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MPD Notable Calls 07/21/2020 to 07/22/2020

July 22, 2020 9:13 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 07/21/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/22/2020, MPD received 445 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 (60), East (94), Midtown (79), North (59), South (54), West (75), 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.  



  • Priority calls only from 6:54 p.m. to 12:16 a.m. due to calls for service. 

SOUTH:  Crash with Injuries – 6:33 a.m.  Officers responded to a three vehicle crash at Fish Hatchery Rd/N. Wingra Rd.  Two drivers were issued citations.  Minor injuries sustained.  Traffic was diverted due to the crash.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

SOUTH: Disturbance – 9:20 a.m.  Officers responded to allegations of a disturbance between two subjects.  Both subjects reported that they were physically assaulted by the other subject.  The explanations provided were conflicting.  One involved party/49-year-old female is not allowed to have contact with the other subject; therefore probable cause existed to arrest/charge the female with bail jumping.  No other charges at this time substantiated.

MIDTOWN: Crash with Injuries – 11:41 a.m.  Officers responded to a vehicle vs. pedestrian crash on N. Midvale Blvd.  The pedestrian sustained serious, non-life threatening injuries.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Check Person – 12:24 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  The subject was located and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The subject was admitted to the hospital and officers disengaged. 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:16 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 38-year-old female suspect).  The suspect pushed the victim.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct. 

EAST: Disturbance – 1:51 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (36-year-old male and 31-year-old female).  The male met the female to purchase shoes, which the male reported as stolen.  An altercation took place between the two subjects.  The female subject was cited for theft.  The male subject was cited for misdemeanor battery.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 2:27 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance on N. Butler St/E. Mifflin St.  A 37-year-old female was cited for trespassing and released.  No other charges substantiated.    

SOUTH: Arson – 5:08 p.m.  Officers responded, along with MFD, to a report of a vehicle on fire.  Officers were advised that a female was observed damaging the vehicle with a bat and pouring liquid on the vehicle.  Fire was extinguished.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect.  Suspect remains at-large.  Investigation continuing.    ** A suspect (34-year-old female) was taken into custody and conveyed to jail. 

NORTH: Crash with Injuries – 5:23 p.m.  Officers responded to a vehicle vs. bicycle crash on Northport Dr.  The bicyclist collided with a vehicle and sustained minor injuries.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Disturbance – 6:45 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance at a business on West Towne Way.  Limited information was gathered as those on scene were not cooperative with officers.  Video footage was viewed and probable cause was developed to cite two suspects (39-year-old female and 26-year-old male) with disorderly conduct. 

CENTRAL: Traffic Incident – 7:41 p.m.  Officers responded to S. Ingersol/East Wilson for an incident between a driver/vehicle and a pedestrian.  The pedestrian reported that the driver ran over his foot.  The driver reported that the pedestrian jumped out in front of his vehicle and flopped onto his hood.  Investigation continuing.   

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 8:19 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance involving a 26-year-old male suspect.  Witness reported observing the suspect physically assault a male victim.  The suspect was taken into custody.  The victim was not cooperative with officers.  The suspect was not allowed to be in the area or have contact with the victim.  The suspect was arrested for bail jumping. 

EAST: Armed Robbery – 8:50 p.m.  A male suspect demanded money at Denny's on Thierer Rd.  The suspect told employees he had a gun.  The suspect fled prior to officers arriving on scene.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Suspicious Vehicle – 9:59 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked in the middle of a road and had its windows shattered.  The vehicle was not occupied.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Armed Robbery – 10:17 p.m.  Officers responded to the Cajun Seafood Restaurant in the 4800 block of E. Washington Ave for a report of an armed robbery.  The suspect was observed by officers as they arrived in the area.  The suspect (50-year-old male) was apprehended.  The suspect was charged with armed robbery, obstructing a peace officer and a probation/parole violation.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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