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MPD Notable Calls 09/22/2020 to 09/23/2020

September 23, 2020 9:09 AM

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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 09/22/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 09/23/2020, MPD received 425 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 (62), East (94), Midtown (71), North (76), South (29), West (40), and Other (53).  "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.  

 

09/22

Priority calls only from 1:34 p.m. to 5:29 p.m. due to calls for service.

Priority calls only from 7:54 p.m. to 9:13 p.m. due to calls for service. 

CENTRAL: Mental Health Conveyance – 9:23 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject blocking traffic on E. Gorham St/N. Butler.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  An emergency detention was sought and approved.  Final transport pending. 

EAST: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 10:09 a.m.  Officers responded to East Towne Mall area for three suspects who fled from a stolen vehicle on foot from Sun Prairie PD. The vehicle struck SPPD's squad and fled the area.  The three suspects who fled on foot were apprehended (19-year-old male, 16-year-old male and 19-year-old male).  The stolen vehicle reappeared, fled from police again and crashed.  The driver fled on foot.  Investigation continuing.  **A fourth suspect (17-year-old male) was located hiding in a nearby store.

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 12:28 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital regarding a subject in need of a Chapter 51 return.  Final transport pending.

CENTRAL: Mental Health Conveyance – 4:50 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a suicidal subject.  Contact was made with the subject and he was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  The subject was voluntarily admitted and left in the care of medical staff.

WEST: Sexual Assault of a Child – 4:53 p.m.  Child Protective Services requested MPD's assistance with a sexual assault of a child allegation involving a juvenile and her step-father.  Contact made with the juvenile, the juvenile's mother and the step-father/suspect.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Intoxicated Driver – 5:34 p.m.  Officers responded, along with EMS/MFD, to check the welfare of two subjects asleep in a vehicle.  The driver/suspect (38-year-old male) is a known heroin addict.  The suspect was startled awake and he attempted to drive away.  The suspect refused field sobriety tests.  The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (5/6th offense), possession of drug paraphernalia and bail jumping.

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 6:20 p.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a subject/suspect (26-year-old male) who was walking around a neighborhood without clothes on, yelling and overall disturbing other community members.  The suspect was recently released from prison and cut off his ankle bracelet.  The suspect was taken into custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  An emergency detention was not approved.  The suspect was arrested and transported to jail on a probation/parole violation. 

NORTH: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 8:38 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (16-year-old male).  Attempt to locate aired.  Phone ping attempted.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 9:54 p.m.  Officers responded to the area of Wheeler Rd/N. Sherman Ave for reports of shots fired.  Officers located a few shell casings in the roadway.  No injuries or property damage reported.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 9:59 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 50-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic battery, domestic disorderly conduct and bail jumping.

CENTRAL: Trespassing – 10:23 p.m.  Officers responded to State St for an intoxicated suspect (32-year-old female) who was acting belligerent and screaming at other community members.  The suspect refused to leave the premises.  The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail to post on a city ordinance citation for unlawful trespassing.

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 11:03 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  The subject was contacted and found to be intoxicated.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to detox.   

EAST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 11:51 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway juvenile (15-year-old female).  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. 

09/23

CENTRAL: Stolen Vehicle – 8:14 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a stolen vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

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