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MPD Notable Calls 12/17/2021 to 12/20/2021

December 20, 2021 10:31 AM

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The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to (Friday morning to Monday morning) 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 12/17/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 12/20/2021, MPD received 950 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 (162),East (202), Midtown (145), North (167), South (85), West (142), and Other (47). "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.

12/17

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 1:24 a.m.  Officers responded to the Buckeye Lot in the 200 block of W Gilman St for a report of an unidentified suspect displaying a handgun.  City camera footage showed four unidentified subjects involved in an argument when the suspect pulled out a gun and pointed it at the other three subjects.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Battery – 5:17 a.m.  The victim reported that during an argument the suspect punched him and hit him with a glass bottle.  Victim's injuries required stitches. A 22-year-old male suspect was arrested for substantial battery and disorderly conduct. 

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:10 a.m.  During an argument, the suspect (19-year-old female) bit the victim's hand and pulled her hair.  Officers established probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health and the suspect was transported to the hospital. **Suspect arrested once released from the hospital and transported to jail. 

EAST: Check Person – 12:36 p.m.  Officers made contact with a subject with mental health issues.  The subject was placed into protective custody and transported to Winnebago.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:06 p.m.  During an argument the suspect (36-year-old female) pulled the victim to the ground by the hair and punched her in the stomach.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic battery and disorderly conduct.

EAST: Runaway Juvenile – 4:12 p.m.  A mother reported she had not heard from her 16-year-old son since the night before.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.

CENTRAL: Drug Overdose – 5:07 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject/suspect (40-year-old male) down in the bathroom.  The suspect was transported to a local hospital.  Officers located drug paraphernalia in the bathroom.  Investigation continuing.  **Subject/suspect pronounced deceased at a local hospital. 

EAST: Runaway Juvenile – 5:35 p.m.  A father reported his 15-year-old daughter missing.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. **The juvenile was later found and returned home.

EAST: Drug Overdose – 6:24 p.m.  Officers responded to an unresponsive subject/suspect.  Madison Fire paramedics revived the suspect with naloxone.  The suspect admitted to using heroin.  He was cited for possession of heroin and offered participation in the MAARI program.

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 7:58 p.m.  A family member discovered the 82-year-old male subject deceased in the residence.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 8:02 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence where a group of people were causing a disturbance outside.  The group broke a window and threatened the residents inside.  One of the involved subjects was reported to have a firearm.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Assist EMS/Fire – 9:31 p.m.  An officer on routine patrol observed a subject on the ground bleeding from the head.  Officers and MFD paramedics provided life saving measures and the subject was transported to the hospital.  City cameras showed the subject was walking his dog when he collapsed likely due to a medical issue.

SOUTH: Missing Adult – 11:11 p.m.  A mother reported her adult son (18-year-old) missing.  Attempt to locate aired.  The subject was listed as missing in the appropriate databases. 

12/18

Priority calls only from 4:29 p.m. to 4:50 p.m. due to calls for service.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 2:30 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence where during an argument, the suspect (27-year-old female) punched one victim and bit another.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic battery (2 counts) and disorderly conduct.

EAST: Death Investigation – 9:51 a.m.  Property management discovered a tenant (62-year-old male) deceased in his residence.  Medical examiner responded. Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Assist Police/Check Person – 10:04 a.m.  Officers responded to detox to assist with a patient who was threatening staff.  No charges were substantiated.

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 11:29 a.m.  An officer made contact with the suspect (51-year-old male) regarding panhandling in the 3900 block of Milwaukee St.  After several warnings, the suspect was cited for panhandling.  The suspect then became agitated and continued to argue with officers.  The suspect was arrested and charged with resisting and was transported to jail.

CENTRAL: Intoxicated Driver – 4:56 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a driver/suspect (56-year-old male) slumped over behind the wheel.  Suspect conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Suspect became uncooperative and resistive.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (2nd offense) and resisting. 

EAST: Strong Arm Robbery – 7:00 p.m.  A victim reported being robbed (of shoes and money) at the mall by a group of 5-6 suspects. Investigation continuing.    

