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MPD Notable Calls 11/25/2020 to 11/30/2020

November 30, 2020 11:07 AM

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The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to (Wednesday 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 11/25/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 11/30/2020, MPD received 1,344 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 (204), East (291), Midtown (178), North (263), South (123), West (180), and Other (105).  "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.

 

11/25

NORTH: Disturbance – 10:06 a.m.  In a dispute over money, the suspect (32-year-old male) smashed a glass patio door at the victim's residence, entered the residence and beat the victim with a stick.  The suspect then fled the scene and followed a second victim to another location where he battered her.  Officers arrested the suspect and charged him with battery, damage to property, trespass and disorderly conduct.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 1:45 p.m.  During an argument the suspect (15-year-old female) damaged a laptop and backed the victim into a corner.  The suspect was arrested and charged with damage to property and disorderly conduct.

EAST: Check Person – 4:50 p.m.  Officers contacted a subject who wished to report being confronted by an aggressive subject outside her hotel room who was possibly armed with a handgun.  Officers were unable to develop probable cause for any crime.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 8:51 p.m.  The victim reported that during an argument, the suspect (22-year-old male) punched and strangled her.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic battery and strangulation.  Suspect remains at large.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 8:59 p.m.  Family members were caring for a subject (16-year-old male) when he stopped breathing and began to convulse.  The subject was transported to a hospital where he passed away.  The cause of death was determined to be medical with no suspicious circumstances.

WEST: Death Investigation – 9:15 p.m.  Family members found the subject (62-year-old female) deceased in her residence.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 9:27 p.m.  Three family members were involved in arguing and fighting which resulted in two suspects (26- and 31-year-old females) being arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct and battery.  The 26-year-old suspect was also charged with strangulation.

NORTH: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 10:41 p.m.  Multiple callers reported the sound of shots fired coming from Northridge Ter.  Officers recovered spent shell casings in the area.  There were no reports of injuries or damage to property.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

11/26

EAST: Check Person – 4:54 a.m.  Officers made contact with a subject (30-year-old female) who stated she was walking home while intoxicated and at some point passed out.  She reported that when she woke up, she was not wearing her pants and her personal items were scattered in the area.  The subject refused transport to the hospital.  No charges were substantiated at this time.

EAST: Theft from Auto – 7:31 a.m.  Officers responded to numerous reports of thefts from auto in the area of Unity Way and Star Spangled Trail.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Check Person – 2:35 p.m.  Police received a report of a possibly suicidal subject (36-year-old male).  Officers attempted to make contact with the subject but were unsuccessful.  An ATL was aired.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 3:08 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (29-year-old male) hit the victim, his father, in the head multiple times.  Officers arrested the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct.

EAST: Check Person – 7:56 p.m.  Officers responded to the MainStay Suites for a report of a possibly suicidal subject (58-year-old male).  Officers made contact with the subject who was intoxicated and was transported to detox.  It was determined the subject did not threaten anyone at the hotel and no charges were substantiated.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 10:18 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (32-year-old male) pinned the victim down on the bed, damaged property in the residence and damaged the victim's car.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic false imprisonment, battery, disorderly conduct and damage to property.

11/27

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:14 a.m.  The victim reported that his daughter, the suspect (31-year-old female), struck him in the face several times.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct and battery.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:28 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (29-year-old male) hit his father in the face.  Officers arrested the suspect for domestic battery and disorderly conduct.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 3:54 a.m.  A clerk at the BP gas station reported observing the suspect (42-year-old male) punching the victim several times in the face.  Officers arrested the suspect for disorderly conduct.

WEST: Stolen Auto – 6:43 a.m.  The victim reported an unknown suspect entered his residence, stole his vehicle key and then stole his vehicle from the driveway.  An ATL was aired and the vehicle was listed as stolen.

