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MPD Notable Calls 04/30/2021 to 05/03/2021

May 3, 2021 10:12 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 04/30/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 05/03/2021, MPD received 1,259 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 (199),East (267), Midtown (188), North (215), South (124), West (186), and Other (80).  "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.


04/30

Priority calls only from 8:29 a.m. to 2:01 p.m. due to calls for service.

Priority calls only from 4:18 p.m. to 4:32 p.m. due to calls for service. 

SOUTH: Drug Overdose – 7:45 a.m.  A subject (24-year-old male) sent a suicidal text message to a friend.  The friend responded to their shared residence and found the subject breathing but unresponsive.  MFD paramedics transported the subject to the hospital where the subject admitted to overdosing on prescription medication.

CENTRAL: Violation of Court Order – 8:13 a.m.  The victim reported that she received multiple phone calls from the suspect (21-year-old male), violating a court order not to contact her.  The suspect was arrested and charged with violating the court order.

MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 9:11 a.m.  An out-of-state agency requested Madison PD assistance with locating a wanted suspect (29-year-old female).  Officers located the suspect and took the suspect into custody without incident.

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 10:53 a.m.  The subject (42-year-old male) was found deceased at a friend's residence where he was staying.  Cause of death has yet to be determined.  The subject had a history of drug use and had a warrant for a drug related charge.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 2:12 p.m.  A witness reported observing a disturbance in a parking lot where a suspect had a gun.  Officers contacted the victim involved in the disturbance who reported that during an argument, the suspect (19-year-old male) took a rifle from the trunk of his car and pointed it at him.  Officers were unable to contact the suspect who remains at large.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Disturbance – 3:55 p.m.  An officer driving down E Washington Ave observed a suspect (19-year-old male) armed with a baseball bat yelling in the parking lot of the Mobil gas station.  A victim reported the suspect threatened him as the victim exited the gas station.  A second victim reported the suspect damaged his vehicle with the bat at a separate location.  Officers arrested the suspect and charged him with disorderly conduct while armed, resisting, and damage to property.

CENTRAL: Trespass – 4:28 p.m.  Officers responded to an apartment building for reports of a suspect (30-year-old male) banging on doors, trying door handles and checking car door handles as well.  The suspect was cited for trespassing and was conveyed to jail on charges from a previous incident.

SOUTH: Juvenile Arrest – 6:07 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (13-year-old female) was screaming, throwing things, damaging household items and punching family members.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health and eventually the suspect was charged with battery, disorderly conduct and damage to property and conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center.

NORTH: Check Property – 10:24 p.m.  Officers responded to the 1400 block of Wyoming Way where a caller reported hearing what sounded like gunshots.  Upon checking the area, officers discovered the sound was fireworks.

05/01

Priority calls only from 7:02 p.m. to 7:21 p.m. due to calls for service.

Priority calls only from 9:57 p.m. to 11:09 p.m. due to calls for service. 

WEST: Death Investigation – 1:06 a.m.  Staff at St Mary's Care Center reported the subject (95-year-old male) was discovered down in his room with a very weak pulse.  While MFD paramedics were en route to the hospital with the subject, the subject passed away.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner was consulted.

SOUTH: Sexual Assault – 1:41 a.m.  The victim reported that the suspect (47-year-old male) made unwanted sexual contact with him.  Officers were unable to contact the suspect.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 1:56 a.m.  During an argument, the suspect (39-year-old male) threw the victim's property off a balcony, damaged the victim's property inside the residence and pushed the victim to the ground and struck him.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic battery, damage to property and disorderly conduct.

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 8:09 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence and located a wanted suspect (22-year-old male).  The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail.

NORTH: Assist Fire – 10:28 a.m.  Officers responded with MFD to a residence in the 4100 block of Vidon Dr that caught fire.  Officers assisted with traffic control.

SOUTH: Child Abuse – 12:17 p.m.  Officers responded to an altercation between a suspect (48-year-old male) and his teenage daughter/victim.  The suspect was arrested/charged with physical abuse to a child. 

