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MPD Notable Calls 04/13/2021 to 04/14/2021

April 14, 2021 10:35 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 04/13/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 04/14/2021, MPD received 364 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 (59), East (73), Midtown (64), North (63), South (41), West (50), and Other (14).  "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.  

04/13

Priority calls only form 3:23 p.m. to 6:36 p.m. due to calls for service.

NORTH: Weapons Violation – 6:27 a.m.  A residence was struck by gunfire overnight.  The resident woke up and found a bullet lodged in a bedside table after it traveled through an outside wall.  A second bullet hole was also found.  No injuries sustained.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Road Rage – 6:50 a.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported that another driver/vehicle was tailgating him and that the driver/suspect flashed a gun at him.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 7:48 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 35-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. 

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 9:45 a.m.  A search warrant was conducted and a suspect (36-year-old male) was arrested for possession of child pornography (5 counts). 

MIDTOWN: Stolen Vehicle – 10:43 a.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 2:33 p.m.  Officers responded, along with MFD, to an odor complaint.  Entry made to the residence and a subject (52-year-old male) was located deceased. Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious identified.    

MIDTOWN: Weapons Violation – 2:49 p.m.  Officers responded to the 1200 block of Gilbert Rd for multiple reports of shots fired.  A victim was located with non-life threatening injuries and was conveyed to a local hospital.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Check Property – 9:41 p.m.  Officers responded to McDivitt Rd for multiple reports of shots fired.  Area canvassed.  No evidence of shots fired located at this time.  No reported injuries or property damage. 

CITY-WIDE: Assist Law Enforcement – 10:25 p.m.  Officers responded to assist another law enforcement agency after a terminated pursuit resulted in a crash.  MPD was not involved in the pursuit.  Dane County has the lead on the investigation.  Officers assisted with individuals needing medical assistance and traffic control.

04/14

CENTRAL: Strong Armed Robbery – 12:51 a.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported being pushed and his pockets rifled through by several male suspects.  Limited information provided.  No injuries sustained.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Drug Incident – 1:29 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject experiencing a drug overdose.  Naloxone administered to the subject.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  No charges substantiated at this time. 

CENTRAL: Crash – 3:59 a.m.  Officers responded to E. Washington Ave/Baldwin St for a vehicle vs. tree crash.  The vehicle was on fire when officers arrived on scene.  A window to the vehicle was broken to extract the occupant.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  Investigation continuing. 

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