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 03/29/2022 through 6:00 a.m. on 03/30/2022, MPD received 331 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 (63),East (73), Midtown (36), North (59), South (43), West (43), and Other (14). "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 2:02 p.m. to 11:01 p.m. due to calls for service.
SOUTH: Trespass – 7:00 a.m. Officers responded to a business for an unwanted subject/suspect (46-year-old female). The suspect was arrested for trespass, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
WEST: Intoxicated Driver – 8:11 a.m. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver/suspect (20-year-old female) found to be impaired. The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense) and for using her sister's name. The suspect's sister (23-year-old female) was arrested for an outstanding warrant when she came to pick up her sister.
NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 11:26 a.m. Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 25-year-old female suspect. The suspect was arrested for trespass, bail jumping and an outstanding warrant.
SOUTH: Stolen Auto – 12:06 p.m. A pizza delivery driver reported that his vehicle was stolen after he left the vehicle unlocked with the keys inside. The man saw four male juveniles drive away in his vehicle. The vehicle was spotted speeding on the west side shortly before it was abandoned. Officers and a K-9 unit tracked two of the involved teens down nearby. A 16-year-old male and a 14-year-old male were taken to the JRC.
EAST: Assist EMS/Fire – 12:10 p.m. A woman called dispatchers after a coworker didn't show up for work. The coworker had previous health concerns. Officers entered the man's home and found him in bed having a medical emergency. Nothing suspicious at this time.
MIDTOWN: Conveyance Mental Health – 12:30 p.m. A man was taken to the hospital today by this father for health concerns. The man became upset with a hospital employee and caused a disturbance. A mental health officer responded.
EAST: Arson – 1:17 p.m. Officers are investigating an arson at the city's tiny-home encampment. A man started his cabin on fire and then left the area. No other cabins were damaged and no injuries were reported. The man went to turn himself in and threatened law enforcement officers during the process. He was arrested for arson and threatening law enforcement officers.
WEST: Damage to Property – 1:57 p.m. A detective and civilian employee at MPD's west district noticed a male walking around the parking lot. The male picked up a brick and threw it toward the private parking area at the police station. He also grabbed another brick and shattered a station window before running away. A K-9 track led officers to a nearby apartment building and a potential suspect was identified based off surveillance video.
NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 3:15 p.m. Officers received information on a location of a wanted subject/suspect (49-year-old male). The suspect was located and arrested on outstanding warrants. A 31-year-old woman was found hiding and arrested for a warrant. A 57-year-old woman was also arrested on outstanding warrants. All three were transported to the Dane County Jail on a combined total of 37 charges.
SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 3:51 p.m. Officers responded to reports of a man chasing someone with a gun. A man and woman were arguing when a man pulled a gun out of his car and pointed it at the woman. The man is a concealed carry holder. The man was arrested for disorderly conduct while armed.
CENTRAL: Traffic Incident – 4:38 p.m. Officers noticed a driver nearly hit a pedestrian in a crosswalk. They recognize the driver as someone with outstanding warrants. Officers attempt two traffic stops, but the man drove away each time. The man drove home and was approached by officers. Officers tried talking to the man, but he remained uncooperative. Two officers suffered minor hand injuries while taking the man into custody.
EAST: Fight Call – 5:25 p.m. A witness reported seeing two people fighting with rakes. Officers arrived to find a man with disheveled clothing and matching a witness description of those involved. No other person was located. No injuries or problems reported.
CENTRAL: Violation of Court Order – 9:30 p.m. A woman begins cussing at a man during a child custody exchange. The woman is asked to leave the property since she has a restraining order not to be there. Police are called. The woman is arrested for domestic disorderly conduct, violation of a court order and bail jumping.
CENTRAL: Adult Arrest Person – 10:25 p.m. Officers are dispatched to reports of someone openly drinking downtown. The man walked away from officers. He was arrested for resisting, bail jumping and cited for open intoxicants.
SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 10:42 p.m. A couple gets into a fight and one of people involved grabs a screwdriver. The person was arrested on domestic disorderly conduct, battery and false imprisonment.