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MPD Notable Calls 01/16/2019 to 01/17/2019

January 17, 2020 9:55 AM

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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 01/09/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/10/2020, MPD received 389 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 (61), East (69), Midtown (83), North (70), South (39), West (43), and Other (24).  "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 11:20am to noon and from 5:50pm to 8:50pm due to calls for service.

SOUTH: ATL Person – 10:00 am.  Officers responded to the Super 8 Motel at 1602 W Beltline Hwy in search of a wanted subject (28-year-old female).  This suspect was taken into custody without incident.  While at this location, officers located a second suspect (33-year-old male) wanted for an unrelated incident who was taken into custody after a brief stand-off.

EAST: Motor Vehicle Crash – 12:53 pm.  Officers responded to E Washington Ave at Zeier Rd where a suspect (32-year-old male) crashed his vehicle into a pole.  Evidence on scene suggested the suspect had been using alcohol and other drugs.  The suspect was arrested and charged with OWI 3rd offense.  The suspect was transported to the hospital to be treated for injuries.

EAST: Retail Theft – 1:30 pm.  The suspect (20-year-old female) was observed concealing items in a clothing store at East Towne Mall and passing the last point of sale without paying.  The store's loss prevention officers took her into custody until MPD officers arrived and arrested the suspect for felony retail theft.

NORTH: Information – 3:40 pm.  MPD officers assisted Cottage Grove PD in an attempt to locate a suspect (56-year-old male) who resides in Madison.  The suspect remains at large.

EAST: OMVWI – 3:40 pm.  Employees at Hy-Vee grocery store on E Washington Ave asked the suspect (26-year-old male) to leave the store as he was creating suspicion by approaching other customers and their belongings and seemed uninterested in items on the shelves.  The suspect exited the store and drove through the parking lot at a high rate of speed, hitting a shopping cart and nearly striking a pedestrian.  The suspect then collided with a pole and came to a stop.  Officers arrived on scene and administered standardized field sobriety tests (SFSTs) which the suspect failed.  The suspect was arrested and charged with OWI 1st offense and reckless driving.

WEST: Disturbance – 4:06 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where a suspect (36-year-old male) was observed leaving and apparently bleeding from the head.  Officers searched the area and found the suspect hiding nearby.  The victim reported an argument had become physical.  The suspect was arrested and charged with violation of a 72 hour no contact order, obstructing, and bail jumping.

WEST: Stolen Auto – 4:27 pm.  A victim reported his car stolen from the parking lot for his apartment building.  An ATL was aired.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 4:30 pm.  The victim and suspect (21-year-old male) are going through a separation.  The victim attempted to take their shared cat from the residence and the suspect was unwilling to give her custody of the cat.  A physical altercation ensued.  Officers responded and arrested the suspect for domestic false imprisonment and disorderly conduct.

NORTH: Battery – 5:48 pm.  Two suspects (one unidentified male, one 53-year-old male) battered a victim in an incident related to an ongoing dispute over payment of an electric bill.  The victim was transported to the hospital with facial fractures which needed stitches.  The two suspects remain at large.  Both will face charges of substantial battery when arrested.

NORTH: Stolen Auto – 6:07 pm.  The victim reported his vehicle stolen from his residence.  He believed the keys were in the vehicle.  An ATL was aired.

EAST: Motor Vehicle Crash – 6:09 pm.  The suspect's (36-year-old female) vehicle crossed the center line while traveling westbound on Milwaukee St at Rosemary Ave, colliding with an oncoming vehicle.  The suspect was cited for unsafe lane deviation.

EAST: OMVWI – 8:33 pm.  The suspect (34-year-old male) crashed his vehicle into multiple parked cars.  Officers contacted the suspect who admitted to taking muscle relaxers and methadone.  The suspect was arrested and charged with OWI 4th offense.

EAST: Drug Incident/Investigation – 8:40 pm.  Officers responded to East Towne Mall for a report of a suspect (25-year-old male) creating a disturbance in the men's bathroom.  Upon making contact with the suspect, officers observed him with drug paraphernalia.  The suspect was arrested and charged with resisting, possession of drug paraphernalia and felony bail jumping.

WEST: Check Person – 11:16 pm.  Officers responded to a residence to make contact with a subject (25-year-old female) who was reportedly suicidal.  The subject was placed into protective custody and taken to a local hospital where she was then placed under arrest and charged with a probation violation and resisting officers. 

NORTH: OMVWI – 1:02 am.  Dispatch received multiple calls reporting erratic driving by the same vehicle.  Officers located the vehicle and put the driver/suspect (25-year-old female) through SFSTs which the suspect failed.  Officers arrested the suspect and charged her with OWI 1st offense.

CENTRAL: OMVWI – 1:51 am.  The suspect (29-year-old female) crashed into an unoccupied vehicle in the area of W Gilman St and N Henry St and attempted to flee the scene but was unable due to damage to her vehicle.  Officers made contact with the suspect who refused to take SFSTs and threatened and spit on officers.  The suspect was arrested and charged with OWI 1st offense and resisting arrest.

WEST: Retail Theft – 2:22 am.  Employees at Walgreens at 7810 Mineral Point Rd reported a suspect (unidentified male approximately 19 years old) entered the store, opened a couple bottles of wine and began drinking them.  The suspect exited the store and fled the scene in a vehicle reported stolen earlier in the evening.  Officers will attempt to identify the suspect when video evidence is available.

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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