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MPD Notable Calls 05/28/2021 to 06/01/2021

June 1, 2021 9:52 AM

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The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to (Friday morning to Tuesday 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 05/28/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 06/01/2021, MPD received 1,199 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 (186),East (256), Midtown (198), North (200), South (147), West (146), and Other (66).  "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.

 

05/28

EAST: Check Person – 5:00 a.m.  Officers made contact with a subject who had engaged in self harm.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health and it was determined the subject would be safe in her home.  No further police action was deemed necessary.

NORTH: Check Person – 9:34 a.m.  A caretaker discovered a subject unconscious in her home with blood on her face.  MFD paramedics transported the subject to the hospital.  A family member reported one of the subject's wallets was missing and there was cash missing from the wallet still at the residence.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Disturbance – 11:51 a.m.  Officers responded to Walmart, 4198 Nakoosa Trl, for a suspect (36-year-old male) who was yelling and swearing at staff and tipping items over.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and damage to property.

EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 1:34 p.m.  Journey Mental Health requested that officers place a subject (43-year-old male) into protective custody as they had grounds for an emergency detention.  Officers made contact with the subject and placed him into protective custody.  The subject was transported to WMHI.

WEST: Check Person – 1:38 p.m.  A caller reported a subject (25-year-old male) sitting in a vehicle with a bag over his head.  Officers made contact with the subject who admitted to being suicidal.  The subject was voluntarily transported and admitted to a local hospital.

EAST: Runaway Juvenile – 2:25 p.m.  A subject (17-year-old female) was reported missing.  An ATL was aired and the subject was entered as missing in the data base.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 4:42 p.m.  During an argument, the suspect (35-year-old male) placed the victim in a headlock.  The victim fled to a neighbor's home while the suspect remained in the residence. The suspect refused to make contact when officers arrived on scene.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect and charge him with domestic disorderly conduct, battery, and strangulation.

EAST: Check Person – 8:58 p.m.  A victim reported two known suspects battered her and damaged her property.  Officers were unable to corroborate the victim's story and could not establish probable cause for any crime.

NORTH: Battery – 9:43 p.m.  Two unidentified suspects battered the victim, a Madison Metro driver, during an argument.  The suspects forced the victim off the bus, pushed him to the ground and kicked him in the head.  The victim was transported to a local hospital to be treated for minor injuries.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:49 p.m.  During an argument, the suspect (33-year-old male) threatened the victim, punched her in the face and strangled her.  The suspect fled the residence before police arrived.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect and charge him with domestic battery, intimidation of a victim, disorderly conduct and strangulation.

05/29

Priority calls only from 12:15 p.m. to 2:13 p.m. due to calls for service.

Priority calls only from 6:04 p.m. to 7:17 p.m. due to calls for service.

Priority calls only from 7:31 p.m. to 8:07 p.m. due to calls for service.

NORTH: Drug Overdose – 1:01 a.m.  Officers responded to the DoubleTree hotel at 4402 E Washington Ave for a suspect (35-year-old male) who overdosed.  MFD paramedics revived the suspect with naloxone and transported him to the hospital.  The suspect was charged with a parole violation and conveyed to jail.

CENTRAL: Assist Fire – 7:08 a.m.  Police and Fire responded to the intersection of W Doty and S Bedford Streets for a report of a vehicle that was unoccupied and engulfed in flames.  Officers contacted the owner of the vehicle who reported she was driving when she saw smoke emanating from the vehicle and pulled over and exited the vehicle unharmed.  Nothing suspicious on scene.

NORTH: Disturbance – 7:33 a.m.  Officers responded to the Super 8 Motel, 4765 Hayes Rd, where a caller reported a victim had been hit in the head and was bleeding.  The victim was uncooperative with police and refused to identify himself or provide a statement.  The victim refused EMS services.  Officers disengaged.

