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MPD Notable Calls 08/25/2020 to 08/26/2020

August 26, 2020 9:30 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 08/25/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/26/2020, MPD received 431 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 (102), East (82), Midtown (57), North (65), South (35), West (73), and Other (17).  "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 5:25 p.m. to 8:45 a.m. due to calls for service.

CENTRAL: Trespass – 8:15 a.m.  Officers made contact with a subject/suspect (24-year-old male) who was sleeping on University Ave.  The suspect threatened a police officer.  The suspect was arrested/charged with trespassing and threats to law enforcement.

SOUTH: Drug Incident – 8:42 a.m.  Officers responded, along with EMS/Fire, to a pulseless non-breathing subject.  The subject was revived and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Stolen Vehicle – 9:32 a.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen from a residence overnight.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.    

MIDTOWN: Check Property – 9:34 a.m.  Officers responded to a business on Verona Rd for a suspicious package.  Dane County Sheriff's Office EOD and Postal Inspection responded as well.  Package was deemed to be safe.  Officers disengaged.

CENTRAL: Mental Health Conveyance – 10:26 a.m.  Officers responded to the 600 block of State St to check the welfare of a subject.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/medical clearance before a transport to Winnebago takes place. 

SOUTH: Disturbance – 1:46 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of several children at a residence after it was reported that the father/suspect (36-year-old male) abused the children and pointed a gun at them during a previous incident.  Attempts were made to make contact at the residence and there was no response.  Officers returned to the residence in the evening and contact was made with several subjects, including the suspect.  A consent search did not locate a gun.  Probable cause was developed to arrest/charge the suspect with domestic disorderly conduct.

EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 3:26 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a potential suicidal subject.  Areas checked.  Attempt to locate aired.  The subject showed up at a local hospital later in the day.  Officers responded and Journey Mental Health consulted.  An emergency detention was sought and approved.  Transport to Winnebago pending.

CENTRAL: Mental Health Conveyance – 4:15 p.m.  A suspect (29-year-old male) punched a victim (unknown to him) from behind near University Ave/E. Campus Mall.  The suspect chased the victim and confronted a second victim who attempted to intervene.  The suspect was arrested and charged with battery and disorderly conduct.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  An emergency detention was sought and approved.  The suspect was transported to Winnebago.  Additional charges for battery, substantial battery and disorderly conduct forthcoming. 

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 4:55 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for sounds of a disturbance.  Probable cause was not developed and officers disengaged.  An involved subject/suspect (38-year-old male) repeatedly called 911 so officers returned to the address.  There was still no probable cause to arrest/charge anyone but the suspect demanded to be taken into custody. Despite numerous attempts from officers to convince him to walk away from the area, the suspect ultimately was arrested for obstructing and bail jumping. 

NORTH: Check Property – 9:45 p.m.  Officers responded to Calypso Rd for a report of shots fired and two male juveniles running from the area.  Areas checked.  No evidence of shots fired located.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 10:44 p.m.  Officers responded to the area of N. Thompson Dr/Sycamore Ave for multiple reports of shots fired.  Numerous casings recovered in the area.  No reported property damage or injuries.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 11:37 p.m.  Officers met with a victim at a local hospital who reported that her boyfriend/suspect (43-year-old male) physically and sexually assaulted her.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect, once he is located.  Investigation continuing. 

Incident Report with summary of evening events downtown:

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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