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City-Wide Notable Calls

City-Wide Notable Calls 05/11/2023 to 05/12/2023

May 12, 2023 9:00 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 05/11/2023 through 6:00 a.m. on 05/12/2023, MPD received 481 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 (116), East (85), Midtown (81), North (89), South (47), West (52), and Other (11). "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 7:32pm to 8:26pm due to calls for service.


NORTH: Death Investigation – 8:54 am.  Officers responded to a residence where a man found his 74-year-old mother deceased.  Nothing suspicious on scene.

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 9:14 am.  Officers responded to a nursing home where staff reported a 96-year-old resident was found deceased.  Nothing suspicious on scene.

CENTRAL: Disturbance/Theft – 10:37 am.  The victim reported that he was walking in the area of State St and Hawthorne Ct when the 27-year-old male suspect tried to grab a drink from his hand, causing the victim to fall.  The suspect later stole a camera from a coffee shop.  The suspect was arrested and charged with theft and disorderly conduct.

CENTRAL: Traffic Crash – 1:11 pm.  The 20-year-old female driver/suspect was executing an illegal U turn when she collided with a motorcycle.  The suspect was cited for mid-block U turn.

SOUTH: Battery – 3:07 pm.  Officers investigated a report of a fight between two 7th grade girls on a bus after school.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Retail Theft – 3:49 pm.  Officers responded to Target where the 58-year-old male suspect was seen concealing items.  The suspect was arrested for felony retail theft.

WEST: Weapons Offense Person w/ Gun – 4:03 pm.  A 33-year-old female suspect threw a can at a 30-year-old female suspect who responded by pistol whipping the other female.  The 33-year-old suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and obstructing.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the 30-year-old suspect for 2nd degree reckless endangering safety.  This suspect is at large.

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 6:38 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where a 54-year-old woman was found deceased, likely of a drug overdose.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 6:52 pm.  Officers responded to the Speedway gas station on Verona Rd where the 42-year-old male suspect confronted the victim over a traffic incident.  The suspect punched the victim in the face and then armed himself with a sword.  The victim wrestled the sword away from the suspect and gave it to an employee for safe keeping until police arrived.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, disorderly conduct while armed, battery and OWI 1st offense.

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 10:02 pm.  A father reported his daughter missing.  Officers located the juvenile and determined she was suicidal so she was transported to a hospital.

CENTRAL: Bar Check - 10:43 pm.  Officers conducted a bar check and cited 74 people for underage drinking.

CENTRAL: Threats Complaint – 10:50 pm.  Officers received a report of a suspect who was posting material on social media related to a school shooting.  Officers established probable cause to arrest the suspect for terrorist threats.  Madison officers coordinated with Middleton PD to effect the arrest of the suspect.

CENTRAL: Theft – 11:11 pm.  Officers on foot patrol in the 500 block of State St were alerted to a 28-year-old male suspect who was stealing from and groping people walking in the area.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct, theft, 4th degree sexual assault and bail jumping.


EAST: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 2:02 am.  Several callers to dispatch reported hearing shots fired at the Park and Ride.  Officers searched the area but did not find any fired shell casings, property damage or evidence of injured persons.

Posted by: Chief Barnes

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