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MPD Notable Calls 01/28/2021 to 01/29/2021

January 29, 2021 9:18 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 01/28/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/29/2021, MPD received 342 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 (56), East (60), Midtown (66), North (55), South (35), 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. 

Priority calls for service only from 11:18am to 4:48pm and from 10:03pm to 11:59pm.


EAST: Missing Adult – 3:10 am.  A caller to dispatch reported her mother who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's had left the residence on foot.  While search efforts were underway, dispatch received a report from a caller that an unknown female subject was trying to get into his residence.  Officers responded and verified this was the same subject who had been reported missing.  The subject was placed into protective custody and transported to a hospital.  (This was a late call that did not make the previous 24-hour cycle.)

NORTH: Death Investigation – 7:01 am.  Staff at an assisted living facility found a resident (92-year-old female) deceased in her home.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 9:24 am.  During an argument, the suspect (25-year-old female) punched the victim and jumped on him.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health and the suspect was placed into protective custody and conveyed to WMHI.  The suspect was charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

CENTRAL: Bomb Threat – 11:47 am.  A caller to dispatch stated they had placed explosive devices in the 7 Eleven store at 673 State St.  Officers set up a perimeter and evacuated nearby buildings. An MPD K9 Unit specializing in explosives detection was on scene and, after a thorough search, did not locate any devices or suspicious items.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

SOUTH: Bomb Threat – 12:51 pm.  A caller to 911 stated they placed an explosive device at the 7 Eleven store at 2201 S Park St. Officers set up a perimeter and notified nearby businesses of the situation.  An MPD K9 Unit specializing in explosives detection was on scene and, after a thorough search, did not locate any devices or suspicious items.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

WEST: Disturbance – 4:01 pm.  Dispatch received reports of two suspects (34- and 38-year-old females) fighting in a parking lot in the 7800 block of Mineral Point Rd.  Officers made contact with the suspects at their residences.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Information – 5:11 pm.  Officers investigated a report of an alleged sexual assault of a juvenile.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 9:43 pm.  Officers responded to Whiskey Jacks at 552 State St for a suspect (51-year-old male) who refused to comply with requests from staff that he leave the establishment.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and threats to law enforcement.

SOUTH: Traffic Crash – 11:10 pm.  Officers responded to the intersection of Fish Hatchery Rd and W Badger Rd where the suspect vehicle crashed into a pole.  The suspect driver (45-year-old male) was arrested and charged with OWI 3rd offense causing injury, possession of cocaine, and multiple counts of bail jumping.

EAST: Check Person – 11:37 pm.  Dispatch received a call from a subject (36-year-old male) who threatened to harm himself and was possibly suicidal.  Officers made contact with the subject and determined he was intoxicated.  The subject was transported to detox and arrangements were made for the subject to be evaluated before being released.


MIDTOWN: Check Person – 2:55 am.  Officers made contact with a subject (46-year-old male) who was struggling with some mental health issues.  The subject was cooperative and was voluntarily transported to detox.

EAST: Assist Dane County Sheriff – 3:30 am.  Officers assisted Dane County Sheriff deputies with stopping a vehicle that was reportedly traveling the wrong way on the beltline at over 100 mph.  The vehicle was stopped on the beltline near the Monona Dr exit.

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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