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MPD Notable Calls 08/27/2021 to 08/30/2021

August 30, 2021 8:49 AM

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The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to (Friday morning to Monday morning) 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 08/27/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/30/2021, MPD received 1,283 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 (283),East (249), Midtown (167), North (213), South (105), West (194), and Other (72). "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.


08/27

Priority calls only from 3:55 p.m. to 4:54 p.m. due to calls for service.

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 6:11 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (38-year–old male) threatened two victims and threw coffee on one of them.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting.

WEST: Stolen Auto – 7:30 a.m.  Suspects in a stolen vehicle stole a second vehicle.  Officers observed both vehicles and attempted a traffic stop.  The suspects fled the area.  Suspects are at large.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 7:58 a.m.  The suspect (51-year-old male) reported that a subject displayed a knife and threatened to kill him.  Statements from witnesses and from the other involved subject, as well as video footage, contradicted the suspect's claims.  The suspect was arrested and charged with obstructing for lying to officers.

EAST: OMVWI – 8:27 a.m.  The suspect (28-year-old male) was driving at a high rate of speed on Maple Ave when he collided with a parked car.  The suspect was arrested and charged with OWI 2nd offense, operating without a valid DL, failure to install ignition interlock device, as well as a traffic citation.

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 9:59 a.m.  Officers assisted security at St Mary's Hospital with a subject (27-year-old male) experiencing mental health issues.  The subject was placed into protective custody under an emergency detention and transported to WMHI.

EAST: Adult and Juvenile Arrested Persons – 12:44 p.m.  Officers responded to East Towne Mall for two suspects (18- and 15-year-old males) attempting to use stolen credit cards.  The suspects were wanted on multiple burglary and stolen auto related charges.  Both suspects were apprehended and taken into custody.

EAST: Stolen Auto – 2:54 p.m.  The victim reported the suspects (28-year-old male and 26-year-old female) stole his work truck while it was parked in the 4500 block of Monona Dr.  Officers monitored the location of the truck via GPS and the truck was eventually located unoccupied.  Sun Prairie police found the female suspect in the roadway.  The male suspect is at large.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the male suspect for OMVWOC and eluding.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Road Rage/Weapons Offense – 6:59 p.m.  The victim reported he was attempting to merge onto Packers Ave from Aberg Ave when the suspect vehicle blocked him.  The victim yelled at the suspect, at which point the suspect pointed a handgun at the victim.  Suspect has not been identified and is at large.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 7:40 p.m.  Officers in the James Madison Park area observed a wanted suspect (34-year-old male).  The suspect was taken into custody without incident.  Officers located firearms, marijuana and a scale in the suspect's vehicle.  Additional charges may be forthcoming.

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 7:56 p.m.  During an argument, the suspect (32-year-old male) threatened the victim.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

?EAST: Weapons Offense – 10:27 p.m.  The victim reported she engaged in a physical altercation with an acquaintance in the 2900 block of E Washington Ave, during which she sustained a laceration to the back of her hand.  The victim was transported to the hospital where medical staff advised at least 10 to 15 stitches would be required to close the wound.  The suspect has not been positively identified.  Investigation continuing.

??08/28

Priority calls only from 5:44 p.m. to 6:50 p.m. due to calls for service.

Priority calls only from 8:15 p.m. to 12:13 a.m. due to calls for service.

CENTRAL: Found Property – 12:15 a.m.  Officers on foot patrol in the downtown area observed a firearm in plain view inside a vehicle. A K9 sniff of the vehicle resulted in a positive alert for the odor of illegal drugs.  Officers searched the vehicle but did not discover any contraband.  Officers retained possession of the firearm for safekeeping.

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance/OMVWI – 1:45 a.m.  The victims reported that during an argument, the intoxicated suspect (46-year-old male) armed himself with a knife, stabbed a couch, broke a cell phone, and slapped one of the victims.  The suspect then attempted to drive away from the residence and accidentally ran over a family member who was attempting to prevent the suspect from driving while intoxicated.  The suspect exited the vehicle and fled on foot but was eventually apprehended by Town of Madison PD.  The suspect was arrested and charged with OWI 1st offense w/ injury, hit and run, and multiple domestic related offenses including battery, disorderly conduct, damage to property and false imprisonment.

WEST: Check Person – 3:17 a.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject.  The subject was placed into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  Chapter 51 return sought.  The subject was subsequently transported to Winnebago.

CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 3:51 a.m.  The victim reported she was sexually assaulted by two unidentified suspects.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Disturbance – 5:55 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence where the victim reported that the suspect (27-year-old male) refused to leave.  The victim did not answer the door for police.  The victim then drove the suspect in her vehicle to various locations but the suspect refused to exit the vehicle and then stole the victim's keys.  Officers developed probable cause to charge the suspect with theft.  Suspect is at large.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 11:53 a.m.  During an argument, the suspect (23-year-old male) refused to leave the victim's residence, threatened to kill her and to set a mattress on fire.  The suspect took the victim's phone and physically restrained her when she attempted to leave.  The suspect was arrested and charged with violating a restraining order, false imprisonment, disorderly conduct and battery.

NORTH: Sexual Assault of a Child – 2:43 p.m.  Officers initially responded to a report of a disturbance between two adult subjects.  During the investigation a minor disclosed being sexually abused.  Child Protective Services plugged in.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived and refused to meet with officers (contacted via phone only at this time).  Safety plan developed. 

EAST: Check Person – 5:21 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a possible armed suicidal subject.  Areas checked.  Phone ping attempted.  Subject lives in another jurisdiction and ultimately the check person request was turned over to them.

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 7:55 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 30-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic battery, disorderly conduct and strangulation.

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 9:35 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 22-year-old male suspect who refused to leave the premises.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct and cited for trespass to dwelling.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 11:44 p.m.  Officers responded to a business on W. Gorham St for a 22-year-old male customer/suspect refusing to leave and causing a disturbance.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct, battery, resisting and trespassing.

08/29

Priority calls only from 2:01 p.m. to 2:28 p.m. due to calls for service.

Priority calls only from 8:50 p.m. to 11:43 p.m. due to calls for service.

MIDTOWN:  Weapons Violation – 3:00 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a stabbing in the 1400 block of Monroe St.  The victim arrived at a local hospital with multiple stab wounds (determined to be non-life threatening).  A 17-year-old male suspect was identified, located and detained.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 6:46 a.m.  An officer observed several subjects arguing and one subject was holding a large stick.  The suspect (37-year-old male) was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct while armed. 

NORTH: Drug Incident Overdose – 7:25 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a subject/suspect (32-year-old female) experiencing a drug overdose.  Naloxone was administered which revived the suspect.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for a medical clearance and was then arrested/transported to jail for possession of fentanyl. 

MIDTOWN: Stolen Auto – 9:08 a.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  **The vehicle was located/recovered.

EAST: Disturbance – 11:38 a.m.  A victim reported that two male subjects walked toward him and that one of the males pulled out a gun and racked the slide.  The victim got into his vehicle and drove away. 

SOUTH: Recovered/Stolen Vehicle – 1:45 p.m.  A stolen vehicle was observed and contacted when it parked on Fish Hatchery Rd.  The driver/suspect (15-year-old male) was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle without consent and several outstanding capiases. 

EAST: Theft – 2:33 p.m.  A victim had her purse stolen from her cart in a parking lot on Lien Rd. 

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 3:27 p.m.  Officers responded to an ongoing disturbance.  A 38-year-old female suspect was arrested/charged with 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety, battery, disorderly conduct and carrying a concealed weapon. 

EAST: Crash – 4:49 p.m.  Officers responded to Cottage Grove Rd/Lumbermans for a vehicle vs. bicyclist crash.  Minor injuries sustained.  The driver was cited for failure to yield.

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 6:17 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (47-year-old male).  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Evidence of drug use observed on scene.  Nothing suspicious identified.  Autopsy pending. 

EAST: Stolen Auto – 7:35 p.m.  A vehicle was stolen from a parking lot.  The vehicle was left running, unlocked and unoccupied.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 7:52 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 47-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic battery, disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and felony bail jumping.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 9:02 p.m.  Officers responded to sounds of a disturbance.  A 36-year-old female suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct and felony bail jumping. 

EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 11:29 p.m.  Officers received a request to locate and take a subject into protective custody on a commitment return order.  The subject was located and conveyed to a local hospital for a medical clearance and then to Winnebago.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 11:49 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject with a knife who had been involved in a disturbance.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect. 

08/30
SOUTH: Missing Adult – 1:48 a.m.  A 41-year-old male was reported as missing.  Attempt to locate aired.  The subject was listed as missing in the appropriate databases.  **The subject returned home safe. 

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