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MPD Notable Calls 09/07/2021 to 09/08/2021

September 8, 2021 8:49 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 09/07/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/08/2021, MPD received 434 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 (80),East (114), Midtown (55), North (68), South (49), West (39), and Other (29). "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.


09/07

Priority calls only from 7:06 p.m. to 7:28 p.m. due to calls for service. 

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 6:51 a.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported a disturbance involving a known subject/suspect (20-year-old male).  The suspect was suspected of damaging the victim's vehicle.  Suspect not on scene.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect. 

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 7:15 a.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of an armed subject.  The subject was contacted and voluntarily admitted to a local facility at this time.  Rifle recovered for temporary safekeeping.

NORTH: Information – 8:07 a.m.  Officers met with a caller who reported they believed they were shot at yesterday while driving on Packers Ave.  No damage to their vehicle or injuries sustained. Investigation continuing.    

SOUTH: Check Area – 8:31 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject running with a long gun.  Areas checked and nothing suspicious located. 

CENTRAL: Robbery – 8:37 a.m.  A suspect entered a financial institution on W. Washington Ave and passed a note demanding money.  Suspect fled and remains at-large.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 
WEST: Road Rage – 1:07 p.m.  A driver/caller reported that a male suspect (in another vehicle) pointed a gun at him on Schroeder Rd.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Intoxicated Driver – 1:47 p.m.  A driver/suspect (30-year-old male) lost control and struck the median and a light pole on East Springs Dr.  The suspect left the area on foot.  Officers observed the suspect and he continued to flee.  The suspect was apprehended.  Suspect believed to be impaired.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Charges forthcoming.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 3:12 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (53-year-old male).  Medical Examiner's office responded.  The decedent has a history of medical/health concerns.  Nothing suspicious identified at this time.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 3:33 p.m.  A victim reported being sexually assaulted.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Traffic Arrest – 3:56 p.m.  A vehicle involved in recent thefts was observed on N. Stoughton Rd/Hwy 30.  Traffic stop was conducted.  The driver/suspect (63-year-old male) was arrested/charged with bail jumping.  The passenger/suspect (32-year-old female) was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia.  Additional charges may be forthcoming.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Check Person – 5:02 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  Attempt to locate aired.  Phone ping attempted.  Areas checked.  The subject was located and taken into protective custody.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health plugged in. Final outcome pending.

WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 5:23 p.m.  Officers responded to Dick's Sporting Goods for a suspect (30-year-old male) stealing merchandise.  Suspect was located by officers and he attempted to flee.  The suspect was arrested/charged with retail theft, resisting and bail jumping. 

EAST: Stolen Auto – 7:56 p.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen after it broke down on E. Washington Ave/Annamark Drive.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 8:38 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 30-year-old female suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct and resisting.

EAST: Check Person – 9:05 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where she was voluntarily admitted.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  Officers disengaged. 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 9:58 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 72-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic substantial battery. 

EAST: Hit-and-Run/Crash – 10:47 p.m.  Officers responded to a crash on N. Fair Oaks Ave.  The vehicle/driver was involved in a traffic stop with the Dane County Sheriff's Office when the driver/vehicle fled and then crashed.  The driver/suspect fled on foot but was located/arrested.  MPD assisted with the crash and the DCSO has the lead on the rest of the investigation/charges. 

09/08

MIDTOWN: Assist Police – 12:22 a.m.  Officers responded after a vehicle, involved in a pursuit from Oregon, was abandoned on Delaplaine Rd.  MPD assisted with perimeter support and a K9 track.  Suspect remains at-large. 

NORTH: Check Person – 1:17 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of an unconscious subject/suspect (28-year-old male).  Naloxone administered and the suspect was revived.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital and given an felony order in for possession of heroin.  The suspect was also referred to the Madison Area Addiction Recovery Initiative (MAARI). 

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