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MPD Notable Calls 07/01/2020 to 07/02/2020

July 2, 2020 7:00 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 07/01/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/02/2020, MPD received 410 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 (63), East (99), Midtown (70), North (81), South (39), West (47), and Other (11).  "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.  



  • Priority calls only from 2:58 p.m. to 1:11 a.m. due to calls for service. 

NORTH: Found Property – 9:10 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a loaded handgun that was located.  The residence was recently vacated and the only item left was the handgun.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 10:50 a.m.  MPD Mental Health Officer and Journey Mental Health assisting a subject with a potential emergency detention.  Evaluation being conducted.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 11:42 a.m.  Officers arrested a suspect (37-year-old female) who used heroin in a vehicle with her children present.  The suspect was charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Child Protective Services notified.    

NORTH: Homicide – 2:41 p.m.  A male victim/passenger in a vehicle was located deceased, from an apparent gunshot wound, in the 400 block of N. Sherman Ave. Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Crash with Injuries – 4:22 p.m.  Officers responded to a crash at S. Stoughton Rd/Hwy 30 involving a motorcycle.  Witnesses reported that the motorcycle/driver was weaving in and out of traffic and passing other vehicles on the shoulder.  The motorcycle/driver struck the back of a pickup truck at a red light.  The driver/suspect (43-year-old male) was transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.  The suspect was charged with following too close, operating while suspended and non-registration of vehicle. 

SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 5:42 p.m.  Officers responded to Manor Drive for a report of a juvenile armed with a gun.  Multiple subjects contacted.  The gun was determined to be a BB gun.  The BB gun was collected and property tagged.  No charges have been substantiated at this time. 

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 7:33 p.m.  Officers met with a male victim who reported being physically assaulted by an unknown male suspect.  A knife was involved.  The victim sustained visible injuries.  The suspect was not on scene.  Investigation continuing.    

WEST: Weapons Offense – 10:32 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 59-year-old male suspect).  The suspect cut the victim several times on the leg and arm (small lacerations sustained).  The suspect was not able to be contacted.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect, once located.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Intoxicated Driver – 11:36 p.m.  Officers responded to a possible intoxicated driver on Hwy 30/Stoughton Rd.  The driver/suspect (37-year-old male) refused field sobriety tests.  Open intoxicants were located in the vehicle.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (4th offense).



NORTH: Traffic Incident – 2:21 a.m.  A vehicle struck a home on Blaine Drive.  Several intoxicated individuals were on scene and all had varying accounts of what occurred.  Investigation continuing. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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