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MPD Notable Calls 12/02/2021 to 12/03/2021

December 3, 2021 9:44 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 12/02/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 12/03/2021, MPD received 355 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 (78), North (59), South (34), West (46), and Other (12).  "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 3:26pm to 4:31pm, 5:30pm to 9:02pm, and 4:25am to 4:40am due to calls for service.

12/02

EAST: Aggressive Animal – 7:56 am.  A dog escaped its home while its owner was returning from work and bit a child walking to the bus.  The owner surrendered the dog to Animal Control.

MIDTOWN: Nonresidential Burglary – 8:11 am.  The suspect(s) forced entry to El Rancho Mexican Grill on S Park St and stole cash.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Traffic Crash – 9:41 am.  Two vehicles collided on the westbound beltline near the Fish Hatchery Rd exit.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 1:37 pm.  Officers responded to LaFollette High School where a student/suspect (18-year-old male) was armed with a loaded handgun.  The suspect was arrested and charged with felon in possession of a firearm, possession of a firearm on school property, possession of stolen firearm, and resisting.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

MIDTOWN: Threats Complaint – 1:47 pm.  Officers responded to a school where a subject reported finding a threatening note in a bathroom.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 2:56 pm.  A subject reported that a suspect (26-year-old male) who was wanted for a previous incident was at her residence.  The suspect fled in his vehicle.  Officers monitored the vehicle as it traveled through the city.  County deputies eventually stopped the vehicle and apprehended the suspect.  The suspect was charged with eluding Madison officers.

MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 5:45 pm.  Officers responded to the 4600 block of Verona Rd where the suspect (15-year-old male) stabbed the victim during a fight involving multiple juveniles.  The suspect was taken to JRC on a charge of first degree recklessly endangering safety.

SOUTH: Check Person – 6:02 pm.  Officers made contact with a subject who engaged in self-harm and was possibly suicidal.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health and conveyed the subject to the hospital.  A safety plan was put in place and the subject was returned to his residence.

WEST: Armed Robbery – 7:24 pm.  Two suspects entered Verizon Wireless, displayed a handgun and stole merchandise from the store.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 7:25 pm.  During an argument, the suspect (36-year-old male) armed himself with a sword and the victim sustained a cut to his hand.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health and conveyed the suspect to the hospital.  The suspect was placed into protective custody and was charged with domestic disorderly conduct while armed.  Preparations were made to transport the suspect to WMHI.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 9:04 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (67-year-old male) and victim were arguing.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:48 pm.  During an argument the suspect (33-year-old male) would not let the victim leave her room and pushed her down.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct and false imprisonment.

12/03

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 1:18 am.  During an argument, the victim reported that the suspect (35-year-old male) punched him, threw him to the ground and strangled him.  Officers developed probable cause to charge the suspect with physical abuse of a child.  Officers notified CPS.  The suspect is at large.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:27 am.  During an argument the suspect (29-year-old male) grabbed the victim by the throat, pushed her into a wall and onto a couch, struck her in the face, ripped her shirt and briefly prevented her from leaving the residence.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, battery, false imprisonment and intimidation of a victim, all domestic related.

NORTH: Check Person – 3:25 am.  Officers made contact with a subject who was having a mental health crisis.  The subject went voluntarily to the hospital for evaluation and treatment.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 3:34 am.  A suicide hotline worker contacted dispatch about a subject who was threatening to commit suicide.  The subject had a Madison address but it was determined the subject was not in Madison at the time.  Dispatch contacted authorities in the appropriate jurisdiction to request a welfare check.

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