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MPD Notable Calls 04/07/2021 to 04/08/2021

April 8, 2021 8:58 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 04/07/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 04/08/2021, MPD received 354 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 (55), East (63), Midtown (63), North (64), South (32), West (57), 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.  

04/07

CENTRAL: Injured Person – 8:32 a.m.  Officers responded to the 1900 block of E. Washington Ave for a subject who was bitten by a dog.  MFD/EMS also responded.  The victim received stitches at a local hospital.  The dog that bit the victim was turned over to animal control. 

NORTH: Drug Incident – 8:46 a.m.  Officers responded to a subject/suspect (35-year-old male) experiencing a drug overdose.  Naloxone was administered.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital unresponsive.  The suspect was left in the care of medical staff.  The suspect is eligible for the Madison Area Addiction Recovery Initiative (MAARI) and was left with paperwork on this program as well as an order-in citation for possession of heroin.

EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 9:58 a.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.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was voluntarily admitted at a local facility and left in the care of medical staff.

WEST: Mental Health Conveyance – 12:04 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital to transport a subject to Winnebago at the request of Journey Mental Health. 

WEST: Sexual Assault – 3:13 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for what was initially reported as an abduction with a child unaccounted for.  Officers quickly discovered that the child was home and not missing.  The victim reported that they were taken from a park to an unknown location and then sexually assaulted by an unknown suspect.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Check Area – 5:43 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject/suspect exposing himself.  Area canvassed.  Suspect not located.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Disturbance – 6:08 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 23-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested for bail jumping (two counts).  No charges substantiated from the reported disturbance. 

MIDTOWN: Strong Armed Robbery – 8:22 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a strong armed robbery.  The victim reported that the suspect (38-year-old male) forcefully took money from her.     The suspect was located and arrested/charged with strong armed robbery, intimidation of a victim, battery, disorderly conduct and felony bail jumping. 

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 9:13 p.m.  Officers responded to multiple reports of shots fired near Hoard St/Pawling St.  Casings and a possible involved vehicle (unoccupied) located on scene.  No reported injuries or property damage at this time.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Stolen Vehicle – 9:23 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle.  The victim reported that she loaned the vehicle to her cousin and that the vehicle was stolen from him.  The victim had limited information (including identification of her cousin).  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 9:25 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 33-year-old male suspect.  Attempts to contact the suspect were unsuccessful.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once he is located.

04/08

NORTH: Intoxicated Driver – 12:06 a.m.  A traffic stop was conducted and the driver/suspect (40-year-old male) was found to be impaired.  The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (2nd offense). 

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