"The members of the Madison Police Department congratulate Interim Sheriff Kalvin Barrett. We look forward to working with his administration and continuing our partnerships with the Dane County Sheriff's Office. In speaking with Sheriff Barrett it is my belief that he is committed to making Dane County a safe place for all."
Chief Shon F. Barnes
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 04/02/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 04/05/2021, MPD received 1,055 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 (179), East (233), Midtown (156), North (187), South (106), West (153), and Other (41). "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 10:57 p.m. to 11:46 p.m. due to calls for service.
MIDTOWN: Theft from Auto – 7:24 a.m. The victim reported someone stole a firearm from his vehicle while parked in the 500 block of S Randall Ave.
EAST: Road Rage – 8:42 a.m. A subject (57-year-old male) reported he was southbound on Stoughton Rd when a vehicle behind him flashed its lights at him and passed him on the right. At a red traffic light, the subject confronted the driver who was now behind him. The vehicles continued into McFarland and as the reporting subject attempted to pass the other vehicle, he believed he saw the driver holding a firearm. McFarland PD contacted this driver but did not find a gun. The involved parties provided conflicting stories and no charges were substantiated.
MIDTOWN: Stolen Vehicle – 9:48 a.m. The victim reported someone stole her vehicle from the 500 block of S Randall Ave. The keys were left in the vehicle. The vehicle was listed as stolen and an ATL was aired.
MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 10:34 a.m. Officers and MFD paramedics responded to a business where the subject (44-year-old male) had collapsed. The subject had a history of heart issues and was believed to have had a heart attack. The subject was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
EAST: Sexual Assault of a Child – 1:04 p.m. Officers investigated a report of a male juvenile making inappropriate sexual contact with a female juvenile. CPS was notified and a safety plan was put in place. Investigation continuing.
NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 2:17 p.m. Officers responded to Callahan's Sports Pub for a report of a suspect (51-year-old male) who was causing problems, refused to leave, and had a warrant. Officers arrived on scene and took the suspect into custody. The suspect was charged with resisting.
WEST: Check Person – 5:42 p.m. Officers responded to West Towne Mall where a subject (22-year-old male) reported he had been shot. Officers determined the subject had not been shot and had no injuries consistent with his story. It was believed the subject may have been under the influence of drugs at the time. No further police action was deemed necessary.
MIDTOWN: Check Property – 10:05 p.m. A caller to dispatch reported hearing 3 to 4 shots fired in the 1900 block of E Washington Ave. Officers checked the area and did not locate any evidence of shots fired, damage to property or injured persons.
NORTH: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 10:53 p.m. Officers responded to the 1900 block of Northport Dr for a report of a large fight and what sounded like gunshots. Officers checked the area and did not locate evidence of shots fired. There were no reports of damage to property or injured persons. Incident report completed on MPD website.
WEST: Check Property – 10:58 p.m. A caller to dispatch reported hearing a single shot fired in the 6200 block of Putnam Rd. Officers checked the area and did not find evidence of shots fired, damage to property or injured persons.
SOUTH: Check Property – 11:11 p.m. Two callers to dispatch reported hearing shots fired possibly in the Bram and S Park St area, and in the area of John Nolen Dr and Olin Ave. Officers canvassed the area and did not locate any evidence of shots fired, damage to property or injured persons.
Priority calls only from 9:27 p.m. to 12:48 a.m. due to calls for service.
CENTRAL: Battery – 1:40 a.m. Officers responded to the 400 block of State St for a report of numerous subjects involved in a physical disturbance. Officers developed probable cause to charge the suspect (28-year-old male) with substantial battery. One victim sustained multiple injuries to his head and face, causing a brain bleed. The suspect remains at large. Incident report completed on MPD website. Investigation continuing.
NORTH: Drug Overdose – 1:58 a.m. Officers responded to the Comfort Inn and Suites at 722 John Nolen Dr for a suspect (38-year-old female) who overdosed. MFD paramedics administered naloxone and revived the suspect who was transported to the hospital. The suspect was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and multiple counts of bail jumping. A second suspect (30-year-old male) who was present in the room was also cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.
MIDTOWN: Disturbance Unwanted Person – 6:59 a.m. Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (20-year-old male) was yelling outside and kicked the front door to the home. The suspect was prohibited from being on the premises. The suspect left the scene but officers located him nearby and arrested him for domestic disorderly conduct.
CENTRAL: Theft – 7:00 a.m. The victim reported two firearms were stolen from his home while he was hosting a party. The victim was unable to provide any suspect information.
