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MPD Notable Calls 6/18/2021 to 6/21/2021

June 21, 2021 12:52 PM

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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 6/18/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 6/21/2021, MPD received 1,356 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 (266), East (238), Midtown (198), North (232), South (93), West (209), and Other (120).  "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.  

6/18

**Priority calls only from 5:23 p.m. to 11:20 p.m. due to calls for service.

SOUTH: Runaway Juvenile – 6:07 am.  A foster mother reported a juvenile (14-year-old male) had run away.  Officers learned the juvenile was in police custody in Illinois.

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 8:51 am.  An officer initiated a traffic stop on a suspect vehicle with heavy tint and a brake light out.  Officers searched the vehicle and found a handgun.  The suspect driver (39-year-old male) was arrested and charged with felon in possession of a firearm.

NORTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 8:54 am.  Officers responded to a residence and placed a subject (42-year-old female) who was under a Chapter 51 commitment into protective custody.  The subject was transported to a local hospital.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 12:27 pm. Offers responded to a business for a subject (22-year-old female) stumbling around inside.  Madison Fire Rescue transported the subject to a local hospital.  After being medically cleared, the subject was transported to the Dane County Jail for possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, bail jumping and an outstanding warrant.

MIDTOWN: Assist EMS/Fire – 4:03 pm. Officers responded to a bicycle crash on the bike path.  A witness stated that the cyclist had taken a hard fall.  Madison Fire Rescue transported the subject to a local hospital.

CENTRAL: Information – 4:55 pm. Officers responded to the capital square reference a small gathering.  Officers assisted with traffic control.

NORTH: Accident with Injuries – 5:09 pm. Officers responded to a single vehicle traffic crash in the North district.  The vehicle involved in the crash was a stolen vehicle from Beloit.  The driver fled from the scene but officers caught the subject (17-year-old male.) Madison Fire Rescue transported both subjects from the vehicle to a local hospital.  Once medically cleared, the suspect was transported to the Dane County Jail for reckless driving, operating while suspended, operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent and resist/obstruct.

NORTH: Check Person – 6:18 pm. Officers responded to a report of a suicidal subject who had left home hours prior to the report.  Officers determined that the subject had travelled to South Dakota and sought medical attention at a local hospital there.

CENTRAL: Sex Offense – 7:01 pm. Officers responded to a complaint that a subject (47-year-old male) was inappropriately touching himself at a bus stop downtown.  The suspect was intoxicated and transported to a local medical facility and will be transported to the Dane County Jail and charged with lewd & lascivious behavior and disorderly conduct.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 7:58 pm.  Officers responded to a residence reference a domestic disturbance.  The suspect (43-year-old female) was intoxicated and physically attacked her spouse and mother-in-law.  The suspect was taken to a local hospital for a medical clearance. The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and battery and conveyed to the Dane County Jail. 

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 10:46 pm.  Officers responded to a midtown residence reference a death investigation.  The daughter reported that the deceased recently had medical issues.  The Medical Examiner responded and observed nothing suspicious.

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 11:33pm. Officers responded to report of shots fired.  The complainant stated that as they were travelling in their vehicle, another vehicle pulled up next to them, extend their arm in the complainants direction and then the complainant heard something hit the passenger side of their vehicle.  There was no damage to the complainant's vehicle and officers were not able to locate any evidence.  This may be related to an earlier, unreported disturbance at a North district apartment complex.

EAST: Check Property – 11:57 pm. Officers responded to a disturbance report.  A witness stated that they observed two females yelling, then one of the females got into a vehicle and just before driving away, the witness stated they heard what they believed to be a gunshot.  Officer were unable to locate any damage or evidence and no injuries were reported to local hospitals.

