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MPD Notable Calls 04/29/2020 to 04/30/2020

April 30, 2020 8:27 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 04/28/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 04/29/2020, MPD received 346 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 (50), East (49), Midtown (41), North (73), South (32), West (62), and Other (39).  "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.  



EAST: Crash – 4:45 a.m.  Officers responded to a crash at Buckeye Rd/S. Stoughton Rd involving a semi and a vehicle. The semi struck another vehicle and the semi overturned.  The driver of the vehicle that was struck fled the scene. Investigation continuing.

EAST: Check Person – 9:47 a.m.  Officers responded to a check on a subject slumped over in a vehicle.  The subject was revived.  EMS was on scene and checked on the subject.  The subject described taking some anxiety medication which made him sleepy.  No other concerns identified.  The subject was given a ride home.

NORTH: Assist MFD – 12:59 p.m.  Officers responded to Bluejay Lane, along with MFD, for a structure fire.  MPD provided scene security and traffic control.  MFD has the lead on this investigation. 

WEST: Disturbance – 1:29 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (juvenile victim and 22-year-old male suspect).  The suspect pushed the victim and struck the victim in the face.  The suspect fled before officers arrived.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect, once he is located.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Retail Theft – 3:40 p.m.  Officers responded to Woodman's for a retail theft in progress.  The suspect (41-year-old female) attempted to flee from officers.  The suspect was arrested/charged with retail theft, resisting, trespassing and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 3:48 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (43-year-old male).  The decedent has a history of drug use.  Evidence of current drug use observed.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious identified.  Investigation continuing.   

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 4:16 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject.  Entry was made to the home and the subject (66-year-old male) was located deceased.  The decedent had a history of drug use and medical concerns.  The subject was found with a wound that appeared to be self-inflicted.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious identified at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 11:04 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 31-year-old male suspect).  Probable cause was not developed and the parties agreed to separate for the evening.  Officers were called to the residence a second time after the suspect did not abide by the agreement and caused an additional disturbance.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct.



NORTH: Check Property – 2:13 a.m.  Officers responded to a business on Packers Ave for an active alarm.  An open door was located.  A clear of the building was performed with a K9 and no one was located.  Unknown if entry was made or anything was taken.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Check Area – 3:55 a.m.  Officers responded to Silverton Trail for reports of shots fired.  Areas checked.  No evidence of shots fired located at this time. No report injuries or property damage. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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