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MPD Notable Calls 07/02/2021 to 07/06/2021

July 6, 2021 11:38 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 07/02/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/06/2021, MPD received 1,934 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 (372),East (383), Midtown (250), North (351), South (187), West (299), and Other (92).  "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.


07/02

Priority calls only from 7:06 a.m. to 11:01 a.m. due to calls for service.

Priority calls only from 11:20 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. due to calls for service.

Priority calls only from 5:57 p.m. to 6:35 p.m. due to calls for service. 

EAST: Traffic Crash – 6:55 a.m.  The driver/suspect (28-year-old female) was heading outbound on E Washington Ave at the intersection of E Washington and Pawling St when she struck a cyclist crossing the street.  The cyclist was transported to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 10:35 a.m.  A caller to dispatch reported an occupant in a vehicle displayed a handgun while the caller and her husband were traveling in another vehicle near Milwaukee St and Crystal Ln.  Officers checked the area but did not locate the suspect vehicle.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 11:20 a.m.  A caller to dispatch reported feeling suicidal.  Officers contacted the subject as well as the subject's case worker and created a safety plan.  Officers then disengaged.

NORTH: Adult Arrested Persons – 1:34 p.m.  Officers located and took into custody two wanted suspects (21- and 22-year-old males). 

EAST: Disturbance – 5:44 p.m.  Officers responded to East Towne Mall where a security guard reported seeing a subject display a gun.  Officers detained two subjects on scene but no weapons were located and no charges were substantiated.

NORTH: Disturbance – 8:05 p.m.  Officers responded to Reindahl Park for a report of a fight involving 10 people.  The subjects on scene provided little information for police and were largely uncooperative.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 9:03 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence where a subject (62-year-old male) was screaming and swearing.  The subject was experiencing a mental health crisis and was voluntarily transported to a local hospital.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health.

07/03

Priority calls only from 12:55 a.m. to 3:10 a.m. due to calls for service. 

Priority calls only from 6:27 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. due to calls for service. 

Priority calls only from 8:36 p.m. to 12:47 a.m. due to calls for service.

WEST: Check Person – 12:17 a.m.  Officers assisted care providers with a suspect (32-year-old female) who was causing a disturbance at her residence.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and discharging bodily fluids.

NORTH: Stolen Vehicle – 12:28 a.m.  The victim reported her vehicle was stolen from the 1600 block of N Stoughton Rd.  An ATL was aired and the vehicle was listed as stolen.

NORTH: Intoxicated Driver – 12:50 a.m.  Officers responded to the Kwik Trip gas station at 1625 N Stoughton Rd where a vehicle struck a sign.  Dane County Sheriff deputies observed the suspect/driver (19-year-old male) run a red light at E Washington and Stoughton Rd, turn northbound on Stoughton Rd and then hit a tree before entering the Kwik Trip parking lot and striking the sign.  The suspect was cited for OWI 1st offense.

CENTRAL: Battery – 2:33 a.m.  A verbal altercation between two groups of people walking in the 500 block of W Dayton St erupted into a physical fight.  One victim was knocked unconscious and a second victim was grabbed, pulled to the ground and kicked.  The suspects were not identified and remain at large.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Intoxicated Driver – 9:12 a.m.  Numerous callers to dispatch reported observing a suspect vehicle driving recklessly in the E Washington Ave corridor.  Officers located the vehicle on E Mifflin St at N Dickinson St.  The suspect/driver (59-year-old male) performed poorly on standard field sobriety tests and was arrested and charged with OWI.

NORTH: Retail Theft – 11:18 a.m.  An employee at Aldi grocery store reported an unidentified suspect had stolen groceries and walked to the encampment at Reindahl Park.  Officers responded to the park.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 1:07 p.m.  Officers responded to N Baldwin St near E Washington Ave for a report of a subject talking to himself and trying to open doors.  The subject was observed taking off his pants and heading northbound on N Baldwin St.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 3:56 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 49-year-old male suspect.  The suspect is at-large.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once he is located.

EAST: Assist Law Enforcement – 4:27 p.m.  Officers were requested by the State Patrol to assist with a semi vs. pedestrian traffic crash on the Interstate.  State Patrol has the lead on this investigation.

NORTH: Assist Law Enforcement – 6:17 p.m.  Officers assisted Sun Prairie police department with a death investigation.  Officers canvassed areas for witnesses and any evidence.  Sun Prairie PD has the lead on this investigation. 

MIDTOWN: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 6:44 p.m.  A stolen vehicle was observed occupied on the Beltline.  A high risk traffic stop was conducted and two suspects (54-year-old female and 51-year-old male) were arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle without consent (driver and passenger).  The male suspect was also charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, bail jumping (6 counts) and outstanding warrants.  Vehicle owner notified. 

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 8:29 p.m.  Officers responded to James Madison Park for a report of a large disturbance.  Attempts made to disperse the crowd.  A 14-year-old male suspect was arrested/charged with discharge bodily fluids at law enforcement and resisting.  The suspect was conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center.   

SOUTH: Check Property – 9:14 p.m.  Officers responded to Brittingham Park regarding a large crowd.  Area monitored.  The crowd was contacted and cleared the area with no issue. 

