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 07/20/2023 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/21/2023, MPD received 537 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 (95), East (109), Midtown (78), North (105), South (54), West (84), and Other (12). "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 1:13pm to 4:21pm and from 7:02pm to 9:00pm due to calls for service.
SOUTH: Check Person – 8:35 am. Dispatch received multiple calls about a woman who was naked in the roadway. Officers determined the woman had left the group home where she lived. She was returned to her residence.
EAST: Arson – 9:06 am. A man reported that an unknown suspect started the inside of his car on fire while it was parked on the street overnight. Investigation continuing.
WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 10:38 am. Officers located an 18-year-old male suspect who had probable cause for his arrest for a previous incident. The suspect was taken into custody after a brief foot pursuit.
MIDTOWN: Nonresidential Burglary – 10:47 am. The 24-year-old male suspect was seen stealing property from a construction site and fleeing in a vehicle. Shorewood Hills PD attempted a traffic stop on the suspect vehicle but the vehicle continued to flee. Madison officers assisted in stopping the vehicle and taking the suspect into custody. MPD developed probable cause to charge the suspect with theft, trespass and burglary.
EAST: Disturbance – 11:34 am. Officers responded to a residence where the 22-year-old female suspect stabbed a victim. The injury was not life-threatening. The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived. Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for 1st degree reckless endangerment.
NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 1:23 pm. Officers responded to a residence where the 20-year-old male suspect knocked the victim to the ground, struck her and stomped on her. Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct and battery. Suspect is at large.
MIDTOWN: Check Person – 4:14 pm. Officers responded to a residence for a juvenile with significant mental health issues whose behavior was out of control. Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health. The juvenile was voluntarily transported to a hospital.
WEST: Assist EMS/Fire – 5:17 pm. Officers and MFD paramedics responded to a residence for an unresponsive infant. Officers noted nothing suspicious on scene. MFD transported the infant to a hospital.
NORTH: Traffic Arrest – 5:32 pm. An officer conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle with no plates. The 41-year-old female driver had active probable cause and multiple warrants for her arrest. The suspect was newly charged with obstructing, possession of cocaine and possession of sched I controlled substance.
EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 5:52 pm. Officers made contact with a 52-year-old suspect who had warrants for his arrest. The suspect was newly charged with resisting/obstructing, identity theft and bail jumping.
CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 6:32 pm. Officers responded to a residence where the 43-year-old male suspect had active probable cause and multiple warrants for his arrest. The suspect was taken into custody without incident. The suspect was newly charged with domestic disorderly conduct.
SOUTH: OMVWI – 7:34 pm. The 17-year-old male suspect was seen driving approximately 120 mph on the beltline before crashing his vehicle at the Clarion Suites Hotel. The vehicle was determined to be stolen. The suspect was arrested and charged with OMVWOC, OWI 1st offense and driving without a valid license.
CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 9:15 pm. Two men were walking on E Washington Ave near S Baldwin St when they noticed the 37-year-old male suspect following them. The suspect then pulled out a knife when the two men confronted him. The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct while armed.
CENTRAL: Drug Incident/Investigation – 10:34 pm. An officer on routine patrol observed a gun under the seat of an unoccupied vehicle. A K9 gave a positive alert for the odor of illegal drugs. Two suspects (22- and 32-year-old males) were arrested on drug-related charges.
EAST: Weapons Offense – 11:36 pm. Staff at Burger King reported a customer at the drive-thru window pulled out a gun and pointed it towards employees. The employees walked away from the window and the suspect vehicle fled. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle. Investigation continuing.
CENTRAL: Disturbance – 1:36 am. Officers responded to a bar where the 31-year-old male suspect was kicked out for groping female patrons. The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and 4th degree sexual assault.