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MPD Notable Calls 11/07/2019 to 11/08/2019

November 8, 2019 8:52 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 11/07/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 11/08/2019, MPD received 446 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 

WEST: Check Person – 7:42 a.m.  Officers responded to a West district neighborhood to check the welfare of a subject (33-year-old female) knocking on doors and appearing confused.  The subject was contacted, taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation. 

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 8:19 a.m.  A traffic stop was conducted in the area of Stoughton Rd and E. Washington for a vehicle traveling at an excessive speed and weaving in and out of traffic.  Contact was made with the driver/suspect (35-year-old male) and passenger/suspect (43-year-old female).  A BB gun was located and recovered from the vehicle.  The driver/suspect was cited for reckless driving and operating a motor vehicle with a suspended driver's license.  The passenger/suspect lied about her identity and was ultimately determined to have an outstanding warrant, for which she was arrested and conveyed to jail. 

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 10:02 a.m.  Officers were initially dispatched to a reckless driver on the beltline.  The call was updated that a male subject was waving a gun around.  Officers located the three subjects involved.  Two of the suspects (39-year-old male and 18-year-old male) were driving in one vehicle while the third suspect (33-year-old male) was in a second vehicle.  The two vehicles/three suspects were engaged in a "road rage" situation.  The 33-year-old male flashed his gun and all three suspects confronted each other.  The three suspects were all arrested for various charges. 

MIDTOWN: Check Person/Protective Custody Commitment – 1:04 pm.  Officers responded to a local hospital for a subject (39-year-old female) whose family had taken her to the hospital for voluntary mental health treatment.  The subject became disruptive and uncooperative in the emergency room.  The subject was eventually admitted to the hospital and officers disengaged.

CENTRAL: OMVWI Arrest – 1:37 pm.  The suspect driver (34-year-old male) fell asleep while heading outbound in the 1000 block of Williamson St.  The suspect vehicle sideswiped several vehicles before colliding head-on with the victim vehicle.  The victim in the head-on collision was transported to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.  The suspect was arrested and charged with injury by intoxicated use of vehicle and taken to jail.

NORTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 3:10 pm.  A school principal contacted the school resource officer about a student who was possibly suicidal.  The student was conveyed to a local hospital.  An MPD mental health officer was on scene to assist.  A safety plan was set up for the student who was released from the hospital and sent home.

CENTRAL: Check Person/Mental Health Conveyance – 5:02 pm.  Officers were dispatched to a residence for an out-of-control 10-year-old with mental health concerns.  The juvenile was conveyed to a local hospital where he was left in the care of hospital staff.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 9:24 pm.  The suspect (37-year-old male) and victim were arguing at their residence when the suspect picked up a bat but did not threaten the victim with it.  The suspect walked out to put the bat in his car and the victim followed him.  The victim was standing behind the suspect's vehicle as he began to back out very slowly.  The victim was lightly struck by the vehicle but was not injured.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct, intimidation of victim, 2nd degree reckless endangering safety and bail jumping.

MIDTOWN: Missing Adult – 9:33 pm.  A subject (26-year-old male) with mental health concerns was reported missing from a local hospital.  The subject was not appropriately dressed for the weather, had no money and no phone, and had limited communication skills.  Officers checked the area and did not locate the subject.  An ATL was aired and the subject was listed as missing.

MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 9:59 pm.  Loss prevention officers at Target Hilldale reported observing the suspect (32-year-old male) in the store possibly in possession of a knife.  Officers responded and found a knife in the suspect's pocket.  The suspect was arrested for a probation violation.

CENTRAL: Check Person/Mental Health Conveyance – 12:00 midnight.  A witness reported a subject (22-year-old female) in the 300 block of N Hamilton St yelling about killing herself and approaching random people, attempting to kiss them.  Officers located the subject and placed her in protective custody.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where she calmed down and was eventually released with a safety plan.

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 12:15 am.  A caller reported hearing yelling and the sound of shots fired in the area of N Pinckney St and E Johnson St.  Officers responded to the area but did not locate any evidence of shots fired or damage to property.

MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 1:09 am.  An officer heard shots fired in the area of Whitney Way and the eastbound beltline.  Officers checked the area and did not locate any evidence of shots fired or damage to property.

CENTRAL: Mental Health Conveyance – 2:14 am.  A caller reported his roommate was suffering from mental health issues.  Officers contacted the subject (20-year-old male) who requested transport to a local hospital.  The subject was left in the care of hospital staff.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 4:02 am.  Staff at the Central WI Center reported discovering a patient deceased apparently of natural causes in his room.  The patient suffered from a variety of medical issues.  Medical examiner notified.


Posted by: Chief Wahl

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