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MPD Notable Calls 12/23/2021 to 12/27/2021

December 27, 2021 2:17 PM

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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 12/23/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 12/27/2021, MPD received 953 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 (137), East (202), Midtown (128), North (215), South (97), West (136), and Other (38).  "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 7:08 p.m. to 7:32 p.m. 12/24 and 8:05 p.m. to 8:55 p.m. 12/26 due to calls for service.

 

12/23

NORTH: Death Investigation – 7:38 a.m.  Officers responded to a north district residence reference a death investigation. The decedent was found unresponsive at home. The Medical Examiner responded. The death appears to be a medical event.

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 9:32 a.m. Officers responded to a south district residence reference a death investigation.  The decedent was found unresponsive at home. The Medical Examiner responded. The death appears to be a medical event.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 9:48 a.m. Officers responded to a residence reference a domestic disturbance.  The Suspect (21-year-old male) and victim were on a Zoom meeting with the District Attorney and Judge when the suspect became upset and threatened the victim and damage the residence.  The suspect was arrested for Domestic Disorderly Conduct, Bail Jumping and Damage to Property.  The suspect was conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

EAST: Threats Complaint – 9:56 a.m. The victim flagged down an officer on routine patrol in the east district to report that they were just assaulted by a resident at the shelter. The suspect (54-year-old male) was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and a Child Support Warrant.  The suspect was conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

NORTH: Strong Armed Robbery – 12:02 p.m. An MPD Investigator observed five juveniles matching the description from an earlier incident in the north district.  Investigation Continuing.

EAST: Arrested Adult – 1:55 p.m. A subject was contacted at the mall who had previously been banned by mall security.  Officers contacted the suspect (44-year-old male) who admitted to stealing from a store.  The suspect was arrested for Retail Theft, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Bail Jumping and a Warrant.  The suspect was conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

NORTH: Recovered/Stolen Auto – 5:42 a.m. Officers responded to the north district after being contacted by a tracking company stating that a vehicle was tracking in the area.  Officers located the unoccupied vehicle. Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Arrested Adult – 7:23 p.m. Officers on routine patrol in the midtown district noted a subjected in the area whom they knew to have active probable cause for arrest related to an earlier incident.  The suspect (28-year-old male) was arrested for Domestic Disorderly Conduct and Theft.  The suspected was conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

12/24

EAST: Recovered/Stolen Auto – 12:10 a.m. Officers located an unoccupied stolen automobile in a retail store parking lot. The vehicle was listed stolen from Fitchburg.  Fitchburg notified.

WEST: Stolen Auto – 1:01 a.m. The victim reported that they left their vehicle running with the keys inside.  When the victim went to check on the car, it was gone. No suspect information at this time.

NORTH: Assist EMS/Fire 1:31 a.m. Officers responded to a north district residence reference a fire.  Madison Fire Department indicated that resident was at work at the time but a neighbor reported the fire.  One pet expired in the fire and another was rescued.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Arrested Adult – 2:09 a.m. Officers on routine patrol noted a subject sitting in a vehicle at a gas station.  Officers contacted the station clerk who indicated they were unaware of the subject.  Officers contacted the subject and noted that they hide something as the officer approached.  After requesting that the subject exit the vehicle, they admitted to concealing drugs in the vehicle.  The suspect (52-year-old male) was arrested for 2nd offense Possession of Cocaine, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Bail Jumping.

NORTH: Check Person – 7:48 a.m. Officers were sent to check the welfare of a subject in the north district after the subject texted a coworker some strange messages.  It appears the subject was under the influence but no concerns.

CENTRAL: Found Property – 9:16 a.m. City Engineering contacted police indicating they located a firearm in a storm drain.  The firearm turned out to be a realistic looking bb gun.

CENTRAL: Damage to Property – 9:48 a.m. Officers responded to the 400 block of Mifflin Street reference a vehicle with slashed tires.  In all, seven vehicles has slashed tires in the area.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Arrested Adult – 1:29 p.m. Officers conducted a routine traffic stop in the west district. Ultimately, the suspect driver (33-year-old female) was arrested for Bail Jumping, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of Prescription Medications without a Prescription.  Dane County also had Probable Cause for the suspect including Armed Robbery, Armed Battery, Theft and Disorderly Conduct while Armed.  The suspect was conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 2:01 p.m. Officers responded to an east district residence for a disturbance.  The suspect (20-year-old male) was upset because of video game controller and began pushing several residents in the home. The suspect was arrested for Domestic Disorderly Conduct and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

NORTH: Arrested Adult – 3:07 p.m. An officer on routine patrol noted the suspect (59-year-old male) run a red light.  The officer stopped the suspect who had a warrant from Probation and Parole.  The suspect was arrested and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

SOUTH: Assist Outside Agency – 5:21 p.m. Town of Madison officers responded to a domestic disturbance and learned that the suspect (26-year-old male) had left the area, so they requested MPD assistance.  MPD officers located the suspect who fled on foot.  After a short foot pursuit, the suspect was taken into custody.  He was arrested for several Warrants and Resisting Arrest.

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 5:56 p.m. Officers responded to a south district residence reference a death investigation.  The decedent's son responded to the residence and found his mother deceased.  The decedent has a health history. The Medical Examiner responded.

NORTH: Bomb Threat – 6:53 p.m. 911 Dispatch received a call from a subject stating that he had a bomb and was going to blow up MATC.  The suspect (42-year-old male) was located outside of MATC and taken into custody.  The suspect was arrested for Bail Jumping and Bomb Threats and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

NORTH: Check Person – 11:09 p.m. Officers responded to a north district residence reference a pulseless non-breathing person.  However, officers learned that the subject was responsive and admitted to taking a subscription pill.  Madison Fire Department assessed the subject but did not transport them to a hospital. The subject's family agreed to care for him.

