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MPD Notable Calls 03/04/2021 to 03/05/2021

March 5, 2021 9:30 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 03/04/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 03/05/2021, MPD received 401 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 (65), East (86), Midtown (49), North (66), South (47), West (68), and Other (20).  "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 1:30am to 4:00am due to calls for service.

03/04

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 10:38 am.  Officers and MFD paramedics discovered the subject (69-year-old male) deceased in his residence.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 12:24 pm.  Staff at the Econo Lodge discovered the subject (48-year-old male) deceased in his room.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 12:59 pm.  After an argument between the suspect (24-year-old male) and victim, the suspect made over 100 phone calls to the victim.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct, stalking and bail jumping.

EAST: Disturbance – 3:09 pm.  Officers responded to the Courtyard by Marriott for a report of a male and female subject arguing in the lobby.  The male subject left the scene prior to the arrival of officers.  Officers arrested the female suspect (19-years-old) for disorderly conduct and resisting.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 3:10 pm.  During an argument between the suspect (47-year-old male) and victim, the suspect threatened the victim and attempted to force entry to her residence.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 3:13 pm.  The victim reported the known suspect (35-year-old male) forced entry to her residence, strangled her and punched her in the face.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect on charges of domestic disorderly conduct, substantial battery and strangulation.  The suspect is at large.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance/Juvenile Arrest – 5:26 pm.  During an argument, the suspect (16-year-old female) struck the victim, her mother, in the face.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and battery.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 5:37 pm.  The victim reported that the suspect (28-year-old male), her boyfriend, held her against her will in their residence and battered her.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct, substantial battery, false imprisonment, and intimidation of victim.

MIDTOWN: Sexual Assault of a Child – 6:08 pm.  Officers assisted Dane County Human Services with an investigation into a report of a child sexual assault. 

MIDTOWN: OMVWI – 8:43 pm.  Officers observed a vehicle deviating from its lane in the area of N Mills St and Regent St.  Officers stopped the vehicle and made contact with the driver/suspect (24-year-old male) who performed poorly on standardized field sobriety tests.  The suspect was arrested and charged with OWI 2nd offense as well as numerous traffic citations.

CENTRAL: OMVWI – 9:17 pm.  Officers observed a vehicle swerving between lanes and hitting curbs in the area of E Washington Ave and N 4th St.  Officers stopped the vehicle and contacted the driver/suspect (60-year-old male) who performed poorly on standardized field sobriety tests.  The suspect was arrested and charged with OWI 2nd offense and eluding.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 11:41 pm.  Officers were dispatched to check on an intoxicated female on the ground and a male trying to get her up.  Upon officers' arrival on scene, the female was unresponsive and was placed into protective custody and transported to the hospital.  The male subject on scene was uncooperative.  Investigation continuing.

03/05

SOUTH: Sexual Assault of a Child – 12:18 am.  Officers investigated a report of the possible sexual assault of a child.  Officers consulted with CPS.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 1:22 am.  Officers responded to a residence for a subject (20-year-old male) who was suicidal.  Journey Mental Health was consulted and the subject was transported to the hospital and left in the care of hospital staff.

NORTH: Disturbance – 1:22 am.  During an argument between the suspect (46-year-old male) and victim, the suspect yelled at the victim and pulled out a knife.  Officers arrested the suspect for disorderly conduct while armed and carrying a concealed knife.

NORTH: Assist EMS/Fire – 1:23 am.  A subject was sleeping in a vehicle while it was running when he awoke and noticed gasoline pooling around the car.  The gas ignited, causing minor burns to the subject and consuming the car in flames.  An MFD investigator determined the fuel leak and subsequent fire were caused by mechanical problems.  No further police action was deemed necessary.

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