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 02/15/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 02/16/2021, MPD received 374 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 (50), East (70), Midtown (51), North (70), South (27), West (68), and Other (38). "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 6:54 p.m. to 9:02 p.m. due to calls for service.
NORTH: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 7:12 a.m. A vehicle was reported as stolen and then located/recovered.
MIDTOWN: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 9:23 a.m. A victim reported that a suspect(s) attempted to steal her vehicle but her car got stuck in the snow. The vehicle had been left running, unlocked and unoccupied. The suspect(s) stole the victim's purse and keys. The suspect(s) attempted to use the victim's credit/debit card.
NORTH: Stolen Vehicle – 9:43 a.m. A vehicle was reported stolen. The vehicle was left running, unlocked and unoccupied. Attempt to locate aired. The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.
EAST: Residential Burglary/Stolen Vehicle – 10:43 a.m. A vehicle was stolen from a garage. The vehicle was running, unlocked and unoccupied. Attempt to locate aired. The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.
NORTH: Sexual Assault of a Child – 10:54 a.m. Officers received a sexual assault of a child report. The suspects are known to the victim. Investigation continuing.
WEST: Stolen Vehicle – 11:20 a.m. A vehicle was reported stolen. The vehicle was left running, unlocked and unoccupied. Attempt to locate aired. The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.
CITY-WIDE: Weapons Offense – 12:44 p.m. Officers responded to a disturbance involving two vehicles/occupants and a gun being involved. The victim reported being followed by another vehicle with two occupants/suspects known to her. One of the suspects pointed a gun at the victim and she reported that both suspects were armed at one point. The suspects were not on scene when officers arrived. Probable cause developed for several weapons related charges. Incident Report on MPD's website completed.
EAST: Intoxicated Driver – 1:45 p.m. Officers responded to N. Fair Oaks for a crash. The driver/suspect (32-year-old male) was impaired and arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (3rd offense).
MIDTOWN: Stolen/Recovered Vehicle – 1:54 p.m. A vehicle was reported stolen. The vehicle had been left running, unlocked and unoccupied. The vehicle was recovered on Aspen Road. Registered owner notified.
NORTH: Child Abuse – 5:21 p.m. Officers responded to a report of possible child abuse. Child Protective Services plugged in. Investigation continuing.
CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 5:58 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a subject passed out in a running vehicle. Contact was made and the subject (29-year-old male) was located with a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The subject was deceased. Medical Examiner's office responded. Nothing suspicious observed.
NORTH: Stolen/Recovered Vehicle – 6:29 p.m. A vehicle was reported stolen. The vehicle had been left running, unlocked and unoccupied. The vehicle was recovered. Registered owner notified.
NORTH: Armed Robbery – 6:39 p.m. Officers responded to the Subway on N. Sherman Ave for an armed robbery. A male suspect produced a gun and removed the cash register. The suspect (36-year-old male) was apprehended and arrested/charged with numerous crimes. Incident Report on MPD's website completed.
WEST: Assist EMS/Fire – 7:24 p.m. Officers responded, along with MFD, to an active chimney fire at a single family residence. Residents evacuated. Fire extinguished. Cause of fire not deemed suspicious.
EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:51 p.m. Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 23-year-old male suspect. The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic false imprisonment, domestic battery, domestic disorderly conduct, battery and disorderly conduct.
EAST: Drug Incident – 11:10 p.m. Officers responded to a pulseless non-breathing subject. MFD was also on scene and administered Naloxone. The subject/suspect (50-year-old male) was conveyed to a local hospital where he was issued an order in citation and referred to the Madison Area Addiction Recovery Initiative (MAARI) as evidence of drug use was located on scene.