EAST: Crash with Injuries – 11:22 p.m.  Officers responded to Commercial Ave for a report of a male subject trapped under a motorcycle.  MFD responded and removed the motorcycle from the subject.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital with serious injuries.  Video of the area captured the motorcycle falling on the subject.  No other involved subjects at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Assist MFD – 11:31 p.m.  Officers responded to N. Mills St for a free library stand on fire.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Disturbance – 11:53 p.m.  Officers responded to a hotel on Hayes Rd for a 32-year-old male suspect causing a disturbance.  The suspect was arrested/charged with battery, disorderly conduct and an outstanding warrant. 

07/04

Priority calls only from 6:22 a.m. to 6:14 a.m. due to calls for service.

Priority calls only from 10:49 a.m. to 3:11 p.m. due to calls for service.

Priority calls only from 10:31 p.m. to 9:58 a.m. due to calls for service.

NORTH: Homicide – 1:39 a.m.  Officers responded to the 1700 block of Onsgard Rd for a report of a gunshot.  A 31-year-old female victim was located and later succumbed to her injuries at a local hospital.  The victim and suspect are believed to be acquaintances.  A person of interest was taken into custody in another state.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Weapons Offense – 2:06 a.m.  Officers responded to reports of shots fired with vehicles leaving the area around Allied Drive.  Areas canvassed.  Shell casings located/recovered.  A vehicle was located with bullet holes.  No reported injuries at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Check Person – 6:09 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a pulseless non-breathing subject.  MFD also responded and administered Naloxone to the subject.  The subject was revived and conveyed to a local hospital.  No charges substantiated at this time.

EAST: Residential Burglary – 11:36 a.m.  Officers met with a homeowner who reported her garage was entered and her vehicle was rifled through.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 12:05 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance involving a 17-year-old female suspect.  Attempts made to locate the suspect were unsuccessful.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once she is located.

EAST: Disturbance – 12:46 p.m.  Officers responded to Milwaukee St for a report of a disturbance involving a knife.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Missing Adult – 2:29 p.m.  A male adult (83-year-old) was reported as missing.  Silver Alert issued.  Incident Report with photos released to MPD's website.  **The subject was located safe and reunited with family.

NORTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 3:04 p.m.  A 12-year-old female juvenile was reported as missing/runaway.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.  No immediate safety concerns identified. 

SOUTH: Disturbance – 6:01 p.m.  Officers responded to Goodman Pool for a report of a male subject making inappropriate comments to swimmers.  It was reported that the subject made comments that he was armed with a gun.  Suspect not on scene when officers arrived.  No firearm observed by anyone.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 8:33 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where an emergency detention was sought/approved.  Final transport to Winnebago pending.

EAST: Crash with Injuries – 9:24 p.m.  Officers responded to Lien Rd for a vehicle vs pedestrian crash.  Pedestrian was crossing the street (not in the crosswalk) when they stopped.  A vehicle struck the pedestrian causing significant injuries.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL:  9:59 p.m.  Officers responded to the 500 block of State Street for a disturbance involving a 40-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with battery and bail jumping (3 counts). 

SOUTH: Assist Law Enforcement – 10:22 p.m.  Officers responded to alert tones in the Town of Madison regarding two individuals shooting long guns.  Multiple agencies responded to assist.  Two suspects arrested.  Town of Madison PD has the lead on this investigation.

NORTH: Disturbance – 10:27 p.m.  Officers responded to a victim with a cut on her arm.  Limited information obtained about what occurred.  The victim was conveyed to a local hospital for treatment.  A description of a female suspect provided.  Investigation continuing. 

07/05

Priority calls only from 10:44 a.m. to 1:03 a.m. due to calls for service.

MIDTOWN: Homicide – 12:41 a.m.  Officers responded to the 4500 block of Verona Rd for shots fired.  A victim was located with serious injuries.  Lifesaving measures were attempted but not successful.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

NORTH: Disturbance – 12:46 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 36-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct while armed and criminal damage to property. 

CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 5:37 a.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported possibly being sexually assaulted.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Disturbance – 6:56 a.m.  Officers responded to Post Rd for a report of a large crowd and a gun possibly being displayed.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Death Investigation – 8:49 a.m.  Officers responded to a deceased subject (92-year-old female).  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious identified.  Decedent had a do-not-resuscitate order in place. 

NORTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 10:09 a.m. Officers responded to a report of a subject out of control.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was subsequently transported to Winnebago. 

EAST: Crash with Injuries – 10:24 a.m.  Officers responded to Milwaukee St/Walker Dr for a report of a crash.  MFD responded and had to extract a subject.  The driver of the vehicle fled from the scene.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Disturbance – 10:38 a.m.  Officers responded to Vernon Ave for a report of a disturbance.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 4:38 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a shooting on the Beltline near John Nolen Drive with a vehicle struck.  No injuries reported.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Child Abuse – 8:19 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital and met with a victim of possible physical abuse.  Child Protective Services consulted.  Safety plan implemented.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Death Investigation – 9:18 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a pulseless non-breathing subject.  Lifesaving measures attempted but not successful.  The subject (57-year-old male) was pronounced deceased.  Indication of drug use on scene.  Nothing suspicious identified.  Autopsy pending.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Drug Incident Overdose – 9:41 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject experiencing a drug overdose.  The subject was revived.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Disturbance – 9:42 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 52-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was not contacted/located.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once he is located.  Investigation continuing. 

07/06

EAST: Check Property – 12:15 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of shots fired on N. Walbridge Ave.  Incident was found to be an accidental discharge from a weapon being cleaned.  No injuries reported.  The owner of the gun was issued a misdemeanor citation for endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon/negligent operation or handing of a dangerous weapon and the gun was taken for temporary safekeeping. 

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