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MPD Notable Calls 02/05/2021 to 02/08/2021

February 8, 2021 8:31 AM

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The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to (Friday morning to Monday morning) 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 02/05/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 02/08/2021, MPD received 1,104 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 (147),East (286), Midtown (170), North (184), South (92), West (176), and Other (49).  "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.


02/05

Priority calls only from 10:42 p.m. to 11:20 p.m. due to calls for service.

WEST: Stolen/Recovered Auto – 4:46 a.m.  Officers located a vehicle crashed into a snowbank at Potomac Ln and Odana Rd.  Officers made contact with the single occupant/suspect (16-year-old male) and learned that the vehicle had been stolen.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent and conveyed to JRC.

WEST: Recovered Stolen Auto – 8:12 a.m.  Officers located a stolen vehicle unoccupied.  The vehicle was turned over to Waunakee PD.

EAST: Assist EMS/Fire – 9:06 a.m.  Officers responded to Woodman's gas station where a small explosion occurred while technicians were performing an oil change.  Madison Fire Dept officials determined the fire to likely be a result of high oil pressure which caused oil to spray when the oil drain plug was removed. The oil then caught fire when it contacted hot engine parts.  One technician was transported to the hospital to be treated for 2nd degree burns.  MFD has the lead on the investigation.

MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 10:04 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence where a screen was cut and an unknown suspect entered through a sliding glass door.  The residence was clearly rifled through but officers have yet to determine if anything was stolen.  The residence was unoccupied at the time of the burglary.

MIDTOWN: Recovered Stolen Auto – 11:49 a.m.  A parking enforcement official located a stolen vehicle in the 5000 block of Whitcomb Dr.  The vehicle was returned to its owner.

EAST: Sexual Assault – 12:40 p.m.  Officers responded to the Microtel, 2139 East Springs Dr, where the victim reported a known suspect sexually assaulted and strangled her.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 3:32 p.m.  Officers responded to the lobby of a building for a request that the suspect (26-year-old male) be removed from the premises.  Officers arrested the suspect and booked him into the jail on a bail jumping charge.

EAST: Disturbance – 3:33 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (48-year-old female) was threatening a resident and using racial slurs.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

SOUTH: Runaway Juvenile – 4:58 p.m.  Officers responded to the Sheraton Hotel to locate a runaway juvenile (17-year-old male).  The juvenile was transferred to the custody of a family friend until his mother arrived from out of state.

EAST: Sexual Assault – 5:10 p.m.  Officers responded to Meriter Hospital to take a report of an alleged sexual assault.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Information – 6:22 p.m.  Officers investigated a report of nude photos of a juvenile which were posted on Facebook.  Officers made contact with several of the parties involved.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Check Person – 9:36 p.m.  After the business had closed, an employee at Farm and Fleet, 2202 S Stoughton Rd, saw on camera a subject exit the men's bathroom and walk around the store.  Officers responded to clear the building and determined the subject was no longer in the store.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

NORTH: Stolen Auto – 9:53 p.m.  The victim reported his car was stolen from the 200 block of Cardinal Ln.  The vehicle was listed as stolen and an ATL was aired.

02/06

EAST: Missing Adult – 12:04 a.m.  Family members reported a subject (78-year-old male) missing from his residence.  The subject was listed as missing and a Silver Alert was aired.  Incident report completed on MPD website. ** The subject was located safe. 

MIDTOWN: Traffic Incident – 12:21 a.m.  An officer observed a vehicle in the area of Mineral Point Rd and S Whitney Way traveling without its lights on.  The officer attempted to conduct a traffic stop but the driver did not comply.  The officer did not pursue.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 3:14 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence where the victim reported the suspect (26-year-old male), her ex-boyfriend, took her phone, struck her in the face and strangled her.  Officers arrested the suspect and charged him with domestic disorderly conduct, battery, intimidation of a victim, trespass and resisting.

EAST: Battery – 6:39 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 34-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once he is located.

EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 7:21 a.m.  Officers made contact with a subject (26-year-old female) who was experiencing a mental health crisis.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health and transported the subject to a local hospital where she was voluntarily admitted.

