The information provided below is about some of the calls officers responded to over the last twenty-four (24) hours. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered from those in the field who were actively working the cases. In many instances, facts and circumstances, even the type of crime listed, can change as the investigation unfolds.
From 6:00 a.m. on 07/5/2022 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/6/2022, MPD received 485 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 (72), East (90), Midtown (72), North (87), South (50), West (78), and Other (36). "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 assist another law enforcement agency.
Priority calls only from 10:39 a.m. – 12:34 p.m. due to calls for service.
NORTH: Stolen Auto – 6:07 a.m. A 25-year-old woman reported her vehicle was stolen sometime overnight. The doors were unlocked and a spare set of keys were left inside the console. Vehicle has since been located.
NORTH: Battery – 6:18 a.m. The victim said he was struck in the face with a fire extinguisher and kicked several times by an acquaintance. The 51-year-old male called police the morning after the incident happened. Investigation ongoing.
NORTH: Recovered/Stolen Auto – 6:41 a.m. A vehicle reported stolen on the Fourth of July was located, unoccupied, Tuesday morning.
CENTRAL: Child Abuse – 10:17 a.m. Officers received a report of child abuse. Juvenile taken to a hospital by family member to be examined. Special Victims Unit notified of the report.
EAST: Death Investigation – 11:17 a.m. Madison police called out to a home to assist with a medical emergency. Nothing suspicious located.
EAST: Disturbance Unwanted Person – 1:15 p.m. A caller from a senator's office called to report a group of people inside the building. Officers arrived and group members removed themselves from the building without incident and continued protesting on the sidewalk.
CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 3:01 p.m. Medical examiner's office called to report the cause of death was acute fentanyl overdose regarding a death investigation case from May. ME's office planned to notify assigned case detective.
EAST: Drug Incident/Investigation – 3:44 p.m. Property managers called police to report suspicious drug activity in a parking lot. Two vehicles speed away from responding officers, including one that backed into a tree. No pursuit by MPD. The investigation is ongoing at this time.
MIDTOWN: Stolen Other Vehicle Cycle – 4:01 p.m. Red moped reported stolen. It was last seen on June 30.
EAST: Drug Incident/Investigation – 5:11 p.m. Officers called to a movie theater parking lot for a man passed out in his vehicle. Callers pour water on the man to wake him up. He attempts to drive away, but the vehicle wouldn't start. 23-year-old male arrested for possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and felony bail jumping.
SOUTH: Disturbance – 9:53 p.m. Officers dispatched to the detox center after a man became uncooperative. Man defecated and urinated in his room, broke a door and made threats to harm staff. Man taken to Dane County Jail.
CENTRAL: Check Person – 10:52 p.m. Caller reported a man was making suicidal statements while intoxicated. Officers place the man into protective custody and take to him to a local hospital. Journey Mental Health consulted.
MIDTOWN: Check Person – 12:27 a.m. Officers called to check on the welfare of a man who has caused several disturbances at an apartment building. Officers working to make in-person contact to get the man help.
EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:50 a.m. The suspect has parole conditions not to have any contact with the victim. The victim called police after finding the man inside her home. Officers make contact with the 40-year-old male suspect, but he never shows up to be interviewed. Probable cause develop to arrest the man for parole violation and domestic disorderly conduct.