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MPD Notable Calls 12/28/2020 to 12/29/2020

December 29, 2020 8:54 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 12/28/2020 through 6:00 a.m. on 12/29/2020, MPD received 322 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 (31), East (73), Midtown (48), North (47), South (41), West (53), and Other (29).  "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 2:46 p.m. to 8:23 p.m. due to calls for service.

WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 9:37 a.m.  Officers took a suspect (29-year-old male) into custody for violating his bail conditions.  The suspect was arrested/charged with bail jumping. 

WEST: Traffic Arrest – 10:15 a.m.  An officer conducted a traffic stop and the vehicle/driver fled.  The MPD officer did not pursue the vehicle/driver.  The vehicle was spotted later in the day and a traffic stop was attempted.  The vehicle/driver initially stopped at Gammon/Odana and the driver/suspect fled on foot.  The suspect (22-year-old male) was apprehended, arrested and charged with eluding (2 counts). Other charges may be forthcoming. 

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 1:24 p.m.  Officers responded to the intersection of Grant St/Jefferson St to check the welfare of a possible suicidal/homicidal subject.  The subject was not on scene and was found to be at a local hospital.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Investigation led to concerns over the subject's vehicle which was parked in the 1700 block of Jefferson St.  A perimeter was established and contact was made with Dane County EOD due to concerns over potential suspicious and/or hazardous materials inside the vehicle.  Dane County EOD responded and confirmed that there was nothing to be concerned about with regard to the vehicle.  During this time streets were closed and residents in the area were contacted with notice of what was occurring.  An emergency detention was sought and the subject was transported to Winnebago.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Check Property – 3:38 p.m.  Officers responded to N. Brooks St for a report of a subject "running around with a gun and shooting it off".  Area checked.  No witnesses.  Nothing of concern located.  **Similar call came in later in the evening and again it was unfounded.  Contact was made with a subject who may be making the calls.  Investigation continuing.  

EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 4:23 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation where she is currently voluntary.  Officers disengaged. 

SOUTH: Disturbance – 5:32 p.m.  Officers responded to Baird St for a disturbance involving a bat.  The suspect (30-year-old male) became intoxicated while watching his sister's children.  The mother of the children/victim came home to find the suspect intoxicated and this led to an argument/disturbance.  The suspect pushed and punched the victim.  The victim tries to push the suspect out of the residence but he refused to leave.  The victim grabbed a bat and struck the suspect with it.  The suspect damaged the victim's vehicle with the bat.  The victim damaged the suspect's girlfriend's vehicle with the bat.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic battery, domestic disorderly conduct, disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.  The victim is to be issued a citation for criminal damage to property.   

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 7:00 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a suspect (25-year-old male) who was present and had outstanding warrants.  The caller/victim reported several incidents of prior domestics with the suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct, battery and the outstanding warrants.    

SOUTH: Missing Adult – 11:19 p.m.  A 25-year-old male was reported as missing and concerns were raised for his welfare as information was gathered that he may have overdosed.  Attempt to locate aired.  The subject was located and Journey Mental Health consulted.  Investigation continuing.   

SOUTH: Weapons Offense – 11:41 p.m.  Officers responded to Short St for multiple reports of shots fired.  Areas checked.  No evidence of shots fired located.  No reported injuries or property damage.


Priority calls only from 12:16 a.m. to 2:24 a.m. due to calls for service. 

WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 12:02 a.m.  Officers responded to the Hampton Inn on Commerce Dr for a disturbance involving a 21-year-old female.  The suspect caused a disturbance at the hotel and stole an employee's vehicle.  The vehicle was located crashed into a tree.  The suspect fled from the vehicle and caused an additional disturbance at the Homewood Suites Hotel.  The suspect was contacted and detained.  The suspect bit an officer and spit at an officer.  The suspect was arrested/charged with resisting causing injury, battery to law enforcement officer, discharge of bodily fluid, operating a motor vehicle without consent, disorderly conduct, operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense) and a probation hold.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.           


Posted by: Chief Wahl

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