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MPD Notable Calls 01/12/2021 to 01/13/2021

January 13, 2021 8:47 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 01/12/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/13/2021, MPD received 357 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 (67), Midtown (65), North (57), South (33), West (45), and Other (33).  "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 12:19 p.m. to 3:03 p.m. due to calls for service.

EAST: Residential Burglary – 6:53 a.m.  A homeowner discovered broken windows on both of their vehicles in their garage.  A garage service door was likely left unlocked.  No items believed to be missing/stolen.

SOUTH: Recovered/Stolen Vehicle – 7:18 a.m.  A stolen vehicle was located/recovered unoccupied near Engelhart Dr/Settlement Drive.  Registered owner notified. 

EAST: Check Person – 7:39 a.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject who was also caring for her children.  The subject and children were contacted.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  A safety plan was developed.   

SOUTH: Drug Incident – 11:31 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a pulseless non-breathing subject/suspect (38-year-old male).  MPD and MFD administered Naloxone which had a little effect on the suspect.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital and admitted.  No charges substantiated.  The suspect has an outstanding warrant. 

EAST: Intoxicated Driver – 11:34 a.m.  Officers responded to Cottage Grove Rd/Atwood Ave for a driver/suspect (31-year-old male) passed out in a vehicle with his foot on the brake.  The suspect appeared to be impaired.  During field sobriety tests the suspect attempted to conceal drugs.  The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, operating a motor vehicle without consent, receiving stolen property, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

MIDTOWN: Check Property – 11:55 a.m.  Officers responded to Regent St after a witness reported seeing someone throw a red package on top of a building and make a comment about the item being "highly explosive". Perimeter set up.  Area evacuated.  Dane County EOD responded and confirmed that the item was not an explosive device.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 12:05 p.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported being sexually assaulted by a suspect she met online.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Residential Burglary – 12:54 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence after a homeowner confronted four suspects in his driveway/garage.  The suspects fled in a vehicle.  Nothing reported missing/stolen at this time.  The vehicle the suspects were in was located abandoned and confirmed to be stolen.  Another stolen vehicle (occupied) was observed by officers in the area and believed to be involved.  The vehicle fled at a high rate of speed and was not pursued.  The four suspects from the originating incident were located by officers and several foot pursuits took place (involving multiple law enforcement agencies).  Suspects arrested/charged: 16-year-old male charged with resisting and a capias and conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center; 16-year-old male was charged with resisting, a capias and receiving stolen property and conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center; 15-year-old male was charged with resisting and a capias and conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center; 17-year-old male was charged with resisting, an outstanding warrant and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 1:13 p.m.  Officers responded to the 1000 block of Williamson Street after the caller reported that they had been stabbed.  Areas checked without success.  Contact was made with several subjects and did not locate any injured subjects or evidence of a disturbance. 

SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 6:15 p.m.  Officers responded to shots fired at the PLS Check Cashing location on S. Park St.  A subject reported locating his stolen vehicle occupied and confronted the occupant(s).   The driver/suspect drew a handgun.  The owner of the vehicle retreated to their vehicle and retrieved a gun.  The suspect/stolen vehicle fled the parking lot.  The owner of the vehicle fired at the vehicle multiple times.  The stolen vehicle/suspect has not been located so unknown if the vehicle/suspect were struck.  The owner of the vehicle was arrested for 1st degree recklessly endangering safety and carrying a concealed weapon.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  

CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 8:23 p.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported being sexually assaulted by a known acquaintance/suspect.  Investigation continuing. 


NORTH: Disturbance – 12:33 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (23-year-old male and 33-year-old male).  Both subjects were issued citations for disorderly conduct.

CENTRAL: Assist EMS/Fire – 3:55 a.m.  Officers responded, along with MFD, to a fire at McPike Park.  No injuries sustained.  Investigation continuing. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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