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City-Wide Notable Calls

City-Wide Notable Calls 05/04/2023 to 05/05/2023

May 5, 2023 8:23 AM

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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 05/04/2023 through 6:00 a.m. on 05/05/2023, MPD received 433 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 (77), East (90), Midtown (77), North (76), South (45), West (62), and Other (6). "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 12:17pm to 2:07pm, 3:38pm to 5:43pm, 7:20pm to 8:10pm, and from 12:24am to 4:44am due to calls for service.


EAST: Death Investigation – 7:19 am.  A man arrived at a UW Health clinic with a 19-year-old woman in his car who was not breathing and had no pulse.  The decedent had a history of drug use and died of an apparent overdose.  Nothing suspicious on scene.

NORTH: Traffic Crash – 7:58 am.  The 31-year-old male suspect driver was seen operating his vehicle recklessly in the area of Madison College.  The suspect attempted to pass a vehicle on the right and struck the curb, causing the car to roll.  The suspect was cited for failure to control vehicle.

EAST: Death Investigation – 11:56 am.  Staff at Motel 6 discovered a 24-year-old man deceased in his room of an apparent drug overdose.  Nothing suspicious on scene.

NORTH: Weapons Offense Person w/ Gun – 12:18 pm.  Officers responded to East High School and made contact with a student who was in possession of an airsoft rifle.  Officers consulted with the school principal and determined the issue would be handled internally.  The gun was confiscated for destruction.

CENTRAL: Information – 3:19 pm.  Officers assisted UW PD with traffic control during a UW student protest/march in the State St/Lake St/University Ave area.

CENTRAL: Battery – 4:09 pm.  Officers responded to the Beacon where the victim reported an unidentified male suspect attacked him.  Officers developed probable cause to charge the suspect with substantial battery once he is located and identified.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Assist Police – 4:53 pm.  Madison officers assisted Monona PD with a traffic crash on the beltline near Stoughton Rd involving multiple vehicles.  Monona PD has the lead on the crash investigation.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 5:10 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where during an argument, the 38-year-old male suspect shoved the first victim and threatened her, and yelled at a second victim who intervened to defend the first.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct, battery, eluding and felony bail jumping.  

WEST: Stolen Auto – 8:46 pm.  The victim reported her car was stolen from the West Towne Mall parking lot.  An ATL was aired and the vehicle was listed as stolen.


MIDTOWN: Homicide – 12:15 am.  Officers responded to the Badger Tavern where a victim was shot in the parking lot.  The 23-year-old male suspect was arrested on scene.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 2:39 am.  Officers responded to the 600 block of N Frances St where two suspects (22- and 23-year-old males) were yelling racial slurs at a male passerby.  The suspects were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct with a hate crime enhancer.


Posted by: Chief Barnes

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