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MPD Notable Calls 7/13/2021 to 7/14/2021

July 14, 2021 9:14 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 07/13/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/14/2021, MPD received 542 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 (69), East (115), Midtown (90), North (95), South (42), West (93), and Other (38).  "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.  

07/13

WEST: Death Investigation – 7:55 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a deceased subject (68-year-old male).  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Decedent had some medical/health concerns.  Nothing suspicious identified.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 9:30 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 41-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct (domestic-related).

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 11:34 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 15-year-old female suspect.  The suspect got into an altercation with her mother/victim in a vehicle.  The suspect exited the vehicle and fled on foot.  Suspect was located at a relative's home, arrested for battery and disorderly conduct and taken to the Juvenile Reception Center. 

MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 2:57 p.m. Officers responded to a residential burglary in the Midtown district.  The resident stated that they were out of the home for a few hours and when they returned they noted personal items missing.  The residents believe that the suspects gained entry via an open window. Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Substantial Battery – 3:20 p.m. Officers responded to a substantial battery on State Street.  The victim state that he and the suspect (61- year-old male) left an alcohol establishment and as the victim was talking to another subject, the suspect came from behind and struck the victim causing the victim to lose consciousness.  The suspect was arrested for substantial battery, disorderly conduct and bail jumping and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

NORTH: Arrested Adult – 3:24 p.m. Officers conducted a traffic stop in the north district and noted the suspect driver (24-year-old male) had a warrant.  Officers searched the vehicle and located a firearm.  The suspect was arrested for felon in possession, carrying a concealed weapon and bail jumping and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 6:41 p.m. Officers were contacted by a subject who explained that his son was supposed to fly to another state but did not show up.  Officers learned that the subject had been removed from the airline due to a mental health crisis and conveyed to a local hotel after evaluation.  Officers consulted Journey Mental Health who supported an emergency detention.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for further evaluation. 

EAST: OMWI Arrest – 7:18 p.m. Officers stopped a driver who claimed she had been hit by another vehicle but during the investigation, officers did not note any evidence of a crash, however, they noted the suspect driver (41-year-old female) appeared to be impaired.  Officers conducted field sobriety tests and arrested the suspect for 5th offense operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of intoxicants.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital and was cited. 

EAST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 8:20 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a missing/runaway juvenile from the east district.  The parent reported that the juvenile ran away from a shelter home.  The juvenile was listed as missing.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 8:34 p.m. Officers responded to a domestic disturbance in the north district.  The victim stated that the suspect (25-year-old male) grabbed her by the throat and was physically abusive to her.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Trespass – 8:38 p.m. Officers responded to a retail store in the east district for a subject who had been banned from the premises but refused to leave.  Officers contacted the suspect (28-year-old female) and arrested her for trespass.  During the search of the subject's belongings at the Dane County Jail, officers located controlled substances and those charges were added.

EAST: Disturbance – 9:45 p.m. Officers responded to motel in the east district for a fight.  One involved subject was contacted and conveyed to a local hospital.  The subject started to display severe mental health concerns.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 12:32 a.m. Officers responded to a north district residence reference a domestic disturbance.  The victim reported that he and the suspect (31-year-old female) had been arguing all day.  The victim stated that the suspect became physically aggressive by striking and scratching him.  The suspect was arrested for domestic battery and disorderly conduct and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

EAST: Accident with Injuries – 2:30 a.m. Officers responded to a motor vehicle versus a pedestrian crash on US Highway 151.  The pedestrian did not survive the crash.  Investigation continuing.

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