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MPD Daily Significant Calls 09/09/2017 to 09/10/2017

September 10, 2017 8:59 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 09/09/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 09/10/2017, MPD received ­­­­465 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials.

1) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person - 4:09 a.m.  Officers responded to a building under construction in the 400 block of Division St on a caller report of a subject on premises illegally.  The caller reported observing remotely a male suspect in winter hat and dark colored clothing, inside the building. Officers established a perimeter and contacted the suspect (53 year old AAM) as he was attempting to leave.  The suspect was not in possession of stolen property.  The suspect was arrested without incident, charged with Entry into Construction Site, and taken to jail.

2) WEST: Check Welfare - 6:45 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence in the 2800 block of Ridge Rd reference a secondhand report of a possible suicidal subject at this address.  The caller was alerted to the situation through a Facebook post by the subject.  Officers responded to the known address and found the residence locked and no response. Officers forced entry to the residence and located a subject (40 year old WF) inside in a semi-conscious state.  Evidence at the scene indicated a possible overdose of prescription medication.  Subject transported to a local hospital by EMS for treatment.  Subject admitted to hospital in serious condition.  Journey/Crisis Mental Health notified.?

3) SOUTH: Weapons Offense/Shots Fired - 8:30 a.m.  Officers responded to the area of 2900 Todd Dr reference a caller report of possible gunshots heard in the area.  The caller and her roommate reported being awakened at approximately 8:15 a.m. by the sound of gunfire.  Gunshots believed to have originated near Todd Dr/ McDivitt Rd.  Caller reported hearing 5-6 gunshots, and nothing else.  Area was checked and nothing located.

4) WEST: Adult Arrested Person - 3:34 p.m.  A West officer contacted a suspect wanted by an East officer for Retail Theft and five counts of felony bail jumping.  Suspect was located in the 1300 block of Prairie Rd and arrested without incident.

5) SOUTH: Weapons Offense/Shots Fired - 4:20 p.m.  Multiple callers reported shots fired in the area of 2800 block Ashford Ln.  Officers locate several casings and identify areas where there was property damage from the gunfire.  Several callers reported multiple descriptions of people in the area at the time of the gunfire.  Most descriptions report 4 to 6 AAMs in their 20s as the involved parties who were exchanging gunfire with one another.  Three officers were kept in the area on a VPI (Violence Prevention Initiative) for the duration of the shift.  VCU (Violent Crimes Unit) will be assigned for follow-up on this incident. 

6) WEST: Death Investigation - 5:32 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to an obvious death on Lucia Crest. The caller (a nurse) was reporting that her grandfather (86 year old WM) passed away and was beyond assistance.  All indications point to natural causes.  Medical Examiner's Office notified.

7) CENTRAL: Disturbance - 6:20 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to a disturbance where the suspect (26 year old WM) reportedly "head butted" a bouncer at a bar in the 600 block of University Ave.  Two citizens held the suspect down until police arrive.  The suspect was cited for Disorderly Conduct and taken to jail for a probation violation.

8) NORTH: Weapons Offense – 10:28 p.m.  Officers were called to the area of the 3500 block of East Washington Ave for a report of possible shots fired.  The caller thought she heard six gunshots and cars speeding away from the area. Officers checked the area but no injured persons or property damage was located at this time. 

9) CENTRAL: Check Auto/Person – 12:12 a.m.  An officer made a traffic stop on a vehicle for speeding which was displaying temporary Wisconsin plates.  A record check of the VIN ID number showed it was a stolen vehicle out of Madison.  The driver was taken into custody for Operating a Motor Vehicle without Owner's Consent.  The vehicle was towed as the owner could not be reached.  It was later learned the vehicle was improperly listed as stolen and no charges will be forthcoming. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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