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MPD Notable Calls 08/10/2020 to 08/11/2020

August 11, 2020 8:26 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 08/10/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/11/2020, MPD received 408 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 (56), East (87), Midtown (74), North (74), South (28), West (51), and Other (38).  "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.  



CENTRAL: Mental Health Conveyance – 9:15 a.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported being held hostage at her residence by her sister/suspect (53-year-old female).  The suspect was reportedly armed with a knife.  Contact was made with the suspect and a knife was located.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Probable cause developed to charge the suspect with domestic disorderly conduct while armed.  The suspect was conveyed to Winnebago. 

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 9:38 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 23-year-old female suspect).  The suspect punched the victim in the face.  The suspect was arrested for domestic battery.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 12:23 p.m.  Officers responded to a subject (72-year-old male) down on the ground.  Lifesaving measures were attempted but not successful.  Nothing suspicious identified.  Medical Examiner's office notified. 

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 4:21 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 61-year-old female suspect).  Probable cause was developed to arrest/charge the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct and battery.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation due to threatening statements the suspect made.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  An emergency detention was not supported.  The suspect was subsequently transported to jail. 

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 4:33 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a suspect (25-year-old male) causing a disturbance.  MPD Mental Health Officer and Journey Mental Health plugged in.  The suspect was ultimately arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

CENTRAL: Disturbance/Unwanted Subject – 5:34 p.m.  Officers responded to the 500 block of State Street for a suspect (60-year-old male) urinating on an outside patio of a restaurant.  The suspect was cooperative with officers.  The suspect was cited and released. 

EAST: Intoxicated Driver – 5:46 p.m.  Officers responded to the area of S. Stoughton Rd/Buckeye Rd after multiple callers reported a traffic complaint on a specific vehicle.  The vehicle/driver/suspect (33-year-old male) rear-ended another vehicle stopped at a light.  The suspect fled the scene.  The suspect was contacted on N. Walbridge Ave where he was taken into custody.  The suspect was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (2nd offense). 

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 6:53 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance involving a 56-year-old male suspect.  The suspect broke into his ex's friend's residence and attempted to take a cell phone.  A scuffle ensued and the suspect left.  The suspect broke into his ex's residence and was armed with a knife. Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect with burglary (2 counts), robbery, disorderly conduct, disorderly conduct while armed and a probation/parole warrant. 

NORTH: Disorderly Conduct – 10:13 p.m.  Officers responded to the 4500 block of E. Washington Ave for a suspect (40-year-old male) causing a disturbance and threatening staff at McDonalds.  The suspect left the area.  The suspect will be cited for disorderly conduct.

WEST: Stolen Vehicle – 10:32 p.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen by a 14-year-old male suspect (son of the caller/registered owner).  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Sexual Assault – 10:35 p.m.  A victim reported being sexually assaulted by a known suspect (38-year-old male).  The suspect was arrested for 4th degree sexual assault and a probation violation.


EAST: Non-Residential Burglary – 4:45 a.m.  Bed Bath and Beyond on Lien Rd was broken into.  Suspect(s) not on scene.  Investigation continuing. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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