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MPD Notable Calls 07/20/2020 to 07/21/2020

July 21, 2020 8:51 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 07/20/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/21/2020, MPD received 457 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 (75), East (82), Midtown (80), North (77), South (52), West (63), and Other (28).  "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.  

 

07/20

  • Priority calls only from 11:44 a.m. to 2:36 p.m. due to calls for service.
  • Priority calls only from 4:51 p.m. to 8:56 p.m. due to calls for service.
  • Priority calls only form 10:13 p.m. to 11:55 p.m. due to calls for service.

SOUTH:  Mental Health Conveyance – 4:26 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject experiencing delusions.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital where she was admitted for an evaluation/treatment.

NORTH: Sexual Assault – 6:12 a.m.  A victim reported being sexually and physically assaulted by a known suspect (40-year-old male).  The suspect is at-large.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Residential Burglary/Stolen Vehicle – 7:28 a.m.  A vehicle was stolen from an open garage.  The keys were in the vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.   

WEST: Disturbance – 10:14 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 39-year-old male suspect).  The victim sustained visible injuries.  The suspect is at-large.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 11:26 a.m.  A victim reported that a suspect, in a vehicle, pointed at a gun at him.  The suspect vehicle was located by the Dane County Sheriff's Office and a traffic stop was conducted.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Weapons Offense – 11:38 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject with a shot gun in the woods.  The caller reported that the subject pointed the gun at them.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Disturbance – 12:01 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 32-year-old female suspect).  The suspect punched the victim in the face.  The victim sustained visible injuries, including a chipped tooth.  The suspect was arrested/charged with substantial battery and disorderly conduct.

NORTH: Disturbance – 12:45 p.m.  A 42-year-old female suspect attempted to steal merchandise from the Family Dollar on N. Sherman Ave.  A store employee approached the suspect and a physical altercation took place between the two.  The suspect punched the store employee/victim.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Check Person – 1:16 p.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  The subject was contacted and conveyed voluntarily to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The subject was left in the care of medical staff and officers disengaged.

NORTH: Check Area – 5:04 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle and driver.  Officers observed the vehicle/driver and made contact where drug paraphernalia was observed in plain view.  The driver/suspect (36-year-old male) showed signs of impairment.  The suspect failed field sobriety tests.  The suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (5th offense) and possession of drug paraphernalia.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 5:28 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance.  The suspect (29-year-old male) physically assaulted a female victim.  The suspect also threatened two subjects/victims with a gun (no gun was observed).  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Crash with Injuries – 5:36 p.m.  Officers responded to a crash on N. Baldwin St/E. Washington Ave.  A vehicle was racing and crashed into another vehicle (not involved in the racing).  Two occupants from the suspect vehicle fled in another vehicle and two occupants fled on foot.  The driver in the victim vehicle sustained minor injuries.  An involved occupant/suspect (20-year-old male) was apprehended.  He was arrested/charged with resisting, obstructing and felony bail jumping (9 counts).  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:16 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance involving a 58-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was intoxicated, making threatening statements and throwing items around the home.  The victims leave the home and call the police.  Attempts were made to contact the suspect, but he refused to come out of the home.  A decision was made to disengage at this time (with the victims safe) and to arrest the suspect at a later date.  Investigation continuing.      

WEST: Check Area – 11:06 p.m.  Officers responded to the area of Balsam/Leeland for shots fired.  No evidence of shots fired located. 

NORTH: Check Area – 11:12 p.m.  Officers responded to Harper Rd for a report of shots fired.  Area checked.  No evidence of shots fired located. 

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 11:24 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  The subject was contacted.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  A friend of the subject conveyed her to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The subject made threatening self-harm comments and then ran out of the hospital.  UWPD located the subject and brought her back to the hospital.  MPD responded and will be with the subject until she is admitted to the local psych unit. 

WEST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 11:52 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (12-year-old male).  The juvenile left home after getting into an argument with his mom.  The juvenile has a history of running away.   Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.

07/21

CENTRAL: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 12:14 a.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (15-year-old female).  The juvenile has a history of running away.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Check Area – 12:36 a.m.  A caller reported hearing shots fired by Vitense. Area checked.  No evidence of shots fired at this time. 

SOUTH: Check Area – 12:47 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence after the homeowner/victim observed a subject in her yard and noticed a security camera was damaged.  There was information/concern that the subject is the estranged husband of the homeowner, who was served a stalking letter a few weeks prior.  Area cleared.  No one located.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Check Area – 1:15 a.m.  A caller reported hearing  shots fired and someone screaming in the Elver Park area.  Area checked.  No evidence of shots fired.  No involved parties located.  

EAST: Check Area – 3:46 a.m.  Officers responded to the area of S. Fair Oaks/Atwood Ave for two callers reporting shots fired.  Area checked.  No evidence of shots fired located at this time. 

NORTH: Crash with Property Damage – 4:25 a.m.  Officers responded to East Terrace Drive for a crash.  No reported injuries.  A gun was recovered from the vehicle.  The driver possibly overdosed.  Investigation continuing.

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