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 02/28/2022 through 6:00 a.m. on 03/01/2022, MPD received 355 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 (57),East (60), Midtown (51), North (74), South (31), West (57), and Other (25). "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 9:32 p.m. to 11:49 p.m. due to calls for service.
WEST: Death Investigation – 9:51 a.m. Officers responded to a report of a subject (90-year-old female) who fell and lost consciousness. The subject had an active do-not-resuscitate order in place. Medical Examiner's office responded. Nothing suspicious identified.
MIDTOWN: Information – 10:45 a.m. Officers responded to a report of a bomb threat at Madison Memorial High School. School evacuated. K9 responded to assist. Roads near the school closed. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Nothing suspicious located.
EAST: Fraud – 2:53 p.m. A community member reported being a victim of a phone fraud scam which resulted in the victim purchasing thousands of dollars' worth of gift cards. Incident Report on MPD's website completed.
MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 4:25 p.m. Officers responded to a local hospital for a subject in need of a Chapter 51 return. Final transport pending.
NORTH: Crash – 9:20 p.m. Officers responded to a rollover crash on the bridge over Aberg Avenue. Single vehicle crash with non-life threatening injuries determined to have occurred (not a rollover crash). The driver/suspect (46-year-old male) was cited for reckless driving.
MIDOTWN: Adult Arrested Person – 7:25 p.m. A 44-year-old female suspect was arrested on outstanding charges and issued a citation for soliciting without a permit.
NORTH: Sexual Assault – 8:20 p.m. A victim reported being sexually assaulted by a known acquaintance/suspect. Investigation continuing.
SOUTH: Sexual Assault – 9:20 p.m. A victim reported being sexually assaulted. A 53-year-oold female suspect was arrested on outstanding charges and bail jumping. Investigation continuing.
EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 9:22 p.m. Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 30-year-old female suspect. The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and domestic battery.
EAST: Weapons Violation – 9:34 p.m. Officers responded to reports of shots fired in the area of Milwaukee St/E. Washington Avenue. No evidence of shots fired located. Incident Report on MPD's website completed.
EAST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 9:57 p.m. A 13-year-old male was reported as missing/runaway. Attempt to locate aired. The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.
WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 11:36 p.m. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver/suspect (44-year-old male) lied about his identity. The suspect was arrested for operating while revoked and obstructing. The suspect was also cited for speeding.
CITY-WIDE: Mutual Aid – 12:55 a.m. MPD assisted Monona PD and Maple Bluff PD with a stolen vehicle investigation. The vehicle was pursued in the City, not by MPD, and the suspect fled on foot. A perimeter was set up and a suspect was ultimately located and taken into custody.
CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 2:00 a.m. Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 47-year-old male suspect. The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct.