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City-Wide Notable Calls

MPD Notable Calls 04/15/2022 to 04/18/2022

April 18, 2022 10:48 AM


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 04/15/2022 through 6:00 a.m. on 04/18/2022, MPD received 1,027 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 (190), East (220), Midtown (139), North (216), South (77), West (132), 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 on 4/15/22 from 1:25 pm to 2:36 pm, 4:49 pm to 6:37 pm and 9:00 pm to 11:15 pm and 4/16/22 from 1:36 am to 2:38 am and 9:09 pm to 11:13 pm and 4/17/22 from 7:14pm to 8:11 pm and 8:37 pm to 10:09 pm due to calls for service.


SOUTH: Nonresidential Burglary – 8:16 am.  A business reported that the suspect (45-year-old male) threw a rock through a window to gain access to the business.  The suspect was identified on security camera footage.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for burglary, damage to property, and theft.  Suspect is at large.

CENTRAL: Trespass – 8:29 am.  Officers responded to a residence where the victims awoke to find the suspect (28-year-old male) asleep on their couch.  The suspect fled but was soon located in the area.  The suspect was arrested and charged with trespass and disorderly conduct.

NORTH: Information - 11:28 am.  School staff reported receiving a threatening phone call.  Officers determined the threat was not credible and there was no threat to the safety of students or staff.

CENTRAL: Information – 11:47 am.  Police at the central district station received a threatening phone call.  Officers checked the building with the assistance of a K9 and located nothing suspicious.

NORTH: Fight – 12:36 pm.  Officers responded to a school where two groups of female students were fighting.  All students involved were cited for disorderly conduct and referred to the restorative justice program. One student was additionally cited for resisting arrest.  One school staff member and one student reported injuries.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Juvenile Arrest – 4:15 pm.  Officers responded to a residence and took a wanted suspect (15-year-old male) into custody without incident.

WEST: Missing Juveniles – 4:34 pm.  A mother reported her two sons missing when she arrived home to discover the kids were not there.  Officers located the children safe at a public library.  The boys were returned home.

MIDTOWN: Armed Robbery – 5:28 pm.  Officers responded to McDonald's on Regent St where the victim stated the suspect approached the register, displayed a handgun and demanded money.  The suspect is unidentified and at large.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

MIDTOWN: Disturbance Unwanted Person – 6:55 pm.  Officers responded to the 900 block of Regent St for an intoxicated suspect (61-year-old male) who was urinating on the ground.  The suspect threatened and pushed officers.  The suspect was arrested for threats to LE, resist/obstruct and bail jumping.

SOUTH: Check Property – 8:41 pm.  Officers responded to the 5100 block of Hammersley Rd for a report of the sound of shots fired.  Officers checked the area and did not locate any evidence of shots fired, damaged property or injured persons.

SOUTH: OMVWI – 8:52 pm.  Officers located a suspect (33-year-old male) passed out in the driver seat of his vehicle in a Kwik Trip parking lot.  The suspect performed poorly on SFSTs and was arrested for OWI 6th offense and bail jumping.

CENTRAL: Armed Robbery – 8:53 pm.  Officers responded to the Walgreens on E Campus Mall where the suspect displayed a handgun and demanded cash.  This suspect matched the description provided for the suspect in the earlier McDonald's robbery.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 9:11 pm.  Officers made contact at a residence with a suspect (52-year-old male) who was wanted for 1st degree reckless homicide delivering drugs.  The suspect was arrested and conveyed to the jail.

EAST: Drug Overdose – 9:59 pm.  Officers responded to a restaurant for a subject without a pulse who was not breathing.  Officers administered naloxone and revived the subject who was transported to the hospital.  No charges were substantiated.


CENTRAL: Trespass – 12:00 am.  Officers made contact with a suspect (26-year-old male) who was trespassing in the Buckeye Lot at 214 W Gilman St.  The suspect refused to identify himself and fled on foot, only to return to the scene a short while later.  The suspect continued to be uncooperative with officers and was arrested for resisting and trespassing.

EAST: Assist Police – 12:29 am.  Madison officers assisted Monona PD with a high risk traffic stop.

CENTRAL: Information – 12:30 am.  While investigating an incident in the Buckeye Lot at 214 W Gilman St, an involved subject reported she was sexually assaulted.  Officers could not substantiate the subject's claim and did not develop probable cause for any charges.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 1:16 am.  Officers responded to a bar where the highly intoxicated suspect (24-year-old male) was having trouble standing on his own.  When another patron attempted to help the suspect, the suspect pulled out a knife.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct while armed.

MIDTOWN: Check Property – 1:39 am.  An officer on routine patrol heard what sounded like gunshots coming from the area of Allied Dr and Thurston Ln.  Officers checked the area and did not locate evidence of shots fired, damaged property or injured persons.

WEST: Death Investigation – 3:31 am.  Officers responded to a residence where a caretaker reported a subject (47-year-old male) was not breathing and did not have a pulse.  Life-saving efforts were unsuccessful.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

EAST: Check Person – 7:35 am.  Family members located a missing juvenile and contacted police for assistance.  Officers mediated discussion among the family members and determined a safe placement for the juvenile.

EAST: Disturbance – 7:53 am.  Officers responded to the 3100 block of E Washington Ave where the suspect (35-year-old male) confronted the victim while armed with a baseball bat.  The victim suffered a minor head injury but officers did not determine whether the injury was a result of the suspect striking the victim or the victim falling.  The suspect was charged with 2nd degree reckless endangering safety.

EAST: Recovered Stolen Auto – 12:11 pm.  Officers responded to the East Towne Mall parking lot where an unoccupied vehicle was reported to be on fire.  Officers determined the vehicle was stolen.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Sexual Assault – 11:51 am.  On 4/13/22 the victim had contact with officers reference an individual that they did not want in their residence.  The suspect was removed from the residence and cited for trespassing.  The victim, on today's date, reported that the suspect (30-year-old male) sexually assaulted them on 4/13/22.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Stolen Auto – 12:00 pm Officers responded to a report of a stolen auto in the 1600 block of Beld Street.  The victim stated that they left their car running while going into a business. Investigation continuing.

EAST: Sexual Assault – 12:00 pm Officers responded to an East district residence reference a sexual assault of a child investigation.  The suspect (40-year-old male) was arrested on a Probation Hold and transported to the Dane County Jail.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 8:43 pm Officers responded to the 1900 block of Northport Drive reference a subject who had been stabbed.  Two suspects (26-year-old female and 24-year-old male) confronted the victims at their residence and a physical fight ensued.  The victim armed himself with a knife in self-dense and injured one of the suspects who then fled the residence.  The suspected was contacted by officers and conveyed to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries and will be conveyed to the Dane County Jail for damage to property, disorderly conduct, battery and residential burglary.

EAST: Check Person – 9:11 pm Officers responded to the 3000 block of East Washington Avenue reference a subject creating a disturbance.  Officers located the suspect (27-year-old female) nearby and arrested her for disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia, bail jumping and warrants.  While in route to the Dane County Jail, the suspect began banging her head on the partition so Madison Fire Rescue responded.  The suspect spat on the paramedics. Once cleared from the hospital, the suspect was conveyed to the Dane County Jail with additional charges of discharging bodily fluid.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 9:13 pm Officers responded to a central district parking ramp reference a disturbance.  Officers located the couple who explained they were verbally arguing and then the suspect (33-year-old female) threw an empty alcohol bottle at the victim, damaging a vehicle in the process.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

SOUTH: Missing Juvenile – 9:35 pm Officers responded to the 1000 block of Moorland Road reference a missing/runaway juvenile.  The mother reported that the juvenile has been having some behavior issues and ran away.  Investigation continuing.


NORTH: Death Investigation – 6:44 am Officers responded to a north district residence, reference a death investigation.  The decedent had health issues.  Nothing suspicious noted. Medical Examiner responded.

CENTRAL: Assist Fire Rescue – 8:24 am Officers responded to a central district residence reference a possible suicide via overdose.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health. Investigation continuing.

EAST: Arrested Adult – 12:08 pm Officer responded to the Madison Plaza Hotel reference a wanted person.  The suspect (42-year-old male) was contacted in his room and arrested for domestic disorderly conduct regarding a previous investigation. 

EAST: Intoxicated Person – 1:55 pm Officers responded to an east district residence for an intoxicated family member creating a disturbance.  Because of the level of intoxication, the suspect (36-year-old female) was taken to a local medical facility.

NORTH: Non-residential Burglary – 7:00 pm Officers responded to the 5600 block of Manufacturers Drive reference a burglary.  The contact stated that they were at the location to repair a window when they noted someone was in the building. The building was supposed to be unoccupied. Officers searched the building and located evidence of someone occupying the location but did not locate anyone. 

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 7:43 pm Officers responded to the intersection of East Washington Avenue and Schmedeman Avenue reference two people who were walking in the area reporting being shot at by pellet guns by someone driving in a vehicle.  The victims were uninjured.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Traffic Arrest – 8:06 pm An officer stopped into a local convenience store when the clerk reported that a subject had just left the area whom they believed to be under the influence of alcohol.  The officer located the suspect vehicle, noted the driving behavior, and conducted a traffic stop.  The driver (19-year-old male) was eventually arrested for OWI.  A search of the vehicle yielded multiple firearms and drugs.  The three occupants (20-year-old male, 19-year-old male and 22-year-old male) were also arrested for drug charges and all were conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

NORTH: Intoxicated Driver – 8:09 pm Officers were dispatched to a crash at the intersection of Northport Drive and Dryden Drive.  The suspect vehicle had rear-ended the victim vehicle.  The driver (42-year-old male) failed field sobriety tests, was arrested for OMVWI and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 8:23 pm Officers responded to a north district residence reference a domestic disturbance.  A child at the residence called 911 reporting that the suspect (46-year-old male) was hitting the victim's vehicle with a hammer.  The suspect fled after learning the police had been called.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Disturbance – 9:20 pm Officers responded to an east district residence reference a disturbance.  Upon arrival, officers noted a flooded bathroom and a naked female hiding in a closet.  Madison Fire Rescue also responded and conveyed the female to a local hospital for a medical evaluation.  It is likely this behavior is related to drug use. Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 10:47 pm Officers responded to Schwoegler's Park Towne Lanes reference a disturbance.  Three females showed up to the bar and ordered drinks but only two of them had IDs.  The bartender noted that the subject without ID drank one of the drinks and asked the subjects to leave.  The suspect (unknown female) went behind the bar and confronted the bartender.  Another employee attempted to step in and the suspect struck the employee.  The three subjects fled the business.  Investigation continuing.


SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 12:45 am Officers responded to a south district residence, reference a domestic disturbance.  The couple were in a verbal argument that turned physical.  The suspect (29-year-old male) was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and domestic intimidation of a victim and conveyed to the Dane County Jail.

Posted by: Chief Barnes

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