Notable Madison Police Calls: 1/13-1/17

by Safety Connection

January 17, 2023

Madison Police responded to 1,203 calls for service over the holiday weekend (not counting 911 hang-ups and parking complaints). Here are just a handful of notable calls.

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Fri 1/13

WEST: Weapons Offense – 12:29 p.m. Officers responded to Wendy’s for a 30-year-old male suspect who pulled a gun from his waistband when he became upset about his food order. The suspect was located traveling eastbound on the Beltline and a traffic stop was conducted. The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct while armed.

WEST: Death Investigation – 9:48 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a pulseless non-breathing subject (infant). Lifesaving measures attempted but not successful. Investigation continuing.

Sat 1/14:

WEST: Mental Health Response – 9:14 a.m. Officers responded to a local facility for a patient who was destroying property and threatening staff. Journey Mental Health plugged in. Final outcome pending. **Subject conveyed to Winnebago.

NORTH: Recovered/Stolen Auto – 11:21 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle and determined that it had been stolen (but not yet reported to the police). Investigation continuing.

Mon 1/16:

EAST: Non-Residential Burglary – 8:19 a.m. Officers responded to a business for a burglary report. Entry was forced to the business and items were reported missing/stolen.

MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 9:30 a.m. A victim reported an unknown suspect(s) entered her apartment through an unlocked window and stole two TVs.

EAST: Assist MFD – 9:30 a.m. Officers responded, along with MFD, to a report of a fire at a business. Store evacuated. Fire contained. Nothing suspicious identified. (The Madison Fire Dept released an incident report stating “An employee at an east side retailer noticed smoke coming from a trash compactor chute Monday morning, approximately a half-hour after tossing a few bags of trash into the chute. Upon opening the door to the compactor, the employee discovered flames inside. He discharged multiple fire extinguishers in an attempt to put out the fire, but his efforts were unsuccessful. Firefighters received the 911 dispatch at 9:29 a.m. and responded to the 2452 East Springs Drive. All occupants safely evacuated the building prior to firefighters’ arrival…The exact cause of the fire could not be determined. Investigators and store employees could not rule out the possibility that a lithium ion battery may have been discarded and placed inside the compactor.”

MIDTOWN: Check Area – 5:51 p.m. Officers responded to multiple reports of shots fired. Areas checked. No evidence of shots fired located. A resident of Orchard Ridge, who was out walking at the time of this incident, reported on Nextdoor that she heard what sounded like 4 gunshots.

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 8:23 p.m. Officers responded to reports of shots fired. No reported injuries or property damage. A casing was located. Investigation continuing.

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