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MPD Notable Calls 07/15/2021 to 07/16/2021

July 16, 2021 9:17 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 07/15/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/16/2021, MPD received 541 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 (93), East (93), Midtown (83), North (87), South (53), West (80), and Other (52).  "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 11:30pm to 5:10am due to calls for service.

07/15

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 9:25 am.  During an argument, the suspect (38-year-old male) grabbed the victim's arm, causing her pain.  The suspect provided a false name to police.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and obstructing.

NORTH: Recovered Stolen Auto – 11:05 am.  Officers responded to the 2500 block of Upham St where a suspect (35-year-old male) was lying back in the driver seat with the vehicle running.  Officers determined the plates on the vehicle as well as the vehicle itself were reported stolen.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent and possession of drug paraphernalia.

EAST: Check Person – 12:23 pm.  Officers made contact with a subject (23-year-old female) who was having a mental health crisis.  The subject was voluntarily transported to a local hospital and left in the care of medical staff.

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 1:45 pm.  Officers executed a search warrant at a residence where the suspect (61-year-old male) was arrested and charged with incest and engaging in repeated acts of sexual assault of a child.

WEST: Traffic Arrest – 2:19 pm.  An officer on routine patrol observed the suspect (19-year-old male) nearly strike a pedestrian in a crosswalk.  The officer initiated a traffic stop and briefly made contact with the suspect before the suspect fled from the stop.  Officers located the suspect at his residence where he was taken into custody.  The suspect was charged with eluding, bail jumping and failure to yield to pedestrian in crosswalk.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 2:42 pm.  Officers made contact with a subject (58-year-old male) who expressed suicidal and homicidal thoughts.  The subject was voluntarily admitted to a local hospital.

MIDTOWN: Assist Police – 4:44 pm.  Officers responded to a local hospital to assist staff with a suicidal patient who was transferred from a hospital outside of Dane County.  The appropriate law enforcement agency was contacted and responded to the hospital, at which point city of Madison officers disengaged.

CENTRAL: Information/Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 4:53 pm.  Officers made contact with a subject who wished to provide information regarding recent criminal activity.  Based on this information officers recovered a stolen vehicle possibly involved in a recent weapons offense.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 6:06 pm.  During an argument, the suspect (27-year-old female) was throwing and breaking items in the residence.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 7:46 pm.  During an argument, the suspect (27-year-old female) struck the victim in the head with a blunt object and punched the victim in the face.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect on charges of domestic disorderly conduct and battery.  The suspect is at large.

CENTRAL: Traffic Crash – 10:18 pm.  Officers responded to the intersection of E Gorham St and Wisconsin Ave where the suspect/driver (17-year-old female) went through a red light and struck another vehicle.  The suspect was cited for a red signal violation.

EAST: OMVWI – 10:54 pm.  The suspect vehicle was traveling between 70 and 80 mph when it struck a curb and then a tree near Sprecher Rd and Milwaukee St.  The suspect (21-year-old female) was arrested and charged with OWI 2nd offense.

NORTH: Disturbance – 11:05 pm.  The victim reported that the suspect (30-year-old male) physically assaulted him at the victim's residence.  The victim escaped out a bedroom window.  Police arrived on scene and the suspect eventually exited the residence.  The suspect was arrested and charged with battery, damage to property, disorderly conduct and failure to comply/take into custody.

SOUTH: Sexual Assault – 11:21 pm.  The victim reported that the suspect (50-year-old male), who is an acquaintance of hers, sexually assaulted her at his apartment.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 11:22 pm.  During an argument, the suspect (40-year-old male) punched and kicked the victim.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect on charges of substantial battery and disorderly conduct.  Suspect is at large.

07/16

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 12:02 am.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (33-year-old female) pushed her way into the home and refused to leave.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct.

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