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MPD Notable Calls 02/19/2021 to 02/22/2021

February 22, 2021 10:56 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 02/19/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 02/22/2021, MPD received 986 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 (213), Midtown (155), North (157), South (100), West (148), and Other (66).  "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.


02/19

WEST: Stolen Vehicle – 5:33 a.m.  A victim reported her car was stolen while it was parked on the street overnight.  An ATL was aired and the vehicle was listed as stolen.

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 9:36 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for an ongoing issue between several subjects.  No charges were substantiated at this time.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 10:25 a.m.  Home health care staff discovered the subject (62-year-old male) deceased in his residence.  Nothing suspicious on scene.

WEST: Stolen Vehicle – 12:58 p.m.  A victim reported he left his vehicle running and unlocked in a parking lot when it was stolen.  An ATL was aired and the vehicle was listed as stolen. 

EAST: Check Person – 2:34 p.m.  Officers responded to the Motel 6 at 4202 East Towne Blvd to check the welfare of a subject (50-year-old female) with mental health concerns.  Officers determined the subject was safe in her room.

NORTH: Violation of Court Order – 2:52 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a report of a suspect (52-year-old male) being on the premises who was not supposed to be there.  Officers arrested the suspect and charged him with felony bail jumping.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 4:01 p.m.  The victim reported while she and her husband/suspect (34-year-old male) were headed eastbound on Eastwood Dr, his reckless driving began to scare her.  The suspect became verbally aggressive and grabbed her face and hair.  The victim exited the moving vehicle and called police.  Officers later located the suspect and arrested him on charges of domestic battery, disorderly conduct and false imprisonment.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 10:20 p.m.  The victim reported that the suspect (34-year-old male) put her in a headlock, pulled her hair, hit in her in the face, and threatened her.  Officers arrested the suspect and charged him with domestic disorderly conduct and battery.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:23 p.m.  Officers responded to the Howard Johnson hotel where during an argument, the suspect (26-year-old male) struck the victim.  The suspect also threatened a security guard while holding a pair of scissors.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct, damage to property and disorderly conduct while armed.  The victim was also cited for damage to property.

WEST: Check Person – 10:28 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence where a subject (85-year-old male) was throwing items around the house and behaving aggressively toward family members.  Officers placed the subject into protective custody and transported him to a local hospital.

NORTH: Check Property – 10:57 p.m.  Dispatch received several reports of possible shots fired in the 2400 block of Brentwood Pkwy.  Officers checked the area and located no evidence of shots fired, damaged property or injured persons.

02/20

MIDTOWN: Check Property – 2:26 a.m.  Dispatch received a report of possible shots fired in the 5600 block of Hammersley Rd.  Officers checked the area and located no evidence of shots fired, damaged property or injured persons.

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 2:54 a.m.  Dispatch received reports of possible shots fired in the area of Eastwood Dr and Russell St.  Officers located a fired shell casing.  There were no reports of property damage or persons injured.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

MIDTOWN: Hit and Run Crash – 7:32 a.m.  A subject reported he awoke to find a vehicle in his back yard.  Upon investigation, officers located the registered owner of the vehicle and cited him for operating after revoked, hit and run, lack of insurance, and inattentive driving.

EAST: Assist EMS/Fire – 7:49 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to a residence for a subject (63-year-old male) with a history of heart attacks who was not breathing and did not have a pulse.  Madison Fire paramedics revived the patient and transported him to the hospital.

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 12:01 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a subject in need of an emergency detention.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  The subject was subsequently admitted to the hospital and left in the care of medical staff. 

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 1:26 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 57-year-old male suspect.  The subject/suspect was conveyed to a local hospital where Journey Mental Health was consulted.  An emergency detention was not supported.  The suspect was subsequently arrested/charged with disorderly conduct.

WEST: Disturbance – 2:01 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving at 16-year-old female subject. No charges were substantiated.  Officers remained on scene until the subject was picked up by her step-mother.

EAST: Death Investigation – 4:42 p.m.  Officers responded to an EMS call where MFD was already on scene.  MFD attempted lifesaving measures on a 87-year-old female but were not successful.  Decedent confirmed to be under Hospice care.  Nothing suspicious identified. 

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 7:11 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 29-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.  ** The suspect was located and arrested. 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:40 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 25-year-old female suspect).  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

02/21

NORTH: Check Property – 12:06 a.m.  Officers responded to the area of Scott Lane for a report of shots fired.  Area checked. No evidence of shots fired located.

EAST: Juvenile Arrest – 12:49 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 15-year-old male suspect.  The suspect got upset and proceeded to cause damage to the home.  The suspect attempted to physically assault his brother but their mother intervened.  The suspect was arrested/charged with criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct.

WEST: Intoxicated Driver – 1:55 a.m.  A suspect (45-year-old male)/vehicle struck two outside law enforcement agencies squads.  The driver/suspect was found to be impaired.  The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence and child neglect (a child was in the vehicle at the time of the crash). 

CENTRAL: Check Person – 3:34 a.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject.  Contact was attempted and the subject was not located.  An officer was able to make phone contact with the subject and no concerns were identified.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 7:50 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 27-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. 

WEST: Residential Burglary – 8:05 a.m.  Officers received a report of several storage lockers being broken into and items stolen. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 9:08 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 26-year-old male suspect).  The victim called the police from another residence and was not with the suspect at the time she called police.  An address for the suspect was checked but not successful.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once he is located.  The victim sustained visible injuries. 

MIDTOWN: Assist EMS/Fire – 11:14 a.m.  Officers responded, along with MFD, to a report of smoke coming from a second story balcony.  No active fire located. 

MIDTOWN: Missing Adult – 11:59 a.m.  Officers received a report regarding concerns of the whereabouts of an adult (21-year-old female). 

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 12:33 p.m.  Officers responded, along with EMS, to an unresponsive subject.  Lifesaving measures attempted but not successful.  Medical Examiner's office responded. Autopsy scheduled. Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 3:01 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of an early morning residential burglary with multiple items stolen. 

CENTRAL: Check Person – 4:41 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  Attempts made to contact the subject were unsuccessful.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  The subject did connect with an officer over the phone and denied being suicidal.  Journey Mental Health updated.

SOUTH: Child Neglect – 5:15 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a young child found to have drugs in their system.  Child Protective Services plugged in.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH:  Mental Health Conveyance – 8:01 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a suicidal subject with a knife.  Officers made contact with the subject and conveyed her to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  Transport to Winnebago completed.

02/22

SOUTH: Trespass – 12:33 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject/suspect (26-year-old female) refusing to leave the premises.  Officers attempted to work with the suspect and offered her a ride somewhere.  The suspect refused to cooperate and then complained that she could not breathe.  EMS was requested and the suspect was conveyed to a local hospital where she was left with a trespassing citation.  As soon as the suspect was released from the hospital she started to call 911 (13 time throughout the night).  The suspect was arrested/charged with misuse of 911. 

CENTRAL: Check Person – 2:03 a.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject who was heard screaming.  The subject refused to come to the door but did speak with officers over the phone.  The subject stated he was fine.  No concerns were identified by officers.

NORTH: Check Property – 2:09 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a noise complaint.  Nothing located when officers arrived. 

WEST: Assist EMS/Fire – 8:31 a.m.  Officers assisted with traffic control as MFD addressed smoke in a building. 

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