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MPD Notable Calls 12/29/2020 to 12/30/2020

December 30, 2020 8:28 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 12/28/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 12/29/2020, MPD received 371 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 (57), East (77), Midtown (54), North (72), South (41), West (48), and Other (22).  "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.  



EAST: Intoxicated Driver – 10:41 a.m. Officers responded to a convenience store on E. Buckeye Rd for an intoxicated subject/suspect attempting to steal items.  Contact was made with the suspect (26-year-old female) who was ultimately arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence  (2nd offense).   

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 1:23 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 28-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  The suspect damaged the residence before he left. Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once he is located.   

MIDTOWN: Check Property – 1:52 p.m. Dispatch has received multiple calls in the past 48 hours where the caller reported a subject running with a gun.  The reports have all been unfounded.  An additional call was made again today from the same area.  Areas checked.  Contact made with several subjects.  Allegation found unfounded again.  Investigation into who is making the calls continues.

WEST: Mental Health Conveyance – 2:20 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a subject causing a disturbance.  The subject has a history of violent outbursts.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital and Journey Mental Health was plugged in.  Emergency detention sought.  Final outcome pending. 

CENTRAL: Assist MFD – 6:14 p.m.  Officers responded to McPike Park for a small fire.  Fire deemed suspicious.  MFD has the lead on this investigation.    

WEST: Check Person – 8:42 p.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was voluntarily admitted to the hospital and officers disengaged.

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 10:16 p.m.  Officers responded to a subject down on N. First St.  The subject/suspect (56-year-old male) was found to be intoxicated which is a violation of his bail conditions.  Detox was not an option so the suspect was arrested/conveyed to jail for bail jumping. 


NORTH: Assist EMS/Fire – 4:02 a.m.  Officers responded, along with MFD, to a gas leak at the shelter on N. First Street.  During the course of the evacuation a suspect (48-year-old male) was not cooperative and refused to leave the building.  The suspect caused a disturbance and threatened staff members at the shelter.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct while armed, resisting and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Madison Metro responded to assist with shelter for the displaced community members.  MG&E requested to respond.   

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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