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MPD Notable Calls 01/03/2020 to 01/06/2020

January 6, 2020 10:16 AM

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The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to (Friday afternoon-Monday morning) 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 01/03/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/06/2020, MPD 1,156 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 (178), East (239), Midtown (186), North (187), South (116), West (165), and Other (85).  "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.  

 

01/03

**Priority calls only from 6:22 p.m. to 8:12 p.m. due to calls for service.

SOUTH:  Traffic Incident – 8:40 a.m.  An officer observed a vehicle driving at a high rate of speed on the beltline.  A traffic stop was attempted but the driver did not stop. MPD did not pursue the vehicle.  Follow-up to be conducted.

SOUTH: Check Person – 9:16 a.m.  Officers responded to a South district residence for what was originally reported as a robbery.  Contact was made with the complainant who was found to be suffering from mental health issues.  The complainant was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  An emergency detention was sought. 

NORTH: Crash with Injuries – 10:36 a.m.  Officers responded to Commercial Ave/Packers Avenue for a two-vehicle crash.  A driver ran a red light and struck another vehicle/driver.  The victim sustained minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital. 

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:44 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 86-year-old female suspect).   The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct.

NORTH: Information/Child Abuse – 1:15 p.m.  Officers met with a victim (juvenile) and his parent who reported that the juvenile was physically abused by a known suspect on New Year's Eve.  No injuries were observed on the juvenile. The juvenile does not have further contact with the suspect.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 2:12 p.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported a domestic disturbance occurred with her boyfriend/suspect (38-year-old male).  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and battery (domestic-related charges).

NORTH: Disturbance – 2:23 p.m.  Officers met with a subject who reported having a confrontation with a driver as he was crossing the road.  The caller advised that the driver got out of his vehicle and displayed a gun.  Areas canvassed.  The driver/vehicle was not located.  Additional follow-up to be conducted. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 3:00 p.m.  Officers responded to a domestic disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 23-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was arrested for strangulation, battery, disorderly conduct and bail jumping. 

EAST: Check Person – 6:09 p.m.  Officers responded to an East district residence to check the welfare of a subject (reported to be armed with a knife).  The subject was contacted and taken into protective custody.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where an emergency detention was sought and approved.  The subject was subsequently transported to Winnebago. 

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 6:32 p.m.  Officers responded to a domestic disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 61-year-old female suspect).  The suspect was arrested for battery and disorderly conduct (domestic-related charges).

WEST: Disturbance – 10:26 p.m.  While on a separate call/incident, two suspects (24-year-old male and 27-year-old male) approached officers and created a disturbance.  The 24-year-old suspect was arrested for felony resisting.  The 27-year-old suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct. 

WEST: Violation of Court Order – 11:04 p.m.  Officers responded to a West district residence where a subject/suspect (40-year-old male) refused to leave.  The suspect was found to be in violation of a court order which restricted him from being around the victim.  The suspect was arrested for bail jumping (two counts).

EAST: Violation of Court Order – 11:31 p.m.  Probation/Parole requested that officers contact/arrest a suspect (37-year-old male) for a probation violation.  The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail. 

SOUTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 11:38 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile.  The juvenile was located in Wauwatosa and returned home.  A subject/suspect was arrested for an outstanding warrant.  Investigation continuing. 

 

01/04

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:14 a.m.  Officers responded to a West district residence for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 23-year-old female suspect).  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property (domestic-related charges). 

CENTRAL: Battery – 1:06 a.m.  Officers responded to a Central district residence for a report of a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 32-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was arrested for battery, disorderly conduct, strangulation, criminal trespass to dwelling and resisting. 

WEST: Residential Burglary – 2:30 a.m.  Officers responded to a West district residence where two vehicles were stolen.  Other items were also taken from the home. 

WEST: Crash with Injuries – 6:50 a.m.  Officers responded to a two-vehicle crash on the westbound Beltline/Old Sauk Rd.  One of the vehicle's rolled over and the single occupant in the vehicle had to be extricated.  This occupant/driver was transported to a local hospital where they later succumbed to their injuries.  An occupant in the other vehicle was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 1:10 p.m.  Officers responded to Dryden Drive for a report of a disturbance involving a gun.  The victim (female) reported that a known suspect (24-year-old male) pointed a gun at her and physically assaulted her.  A loaded handgun was located in a nearby yard.  The suspect was arrested and charged with 2nd degree reckless endangering safety, intimidation of a victim, bail jumping, felon in possession of a firearm and battery.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

NORTH: Check Area – 2:11 p.m.  Officers responded to a North district neighborhood after a call came in about a suspicious vehicle and possible drug transactions.  Officers contacted the driver/suspect (20-year-old female) and a K9 alerted on the vehicle.  A search of the vehicle yielded a loaded gun and marijuana.  The suspect was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

SOUTH: Disturbance – 2:48 p.m.  Officers met with a victim (female) who reported being physically assaulted by a known suspect (35-year-old male).  The suspect remains at-large.  Probable cause was developed to arrest/charge the suspect once he is located.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 5:51 p.m.  Officers responded to a North district residence for a domestic disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 58-year-old female suspect).  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct, 4th degree sexual assault and bail jumping (four counts).

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:36 p.m.  Officers responded to the area of McDivitt Rd/Todd Dr for what was originally reported as a crash with injuries.  Once on scene, a domestic disturbance was found to have occurred between two subjects (female victim and 49-year-old male suspect).  The victim was transported to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment.  The victim was not cooperative with officers.  The suspect was arrested for 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety. 

