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MPD Notable Calls 06/25/2021 to 06/28/2021

June 28, 2021 8:48 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 06/25/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 06/28/2021, MPD received 1,477 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 (257),East (307), Midtown (217), North (260), South (116), West (206), and Other (114).  "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.


06/25

Priority calls only from 1:02 p.m. to 3:11 p.m. due to calls for service.

NORTH: Stolen Vehicle – 6:44 a.m.  The victim reported her vehicle was stolen from her garage sometime overnight.  An ATL was aired and the vehicle was listed as stolen.

MIDTOWN: Disturbance Unwanted Person – 8:38 a.m.  Officers responded to Meriter Hospital for a patient/suspect (26-year-old female) who became combative when asked by hospital staff to leave.  The suspect was arrested and charged with trespass.

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 10:04 a.m.  Family members located the subject (75-year-old female) deceased in her residence.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

NORTH: Trespass – 10:12 a.m.  Officers responded to UW Hospital where the suspect (23-year-old female) was told repeatedly to leave the premises.  The suspect was arrested and charged with trespass and possession of drug paraphernalia.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 11:38 a.m.  A resident manager found the subject (69-year-old male) deceased in his residence.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

EAST: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 12:58 p.m.  Officers responded to the area of Milwaukee St and Dixon St where multiple callers reported observing two vehicles traveling at a high rate of speed on Milwaukee St.  The occupants of each vehicle were yelling at each other.  Witnesses stated a suspect in one of the vehicles displayed a long gun.  Dispatch received additional reports of shots fired in the area of St Paul Ave and Powers Ave.  There were no reports of injuries or damage to property.  Officers recovered shell casings at and around the Mobil gas station at 3019 E Washington Ave from an incident believed to be related to the vehicle chase.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 3:22 p.m.  During an argument, the suspect (31-year-old female) threw her phone at the victim who was in his vehicle pulling out of the driveway of the residence.  As a result of being struck in the head, the victim crashed the car into a tree.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic battery.

EAST: Drug Overdose – 4:32 p.m.  Officers made contact with a suspect (24-year-old male) who was slumped over at a restaurant.  The suspect was arrested and charged with obstruction for providing a false name, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia.

NORTH: Intoxicated Driver – 6:38 p.m.  Dispatch received multiple complaints about a vehicle driving erratically and recklessly on the E Washington corridor.  The vehicle caused two hit and run crashes before officers successfully stopped the vehicle and detained the suspect/driver (34-year-old male).  The suspect was charged with OMVWI 5th offense, eluding, resisting, hit and run, and multiple traffic citations.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 6:55 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (51-year-old female) was intoxicated and had struck family members.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic battery and disorderly conduct.

EAST: Sexual Assault – 7:18 p.m.  A victim reported a known suspect sexually assaulted her, struck her in the face and threatened to kill her if she reported the incident to police.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Drug Overdose – 8:15 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a suspect (41-year-old male) who was unresponsive.  Officers administered naloxone and performed life saving measures.  Madison Fire paramedics transported the suspect who was now conscious and alert to the hospital.  The suspect was cited for possession of narcotics.

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:43 p.m.  The victim reported the suspect (26-year-old male) punched her in the face, head and chest, strangled her and broke her phone.  Officers developed probable cause to charge the suspect with domestic strangulation, intimidation of a victim, substantial battery, disorderly conduct and damage to property.  Suspect at large.

CENTRAL: Check Property – 11:06 p.m.  Officers observed an unoccupied vehicle in the 400 block of W Gilman St with suspected illegal drugs in plain view.  Officers searched the vehicle and located a firearm and additional drugs.  The vehicle was towed for a parking violation.  Investigation continuing.

06/26

Priority calls only from 2:10 p.m. to 3:08 p.m. due to calls for service.

Priority calls only from 6:36 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. due to calls for service. 

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 12:17 a.m.  An officer observed the suspect (21-year-old female) slap the victim once in the face near the intersection of State St and Gilman St.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

WEST: Check Person – 12:49 a.m.  Officers responded to Elver Park and made contact with a subject (31-year-old male) who was suicidal.  Officers placed the subject into protective custody and consulted with Journey Mental Health.  The subject was voluntarily admitted to a local hospital.

