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MPD Notable Call 07/14/2021 to 07/15/2021

July 15, 2021 9:41 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 07/14/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/15/2021, MPD received 455 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 (70), East (96), Midtown (78), North (72), South (39), West (49), and Other (51).  "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.  

**Priority calls only from 11:15 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. and 5:15 p.m. to 8:05 p.m. due to calls for service.

07/14

EAST: Non-Residential Burglary – 6:57 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a non-residential burglary.  The business owner reported the burglary occurred sometime overnight.  Business vehicle keys were taken.  No suspect information.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 8:34 a.m. Officers responded to the Madison Police East District station for a subject with a gun in the lobby.  The firearm was a facsimile firearm. This same subject displayed similar behavior on 7/7/21. The suspect (19-year-old male) was taken into custody and conveyed to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation. 

WEST: Disturbance – 10:56 a.m. Officers responded to a residence for a subject who was violent towards caretakers.  Journey Mental Health was consulted and the suspect (30-year-old male) was arrested for battery and disorderly conduct and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

EAST: Disturbance – 11:27 a.m. Officers responded to local shelter for a subject who created a disturbance and spit on an employee.  The suspect (39-year-old female) was arrested for disorderly conduct and a warrant and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

MIDTOWN: Stolen Auto – 11:47 a.m. Officers responded to a stolen auto report.  The victim reported that the vehicle was parked in an underground lot.  No suspect information.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 12:56 p.m. Officers responded to a person who appeared to be standing in a catatonic state at an intersection.  Officers contacted the subject who appeared to be having mental health issues.  Officers conveyed the subject to a local hospital for evaluation.

MIDTOWN: Arrested Adult – 3:21 p.m. Officers responded to a local hospital for a patient who was creating a disturbance.  The suspect (54-year-old male) was arrested for disorderly conduct, battery to a nurse and probation hold and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance/Weapons Offense – 4:55 p.m. Officers responded to a residence for a domestic disturbance.  The victim stated that she and the suspect (22-year-old male) had been driving around while their home was being shown by a realtor.  The couple began arguing and the victim told the suspect to take her back home. The suspect drove to the residence, pointed his firearm at the victim and fired the gun but it did not strike the victim.  Witnesses observed the disturbance. The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct, false imprisonment and first degree recklessly endangering safety and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 5:52 p.m. Officers responded to the North District Police Station for a subject who wanted to report damage to his vehicle.  The subject decided not to complete the report however; officers later contacted the subject's ex-girlfriend who stated that the subject/suspect actually threated to damage her vehicle.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 6:39 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a suspect driver (36-year-old male) who had pointed a gun at another vehicle.  Officers located the suspect vehicle and arrested the suspect driver for resisting. While transporting the suspect to the Dane County Jail the suspect broke the squad door. The suspect was also charged with damage to property.

WEST: Substantial Battery – 1:53 a.m. Officers responded to a residence reference a disturbance.  Officers contacted the victim who stated that he and his cousin got into an argument and his cousin struck him in the head with a pole.  The victim had an injury that required medical attention. The suspect (34-year-old male) was arrested for substantial battery and warrants and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 2:25 a.m. Officers responded to a disturbance on State Street.  Witnesses stated that the suspect (24-year-old male) tackled the victim and additional people became involved in the physical fight.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

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