Notable Madison Police Calls: 10/28-10/30

by Safety Connection

October 31, 2022

Three people were hospitalized after a shooting incident on Milwaukee Street on Saturday, and another shots fired incident was reported near Tenney Park. And with the days getting shorter, property crimes are starting to increase. Please set a nightly lock-up routine and remove valuables, keys and remotes from your vehicle(s), and please never leave a gun in your vehicle!

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Friday October 28, 2022

Stolen Autos dispatched at 7:54am (West): The victim reported two vehicles in his garage were stolen overnight. Attempt to located aired. The vehicles were listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.

Traffic Crash dispatched at 9:16am (Midtown): Officers responded to the intersection of Odana Rd and S Midvale Blvd where two vehicles collided. A witness stated the suspect vehicle ran a red light. Investigation continuing.

Stolen Auto/Residential Burglary dispatched at 1:38pm (West): The victim reported her car was stolen from her garage sometime overnight. Attempt to located aired. The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.

Disorderly Conduct dispatched at 5:09pm (West): Officers responded to a business where the suspect (57-year-old female) filled two bags with merchandise. The manager asked the suspect to put the items back. The suspect pulled out a knife and threatened to harm the manager. The suspect was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of cocaine and disorderly conduct while armed.

Disturbance dispatched at 7:55pm (Midtown): Police responded to a residence where the suspect (12-year-old male) had tried to kick in the door to an apartment. The suspect was cited and released. A few minutes later a resident of the building began yelling that the suspect had locked him out of the building. The suspect was subsequently arrested for disorderly conduct and conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center.

Traffic Crash dispatched at 8:44pm (West): A vehicle was traveling south on Gammon Rd near Watts Rd when 4 to 5 subjects ran across Gammon Rd. One of the subjects running across the road, a juvenile, was struck by the vehicle and was transported to the hospital for minor injuries. The driver remained on scene and was cooperative. Investigation continuing.

Disturbance dispatched at 9:03pm (Midtown): The victim reported that the suspect (29-year-old male) threatened to shoot her and then attempted to break into her apartment. The suspect damaged a window but was unsuccessful in making entry to the residence. Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct, damage to property and unlawful use of communication devices. Suspect is at large.

Stolen Auto dispatched at 9:13pm (East): A victim reported his vehicle was stolen. The vehicle was later located and officers contacted two suspects (19- and 24-year-old females), one of whom admitted to driving the vehicle. The 19-year-old suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without consent and possession of paraphernalia. The 24-year-old suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without consent (passenger).

Intoxicated Driver at 9:46pm (East): An officer observed a vehicle positioned oddly with subjects running from it. Officers contacted the suspect (17-year-old female), who admitted to driving through the mall parking lot where she hit a light pole. The suspect admitted to smoking marijuana. The suspect performed poorly on field sobriety tests and was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense).

Saturday October 29, 2022

Shots Fired dispatched at 12:54am (Central): Officers responded to the area of Tenney Park for reports of shots fired. Officers located one spent shell casing. There were no reports of injured persons or damaged property. Investigation continuing.

Shots Fired dispatched at 3:27am (East): Officers responded to the 4600 block of Milwaukee St for reports of shots fired. Three people were hospitalized and police are still investigating. You can hear shots being fired on a Ring video in this news story.

Residential Burglary dispatched at 6:34am (West): The victim reported an unidentified suspect entered his home through the open garage door, took the keys to a vehicle and then stole the vehicle. Attempt to locate aired. The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.

Disturbance dispatched at 10:29am (West): Dispatch received multiple calls from witnesses at Woodman’s grocery store reporting they observed an unidentified suspect beating a victim in the parking lot and breaking her car window. The suspect fled the scene. The victim was not cooperative with police.

Disturbance dispatched at 2:11pm (Midtown): Officers responded to a report of a fight in progress with a possible gun involved. A 39-year-old male and 41-year-old male were arrested for disorderly conduct.

Arrested Person at 7:25pm (West): A 37-year-old male suspect was arrested for theft of firearm from a vehicle.

Halloween on State Street Update from Madison Police: While there was not a recognized special event in the City of Madison to celebrate Halloween, the Madison Police Department took extra precautions to ensure a safe and orderly Halloween weekend. MPD, in conjunction with our partners at the Madison Fire Department, provided an increased public safety presence in and around the downtown Madison area. Thousands of costume-clad citizens took to the streets to enjoy the vibrant entertainment zone, and fortunately there was a minimal number of issue that necessitated a police response.

MPD did make arrests in cases that involved unruly persons, fights, and significant disturbances. Preliminary numbers from the MPD Incident Command Post are that 20 individuals were arrested or cited during Saturday evening and into early Sunday morning. These figures represent arrests and citations that were in the downtown area, where the Freakfest event traditionally was held in past years. There are additional cases that began in this timeframe that will necessitate further police follow-up. There may be additional arrests resulting from conduct that occurred during this time.

Sunday October 30, 2022

Stolen Dog dispatched at 2:30am (Central): A service dog (yellow lab named Bentley) was taken from the 200 block of Wisconsin Avenue. Bentley was located safe later on 10/30.

Residential Burglary dispatched at 9:41am (Central): Officers responded to a residential burglary that occurred overnight. Items reported missing/stolen. Investigation continuing.

Intoxicated Driver dispatched at 11:24pm (Central): Officers responded to a report of a reckless driver. A traffic stop was conducted and the driver/suspect (28-year-old male) was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense with a passenger under the age of 16).

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