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 8:54 p.m.  A 32-year-old male was located/arrested for violating his probation/parole terms. 

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 9:10 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 22-year-old female suspect.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct. 

EAST: Disturbance – 9:44 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the same residence three times throughout the day for various issues between neighbors.  A knife and pepper spray were reported to be involved.  Probable cause was developed to arrest a 56-year-old female once she is located/contacted.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 10:05 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a report of young children left alone/unattended.   Entry made to the residence where several children were located without proper supervision or care.  Child Protective Services responded and took custody of the children.  A 22-year-old female suspect was arrested for child neglect (4 counts), child neglect resulting in injury and felony bail jumping.   

SOUTH: Disturbance – 11:47 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of an unwanted subject/suspect (27-year-old male) who refused to leave the premises and was causing a disturbance.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct. 

12/19

Priority calls only from 2:41 a.m. to 4:59 a.m. due to calls for service.

EAST: Check Area – 12:21 a.m.  Officers responded to reports of shots fired.  Areas checked.  No evidence of shots fired located at this time. 

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 12:22 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject/suspect (39-year-old male) who caused a disturbance and was injured.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital and cited for disorderly conduct. 

EAST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 2:09 a.m.  A 15-year-old female and 14-year-old female were reported as missing/runaway.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juveniles were listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.    

CENTRAL: Weapons Violation – 2:15 a.m.  Officers responded to W. Gilman St/University Ave for a report of shots fired.  Officers located casings in the area.  A 21-year-old male suspect was identified, located and taken into custody for 2nd degree reckless endangering safety, resisting, endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapons and disorderly conduct while armed.  A handgun was recovered.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

WEST: Aggravated/Substantial Battery – 3:27 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 20-year-old male suspect.  The victim sustained injuries which required stitches.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause developed to arrest the suspect once he is located. 

NORTH: Death Investigation – 7:47 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a deceased subject (52-year-old male).  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious identified at this time. 

NORTH: Residential Burglary – 11:35 a.m.  Homeowners reported that an unknown male subject/suspect attempted to gain entry to their garage.  The suspect left the area in a vehicle that was also occupied by a female subject/suspect.  Areas canvassed.  Suspect(s) not located.   

CENTRAL: Crash – 2:53 p.m.  Officers responded to a two-vehicle crash on S. Blair/E. Main St and reports of occupants running from the scene.  One of the vehicles involved came back as stolen.  A stolen handgun was recovered from the stolen vehicle.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 5:05 p.m.  A 16-year-old female was reported as missing/runaway.  The juvenile has a history of running away.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. 

WEST: Disturbance – 6:45 p.m.  A cab driver/victim reported being punched in the face by two passengers/suspects.  Suspects not on scene when officers arrived. 

SOUTH: Intoxicated Driver – 7:58 p.m.  A traffic stop was conducted and the driver/suspect (19-year-old male) was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense). 

NORTH: Death Investigation – 8:23 p.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a subject.  Entry made to the residence and the subject (65-year-old male) was located deceased.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Evidence of drug use observed.  Nothing suspicious identified.  Autopsy scheduled. 

CENTRAL: Check Person – 8:30 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital where she was admitted.  Officers disengaged. 

SOUTH: Recovered/Stolen Auto – 8:58 p.m.  A stolen vehicle was located/recovered. 

EAST: Disturbance – 9:10 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 38-year-old female suspect.  The suspect was cited for disorderly conduct. 

EAST: Intoxicated Driver – 9:24 p.m.  A 35-year-old male driver/suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense). 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 11:19 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 57-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct while armed and criminal damage to property. 

12/20

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:41 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 33-year-old female suspect.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property, theft and misdemeanor bail jumping (2 counts). 

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 12:45 a.m.  A 51-year-old male suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting, felony bail jumping and misdemeanor bail jumping. 

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 1:15 a.m. A victim reported receiving threatening messages from a known subject/suspect (40-year-old male).  A physical altercation was found to have occurred as well between the victim and the suspect.  The suspect was located/arrested by Janesville PD (domestic disorderly conduct and domestic battery).  Additional charges forthcoming. 

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