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MPD Notable Calls 05/15/2020 to 05/18/2020

May 18, 2020 8:26 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 05/15/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 05/18/2020, MPD received 1,215 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 (206), East (231), Midtown (183), North (217), South (127), West (171), and Other (80).  "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.  

 

05/15

SOUTH: Check Person – 8:40 a.m.  A subject requested that officers check the welfare of her daughter who she believed to be intoxicated while driving and caring for her son.  At the time of this writing, contact had not been made with the subject/daughter.

NORTH: Recovered Stolen Auto – 9:29 a.m.  An officer was dispatched to the 4400 block of Texas Trl to recover an unoccupied vehicle which was reported stolen.  The owner of the vehicle was contacted.

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 1:37 p.m.  An officer observed a wanted suspect (37-year-old female) in the 1000 block of Williamson St.  The suspect was taken into custody on the multiple felony warrants, as well as new charges of possession of crack cocaine, possession of THC, and resisting.

SOUTH: OMVWI – 3:09 p.m.  Dispatch received a report of a vehicle crossing the center lane and driving into oncoming traffic.  Officers stopped the vehicle at Olin Ave and John Nolen Dr.  The suspect (60-year-old female) was cited for OWI 1st offense.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 4:05 p.m.  An officer responded to the 300 block of N Hamilton St where a suspect (50-year-old male) was causing a disturbance inside the Pinkus McBride Market.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and trespassing.

MIDTOWN: Retail Theft – 4:23 p.m.  A loss prevention employee at Home Depot contacted police after observing the suspect (42-year-old female) leave the store without paying for merchandise in her cart.  Officers responded and arrested the suspect for retail theft.

CENTRAL: Check Property – 6:22 p.m.  Dispatch received a report of a large group of people gathered in the 400 block of W Washington Ave.  Officers made contact with the group and educated them on the Safer at Home order.  The group dispersed.

MIDTOWN: Check Property – 7:00 p.m.  Dispatch received a report of a large group of people gathered in the 4600 block of Verona Rd.  Officers made contact with members of the group, who were celebrating a birthday, and educated them on the Safer at Home order.  The group dispersed.

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 8:46 p.m.  A female victim arrived at a local emergency room with a non-life-threatening gunshot wound.  The victim reported she was shot in Sun Prairie, thus Sun Prairie PD arrived at the hospital and has the lead on the investigation.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 11:24 p.m.  The suspect (32-year-old male) and the victim were arguing.  The suspect left the residence and when he returned, discovered he had been locked out.  The suspect kicked open the door, scaring the victim.  Police responded to the scene and arrested the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 11:33 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a residence where the suspect (16-year-old male) punched his mother and sister in the face.  Both victims suffered lacerations that required stitches.  The suspect was arrested for domestic substantial battery, battery, and disorderly conduct.

 

05/16

**Priority calls only from 1:57 p.m. to 3:02 p.m. due to calls for service.

**Priority calls only from 4:03 p.m. to 6:02 p.m. due to calls for service. 

MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 5:11 a.m.  The victims were asleep in their residence when they were awoken by a loud crash and the sound of glass shattering.  The residents discovered signs of forced entry through a front window of the residence.  A laptop was stolen.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 7:44 a.m.  Two subjects (27-year-old male and 29-year-old female) were arguing when the female struck the male.  The male was not injured and did not wish to press charges.

EAST: Missing Adult – 9:51 a.m.  The father of a subject (20-year-old female) reported his daughter left the residence stating she would return the next morning.  When she did not return, the father contacted police.  An ATL was aired and the subject was listed as missing.

NORTH: Disturbance/Check Person – 10:28 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the Red Roof Inn for a report of a disturbance but were unable to locate any disturbance or anyone wishing to make a report of one.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Stolen Auto – 11:15 a.m.  The victim reported his vehicle was stolen from his driveway.  The keys to the vehicle were located inside the vehicle.  An ATL was aired and the vehicle was listed as stolen.

EAST: Check Area – 1:45 p.m.  Officers responded to the 3800 block of E. Washington Ave for what was originally reported as an armed robbery.  Officers made contact with a male subject.  A facsimile firearm was located in a stolen vehicle, which was recovered.  No charges substantiated at this time.  Other subjects involved not on scene and unable to be contacted.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Disturbance – 3:15 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance involving a 33-year-old female suspect.  The suspect attempted to flee from officers and was not cooperative.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct, battery, criminal damage to property, obstructing, resisting causing injury and a probation/parole hold. 

CENTRAL: Drug Incident – 7:36 p.m.  Officers observed a drug transaction at James Madison Park.  The suspect (40-year-old male) was arrested on multiple drug charges.

NORTH: Disturbance – 8:40 p.m.  Officer responded to Warner Park Community Recreation Center regarding a suspect (34-year-old male) causing a disturbance.  The suspect kicked the door, damaging it.  The suspect was arrested for criminal damage to property. 

