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MPD Notable Calls 12/10/2019 to 12/11/2019 (Plus a Statement from the Police and Fire Commission on the Selection of the Next MPD Chief)

December 11, 2019 9:54 AM



Please follow this link for a statement from the Board of Police and Fire Commissioners about the Police Chief search process:

PFC Public Statement


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 12/10/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 12/11/2019, MPD 412 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 (60), East (80), Midtown (69), North (71), South (44), West (61), and Other (27).  "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 5:40 p.m. to 5:50 p.m., 7:30 p.m. to 8:16 p.m. and 8:42 p.m. to 2:13 a.m. due to calls for service.

EAST:  Traffic Incident – 11:28 a.m.  Officers responded to Stoughton Rd/Hwy 12 for a semi flipped on its side.  MPD assisted with traffic.  No injuries reported.  The Wisconsin State Patrol has the lead on this incident.   

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 12:13 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for a report of a disturbance between a male subject and his sister.  Contact was made with the female subject who denied any altercation/disturbance.  The female subject indicated that she brought her brother to the hospital to be evaluated due to concerns for his mental health.  Officers/hospital social workers plugged in. 

CENTRAL: Check Person – 1:06 p.m.  Officers responded to a Central district residence and took a subject (female) into protective custody due to an active Chapter 51 return.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where she was left in the care of medical staff.   

NORTH: Check Person – 1:36 p.m. Officers responded to a North district school to speak with a student who reportedly was trying to sell a bb gun at the school.  The student admitted to having a realistic looking bb gun.  The juvenile was arrested and taken to the Juvenile Reception Center.  MMSD plugged in.

EAST: Sexual Assault of Child – 4:48 p.m. Officers responded to an East district school to speak with a student who disclosed to a staff member that they had been sexually assaulted outside of the school by a family member. Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 6:25 p.m. Officers responded to a North district residence reference a domestic disturbance.  When officers arrived, they contacted the victim who had armed herself with a knife in order to protect herself from the suspect (29-year-old male.)  Officers contacted the suspect in the residence, who also sustained injuries during the disturbance.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital and subsequently to jail on charges of substantial battery, simple battery, strangulation, threats to injure and a probation/parole hold.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

EAST:  Arrest Person – 7:15 p.m. Officers responded to a residence in the East district reference a theft complaint.  The victim reported that she was living with the suspect (32-year-old female) and had recently moved out.  The victim stated that she believed the suspect stole some of her personal belongings that she intended to retrieve at a later date. When officers contacted the suspect, she was arrested on a warrant.  The suspect was taken to the Dane County Jail and charged with possession of drug charges, theft and probation violation. 

EAST:  Residential Burglary – 7:24 p.m. Officers responded to an East district residence reference a burglary.  The victim reported that they came home, went inside for no longer than 10 minutes and left the garage door open with keys and backpack inside the car.  When the victim returned to the garage, the vehicle was gone. 

EAST: Armed Robbery – 8:40 p.m. Officers contacted a victim who stated that he had been robbed at gunpoint in the 600 block of Vernon Ave.  The victim stated that the male suspect stole his wallet and airpods before fleeing in a vehicle that was parked nearby.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.

WEST:  Check Person – 9:08 p.m. Officers were dispatched to a subject who was threatening suicide at a West district residence.  Officers contacted the subject who was cooperative and voluntarily admitted to a local hospital.

EAST:  Intoxicated Driver – 10:51 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the intersection of East Washington and Rethke Avenue reference a vehicle crash.  Several passengers from both involved vehicles fled the scene.  Witnesses reported that the suspect vehicle was driving erratically and struck another vehicle as it turned onto outbound East Washington Avenue in front of the suspect vehicle.  Officers arrested a 33-year-old male suspect for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence. 

MIDTOWN:  Weapons Offense – 11:28 p.m. Officers responded to the 2300 block of Allied Drive reference shots fired.  Officers discovered that several of the bullets struck and traveled into the residence. A victim in the residence sustained a non-life threatening injury from shattered glass.  Suspects are unknown. Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN:  PNB/AED Response – 12:29 a.m. Officers responded to a Midtown district residence reference a pulseless non-breathing subject.  Officers administered Naloxone and performed lifesaving efforts.  The subject was revived and taken to a local hospital. The subject (29-year-old female) admitted to drug use and was issued citations for possession of drugs. 

MIDTOWN:  Weapons Offense – 12:44 a.m. Officers responded to a Midtown district convenience store reference a weapons offense.  The victim reported that the suspect (40-year-old male) approached him as he was getting in his vehicle and threatened him with a weapon. A UWPD officer located the suspect nearby. The suspect was arrested for False Imprisonment, Armed Robbery and Disorderly Conduct While Armed.

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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