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MPD Notable Calls 12/30/2021 to 1/03/2022

January 3, 2022 9:04 AM

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The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to (Thursday 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 12/30/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 1/03/2022, MPD received 1,125 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 (199),East (236), Midtown (158), North (235), South (98), West (154), and Other (45). "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.

12/30

Priority calls only from 7:24 p.m. to 8:11 p.m. due to calls for service. 

NORTH: Recovered/Stolen Auto – 5:58 a.m.  A stolen moving van from Madison was located unoccupied in Indiana. 

NORTH: Check Person – 6:16 a.m. Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject.  The subject/suspect (32-year-old male) had an outstanding warrant.  The suspect was contacted and taken into custody.  The suspect was also charged with possession of schedule IV drugs with intent to deliver and a probation/parole hold. 

NORTH: Check Person – 8:54 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence after a neighbor heard screaming.  Entry made to residence and a large amount of blood was located.  A conscious, uncooperative subject with blood on them was located.  Subject conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment.  Subject refused to explain what happened.  Nothing suspicious observed at the residence.  Officers disengaged at the hospital. 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 9:40 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 41-year-old male suspect.  Probable cause developed to charge the suspect with domestic battery and domestic disorderly conduct.   

MIDTOWN: Retail Theft – 10:51 a.m.  A 41-year-old male suspect stole cigarettes from a business.  An employee confronted the suspect and the suspect punched the employee/victim in the face.  The suspect was arrested for battery, retail theft and outstanding charges. 

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 4:02 p.m.  A 39-yaer-old male wanted subject/suspect was observed by an officer and was contacted/taken into custody on outstanding probable cause (eluding). 

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 5:19 p.m.  A 26-year-old female wanted subject/suspect was observed by an officer on E. Mifflin/Blount St. The suspect was contacted and taken into custody on outstanding charges (retail theft, theft of movable property and bail jumping) and new charges (possession of drug paraphernalia). 

NORTH: Disturbance – 6:50 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 23-year-old male suspect. The suspect was not cooperative and resisted officers.  The suspect was taken into custody and conveyed to a local hospital.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The suspect was admitted to the hospital at this time and officers disengaged after providing the suspect with a citation for resisting.  No other charges substantiated at this time.   

MIDTOWN: Crash – 7:05 p.m.  Officers responded to a motor vehicle vs. metro bus crash at the Beltline/Whitney Way.  The driver of the vehicle crashed into the bus which resulted in a traffic pole coming down.  The driver was cited for failure to yield, no insurance and driving while suspended. 

SOUTH: Missing Adult – 7:11 p.m.  A 56-year-old female was reported as missing.  Attempt to locate aired.  Phone ping attempted.  The subject was listed as missing in the appropriate databases. 

NORTH: Sexual Assault of a Child – 8:11 p.m.  Officer responded to a residence for a sexual assault of a child report.  A 15-year-old male was arrested for 1st degree sexual assault of a child. 

EAST: Violation of Court Order – 10:46 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a violation of a court (restraining order).  A 42-year-old female suspect was arrested for violating a court order. 

12/31

Priority calls only from 5:54 p.m. to 10:57 p.m. due to calls for service. 

WEST: Check Area – 12:02 a.m.  Dispatch received numerous calls of shots fired in a wide range of areas.  No reports of injuries, damage, casings, etc.  at this time.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 4:27 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 55-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause developed to arrest the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct, battery and strangulation.  The suspect also has outstanding warrants. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 6:59 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a disturbance.  The initial caller/suspect (33-year-old male) was found to have been involved in a previous domestic incident.  Probable cause developed and the suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct (2 counts) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

CENTRAL: Missing Adult – 7:24 a.m.  A 61-year-old male was reported as missing.  ** Subject returned home.  No concerns substantiated.

NORTH:  Drug Overdose – 1:57 p.m.  Officers responded, along with EMS, to a pulseless non-breathing subject with a history of heroin use.  The subject was transported to a local hospital with a faint pulse.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Assist Law Enforcement – 3:36 p.m.  Officers were at the hospital on a separate call when they heard a commotion in another room.  A Dane County Sheriff's Deputy was physically assaulted by a suspect who was receiving a medical clearance from an arrest. 

NORTH: Drug Overdose – 3:54 p.m.  Officers responded, along with EMS, to a subject/suspect (59-year-old male) experiencing a drug overdose.  Naloxone administered which revived the suspect.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital where he was cited for possession of schedule I narcotics and possession of drug paraphernalia.  The suspect was also referred to the Madison Area Addiction Recovery Initiative (MAARI). 

EAST: Drug Overdose – 5:27 p.m.  Officers responded, along with EMS, to a subject experiencing a drug overdose.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where he was admitted.  No charges substantiated at this time. 

NORTH: Drug Overdose – 7:04 p.m.  Officers responded, along with EMS, to a subject who had intentionally overdosed on muscle relaxers and who had cut herself.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was voluntarily admitted at this time and officers disengaged. 

WEST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 11:30 p.m.  A 12-yaer-old female was reported as missing/runaway.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.  **Juvenile returned home. 

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Priority calls only from 1:10 a.m. to 7:19 a.m. due to calls for service. 

Priority calls only from 10:37 a.m. to 3:02 p.m. due to calls for service. 

WEST: Check Area – 12:02 a.m.  Officers responded to Adderbury for a report of shots fired.  Noise determined to be fireworks. 

