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MPD Notable Calls 08/03/2020 to 08/04/2020

August 4, 2020 6:39 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 08/03/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/04/2020, MPD received 438 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 (57), East (94), Midtown (66), North (85), South (46), West (53), and Other (37).  "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 1:32 a.m. to 2:14 a.m. due to calls for service. 

EAST: Check Person – 11:29 a.m.  Officers responded, along with EMS/MFD, to Home Depot on East Springs Drive for a subject found down in a restroom.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 11:52 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  The subject was contacted and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Investigation continuing.     

MIDTOWN: Crash with Injuries – 12:46 p.m.  Officers responded to University Ave/Mills St for a single vehicle vs. tree crash.  A passenger in the suspect's vehicle sustained minor injuries.  The driver/suspect (28-year-old male) was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (3rd offense).   

SOUTH: Assist MFD – 1:28 p.m.  Officers responded, along with MFD, to Magnolia Lane for a full structure fire.  Residents were evacuated.  Investigation continuing. 

SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 4:04 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject/suspect (31-year-old female).  The suspect was found to be wanted.  The suspect was taken into custody.  Child Protective Services responded to assist with finding care for the suspect's children.

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 5:01 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 30-year-old female suspect).  The victim sustained visible injuries.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct and battery. 

SOUTH: Drug Incident – 6:36 p.m.  Officers responded, along with EMS/Fire, to the Beltline/Fish Hatchery Rd off ramp for a report of a subject/suspect (43-year-old male) passed out in a vehicle.  Naloxone was administered and the suspect regained consciousness.  The suspect admitted to using heroin.  The suspect was cited (order-in) for possession of heroin and operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (3rd offense).  The suspect was left in the care of medical staff. 

EAST: Disturbance – 11:33 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 34-year-old male suspect.  The suspect forced entry into the residence.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  A female victim reported that the suspect was also involved in a hit-and-run crash.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect.  Investigation continuing. 


SOUTH: Armed Robbery – 12:17 a.m.  A male victim/delivery driver reported being hit over the head with a handgun, knocked down and had cash stolen from him by 4 suspects.  Investigation continuing. 

CITY-WIDE: Traffic Incident – 12:38 a.m.  Officers observed a vehicle matching a description of a vehicle that was involved in an earlier pursuit with Maple Bluff PD.  The vehicle did not stop and MPD did not pursue the vehicle.  The vehicle later crashed at Mills/Wingra and a subject/suspect was taken into custody.  Charges forthcoming.  Investigation continuing. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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