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MPD Notable Calls 08/11/2020 to 08/12/2020

August 12, 2020 8:40 AM

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The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what they were being told, in the moment. In many instances, facts and circumstances, even the type of crime listed, can change as officers, detectives and investigators continue their work.

From 6:00 a.m. on 08/11/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/12/2020, MPD received 434 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 (64), East (89), Midtown (75), North (71), South (46), West (64), and Other (25).  "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.  

 

08/11

Priority calls only from 11:18 a.m. to 4:43 p.m. due to calls for service.

Priority calls only from 8:02 p.m. to 11:20 p.m. due to calls for service.

NORTH: Disturbance – 4:55 a.m.  Officers responded to the Econo Lodge on E. Washington Ave for a suspect (35-year-old female) causing ongoing problems/disruptions.  Drug paraphernalia was located in the suspect's room.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct, possession of drug paraphernalia and bail jumping (6 counts).    

CITY-WIDE: Assist Law Enforcement – 5:46 a.m.  Dane County Sheriff's Office responded to a stolen vehicle being tracked.  The vehicle came through downtown and the South district.  MPD responded to assist.  The vehicle was ultimately located/recovered unoccupied on Skyview Place. Owner notified.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 8:24 a.m.  Officers responded to N. Stoughton Rd/Milwaukee St for multiple reports of shots fired between moving vehicles.  No evidence of shots fired located at this time.  No injuries or property damage reported.  Involved vehicles not located.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 8:53 a.m.  Officers responded to Spring St/N. Orchard St to check the welfare of a subject.  The subject was contacted and taken into protective custody.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted and an emergency detention was supported.  Transport to Winnebago pending. 

MIDTOWN: Crash with Injuries – 9:41 a.m.  Officers responded to a head-on crash on Glenway St/Mineral Point Rd.  The suspect vehicle was reported/confirmed to be stolen.  The occupant(s) in the stolen vehicle fled the scene but one subject/suspect (13-year-old male) did not make it far due to a broken ankle.  The juvenile stated he was a passenger in the suspect vehicle and he denied knowing who else was in the vehicle with him.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Check Person – 11:09 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject.  Journey Mental Health consulted and an emergency detention was approved.  Subject at a local hospital and awaiting final transport. 

EAST: Weapons Offense – 11:45 a.m.  Officers responded to E. Washington Ave/Lexington Ave for a subject shot.  The subject/victim (11-year-old) was conveyed to a local hospital with life threatening injuries.  The incident involved two vehicles shooting at one another on E. Washington Ave.  A residence and an uninvolved vehicle was also struck by gunfire.  Several scenes have been identified.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.   Press conference conducted. 

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 1:37 p.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a subject with a history of mental health issues.  The subject reportedly made several threatening statements to harm/kill people.  The subject was contacted and taken into protective custody.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation and ultimately to Winnebago. 

EAST: Disturbance – 2:17 p.m.  Officers responded to a suspect (41-year-old male) being disruptive on a bus.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct and a parole violation.

MIDTOWN: Crash – 7:54 p.m.  A vehicle/driver struck a marked squad on the Beltline that was conducting a traffic stop.  The vehicle rolled over and collided with another vehicle.  No injuries.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Battery – 9:17 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 35-year-old male suspect.  The suspect punched a victim in the face.  The victim sustained a chipped tooth and broke his clavicle.  The suspect was arrested/charged with substantial battery, disorderly conduct and operating a motor vehicle without consent. 

NORTH: Disturbance – 9:44 p.m.  Officers responded to a convenience store on Northport Dr for a disturbance involving two suspects (26-year-old male and 32-year-old male).  The 32-year-old suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct, domestic disorderly conduct, domestic battery and a probation violation.  The 26-year-old suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct and discharging fluids at law enforcement. 

SOUTH: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 11:39 p.m.  A stolen vehicle was recovered unoccupied in the lot of the Boys and Girls Club on Taft St.  Owner notified.  Vehicle towed.

08/12

Priority calls only from 1:01 a.m. to 1:57 a.m. due to calls for service.  

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 12:06 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between juvenile siblings at a residence.  No criminal charges substantiated.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Safety plan established for the evening.  Officers disengaged.

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 12:36 a.m.  Officers observed a suspect (24-year-old male) shoving another person on State/Broom.  The suspect was detained and a loaded gun was found on his person.  The suspect was found to have been drinking.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct (2 counts), carrying a handgun where alcohol beverages are sold/consumed and trespassing.  The gun was taken as evidence. 

EAST: Stolen Vehicle – 12:39 a.m.  A stolen vehicle, pursued by another law enforcement agency, entered the City.  MPD assisted with placing spike strips on the roadway.  The vehicle was located unoccupied in the median at E. Washington Ave/Portage.  MPD assisted with a perimeter and a K9 track.  Suspect(s) not located.  A stolen handgun was found in the vehicle.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 3:36 a.m.  Officers heard shots fired at the Beltline/Seminole Hwy.  MFD reported seeing two vehicles in the area.  No injuries or property damage reported.  No evidence of shots fired located at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

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