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 10/17/2022 through 6:00 a.m. on 10/18/2022, MPD received 400 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 (58), East (69), Midtown (84), North (68), South (37), West (68), and Other (16). "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.
MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 3:00 am. During an argument, the suspect (55-year-old male) grabbed the first victim by the neck and threatened to kill her while holding a knife. The victim freed herself and the suspect then barricaded himself in a room with the second victim, who he hit with a broom stick and threatened to kill. The suspect punched holes in the bedroom door. Officers responded and arrested the suspect for domestic battery, domestic disorderly conduct while armed, disorderly conduct while armed and battery while armed, and multiple counts of bail jumping. (This was a late call that did not make the previous 24-hour cycle.)
NORTH: Check Property – 7:03 am. Officers responded to a residence where a subject reported hearing a loud banging sound at the rear of her home. The subject found the back door wide open but did not see anyone on the property. There was no damage and nothing stolen.
MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 12:18 pm. Officers and Madison Fire EMS responded to a residence for a subject who was not feeling well. The subject was not breathing and pulseless when EMS arrived. Life saving measures were unsuccessful. Nothing suspicious on scene.
WEST: Stolen Auto – 2:29 pm. The victim reported someone stole her vehicle from her residence. The vehicle was listed as stolen and an ATL was aired. The vehicle was later located unoccupied in the 5900 block of Riva Rd.
EAST: Sexual Assault – 2:43 pm. Officers contacted a subject who wished to provide information related to a sexual assault that occurred this past summer. Investigation continuing.
CENTRAL: Theft – 3:15 pm. Officers responded to a business in the 400 block of W Gilman St where the suspect (61-year-old male) stole multiple electronic devices. Officers located the suspect and arrested him for felony theft and multiple counts of bail jumping.
WEST: Aggravated Battery – 3:39 pm. Officers responded to a hospital where an elderly victim had sustained severe burns and other injuries under suspicious circumstances. Hospital staff reported the injuries were potentially fatal. Investigation continuing.
NORTH: Theft from Auto – 5:25 pm. The victim reported his firearm was stolen from his vehicle while it was parked overnight in the lot at the DoubleTree. The firearm was listed as stolen.
EAST: Sexual Assault – 8:04 pm. A victim reported a known suspect strangled her and sexually assaulted her. Investigation continuing.
WEST: Residential Burglary – 10:25 pm. Officers responded to an underground parking garage at an apartment complex for a burglary in progress. Officers discovered four juveniles exiting the garage, one of whom was armed with a facsimile firearm. One 13-year-old male and three 14-year-old males were arrested on charges including but not limited to burglary, attempted OMVWOC, and resisting.
WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:29 am. Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (39-year-old female) threw the victim's belongings out of the apartment and into the hallway, and was screaming at him. The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct.
NORTH: Stolen Auto – 2:02 am. The victim reported that a known suspect stole her vehicle title, wallet and vehicle. Investigation continuing.
CENTRAL: Violation of Court Order/Domestic Disturbance – 2:40 am. The victim reported she received harassing and threatening emails from the suspect (38-year-old male). Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for violation of a no contact provision and intimidation of a victim. Suspect is at large.
WEST: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 2:47 am. Officers responded to the 1000 block of Hathaway Dr for multiple reports of shots fired. Officers located spent shell casings but observed no property damage. No reports of injured persons. Incident report completed on MPD website.