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MPD Notable Calls 12/02/2019 to 12/03/2019

December 3, 2019 8:54 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 12/02/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 12/03/2019, MPD received 494 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 (78), East (86), Midtown (95), North (74), South (40), West (60), and Other (61).  "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 8:00 p.m. to 8:35 p.m. due to calls for service. 

NORTH:  Adult Arrested Person – 9:53 a.m.  Officers responded, along with Probation/Parole, to a North district residence for a scheduled meeting with a client/suspect (29-year-old female).  The suspect was found to be intoxicated and was taken into custody, at the request of Probation/Parole.  The suspect was transported to jail.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 10:06 a.m.  Officers responded to a North district residence for a report of a deceased subject (21-year-old male).  Initial indicator of death is that it was self-inflicted.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

WEST: Mental Health Conveyance – 11:57 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to Winnebago to convey a subject back to Madison/jail for pending criminal charges (disorderly conduct, resisting, and bail jumping). 

MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 1:00 p.m.  Officers responded to Home Depot for a report of a retail theft.  Officers located the suspect (43-year-old male) and arrested him for retail theft.

EAST: Death Investigation – 1:38 p.m.  Officers responded to the mall for a pulseless non-breathing subject (31-year-old female). Lifesaving measures were not successful.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Initial indicator of death is that it was medical-related.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Crash with Injuries – 3:06 p.m.  Officers responded to the 100 block of E. Gorham St for a crash.  A passenger in a vehicle was conveyed to a local hospital after the vehicle he was riding in was rear-ended by a bus.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 5:16 p.m.  Officers responded to a Central district residence for a deceased subject (67-year-old male).  The decedent had health concerns.  Medical Examiner's office notified. 

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 7:37 p.m.  Officers responded to a South district residence for a pulseless non-breathing subject (52-year-old male).  Lifesaving measures were not successful.  Drug paraphernalia observed on scene.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:28 p.m.  Officers responded to an East district residence for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 23-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause was developed to arrest/charge the suspect, once located, for domestic battery, strangulation, disorderly conduct, 2nd degree reckless endangering safety and a parole hold. 

WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 8:33 p.m.  Officers received a report of stalking-type behavior by a 21-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was contacted and probable cause was developed to arrest him.  Charges included resisting, stalking, criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct. 

CENTRAL: Fight Call – 10:02 p.m.  Officers responded to W. Main St for a report of a disturbance involving three subjects (male victim, 43-year-old male suspect and 53-year-old male suspect).  The victim was on W. Main St when he was confronted by the two suspects.  The victim and at least one of the suspects are known to one another.  One of the suspects pulled a razor on the victim.  The razor was lost during the altercation but picked up and used by the victim.  One of the suspects sustained multiple injuries to his face.  The victim also suffered an injury to his face.  The 43-year-old suspect was arrested for 2nd degree reckless endangering safety and battery.  The 53-year-old suspect was charged with disorderly conduct while armed.

CENTRAL: Fight Call – 10:34 p.m.  Officers responded to a Central district residence for a disturbance involving a 24-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was not cooperative with officers.  The suspect attempted to flee and refused to obey verbal commands.  No probable cause developed for the original incident.  The suspect was cited for resisting/obstructing. 

WEST: Assist Law Enforcement – 1:16 a.m.  Officers assisted Fitchburg PD with searching for a suspect who fled from a stolen vehicle.  K9 track completed.  The suspect remains at-large. 

EAST: Intoxicated Driver – 2:30 a.m.  Officers attempted to stop a vehicle/driver in the 4400 block of Milwaukee St.  The driver/vehicle jumped a curb and stopped.  The driver/suspect (55-year-old female) refused to provide a breath sample after concerns were observed for her sobriety.  The suspect was taken into custody and conveyed to a local hospital for a blood draw (warrant received).  The suspect was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (2nd offense) and was subsequently transported to detox. 

EAST: Non-Residential Burglary – 3:10 a.m.  Officers responded to the Kwik Trip on Lien Rd where two suspects broke the entrance door.  Building cleared.  K9 track attempted.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Stolen Auto – 3:33 a.m.  Officers responded to Schroeder Rd for a report of a stolen auto.  The vehicle was left running and unoccupied.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.   

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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