EAST: Retail Theft – 7:18 a.m.  Walgreens reported the suspect (39-year-old female) stole merchandise from the store.  The suspect was arrested and charged with retail theft and multiple counts of bail jumping.

EAST: Residential Burglary – 7:20 a.m.  A victim reported an unknown suspect entered his cars and stole several items from his garage.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Residential Burglary – 8:32 a.m.  The victim reported an unknown suspect entered her cars and garage and stole cash.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Residential Burglary – 8:39 a.m.  Property management staff reported an unknown suspect broke into an apartment that was being remodeled and stole construction equipment and other items.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 9:28 a.m.  During an argument, the suspect (56-year-old male) bit, kicked and punched the victim and at one point prevented her from leaving the hotel room where they were staying.  The suspect was arrested for intimidation of a victim, battery and damage to property.

EAST: Found Property – 12:50 p.m.  A caller to dispatch reported finding several items in their backyard in the 4800 block of Valor Way that appeared to have been taken from a vehicle.  The caller observed a neighbor's car window appeared to have been broken.  MPD received multiple reports of theft from auto in the area.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 2:43 p.m.  Officers arrested a 73-year-old male after he repeatedly called 911 for unnecessary reasons.  The suspect was previously arrested for the same thing.  The suspect was charged with misuse of 911 and felony bail jumping.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 4:11 p.m.  Officers responded to the Concourse Hotel to check the welfare of a subject refusing to leave the premises.  The subject refused to identify himself.  The subject was acting strange and was incoherent at times.  The subject was ultimately identified and an evaluation is underway to determine next steps.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Death Investigation – 4:23 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (59-year-old male). Medical Examiner's office responded.  The decedent had health issues.  Nothing suspicious observed.

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 10:00 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 23-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was intoxicated and refused to leave when asked to by the victim.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct and bail jumping.

EAST: Battery – 10:50 p.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported being physically assaulted by a known acquaintance/suspect.  The suspect subsequently stole the victim's keys, phone and vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Areas checked for the suspect.  Investigation continuing. **The vehicle was later located/recovered.

11/28

Priority calls only from 2:22 p.m. to 3:04 p.m. due to calls for service.

SOUTH: Non-Residential Burglary – 12:13 a.m.  Officers responded to an alarm at Wright Middle School.  K9 track conducted.  A suspect (18-year-old male) was located.  The suspect was arrested/charged with burglary.

EAST: Assist EMS/Fire – 7:27 a.m.  Officers responded to a pulseless non-breathing subject.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital.  The subject has a history of drug use, however no evidence of current use observed.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Non-Residential Burglary – 8:52 a.m.  Officers responded to a business on Milwaukee St where a break-in was reported.  Items were reported as stolen/damaged.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 12:53 p.m.  The caller reported that his girlfriend/suspect (33-year-old female suspect) had taken his vehicle and that he needed help to retrieve personal items from her home.  The suspect was contacted and found to be impaired.  The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (4th offense) and operating after revocation.  

WEST: Drug Incident – 2:45 p.m.  Officers responded to a clinic for an unconscious subject who was being dropped off by friends.  A consent search of the vehicle yielded drug paraphernalia.  The victim/subject has a history of drug use.  Naloxone was administered and the victim was conveyed to a local hospital.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Check Person – 3:41 p.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a subject.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  An emergency detention was sought/approved.  Final destination/transport pending. 

EAST: Drug Incident – 6:59 p.m.  An officer conducted a traffic stop on E. Broadway/Stoughton Rd.  K9 hit on the vehicle and a search yielded meth and drug paraphernalia.  A BB gun was also located in the vehicle.  A 37-year-old female was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia.  A 32-year-old male was arrested for felony bail jumping and possession of drug paraphernalia.  A 30-year-old female was arrested for misdemeanor bail jumping, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of meth. 

NORTH: Stalking – 8:32 p.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported being stalked by a known suspect (63-year-old male).  The suspect was issued a stalking letter.

