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MPD Notable Calls 02/26/2021 to 03/01/2021

March 1, 2021 7:23 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 02/26/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 03/01/2021, MPD received 1,108 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 (136),East (226), Midtown (186), North (172), South (118), West (177), and Other (93).  "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.


02/26

EAST: Fraud – 11:43 a.m.  Officers responded to East Towne Mall for two suspects (18- and 16-year-old males) who used stolen credit cards to make purchases the previous day.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Drug Overdose – 12:12 p.m.  Officers and MFD paramedics arrived at a residence for a subject (41-year-old male) who overdosed on pain medication.  The overdose appeared to be accidental.  No charges were substantiated.

MIDTOWN: Exposure – 12:27 p.m.  Officers responded to the Madison Metro west transfer point for a report of an unidentified suspect who was engaging in inappropriate sexual behavior on the bus.  Officers checked the area but were unable to locate the suspect.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Residential Burglary – 2:30 p.m.  Officers responded to an apartment building where multiple storage units were broken into.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 3:21 p.m.  Officers responded to St Mary's Hospital for a patient (26-year-old male) who had attacked staff and security.  The subject was placed in protective custody and transported to Winnebago.

EAST: Check Person – 3:32 p.m.  Officers made contact with a subject (23-year-old male) who was found walking on US Hwy 151.  It was determined the subject was experiencing a mental health crisis.  The subject was voluntarily admitted to the psychiatric unit of a local hospital.

WEST: Weapons Offense – 5:15 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence where a bullet was found lodged between two panes of glass in a window.  The residents did not know exactly when the damage occurred and there were no injuries.

NORTH: Intoxicated Driver – 8:03 p.m.  Officers responded to a vehicle that had crashed into a snowbank where the driver/suspect (55-year-old female) was attempting to dig it out.  The suspect was arrested and charged with OWI 8th offense.

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 10:03 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject (24-year-old male).  The subject was found deceased in his residence with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Nothing suspicious on scene.

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 10:12 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence to locate a wanted suspect.  The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail.

02/27

Priority calls only from 5:24 p.m. to 5:57 p.m. due to calls for service.

SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 2:01 a.m.  Officers made contact with two occupied vehicles parked in the lot of a closed business.  Upon making contact with a driver/suspect (41-year-old male), the suspect attempted to flee on foot.  The suspect was apprehended and arrested for resisting.

NORTH: Disturbance – 6:16 a.m.  Officers responded to the Red Roof Inn where the suspect (40-year-old female) bit the victim during an argument.  The victim was not interested in pursuing charges for this incident.  The suspect then engaged in an argument with hotel staff and kicked an office door.  Officers arrested the suspect and charged her with disorderly conduct and resisting.

WEST: Stolen Vehicle – 9:33 a.m.  The victim reported his vehicle was stolen while it was warming up in his driveway.  Attempt to locate aired and the vehicle was listed as stolen.

WEST: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 9:40 a.m.  Officers located a stolen vehicle unoccupied and running.  Officers attempted contact with the registered owner but were unsuccessful.  The vehicle was towed.

SOUTH: Road Rage – 3:18 p.m.  Officers responded to a road rage complaint with a gun being displayed on John Nolen Drive/North Shore Dr.  The suspect vehicle was not on scene when officers arrived.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 4:12 p.m.  Officers responded to what was originally called in as an overdose.  Lifesaving measures attempted by other subjects prior to officers/EMS arriving on scene.  The subject (28-year-old female) was pronounced deceased.  Evidence of drug use observed on scene.  Medical Examiner's office responded.   Nothing suspicious identified. 

EAST: Check Person – 5:09 p.m.  A young child was found unattended at an apartment complex.  Child's mother contacted and it was found that an older sibling was supposed to have been caring for the young child.  Child Protective Services notified.  Child left in the care of their mother. 

CENTRAL: Check Area – 5:21 p.m.  Officers responded to the 200 block of State St for a report of a subject with a long gun.  Several subjects contacted.  The gun was discovered to be a facsimile.  The subject with the gun was cited for municipal disorderly conduct. 

MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 7:18 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 26-year-old female suspect.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Emergency detention not approved.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

EAST: Child Neglect – 7:43 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a young child unattended outside.  Child Protective Services notified.  Placement of the child with the father arranged.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Strong Armed Robbery – 9:11 p.m. Officers met with a victim who reported being physically attacked and robbed of her cell phone and purse by a male suspect.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Intoxicated Driver – 11:07 p.m.  Officers responded to a crash at E. Washington Ave/N. Marquette St.  An involved driver/suspect (58-year-old male) was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (2nd offense). Minor injuries sustained in the crash. 

02/28

SOUTH: Armed Robbery – 2:07 a.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported being robbed at gunpoint by three male suspects.  The suspects fled on foot with cash from the victim.  K9 track attempted.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Intoxicated Driver – 8:56 a.m.  Officers responded to a single vehicle crash.  The driver/suspect (31-year-old male), who was arrested approximately 11 hours earlier for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense), was found to be impaired and failed field sobriety tests.  The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:12 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 31-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived. The suspect remains at-large.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect.

WEST: Stolen Vehicle – 10:23 a.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen from a driveway.  The keys were in the vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.

WEST: Stolen Vehicle – 12:25 p.m.  Officers responded to a convenience store on Mineral Point Road for a stolen vehicle and injured victim.  A suspect stole a vehicle as the victim was putting air in the tires.  The victim attempted to prevent the suspect from stealing her vehicle. The suspect put the vehicle in reverse and ran over the victim's leg.  The suspect fled in the vehicle.  The victim, who is pregnant, was conveyed to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Photo of suspect released.    

SOUTH: Hit-and-Run/Crash – 12:49 p.m.  Officers responded to EB 12/Rimrock for a three-vehicle crash and two subjects fleeing from the area.  An involved vehicle was confirmed to be stolen. Minor injuries sustained.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 1:25 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 24-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived. Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect.  Suspect remains at-large.

EAST: Crash – 1:43 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a vehicle crashing into Applebee's on East Towne Rd.  An adult and child were reportedly in a vehicle in the parking lot when the child accidently placed the vehicle into drive and the vehicle went into the building. No injuries reported.  The child's father was not on scene when officers arrived.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Theft from Vehicle – 3:28 p.m.  A gun was reported stolen from a vehicle. Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 4:16 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital after a patient/suspect (31-year-old male) caused a disturbance.  The suspect was conveyed to Winnebago.  Charges pending for the suspect include disorderly conduct and battery. 

EAST: Check Property – 5:13 p.m.  Officers responded to the area of Portland Parkway/S. Walbridge Ave for multiple reports of shots fired.  Areas checked and no evidence of shots fired located at this time. 

EAST: Stolen Vehicle – 6:09 p.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.  ** An officer located the vehicle, unoccupied.  Registered owner notified.   

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 7:55 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital where a victim reported concerns over not remembering what happened last night after going out to a bar.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Check Property – 8:36 p.m.  Officers observed a long gun in an unoccupied locked vehicle.  Contact made with registered owner who advised that her son drives her vehicle.  Contact made with the son and he was educated on why he should not leave a gun in a vehicle. 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:27 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for ongoing disturbances involving a 31-year-old male suspect.  The suspect had existing probable cause for his arrest.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Additional charges substantiated.  Suspect remains at-large.

CENTRAL: Injured Person – 10:50 p.m.  Officers met with a male subject who reported being struck by a vehicle.  No evidence of this occurring.  Investigation continuing. 

03/01

WEEST: Disturbance – 1:05 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a gun.  A 20-year-old male suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect. 

SOUTH: Crash – 2:03 a.m.  Officers responded to a single vehicle crash on John Nolen Drive.  The vehicle started on fire after it crashed.  No injuries sustained.  No signs of impairment by the driver.  The driver was cited for failure to have control.   

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