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 09/16/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/17/2021, MPD received 412 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 (85), East (69), Midtown (52), North (77), South (40), West (56), and Other (33). "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.
Priority calls only from 12:50pm to 3:10pm due to calls for service.
EAST: Runaway Juvenile – 6:17 am. Dispatch received a report of a child riding his bike on S Stoughton Rd. Officers made contact near S Stoughton Rd and Pflaum Rd with the 11-year-old who told officers he was running away from home. Officers returned the child to his family.
WEST: Armed Robbery – 9:37 am. Officers responded to Little Caesars, 700 S Gammon Rd, where the manager was held up at gunpoint outside the store. Investigation continuing.
SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 10:26 am. Officers contacted a wanted suspect (43-year-old male) in the 2500 block of McDivitt Rd. The suspect was near 4 stolen vehicles, one of which was used in a burglary and contained stolen property. The suspect was placed into custody and conveyed to jail.
CENTRAL: Check Person – 10:56 am. Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject (71-year-old female). Officers made contact with the subject whose living conditions were deplorable. The subject was transported to the hospital.
MIDTOWN: Check Person – 11:20 am. Officers responded to a residence for a subject (72-year-old male) who was feeling suicidal. The subject was transported to a local hospital. Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health.
EAST: Death Investigation – 2:30 pm. Officers responded to a residence where the subject (69-year-old male) was found down in his yard where he had been mowing the grass. Madison Fire paramedics transported the subject to the hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Nothing suspicious on scene.
EAST: Death Investigation – 4:54 pm. Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject. Officers discover obvious signs of a disturbance in the home and a decomposed body. The body has yet to be positively identified. Investigation continuing.
MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 5:17 pm. During an argument, the suspect (30-year-old male) slammed the victim's hand in a door and threatened her family. The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct, domestic battery, domestic damage to property and bail jumping.
NORTH: Death Investigation – 7:33 pm. A neighbor discovered the subject (72-year-old male) deceased in his residence. Nothing suspicious on scene. Medical examiner responded.
SOUTH: OMVWI – 9:56 pm. An officer observed the suspect (64-year-old male) cut off a truck and nearly cause a crash while traveling on Fish Hatchery Rd near W Badger Rd. The suspect performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was cited for OWI 1st offense.
CENTRAL: Trespass – 11:02 pm. Two suspects (19- and 20-year-old males) climbed a construction crane in the 500 block of W Washington Ave. The suspects were cited for trespass.
NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 12:40 am. A caller to dispatch reported the suspect (26-year-old male), her boyfriend, was driving recklessly in the area of School Rd and Wheeler Rd. Officers made contact with the suspect in his vehicle. A K9 sniff of the vehicle resulted in a positive alert and officers located a large amount of cash and oxycontin. The suspect was arrested and charged with possession with intent to deliver sched II controlled substance.
MIDTOWN: 911 Multiple/Nuisance Calls – 1:50 am. The suspect (64-year-old female), who has a history of misuse of 911, dialed 911 and disconnected. The suspect was arrested and charged with misuse of 911 and bail jumping.