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MPD Notable Calls 04/16/2021 to 04/19/2021

April 19, 2021 8:50 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 04/16/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 04/19/2021, MPD received 1,129 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 (161), East (231), Midtown (178), North (204), South (112), West (171), and Other (72).  "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.


04/16

Priority calls only from 11:31 a.m. to 12:48 p.m. due to calls for service.

WEST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 8:46 a.m.  A juvenile (14-year-old male) was reported missing/runaway.  Attempt to locate aired and the juvenile was listed as missing.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 9:24 a.m.  A caller to dispatch reported observing two subjects arguing and then one of the subjects firing a handgun into a vehicle which then left the scene.  Officers made contact with numerous involved subjects and witnesses but did not locate a victim or receive any reports of injured persons.  Investigation continuing.  ** A victim was identified and contacted over the phone. The victim was uncooperative with officers, refused to give a statement but reported he was not injured.  A suspect (36-year-old male) was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct while armed, intentionally pointing a firearm and bail jumping. 

SOUTH: Missing Adult – 10:10 a.m.  A mother reported her adult son missing.  Attempt to locate aired and the subject was listed as missing.

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 12:18 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital.  The subject was admitted under a Chapter 51 return order.  Officers disengaged from the hospital. 

MIDTOWN: Road Rage – 6:12 p.m.  A road rage incident occurred between two drivers/vehicles.  The victim was sprayed with a substance consistent with OC spray.  The suspect/vehicle fled.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 8:19 p.m.   A stolen vehicle was located/recovered. 

WEST: Crash – 9:34 p.m.  Officers responded to McKenna Blvd/Raymond Rd for a multiple vehicle crash with injuries.   A driver did not stop at a red light which caused the crash.  The driver was cited for red signal violation.  EMS provided medical care to those injured.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 11:10 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for an unwanted subject/suspect (24-year-old male).  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived but was taken into custody when he returned to the residence a few hours later.  The suspect was charged with misdemeanor bail jumping, felony bail jumping and cited for obstructing. 

04/17

Priority calls only from 8:41 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. due to calls for service.

NORTH: Crash – 2:05 a.m.  Officers responded to a single vehicle crash on N. Stoughton Rd/Rieder Rd.  Driver/occupants not on scene.  Areas checked with negative results. 

NORTH: Death Investigation – 2:18 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (90-year-old female).  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious observed.

EAST: Check Person – 4:20 a.m.  Officers responded to residence after the caller reported hearing a gunshot in their basement.  A perimeter was set up and a subject is taken into protective custody due to his intoxication level.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where he was voluntarily admitted.  Evidence of shots fired were located at the residence.

MIDTOWN: Intoxicated Driver – 5:33 a.m.  A single vehicle crash with an unresponsive occupant was called in.  The driver/suspect (35-year-old female) refused field sobriety tests.  Warrant obtained for a blood draw.  The suspect was subsequently arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (4th offense), bail jumping and operating after revocation.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 5:36 a.m.  A caller reported being attacked by the mother of his child.  Investigation led to evidence of a disturbance with the caller/suspect (46-year-old male) being identified as the primary aggressor.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

SOUTH: Non-Residential Burglary – 5:43 a.m.  Officers responded to an alarm at a business.  A broken window and open door were located.  Damage was located inside the business.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Juvenile Arrest – 11:42 a.m.  A juvenile who had been listed as a runaway and on GPS home detention was located, taken into custody and conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center.

EAST: Assist Law Enforcement – 1:16 p.m.  Officers responded to assist the Dane County Sheriff's Office and Wisconsin State Patrol after numerous callers reported hearing gunfire in the area of Yahara Hills Golf Course/US 12 & I90 with reports of vehicles being struck as well by gunfire.  Other agencies also responded to assist.  Numerous vehicles found to have been struck by gunfire.  Dane County Sheriff's Office has the lead on this investigation which led to numerous arrests. 

EAST: Disturbance – 2:20 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject with a knife involved in a disturbance.  Suspect not on scene when officers arrived.  Limited cooperation by others on scene.  No reported injuries.  No charges substantiated at this time. 

WEST: Death Investigation – 5:24 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (60-year-old male).  Medical Examiner's office responded.  The decedent had health concerns.  Nothing suspicious identified. 

WEST: Crash – 6:54 p.m.  Officers responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash. The pedestrian was conveyed to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  The driver was cooperative.  No charges/citations. 

SOUTH: Intoxicated Driver – 8:44 p.m.  Officers responded to a crash with an intoxicated driver/suspect (33-year-old male).  The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (4th offense). 

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:57 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 49-year-old female suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct and domestic strangulation. 

04/18

WEST: Stolen Vehicle – 12:17 a.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen from a driveway.  A spare key was in the vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  ** Vehicle was located by an officer.  Registered owner notified. 

WEST: Weapons Offense – 1:05 a.m.  Officers responded to a hotel reference damage located in a room from a shot fired from another room.  Contact made at the suspect hotel room and the gun shot was described as an accidental discharge.  The suspect (41-year-old female) was arrested on a probation hold.

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 1:47 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a subject in need of an emergency detention.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  An emergency detention was sought/approved.  The subject was subsequently conveyed to Winnebago. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 2:46 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 23-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived and information was provided that led to concerns for the suspect's well-being.  Areas checked with negative results.  Journey Mental Health notified.  Probable cause developed to charge the suspect.  The suspect was listed as missing/endangered.  Investigation continuing.   

NORTH: Assist Law Enforcement – 8:27 a.m.  Officers responded to assist another agency with taking a suspect into custody. 

EAST: Death Investigation – 12:01 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (57-year-old male).  Evidence of an overdose.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious identified.

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 12:48 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance.  A suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 1:02 p.m.  Officers responded to a business for a subject/suspect (58-year-old female) causing a disturbance.  The suspect was cited/released.     

NORTH: Check Person – 1:52 p.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a subject.  The subject was located and taken into protective custody.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where she was voluntarily admitted at this time.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  Officers disengaged from the hospital. 

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 3:22 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (40-year-old female).  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Decedent had known health conditions.  Nothing suspicious located.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 4:52 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 30-year-old male suspect.  The victim sustained visible injuries.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct and domestic battery.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 5:26 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 66-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was not on scene.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once he is located. 

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 7:18 p.m.  Officers assisted another law enforcement agency with a Chapter 51 return of a subject.  The subject was transported to Winnebago. 

EAST: Sexual Assault of a Child – 7:51 p.m.  Officers received a report of sexual assault of a child that occurred last fall.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Mental Health Conveyance – 7:52 p.m.  Officers obtained information that a subject was possibly suicidal after an argument had taken place but limited information was provided for the whereabouts of the subject.  Areas checked.  Contact made with the subject and he was taken into protective custody.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  Journey Mental Health plugged in. The subject was released with a safety plan.  No further action deemed necessary by officers.      

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 11:46 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 28-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct and domestic battery.   

04/19

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 12:13 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 38-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic battery and domestic disorderly conduct.  He was also arrested for charges stemming from a previous incident (domestic battery, domestic disorderly conduct and domestic strangulation). 

NORTH: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 12:36 a.m.  A reported stolen vehicle was located/recovered unoccupied. 

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