WEST: Weapons Violation – 12:11 a.m.  Officers responded to the 2000 block of Westbrook Lane reference multiple reports of shots fired.  Areas canvassed.  Shell casings located/recovered.  No reported injuries or property damage at this time.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

MIDTOWN: Weapons Violation – 12:33 a.m.  Officers responded to the 4300 block of Devolis Parkway for multiple reports of shots fired. Areas canvassed.  Shell casings located/recovered.  No reported injuries or property damage at this time.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

NORTH: Weapons Violation – 12:45 a.m.  Officers responded to the 2500 block of Calypso Rd for a report of shots fired.  A 39-year-old male suspect was observed with a rifle and fled on foot.  The suspect was apprehended.  The suspect was charged with felon in possession of a firearm, 2nd degree reckless endangering safety and resisting.  No injuries or property damage reported at this time.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 1:09 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 19-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested for attempted battery to a police officer (he punched an officer during contact). 

CENTRAL: Drug Overdose – 1:21 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject lying in a snowbank with agonal breathing.  Naloxone administered and CCR performed.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  No charges substantiated at this time. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 2:01 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 38-year-old male suspect.  Victim not cooperative.  Suspect not contacted by officers at this time.  Probable cause developed to arrest the suspect. 

CENTRAL: Battery – 3:39 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 23-year-old female suspect.  The suspect was arrested for battery (3 counts), disorderly conduct (3 counts), resisting, intimidation of a victim, battery to a police officer and discharging bodily fluids (2 counts). 

MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 3:43 a.m.  Officers stopped to check on a 19-year-old male subject/suspect who was stumbling in the street.  The suspect was found to be impaired and was in possession of a firearm.  The suspect was arrested for endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon. 

NORTH: Death Investigation – 5:32 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a deceased subject (52-year-old male).  Medical Examiner's office notified.  Drug overdose suspected.  Nothing suspicious identified at this time. 

EAST: Check Person – 6:56 a.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a subject who had cut himself.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Injury did not require any medical attention.  The subject was left in the care of his guardian. 

SOUTH: Sexual Assault – 9:30 a.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported being sexually assaulted the night before.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Death Investigation – 9:39 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a pulseless non-breathing infant.  The child was conveyed to a local hospital where they were pronounced deceased.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Disturbance – 1:26 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 34-year-old female suspect.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  The suspect was contacted by phone and agreed to turn herself in (disorderly conduct while armed). 

NORTH: Intoxicated Driver – 1:45 p.m.  A driver/suspect (31-year-old male) was observed driving at a high rate of speed and crashing.  The suspect was found to be impaired.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (4th offense) and bail jumping. 

EAST: Death Investigation – 2:46 p.m.  Officers responded, along with EMS, to a pulseless non-breathing subject (45-year-old male).  Lifesaving measures attempted but were not successful.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious identified at this time.  Autopsy pending. 

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 4:36 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 32-year-old-female suspect.  The suspect refused to meet with officers.  Probable cause developed to arrest the suspect for substantial battery, disorderly conduct and felony intimidation of a victim. 

NORTH: Suspicious Vehicle – 5:34 p.m.  Two handguns were observed in plain view in a vehicle.  The suspect (19-year-old male) was contacted by phone and refused to meet with officers.  The suspect is on probation.  Charges forthcoming.  The firearms were seized/recovered from the vehicle. 

EAST: Stolen Auto – 6:17 p.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

NORTH: Death Investigation – 6:41 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (66-year-old female).  Medical Examiner's office notified.  Nothing suspicious identified.  The decedent had numerous health issues. 

NORTH: Death Investigation – 8:42 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (58-year-old female).  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious identified at this time. 

CENTRAL: Battery – 8:44 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 62-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested for battery to an elderly person, battery, disorderly conduct (2 counts), felony bail jumping (2 counts) and misdemeanor bail jumping (3 counts). 

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 9:48 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 22-year-old female suspect.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The suspect was arrested for domestic battery and disorderly conduct. 

EAST: Drug Overdose – 10:26 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject/suspect (30-year-old male) experiencing a drug overdose.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital.  The suspect was referred to the Madison Area Addiction Recovery Initiative (MAARI).

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NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 6:27 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 28-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested for domestic battery (3 counts) and domestic disorderly conduct. 

NORTH: Conveyance to Detox – 12:05 p.m.  Officers responded to a subject refusing to leave the premises and impaired.  The subject was placed into protective custody and conveyed to detox. 

CENTRAL: Crash – 12:11 p.m.  Officers responded to a crash at N. Park St/Regent St.  A driver was cited for too fast for conditions. 

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 12:22 p.m.  Two suspects (30-year-old male and 42-year-old male) were arrested for possession of stolen property, obstructing and outstanding warrants. 

NORTH: Death Investigation – 1:09 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (76-year-old male).  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious identified. 

NORTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 4:00 p.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a subject.  Subject contacted.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where they were admitted to medical reasons at this time.  Officers disengaged.  *Officers called back to the hospital as the subject wished to leave the hospital against medical advice.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Emergency detention being explored.  Subject became voluntary again and officers disengaged.    

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 9:02 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 30-year-old male suspect.  Suspect not on scene when officers arrived and remains at-large.  Charges pending for the suspect. 

NORTH: Sexual Assault of a Child – 10:24 p.m.  A victim reported being sexually assaulted.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Conveyance to Detox – 10:48 p.m.  An intoxicated female subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to detox. 

NORTH: Disturbance – 11:04 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 54-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested for battery and 2nd degree reckless endangering safety.    

EAST: Check Property – 11:39 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of two males fighting on the bike path.  Subjects contacted.  No charges substantiated. 

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EAST: Disturbance – 12:06 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of an active fight.  An intoxicated male subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital.  Investigation continuing. 

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