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MPD Notable Calls 07/16/2020 to 07/17/2020

July 17, 2020 10:00 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 07/16/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/17/2020, MPD received 486 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 (84), East (97), Midtown (86), North (86), South (57), West (54), and Other (22).  "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 11:10am to 1:10pm, 3:45pm to 6:00pm, and 12:45am to 4:00am due to calls for service.

WEST: ATL Person – 8:51 am.  Officers responded to a residence in an attempt to locate a wanted suspect.  The suspect was not at the residence but phone contact was made and the suspect responded to the west district station where he was interviewed by detectives.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Recovered Stolen Auto – 10:11 am.  A vehicle stolen from the town of Middleton was located in the 5800 block of Balsam Rd.  Officers responded and stood by while the owner retrieved the vehicle.

EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 10:18 am.  Officers made contact with a subject (36-year-old male) who was under a Chapter 51 commitment.  The subject was placed in protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital where, at the time of this writing, officers were preparing for transport to WMHI.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 11:00 am.  During an argument between the suspects (20-year-old male and female), the male suspect damaged property in the residence and then left.  He returned later and was locked out of the residence so he kicked the door in.  Both suspects were arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

EAST: Check Person – 2:34 pm.  Officers made contact with a subject (59-year-old female) in O.B. Sherry Park who was taking her clothes off and making delusional statements.  The subject was placed in protective custody and conveyed to WMHI.

WEST: Check Person – 3:23 pm.  Officers made contact with a subject (19-year-old male) to check his welfare, as his girlfriend had reported he may be suicidal.  Officers conveyed the subject to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.

NORTH: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 4:40 pm.  Officers observed a stolen vehicle traveling near Kennedy Heights.  Officers followed the vehicle and observed three males exit the vehicle.  An attempt to locate them was unsuccessful.  The vehicle was returned to its owner.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 5:51 pm.  Officers arrested a suspect (21-year-old male) who had caused multiple disturbances involving several female victims at a downtown apartment building.  The suspect was charged with three counts of disorderly conduct and conveyed to jail.

EAST: Check Person – 6:37 pm.  Officers made contact with a subject (16-year-old male) who attempted to harm himself.  The subject was transported to the hospital for treatment. Journey Mental Health was consulted.

SOUTH: Disturbance – 10:55 pm.  During an argument, the suspect (26-year-old male) pushed and yelled at the victim.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

EAST: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 11:50 pm.  Dispatch received calls regarding shots fired and officers at the east police district also heard what sounded like shots fired.  Officers searched the area near the 4400 block of Milwaukee St but did not locate evidence of shots fired, injured persons or damage to property.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 11:54 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (22-year-old male) was arguing with family members and threatened to harm them and himself.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

CENTRAL: Substantial Battery – 12:05 am.  During an argument, the suspect (29-year-old male) struck the victim multiple times with a pool cue.  The victim received stitches above his eye for his injuries.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect, who remains at large, for substantial battery.

EAST: Residential Burglary – 1:46 am.  The victim reported two unknown suspects stole multiple items from his residence.  He observed the suspects in his vehicle parked in the garage and the suspects then fled to a waiting vehicle.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

WEST: Runaway Juvenile – 1:55 am.  A juvenile (15-year-old female) was reported missing when she did not return home after leaving the residence around noon.  The subject was listed as missing and an ATL was aired.

CENTRAL: Battery – 2:24 am.  The victim reported he was walking in the area of N Lake St and University Ave when four unknown suspects exited a vehicle and kicked and punched the victim.  UW PD observed a possible suspect vehicle traveling westbound on University Ave at a high rate of speed.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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