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MPD Notable Calls 05/18/2021 to 05/19/2021

May 19, 2021 9:37 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 05/18/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 05/19/2021, MPD received 390 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 (54), East (88), Midtown (59), North (67), South (49), West (44), and Other (29).  "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.  

05/18

CENTRAL: Sexual Assault of a Child – 5:33 a.m.  Officers made contact with a parent who reported their juvenile as being a victim of sexual assault by an adult male.  Limited information about the suspect known at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 9:50 a.m.  A 15-year-old male juvenile was reported as missing/runaway.  The juvenile has a history of running away.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 10:24 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject.  Entry made to the residence and the subject (58-year-old male) was located deceased.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Evidence of a drug overdose observed.  Nothing suspicious identified. 

CENTRAL: Intoxicated Driver – 11:03 a.m.  Officers responded to the 200 block of N. Livingston St for a report of a crash and the driver/suspect (36-year-old male) passed out behind the wheel.  The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense), possession of heroin and possession of meth. 

CENTRAL: Drug Incident – 2:17 p.m.  Officers responded to check on a suspicious vehicle that had significant short-term traffic most of the day.  K9 alerted on vehicle.  A search of the vehicle yielded drugs.  A 58-year-old male suspect was arrested/charged with possession with intent to sell Schedule I, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony bail jumping and misdemeanor bail jumping.

NORTH: Check Person – 3:52 p.m.  Officers responded to E. Washington Ave/N. Sixth St for a report of a male subject (47-year-old male) walking in the middle of the road and lying in the roadway.  Inbound E. Washington was shut down for a brief time.  The subject was not cooperative with officers throughout their attempts to dialogue with him.  The subject was ultimately taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The subject was issued a citation for resisting and he was left in the care of medical staff.    

MIDTOWN: Drug Incident – 4:28 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject/suspect (29-year-old male) experiencing a drug overdose.  The suspect was revived and transported to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Once medically cleared the suspect was arrested and charged with possession of heroin, possession of meth and a probation hold.    

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 5:38 p.m.  Officers responded to the Greyhound Bus Depot on Collins Court regarding a wanted suspect (50-year-old male) who was supposedly on a bus coming from MN and stopping in Madison.  The suspect was located, contacted and taken into custody.  The suspect was conveyed to jail on an outstanding warrant.

EAST: Assist MFD – 6:52 p.m.  Officers responded, along with MFD, to a report of a possible gas leak at an apartment complex on Vernon Ave.  Residents evacuated.  MFD has the lead on this investigation. 

EAST: Theft from Vehicle – 9:13 p.m.  Officers responded to the 5800 block of Lien Rd for multiple reports of theft from vehicles.  Investigation continuing.    

SOUTH: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 11:44 p.m.  A vehicle stolen from Cottage Grove was reported to be in the Foxwood Trail area.  Officers responded and observed the vehicle on Rimrock Road.  The vehicle fled and was later located abandoned on Spear Circle.  Investigation continuing. 

05/19

EAST: Disturbance – 1:28 a.m.  Officers responded to sounds of a disturbance at a residence on N. Walbridge Ave.  Contact made with two subjects who were not cooperative with officers.  No indication/reports of injuries.  Ultimately officers disengaged due to lack of cooperation and no charges substantiated.

EAST: Recovered/Stolen Vehicle – 2:20 a.m.  An unoccupied stolen vehicle was located on E. Washington Avenue.  Registered owner unable to be contacted.  Vehicle towed.  

WEST: Residential Burglary – 2:54 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence where 3 subjects were observed entering an open garage and leaving with unknown item(s).  A vehicle in the driveway was rummaged through and the garage door opener was taken.  Investigation continuing. 

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