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MPD Notable Calls 01/07/2020 to 01/08/2020

January 8, 2020 9:42 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 01/07/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/08/2020, MPD 406 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 (57), East (78), Midtown (69), North (59), South (45), West (56), and Other (42).  "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 5:18 p.m. to 8:19 p.m. due to calls for service. 

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 6:19 a.m.  Officers responded to Williamson Street and made contact with a subject/suspect (53-year-old male) squatting in a vacant apartment.  The suspect was taken into custody on a probation/parole warrant.  The suspect also had outstanding warrants. 

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 10:24 a.m.  An officer observed a wanted suspect (26-year-old male) on State St.  The suspect was taken into custody and conveyed to jail.    

NORTH: Found Property – 10:56 a.m. Officers responded to a report of abandoned property outside of a North district residence.  The items abandoned are believed to be linked to recent theft from auto incidents.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Traffic Incident – 12:48 p.m.  Officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle that was observed speeding.  As the officers approached the vehicle/driver's window, the driver drove off.  The vehicle fled at a high rate of speed.  MPD did not pursue the vehicle. 

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 1:40 p.m.  Officers responded to a Midtown district residence for a deceased subject (73-year-old female).  The decedent suffered from numerous medical/health issues.  Nothing suspicious observed.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

NORTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 1:47 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a child leaving school grounds.  Areas checked. Child located safe and returned to family.

SOUTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 1:51 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a vehicle on the ice in Monona Bay.  A driver/subject (23-year-old male) was in the vehicle and appeared to be disoriented.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was found to have an active Chapter 51 order in place.   The subject was subsequently conveyed to Winnebago. 

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 2:52 p.m.  Officers responded to a West district residence for a report of a disturbance between two subjects.  No probable cause was developed to arrest/charge either subject.  The male subject/suspect (37-year-old male) refused to leave the back seat of the squad when he was advised he was released.  The suspect was therefore arrested and conveyed to jail for obstructing.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 3:02 p.m.  Officers responded to the 300 block of State Street for a disturbance.  The suspect (19-year-old female) was arrested for disorderly conduct, possession of marijuana, depositing human waste and a probation violation.

EAST: Strong Armed Robbery – 4:26 p.m.  Officers responded to the East Towne Mall parking lot for a report of a robbery.  The incident involved multiple subjects and it is believed that illegal drugs were part of the equation of the disturbance/robbery.  A 16-year-old male suspect was arrested for simple battery, strong armed robbery and resisting.  A 17-eyar-old male suspect was arrested for resisting. Another 16-year-old male suspect was cited for possession of marijuana and released from the scene. 

MIDTOWN: Crash – 4:43 p.m.  Officers responded to a roll-over crash at Odana Rd/S. Midvale.  Investigation revealed that the suspect vehicle was driving at a high rate of speed, ran a red light, struck a vehicle and rolled.  The two occupants in the suspect vehicle fled on foot.  Areas checked.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 5:16 p.m.  Officers responded to a Midtown district residence for a pulseless non-breathing subject (50-year-old female).  The subject was pronounced deceased.  The decedent had multiple health/medical issues.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

EAST: Hit-and-Run/Adult Arrested Person – 6:10 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a vehicle/driver striking numerous vehicles.  The driver/suspect (33-year-old male) was contacted and found to be under the influence.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence and hit-and-run. 

MIDTOWN: Armed Robbery – 9:48 p.m.  Officers responded to the BP gas station/7-11 on University Avenue for a report of an armed robbery.  Two male suspects entered the store, displayed a handgun and demanded money.  The suspects fled with money.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 



EAST: Found Property – 7:34 a.m.  Officers responded to an East district residence for a loaded gun that was found in the yard.  The firearm was recovered.  Investigation continuing. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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