SOUTH: Suspicious Vehicle – 9:56 a.m. A victim reported while traveling on the beltline, he observed the suspect vehicle that was involved in a previously reported package theft. The suspect vehicle was now located at the Kwik Trip on Fish Hatchery Rd. Officers attempted to make contact with the vehicle at this location but the vehicle fled. Officers attempted a traffic stop on the vehicle but the vehicle again fled from officers. Investigation continuing.
SOUTH: Check Person – 12:30 p.m. Officers responded to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject. The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation. The subject was voluntarily admitted and officers disengaged.
NORTH: Injured Person – 1:19 p.m. Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a subject that was transferred from another facility with injuries sustained during a disturbance. The victim's injuries required stitches. The suspect (21-year-old female) was identified. Addresses checked for the suspect without success and she was ultimately contacted by officers over the phone. The suspect agreed to turn herself in. Investigation continuing.
WEST: Damage to Property – 1:27 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a bullet hole found in a vehicle that was believed to have occurred overnight. Casing located in driveway. No other reported damage. No injuries. Investigation continuing.
MIDTOWN: Check Person – 4:33 p.m. Officers responded to a residence for a subject making threats. The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation. Journey Mental Health plugged in. Probable cause also developed to charge the subject/suspect (22-year-old male) with domestic disorderly conduct. Evaluation completed and the suspect was arrested/conveyed to jail.
CENTRAL: Disturbance – 7:55 p.m. Officers responded to a disturbance involving multiple subjects. Two female victims were engaged in a verbal argument with two other female subjects/suspects who were in a vehicle. There were threats made and the suspect vehicle sped off which resulted in the victims sustaining bruises/abrasions. Investigation continuing.
SOUTH: Check Property – 9:08 p.m. Officers responded to South Shore Drive for reports of shots fired. Area canvassed. No evidence of shots fired located.
MIDTOWN: Weapons Violation – 9:24 p.m. Officers responded to the 300 block of S. Park St for reports of shots fired. A victim was located with a gunshot wound and transported to a local hospital. Incident Report on MPD's website completed.
EAST: Traffic Incident – 9:42 p.m. A 37-year-old male pedestrian was struck in the road by a vehicle traveling outbound in the 3800 block of E. Washington Ave. The pedestrian was pronounced deceased. Autopsy scheduled. Incident Report on MPD's website completed.
NORTH: Assist EMS/Fire – 10:55 p.m. Officers responded, along with MFD, to a structure fire at a residence. MPD assisted with traffic control and evacuating with nearby residence. No injuries sustained.
NORTH: Check Property – 12:06 a.m. Officers responded to Hayes Rd for reports of shots fired. Area canvassed. No evidence of shots fired located.
EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:31 a.m. Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 36-year-old male suspect. Suspect refused to open the door and communicate with officers. Additional follow-up needed. Investigation continuing.
CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 8:24 a.m. Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 31-year-old male suspect. The suspect resisted officers. The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct, trespassing, resisting, misdemeanor bail jumping (4 counts) and felony bail jumping (2 counts).
NORTH: Hit-and-Run – 8:39 a.m. A vehicle crashed into a light pole and the occupant fled from the scene. Investigation continuing.
CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 12:45 p.m. Officers met with a victim who reported being sexually assaulted by a known acquaintance. Investigation continuing.
WEST: Stolen Vehicle – 4:17 p.m. A vehicle was reported stolen from an underground parking garage. Attempt to locate aired. The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.
NORTH: Child Abuse – 7:18 p.m. Officers responded to a residence for a report of a suspect (28-year-old male) striking his juvenile sibling/victim in the head with a bottle. The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived. Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect. Investigation continuing.
EAST: Check Property – 7:52 p.m. Officers responded to Schenk St for a report of shots fired. Area canvassed. No evidence of shots fired located.
EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 9:29 p.m. Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 27-year-old male suspect. The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic battery (2 counts), domestic disorderly conduct and obstructing.
EAST: Disturbance – 10:01 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a disturbance and an injured subject/victim. The victim's injuries required stitches. The suspect (30-year-old male) was not on scene. Probable cause developed. Investigation continuing.
MIDTOWN: Check Property – 2:36 a.m. Officers responded to the 2000 block of Freeport Rd reference possible shots fired. Contact made with several subjects who reported seeing/hearing shots fired from a vehicle. No evidence of shots fired located. No reported property damage or injuries. Investigation continuing.