The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to (Friday morning to Monday morning) 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 04/08/2022 through 6:00 a.m. on 04/11/2022, MPD received 1,039 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 (210),East (201), Midtown (147), North (201), South (67), West (150), and Other (63). "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 1:56 p.m. to 3:10 p.m. due to calls for service.
WEST: Battery – 5:19 a.m. The victim reported that during an argument, the suspect (48-year-old male) grabbed her leg, causing pain and leaving a bruise. Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for battery and disorderly conduct. Suspect is at large.
CENTRAL: Intoxicated Driver – 5:40 a.m. An off-duty officer discovered a two vehicle crash with both vehicles unoccupied. Officers responded and made contact with a suspect (39-year-old male) who had returned to the scene. The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense), possession of marijuana and possession of schedule I controlled substance.
EAST: Death Investigation – 6:58 a.m. A roommate discovered a subject (61-year-old male) deceased in the residence. Death appears to be related to medical issues. Nothing suspicious on scene.
CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 1:30 p.m. Officers responded to a residence where a subject was found deceased. Nothing suspicious on scene. Death appears to be related to drug use. Medical examiner responded.
CENTRAL: Disturbance – 1:49 p.m. During an argument the suspect (17-year-old male) damaged a vehicle. Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for criminal damage to property once they determine the owner of the vehicle.
NORTH: Disturbance – 2:54 p.m. Officers responded to a parking lot in the 1300 block of Troy Dr where the intoxicated suspect (25-year-old male) was throwing bricks. The suspect was arrested for criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct.
EAST: Traffic Stop – 4:08 p.m. An officer observed a vehicle traveling nearly 80 mph on S Stoughton Rd and initiated a traffic stop at S Stoughton Rd and Buckeye Rd. The suspect/driver (22-year-old male) was uncooperative and attempted to fight with officers. The suspect was arrested for resisting and cited with several traffic violations.
EAST: Disturbance – 8:08 p.m. Officers responded to Madison Plaza hotel where security reported they heard an argument in one of the rooms. Security contacted the suspect (31-year-old male) at the room at which point the suspect pulled out a knife and threw it at the security guards. The knife did not strike or injure anyone. The suspect was arrested for 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety, disorderly conduct while armed, and resist/obstruct.
MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 8:54 p.m. Officers assisted with the transport of a subject to a mental health facility.
SOUTH: 911 Nuisance Call – 10:06 p.m. The suspect (45-year-old male) called dispatch to report hearing shots fired in his apartment building. When officers arrived, the suspect said he was unsure he actually heard any shots. There were no other calls about shots fired in the area. The suspect was cited for misusing 911.
MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance/Mental Health Conveyance – 10:58 p.m. Officers responded to a residence where the suspect was banging on the door, causing family members inside to be fearful. The suspect was under a chapter 51 commitment and was placed into protective custody and transported to a mental health facility. Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect with domestic disorderly conduct once released.
MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 11:48 p.m. The suspect (39-year-old male) caused multiple disturbances with disruptive and harassing behavior at several businesses in the area. The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct.
Priority calls only from 7:16 p.m. to 8:51 p.m. due to calls for service.
WEST: Death Investigation – 12:41 a.m. Officers responded to a residence where neighbors discovered the subject (64-year-old male) deceased. Nothing suspicious on scene.
SOUTH: Disturbance – 3:14 a.m. The suspect (25-year-old male) was arguing with family members while traveling in a vehicle. The suspect jumped out of the vehicle and punched and broke one of the windows on the vehicle. The suspect was combative with officers who arrived on scene. The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct, resisting and threats to law enforcement.
EAST: Sexual Assault – 3:28 a.m. A victim reported that the unidentified male suspect made inappropriate sexual contact with her. Investigation continuing.
EAST: Theft – 4:20 a.m. A caller to dispatch reported he saw an unidentified suspect stealing mail and packages from the mailroom at his apartment building. Investigation continuing.
NORTH: Non-Residential Burglary – 4:42 a.m. A construction company reported an unidentified suspect gained access to a trailer at a construction site and stole several thousand dollars' worth of equipment. Investigation continuing.
NORTH: Intoxicated Driver – 5:16 a.m. Officers responded to Cherokee Marsh where the suspect ((29-year-old female) struck a sign with her vehicle. The suspect was cited for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense).
WEST: Stolen Auto – 2:00 p.m. A vehicle was stolen from a business parking lot. Attempt to locate aired. The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. Vehicle observed by Monona PD who pursued the vehicle but terminated a short time later as the vehicle did not stop.
EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 5:38 p.m. An officer observed dangerous driving behavior and went to conduct a traffic stop when the vehicle came to a stop. The driver/suspect (44-year-old male) hopped out of the vehicle immediately and refused to follow directives from the officer. The suspect refused to identify themselves. The suspect resisted officers. The suspect was arrested for resisting, obstructing, misdemeanor bail jumping, felony bail jumping, outstanding misdemeanor warrant and outstanding felony warrant.
MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 6:43 p.m. Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 16-year-old female suspect. The suspect was arrested for battery, resisting, disorderly conduct while armed and discharge of bodily fluids (2 counts).
NORTH: Aggravated/Substantial Battery – 6:44 p.m. A victim went to a hospital with a fractured wrist after a disturbance with a known acquaintance/suspect (35-year-old male). Probable cause developed to arrest the suspect once he is located.
WEST: Hit-and-Run/Crash – 8:49 p.m. Officers were initially dispatched to a driver displaying significant impairment. Within a few minutes another call was made to dispatch about a disturbance/crash with the driver/vehicle leaving the scene. Attempts made to contact the registered owner were unsuccessful. Investigation continuing.
SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 9:29 p.m. Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 33-year-old female suspect. The suspect was arrested for resisting.
NORTH: Juvenile Arrest – 9:44 p.m. Several runaway juveniles were called in as being observed on E. Johnson St. Two juveniles run when officers arrive. A 13-year-old female and 16-year-old male were arrested for resisting. A third juvenile was returned home.
NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 10:08 p.m. Officers responded to a report of an unwanted subject/suspect (58-year-old male). The suspect was arrested for threats to law enforcement.
CENTRAL: Residential Burglary – 11:49 p.m. A victim reported arriving home and finding a back door kicked in and a safe with money missing from his home. Investigation continuing.
Priority calls only from 3:26 a.m. to 5:58 a.m. due to calls for service.
Priority calls only from 7:17 p.m. to 11:01 p.m. due to calls for service.
NORTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 12:13 a.m. A 16-year-old female was listed as missing/runaway with a location for her whereabouts known but reported that she is refusing to leave. Attempts being made to contact the juvenile to resolve the situation. Investigation continuing.
MIDTOWN: Weapons Violation – 3:17 a.m. Officers responded to multiple reports of shots fired in the 4300 block of Britta Parkway. Shell casings located. An unoccupied vehicle and an occupied residence were found to have been struck. No injuries reported. Incident Report on MPD's website completed.
MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 10:36 a.m. Traffic stop conducted and a passenger/suspect (32-year-old male) arrested on a parole hold.
CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 3:27 p.m. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver/suspect (28-year-old male) was cited for carrying a concealed weapon.
NORTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 4:22 p.m. Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject. The subject was contacted and placed into protective custody. The subject was conveyed to a local hospital and an emergency detention was sought/approved. The subject was subsequently conveyed to Winnebago.
CENTRAL: Trespass – 4:37 p.m. A 18-year-old male was cited for trespass after notification after he climbed the exterior wall of a business and needed assistance from MFD to get down.
MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 4:57 p.m. Officers responded to a pulseless non-breathing subject (52-year-old female). Lifesaving measures attempted but not successful. The decedent had a history of health/medical concerns. Nothing suspicious identified. Medical Examiner's office on scene.
CENTRAL: Recovered Stolen Auto – 5:00 p.m. A vehicle stolen from our jurisdiction was located/recovered in Brown Deer. Registered owner notified.
CENTRAL: Injured Person – 6:28 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a subject who jumped/fell off a roof. The subject was conveyed to a local hospital in serious condition. Initial indicator that this was a suicide attempt. Investigation continuing.
NORTH: Traffic Arrest – 6:51 p.m. A traffic stop was conducted which resulted in numerous arrests. A 35-year-old male was cited for possession of facsimile firearm. A 32-year-old female suspect was arrested for possession of cocaine, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and a probation hold. A 45-year-old female suspect was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon (taser) and possession of drug paraphernalia. A 30-year-old female suspect was arrested for possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, obstructing and 3 bench warrants.
MIDTOWN: Crash – 6:55 p.m. An abandoned vehicle with smoking tires on the Beltline with two males running on foot was called in to dispatch. One of the males was apprehended. Investigation continuing.
NORTH: Threats Complaint – 8:49 p.m. Officers responded to a report of concerning text messages and videos on social media between two middle school students. Investigation continuing.
WEST: Check Area – 10:54 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a subject with a ski mask on and another subject with a possible gun on McKenna Blvd near Hammersley Rd. Areas checked and nothing concerning located.
MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 2:23 a.m. Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a subject in need of an emergency detention. Final outcome pending.