6/19

**Priority calls only from 2:40 p.m. to 1:50 a.m. due to calls for service.

WEST: Arrested Person – 5:58 am. Officers responded to a residence reference a 72-hour no contact violation.  The suspect (43-year-old female) had been released from jail and immediately contacted the victim via text message in violation of the 72-hour no contact agreement.  The suspect was arrested and returned to the Dane County Jail for the domestic 72-hour no contact violation.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:09 am. A subject responded to the West District Police Station to report a domestic disturbance.  The subject stated that the father of her child had been staying with her but they had an argument and she asked him to leave.  The subject reported that before the male subject left, he stole money from her and threatened her with a gun.  Officers spoke to the male subject involved, who stated that he has never owned a gun.  The male subject is currently in a cast and needs a scooter to get around but the female subject would not let him have the scooter.  Both subjects were separated, no charges at this time.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 9:26 am. Officers responded to a possible child enticement complaint at a central district apartment building.  A subject reported that she was with her two-year-old and infant visiting her mother. The subject stated that as she was packing up the car to leave, she had her two-year-old wait on the steps inside.  When she returned, her child was not there and she began searching the building.  The grandmother saw the child being escorted into an apartment.  The mother was able to locate her child and took her child away without making police contact.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Sexual Assault – 10:56 am.  Officer responded to a sexual assault investigation, which occurred the night before.  Officers responded to the suspect's (30-year-old male) address and discovered he was bleaching furniture and laundering clothing and bedding. Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Accident with Injuries – 11:14 am.  Officers responded to a bus versus and bicycle crash.  The bicyclist was travelling on the bike path and failed to yield to the bus on the street.  The bicyclist had minor injuries and did not seek immediate medical attention. The cyclist was cited for failure to yield. 

EAST: Weapons Offense – 12:40 pm.  Officers responded to a hotel reference an anonymous complainant stating that a subject was waving a firearm out of a vehicle at an unknown third party.  Officers check the area for the vehicle, locate a subject inside a vehicle at a park and ride with a pistol in plain view.  Officers contacted the subject who stated he is living in the vehicle and has lawful possession of the firearm.  No additional complaints.  The subject was released without incident.

EAST: Sexual Assault – 1:36 pm. Officers responded to a sexual assault investigation, which occurred three days ago.  The victim reported that she was visiting with family and friends and believes the neighbors sexually assaulted her after family members found her incapacitated at the neighbors residence. Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 2:36 pm.  Officers responded to a complaint of a weapons offense in which the victim reported that as they were driving, the suspect (30-year-old male) pointed a firearm at them.  The victim called police and stopped their vehicle in parking lot with the suspect still following.  As officers arrived and attempt to contact the suspect, the suspect fled.  Officers were able to speak to the suspect on the phone but the suspect denied the incident and refuse to cooperate.  Once located, officers discovered a piece of a firearm inside the suspect vehicle and a firearm was located in the roadway near the address of occurrence.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Accident with Injuries – 9:38 pm. Officers responded to a single motorcycle crash in which the operator succumbed to their injuries.

MIDTOWN: Armed Robbery – 11:06 pm. Officer responded to a report of an armed robbery.  The victim stated that the suspect (age-unknown male) came to the victim's residence, held a firearm to the victim's head and demanded money.  The victim reported that the suspect also threatened them over social media.  The suspect stole cash and medication.  Investigation continuing.

6/20

WEST: Battery – 1:53 am.  Officers responded to a physical fight at a hotel.  The victim reported that they were outside smoking when the suspect (39-year-old male) attacked the victim for no reason.  The victim reported that they continued fighting with the suspect until they could retreat inside the hotel. The suspect chased the victim around the lobby but security was able to escort the suspect outside.  Security held the door closed until officers arrived and arrested the suspect.  The suspect was charged with disorderly conduct, battery, and discharge of bodily fluids and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

CENTRAL: Assist EMS – 2:49 am. Officers responded to a subject down on the ground.  Witnesses stated that they only heard the subject hit the ground but were unsure what happened.  Madison Fire/Rescue transported the subject to a local hospital.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Sex Offense – 4:20 am. Officers responded to a west district apartment complex where the victim reported she heard her patio door opening. The victim stated the suspect (25-year-old male) entered the apartment, pulled down his pants and began fondling himself. The victim called 911 and the suspect fled the apartment and began knocking on a second victim's window.  Officers contacted the suspect and arrested him for lewd & lascivious, trespass and disorderly conduct and transported him to the Dane County Jail.

