Notable Madison Police Calls (10-21-22 to 10-23-22)

by Safety Connection

A carjacking and several gun-related incidents occurred over the weekend, and MPD officers were on priority-only call status for more than EIGHTEEN hours between Friday and Sunday (according to MPD’s city-wide Notable Calls list). During that time they responded to 1,316 calls for service (not including 911 hang-ups and parking complaints). Here are just a few of the notable calls officers responded to between 6am Friday and 6am this morning (10/24). Note that this information is preliminary and subject to change as the investigations unfold.

Friday 10/21/22:

Weapons Offense dispatched 10:37am (South): The victim reported he was traveling on the on-ramp to the West Beltline Hwy from John Nolen Dr when an unidentified suspect passed him on the shoulder in a vehicle with no plates. The victim honked his horn and the suspect leaned out his window and pointed a gun at the victim before merging onto the Beltline at a high rate of speed. Investigation continuing.

Theft dispatched 7:15pm (South): The victim reported that the suspect, her 15-year-old son, stole her purse which contained two firearms. The suspect fled the residence in a vehicle with two other suspects (18-year-old male and 17-year-old female) who were later located and arrested for party to a crime theft. The 15-year-old suspect is at large.

Traffic Crash with Recovered Weapons dispatched 8:14pm (Midtown): The suspect (29-year-old male) crashed his car into a guard rail on the off-ramp from the Beltline to Whitney Way. An officer observed the suspect walk away from the crash carrying a bag which the suspect then discarded. Officers recovered the bag which contained a loaded handgun. The suspect was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon.

Domestic Disturbance dispatched at 9:29pm (East): Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (23-year-old female) was throwing rocks at the victim’s windows and yelling. The suspect fled the scene before officers arrived. Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct.

Sat 10/22/22:

Shots Fired dispatched at 2:58am (East): Officers responded to a residence where there was damage from shots fired. No one in the apartment was injured. Officers believed this may be related to a burglary at a nearby residence earlier in the night. Investigation continuing.

Stolen Auto dispatched at 8:11am (North): The suspect (38-year-old female) drove off with a vehicle whose owner did not give her permission to drive it. Officers located the vehicle unoccupied and the suspect hiding nearby. The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without consent and resist/obstruct.

Damage to Property dispatched at 9:27am (Central): Officers responded to the area of E Main St and S Butler St for a report of a suspect damaging cars. Investigation continuing.

Carjacking dispatched at 12:36pm (Midtown): The first victim reported he was stopped in his vehicle at John Nolen Dr and Rimrock Rd when an unidentified suspect pulled the victim forcibly from his car and fled the scene westbound on the beltline. A second victim reported a suspect had entered their vehicle at the Capitol Petro. The first victim’s car was recovered at the Capitol Petro. A third victim reported someone had attempted to enter their car but was unsuccessful. Investigation continuing. *A 30-year-old male suspect was arrested. The Town of Madison PD has the lead on this investigation.

Adult Arrested Person dispatched at 9:38pm (Central): Officers made contact with a 23-year-old male suspect in a no trespassing area. Investigation yielded open intoxicants, marijuana and a handgun. The suspect was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, trespassing and issued a citation for open intoxicants.

Sun 10/23/22:

Aggravated Assault/Substantial Battery dispatched at 12:24am (East): A victim reported being physically assaulted by an unknown male suspect. Victim sustained a broken nose. Investigation continuing.

Shots fired/Injury dispatched at 2:17am (East): Officers responded to reports of shots fired from a vehicle. A 22-year-old victim was shot in the hand. Victim vehicle had numerous bullet holes in it. Investigation continuing.

Disturbance/Vehicle Fire dispatched at 3:34am (East): Officers responded to a vehicle fully engulfed in flames. Officers determined a disturbance had occurred between two subjects. Investigation continuing.

Weapons Violation/Shots fired dispatched at 12:56pm (West): A suspect in a vehicle fired numerous rounds at another subject. Investigation continuing.

Damage to Property dispatched at 3:48pm (Central): Officers responded to a residence where damage was done to a window believed to have been from a firearm. No injuries sustained. No evidence of a bullet located. Unknown what caused the damage at this time.

Stolen Auto/Vehicle Fire dispatched at 8:23pm (East): A stolen vehicle from Chicago was located fully engulfed on the side of the road. Vehicle towed.

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