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MPD Notable Calls 11/18/2021 to 11/19/2021

November 19, 2021 8:41 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 11/18/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 11/19/2021, 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 (65), East (67), Midtown (63), North (64), South (41), West (37), 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 7:03pm to 7:25pm due to calls for service.

11/18

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 9:57 am.  Officers made contact with a suspect (29-year-old male) who had a warrant for his arrest.  The suspect was taken into custody and conveyed to jail.

CITY-WIDE: Assist Police – 10:25 am.  Multiple jurisdictions were involved in an attempt to stop and/or recover stolen vehicles.  At least two suspects were arrested and one firearm recovered.

MIDTOWN: Traffic Crash – 11:55 am.  Officers responded to the 200 block of S Gammon Rd where a vehicle struck a pedestrian in the crosswalk.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Recovered Stolen Auto – 1:03 pm.  State Patrol attempted to stop a stolen vehicle spotted in the area of Henry Vilas Zoo.  The vehicle fled the stop, driving recklessly southbound on S Park St.  Madison officers stopped the vehicle in the 2200 block of Cypress Way where the suspect/driver (20-year-old male) fled on foot but was apprehended.  The suspect was charged with obstructing an officer and fleeing.

EAST: Theft – 1:10 pm.  The suspect (37-year-old male) entered a gas station in the 3800 block of E Washington Ave armed with a knife and stole a beer.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct while armed and retail theft.

WEST: Fraud – 3:00 pm.  Subway employees contacted police to report someone had placed an order with a credit card number he was not authorized to use.  Officers responded to the restaurant and contacted the suspect (17-year-old male) who arrived to pick up his order.  The suspect was arrested and charged with identity theft and attempted theft by fraud.

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 4:06 pm.  A family member discovered the subject (71-year-old male) deceased in the residence.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 4:33 pm.  Officers made contact with a suspect (31-year-old male) who had a warrant for his arrest.  The suspect was taken into custody and conveyed to jail.

NORTH: Traffic Stop – 6:18 pm.  An officer initiated a traffic stop on a suspect vehicle for not displaying a front license plate.  The suspect (21-year-old male) was uncooperative and was arrested for resisting.

CENTRAL: Runaway Juvenile – 8:19 pm.  A mother reported her 14-year-old son had run away.  The juvenile was listed as missing and an ATL was aired.

11/19

NORTH: Trespass – 12:12 am.  Officers responded to Walgreens at 3710 E Washington Ave for a suspect (24-year-old male) who was banned from the premises.  Officers arrested the suspect and charged him with disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia, and trespass.

CENTRAL: Aggravated/Substantial Battery – 1:12 am.  The victim reported he was in the 1300 block of Williamson St when the first suspect punched him in the head and a second suspect struck him in the head with a pint glass, causing a laceration that required staples to close.  The suspects have not been identified and are at large.

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