CENTRAL: Assist Fire – 12:33 p.m.  Officers and MFD responded to a residence in the 700 block of E Johnson St where smoke was observed coming from a porch.  Officers assisted with traffic control.

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 2:27 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 47-year-old female suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with resisting and disorderly conduct.

WEST: Battery – 2:57 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 50-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with battery, retail theft, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.  He is also charged with felony bail jumping (3 counts) and misdemeanor bail jumping (3 counts). 

SOUTH: Armed Robbery – 4:28 p.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported having personal property stolen from his hotel room by two suspects, one of whom was armed.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Check Person – 6:13 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  Entry was made to the residence to check on the subject and the subject was located unconscious.  Lifesaving measures performed.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  Emergency detention sought and approved.  Final transport/outcome pending.  **The subject was ultimately transported to Winnebago. 

MIDTOWN: Stolen Vehicle – 6:57 p.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.

MIDTOWN: Intoxicated Driver – 8:41 p.m.  A traffic stop was conducted after an officer observed a driver/suspect (70-year-old male) striking curbs.  The suspect/vehicle crashed.  The suspect failed field sobriety tests.  The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (7th offense). 

EAST: Trespass – 9:14 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a suspect (53-year-old female) refusing to leave the premises and causing a disturbance.  The suspect was arrested/charged with trespassing, disorderly conduct and resisting. 

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 9:45 p.m.  A subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to Winnebago under an emergency detention order. 

WEST: Check Property – 11:38 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of shots fired.  Area canvassed.  No evidence of shots fired located at this time.  No reports of injuries or property damage.

05/02

Priority calls only from 3:05 a.m. to 7:15 a.m. due to calls for service. 

Priority calls only from 8:44 p.m. to 12:22 a.m. due to calls for service. 

MIDTOWN: Sexual Assault – 12:50 a.m. Officers met with a victim who reported being followed and inappropriately contacted by an unknown male subject. Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Assist Law Enforcement – 1:18 a.m.  A victim showed up at a local hospital with gunshot wounds.  MPD responded and determined that the incident occurred in another jurisdiction.  MPD stood by until the other law enforcement agency responded. 

EAST: Threats Complaint – 1:20 a.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported that some of his personal property was damaged and that he was threatened by three unknown male subjects/suspects.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Injured Subjects – 2:29 a.m.  Officers are investigating an incident where three subjects sustained stab wounds.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Stolen Vehicle – 5:28 a.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen.  The vehicle was left running, unlocked and unoccupied.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.

MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 5:45 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a residential burglary.  A backpack with a laptop was stolen.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Death Investigation – 5:50 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject face down.  The subject (38-year-old male) was located deceased with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Nothing suspicious identified. 

CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 11:02 a.m.  A victim reported being inappropriately contacted by an unknown male subject/suspect.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 11:43 a.m.  Officers responded to a residential burglary where a laptop was stolen.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Death Investigation – 2:23 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a pulseless non-breathing subject.  The subject (46-year-old male) was pronounced deceased by the Medical Examiner's office.  Autopsy pending.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Intoxicated Driver – 3:25 p.m.  A driver/suspect (54-year-old male) was observed slumped over behind the wheel of a vehicle.  The suspect was found to be impaired.  The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (2nd offense).  He was also charged with driving while revoked and a probation/parole hold.

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 4:50 p.m.  A wanted subject/suspect (35-year-old male) was observed and taken into custody without incident. 

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 6:01 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 47-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct, domestic battery and domestic strangulation. 

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 6:42 p.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a subject in a vehicle.  The subject (36-year-old female) was located deceased.  Evidence of drug use on scene.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious observed. 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 9:54 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 33-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct, domestic battery, domestic strangulation and domestic criminal damage to property. 

CENTRAL: Check Person – 11:02 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance.  A subject was conveyed to a local hospital for a voluntary mental health evaluation.  The subject was left in the care of medical staff.  No charges substantiated at this time. 

SOUTH: Armed Robbery – 11:02 p.m.  Officers responded to Culvers on the W. Beltline Hwy for an armed robbery.  A suspect demanded money and said he was armed.  The suspect fled with cash.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

05/03

WEST: Disturbance – 3:47 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 38-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct. 

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