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City-Wide Notable Calls

MPD Notable Calls 01/14/2022 to 01/18/2022

January 18, 2022 11:35 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 01/14/2022 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/15/2022, MPD received 315 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 (59), East (56), Midtown (48), North (58), South (27), West (50), and Other (17).  "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 4:30pm to 5:45pm, 7:10pm to 9:30pm, and from 11:00pm to 11:50pm due to calls for service.

01/14

EAST: Check Person – 5:26 am.  Officers responded to a residence for a subject who was reportedly suicidal.  The subject was voluntarily transported to the hospital and left in the care of hospital staff.

MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 9:07 am.  Officers responded to a Metro bus where the suspect (61-year-old male) had fallen asleep.  When a Metro supervisor removed him from the bus, the suspect became belligerent and threatened the supervisor.  Officers arrested the suspect and cited him for disorderly conduct.

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 12:16 pm.  Officers responded to a local hospital where the suspect (31-year-old male) was being combative and threatening staff.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health.  Charges may be forthcoming. 

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 1:20 pm.  The victim reported that during an argument with the suspect (18-year-old female), the suspect armed herself with a knife.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct while armed.

EAST: Child Abuse – 2:41 pm.  Officers assisted CPS with an investigation into a report of child abuse.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 2:20 pm.  A roommate located the subject (61-year-old male) deceased in his residence.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

NORTH: Intoxicated Person – 4:18 pm.  Officers responded to East Towne Mall for an intoxicated subject (55-year-old male) who appeared to be having a mental health crisis.  The subject was removed from the premises.

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 7:45 pm.  Officers responded to a residence for a subject (47-year-old male) who was pulseless and not breathing.  Madison Fire paramedics attempted life-saving efforts but were unsuccessful.  The death appeared to be related to medical issues.  Nothing suspicious on scene.

EAST: Stolen Auto – 8:00 pm.  A victim reported his vehicle was stolen from Ho Chunk.  Officers located the vehicle and the suspect (20-year-old female), who was arrested and charged with OMVWOC, theft and obstructing.

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:29 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (52-year-old female) was prohibited from being on the premises.  The suspect was arguing with family members and after being locked out of the residence, was banging on the windows.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 10:43 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where two suspects (23- and 65-year-old males) were fighting.  The younger suspect battered the older one, who needed multiple stitches to his cheek and staples in his head to close his wounds.  The older suspect was cited for disorderly conduct and the younger one was charged with substantial battery and physical abuse to an elderly person.

NORTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 11:13 pm.  Officers conveyed a subject under a Chapter 51 commitment to WMHI.

EAST: Death Investigation – 11:51 pm.  Family members discovered the subject (69-year-old male) deceased in the residence.  The death appeared to be related to medical issues.  Nothing suspicious on scene.

01/15

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 12:34 am.  The victim reported that during an argument, the suspect (22-year-old male) shoved her against a wall, causing her to hit her head.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic battery and disorderly conduct.

MIDTOWN: Trespass – 2:10 am.  Officers responded to Meriter Hospital for a suspect (42-year-old male) who refused to leave the premises after several warnings.  The suspect was charged with trespassing.

WEST: Death Investigation – 5:02 am.  Family members discovered the subject (68-year-old female) deceased in the residence.  The death appeared to be related to medical issues.  Nothing suspicious on scene.

WEST: Burglary/Weapons Offense – 5:22 am.  The victim reported his car was warming up in his garage with the garage door open.  The victim heard the door from the garage into the home open and saw an arm reaching for his car keys.  The victim pushed the unidentified suspect into the garage and against the vehicle.  During the physical confrontation a firearm concealed on the suspect discharged and a bullet entered the residence.  The suspect fled in a waiting vehicle.  The victim was uninjured.  Investigation continuing.

From 6:00 a.m. on 01/15/2022 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/16/2022, MPD received 247 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 (49), East (60), Midtown (43), North (35), South (27), West (26), and Other (7). 

Priority calls only from 8:05pm to 3:35 am due to calls for service.

EAST: Check Person – 7:24 am.  Officers responded to a residence where a subject threatened to harm himself if he was not let in.  The residents allowed the subject inside and waited for police to arrive.  The subject was combative with officers and armed himself with a knife.  The subject was placed into protective custody and admitted to a local psychiatric ward. 

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 12:54 pm.  The victim reported that during an argument, the suspect (54-year-old male) punched her, causing her to fall and hit her head, and grabbed her throat.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic strangulation, battery and disorderly conduct.

EAST: OMVWI – 3:40 pm.  The suspect/driver was traveling southbound on Mendota St when he struck a parked vehicle, pushing it into a tree.  The suspect was arrested and charged with OWI 4th offense and cited with numerous traffic violations.

SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 7:14 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (33-year-old male) stabbed a victim.  The victim sustained a cut to his scalp which required staples.  Investigation continuing. Incident report completed on MPD website. 

WEST: Traffic Crash – 7:57 pm.  Officers responded to a two vehicle crash in the 6200 block of Schroeder Rd where the suspect vehicle collided with the victim vehicle.  The suspect driver (41-year-old male) was arrested.  One of the occupants of the victim vehicle succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.  Investigation continuing. Incident report completed on MPD website.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 9:44 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (28-year-old female) armed herself with a knife during an argument.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and disorderly conduct while armed.