EAST: Assist EMS/Fire – 7:58 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence where a subject (34-year-old male) was found unconscious.  Naloxone was administered but was ineffective at reviving the patient.  MFD paramedics transported the subject to the hospital.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 11:40 a.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a subject.  The subject was found to be under a commitment order.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital.  The subject was admitted to the hospital and officers disengaged. **Officers responded back to the hospital and transported the subject to Winnebago. 

EAST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 1:00 p.m.  A 14-year-old female juvenile was reported as missing/runaway.  The juvenile has a history of running away.  No safety concerns identified.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. 

WEST: Intoxicated Driver – 5:06 p.m.  Officers responded to check on a driver/suspect (40-year-old male) consuming alcohol in a vehicle in a parking lot and nodding off.  Contact was made with the suspect.  The suspect performed poorly on field sobriety tests.  The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (6th offense), felony bail jumping and operating after revocation. 

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 5:47 p.m.  Officers responded to an ongoing disturbance involving a 59-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct. 

SOUTH: Disturbance – 5:54 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a female subject (minor) being physically assaulted by a group of juveniles.  The victim sustained visible injuries.  Fitchburg PD took three of the suspects into custody in their jurisdiction for battery, disorderly conduct and obstructing.  A fourth suspect remains at-large.  All of the suspects (ages 12-13) were released to their parents. 

MIDTOWN: Retail Theft – 7:20 p.m.  Officers responded to Macy's on N. Midvale Blvd for two suspects (43-year-old male and 40-year-old male) stealing merchandise.  The 43-year-old male suspect was arrested/charged with retail theft, felony bail jumping (3 counts), misdemeanor bail jumping (2 counts) and a probation/parole hold.  The 40-year-old male suspect was arrested/charged with retail theft,  felony bail jumping and a probation/parole hold. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 9:05 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence on Northport Drive for a disturbance involving a 49-year-old male suspect.  The suspect threw an item at the victim's TV shattering it.  The suspect was not on scene when officers first arrived but later returned where he was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 10:42 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance on Fordem Ave involving a 35-year-old male suspect.  The suspect tackled the victim to the ground and took her vehicle keys and vehicle.  A traffic stop was attempted but the suspect fled and remains at-large.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once he is located. 

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 10:55 p.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 and approved.  The subject was conveyed to Winnebago.

EAST: Disturbance – 10:57 p.m.  Officers responded to a convenience store in the 3000 block of E. Washington Avenue for a disturbance involving a 45-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct and possession of meth. 

05/30

Priority calls only from 12:55 a.m. to 3:42 a.m. due to calls for service.

SOUTH:  Attempted Homicide – 12:09 a.m.  MPD responded to a report of a stabbing near the 800 block of W. Badger Rd.  The victim was conveyed to a local hospital for treatment.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Non-Residential Burglary – 5:44 a.m.  Officers responded to the 1800/1900 blocks of S. Park St for reports of multiple burglaries.  The suspect (25-year-old male) was contacted and identified as the suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with burglary (2 counts), felony bail jumping (9 counts) and misdemeanor bail jumping. 

EAST: Death Investigation – 11:10 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a subject down.  Lifesaving measures attempted but not successful.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  The 79-year-old male was pronounced deceased.  Nothing suspicious identified. 

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 2:18 p.m.  A wanted suspect (62-year-old male) was observed and attempted to flee from officers.  The suspect was arrested/charged with an outstanding warrant, probable cause from a previous incident, resisting, felony bail jumping (2 counts) and misdemeanor bail jumping.

SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 4:00 p.m.  A driver/suspect (29-year-old male) was observed driving recklessly and cuts off another vehicle eastbound on the Beltline.  The victim vehicle makes contact with a barrier wall and the vehicle flips/rolls.  Both occupants in the victim vehicle were transported to a local hospital for precautionary measures.  The suspect/vehicle fled the scene.  The suspect was located/contacted in Sun Prairie.  The suspect was cited for operating without a license, reckless driving and operating without proof of insurance.  Sun Prairie PD established probable cause and arrested the suspect for misdemeanor bail jumping (2 counts). 

