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MPD Notable Calls 11/19/2020 to 11/20/2020

November 20, 2020 8:46 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 11/19/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 11/20/2020, MPD received 406 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 (66), East (84), Midtown (51), North (71), South (47), West (56), and Other (31).  "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 7:22pm to 8:06pm due to calls for service.


WEST: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 6:34 am.  Several callers reported hearing the sound of shots fired in the area of Schroeder Rd and Hathaway Dr.  Officers checked the area and did not find evidence of shots fired, property damage or injured persons.

CITY-WIDE: Suspicious Vehicle – 7:09 am.  A clerk at Kelley's Market at Northport and Dryden Dr reported observing a stolen vehicle getting gas.  Officers arrived in the area and observed the vehicle operating at a reckless speed.  Officers did not pursue.  The vehicle remains at large.

MIDTOWN: Assist Police – 7:56 am.  Officers responded to a local hospital for a patient who had fled the hospital and was found by security.  The patient was originally transported to the hospital by McFarland PD, thus McFarland PD took over the investigation.

NORTH: Stolen Auto – 9:56 am.  An officer observed a vehicle with no plates and initiated a traffic stop.  The suspect vehicle fled and crashed.  The suspect driver (22-year-old male) fled from the crash but was apprehended.  The suspect was charged with driving without a valid DL, reckless driving, operating a stolen vehicle, damage to property and resisting.

NORTH: Assist Police – 12:20 pm.  Officers received information regarding the whereabouts of a suspect (21-year-old male) wanted in an Oshkosh investigation.  The suspect was taken into custody.

MIDTOWN: Battery – 3:17 pm.  Officers responded to a hospital where the suspect (37-year-old male) punched a nurse multiple times.  The suspect was charged with disorderly conduct and battery.

CENTRAL: Drug Overdose – 3:58 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where a subject (39-year-old male) had overdosed.  Officers and MFD paramedics administered naloxone and revived the subject, who was transported to the hospital.  No charges were substantiated at this time.

SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 4:10 pm.  Officers observed a wanted suspect (30-year-old male) and took him into custody.

EAST: Information – 4:47 pm.  Officers investigated a report of a possible sexual assault of a child that occurred two years ago.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Check Person – 6:36 pm.  A family member requested that officers check the welfare of a subject (56-year-old male).  Officers responded to the subject's residence but the subject refused to make contact.  Officers decided to disengage.

NORTH: Check Person – 9:42 pm.  Officers were made aware of a subject (28-year-old male) who was lying in the street at the intersection of E Mifflin St and N Paterson St.  Officers determined the subject was highly intoxicated and uncooperative.  The subject was conveyed to the hospital where he threatened staff and was thus arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.


WEST: Information – 12:08 am.  Officers investigated a report of possible child abuse.  No probable cause was developed at this time.  CPS was notified of the investigation.

EAST: Check Person – 12:37 am.  Officers responded to a residence to check on the welfare of a suspect (40-year-old male) who had multiple outstanding warrants.  Officers processed the warrants with the Dane County Sheriff's Office and also cited the suspect for possession of drug paraphernalia which was found on the suspect's person.

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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