MIDTOWN: Robbery – 11:04 pm.  Officers made contact with a highly intoxicated subject (28-year-old male) who reported he was out drinking with an acquaintance and later noticed he was missing a large sum of cash.  The subject was left in the care of hospital staff.

SOUTH: Stalking Complaint – 11:07 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where the victim reported the suspect (42-year-old male) was outside her residence in a vehicle and armed with a gun.  The victim reported that the suspect also threatened to damage her vehicle.  Officers made contact with the suspect, who was arrested for stalking and unlawful use of computerized communication systems.

CENTRAL: Recovered Stolen Vehicle/Disturbance – 11:10 pm.  The victim reported he tracked his vehicle, which was reported stolen out of Fitchburg, to the 1200 block of Jenifer St where he confronted the suspect.  The suspect drove away, crashed the vehicle and then fled on foot.  Suspect is at large.

From 6:00 a.m. on 01/16/2022 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/17/2022, MPD received 196 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 (34), East (36), Midtown (29), North (38), South (15), West (38), and Other (6). 

01/16

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 7:11 am.  During an argument the suspect (21-year-old male) attempted to prevent the victim from leaving.  The suspect kicked the victim's vehicle as she got into her car and drove away.  Suspect at large.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct and false imprisonment.

SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 11:22 am.  Officers took a suspect (34-year-old male) into custody who had several warrants for domestic battery.

CENTRAL: Drug Overdose – 12:51 pm.  Officers responded to the BP gas station for a suspect (29-year-old male) who had been in the bathroom for over an hour.  MFD paramedics transported the suspect to the hospital.  The suspect was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.

WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 3:31 pm.  Officers conducted a traffic stop on a car with no plates driving suspiciously.  Officers learned there was probable cause to arrest the suspect driver (24-year-old male) on previous charges for domestic disorderly conduct.  The suspect was taken into custody and faces an additional charge of threats to law enforcement for statements he made during his arrest.

EAST: Suspicious Vehicle – 8:53 pm.  Officers made contact with a vehicle parked at the intersection of Pinney St and Dempsey Rd.  Officers determined the driver/suspect (36-year-old male) had a warrant for his arrest.  The suspect was uncooperative with officers who requested that he exit the vehicle.  MPD SWAT team responded and successfully removed the suspect and took him into custody.

SOUTH: Disturbance – 8:59 pm.  Officers responded to the Mayflower Motel for a report of a disturbance.  Officers made contact with two suspects (32-year-old female and 32-year-old male) who agreed to leave the premises.  The suspects later forced entry to the motel room.  Officers located the suspects at another motel and arrested them on charges of resist/obstruct, entry to locked building and damage to property.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 10:26 pm.  Officers responded to the 6100 block of Driscoll Dr for multiple reports of shots fired.  Officers located an occupied vehicle that was struck by gunfire.  The victims reported they were being followed by a suspect vehicle that then opened fire on them.  No injuries were reported.  Investigation continuing.

01/17

MIDTOWN: Runaway Juvenile – 1:37 am.  A mother reported her 14-year-old son left the house after an argument.  The juvenile was later located and returned home.

From 6:00 a.m. on 01/17/2022 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/18/2022, MPD received 252 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 (30), East (56), Midtown (44), North (61), South (28), West (27), and Other (6). 

CENTRAL: Battery – 8:22 am.  Officers responded to the Beacon, 615 E Washington Ave, where a victim reported the suspect (47-year-old male) punched him in the head.  The suspect was arrested and charged with battery.

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 11:24 am.  Officers responded to a residence for a subject (23-year-old male) who died of an apparent drug overdose.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 1:13 pm.  Family members discovered the subject (56-year-old male) deceased in his residence.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 3:03 pm.  Officers transported a patient at a local hospital to WMHI.

EAST: Sexual Assault – 3:57 pm.  A victim reported she was sexually assaulted several months ago.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Child Abuse – 4:38 pm.  The victim reported that the suspect (47-year-old female) pushed the victim to the floor and struck and scratched her.  The suspect was arrested for physical abuse of a child.

EAST: Disturbance/Adult Arrested Person – 4:41 pm.  Officers responded to East Towne Mall where the suspect (18-year-old male) was smoking and playing loud music in the food court.  The suspect was arrested and charged with resisting and trespassing.

EAST: Death Investigation – 4:45 pm.  A family member discovered the subject (47-year-old male) deceased in his residence.  Death appears to be related to medical issues.

MIDTOWN: Child Abuse – 5:17 pm.  A victim reported her father/suspect struck her.  The suspect was arrested and charged with physical abuse to a child.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 6:07 pm.  A victim reported that during an argument, the suspect (20-year-old male) pushed the victim to the ground, punched and kicked her in the face and damaged property in the home.  Suspect is at large.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic false imprisonment, disorderly conduct and damage to property.

01/18

SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 1:33 am. Officers responded to a local hospital for a victim with a gunshot wound to his knee.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Information – 4:09 am.  A subject reported he was confronted by three suspects who shot at him multiple times.  The subject reported that he fled the scene uninjured.  The subject was not cooperative with officers' investigative efforts.  Officers were unable to corroborate the subject's story.

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