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MPD Notable Calls 08/07/2020 to 08/10/2020

August 10, 2020 10:01 AM

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The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to (Friday morning to Monday morning) 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 08/07/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/10/2020, MPD received 1,273 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 (217), East (258), Midtown (207), North (220), South (131), West (176), and Other (64).  "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.

 

08/07

Priority calls only from 6:06 p.m. to 9:02 p.m. due to calls for service.

EAST: Residential Burglary – 5:18 a.m. The victims reported the unknown suspect(s) entered their residence and stole a purse and a vehicle from their home sometime overnight.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 7:47 a.m.  Family members discovered a subject (50-year-old male) deceased in the area near Pick N Save on Shopko Dr.  The subject had been reported missing.  Nothing about the death appeared suspicious.  Medical examiner on scene.

EAST: Residential Burglary – 7:50 a.m.  The victim reported her son heard footsteps and voices inside the residence early in the morning.  The residents discovered the garage door was open, and a garage door opener and lunch box were missing.  The lunch box was later recovered in the street near the residence.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Stolen Motorcycles – 8:38 a.m.  A subject reported two motorcycles of his were stolen sometime over the last week.  He was informed the motorcycles were recovered.

EAST: Residential Burglary – 9:14 a.m.  The victims reported the unknown suspect(s) entered their home and stole multiple items from inside the home, as well as a vehicle from the garage.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Residential Burglary – 9:30 a.m.  The victims reported unknown suspects entered their home and stole multiple items from inside the residence as well as two vehicles from the garage.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Residential Burglary – 10:57 a.m.  The suspects entered a vehicle and used a garage door opener to access the garage and enter the residence through the unlocked door between the garage and the residence.  Multiple items were stolen from the residence as well as two vehicles.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Runaway Juvenile – 12:00 p.m.  A juvenile (16-year-old female) was reported to have run away.  An ATL was aired and the juvenile was listed as missing.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 2:03 p.m.  A family member reported his brother/suspect (56-year-old male) was intoxicated and possibly suicidal.  Officers responded to the scene and made contact with the suspect and family members.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect on charges of disorderly conduct for a previous domestic incident.

CENTRAL: Liquor Law Violation – 3:09 p.m.  The suspect (60-year-old male) was observed in Peace Park in the 200 block of W Gilman St consuming alcohol.  The suspect was issued a 30 day ban from city parks for his continued consumption of alcohol in the parks.  The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 4:42 p.m.  A roommate found the subject (53-year-old female) deceased in the residence.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

EAST: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 7:35 p.m.  Multiple callers to dispatch reported two vehicles traveling westbound on Milwaukee St shooting at each other.  Officers located fired cartridge casings at several locations on Milwaukee St between E Washington Ave and Stoughton Rd.  A vehicle being operated by an uninvolved subject was struck by gunfire.  The subject was not injured.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

MIDTOWN: Runaway Juvenile – 7:48 p.m.  A mother reported her 14-year-old son ran away from home.  An ATL was aired and the juvenile was listed as missing.

NORTH: Drug Overdose – 9:54 p.m.  A roommate found the suspect (37-year-old female) unresponsive in the residence.  The suspect was revived with naloxone.  The suspect was cited for possession of heroin.

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 10:45 p.m.  Officers in the 400 block of W Gilman St heard yelling and observed two male subjects running, one of whom was armed with a handgun.  Officers located several ammunition rounds and pieces of a magazine from a firearm.  The subjects involved in the disturbance remain at large and unidentified.

08/08

Priority calls only from 2:37 p.m. to 4:31 p.m. due to calls for service.
Priority calls only from 11:40 p.m. to 12:38 a.m. due to calls for service. 

MIDTOWN: Stolen Auto – 1:20 a.m.  The victim reported her car was stolen from her residence.  The car was unlocked with the key inside.  An ATL was aired and the vehicle was listed as stolen.

WEST: OMVWI – 1:24 a.m.  The suspect (47-year-old female) was driving northbound on McKenna Blvd at a high rate of speed when she collided with a light pole.  There were five other occupants in the vehicle ranging in age from 8 to 17 years old, several of whom were treated at the hospital for minor injuries.  The suspect was arrested and charged with injury by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle and OWI with passengers under 16.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 3:52 a.m.  Following an argument, the suspect (24-year-old female) followed the victim in a vehicle to a parking lot in the 1000 block of E Main St where she rammed the side of his vehicle with hers.  An infant was in the vehicle with the suspect but was uninjured.  The suspect was arrested and charged with 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety.  Child Protective Services was notified.

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense Person w/ Gun – 5:09 a.m.  A subject reported an unknown male suspect pulled a gun on him in the area of State St and W Mifflin St.  Officers arrived in the area and observed no signs of a disturbance and were unable to gather further information about the incident.  Capitol PD was notified.

