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MPD Notable Calls 01/24/2020 to 01/27/2020

January 27, 2020 8:38 AM

 

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The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to (Friday morning to 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 01/24/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/27/2020, MPD received 1,035 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 (190), East (216), Midtown (168), North (156), South (92), West (158), and Other (55).  "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.  

 

1/24

**Priority calls only from 2:00 p.m. to 5:10 p.m. due to calls for service.

SOUTH:  Death Investigation – 6:53 a.m.  Officers responded to a South district residence for a deceased subject (56-year-old female).  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious identified.   

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 8:29 a.m.  Officers responded to the 2100 block of University Avenue to check the welfare of a subject.  Contact was made with the subject (male) who was ultimately taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  The subject was left voluntarily in the care of medical staff. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 9:18 am.  The victim (male) and suspect (71-year-old female) were arguing when the victim asked the suspect to leave his residence.  The suspect refused and punched and slapped the victim several times in the face, strangled him and threatened to kill him.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic strangulation, domestic battery, domestic disorderly conduct and bail jumping.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:17 am.  The victim (female) and suspect (27-year-old male) were arguing when the suspect punched the victim in the face and grabbed her phone.  The suspect then fled the residence.  Officers developed probable cause to charge the suspect upon his arrest for domestic battery, domestic disorderly conduct and intimidation of victim.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 12:47 p.m.  Officers responded to a North district residence for a deceased subject (61-year-old female).  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious identified. 

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 1:42 pm.  Officers detained a wanted suspect (48-year-old male) and took him into custody without incident.

EAST: Death Investigation – 1:51 pm.  The subject (86-year-old female) was discovered deceased in her residence.  There was nothing suspicious on scene.

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 3:27 pm.  Officers responded to a local hospital where the suspect (15-year-old female) caused a disturbance.  The suspect punched and choked a family member while at the hospital.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and conveyed to JRC.

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 3:29 pm.  Journey Mental Health requested that officers check the welfare of a subject (43-year-old male) who threatened to harm himself while on the phone with a staff member.  Officers made contact with the subject who was voluntarily transported to a local hospital.  The subject was later placed into protective custody and transported to Winnebago.

EAST: Information – 4:04 pm.  School staff reported they had learned of threatening statements a student made to another student during class.  Officers investigated and made contact with the student who allegedly made the threats.  There are no charges at this time.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 5:27 pm.  The suspect (33-year-old female) and victim (male) were arguing in their residence when the suspect kicked a door, causing damage, and was yelling obscenities at the victim.  Officers responded and arrested the victim who was charged with domestic disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.

NORTH: Stolen Auto – 6:36 pm.  The victim reported he left his car running to warm up when two unidentified juvenile suspects stole the vehicle.  Officers located the vehicle in a parking lot on Northport Dr and observed the suspects enter an apartment building.  The suspects were not located but the car was recovered and returned to the owner.

EAST: Missing Adult – 6:37 pm.  Caretakers reported a subject (46-year-old male) missing when he did not return home from an appointment.  A caretaker later found the subject unharmed.

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 8:59 pm.  A subject (35-year-old male) who arrived at a local hospital seeking treatment for mental health issues was placed in protective custody.  The subject, however, left the hospital repeatedly against medical advice.  Preparations were made for an emergency detention once the subject was located.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:07 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (37-year-old male) strangled the victim (female), punched her in the head and pulled her hair.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic strangulation and domestic battery.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 10:10 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (33-year-old male) strangled his girlfriend and threatened her with a handgun.  The suspect  stole the victim's phone and fled the scene.  Officers developed probable cause to charge the suspect upon his arrest for multiple offenses including battery to a child, recklessly endangering safety, and felon in possession of a firearm.

EAST: Check Person – 10:44 pm.  Officers made contact with a female subject at a local hospital who had made suicidal statements to hospital staff.  Journey Mental Health was contacted and the subject was left in the care of medical staff.  No further action deemed necesary by officers at this time.  

 

01/25

**Priority calls only from 3:35 a.m. to 5:09 a.m. due to calls for service.

SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 3:08 am.  Officers responded to the 2900 block of Traceway Dr for reports of shots fired.  Officers arrived on scene and discovered that two rounds entered a residence but did not injure anyone inside.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 7:12 am.  Officers responded to the hospital where a patient/suspect (33-year-old male) had raised a fist at a nurse and threatened to kill the nurse when the suspect was informed he was going to be discharged.  Officers arrested the suspect and charged him with disorderly conduct.

NORTH: Armed Robbery – 9:24 am.  Employees at Northside Liquor, 2801 N Sherman Ave, reported two suspects entered the store and robbed a clerk and a customer in the store at gunpoint. Incident report on MPD's website completed. 

NORTH: Armed Robbery – 12:07 pm.  Employees at the Citgo gas station on Northport Drive reported an armed robbery.  Two male suspects entered the store and demanded money.  One of the suspects displayed a handgun.  The suspects fled in a vehicle with cash.  Incident report on MPD's website completed. 

