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 1/28/2022 through 6:00 a.m. on 1/31/2022, MPD received 905 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 (157), East (175), Midtown (139), North (177), South (81), West (123), and Other (53). "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 9:30 am to 3:10 pm 1/29 due to calls for service.
EAST: Check Person – 8:17 am. Officers responded to a hotel for a subject who was walking around naked. The subject appeared to be under the influence of alcohol and other drugs. Madison Fire paramedics transported the subject to a hospital.
NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 10:44 am. Officers attempted to make contact with a wanted suspect (20-year-old male). The suspect fled in a vehicle and crashed a short distance away. He then fled on foot but was apprehended and conveyed to jail.
NORTH: Information – 1:07 pm. Officers located a suspect vehicle in the 500 block of Northport Dr believed to be involved in the weapons offense on 1/27.
MIDTOWN: Juvenile Arrest – 2:44 pm. The suspect (14-year-old female) damaged property in the home. The suspect was charged with damage to property and was transported to JRC.
EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 3:58 pm. During an argument, the suspect (23-year-old male) pushed and shook the victim and stole cash from her wallet. The suspect then left the scene. Officers developed probable cause to charge the suspect with domestic disorderly conduct and theft. Suspect is at large.
EAST: Disturbance – 4:05 pm. The victim reported that the suspect (31-year-old female) confronted her over an ongoing dispute. The suspect attempted to strike the victim but missed. The suspect then punched a second victim who attempted to intervene. Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for battery and disorderly conduct. Suspect is at large.
MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 5:56 pm. A patient/suspect (49-year-old male) at a local hospital kicked and hit a nurse and aggressed toward a security guard. While being arrested, the suspect head-butted an officer. The suspect was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting and battery to a police officer.
WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 6:00 pm. During an argument, the suspect (17-year-old female) threatened to harm herself and her family members and punched the wall. The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct. Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health.
EAST: Battery – 10:13 pm. In a dispute over money owed, two suspects (22-year-old female and 19-year-old male) punched, bit and threatened the victim. The suspects are at large. Charges forthcoming. Investigation continuing.
WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:47 pm. Officers responded to a residence where a subject wished to have the suspect (31-year-old male) removed from the home. Officers did not develop probable cause for any crimes but the suspect was determined to be in violation of a bail condition not to consume alcohol. Suspect was conveyed to jail for bail jumping.
MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 10:53 pm. The victim reported that while seated in his vehicle in the area of Hammersley Rd and S Whitney Way, he was speaking with a female subject who was standing outside his car on the passenger side. A male suspect exited the vehicle parked ahead of him, from which the female had exited, and demanded the victim's watch. A struggle ensued during which the male suspect pulled out a handgun. The victim began to pull away in his car and the male suspect fired the gun into the victim's vehicle. The victim was not injured. Suspects are unidentified and at large. Investigation continuing. Incident report completed on MPD website.
CITY-WIDE: Assist Police – 11:09 pm. Madison officers assisted Town of Madison PD with stopping a stolen vehicle. One of two juvenile suspects was arrested.
MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 1:05 am. Officers located a suspect (37-year-old male) wanted on charges related to theft. The suspect was taken into custody and conveyed to jail without incident.
WEST: Residential Burglary – 1:46 am. Two subjects reported hearing someone trying to get into their garage. Home security camera footage showed two unidentified suspects checking the doors of three vehicles parked in the driveway. The suspects then left the scene.
EAST: Residential Burglary – 2:55 am. A caller to dispatch reported that his home security system alerted him to the presence of four unidentified suspects in his garage. The suspects left the scene.
CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 7:50 am. Officers made contact with the victim at the hospital where he reported that the suspect (27-year-old male) battered him. Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic battery. Suspect is at large.
EAST: Hit and Run Crash – 9:03 am. The suspect vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed eastbound on Milwaukee St when it ran a red light at Stoughton Rd and T-boned another vehicle. The suspect/driver (27-year-old male) left the scene and retreated into a nearby residence. The occupant of the victim vehicle was transported to the hospital.
EAST: Disturbance – 9:12 am. Officers responded to a residence where the suspect from the above listed hit and run was acting erratically while armed with a golf club. The suspect then exited the residence armed with a butcher knife and made statements about killing police. MPD SWAT responded and after several hours of negotiation, officers were able to take the suspect into custody.
?WEST: Death Investigation – 11:08 am. A family member requested that officers check the welfare of a subject (72-year-old female). The subject was discovered deceased in her residence. Nothing suspicious on scene.
NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 1:09 pm. Officers responded to a residence reference a child custody disagreement where the suspect (28-year old male) threatened to harm the victim. The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct, felony bail jumping and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.
