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MPD Notable Calls 11/06/2019 to 11/07/2019

November 7, 2019 10:20 AM


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 11/06/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 11/07/2019, MPD received 447 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 

**Limited crash response from 6 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. due to road conditions/staffing. 

NORTH: Armed Robbery – 6:03 a.m.  Officers responded to PLS Check Cashing in the 2700 block of E. Washington Avenue for a report of an armed robbery.  Victim was in the parking lot when she reported that four male suspects approached her and ordered her to open the business.  The suspects proceeded to steal cash from the safe.  At least one of the suspect's was armed with a handgun.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

NORTH: Death Investigation – 6:06 a.m.  Officers responded to a North district residence for a deceased subject (33-year-old male).  The decedent had health/medical concerns.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 10:21 a.m.  Officers responded to the 3700 block of E. Washington Ave for a report of a subject walking back and forth without shoes looking dazed.  Contact was made with the subject/suspect (29-year-old male) who was discovered to have missed a temporary restraining order (TRO) hearing that was scheduled for earlier in the day.  The subject was initially taken into protective custody and Journey Mental Health was consulted.  No legal grounds for an emergency detention.  The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail for bail jumping and violation of a TRO. 

EAST: Traffic Incident – 10:38 a.m.  Officers responded to a crash on Stoughton Rd/Milwaukee St.  The driver reported hitting slush, and when she attempted to correct her direction of travel, the vehicle struck an exit sign/guardrail.  The driver and two occupants were transported to a local hospital with minor injuries.  The driver was cited for operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver's license. 

WEST: Death Investigation – 11:36 a.m.  Officers responded to a West district residence for a deceased subject (76-year-old female).  The decedent had health/medical concerns.  Medical Examiner's office notified. 

NORTH:  Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 3:46 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (16-year-old female).  Areas checked.  Attempt to locate aired.  K9 track completed.  **The juvenile returned home safe later in the day/evening. 

NORTH: Strong Armed Robbery – 5:43 p.m.  Officers responded to the Cash Store in the 1100 block of N. Sherman Ave for a report of a robbery.  A male suspect entered the business and demanded money.  No weapons was displayed but the suspect had a hand in his pocket as if he may have one.  The suspect fled with cash.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

MIDTOWN: Information/Threats Complaint – 6:11 p.m.  Officers met with a parent and their child after the child overheard an unknown adult make a vague threat.  Follow-up being conducted. 

NORTH: Missing Adult – 12:00 a.m.  Officers received a report of a missing adult (37-year-old male) with mental health concerns.  Attempt to locate aired.  Attempts to call the subject were unsuccessful.  The subject was entered as missing in the appropriate databases. 

WEST: Assist EMS/Fire – 12:31 a.m.  Officers responded to a West district residence for what was originally reported as a disturbance.  Contact was made with two subjects and confirmed that an argument had been taking place.  Probable cause was not developed to cite/charge/arrest.  Officers disengaged from the residence and returned when it was reported that one of the subjects (21-year-old male) had taken an unknown quantity of prescription medication in a possible overdose/suicide attempt.  MFD/EMS responded and the subject was not responsive (but had a pulse).  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment.    

CENTRAL: Detox Conveyance – 2:54 a.m.  Officers responded to a Central district residence to check the welfare of a subject (20-year-old female).  The subject was intoxicated and had attempted to self-harm herself.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital.  The subject was subsequently released from the hospital and conveyed to Detox. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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