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MPD Notable Calls 10/28/2021 to 10/29/2021

October 29, 2021 9:09 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 10/28/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 10/29/2021, MPD received 325 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 (59), East (77), Midtown (51), North (60), South (19), West (42), and Other (17).  "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 7:45pm to 9:30pm due to calls for service.

10/28

CITY-WIDE: Stolen Autos – 9:00 am.  Officers tracked two unrelated stolen autos which were seen driving recklessly in various parts of the city.

WEST: Juvenile Complaint – 9:11 am.  Officers responded to an apartment building where management reported high school students were smoking marijuana.  As officers arrived on scene, a large group of students fled the building.  No students were located on the property.

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 9:59 am.  Officers responded to the 300 block of State St where the suspect (30-year-old male) was consuming alcohol.  The suspect had multiple warrants for his arrest and was taken into custody and conveyed to jail.

NORTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 10:18 am.  The victim reported that during an argument, the suspect (30-year-old male) chased her, attempted to hit her, and threatened to kill her and her dog.  Officers took the suspect into custody who was under a Chapter 51 commitment.  The suspect was charged with domestic disorderly conduct  and was admitted to a local hospital.

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 12:13 pm.  Officers responded to Reindahl Park for a disturbance.  The suspect (42-year-old male) fled the scene on a bicycle but was eventually apprehended.  The suspect was charged with resisting and bail jumping.

CITY-WIDE: Weapons Offense – 12:30 pm.  A witness in the 2200 block of E Johnson St reported observing a vehicle involved in armed robberies and shots fired calls.   The witness observed two groups exchange guns.  Officers attempted to stop the suspect vehicle but were unsuccessful.

MIDTOWN: Threats Complaint – 4:25 pm.  Verona PD contacted MPD regarding threats two high school students made during a Snapchat conversation.  One of the students attends a Madison area school.  School staff were made aware of the investigation.

EAST: Death Investigation – 6:10 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where a subject (96-year-old male) had collapsed.  MFD paramedics performed life saving measures but were unable to revive the subject.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 7:02 pm.  A family member reported the suspect (19-year-old male) was suicidal and armed with a gun.  The suspect was uncooperative when contacted by officers and was arrested and charged with resisting.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health.

EAST: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 7:19 pm.  Officers responded to the area near the intersection of Hwy 51 and Hwy 30 for a vehicle in a ditch.  The vehicle was unoccupied and was determined to be stolen.  The registered owner was notified.

EAST: OMVWI – 10:46 pm.  Officers contacted a suspect (36-year-old male) who was staggering around outside his vehicle which had sustained damage that indicated it was recently involved in a crash.  Officers located drugs and drug paraphernalia in the vehicle.  The suspect was arrested and charged with OWI 2nd offense, possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

MIDTOWN: Traffic Crash – 10:48 pm.  The victim reported that the suspect (45-year-old male) rear ended him near the intersection of Regent St and Park St and fled the scene.  The victim obtained a license plate for the suspect vehicle which officers eventually located.  The suspect was arrested and charged with OWI 3rd offense and hit and run.

10/29 

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 12:56 am.  The suspect (27-year-old male) ignored the victim's requests to leave her alone and entered her apartment despite her repeated demands that he leave.  The victim then pepper sprayed the suspect who finally left.  Officers arrested the suspect and charged him with disorderly conduct and trespass.

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