12/25

WEST: Information – 2:14 a.m. Officers responded to a west district neighborhood for reports of gunfire and squealing tires in the area.  Officers checked the area but did not locate any evidence of a disturbance.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 4:28 a.m. Officers responded to a north district residence reference domestic disturbance.  The victim reported that her boyfriend attacked her, broke her phone and stole money from her.  Investigation Continuing.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 4:51 a.m. Officers responded to a central district hotel reference a check person.  The subject's friend contacted police stating that the subject was intoxicated and had just stabbed herself in the stomach.  Officers contacted the subject who did not have any injuries but was intoxicated. Officers placed the subject in protective custody and conveyed her to a local hospital.

NORTH: Check Person – 5:13 a.m. Officers responded to a north district gas station where a subject claimed to have been robbed.  However, all involved parties were contacted and officers determined no robbery occurred.  One subject (46-year-old male) was arrested for a warrant and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

NORTH: Attempt to Locate – 7:36 a.m. A subject contacted police stating that she had reported her vehicle stolen after a violent domestic disturbance in Milwaukee and believed the suspect was in the north district.  Officers attempted to locate the stolen vehicle with no results. 

NORTH: Hit and Run Crash – 9:13 a.m. Officers responded to a crash in the north district.  The driver of the vehicle crashed into a yard and then fled the scene leaving a passenger inside the vehicle.  Officers attempted to locate the driver in the area with no results.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Arrested Adult – 9:38 a.m. Officers responded to a south district convenience store where a suspect (31-year-old male) was stealing items from the store and causing a disturbance outside.  As officers arrived, the suspect fled.  Officers chased the suspect and caught him.  The suspect was arrested for Retail Theft, Resisting, Possession of Methamphetamine, and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. The suspect was conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

NORTH: Injury Crash – 12:22 p.m. Officers responded to a north district neighborhood for a motorcycle versus vehicle crash.  Officers learned that the driver of the motorcycle was observed driving at a high rate of speed and popping wheelies.  The other vehicle driver was backing from their driveway and pulling forward when the motorcycle struck their vehicle.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 2:36 p.m. Officers responded to a south district residence reference a death investigation.  The decedent's son reported that he located his father obviously deceased on the kitchen floor. Possible drug related death.

CENTRAL: Traffic Incident – 3:31 p.m. Officers responded to the 100 block of E. Gorham Street reference a motor vehicle versus a pedestrian crash.  The pedestrian was conveyed to a local hospital for injuries. Investigation continuing.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 6:09 p.m. Officers responded to a parking lot of a west district residence where witnesses report that the suspect (31-year-old male) punched the victim in the face knocking them to the ground.  Officers arrived and arrested the suspect for Domestic Disorderly Conduct and Domestic Battery.  The suspect was conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

EAST: Death Investigation – 7:57 p.m. Officers responded to an east district residence reference a death investigation.  The decedent and his wife were having dinner when the he passed out and fell to the floor.  The decedent has a medical history. 

SOUTH: Arrested Adult – 11:05 p.m. Officers responded to a south district motel reference a subject loitering in the area and crying.  Officers contacted the suspect (43-year-old female) who was intoxicated.  The suspect was arrested for Bail Jumping, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, and Retail Theft Warrants.  The suspect was conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

12/26

NORTH: Disturbance – 12:18 a.m. Officers responded to a north district residence reference a domestic disturbance.  Officers learned that a juvenile was causing a disturbance and damaging things in the home.  The juvenile was cited for disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.  The juvenile was released to another family member.

NORTH: Disturbance – 1:02 a.m. Officers responded to a north district alcohol establishment for a disturbance.  The bartender reported that the suspect was pushing other patrons and going behind the bar.  The suspect (34-year-old male) was arrested for Disorderly Conduct and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

EAST: Assist EMS/Fire – 5:19 a.m. Officers assisted Madison Fire Department with traffic control at a structure fire at the Kipp Corporation.  Madison Fire Department continuing investigation.

MIDTOWN: Assist Outside Agency – 7:51 a.m. Officers responded to a midtown hospital reference a subject experiencing a mental health crisis.  Dane County Sheriff's Deputy responded as the origin of the incident began in their jurisdiction.

MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 9:02 a.m. Officers responded to a midtown district residence reference a residential burglary.  The victim reported that they found a window pried open with the screen removed.  Several items were taken from the residence.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Arrested Adult – 5:57 p.m. Officers conducted a routine traffic stop and discovered the driver had a warrant.  The suspect (36-year-old male) was arrested for the warrants and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 7:38 p.m. Officers responded to the intersection of Main Street and Dickenson Street reference a single vehicle crash with an unresponsive driver.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital but pronounced there.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Arrested Adult – 7:58 p.m. Officers were looking for a wanted subject in the south district.  Officers observed the suspect (41-year-old male) who took off running when he saw the officers.  Officers apprehended the suspect. The suspect was arrested for the warrants and eventually conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

CENTRAL: Conveyance – 8:45 p.m. Officers responded to a central district neighborhood reference a subject unable to walk, falling down and not dressed for the weather.  Officers contacted the subject and conveyed them to a local medical facility.

MIDTOWN: OMVWI Arrest – 10:57 p.m. Officers responded to a midtown neighborhood reference a single vehicle crash.  Officers contacted the driver who was under the influence of intoxicants.  The suspect (23-year-old male) was arrested for Failure to Control Speed, Driving without a License and 3rd Offense OMVWI.  The subject was released to a responsible party.

12/27

EAST: Assist Outside Agency – 2:16 a.m. Officers were asked by Sun Prairie Police Department to check an east district neighborhood for a stolen vehicle.  Officers did not locate the vehicle.

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