WEST: Death Investigation – 8:54 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a deceased subject (79-year-old female).  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Drug Incident – 9:20 p.m.  During a traffic stop a strong odor of marijuana was present.  A search of the vehicle yielded THC and fentanyl.  The 30-year-old male passenger/suspect became agitated and resisted when officers placed him under arrest.  He was charged with possession with intent to deliver THC and resisting.  The driver/suspect (24-year-old male) was arrested/charged with possession with intent to deliver heroin. 

CENTRAL: Non-Residential Burglary – 10:12 p.m.  A suspect (47-year-old male) was observed breaking into a business on Williamson Street.  The suspect made entry and left with a cash register.  The suspect was located later in the evening, arrested and charged with burglary and criminal damage to property.

CENTRAL: Non-Residential Burglary – 10:34 p.m.  A window was reported broken to a business on Williamson St.  The business was cleared and the cash register was found broken into.  Cash was reported missing/stolen.  Investigation continuing.  **Suspect in call above and call at 2:25 a.m. below linked to this incident as well.

11/29

CENTRAL: Non-Residential Burglary – 2:25 a.m. A 47-year-old male suspect was arrested/charged with breaking into a business on Williamson Street (same suspect as the 10:12 p.m. call above and possibly the 10:34 p.m. call).  The suspect was charged with burglary and a parole violation.

WEST: Check Person – 5:18 a.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  Contact was made with the subject.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Decision was made for officers to disengage. 

WEST: Death Investigation – 5:31 a.m.  Officers responded to a pulseless non-breathing subject (64-year-old male).  Lifesaving measures attempted but not successful.  Nothing suspicious observed. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:20 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 44-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic battery and domestic disorderly conduct.

EAST: Death Investigation – 11:15 a.m.  Officers responded to a pulseless non-breathing subject (43-year-old male).  The subject was pronounced deceased.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  The decedent had multiple health issues.  Nothing suspicious observed. 

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 12:07 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a single gunshot on Troy Drive.  Caller reported that two male subjects were fighting and that a round was fired at a vehicle.  A single round was recovered.  No injuries reported at this time.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 2:42 p.m.  Officers responded to Hoard St after multiple callers reported hearing shots fired.  A vehicle leaving the area was stopped and a bullet hole was located in the driver's door.  No injuries reported.  Two casings were located/recovered.  The driver of the vehicle reported being shot at by a known acquaintance/suspect.  The suspect was contacted.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 3:52 p.m.  Officers responded to a deceased subject (75-year-old male).  The decedent had a self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Gun was recovered.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious observed.

MIDTOWN: Weapons Offense – 5:07 p.m.  Officers responded to the area of Danbury/Lumley for reports of shots fired.  Casings located/recovered.  No reported injuries or property damage at this time.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Check Property – 7:19 p.m.  Officers responded to Black Onyx Drive for reports of a single shot fired.  Area checked.  No evidence of shots fired located.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 8:12 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 27-year-old female suspect.  The suspect physically assaulted a female victim and tased a male victim.  The suspect attempted to break into the residence and damaged the door.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property, domestic disorderly while armed, battery and possession of an electronic weapon.

EAST: Disturbance – 8:19 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 39-year-old male suspect.  The suspect attempted to break into the residence.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct and a parole hold.

11/30

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 1:53 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 21-year-old female suspect).  The suspect punched the victim in the face.  The victim sustained visible injuries.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic battery.

SOUTH: Drug Incident – 3:31 a.m. Officers responded to a MFD station after a subject/suspect (57-year-old male) was dropped off and was experiencing a drug overdose.  The suspect admitted to using heroin.  The suspect was conveyed to a local hospital.  The suspect was arrested/charged with possession of heroin and a probation hold.

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 7:32 a.m.  Officers met with the caller who reported finding at least 3 bullet holes in their vehicle.  Damage was observed and it appears to have been caused by a BB gun.  Investigation continuing.    

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