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 07/07/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/08/2020, MPD received 421 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 (76), East (95), Midtown (65), North (65), South (40), West (51), and Other (29). "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.
WEST: Strong Arm Robbery – 6:05 a.m. A victim reported being grabbed by two male suspects who subsequently stole her purse/cell phone. The suspects fled in a vehicle. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.
WEST: Residential Burglary – 6:35 a.m. Officers responded to a residence where electronics and a purse were stolen from the home. Neighbors reported observing 4 males running from the residence to a vehicle.
NORTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 6:44 a.m. Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile. No medical/safety concerns identified. **The juvenile returned home.
WEST: Assist EMS – 7:17 a.m. Officers responded, along with EMS, to a subject down on the ground. The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment. Investigation continuing.
WEST: Weapons Offense – 7:49 a.m. Officers responded to Loreen Drive after a bullet was found having entered a home. Officers located three casings. No reported injuries. Investigation continuing.
SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:01 a.m. Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 21-year-old male suspect). The suspect punched, pushed the victim to the ground and strangled her. Charges forthcoming. Investigation continuing.
CENTRAL: Damage to Property – 11:31 a.m. A vehicle was reported in a parking lot to have a bullet hole in the driver's side door. Investigation continuing.
WEST: Death Investigation – 2:30 p.m. Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (85-year-old female). Nothing suspicious identified. Medical Examiner's office responded.
SOUTH: Assist Police (Monona PD) – 3:31 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a subject flashing a gun while traveling west on the beltline near Monona Drive. Witnesses provided direction of travel for the suspect vehicle. The suspect vehicle was located and a traffic stop was conducted. A consent search of the vehicle was completed with no weapons found. The complainant/victim was given instruction to go to the South police district but they did not show and they didn't answer their phone. The suspect vehicle and occupants were released.
SOUTH: Assist MFD – 3:43 p.m. Officers responded, along with MFD, to a report of a vehicle on fire on the Beltline at Park Street. The vehicle was fully engulfed when MFD/MPD arrived. No injuries reported.
CENTRAL: Assist MFD – 5:55 p.m. Officers and MFD responded to a reported explosion on W. Wilson Street. The problem was determined to be electrical. There was no active fire and no reported injuries.
MIDTOWN: Strong Arm Robbery – 7:58 p.m. Officers responded to N. Brooks St for a suspect (37-year-old male) causing multiple disturbances. The suspect threw a female victim against a wall at one point and stole her phone. The suspect was contacted by officers. The suspect resisted officers. The suspect was arrested for strong armed robbery, battery, disorderly conduct (3 counts), resisting and possession of cocaine.
CENTRAL: Residential Burglary – 9:30 p.m. Officers responded to a residence after a suspect (57-year-old male) broke in and demanded to know "where is it." The suspect was contacted by officers and arrested for burglary, damage to property and disorderly conduct.
EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:02 p.m. Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 47-year-old male suspect). The suspect grabbed the victim and threw her around. The suspect also broke a chair. The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.
EAST: Weapons Offense – 11:57 p.m. Officers responded to Milwaukee St for multiple reports of shots fired. Multiple casings were located/recovered by officers. A home and vehicle were struck/damaged by gunfire. No reported injuries. Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing.