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Veterans Day and MPD Notable Calls 11/08/2019 to 11/10/2019

November 11, 2019 9:52 AM

Today is Veterans Day, an opportunity for all of us to express our gratitude to the men and women who serve – and who have served – in the Armed Forces.  Our veterans served the nation honorably, often under remarkably dangerous and challenging circumstances.  We all benefit from their sacrifice...indeed, the safety and security we enjoy as a nation would not be possible without the dedication of those who have served in the military.  I am particularly proud of the many MPD employees, past and present, who have served (and who continue to serve).  Please take a moment to reflect on the commitment our veterans have demonstrated and join me in expressing heartfelt appreciation to them.

Veterans Day

 

The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to (Friday-Sunday) 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 11/08/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 11/10/2019, MPD received 1,249 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 

 

11/08

NORTH: Residential Burglary – 6:51 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence on School Road for a report of a residential burglary.  A suspect (17-year-old male) entered the home, took items and fled on foot.  The suspect was located/identified by officers and arrested for burglary and bail jumping.  The suspect is currently out of jail on court-ordered electronic monitoring and is facing numerous charges to include theft, burglary, hit-and-run and operating a motor vehicle without consent.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.   

CENTRAL: Information/Sexual Assault – 8:26 a.m.  Officers met with a victim (female) who reported being inappropriately contacted/touched by a male subject in October.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Theft – 2:00 p.m.  Officers responded to Woof's bar on King St for a report of a theft.  Video evidence being reviewed.  Theft citations in progress to be issued to the suspects. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 2:44 p.m.  Officers responded to Northport Drive for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 36-year-old female suspect).  The suspect broke the victim's cell phone during a verbal argument.  The suspect was arrested for domestic criminal damage to property. 

MIDTOWN: Crash/Property Damage – 4:35 p.m.  Officers responded to a crash at the intersection of S. Park St/W. Washington Ave.  One of the involved driver's was determined to have been involved in a previous road rage incident.  The driver was found to have bail conditions that prohibited him from driving.  The driver/suspect (23-year-old male) was arrested and conveyed to a local hospital for a medical clearance due to having some non-related medical issues.

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 5:50 p.m.  Officers responded to a South district residence for a deceased subject (34-year-old female).  The decedent had recent health concerns and had possibly been using drugs.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

EAST: Weapons Offense – 6:39 p.m.  Officers responded to McCann Rd area for multiple reports of shots fired.  Area canvassed.  No evidence of shots fired located at this time. 

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:03 p.m.  Officers responded to a South district residence for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 54-year-old male suspect).  Probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect for battery and disorderly conduct (domestic-related charges). 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 11:21 p.m.  Officers responded to a North district residence for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 59-year-old male suspect).  Probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect for 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety and disorderly conduct (domestic-related charges).

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 11:47 p.m.  Officers responded to the 100 block of E. Doty St for a disturbance caused by a 21-year-old male subject/suspect.  The suspect resisted arrest.  The suspect was conveyed to jail and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting. 

 

11/9

**Priority calls only from 6:53 p.m. to 8:32 p.m. due to calls for service. 

CENTRAL: Detox Conveyance – 6:35 a.m.  Officers responded to the 300 block of W. Washington Ave to check the welfare of a subject who was not wearing appropriate clothing for the weather.  The subject (51-year-old male) was found to be under the influence and unable to properly care for himself.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to detox.  **Officers were called back to detox later in the day as the suspect was making threats toward his girlfriend.  The suspect was deemed sober and was arrested/conveyed to jail. 

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 7:48 a.m.  Officers responded to the 2300 block of Allied Drive for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 35-year-old male suspect).  The subjects were engaged in a verbal argument, which then escalated when the suspect strangled the victim.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  The victim was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Weapons Offense – 10:37 a.m.  Officers responded to Webb Ave for multiple reports of shots fired.  Areas canvassed.  No evidence of shots fired located at this time. 

WEST: Trespass – 11:11 a.m.  Officers responded to the Chase Bank on N. High Point Rd for a report of a protest.  The group of protestors were educated about their rights.  Several of the protestors were arrested for disorderly conduct.   

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:51 p.m.  Officers responded to a West district residence for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 16-year-old male suspect).  The suspect physically assaulted his mother/victim.  The suspect was arrested for battery and disorderly conduct.     

SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 1:11 p.m.  Officers responded to a road rage incident that occurred near Fish Hatchery Rd/Wingra Parkway between two drivers (44-year-old male and 28-year-old male).  While at a stop light, the 28-year-old male driver showed the other driver that he was armed with a gun (although the gun was found to not be loaded).  The 28-year-old driver was issued a misdemeanor citation for disorderly conduct while armed.

MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 3:49 p.m.  Officers responded to a Midtown district residence for a report of a burglary.  Electronics and a wallet were stolen from the home. 

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 4:46 p.m.  Officers responded to a Midtown district residence for a deceased subject (62-year-old male).  Initial indicator of death is health-related.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

SOUTH: Check Welfare – 4:57 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital to check the welfare of a subject (37-year-old male) who took quite a bit of medication in a suicide attempt.  The subject was cooperative with officers.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  The subject is voluntarily admitted at this time. 

WEST: Disturbance – 6:32 p.m.  Officers responded to a West district residence for a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 40-year-old male suspect).  Probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect for disorderly conduct.

CITY-WIDE – Assist Law Enforcement – 6:45 p.m.  MPD responded to a nearby Middleton PD call regarding a pulseless non-breathing subject.  The MPD officer administered Naloxone and performed CCR until fire rescue arrived to take over. 

CENTRAL: Crash with Injuries – 9:24 p.m.  Officers responded to a crash on Campus Drive/University Ave.  The driver (19-year-old male) ran into a curb which caused his tire to blow and his vehicle to swerve across all lanes of traffic.  The vehicle stuck a traffic pole and a pedestrian.  The pedestrian sustained road rash.  The driver was issued a traffic citation. 

 

11/10

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 2:00 a.m.  Officers responded to the 600 block of University Ave for a fight in progress.  Involved subjects fled prior to officers arriving on scene.  One suspect (25-year-old male) remained on scene and was arrested for disorderly conduct. 

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 3:00 a.m.  Officers responded to the 300 block of W. Mifflin St and met with a victim (51-year-old male) who reported being involved in a disturbance with some people who owe him money.  The victim had sustained injuries and was treated at a local hospital.  The victim was not fully cooperative with the officers and refused to identify the suspect(s) or the vehicle involved. 

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 6:00 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a patient creating a disturbance.  The situation was able to be de-escalated.  Officers were able to disengage. 

NORTH: Check Property – 7:24 a.m.  Officers responded to Green Ave for a report of shots fired in the area.  Areas canvassed.  No evidence of shots fired located at this time. 

EAST: Death Investigation – 7:24 a.m.  Officers responded to an East district residence for a pulseless non-breathing subject (82-year-old female).  Lifesaving measures were attempted until do-not-resuscitate (DNR) paperwork was produced.  Medical Examiner's office responded.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:46 a.m.  Officers responded to an East district residence for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 17-year-old female suspect).  The suspect became physically aggressive towards her mother/victim.  The suspect was not cooperative with officers.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and resisting. 

NORTH: Death Investigation – 1:13 p.m.  Officers responded to a North district residence for a deceased subject (45-year-old female).  The decedent had a history of drug use.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

NORTH: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 2:05 p.m.  Officers received a report of a 17-year-old having sexual relations with a 22-year-old male.  Investigation continuing.          

EAST: Theft – 2:18 p.m.  Officers responded to the Camera Company on East Towne Blvd for a report of a theft.  The suspect (male) fled in a vehicle.

NORTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 3:06 p.m.  Officers responded to a North district residence for a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (15-year-old female).  Attempt to locate aired.  No safety concerns identified.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.   

EAST: Check Person – 8:34 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject (27-year-old male) armed with a  gun.  Phone pinged.  MPD was able to make phone contact with the subject and talked/negotiated with him over a couple of hour period, while attempts were being made to locate the subject in-person.  Phone pinged in Stevens Point.  Stevens Point PD located the subject and took him into protective custody. 

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 9:01 p.m.  Officers responded to the area of W. Mifflin St/N. Henry St for a report of a female subject with a gun threatening another subject in a vehicle.  Areas checked.  Vehicle/subjects not located. Witness later stated that the female did not have a gun.  No reported injuries. 

NORTH: Drug Incident – 11:29 p.m.  Officers responded, along with EMS/Fire, to a North district residence for a report of a subject (28-year-old female) attempting to overdose.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where she was ultimately voluntarily admitted. 

 

11/11

WEST: Intoxicated Driver – 12:09 a.m.  Officers responded to the 7400 block of Mineral Point Rd for what was originally reported as a vehicle with loud music.  Contact was made with the driver/suspect (34-year-old male) who was found to have crashed into a boulder in a parking lot.  The suspect was determined to be under the influence.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence.   

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