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MPD Notable Calls 11/17/2021 to 11/18/2021

November 18, 2021 10:29 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 11/17/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 11/18/2021, MPD received 366 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 (51),East (75), Midtown (60), North (76), South (41), West (46), 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.

11/17

Priority calls only from 6:31 a.m. to 11:01 a.m. due to calls for service.

Priority calls only from 3:26 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. due to calls for service.

SOUTH: Armed Robbery – 7:03 a.m.  A victim reported being robbed by a subject/suspect as she was walking to work.  The suspect struck the victim, took her bag and fled on foot.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Non-Residential Burglary – 7:59 a.m.  A window and door were damaged at Tutto Pasta on State St.  A suspect made entry to the business and took the cash register.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUT: Domestic Disturbance – 8:00 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 27-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property. 

WEST: Missing Adult – 9:21 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a missing adult (62-year-old male).  Phone contact attempted.  Attempt to locate aired. Areas checked. 

EAST: Recovered/Stolen Auto – 11:29 a.m.  A stolen vehicle (from Stoughton) was located/recovered on Blossom Lane. 

WEST: Hit-and-Run/Crash – 11:58 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a crash (vehicle crashed into tree) with the driver/suspect (20-year-old male) leaving the scene on foot.  The suspect was located and arrested for obstructing, felony bail jumping (4 counts) and issued citations. 

NORTH: Fight Call – 12:30 p.m.  Officers responded to the 2200 block of E. Washington Ave for a report of a large fight.  Officers arrived in the area and did not locate any active disturbances. 

NORTH: Fight Call – 1:37 p.m.  Officers responded to a fight in progress near E. Johnson/E. Washington Ave.  No involved parties on scene when officers arrived. 

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 2:18 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject (66-year-old male).  Entry made to the residence and the subject was located deceased. Medical Examiner's office responded.  Decedent had a history of health/medical concerns.  Nothing suspicious identified. 

EAST: Weapons Offense – 3:20 p.m.  Officers responded to an area near the 200 block of Cottage Grove Rd for multiple reports of shots fired.  Bullets damaged two apartment units, including one that was occupied by an adult and two children.  At least three vehicles were damaged.  No injuries have been reported.  Incident report completed on MPD's website.           

EAST: Stolen Auto – 4:41 p.m.  A vehicle was stolen from a parking lot. The vehicle was left running, unlocked and unattended.   

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 4:59 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of an unwanted subject/suspect (31-year-old male).  Officers arrived in the area and observed the vehicle/suspect leave.  A traffic stop was conducted and the vehicle/suspect took off at a high rate of speed and almost caused a collision. Officers went to the suspect's residence and observed him trying to sneak into his residence.  The suspect fled on foot and was apprehended.  The suspect was arrested for felony eluding, resisting and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense).   

SOUTH: Disorderly Conduct – 6:04 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 38-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct while armed. 

MIDTOWN: Stolen Auto – 10:30 a.m.  A delivery driver's vehicle was stolen on Atticus Way.  Keys left in the vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

EAST: Check Area – 11:56 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of shots fired north of Holborn Circle.  Several casings located in the jurisdiction of the County.  The scene was turned over to the Dane County Sheriff's Office.  No reported injuries or property damage at this time. 

11/18

WEST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 12:47 a.m.  A 14-year-old female juvenile was reported as missing/runaway.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. 

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