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MPD Notable Calls 01/14/2021 to 01/15/2021

January 15, 2021 9:35 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 01/14/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/15/2021, MPD received 350 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 (37), East (61), Midtown (66), North (70), South (37), West (54), and Other (25).  "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. 


WEST: Disturbance – 7:26 am.  Officers and Madison Fire paramedics responded to a residence for a subject (38-year-old female) with a small puncture wound to her chest.  Officers learned the subject was arguing with her boyfriend while she was using a knife in the kitchen but were unable to establish probable cause that a crime had been committed.

NORTH: Bomb Threat – 8:49 am.  Madison Metro reported a suspect (48-year-old male) on a bus claimed to have a bomb on his person.  Officers made contact with the suspect who appeared to have some mental health issues.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health.  The suspect was placed into custody and conveyed to a local hospital.  Charges related to the bomb threat are forthcoming.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

NORTH: Stolen Auto - 10:33 am.  The victim reported a hitchhiker stole his car while he was inside a business doing an errand.  An ATL was aired and the vehicle was listed as stolen.

SOUTH: Disturbance – 3:06 pm.  Officers responded to a residence for an argument between two teenage juveniles.  Officers worked with all parties on scene to mediate and resolve the conflict.

NORTH: OMVWI – 4:47 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where the victim reported the suspect (44-year-old male) was attempting to force his way into the home.  The suspect fled in his vehicle, circled the block and returned to the residence, at which point he was apprehended.  The suspect was charged with eluding, disorderly conduct and OWI 1st offense.

CENTRAL: Assist Fire/EMS – 4:49 pm.  Officers responded to the Salvation Army, 630 E Washington Ave, for a subject (41-year-old female) who was not breathing and did not have a pulse.  The subject was transported to the hospital where she was reported to be in stable condition.

WEST: Disturbance – 5:15 pm. Officers responded to the 7900 block of Tree Ln for four suspects (17-, 18-, 19- and 22-year-old females) who were fighting.  Officers learned the suspects are involved in an ongoing dispute over property and money. Officers were unable to develop probable cause for any arrests at this time.  Charges may be forthcoming.

MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 7:24 pm.  Officers made contact with a subject (23-year-old male) who was being treated at the hospital for a gunshot wound.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:41 pm.  The victim reported the suspect (37-year-old female) punched him during an argument.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic battery.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 10:26 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (34-year-old male) had forced his way in and refused to come out.  Officers attempted negotiating with the suspect until a family member convinced the suspect to surrender.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, trespass and false imprisonment.

WEST: Runaway Juvenile – 11:06 pm.  A mother reported she last saw her 16-year-old daughter about a week ago and believed she was with her boyfriend.  An ATL was aired and the juvenile was listed as missing.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 11:27 pm.  Officers responded to a residence for a subject (21-year-old male) who was reportedly suicidal and had engaged in self-harm.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health and the subject was voluntarily admitted to a local hospital.


CENTRAL: Check Person – 12:48 am.  Officers made contact with a subject (52-year-old female) who reportedly attempted to jump out of a moving vehicle.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health and made a safety plan with the subject.

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 1:54 am.  Dispatch received reports of shots fired in the 2400 block of Brentwood Pkwy.  Officers checked the area but did not find any evidence of shots fired, damaged property or injured persons.

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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