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 01/07/2022 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/10/2022, MPD received 737 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 (115),East (184), Midtown (133), North (114), South (56), West (99), and Other (36). "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 9:07 p.m. to 7:34 a.m. due to calls for service.
NORTH: Death Investigation – 9:12 a.m. A family member discovered the subject (74-year-old female) deceased in her residence apparently due to medical issues. Nothing suspicious on scene.
?EAST: Disturbance – 9:45 a.m. During an argument, the suspect (28-year-old male) and victim were fighting in a parking lot. The suspect then got into his car and followed the victim who was fleeing on foot. The suspect struck the victim with his vehicle. MFD paramedics transported the victim to the hospital. Officers located the suspect vehicle but the suspect is at large. Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for 1st degree recklessly endangering safety, battery and disorderly conduct.
CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 11:12 a.m. An officer made contact with the suspect (38-year-old male) who had probable cause for his arrest. The suspect was taken into custody without incident.
EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:59 p.m. During an argument the suspect (31-year-old male) strangled, slapped, punched and pushed the victim to the ground. The suspect stole the victim's phone and keys. The suspect was arrested for battery, disorderly conduct, and strangulation - all domestic related charges.
NORTH: Theft – 5:01 p.m. The victim reported two firearms stolen. The firearms were listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.
MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 5:42 p.m. Journey Mental Health contacted police for assistance with a subject under a chapter 51 commitment. The subject was admitted to the hospital.
EAST: Weapons Violation – 7:23 p.m. Officers responded to a residence for a victim who was shot in the finger. Incident Report on MPD's website. Investigation continuing.
WEST: Check Person – 8:44 p.m. Officers made contact with a subject who was reportedly suicidal and armed with a weapon. Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health who also made contact with the subject. No further police action was deemed necessary.
MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 9:26 p.m. During an argument the suspect (27-year-old male) banged on a door and yelled at family members. The suspect then lit his shirt on fire briefly, causing himself significant burns. The suspect was transported to the hospital for treatment. Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct and resisting.
NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 9:44 p.m. A victim reported that the suspect (41-year-old male) strangled him and struck him multiple times. Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for strangulation, battery, disorderly conduct - all domestic related charges. Suspect is at large.
MIDTOWN: Check Person – 11:07 p.m. Officers assisted Journey Mental Health with a patient who was admitted to the hospital for an emergency detention evaluation.
MIDTOWN: Traffic Crash – 3:04 a.m. While traveling westbound on the beltline, the suspect vehicle struck a Dane County Deputy squad car from behind while the deputy was parked on the beltline near Seminole Hwy. The suspect (22-year-old male) was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense).
? EAST: Death Investigation – 3:31 am.. An officer on routine patrol discovered two subjects unconscious in a parking lot. A male subject was inside a running vehicle and a female subject was lying on the ground next to the vehicle. The male subject was transported to detox. The female subject was transported to the hospital where she was later pronounced deceased. Investigation continuing.
MIDTOWN: Battery – 5:46 a.m. The victim reported she woke up in her residence with severe facial injuries and did not recall what had happened. The victim identified the suspect as a 27-year-old female friend who was staying with her. The suspect also stole the victim's phone and car. Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for substantial battery, operating a motor vehicle without consent and theft. Suspect is at large.
MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 6:57 a.m. Officers responded to a hospital for a patient with a gunshot wound to the leg which was not life-threatening. Investigation continuing.
CENTRAL: Drug Overdose – 9:43 a.m. Officers responded to a subject who was unresponsive outside. The subject was revived with naloxone and transported to the hospital.
WEST: Disturbance – 2:04 p.m. Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 44-year-old male armed with hatchet. The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct while armed (2 counts) and criminal damage to property.
WEST: Death Investigation – 2:52 p.m. Officers responded to a residence 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. Decedent had numerous health/medical concerns. Nothing suspicious identified on scene.
NORTH: Disturbance – 7:35 p.m. Officers responded to a report of an intoxicated subject/suspect (32-year-old male) who pointed a firearm at another subject. The suspect was arrested for carrying a firearm at a liquor establishment and negligent use of a firearm while intoxicated.
SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 8:04 p.m. Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 30-year-old male suspect. The suspect was arrested for domestic battery.
WEST: Weapons Violation – 11:16 p.m. An adult male was dropped off at a local hospital with a single gunshot wound. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.
Priority calls only from 1:25 a.m. to 2:13 a.m. due to calls for service.
NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 12:20 a.m. Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 32-year-old female suspect. The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct, domestic battery and possession of drugs (various schedules).
MIDTOWN: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 12:53 a.m. A 17-year-old female was reported missing/runaway. Attempt to locate aired. The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. **Juvenile returned home safe.
EAST: Assist Law Enforcement – 1:10 a.m. Dane County Sheriff's Office requested assisted with a stolen vehicle they observed. The suspects fled on foot. MPD assisted with apprehending the suspects.
NORTH: Armed Robbery – 3:48 a.m. A victim/cab driver was transporting two passengers when a gun was pointed at him. The suspects took the victim's wallet and cell phone. The suspects fled on foot. The victim did not sustain any injuries. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.
EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 9:43 a.m. A traffic stop was attempted and the driver/suspect (26-year-old male) fled. The vehicle was spiked due to the vehicle being associated with a wanted suspect. The spike was successful. The suspect fled on foot but was apprehended. The suspect was arrested for 2nd degree reckless endangering safety, eluding, possession of cocaine and obstructing.
WEST: Recovered/Stolen Vehicle – 11:02 a.m. A stolen vehicle was located/recovered. Multiple firearms located/recovered from the vehicle. Registered owner notified.
EAST: Check Person – 12:26 p.m. Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject. Journey Mental Health consulted. The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where they were voluntarily admitted. Officers disengaged.
EAST: Sexual Assault – 4:11 p.m. A victim reported being sexually assaulted by a known suspect (32-year-old male). The suspect was arrested for 4th degree sexual assault and disorderly conduct.
MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 12:01 a.m. Officers responded to a disturbance involving two subjects. Subjects not on scene when officers arrived.
WEST: Unwanted Subject – 1:01 a.m. Officers responded to a residence for an unwanted subject kicking at the door. Contact made with both parties. No charges substantiated.
CENTRAL: Check Person – 1:55 a.m. Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject. Contact made with the subject who was conveyed to a shelter.
NORTH: Check Person – 3:38 a.m. Officers received a request to check on the welfare of a subject. Attempt to locate aired. Phone ping attempted. Areas checked. Journey Mental Health consulted. Contact made with the subject. Resources provided to the subject and officers disengaged.