MIDTOWN: Attempt to Locate – 10:55 p.m.  Officers received a request to locate a subject and take him into protective custody on a Chapter 51 return order.  Areas checked.  The subject was not located. 

CENTRAL: Road Rage – 11:03 p.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported that an aggressive driver pulled alongside him and an object (thought to be a handgun or a cell phone) was pointed at him.  Areas checked.  Suspect vehicle/occupants not located. 

 

01/05

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 12:05 a.m.  Officers responded to Verona Rd to check the welfare of a subject.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital and was initially voluntary.  The subject later changed his mind and officers took him into official protective custody.  An emergency detention was sought. 

SOUTH: Battery – 1:45 a.m.  Officers responded to a fight in progress on Applegate Court.  Several subjects were said to be involved.  A victim was conveyed to a local hospital to receive stitches for her injuries.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Intoxicated Driver – 2:35 a.m.  Officers responded to N. Lake St for a report of a driver in a vehicle that was running and concerns were noted for the driver to be intoxicated.  Officers arrived in the area and the driver/suspect (25-year-old female) had left on foot.  The suspect was located and she attempted to get into an Uber despite officers' directives.  The suspect physically resisted officers.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated (1st offense), resisting and open intoxicants. 

NORTH: Information/Residential Burglary – 3:01 a.m.  Officers responded to a North district residence for a report of a burglary.  Two male suspects took the victim's wallet, phone and keys.

CENTRAL: Information/Sexual Assault – 3:28 a.m.  Officers met with a victim (female) who reported being sexually assaulted by a male suspect.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Information/Theft – 4:00 a.m. Officers responded to a theft complaint from a North district residence.  Two known suspects (61-year-old male and 29-year-old male) visited the victim (female) and during the visit a handgun was displayed.  It was reported that when the suspects left the residence they took money belonging to the victim.  Varying explanations provided for what occurred.  Investigation continuing.                  

WEST: Check Person – 7:26 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of an injured subject.  The subject was contacted and her injuries were consistent with her falling.  No foul play suspected.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for treatment.

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 8:58 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a domestic disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 31-year-old male suspect).  The suspect is at-large.  Probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect for substantial battery and strangulation (domestic-related charges) once located.    

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 9:51 a.m.  Officers met with a victim (male) who reported being physically assaulted by a known suspect (44-year-old male).  The suspect was arrested for substantial battery, disorderly conduct while armed and a parole hold. 

NORTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 10:05 a.m.  Officers assisted with a subject at a local hospital who was under a Chapter 51 commitment order.  The subject needed to be taken back into restrictive custody as the Chapter 51 return order was re-issued.  Officers then disengaged from the hospital.

WEST: Stolen Vehicle – 2:16 p.m.  Officers observed a stolen vehicle on the Beltline.  The vehicle took off at a high rate of speed and MPD did not pursue it.  The vehicle was later observed again on Raymond Rd (occupied by four subjects).  Officers were able to converge safely on the vehicle and took the four subjects/suspects into custody.  The driver (15-year-old male) was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle without consent, fleeing and eluding.  The three other occupants/suspects (14-year-old male and two 13-year-old males) were charged with operating a motor vehicle without consent (passenger).  All suspects were transported to the Juvenile Reception Center. 

EAST: Disturbance – 5:02 p.m.  Officers responded to East Towne Blvd for a report of an active fight.  All subjects fled prior to officers arriving on scene.

SOUTH: Information/Child Abuse – 5:02 p.m.  Officers received a report of child abuse.  The victim (female juvenile) reported incidents with her father/suspect (49-year-old male) that could rise to the level of criminal charges.  Investigation continuing.    

CENTRAL: Drug Incident/Overdose – 5:57 p.m.  Officers responded to a pulseless non-breathing subject/suspect (37-year-old male).  MFD administered Naloxone, which revived the suspect.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital where he admitted to using heroin.  The suspect was cited for possession of heroin and referred to the Madison Addiction Recovery Initiative (MARI). 

WEST: Child Abuse – 7:03 p.m.  Officers responded to a West district residence to check the welfare of a child who was heard screaming.  Officers arrived and made contact with a child and his mother.  The child was observed with visible injuries.  The mother/suspect (36-year-old female) was arrested for physical abuse to a child. 

EAST: Information/Strong Armed Robbery – 8:37 p.m.  Officers responded to the East bus transfer point and met with a victim (male) who reported that an unknown male suspect punched him in the face and took money from him.  The victim no longer wished to report the incident/file a report when officers arrived on scene.  Investigation continuing.    

MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 10:00 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital after a subject arrived with gunshot wounds (non-life threatening).  The victim was not cooperative with officers.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Information/Armed Robbery – 10:43 p.m.  Officers met with the caller/victim (male) who reported that he was jumped, beaten, had a knife held to his throat and a gun was displayed while he was robbed of money.  The victim did not have any injuries.  The explanation provided by the victim was not consistent.  Investigation continuing. 

 

01/06

EAST: Battery – 1:04 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 22-year-old female suspect).  The victim sustained injuries.  A knife was reported to be involved.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Stolen Vehicle – 6:21 a.m.  Officers received a report of a stolen vehicle from a West district residence.  The vehicle was left running and unoccupied.  The vehicle was located unoccupied on Arden Lane.

WEST: Stolen Vehicle – 6:37 a.m.  Officers received a report of a stolen vehicle from a West district residence.  The vehicle was left running and unoccupied.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

SOUTH: Stolen Vehicle – 6:46 a.m.  Officers received a report of a stolen vehicle from a South district residence.  The vehicle was left unlocked and had the key in it.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.   

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