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MPD Notable Calls 01/07/2021 to 01/08/2021

January 8, 2021 9:19 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 01/07/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/08/2021, MPD received 331 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 (46), East (75), Midtown (58), North (55), South (27), West (58), and Other (12).  "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. 


NORTH: Information – 8:04 am.  Officers investigated a report of alleged child abuse.  Child Protective Services was contacted.

EAST: Stolen Auto – 8:52 am.  A victim reported she left her car running in her driveway and it was stolen.  An ATL was aired and the vehicle was listed as stolen in the database.

EAST: Assist Police – 9:04 am.  Officers assisted Sun Prairie PD in an attempt to stop two stolen vehicles traveling into Madison.

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 11:13 am.  Journey Mental Health requested that officers contact a subject (61-year-old male) who was under a Chapter 51 commitment.  Officers located the subject and transported him to Winnebago MHI.

SOUTH: 12:54 pm.  An unidentified suspect gained access to a basement storage area and forced entry to several storage lockers.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: OMVWI – 6:56 pm.  An officer observed a vehicle parked on the bike path in Brittingham Park.  The officer made contact with the suspect (26-year-old male) who attempted to flee on foot.  The suspect was apprehended and charged with OWI 2nd offense and resisting.

WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 4:47 pm.  While assisting the Dane County Sheriff with serving a restraining order at a residence, officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect (40-year-old female) on charges of domestic battery and physical abuse of a child.  The suspect fled in a vehicle but was eventually apprehended and conveyed to jail with an additional charge of resisting arrest.

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 5:52 pm.  The victim reported that the suspect (47-year-old male) threatened her and her family members while speaking on the phone with their son.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for unlawful use of telephone, domestic disorderly conduct, intimidation of a victim, and felony bail jumping.

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 10:47 pm.  Officers made contact with a suspect (33-year-old male) who was observed walking down the middle of the road.  The suspect was conveyed to jail for outstanding warrants.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 11:31 pm.  The suspect (43-year-old male) forced his way into the victim's residence, took her phone from her and threw it against the wall, and then beat and strangled her.  Officers arrested the suspect and charged him with domestic battery, damage to property, false imprisonment, intimidation of a victim, strangulation and bail jumping.

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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