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MPD Notable Calls 11/20/2019 to 11/21/2019

November 21, 2019 8:13 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 11/20/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 11/21/2019, MPD received 473 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials.  A breakdown of the calls for service per district is as follows: Central (80), East (90), Midtown (56), North (79), South (42), West (73), and Other (53).  "Other" is used for calls that either do not have a sector or the sector is not in the City.  This would be used in the case of one of our officers assisting another law enforcement agency. 

**Priority calls only from 9:41 p.m. to 12:16 a.m. due to calls for service. 

CENTRAL: Aggravated/Substantial Battery – 7:54 a.m.  Officers met with a victim (male) who reported being physically assaulted by a known suspect (44-year-old male).  The victim sustained visible injuries.  The suspect is at-large and will be arrested once located. 

NORTH: Recovered Stolen Auto – 8:40 a.m.  Officers received a report of a stolen vehicle.  The vehicle was recovered overnight by Waunakee PD and several suspects were taken into custody.  The vehicle was returned to its registered owner. 

WEST: Check Person – 11:45 a.m.  Officers responded to a West district residence at the request of the caller to have her boyfriend removed from the residence.  Officers spoke with the male subject on the phone and he refused to leave the premises.  No legal ground was present for officers to make the male subject leave.  Officers disengaged from the call.

NORTH: Strong Armed Robbery – 5:31 p.m.  Officers responded to Tennyson/N. Sherman for a report of a robbery.  Officers met with two male victims who reported walking on Tennyson when they were approached by three suspects wearing masks.  The suspects physically assaulted the victims and then proceeded to go through their pockets/belongings stealing a phone, cash and other personal items.  An officer observed the suspects near Northport and N. Sherman Ave and attempted contact.  One suspect (19-year-old male) fled on foot but was apprehended and subsequently arrested/charged with strong armed robbery, physical abuse to a child, resisting, possession of marijuana and possession of ecstasy.  One other suspect (17-year-old male) cooperated and was ultimately arrested/charged with strong armed robbery and physical abuse to a child.

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 8:26 p.m.  Officers responded to the 2800 block of Coolidge St for a report of shots fired followed by a vehicle fleeing from the area.  Officers canvassed the area and recovered several casings in the roadway.  No initial reports of injuries or property damage.  Later in the evening, a resident called dispatch to report a bullet had entered their home and had gone through multiple interior walls.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.     

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 9:35 p.m.  Officers responded to the 200 block of Bunting Lane for a report of shots fired followed by multiple vehicles fleeing the area.  Officers canvassed the area and recovered several casings in the roadway.  A resident reported a bullet entered her residence and struck her while she was in the bedroom, resulting in a non-life threatening injury.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

MIDTOWN: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 11:25 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (16-year-old female).  Attempt to locate aired.  No safety concerns identified.  The juvenile was entered as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. 

CENTRAL: Intoxicated Driver – 2:20 a.m.  Officers responded to a crash in the area of E. Johnson St/N. Blount St.  The driver/suspect (21-year-old male) was contacted and found to be under the influence.  The suspect attempted to flee when officers went to take him into custody.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital and subsequently transported to jail on charges of operating a motor vehicle under the influence (1st offense), resisting and several traffic citations.    

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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