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MPD Notable Calls 02/20/2020 to 02/21/2020

February 21, 2020 9:13 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 02/20/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 02/21/2020, MPD received 415 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 (71), East (73), Midtown (53), North (72), South (41), West (71), and Other (34).  "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. 

NORTH: Residential Burglary – 8:27 am.  A victim reported someone entered her apartment through an unlocked side door and rifled through her family's belongings.  Items were also stolen from the trunk of the victim's car.

EAST: Hit and Run Crash – 10:08 am.  A suspect/driver (38-year-old male) caused two crashes within minutes of each other on S Stoughton Rd traveling northbound between Pflaum Rd and Milwaukee St.  Only minor injuries to victim and suspect drivers reported.  Charges may be forthcoming.

SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 11:42 am.  Dispatch received a report of a suspect pointing a gun out a passenger window while traveling on the beltline near Rimrock Rd.  The caller provided suspect vehicle information.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Check Person – 1:09 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where a juvenile with mental health concerns had broken a window and threatened his mother.  The juvenile was placed in protective custody and transported to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The juvenile was later transported to Winnebago Mental Health Institute.

EAST: Drug Incident/Investigation – 1:18 pm.  The manager of Pawn America called to report two suspects (26- and 31-year-old males) using drugs in the public restroom.  The suspects fled the scene but officers apprehended them in the area.  The 26-year-old suspect was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.  The 31-year-old suspect was arrested for a warrant.

EAST: Strong Armed Robbery – 1:53 pm.  The suspect (14-year-old male) approached the victim (17-year-old male) from behind and hit him in the head several times.  The victim fell to the ground where the suspect kicked him multiple times.  The suspect then stole the victim's wallet and a small amount of marijuana.  The suspect was taken into custody and charged with battery, robbery and disorderly conduct.

EAST: Drug Overdose – 1:54 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (42-year-old male) had overdosed on heroin.  After being medically cleared at the hospital, the suspect was transported to jail on a probation hold.  Additional charges may be forthcoming.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 2:23 pm.  While mental health officers were conducting follow-up with a subject (32-year-old male), they learned the subject had attempted to attack a family member with a golf club a few days ago due to his deteriorating mental health.  Officers placed the subject into protective custody and conveyed him to a local hospital where he was admitted.  The subject faces charges of domestic disorderly conduct.

EAST: Strong Armed Robbery – 2:42 pm.  The victim (17-year-old male) reported the suspect (17-year-old female) punched him repeatedly in the face while in the victim's vehicle.  The suspect and another involved subject attempted to remove the victim's wallet from his pocket but the victim was able to hold onto his wallet and exit the vehicle.  The victim reported he then observed the two subjects searching his vehicle.  Officers arrested the suspect and charged her with battery and strong armed robbery.

EAST: Stolen Auto – 9:14 pm.  The victim reported he left his vehicle running in a parking lot on N Thompson Dr when someone stole the vehicle.  The vehicle was listed as stolen.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 3:08 am.  Dispatch received numerous reports of people sleeping and/or trespassing in multiple downtown locations due to the cold temperatures.  Officers assisted in finding safe places for people to seek shelter for the night.

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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