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MPD Daily Significant Calls 09/28/2017 to 09/29/2017

September 29, 2017 10:53 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 09/28/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 09/29/2017, MPD received 450 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) WEST: Check Person – 7:45 a.m.  Officers responded to Rennebohm Park regarding a subject (33 year old WM) parked inappropriately and behaving oddly to others around him.  The subject was determined to have some mental health concerns but ultimately he was assessed and released. 

2) WEST: Check Person – 8:21 a.m.  Officers responded to the 700 block of Hilldale Way for a subject (30 year old WF) who made some concerning statements and then began to damage property and act out.  The subject was transported to a local hospital and an emergency detention is pending. 

3) EAST: Traffic Incident – 9:52 a.m.  Officers responded to a traffic crash on Hwy 12 near Stoughton Road where a driver (26 year old WF) was observed in her vehicle veering across three lanes of traffic and rolling over. The driver ultimately succumbed to her injuries. Investigation continuing. 

4) EAST: Arson – 10:30 a.m.  A subject (33 year old WM) went to the East District and confessed to lighting a shed on fire so that he would be arrested and returned to prison.  Investigation continuing.

5) SOUTH: Conveyance - 10:27 a.m.  A subject (47 year old WF) in the area of Waunona Woods Ct was having suicidal thoughts and threatening to run into traffic, and had a previous history of overdosing.  She was conveyed to a local hospital where an emergency detention was supported.  She was transported to Winnebago Mental Health Institute. A 2nd detail officer relieved the primary officer at 2:30pm, the subject was medically cleared at 5:30pm, and then transported to Winnebago.

6) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 10:52 a.m.  Officers responded to Dustin Lane and arrested a suspect (20 year old WM) who was threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend/victim (19 year old WF) and her family.

7) WEST: Traffic Accident - 1:32 p.m. A vehicle westbound on Mineral Point Rd attempted to make a left turn onto southbound Whitney Way and struck another vehicle that was eastbound on Mineral Point RD.  This caused the vehicle to cross three lanes of traffic and take out the traffic signal and control box.  The traffic signals were out for several hours and traffic direction was handled by officers.

8) EAST: Sexual Assault - 4:18 p.m. The victim (17 year old AAF), a student at East High School, reported to the Educational Resource Officer (ERO) that she was sexually assaulted two years ago at a male's apartment at an unknown address on the east side of Madison.  She indicated the suspect was an AAM, approximately 25 years old at the time, and he gave her drugs that made her go in and out of consciousness.  The victim said she recalled waking up and he was sexually assaulting.  The victim recently saw the suspect in a local music video which brought this back up for her. Investigation continuing.

9) EAST: Significant Exposure - 7:43 p.m. A citizen turned over a heroin kit they had located in the 300 block of Clyde Gallagher Ave to the neighborhood officer.  While handling the kit, the officer sustained a needle stick and was taken to the hospital, where it was deemed a significant exposure. 

10) SOUTH: Overdose - 8:31p.m. Officers responded to a subject (26 year old WM) down in the bathroom of a local business in the 2400 block of Park St.  MFD arrived and determined the subject in pulseless and non-breathing (PNB).  Naloxone was administered and the subject was revived.  The subject was transported to a local hospital, where he admitted ingesting heroin.  A small amount of the substance was located at the scene.  The subject was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

11) NORTH: Missing Juvenile/Runaway - 8:54 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a disturbance where a group of people were arguing and trying to restrain an individual.  As officers arrived, it was determined that a guardian of a runaway juvenile (12 year old AAM) had located the juvenile and was trying to get him to come home, but he refused.  A third party attempted to force the runaway into the car to return home with the guardian, unsuccessfully, hence the disturbance.  Officers were able to calm the situation and the juvenile was transported to a local shelter for runaways.

12) WEST: Robbery Armed - 8:59 p.m.  A male suspect entered the Dollar Store at 7475 Mineral Point Rd, pointed a gun at the employees, and demanded money. The suspect was described as wearing dark clothes and a dark, scarf-like mask, and fled in an unknown direction. No injuries were reported. A K9 was called to the scene to assist and an investigator consulted.  Video evidence was also reviewed. Investigation continuing.

13) NORTH: Missing Juvenile Runaway - 12:07 a.m. A concerned parent called stating their daughter (15 year old HF) sneaked out of the house at night without consent, and the parents were worried about her and her behavior.  Responding officers checked the area, spoke with the parents, and listed her as missing. The ERO at the subject's school will be notified as well.

14) CENTRAL: Trespass - 3:51 a.m. The owner of the construction site received a text message indicating motion detector activation.  On the camera, the owner saw two individuals (both 26 year old WM) inside.  Officers responded and located two individuals inside the construction site, who claimed they were there to meet a friend, and stood by their story when confronted that it was obvious that no one lived in the construction site.  Both were positively ID, cited for trespass, and released.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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