WEST: Disturbance – 3:29 pm. Officers responded for a fight occurring in the middle of the street. Upon arrival, officers contacted several involved subjects. One suspect (19-year old male) was arrested for domestic battery, domestic disorderly conduct, felony bail jumping and conveyed to the Dane County Jail. Additional known suspects are still at large. Investigation continuing.
WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 3:58 pm. Officers responded for a domestic disturbance where the victim was speaking on the phone when the suspect (61-year old female) confronted the victim and struck the victim in the face with the phone. The suspect was arrested for domestic battery and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.
SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 4:57 pm. Officers responded for a domestic disturbance. The victim stated the suspect (35-year old male) threatened the victim and left the residence with the victim's belongings. Officers were unable to contact the suspect. Investigation continuing.
MIDTOWN: Check Person – 4:57 pm. Officers responded to check the welfare of a subject who had not been seen in a few days and had groceries sitting outside the door. Officers located the subject down on the floor. Madison Fire Rescue was able to provide life-saving measures and transported the subject to a local hospital.
SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 9:14 pm. Officers responded for a domestic disturbance that began on the beltline highway where the suspect (17-year old male) threatened to kill the victim. The subjects then drive to the residence where the suspect strangles and batters the victim. Officers arrived and the suspect fled but officers caught him nearby. The suspect lied about his identity. The suspect was arrested for strangulation, false imprisonment, battery, resisting, obstructing, disorderly conduct and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.
MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 9:40 pm. Officers responded for a domestic disturbance involving a knife. The victim stated the suspect (35-year old male) displayed a knife and threatened to kill the victim. The suspect strangled and battered the victim. The suspect was arrested for domestic strangulation, domestic battery domestic disorderly conduct and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.
CENTRAL: Substantial Battery – 3:36 am. Officers responded to a local hospital for a report of a substantial battery, which occurred on State Street. The victim stated that approximately 10-15 suspects battered him and a friend. Investigation continuing.
NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 5:10 am. Officers responded for a domestic disturbance. The victim stated the suspect (22-year old male) battered and attempted to suffocate the victim. The suspect fled prior to police arrival. Investigation continuing.
EAST: Disturbance – 5:40 am. Officers responded to a report of a suspect (60-year old female) breaking into the residence via a window and claiming to have a firearm. The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct, trespass, damage to property, bail jumping and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.
SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 5:59 am. Officers responded to a residence reference a suspect (35-year old male) from a previous domestic disturbance trying to enter the residence. The suspect, once again, fled before officer's arrival. Investigation continuing.
EAST: Check Person – 10:30 am. Officers responded to a check person where the subject's wife was concerned for her husband's welfare after receiving some disturbing text messages stating he wanted to end his life. Officers were unable to locate the subject at the time. Investigation Continuing.
WEST: Sexual Assault – 3:03 pm. Officers responded to a sexual assault investigation. The victim stated the suspect (17-year old male) inappropriately touched the victim while in the restroom of the business. Investigation continuing.
NORTH: Operating a Motor Vehicle While under the Influence – 5:14 pm. Officers responded to a subject passed out behind the wheel while at a stop sign. Madison Fire Rescue was first to arrive and were able to wake the suspect (57-year old male) who was arrested for OWI, parole hold and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.
MIDTOWN: Stolen Auto – 7:02 pm. Officers responded to a report of a victim stating they left their vehicle unlocked and running in the parking lot when it was stolen. Investigation continuing.
NORTH: Drug Investigation – 9:08 pm. An officer on routine patrol noted suspicious activity and contact two suspects (44 and 33-year old males.) A K9 alerted on the vehicles involved. Drugs and cash are located within the vehicles. One suspect is arrested for possession of drugs and the other is arrested for possession with intent to deliver and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.
EAST: Stolen Auto – 9:30 pm. Officers responded to a report of a victim stating they left their vehicle running (without the key fob inside) when the victim witnessed the suspect pull up and a young male suspect stole the vehicle. Investigation continuing.
MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 11:26 pm. Officers responded to reports of gunfire. Officers located evidence of gunfire in the area and drug activity. Multiple subjects contacted provided conflicting stories. One suspect (39-year old male) was arrested for obstructing and a P&P hold and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.
CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 11:55 pm. Officers responded to a report of domestic disturbance where witnesses observed the suspect (25-year old male) screaming less than six inches away from the victim's face. As officers arrived, the suspect attempted to run but officers were able to catch him. The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct, disorderly conduct, resisting and taken to the Dane County Jail.
EAST: Sexual Assault of a Child – 11:56 pm. Officers responded to a sexual assault of a child report where the victim disclosed to mother that the suspect (29-year old male) sexually assaulted victim. Investigation continuing.
EAST: Assist Outside Agency – 1:43 am. Officers responded to assist State Patrol and the Dane County Sheriff's Office with a recovered stolen truck. The driver of the suspect vehicle fled several agencies as they attempted to stop the vehicle. State Patrol and DCSO will continue the investigation.