MIDTOWN: Missing Person – 5:46 p.m.  Officers requested to check the welfare of a missing adult who made self-harm comments.  Phone ping conducted.  Attempt to locate aired.  The subject was listed as missing in the appropriate databases.   

WEST: Intoxicated Driver – 9:28 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving subjects in a vehicle.  Contact was made with a 41-year-old male subject/suspect.  No charges substantiated related to a disturbance.  The suspect was found to be impaired and was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (3rd offense) and misdemeanor bail jumping. 

05/31

Priority calls only from 6:48 p.m. to 8:16 p.m. due to calls for service. 

WEST: Hit-and-Run/Crash – 12:19 a.m.  Officers responded to a crash at S. Gammon Rd/Beltline.  The suspect driver (13-year-old male) was not on scene when officers arrived but was identified and located.  The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle without consent, hit and run causing injury and issued several traffic citations. 

WEST: Strong Armed Robbery – 2:18 a.m.  A victim reported being robbed of money as she was walking in the Mineral Point Rd/Westward Way area.  The two male suspects were in a vehicle and fled after taking her money.   The suspect vehicle was later spotted at a convenience store.  The vehicle was impounded.  Areas checked for suspects.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 5:44 a.m.  Officers responded to a parking lot to check the welfare of a subject.  The subject was taken into protective custody and determined to be under a Chapter 51 commitment order.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  An emergency detention was sought/approved.  The subject was subsequently transported to Winnebago.

NORTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 6:47 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where he was voluntarily admitted.  Officers disengaged. 

EAST: Recovered/Stolen Vehicle – 6:54 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of an unoccupied vehicle that was damaged and parked oddly.  The vehicle was determined to have been reported as stolen.  Vehicle recovered.   

EAST: Residential Burglary – 7:35 a.m.  Officers responded to a residential burglary where two vehicles were stolen.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicles were listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. Suspect(s) entered the residence and stole keys to the vehicle and credit cards.  One of the vehicle's was located/recovered.  Investigation continuing.    

WEST: Check Area – 8:55 a.m.  A victim reported that an unknown male subject threatened her and that a gun was observed.  Areas checked.  Suspect not located.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Death Investigation – 12:32 p.m. Officers responded to a residence for a down subject.  Lifesaving measures attempted but not successful.  The 59-year-old male subject was pronounced deceased.  Nothing suspicious observed.

CENTRAL: Drug Incident – 2:38 p.m.  Officers responded to a parking lot on E. Washington Ave for a subject/suspect (30-year-old male) experiencing a drug overdose.  Naloxone administered and the suspect was revived.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital, cited and referred to the Madison Area Addiction Recovery Initiative (MAARI). 

NORTH: Assist EMS/Fire – 4:58 p.m.  Officers responded, along with EMS/MFD, to a pulseless non-breathing subject.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  No further action deemed necessary by officers.

SOUTH: Crash – 6:43 p.m.  Officers responded to the Beltline/Rimrock Rd for a rollover crash.  The suspect vehicle/driver was observed driving at a high rate of speed, changing lanes quickly and clipped the bumper of the victim vehicle which rolled.  The suspect vehicle/driver fled.  The occupants in the victim vehicle sustained non-life threatening injuries.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Crash – 7:10 p.m.  A driver struck a pedestrian and stroller/child who were in a crosswalk.  The child sustained minor injuries.  The driver was issued a traffic citation. 

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 10:10 p.m.  Officers responded to Ho-Chunk for a report of a wanted subject/suspect (41-year-old male) on scene.  The suspect was arrested/charged with outstanding warrants, a probation/parole hold and obstructing. 

06/01

EAST: Check Person – 12:09 a.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  Areas checked.  Phone ping conducted.  The subject was located and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted and an emergency detection was supported.  Final transport/outcome pending. 

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 12:27 a.m.  Officers responded to a business on State Street for a suspect (33-year-old male) causing a disturbance – jumping behind the bar and breaking bottles.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property, felony bail jumping (2 counts) and misdemeanor bail jumping (3 counts). 

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