CENTRAL: Hit and Run Crash/Death Investigation – 1:22 a.m.  A vehicle traveling inbound in the 800 block of E Washington Ave struck a pedestrian, killing him.  The vehicle fled the scene.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

CENTRAL: Traffic Crash – 2:19 a.m.  Officers responded to a two-vehicle crash at W Gorham St and N Henry St.  Witnesses stated the suspect vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed and ran a stop sign, striking the victim vehicle.  The suspect/driver (20-year-old female) was cited for OWI 1st offense.

CENTRAL: Juvenile Complaint – 3:04 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (15-year-old female) armed herself with a knife while arguing with family members and then left the residence.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health and transported the suspect to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.  Officers developed probable cause to charge the suspect with disorderly conduct, threats to law enforcement and resisting.

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 10:34 a.m.  The victim reported that during an argument, the suspect (20-year-old male) displayed a handgun.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct while armed.

CENTRAL: Suspicious Person – 11:22 a.m.  A caller to dispatch reported an unknown suspect was attempting to steal her vehicle in the 600 block of W Washington Ave.  Officers contacted the suspect.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 12:10 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 39-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct and issued a stalking letter.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 12:44 p.m.  Employees at BioLife Plasma reported a suspect (30-year-old male) at their facility was threatening to hit people with a bat.  Suspect was arrested.

EAST: Disturbance – 1:03 p.m.  Officers responded to a business on Milwaukee St for a disturbance involving a 20-year-old female suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct while armed, possession of meth, operating a motor vehicle without consent (passenger), obstructing and carrying a concealed weapon. 

MIDTOWN: Assist EMS/MFD – 6:23 p.m.  Officers responded to N. Meadow Ln/University Ave for traffic control reference natural gas coming from a manhole.  MG&E and MFD on scene. 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 7:03 p.m. Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance involving a 56-year-old male suspect.   The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic related charges and an outstanding warrant.   

EAST: Child Abuse – 9:23 p.m.  An infant was taken into custody by Child Protective Services due to concerns for abuse/neglect.  The mother of the child was voluntarily admitted to the hospital for mental health concerns.  Investigation continuing. **The subject was later conveyed to Winnebago under an emergency detention order. 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 9:51 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 41-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic related charges.

WEST: Check Person – 11:07 p.m.  Officers responded to the jail to check on the welfare of a subject who had been recently arrested.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where an emergency detention was sought and approved.  The subject was subsequently transported to Winnebago.

MIDTOWN: Non-Residential Burglary – 11:33 p.m.  A male subject/suspect broke a window at the Zoo gift shop and stole cash.  Investigation continuing.

06/27

Priority calls only from 7:44 p.m. to 10:04 p.m. due to calls for service.

EAST: Stolen Vehicle – 4:54 a.m.  A victim reported her vehicle was stolen from a convenience store.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Stolen Vehicle – 7:19 a.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen from a residential driveway.  The vehicle was able to be tracked and it was located unoccupied/recovered.

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 7:50 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital reference a subject in need of an emergency detention.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  Final transport to Winnebago pending.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:48 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 38-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 4:44 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 27-year-old male suspect and a 25-year-old female suspect.  The male suspect was arrested/charged with battery, disorderly conduct and resisting.  The female suspect was cited for obstructing. 

NORTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 4:48 p.m.  A subject was transported to Detox where he caused a disturbance.  The subject was arrested and transported to jail where he bailed out and was conveyed to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.  Final outcome pending. 

SOUTH: Sexual Assault – 7:37 p.m.  Officers met with a female victim who reported being sexually assaulted by a known suspect.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Intoxicated Driver – 7:50 p.m.  Officers responded to a crash and discovered an involved driver/suspect (61-year-old male) was impaired.  The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (8th offense) and possession of cocaine.

SOUTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 8:27 p.m.  A 16-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.

CENTRAL: Intoxicated Driver – 10:42 p.m.  Officers responded to a driver/suspect (34-year-old female) passed out in a vehicle in traffic.  The suspect was found to be impaired.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (2nd offense), possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cocaine.

SOUTH: Violation of a Court Order – 11:30 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a suspect (39-year-old male) in violation of a court order.  The suspect was arrested/charged with violating the order.

06/28

Priority calls only from 2:50 a.m. to 6:10 a.m. due to calls for service. 

CENTRAL: Attempted Homicide – 2:05 a.m.  Officers responded to reports of shots fired in the 200 block of W. Gilman St.  A male victim arrived at a local hospital shortly thereafter with a gunshot wound.  Victim's injury not life-threatening.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.    

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