CENTRAL: Damage to Property – 9:12 p.m.  Officers received a report that a suspect (44-year-old male) broke the glass in the bus shelter on State Street as well as a window to a business.  The suspect was located and taken into custody.  The suspect was charged with criminal damage to property (3 counts) and bail jumping (2 counts).

NORTH: Disturbance – 9:40 p.m.  Officers responded to the Warner Park Community  Recreation Center for a suspect (27-year-old male) causing a disturbance.  The suspect was calling other subjects names, threatening them and exposed himself.  The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail. 

EAST: Check Property – 10:27 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject.  The caller advised that they observed the homeowner/resident slumped over in the home.  Entry was made and the residence was cleared.  No subjects were located.  Evidence of drug use observed in the home.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Traffic Incident – 11:12 p.m.  Officers responded to a crash on E. Washington/East Springs Dr.  The vehicle was being pursued by the State Patrol. MPD was not involved in the pursuit but was in the area when the crash occurred.  MPD assisted with traffic direction and the crash.  State Patrol has the lead on the pursuit/OWI investigation. 

WEST: Disturbance – 11:40 p.m.  Officers responded to a fight in progress on Bettys Ln.  There was no active disturbance when officers arrived on scene.  Contact was made at a residence and officers heard yelling/screaming.  Family requested that a subject (28-year-old male) be removed from the home.  The subject left voluntarily.  A gun was located and recovered.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing.

 

05/17

**Priority calls only from 7:22 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. due to calls for service. 

NORTH: Traffic Incident- 12:10 a.m.  Officers responded to E. Johnson St for a single vehicle vs. pole crash.  The driver/suspect (37-year-old male) left the scene but returned as officers were present.  The suspect was found to be under the influence and was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (2nd offense).  The suspect was also charged with possession of THC and possession of a controlled substance. 

CENTRAL: Trespass – 1:18 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a female subject yelling for help.  Officers contacted the female who appeared to be fine and refused any assistance.  Officers started to disengage but the female started to scream for help again.  The subject was voluntarily conveyed to a local hospital and left in the care of medical staff.  Officers were called back to the hospital after the subject was discharged but refused to leave.  Officers attempted to gain compliance from the female subject and have her leave the hospital on her own but she refused.  The subject/suspect was arrested for trespass to a medical facility. 

WEST: Death Investigation – 7:31 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (75-year-old male).  The decedent had health concerns.  Nothing suspicious identified.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

NORTH: Residential Burglary – 8:35 a.m.  Officers responded to a residential burglary.  Entry was made to the home through a window while the homeowner was not home.  Items stolen from the home.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 8:41 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject.  Entry was made to the home and the subject (75-year-old male) was located deceased.  Nothing suspicious identified.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Autopsy pending.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 10:21 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a report of a disturbance.  Contact was made with the resident who acknowledged having an argument with her partner, who had left prior to police arrival.  Officers unable to contact the other subject.  No signs of a physical disturbance in the residence.  Officers disengaged from the residence.

NORTH: Traffic Incident – 11:20 a.m.  Officers responded to a crash on E. Washington Ave.  The driver/suspect (27-year-old female) was found to be impaired and was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence.   

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:04 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 50-year-old female suspect.  Probable cause was developed and the suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct (2 counts).

WEST: Information/Child Abuse – 12:59 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a baby having a medical event that may have been caused by his father/suspect (36-year-old male). Suspect's location unknown.  Safety plan put into place.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Stalking – 4:15 p.m.  Officers received a stalking complaint involving a female victim and a 23-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was located in a vehicle and a traffic stop was attempted but the suspect fled.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once he is located for stalking and eluding.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 5:54 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance.  A suspect (26-year-old female) physically assaulted a home care staff member.  The suspect was arrested for battery and disorderly conduct. 

EAST: Check Person – 7:55 p.m.  Officers responded to an overpass bridge for a subject threatening to commit suicide.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital where he was voluntarily admitted.  Officers disengaged from the call. 

CENTRAL: Check Area – 9:19 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence reference a loud party.  Contact was made at the residence, education was provided about the Safer at Home order.  The attendees were cooperative and left the residence.  No further action deemed necessary by officers.

NORTH: Disturbance – 11:49 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for an unwanted subject/suspect (56-year-old male) armed with a gun.  The suspect was approached and was uncooperative with officers.  K9 assisted to apprehend and take the suspect into custody.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct while armed, resisting, probation hold and possession of drug paraphernalia.  The gun was determined to be a realistic looking BB gun. 

 

05/18

CENTRAL: Check Area – 1:13 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence reference a loud party.  Contact was made at the residence, education was provided about the Safer at Home order.  The attendees were cooperative and left the residence.  No further action deemed necessary by officers.

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 1:13 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject.  Entry was made and the subject (49-year-old male) was located deceased.  Evidence of drug use observed.  Nothing suspicious identified.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

  

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