p.m. Officers responded to a hit-and-run crash where the suspect also displayed a handgun before driving off. Areas checked. Suspect/vehicle descriptions aired. Investigation continuing.
MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 8:39 p.m. Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a suicidal subject. Journey Mental Health consulted. An emergency detention was sought/approved. The subject was conveyed to Winnebago.
SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 8:52 p.m. Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 22-year-old male suspect). The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic battery and domestic disorderly conduct.
SOUTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 9:17 p.m. A 14-year-old female juvenile was reported as missing/runaway. Attempt to locate aired. The juvenile has a history of running away. **The juvenile returned home later in the evening.
CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 10:41 p.m. Officers responded to McPike Park for an uncontained bonfire and a report of a subject/suspect (51-year-old male) screaming that he had a gun. The suspect was contacted and found to have been drinking which is a violation of his bail conditions. The suspect was arrested/charged with bail jumping.
CENTRAL: Disturbance – 10:54 p.m. Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 23-year-old male suspect. The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived. Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once he is located. Investigation continuing.
SOUTH: Sexual Assault of a Child – 11:49 p.m. Officers investigating a sexual assault of a child report involving a runaway juvenile as the victim. Investigation continuing.
SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 11:58 p.m. Officers responded to Moorland Rd for reports of shots fired. No injuries reported. An apartment had three bullets enter it through a window. Areas canvassed and casings located/recovered in a yard. Investigation continuing.
Priority calls only from 12:03 a.m. to 1:48 a.m. due to calls for service.
Priority calls only from 2:29 p.m. to 3:12 p.m. due to calls for service.
Priority calls only from 5:52 p.m. to 1:01 a.m. due to calls for service.
EAST: Stolen Vehicle – 10:22 a.m. A vehicle was reported stolen as it was warming up. Attempt to locate aired. The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate database.
EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 3:25 p.m. Officers made contact with a wanted subject/suspect (30-year-old male) and took him into custody. A second suspect (33-year-old female) was also taken into custody on an outstanding probation/parole warrant. Both suspects were conveyed to jail.
WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 5:58 p.m. Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 35-year-old male suspect). The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct, battery, intimidation of victim and felony bail jumping.
SOUTH: Assist EMS/Fire – 7:41 p.m. Officers responded, along with EMS/Fire, to a pulseless non-breathing subject. Lifesaving measures attempted. The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where they were pronounced deceased. The decedent (75-year-old male) had health concerns. Nothing suspicious identified.
SOUTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 8:44 p.m. Officers were requested to take a subject into protective custody and complete a Chapter 51 return. The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for a medical clearance and admitted to a local hospital under the Chapter 51 order.
WEST: Stolen Vehicle – 11:10 p.m. A vehicle was reported stolen. Attempt to locate aired. The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.