NORTH: Check Person – 1:27 p.m.  Officers responded to the 2600 block of E. Dayton St to check the welfare of a subject who was observed stumbling and falling.  The subject/suspect (49-year-old female) was contacted and not cooperative with officers.  The suspect was determined to have several outstanding warrants.  The suspect was taken into custody and transported to jail for the warrants and a new resisting charge.

NORTH: Disturbance – 2:54 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two male subjects.  It was initially reported that a handgun was displayed.  No threats were confirmed.  No gun was found to be involved.  No charges at this time. 

EAST: Death Investigation – 3:18 p.m.  Officers responded to an East district residence for a deceased subject (35-year-old male).  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious identified.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 4:31 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for a subject/suspect (27-year-old female) causing a disturbance.  The suspect was taken into custody and charged with criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct. 

SOUTH: Disturbance – 5:11 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance on Todd Drive and contact was made with a female subject who was in need of medical attention.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The behavior of the subject was determined to be non-mental health related.  The subject was admitted to the hospital for further evaluation.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.

CENTRAL: Information/Armed Robbery – 5:52 p.m.  A male victim reported being robbed at gunpoint the night before by a male suspect he knew by first name only.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Stolen Vehicle – 6:23 p.m.  Officers received a report of a stolen vehicle that was left running and unoccupied.  The vehicle was observed on Mineral Point Road and a crash was subsequently reported (vehicle struck a tree and a 13-year-old suspect fled on foot).  The suspect was apprehended and transported to the Juvenile Reception Center. The juvenile was also found to be in possession of marijuana.  Charges forthcoming. 

EAST: Disturbance – 8:11 p.m.  Officers responded to an East district residence for a parking complaint after it was discovered that one of the involved parties had outstanding warrants.  The subject/suspect (31-year-old female) was contacted and transported to jail.

EAST: Residential Burglary – 8:58 p.m.  Officers responded to an East district residence for a report of a stolen vehicle from an open garage.  Monona PD later observed the vehicle and attempted a traffic stop.  The vehicle fled but crashed.  The area was checked and three suspects were taken into custody on a variety of charges – operating a motor vehicle without consent, eluding, resisting. 

 

01/26

**Priority calls only from 12:27 a.m. to 2:38 a.m. due to calls for service.

**Priority calls only from 3:08 p.m. to 7:33 p.m. due to calls for service.

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense - 12:14 a.m.  Officers responded to the 300 block of W. Gorham St for a report of a subject with a knife causing a disturbance.  The suspect (28-year-old male) was contacted and found to be intoxicated.  The suspect was found to have a knife and a gun on him.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct while armed and carrying a handgun where alcohol is sold.  The firearm was taken for temporary safekeeping. 

NORTH: Check Area – 12:15 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of shots fired from a subject in a vehicle.  Officers arrived quickly in the area and observed the vehicle as well as a subject going inside a residence.  Contact was made with two subjects.  Canvass of the area was conducted.  No evidence of shots fired located.  No reported injuries or property damage.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Fight Call – 2:00 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance in the area of W. Dayton St/N. Broom St and detained two suspects (26-year-old males).  One suspect was arrested for battery and disorderly conduct.  The other suspect was arrested for substantial battery and resisting. 

EAST: Information/Armed Robbery – 3:04 a.m.  Officers made contact with a female who reported that a suspect pointed a handgun at her and stole her purse.  The female stated that the suspect then proceeded to steal her vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Stolen Vehicle – 3:31 a.m.  Officers received a report of a stolen vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

NORTH: Disturbance – 11:15 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a disturbance at Walgreens in the 3700 block of E. Washington Avenue.  The subjects involved were no longer on scene when officers arrived.  Areas checked. 

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 12:46 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital to check the welfare of a subject causing a disturbance and making self-harming comments.  The subject was contacted.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 2:02 p.m.  Officers responded to a North district residence for a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 23-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was taken into custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Once medically cleared the suspect was transported to jail for outstanding warrants/charges as well as new domestic-related charges.

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 5:56 p.m.  Officers received a report that a male subject exposed himself to another male subject.  Officers were unable to contact/locate the suspect.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 8:38 p.m.  Officers responded to Langdon St for a report of an unwanted subject who was in violation of a restraining order.  The suspect (28-year-old female) was not on scene when officers arrived but she was located/contacted on Chapel Hill.  The suspect resisted officers.  The suspect was arrested for the restraining order violation, resisting and attempted battery of a police officer.

SOUTH: Missing Adult – 9:38 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing adult from a group home.  The subject has a history of walking away.  Areas checked.  Attempt to locate aired.

CENTRAL: Crash/Damage to Property – 11:18 p.m.  Officers responded to E. Wilson St/S. Baldwin after a vehicle crashed into a taxi after going through a stop sign without stopping.  The female driver/suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence,  bail jumping and she was issued several traffic citations.

 

01/27

EAST: Information/Sexual Assault – 12:04 a.m.  Officers made contact with a female victim who reported being sexually assaulted.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 12:50 a.m.  Officers responded to a Central district residence for a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 31-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and a probation hold.  The suspect was transported to a local hospital for an evaluation due to suicidal comments being made.  The suspect was admitted to the hospital.  Investigation continuing. 

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