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MPD Notable Calls 01/25/2021 to 01/26/2021

January 26, 2021 7:30 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 01/25/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/26/2021, 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 (47), East (59), Midtown (48), North (51), South (28), West (62), and Other (36).  "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: Theft – 7:30 a.m.  Officers responded to a theft report from a construction site.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 11:56 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a deceased subject (82-year-old male).  The decedent sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Medical Examiner's office notified.  Nothing suspicious observed.

CENTRAL: Injured Subject – 1:10 p.m.  Officers responded to construction site where an employee fell approximately 30 feet.  The subject was alert and responsive.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment. 

EAST: Missing Adult – 2:41 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject.  Residence checked.  Area hospitals located.  The subject was not located.  The subject (90-year-old male) was listed as missing in the appropriate database.  Alert posted for the subject's vehicle. 

WEST: Drug Incident Overdose – 6:16 p.m.  Officers responded to a convenience store for a subject/suspect (32-year-old female) who had overdosed in the restroom and had a young child with her.  The suspect was contacted and she admitted to using heroin.  Child Protective Services contacted.  The child was released to a family member.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital.  The suspect will be referred to the Madison Area Addiction Recovery Initiative (MAARI).

NORTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 9:23 p.m.  A subject was conveyed to a local hospital under a Chapter 51 return.  The subject was admitted and left in the care of medical staff.

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 10:27 p.m.  A wanted subject/suspect (51-year-old male) was taken into custody and conveyed to jail on a probation violation.


WEST: Battery – 12:52 a.m.  Officers met with a male victim who reported being jumped by three subjects/suspects.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Armed Robbery – 3:20 a.m.  Officers responded to an armed robbery involving a knife.  There was a delay in reporting of this incident.  A victim was located with minor injuries.  The victim reported being robbed of cash.  Conflicting explanations provided to officers about what occurred.  Investigation continuing.   

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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