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MPD Notable Calls 09/01/2021 to 09/02/2021

September 2, 2021 8:33 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 09/01/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/02/2021, MPD received 431 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 (84),East (91), Midtown (69), North (72), South (40), West (56), and Other (19). "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.


09/01

Priority calls only from 11:00 a.m. to 12:11 p.m. due to calls for service.

EAST: Check Person – 2:04 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a possible suicidal subject.  The subject was contacted and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Emergency detention being sought.  Final outcome pending.

NORTH: Stolen Auto – 4:15 a.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was observed by officers driving at a high rate of speed.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.

MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 7:20 a.m.  A suspect entered an unlocked vehicle and opened the garage with the garage door opener.  The suspect proceeded to enter the home, take keys and then stole a vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

EAST: Check Person – 8:55 a.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject.  Subject contacted and was voluntarily admitted to a local facility.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  Officers disengaged.   

NORTH: Death Investigation – 10:48 a.m.  Officers received a request to check on a subject who has not been heard from.  Entry made to the residence and the subject (61-year-old female) was located deceased.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious identified. 

WEST: Recovered/Stolen Auto – 12:29 p.m.  A stolen vehicle was recovered and two suspects (two 15-year-old males) were arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle without consent. 

CITY-WIDE: Assist Law Enforcement – 1:30 p.m.  MPD assisted another law enforcement agency in attempting to locate a possible suicidal missing subject.  Phone ping attempted.  The subject was ultimately located in another county. 

SOUTH: Crash – 2:13 p.m.  Officers responded to a multi-vehicle crash on the Beltline at Rimrock Rd.  A driver/suspect (24-year-old male) was observed by witnesses driving at a high rate of speed and made a quick evasive lane change to attempt to exit at Rimrock Rd which caused the crash.  A passenger/suspect (22-year-old male) from the suspect vehicle was observed walking away from the area with a backpack.  Both suspects were located/detailed.  The driver was arrested/charged with possession with intent to deliver THC, possession of a stolen firearm, carrying a concealed weapon and felony bail jumping (2 counts).  The passenger was arrested/charged with possession with intent to deliver THC, possession of a firearm by an adjudicated juvenile and carrying a concealed weapon.  Town of Madison PD also on scene and took part of this investigation.  Two firearms were recovered. 

NORTH: Drug Incident – 2:30 p.m.  Officers responded to a subject/suspect (39-year-old male) slumped over in a vehicle.  Suspect admitted to drug use.  The suspect was arrested/charged for possession of heroin and meth.    

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 4:33 p.m.  Officers responded to Festival Foods on E. Washington for a suspect (53-year-old male) stealing merchandise.  The suspect was arrested/charged with retail theft, carrying a concealed weapon, threats to law enforcement and several outstanding warrants. 

MIDTOWN: Check Property – 8:22 p.m.  Officers responded to the 700 block of S. Orchard St for reports of shots fired.  Casings located.  No reports of injuries or property damage at this time. 

NORTH: Check Property – 9:57 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a fight with a gun involved.  Areas checked.  Nothing located. 

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 11:48 p.m.  Officers responded to what was reported as a residential burglary in progress.  Contact made with a subject/suspect (27-year-old male) who was not found to have burglarized a home but he did have an outstanding warrant.  Suspect arrested/transported to jail.

09/02

NORTH: Check Person – 12:19 a.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  The subject was contacted and taken into protective custody.  The subject was transported to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Final outcome pending.

EAST: Check Person – 2:20 a.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  The subject was contacted and conveyed to a local hospital for a voluntary evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Emergency detention sought and approved.  Transport to Winnebago pending. 

EAST: Weapons Violation - 5:24 a.m.  Officers responded to the 200 block of N. Marquette St for a report of shots fired.  An occupied residence was struck.  No reported injuries at this time.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  

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