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City-Wide Notable Calls

MPD Notable Calls 02/03/2022 to 02/04/2022

February 4, 2022 9:16 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 02/03/2022 through 6:00 a.m. on 02/04/2022, MPD received 322 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 (71), Midtown (47), North (42), South (32), West (45), and Other (26).  "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 8:30am to 12:35pm due to calls for service.


CITY-WIDE: Assist Police – 7:01 am.  Madison officers assisted Monona PD with addressing a bomb threat.  Officers assisted with traffic control and an MPD K9 was deployed to sweep the building for explosives.

EAST: Check Person – 8:15 am.  Officers responded to a residence for a suicidal subject.  The subject was placed into protective custody and transported to a hospital.

NORTH: Assist Police – 8:19 am.  Officers assisted the Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) with the apprehension of a suspect (38-year-old male).

EAST: Assist EMS/Fire – 9:17 am.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject.  The subject was found unconscious in her residence.  Madison Fire paramedics transported the subject to the hospital.

MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 9:54 am.  Officers responded to a school where the suspect (29-year-old male) was outside with his pants down.  The suspect appeared to be under the influence of illegal drugs or to possibly have mental health issues.  The suspect did not appear to have any lewd or lascivious intent.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

CENTRAL: Fraud – 12:45 pm.  Officers investigated an incident in which an international student at UW fell victim to a scam.

MIDTOWN: Stolen Auto – 3:12 pm.  The victim reported he left his car running and unlocked outside a restaurant when it was stolen.  The vehicle was listed as stolen and an ATL was aired.

EAST: Stolen Auto – 6:16 pm.  The victim reported he parked his car and left a spare key in the center console.  He discovered it was stolen roughly two hours later.  The vehicle was listed as stolen and an ATL was aired.

SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 10:35 pm.  The victim reported two unidentified suspects robbed him of his phone at gunpoint while he was in his vehicle in a parking lot.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 11:16 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where a fight broke out over an ongoing dispute.  Two suspects (27- and 46-year-old females) remained on scene and were arrested for disorderly conduct.  Two additional suspects (39-year-old male and 37-year-old female) are at large.  Investigation continuing.


EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 2:38 am.  During an argument the suspect (42-year-old male) followed the victim when she attempted to leave and struck her in the face.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct and battery.

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 3:32 am. During an argument the suspect (32-year-old male) slapped the victim in the face.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic battery.

Posted by: Chief Barnes

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