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 05/11/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 05/12/2020, MPD received 347 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 (52), East (66), Midtown (44), North (66), South (32), West (48), 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.
NORTH: Check Person – 7:46 a.m. Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject. The subject was contacted and no concerns were identified. Officers disengaged.
WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 9:19 a.m. Officers took a wanted suspect (43-year-old male) into custody. The suspect received an additional charge of felon in possession of a firearm as three guns were located in the home.
CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 11:14 a.m. Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject (53-year-old male). The subject was located deceased. Nothing suspicious identified. Medical Examiner's office responded. Autopsy pending. Investigation continuing.
NORTH: Battery – 11:19 a.m. Officers responded to a report of a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 40-year-old male suspect). The victim sustained visible injuries. The suspect was arrested for battery.
CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 12:04 p.m. Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 34-year-old male suspect). Journey Mental Health consulted due to concerns for the suspect's mental health. The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct.
WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 2:27 p.m. Officers originally responded to a residence for a civil dispute between two brothers. Officers attempted to mediate and disengaged from the scene. Officers were called back to the residence for a report that one of the brothers was armed with a knife and was chasing his brother. The suspect (26-year-old male) was taken into custody and charged with domestic disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property. No knives were found to have been involved. The suspect damaged a wall with a screwdriver.
NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 5:04 p.m. A wanted suspect (22-year-old male) was taken into custody at his residence without incident.
EAST: Child Abuse – 5:55 p.m. Officers responded to a residence for a child abuse allegation. The juvenile victim was punched in the face by a known suspect (38-year-old female). The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived. Child Protective Services notified. A safety plan established. Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once she is located. Investigation continuing.
EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 5:59 p.m. A wanted suspect (44-year-old male) was taken into custody after he was involved in a crash near Janesville. Officers responded to take the suspect into custody. The suspect was conveyed to jail.
WEST: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 6:36 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle was confirmed to be stolen and occupied by five juveniles. As officers arrived the juveniles fled on foot. Four juveniles were apprehended. The driver/suspect (14-year-old male) was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without consent and conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center. Investigation continuing.
EAST: Death Investigation – 7:33 p.m. Officers responded to a residence for a pulseless non-breathing subject (69-year-old female). Lifesaving measures attempted but not successful. Nothing suspicious identified. Medical Examiner's office responded. Investigation continuing.
CENTRAL: Stolen Vehicle – 10:04 p.m. Officers received a report of a stolen vehicle. Attempt to locate aired. The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. Investigation continuing.
CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 10:42 p.m. Officers responded to an unwanted suspect (73-year-old male suspect). The suspect was no longer on scene but was in violation of a temporary restraining order. The suspect was located hiding in a nearby garage. The suspect was arrested for violating the restraining order, intimidation of a victim, domestic disorderly conduct and bail jumping (5 counts).