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MPD Notable Calls 09/03/2021 to 09/07/2021

September 7, 2021 10:56 AM

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The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to (Friday morning to Tuesday 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 09/03/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/07/2021, MPD received 1,597 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 (371),East (294), Midtown (258), North (272), South (144), West (179), and Other (79). "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.


09/03

CENTRAL: Threats Complaint – 8:15 a.m.  The juvenile victim reported he was receiving threats over social media from two known subjects.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 8:56 a.m.  Officers responded to the UW Health Rehabilitation Hospital where a subject had stopped breathing and did not have a pulse.  The subject was transported to an emergency room where he was pronounced deceased.  The subject was the victim in a previous weapons offense in which he sustained multiple gunshot wounds.

EAST: Damage to Property – 11:26 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence where the homeowner discovered bullet holes in the exterior walls and a fired round inside the home.  The damage is believed to have occurred during a previous weapons offense when shots were fired in the area.  The homeowner was out of town at the time of the incident.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 2:13 p.m.  A family member discovered the subject (63-year-old male) deceased in their residence.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

MIDTOWN: Armed Robbery – 2:30 p.m.  The unidentified suspect entered the Asian Midway Foods at 301 S Park St , displayed a handgun and demanded cash from the clerks at the registers.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

NORTH: Stolen Auto – 3:26 p.m.  A delivery driver reported his vehicle was stolen when he left the vehicle running and unlocked while doing a delivery.  Officers located the vehicle parked in the 3500 block of Straubel St and observed the suspect (16-year-old male) exit the driver seat.  The suspect was arrested and charged with OMVWOC and resisting.

CENTRAL: Theft from Auto – 5:13 p.m.  The victim reported a firearm and ammunition were stolen from his vehicle.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

CENTRAL: Noise Complaint – 10:38 p.m.  Officers responded multiple times throughout the night to the 1000 block of Jenifer St where a large house party was being held.  Residents and party-goers were uncooperative.  Officers will follow up with property management.

SOUTH: Stolen Auto – 11:31 p.m.  An officer observed a stolen U-Haul truck unoccupied in the 2700 block of W Beltline Hwy.  A stolen catalytic converter was located inside the truck.  The vehicle was towed and the U-Haul manager was notified.

09/04

Priority calls only from 12:58 a.m. to 7:29 a.m. due to calls for service.

Priority calls only from 8:31 a.m. to 11:18 a.m. due to calls for service.

Priority calls only from 5:55 p.m. to 7:20 p.m. due to calls for service.

NORTH: Check Person Weapon – 12:32 a.m.  Officers made contact with a subject (50-year-old male) who reported he was suicidal and armed with a knife.  Officers dialogued with the subject until he was safely taken into custody and transported to the hospital.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health.

NORTH: Check Property – 12:44 a.m.  A single caller reported hearing gunshots in the area of E Washington Ave and Columbus Ln.  Officers checked the area and did not locate any evidence of shots fired or damage to property.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 12:51 a.m.  During an argument, the suspect (46-year-old male) pushed the victim, grabbed her, took her phone and threw it.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct and battery.

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 2:12 a.m.  Officers responded to the hospital where a victim arrived at the ER with a gunshot wound and other injuries.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 6:55 a.m.  During an argument, the suspect (41-year-old male) pulled the victim's hair and yelled at her.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 7:57 a.m.  During an argument, the suspect (32-year-old male) pushed the victim and slapped her in the face.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct and battery.

SOUTH: Armed Robbery – 8:09 a.m.  The unidentified suspect entered the Kwik Trip at 2402 W Broadway, displayed a handgun and demanded money.  The suspect fled on foot and is at large. Investigation continuing.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 4:23 p.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported ongoing domestic abuse involving a 35-year-old male suspect.  Suspect not contacted at this time.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once he is located. 

SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 5:26 p.m.  Two wanted subjects/suspects (29-year-old male and 25-year-old female) observed in the Penn Park area.  Officers responded and the suspects fled on foot.  Both suspects were apprehended and arrested. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 5:51 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance involving a 23-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and obstructing. 

SOUTH: Check Property – 10:53 p.m.  Officers responded to the area of Lake Point Dr and Hoboken Rd for multiple reports of shots fired.  Multiple casings locating in the street.  No reported injuries or property damage at this time.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.

WEST: Armed Robbery – 11:54 p.m. A male subject/suspect entered the Kwik Trip on Maple Grove Dr with a long barreled revolver and demanded money.  The suspect fled with an undetermined amount of money.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.   

09/05

Priority calls only from 6:43 p.m. to 8:03 p.m. due to calls for service.

WEST: Armed Robbery – 12:11 a.m. A male subject/suspect entered the Walgreens in the 7800 block of Mineral Point Rd with a long barreled revolver and demanded money.  The suspect fled with an undetermined amount of money.  The suspect and weapon description matches that of other recent armed robberies in the area.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

MIDTOWN: Sexual Assault – 1:04 a.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported being sexually assaulted two years ago.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Fight Call – 2:42 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a fight on State St/W. Gilman St.  A 25-year-old male was cited for disorderly conduct. 

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 2:54 a.m.  Officers responded to local hospital regarding a patient/suspect (40-year-old male) causing a disturbance.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct. 

EAST: Assist EMS/Fire – 3:58 a.m.  Officers responded, along with MFD, to a pulseless non-breathing subject.  Naloxone was administered and CCR was performed.  The subject was revived and conveyed to a local hospital. 

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 6:58 a.m.  Officers responded to the 500 block of State St for a disturbance between two subjects/suspects (62-year-old male and 29-year-old female).  The male suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct while armed and resisting.  The female suspect was cited for disorderly conduct. 