NORTH: Recovered Stolen Autos – 7:51 a.m.  Two vehicles which had been reported stolen were recovered in the area of Sundown Ct and Summerview Ct.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Residential Burglary – 9:25 a.m.  The victim reported her vehicle was stolen from the underground parking garage at her residence.  The keys were in the vehicle.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Information – 9:29 a.m.  Officers investigated a report of an alleged sexual assault of a child. CPS was notified.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Stolen Auto/Theft from Auto – 9:55 a.m.  Officers responded to the Princeton Club for a report of a stolen car as well as a report of theft from a separate vehicle.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Residential Burglary – 12:13 p.m.  The victims reported the unknown suspect(s) entered their residence through an unlocked door and stole two laptops and a cell phone.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Check Property – 12:39 p.m.  A subject reported an unknown suspect attempted to enter her residence and was seen checking a neighbor's home.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Stolen Vehicle – 1:07 p.m. The victim's vehicle and wallet were stolen by a known acquaintance/suspect (44-year-old female).  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.

SOUTH: Stolen Vehicle – 1:18 p.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen overnight from a residence.  The vehicle was unlocked and had the keys in it.  **The vehicle was later located/recovered by Fitchburg PD.  Owner notified.

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 2:30 p.m.  A male subject/suspect fired a shot (from a vehicle) at another vehicle while stopped at a stop light at the intersection of E. Washington Ave/First Street.  Both vehicles fled the area.  No reported injuries.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continued.

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 2:33 p.m.  Officers responded to the 700 block of E. Washington Ave for a subject/suspect (61-year-old male) armed with a knife and making stabbing motions towards vehicles driving.  The suspect was contacted and taken into custody without incident.  The suspect was charged with disorderly conduct while armed.

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 10:13 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject.  The subject (62-year-old female) was located deceased.  The decedent had health concerns.  Nothing suspicious observed.  Medical Examiner's office responded.

EAST: Crash – 11:36 p.m.  Officers responded to a rollover crash on N. Thompson Drive.  The driver (40-year-old male) struck a parked vehicle which caused his vehicle to flip over on its roof.  The driver was cited for failure to control his vehicle. 

08/09

Priority calls only from 6:07 p.m. to 8:26 p.m. due to calls for service.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 1:44 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 25-year-old male suspect).  The suspect caused damage to the residence during an argument with his roommate.  The suspect was outside when the first officer arrived on scene.  The suspect pulled a knife on the officer.  The officer was able to distance himself from the suspect.  The suspect attempted to take off on his bicycle.  The suspect was apprehended and eventually taken into custody after he resisted.  The suspect was charged with criminal damage to property, domestic disorderly conduct, aggravated battery, resisting and battery/threat towards a law enforcement officer. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 6:50 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 30-year-old male suspect).  The suspect strangled the victim during an argument.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect, once he is located.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 8:27 a.m.  Officers responded to a convenience store on Milwaukee St to check the welfare of a subject.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The subject was subsequently conveyed to Winnebago.

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 8:43 a.m.  Officers responded to what was initially called in as a suspect threatening the caller with a knife. The caller did not remain on scene and her story changed throughout her contact with officers.  The suspect was not found to have a knife on him.  The suspect (58-year-old male) was arrested on an outstanding warrant. 

EAST: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 12:40 p.m.  An unoccupied vehicle, confirmed to be reported as stolen, was located/recovered on Oak Valley Drive. 

CENTRAL: Check Person – 2:01 p.m.  Officers received a report to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  Attempt to locate aired.  Phone ping completed.  The subject was located, taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.   Journey Mental Health consulted.  A safety plan was developed and the subject was released to her parent. 

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 5:52 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (53-year-old male).  Nothing suspicious identified.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Autopsy pending. 

EAST: Weapons Offense – 5:55 p.m.  Officers responded to Parkwood Ln/N. Walbridge Ave for multiple reports of shots fired.  Witnesses reported observing two vehicles flee from the area after shots were heard.  No injuries reported.  Area canvassed.  Two shell casings and one unspent round recovered.  An uninvolved, unoccupied vehicle was struck by gunfire.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Weapons Offense – 6:00 p.m.  Officers responded to N. Thompson Drive for a report of two vehicles (same description as the call above) chasing/shooting at each other.  Shell casings recovered from the area.  No reported injuries.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

08/10

MIDTOWN: Non-Residential Burglary – 12:45 a.m.  A witness heard glass breaking at a nearby business and called 911.  Brunsell Lumber Showroom was found to be damaged.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Suspicious Vehicle – 1:45 a.m.  An officer observed an unsecured vehicle with the windows down and property (including a cell phone) in plain view.  Area checked for the driver/owner (not located).  Phone contact was made with the subject's mother who asked to leave the vehicle/property where it was.  The driver/owner has a history of multiple OWIs.  Officers left the vehicle/property and disengaged from the area. 

CENTRAL: Battery – 2:45 a.m.  Officers observed a suspicious vehicle and made contact with the driver who initially reported that she was involved in a carjacking and that she was suffering from a stroke.  The driver/victim was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The victim's account of what occurred changed.  It was then reported that the victim was physically assaulted by a known male acquaintance/suspect. Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 6:18 a.m.  A stolen vehicle was found on N. Thompson Drive in a parking lot.  Owner notified.

CENTRAL: Theft from Auto – 6:56 a.m.  Numerous unlocked vehicles were entered by an unknown suspect(s) in the Williamson/Jenifer/Livingston area.         

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