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MPD Notable Call 7/28/2021 to 7/29/2021

July 29, 2021 9:16 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 07/28/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/29/2021, MPD received 557 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 (108), Midtown (97), North (90), South (47), West (85), and Other (37).  "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 8:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. and 5:50 p.m. to 10:20 p.m. and 7/29 from 1:00 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. due to calls for service.

07/28

NORTH: Residential Burglary – 3:31 a.m.  Officers responded to a north district residence reference a burglary. The victims reported they left a sliding door open overnight when they woke up to a light on in the residence.  The victims stated that the suspects fled the apartment with the victim's keys.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 4:57 p.m. Officers responded to a midtown district neighborhood reference a subject who was having a mental health crisis.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health Services and placement for the subject will be determined. 

NORTH: Battery – 6:20 a.m. Officers responded to the area of Reindahl Park reference a substantial battery.  Several subjects involved in battering the victim with a wooden club.  As officers arrived on scene the suspects (54, 42, 40, 35 and 35-year old males) attempted to flee.  The victim was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Officers arrested five suspects for multiple charges including, resisting, bail jumping, warrant, carrying a concealed weapon, felon in possession of a knife, probation hold, disorderly conduct,  possession of heroin and battery.  All suspects were conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

CENTRAL: Mental Health Conveyance – 10:16 a.m. Officers responded to a central district residence for a check welfare.  The subject recently had a medical issue and when officers found him today, he was covered in feces, unable to care for himself.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health and the subject will be placed in a care facility.

WEST: Residential Burglary – 12:51 p.m. Officers responded to a west district residence for a burglary.  The victim stated that as they were returning home from work, they observed two teenage males running from the residence.  The victim stated that the front door to the residence was unlocked.  The suspects fled in the victim's vehicle.  The vehicle was involved in a crash an hour later and the suspects fled the crash scene. 

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 1:54 p.m. Officers responded to Reindahl Park reference a weapons offense.  A verbal dispute turned physical when the suspect (42-year old male) struck the victim with a golf club in the face. Witnesses stated that the victim's mother conveyed the victim to a local hospital.  Officers arrested the suspect for battery and bail jumping and conveyed him to the Dane County Jail. 

NORTH: Disturbance – 2:48 p.m. Officers responded to a north district residence for a disturbance.  The caller stated that his ex-girlfriend came to his residence and created a disturbance and forced her way into the residence.  The suspect (23-year old female) had intentionally cut herself creating a wound that required medical attention.  As officers were determining what the disposition of the suspect would be, they located psilocybin mushrooms on her person.  After consulting with Journey Mental Health and medical staff at a local hospital, the suspect was arrested for possession of psilocybin mushroom and a warrant and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

MIDTOWN: Suspicious Person – 5:21 p.m. Officers responded to a midtown neighborhood reference three individuals seen trying to break into vehicles.  Two suspects (17-year old females) attempted to flee from officers but were quickly apprehended. The third subject was contacted and released.  Officers cited one of the suspects for resisting and arrested the other suspect for resisting and possession of THC and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

SOUTH: Drug Incident Overdose – 6:51 p.m. Officers responded to a south district residence reference a drug overdose.  The caller stated that she found her boyfriend not breathing and unresponsive.  Madison Fire Rescue administered Narcan and the subject became alert and was conveyed to a local hospital for a medical evaluation.   

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 7:23 p.m. Officers responded to a local hospital for a disturbance.  The suspect (21-year old male) threatened to kill and spit on hospital staff. The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct, discharging bodily fluids at a public safety worked and bail jumping and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

MIDTOWN: Sexual Assault of a Child – 11:02 p.m. Officers responded to a midtown residence for a sexual assault of a child report.  The victim disclosed the offence to their mother.  All parties are cooperative with the investigation.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Residential Burglary – 11:13 p.m. Officers responded to a west district residence for a burglary.  The victim stated that the suspects entered the residence through the open garage door.  The suspects stole personal belongings and fled the residence. Investigation continuing.

7/29

MIDTWON: Overdose/Death Investigation – 1:09 a.m. Officers responded to a midtown district hotel for an overdose.  Madison Fire Rescue responded and attempted lifesaving efforts without success. The caller stated that the deceased admitted to drug use and there was evidence of drugs located at the scene.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Theft from Auto – 2:46 a.m. Officers responded to an east district hospital for a theft from auto complaint.  Multiple vehicles had the windows smashed and items stolen from them.  No suspect information at this time.  Investigation continuing.

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