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MPD Notable Calls 05/20/2020 to 05/21/2020

May 21, 2020 9:50 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 05/20/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 05/21/2020, MPD received 470 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 (82), East (93), Midtown (67), North (68), South (50), West (86), and Other (24).  "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.  

 

05/20

NORTH: Disturbance –  7:30 a.m.  Dispatch received a 911 disconnect call.  Upon callback, the caller provided varying accounts for what was occurring, including a male subject waving a gun around in a vehicle.  Officers made contact with numerous subjects, including the caller, at a convenience store on Northport.  An ongoing dispute was identified between two male subjects, only one of which was on scene.  Video evidence was reviewed and probable cause could not be developed.  Investigation continuing.   

EAST: Missing Adult – 10:10 a.m.  Officers received a report of a missing adult (61-year-old female).  Areas checked.  The subject returned home on her own.  No further action deemed necessary by police.

CITY-WIDE: Information – 10:40 a.m.  Officers received a report of a subject shot at and arm being grazed.  The incident was determined to have taken place in Sun Prairie, so therefore it was referred to their agency.  Sun Prairie PD has the lead on this investigation.    

EAST: Check Person – 10:46 a.m.  Officers received a report to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject armed with a knife.  The subject was contacted and was cooperative with officers.  The subject agreed to go to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was left in the care of medical staff. 

EAST: Assist EMS/Fire – 12:31 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a female subject laying in a flower bed.  The subject was conscious and talking when officers arrived.  The subject made some suicidal statements.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital and Journey Mental Health was consulted.  The subject has a history of mental health concerns.  The subject was determined to have illegal substances in her system.  The subject was admitted and left in the care of medical staff.  An emergency detention may be sought.  No further action deemed necessary by officers at this time.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:02 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 20-year-old female suspect).  The suspect pushed the victim, causing the victim to fall and hit her head.  The victim sustained a bump on her head.  The suspect fled in a vehicle but was located by officers.  A K9 sniff was conducted on the vehicle and the dog alerted.  A search of the vehicle yielded cocaine.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct, domestic battery, possession of cocaine and bail jumping (2 counts). 

CENTRAL: Information – 2:37 p.m.  An officer observed a large gathering on Langdon St.  Contact was made with the subjects who were educated about the county's public health order regarding gatherings.  The subjects were cooperative and dispersed.  No citations issued. No further action deemed necessary by officers.

WEST: Information 2:38 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence regarding concerns for a gathering/party.  Contact was made with the subjects who were educated about the county's public health order regarding gatherings.  The subjects were cooperative and dispersed.  No citations issued. No further action deemed necessary by officers.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 4:52 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 22-year-old male suspect).  The suspect slapped the victim in the face multiple times.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and domestic battery.

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 5:13 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a shot fired in the parking lot at the Mallard's baseball field.  A casing was recovered.  A female subject was contacted who was not forthcoming.  No firearm was located.  The described suspect (male) was not on scene.  No injuries or property damage reported at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Death Investigation – 5:28 p.m.  Officers responded to an assisted living facility for a deceased subject (69-year-old female).  Nothing suspicious identified.  Medical Examiner's office responded. 

CENTRAL: Check Person – 7:13 p.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a subject who purchased knives and made comments about harming himself.  Officers were not able to locate the subject initially.  A phone ping was conducted and the subject was located.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where he was voluntarily admitted.  No further action deemed necessary by officers at this time. 

EAST: Disturbance – 9:32 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 27-year-old male suspect).  The victim reported that the suspect was angry and held a knife to her throat.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Attempts to locate the suspect were unsuccessful.  Probable cause developed to charge the suspect, once he is located.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 10:34 p.m.  Officers responded to a convenience store parking lot for some sort of disturbance involving a gun.  A casing was located.  No reports of injuries or property damage at this time.  Involved parties not cooperative.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Information – 11:14 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence regarding a noise complaint and located a gathering.  Contact was made with the subjects who were educated about the county's public health order regarding gatherings.  The subjects were cooperative and dispersed.  No citations issued. No further action deemed necessary by officers.

CENTRAL: Information – 11:41 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence regarding a noise complaint and located a gathering.  Contact was made with the subjects who were educated about the county's public health order regarding gatherings.  The subjects were cooperative and dispersed.  No citations issued. No further action deemed necessary by officers.

 

05/21

CENTRAL: Information – 1:17 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence regarding a noise complaint and located a gathering.  Contact was made with the subjects who were educated about the county's public health order regarding gatherings.  The subjects were cooperative and dispersed.  No citations issued. No further action deemed necessary by officers.

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 1:22 a.m.  Officers responded to the Red Roof on Hayes Rd for a report of shots fired.  There was a time delay in this incident being reported.  Shell casings were recovered.  No reports of injuries or property damage at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Information – 1:45 a.m.  Officers heard a loud party and made contact with the subjects who were educated about the county's public health order regarding gatherings.  The subjects were cooperative and dispersed.  No citations issued. No further action deemed necessary by officers.

MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person - 5:27 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject/suspect (38-year-old female) heard screaming.  Officers located the suspect who was observed lighting papers on fire.  The suspect attempted to light her shirt on fire.  The suspect was not cooperative and refused to listen to officers' commands.  The suspect was taken into custody and conveyed to jail.  

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