EAST: Death Investigation – 7:44 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence where a subject (19-year-old male) was found deceased.  Officers found evidence of drug use but nothing suspicious.  Medical examiner responded.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:47 a.m.  During an argument, the suspect (28-year-old male) strangled the victim.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect on charges of domestic strangulation, damage to property and disorderly conduct.  The suspect remains at large.

NORTH: Drug Incident Overdose – 4:23 p.m.  Officers responded, along with EMS, to a subject experiencing a drug overdose.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  The subject acknowledged taking a large quantity of over-the-counter pain medication. 

NORTH: Assist MFD – 4:37 p.m.  Officers responded, along with MFD, to a residential structure fire.  No injuries sustained. 

EAST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 8:01 p.m.  A 15-year-old female was reported as a runaway.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. 

EAST: Disturbance – 9:01 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 31-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charge with disorderly conduct while armed.

EAST: Check Person – 9:04 p.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a subject who cut themselves.  The subject was contacted and conveyed to a local hospital for treatment.

02/07

WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 2:19 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 33-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with two domestic-related charges.  Several firearms were taken from the home for temporary safekeeping.

NORTH: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 7:42 a.m.  A stolen vehicle was recovered on Columbus Lane.  Registered owner notified.

NORTH: Stolen Vehicle – 8:20 a.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen.  The vehicle was left running, unlocked and unattended.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.

EAST: Stolen Vehicle – 9:44 a.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen from a driveway.  The vehicle was left running, unlocked and unattended.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  ** The stolen vehicle was involved in the strong-armed robbery on Junction Road, listed below at 11:06 a.m.

SOUTH: Theft from Vehicle – 11:02 a.m.  A handgun was reported stolen from a parked vehicle. 

WEST: Strong Armed Robbery – 11:06 a.m.  A victim had her purse ripped out of her hand by a suspect who jumped out of a stolen vehicle (see call above at 9:44 a.m.).  The suspect fled.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.

NORTH: Stolen Vehicle – 11:58 a.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen.  The vehicle was left running, unlocked and unattended.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  **Vehicle later located/recovered.

EAST: Stolen Vehicle – 1:29 p.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen.  The vehicle was left running, unlocked and unattended.  Officers observed the stolen vehicle but no pursuit took place.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  

SOUTH: Check Person – 3:10 p.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a subject having a manic episode and was armed with a knife.  Officers made contact with the subject, who had the knife on her.  The subject made threatening comments towards officers.  The subject was able to be taken into protective custody without incident.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where an emergency detention was sought/approved.  The subject was transported to Winnebago. 

WEST: Stolen Vehicle – 5:31 p.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen.  The vehicle was left running, unlocked and unattended.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. ** The vehicle reported stolen at 11:58 a.m. was located/recovered as officers responded to this stolen vehicle report.

SOUTH: Stolen Vehicle – 6:37 p.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen.  The vehicle was left running, unlocked and unattended.  Attempt to locate vehicle.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.

NORTH: Stolen Vehicle – 7:12 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle.  While en-route, officers located the stolen vehicle abandoned and crashed into a snowbank.  The owner of the vehicle had left the vehicle running, unlocked and unoccupied when it was stolen.

WEST: Intoxicated Driver – 9:55 p.m.  An officer observed a vehicle/driver traveling at a very low speed weaving in and out of traffic.  The driver/suspect (40-year-old male) drove into a snowbank.  Contact was made with the suspect who was found to be impaired.  The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (6th offense) and multiple traffic violations.

EAST: Check Person – 9:57 p.m.  Officers responded to a secure residential facility where a resident was causing a disturbance.  Officers/staff developed a safety plan.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  Officers were able to disengage.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:17 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 23-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct and felony bail jumping.

02/08

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 1:17 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 51-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with battery, disorderly conduct and strangulation (all domestic-related charges). 

NORTH: Check Property – 2:56 a.m.  Officers responded to Oak St/E. Washington Ave for reports of shots fired.  Areas checked and no evidence of shots fired located. 

EAST: Residential Burglary – 3:35 a.m.  A resident/victim woke up in the middle of the night to a suspect in his home.  The suspect fled.  No items reported missing at this time.  A garage door and door into the home was found to be unlocked. 

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