MIDTOWN:  Residential Burglary – 8:01 a.m.  A suspect entered a home by using a garage door opener in an unlocked vehicle to gain entry.  The suspect stole a wallet, keys and a vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 11:32 a.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject.  Entry made to the residence and the subject (61-year-old female) was located deceased.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  The decedent had a history of medical/health concerns.  Nothing suspicious identified. 

MIDTOWN: Stolen Auto – 11:47 a.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

WEST: Theft – 12:25 p.m.  A victim had her purse stolen from her shopping cart at a store on McKee Rd.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.    

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:36 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance involving a 24-year-old male suspect.  There was information that the suspect was armed.  Suspect not located/contacted.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect.    

WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 1:48 p.m.  Officers responded to the mall after the caller/suspect requested assistance.  No police services were necessary and two subjects were subsequently cited.  A 23-year-old female was cited for misuse of 911 and disorderly conduct.  A 27-year-old male was cited for disorderly conduct.  Both subjects were banned from the mall.

WEST: Drug Incident – 2:52 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject intentionally overdosing on prescription medicine in a suicide attempt.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where she was voluntarily admitted.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Officers disengaged. 

SOUTH: Intoxicated Driver – 3:24 p.m.  Officers responded to W. Lakeside St for a two-vehicle crash.  A driver/suspect (63-year-old male) backed into another vehicle.  The suspect was found to be impaired and did not pass field sobriety tests.  The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense). 

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 3:26 p.m.  Officers responded to two disturbance involving the same suspect (51-year-old male).  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct (two counts).  Journey Mental Health consulted as suspect was under a Chapter 51 commitment order. 

SOUTH: Sexual Assault of a Child – 5:38 p.m.  Officers received a report of sexual assault of a child involving a known suspect to the victim.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 6:22 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject.  Entry made to the residence and the subject (74-year-old male) was located deceased.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious identified.

NORTH: Disturbance – 6:55 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject/suspect (27-year-old male) slashing a car tire with a knife.  The suspect was arrested/charged with criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct while armed (3 counts). 

NORTH: Check Person – 7:09 p.m.  Officers received a request to check on the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Emergency detention sought and approved.  The subject was subsequently transported to Winnebago.

EAST: Missing Adult – 9:47 p.m.   A male subject (86-year-old) was reported as missing.  Attempt to locate aired.  Areas checked.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Silver Alert issued.  **The subject was located safe.

09/06

Priority calls only from 6:26 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. due to calls for service.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:27 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 41-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct, domestic battery and an outstanding warrant.

CENTRAL: Drug Incident – 3:01 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject/suspect (22-year-old female) experiencing a drug overdose.  Naloxone administered and CCR performed.  The suspect was revived and was conveyed to a local hospital.  Evidence of drug use at the residence.  The suspect admitted to using heroin.  The suspect was left in the care of medical staff and given an order-in citation and was also referred to the Madison Area Addiction Recovery Initiative (MAARI). 

WEST: Disturbance – 11:05 a.m.  A caller reported that a person in a vehicle pointed a handgun at another vehicle.  The caller was not cooperative with dispatch.  The suspect vehicle was located and a traffic stop was conducted.  A handgun was located.  A 33-year-old male suspect was arrested/charged with carrying a concealed weapon. 

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 11:33 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a large fight at Reindahl Park involving an axe.  A 27-year-old male suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct while armed.  A 34-year-old female suspect was arrested/charged with battery and resisting. 

EAST: Death Investigation – 11:45 a.m.  A 61-year-old female was checked on since she did not show up to work and she was located deceased.  Medical Examiner's office responded . The decedent has a history of health/medical concerns.  Nothing suspicious identified. 

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 12:30 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence regarding a deceased subject (93-year-old female).  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious identified.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 1:36 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject/suspect (43-year-old male).  The suspect was arrested/charged with resisting, bail jumping and trespassing. 

EAST: Death Investigation – 3:44 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a deceased subject (38-year-old male).  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Evidence of drug use observed.  Nothing suspicious identified at this time.  Autopsy pending.

SOUTH: Attempted Homicide – 3:52 p.m.  Officers responded to Penn Park for a report of a shooting and a victim who was struck several times.  The victim was conveyed to a local hospital in serious condition.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 5:44 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 50-year-old female suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic battery and resisting.

EAST: Assist Police – 6:03 p.m.  A vehicle involved in a domestic out of Sun Prairie with a possible gun involved was observed on Thompson/Hwy 30.  A traffic stop was conducted.  The vehicle was slow to stop and drugs were tossed out the window.  The driver/suspect (24-year-old female) was cited for fleeing.  The passenger/suspect (29-year-old male) was arrested/charged with possession of schedule 1 narcotics, possession of meth and outstanding domestic charges. 

EAST: Homicide – 6:44 p.m.  Officers responded to the 4600 block of Martha Lane for a report of shots fired and a person injured.  A male victim was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. Incident Report on MPD's website completed.    

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 8:15 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 34-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic battery, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property. 

SOUTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 9:26 p.m.  A 17-year-old female was reported as missing/runaway.  Attempt to locate aired.  The subject was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. 

EAST: Check Person – 10:50 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where Journey Mental Health was consulted.  The subject was admitted voluntarily and officers disengaged. 

EAST: Weapons Violation – 11:25 p.m.  Officers responded to the 1900 block of Vondron Rd for multiple reports of shots fired.  Multiple shell casings located/recovered.  A structure was found to have damage from multiple bullets.  No injuries reported at this time.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

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