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MPD Notable Calls 07/27/2021 to 07/28/2021

July 28, 2021 9:57 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 07/27/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/28/2021, MPD received 528 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 (78), East (114), Midtown (78), North (78), South (47), West (81), 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 3:48 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and 10:25 p.m. to 12:55 a.m. due to calls for service.

07/27

NORTH: Check Person – 5:05 a.m.  Officers responded to the area of Stoughton Road and Anderson Road for a subject who ran through a local convenience store claiming someone was chasing him.  Officers contacted the subject who refused officer's assistance.

WEST: Residential Burglary – 5:17 a.m. Officers responded to a west district residence for a burglary report.  The victim stated that their vehicle was stolen from the garage. No suspect information.

MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 6:44 a.m. Officers responded to a midtown district residence for a burglary report. The victim stated that their overhead garage door was open for approximately ten minutes when the suspects entered the home, stole personal belongings from inside the residence and stole a vehicle. No suspect information.

WEST: Residential Burglary – 8:03 a.m. Officers responded to a west district residence for a burglary report. The victim stated that two vehicles from their garage were stolen.  One of the vehicles was recovered at a local hotel after OnStar disabled the engine.  No suspect information at this time.

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 8:43 a.m. Officers responded to a north district residence reference an unintentional self-inflicted gunshot wound.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital. Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Non-residential Burglary – 9:26 a.m. Officers responded to the Henry Vilas Zoo reference a burglary.  Zoo staff discovered damage to a building and an open safe with an undisclosed amount of cash missing.  Video and evidence collected. Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Arson – 9:57 a.m. Officers responded to a local restaurant for an arson investigation.  The owner discovered a plastic bin outside the building on fire.  The owner was able to put the fire out with an extinguisher. Madison Fire Department responded. No damage to the business. Investigation continuing.

WEST: Weapons Offense – 10:27 a.m. Officers responded to a west district neighborhood reference multiple shots fired reports.  Officers located multiple casings and a vehicle matching the description given by witnesses possibly involved in the area.  Officers stopped the vehicle and noted a casing on the vehicle matching the other casings located at the scene.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 12:10 a.m. Officers responded to a north district residence reference a death investigation.  The deceased's mother and co-workers reported not hearing from the deceased for several days.  Officers gained entry to the locked residence and located the subject deceased.  Nothing suspicious noted. Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Injury Accident – 3:25 p.m. Officers responded to a crash involving a motorcycle and vehicle at 3400 West Beltline Highway.  The crash involved a transformer, which resulted in a power outage in the surrounding area.  The motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital with significant injuries.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 4:22 p.m. Officers responded to an east district residence for a domestic disturbance.  The victim stated that the suspect (22-year-old male,) who she shares a child in common with, came to her residence, kicked in the door and stole her keys, car and phone.  Officers located the suspect and he was arrested for domestic criminal damage to property, trespass and theft and was conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 8:19 p.m. Officers responded to a central district residence reference a female crying and threatening self-harm.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for evaluation.

EAST: Child Neglect – 9:01 p.m. Officers responded to an east district residence reference small children observed playing with a grill which caught on fire.  Officers noted that the children, all under the age of ten, were home alone.  The mother eventually returned home under the influence and was arrested for child neglect and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

MIDTOWN: Homicide – 9:05 p.m. Officers responded to midtown district residence reference a report of a subject who had been stabbed.  Officers located a subject with multiple stab wounds and life-saving measures were performed.  The victim was transported to a local hospital and died as a result of the injuries.  The suspect is in custody.  Investigation continuing.

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