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MPD Notable Calls 09/14/2021 to 09/15/2021

September 15, 2021 8:55 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 09/14/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/15/2021, MPD received 370 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 (67),East (78), Midtown (42), North (82), South (22), West (55), and Other (24). "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.


09/14

Priority calls only from 4:55 p.m. to 6:26 p.m. due to calls for service.

CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 7:00 a.m.  A victim reported an incident that occurred several years ago with a known suspect.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Disturbance – 8:04 a.m.  Two subjects (11-year-old female and 13-year-old female) were involved in a physical disturbance.  Parents of the subjects were notified.  Charges forthcoming for disorderly conduct.

NORTH: Stolen Auto – 10:49 a.m.  A vehicle was reported as stolen.  Attempt to locate aired.  The stolen vehicle was subsequently involved in a hit-and-run.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.

MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 11:25 a.m.  A handgun and cash were reported stolen from a residence.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 3:33 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a disturbance in a vehicle.  The vehicle pulled over and two subject/suspects (2 18-year-old males) got out the vehicle and continued to engage in a physical altercation. Suspects arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct.    

MIDTOWN: Check Welfare – 3:49 p.m.  Officers received a report of a subject being forced into a vehicle and yelling for help.  Contact made with the subject who denied she was forced into a vehicle.  Subject did not have any injuries and did not report being disturbed by what occurred.  Contact attempted with another subject who was apparently present to get a statement – no answer from subject.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Sexual Assault of a Child – 5:11 p.m.  Officers received a report of sexual assault of a child that occurred in Madison (and other areas in WI) several years ago.  Child Protective Services plugged in.  Contact also made with other law enforcement agencies.  Victim deemed safe and has no contact with the suspect.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Detox Conveyance – 6:59 p.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  The subject was located and determined to be heavily intoxicated.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was conveyed to detox.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:47 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 26-year-old male suspect.  Suspect not on scene.  No charges substantiated regarding the disturbance but the suspect has bail conditions to not be at the victim's residence so outstanding probable cause for misdemeanor bail jumping pending for the suspect once he is located. 

09/15

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 12:16 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a disturbance at a restaurant on State St.  The victim reported that a male suspect came into the restaurant, demanded food that he claimed to have ordered on-line and attempted to take a swing at him. The suspect grabbed the tip jar and left the area on foot.  Areas checked.  Suspect not located.

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 1:17 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a suspect (72-year-old male) drinking and making threats in violation of his bail conditions.  The suspect was arrested/charged with bail jumping.

EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 2:05 a.m.  While officers were on a separate call they came into contact with a subject who had an outstanding mental health commitment order.  The subject was taken to a local hospital for a medical clearance prior to a planned local placement.  The subject was left in the care of medical staff and officers disengaged.

MIDTOWN: Stolen Auto/Recovered Stolen Auto – 3:34 a.m.  Officers responded to the area of 5300 Denton Pl for a vehicle (confirmed to be stolen) driving up the street and the occupants checking houses and cars with flashlights.  The vehicle was not in the area when officers arrived.  Shortly thereafter officers were dispatched to a similar report on Tempe Drive involving two vehicles (one matching the same description on Denton).  One stolen vehicle was located unoccupied.  Registered owner notified.  Second stolen vehicle remains at-large.   

SOUTH: Non-Residential Burglary – 3:38 a.m.  Officers responded to Kayser Ford after an employee reported a rear exterior fence was damaged by a vehicle (believed to be stolen from Kayser) and a window was found broken.  Kayser complex cleared. Investigation continuing.   

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