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MPD Daily Significant Calls 08/30/2017 to 08/31/2017

August 31, 2017 10:34 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 08/30/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 08/31/2017, MPD received 454 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 

Certain calls have recurrent themes in terms of time and labor intensity.  For example, when individuals are taken for an evaluation due to a mental health issue or episodic break, MPD does an extensive collaboration with Journey Mental Health in determining the least restrictive option.  These are always two officer calls and can routinely last between 5-8 hours (or more).  Emergency Detention conveyances are taken to the Winnebago Mental Health Hospital in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  This is a five hour round-trip, including intake, that takes two officers out of our community and creates challenges for us as we attempt to service calls. 

1) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 5:06 a.m.  Officers responded to Evans Acres Road for a report of a suspect (34 year old MW) trespassing.  The suspect was contacted and found to have street and prescription drugs (not prescribed to him) in his possession.  Testing of the drug revealed a positive result for meth.  The suspect was arrested for possession of methamphetamine and possession of drugs without a prescription.   

2) EAST: Sexual Assault of a Child – 8:12 a.m. Officers responded to Golden Leaf Trail where the victim (15 year old WF) reported a sexual assault by a suspect (21-26 year old WM) she met on-line.  Investigation continuing.     

3) NORTH: Check Person – 10:51 a.m. Officers responded to the 2500 block of Calypso Road for a report that a subject (19 year old AAF) was overdosing live on social media.  Officers respond, make entry to the residence due to exigent circumstances and locate the subject in apparent medical distress.  MPD Officer administered Naloxone to the subject and she is transported to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Investigation continuing. 

4) WEST: Accident w/Injuries – 11:15 a.m.  Officers responded to the area of N. Whitney Way and Langlois Street for a vehicle crash.  The crash was determined to have been caused by a vehicle attempting to execute a lane change when they struck a vehicle.  Driver of suspect vehicle (24 year old MW) was uninjured and the two occupants of the victim vehicle were transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  The suspect was cited for unsafe lane deviation.  This specific area was closed for approximately 40 minutes while the scene was processed. 

5) EAST: Juvenile Arrest – 11:35 a.m.  Officers responded to the 2400 block of Atwood Avenue for a report of a juvenile suspect (14 year old MW) out of control. The suspect was physically aggressive and was throwing items.  The suspect was taken into custody for disorderly conduct.       

6) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 1:49 p.m.  Officers responded to the 500 block of State Street for a disturbance.  The victim (19 year old WF) and her boyfriend/suspect (23 year old WM) were involved in an altercation.  The suspect was arrested for domestic battery. 

7) SOUTH: Conveyance Alcohol (Detox) – 6:34 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital where a subject (43 year old WM) was refusing to leave despite being asked several times by security.  The subject was intoxicated and confrontational with security.  The subject was conveyed to detox.

8) NORTH: Accident w/Injuries – 7:41 p.m.  Officers responded to the 2000 block of N. Sherman Ave where a pedestrian (19 year old WM) was hit by a vehicle.  The pedestrian is determined to be intoxicated and uncooperative.  The pedestrian was ultimately cited for sudden pedestrian movement.  A family member of the pedestrian (55 year old WM) is also intoxicated and confronts the driver of the vehicle who struck his nephew/pedestrian.  This family member/suspect left the scene prior to the arrival of officers and it is believed that he may have stolen a wallet from the driver/vehicle.  Investigation continuing.      

9) SOUTH: Exposure – 7:42 p.m.  Officers responded to Edgewood Drive where a victim (19 year old WF) reported that an unknown male suspect exposed himself to her.  Investigation continuing. 

10) SOUTH: Accident w/Injuries – 8:47 p.m.  Officers responded to the area of S. Park Street and Badger Road where a pedestrian (55 year old MW) was struck by a vehicle.  The pedestrian did not use the crosswalk and was cited for sudden pedestrian movement into traffic. 

11) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 8:57 p.m.  Officers responded to the 5200 block of Picadilly Drive for a disturbance.  The victim (21 year old AAF) was physically assaulted by her boyfriend/suspect (18 year old AAM).  The suspect threatened the victim with a knife.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct while armed and battery.     

12) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 9:29 p.m.  An officer observed a suspect (51 year old AAM) who is currently being sought for criminal charges.  The suspect was driving a vehicle on N. Thompson Drive where he was stopped and arrested for various charges.

13) EAST: Weapons Offense – 10:30 p.m.  Officers responded to Nakoosa Trail after a caller reported observing a female subject walking with a gun in her hand.  Officers did not locate anything/anyone suspicious in the area.    

14) EAST: Attempted Homicide – 11:29 p.m.  Officers responded to Rethke Avenue after multiple callers reported hearing numerous gunshots.  Officers arrived and located a victim (37 year old WF) with multiple gunshot wounds.  The victim was transported to a local hospital.  Investigation continuing. 

15) SOUTH: Accident w/Injuries – 12:54 a.m.  Officers responded to the area of S. Park Street and Fish Hatchery Road where a vehicle had veered off the road and struck a light pole causing significant damage.  It was determined that the driver (32 year old AAM) had fallen asleep.  Driver and passenger transported to a local hospital for medical evaluations.  Driver was cited for a traffic offense.        


Update on call from 8/29 - WEST: Check Person – 3:24 p.m.  Officers responded to the 5800 block of Balsam Road after Dane County Human Services Crisis advised that they were receiving concerning messages from an individual.  Attempt to contact the subject (29 year old AAF) was made but a decision was to walk away.  Concerning messages continued and a decision was made, after hearing a baby crying, to enter the residence.  The subject was combative and ultimately detained.  Three young children (ages 1, 3 and 6) are inside the home which was found to be in deplorable condition.  The children are placed in emergency foster care and the subject is conveyed to a local hospital for medical/mental health evaluations.  ** Update - the subject was medically cleared from a local hospital and conveyed to Winnebago on 8/30 by two MPD officers


Posted by: Chief Koval

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