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 5:34 am. Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance.  The victim sought assistance from a gas station clerk and hid in the office until officers contacted her.  The victim stated the suspect (28-year-old male) battered her in the presence of their two children while in their vehicle.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 7:12 am. Officers responded to a domestic disturbance complaint.  The victim reported that the suspect (21-year-old male) forced the victim to leave the residence and drove her to another location, punched her several times, then returned to the victim's residence.  The victim had a friend over when the suspect forced the victim from the residence who witnessed the suspect's behavior.  Officers contacted the suspect, searched his vehicle and located drugs, paraphernalia and ammunition.  The suspect was arrested for false imprisonment, strangulation, battery, disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property, possession with intent to deliver and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

SOUTH: Damage to Property – 7:30 am. Officers responded to a park in the south district where the victim reported damage to five golf carts that had been secured at the park overnight. Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Arrested Adult – 7:52 am.  Officers responded to a theft of a bicycle report at a central district park.  The victim stated that she was picking up garbage in the park when the suspect stole her bicycle, which was lying nearby.  Officers contacted the suspect (57-year-old male) who was sleeping on a bench in the park.  He was arrested for theft and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

WEST: Check Person – 11:07 am.  Officers responded to a check person call reference a suicidal subject.  The caller stated that he was worried about his ex and their 16-month-old child. Officers contacted the subject who stated that she was not suicidal and the child was fine.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:09 pm. Officers responded to a domestic disturbance report.  The victim stated that the suspect (48-year-old male) is suffering from some mental health issues.  The suspect tried to strike the victim but the victim is able to avoid being hit.  The victim left the residence but the suspect called her to tell her she needed to remove the gun from the residence before something happens.  The victim removed the firearm and then contacted police.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

EAST: Death Investigation – 12:40 pm.  Officers responded to hotel reference a death investigation. Hotel staff reported that the resident had not been seen in a few days.  Officers entered the room and noted the subject obviously deceased.  Medical Examiner responded and noted nothing suspicious. 

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 3:51 pm.  Officers responded to a coffee shop in which the suspect (44-year-old male) created a disturbance by intimidating customers, shouting and threatening to damage property.  The suspect refused to leave when asked by staff.  Officers arrested the suspect for disorderly conduct, trespass and bail jumping and conveyed him to the Dane County Jail.

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 5:01 pm. Officer responded to a residence reference a domestic disturbance.  The victim reported that she and the suspect (38-year-old male) were verbally arguing when the suspect began throwing things in the apartment struck the victim and damaged property.  Officers arrested the suspect for domestic battery, disorderly conduct and damage to property and conveyed him to the Dane County Jail.

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 5:44 pm.  Officers responded to a local hospital for a report of a domestic disturbance.  The victim stated that she and the suspect (45-year-old male) were at a party when the suspect became angry.  The suspect reportedly grabbed the victim by the throat, forced her into a vehicle and bit her.  Officers unable to contact the suspect.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Disturbance – 6:10 pm.  Officers responded to an on-going disturbance.  The victim stated that the suspect (53-year-old female) had been yelling threats to her throughout the day.  When officers arrived, they heard the suspect shouting threats at the victim. The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and bail jumping and she was conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

EAST: Drug Incident Overdose – 6:32 pm.  Officers responded to a report of a subject yelling for assistance.  Upon arrival, officers noted an unconscious individual and someone was performing CCR.  Officers administered Narcan and continued life-saving efforts until Madison Fire Rescue arrived and continued care.  The subject was transported to a local hospital. 

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 9:04 pm.  Officers responded to a local hospital reference a mental health evaluation and conveyance.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 10:28 pm.  Officers responded to a disturbance in the middle of the street in the 500 block of State Street.  Two males were involved in a physical disturbance.  One of the subjects arms himself with some tools.  Officers arrived and contacted one of the suspects (30-year-old male) who was arrested for disorderly conduct while armed and bail jumping and he was conveyed to the Dane County Jail. Investigation continuing.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:29 pm. Officers respond to a residence reference a domestic disturbance.  The victim and suspect (24-year-old male) were verbally arguing when the suspect became physically violent breaking the freezer and front door.  As officers were handcuffing the suspect, he escaped.  Officers located the suspect and he was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct, damage to property, resisting, and bail jumping and was conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

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