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MPD Notable Calls 01/15/2021 to 01/19/2021

January 19, 2021 8:02 AM

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The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to (Friday morning to Tuesday 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 01/15/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 01/19/2021, MPD received 1,217 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 (174), East (259), Midtown (200), North (229), South (120), West (178), and Other (57).  "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.

 

01/15

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 8:53 a.m.  Officers responded to Metro Ter and Milwaukee St to check on two subjects who were unresponsive in a vehicle.  Officers arrested a suspect (63-year-old male) for bail jumping.

NORTH: Child Abuse – 9:04 a.m.  Officers assisted Child Protective Services with an investigation into alleged incidents of child abuse.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: OMVWI – 10:31 a.m.  Dispatch received a report of a vehicle being operated erratically and with a missing wheel.  The vehicle crashed into a barrier on S Stoughton Rd near the beltline.  Officers arrested the suspect (33-year-old male) who was cited for OWI 1st offense.

NORTH: Check Person – 12:12 p.m.  Dispatch received information about a possible disturbance.  Officers responded to the residence to check on the family's welfare.  The residents were not home but officers made phone contact with one of the family members who stated no one was injured or in need of police assistance.  No further police action was deemed necessary.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 2:02 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence where the male suspect (23-years-old) reported that the female suspect (33-years-old) attacked him.  The male suspect was arrested for violating a no-contact order and was charged with multiple counts of bail jumping.  The female suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct and battery.

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 2:31 p.m.  An officer observed a wanted suspect (37-year-old male).  The suspect was arrested on outstanding charges and a warrant.

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 3:45 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (14-year-old male) was damaging property inside the residence.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting, and threats to law enforcement.

CENTRAL: Assist Police – 5:23 p.m.  Officers assisted Sun Prairie PD with apprehending a suspect (18-year-old male) wanted for armed robbery and OMVWOC.

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 6:27 p.m.  Officers responded to Meriter Hospital for a patient/suspect (40-year-old female) who was agitated and aggressive with staff.  Officers arrested the suspect and charged her with disorderly conduct and resisting.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 8:28 p.m.  Officers responded to the 100 block of S Walbridge Ave for a subject (23-year-old male) with a gunshot wound to his leg.  The subject was transported to the hospital.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 9:00 p.m.  During an argument, the suspect (35-year-old male) pushed his father, causing him to fall backwards and hit his head.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic battery.

MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 10:16 p.m.  Officers responded to the Clean Laundry, 4518 Verona Rd, for a suspect (49-year-old male) who was banned from the premises.  The suspect was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and bail jumping.

01/16

Priority calls only from 6:45 p.m. to 8:27 p.m. due to calls for service.

SOUTH: Stolen Auto/Check Person – 1:58 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check on a vehicle that a caller to dispatch reported was possibly stolen.  Officers made contact with the suspect (54-year-old male) who was in possession of the vehicle, which had been reported stolen previously, and arrested him on an outstanding warrant.  Charges for OMVWOC may be forthcoming.

CENTRAL: Recovered Stolen Auto – 9:34 a.m.  A victim reported his car was stolen sometime overnight.  Police located the vehicle and returned it to the owner.

EAST: Hit and Run Traffic Crash – 10:39 a.m.  Dispatch received reports of a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and running red lights.  Officers located the suspect vehicle unoccupied and badly damaged.  Officers located the suspects with the help of witnesses.  One suspect (16-year-old male) was arrested and charged with OMVWOC and hit and run.  Three other suspects (16- and 14-year old females and an 18-year-old male) were arrested and charged with OMVWOC party to a crime.

MIDTOWN: Fight Call – 11:15 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence where callers to dispatch reported multiple subjects were fighting.  Officers made contact with one involved subject (31-year-old male).  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 1:21 p.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported a disturbance with her boyfriend/suspect (34-year-old male).  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic false imprisonment, strangulation, battery and disorderly conduct. 

WEST: Weapons Offense – 6:10 p.m.  Officers responded to the area of Cherbourg Ct and Brittany Pl for multiple reports of shots fired with subjects fleeing on foot.  Area canvassed.  Two subjects talked with officers who stated they, along with a third subject, were walking when they began to take gun fire from three subjects (who were observed and detained).  No injuries reported.  No property damage.  No casings located/recovered.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Stolen Vehicle – 9:14 p.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen.  A key was left in the vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired. The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 10:45 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 22-year-old male suspect).  The suspect physically assaulted his father and damaged the residence.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic battery, criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct and false imprisonment.

01/17

CENTRAL: Intoxicated Driver – 12:11 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a driver/suspect (44-year-old male) driving up the exterior stairs of the Capitol building and against traffic.  Officers made contact with the suspect and determined that he was impaired. The suspect was arrested/charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (3rd offense).  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

NORTH: Weapons Offense – 12:57 a.m.  Officers responded to shots fired near the intersection of N. Sherman Ave/Manley St.  Officers located casings.  No reported injuries or property damage at this time.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

SOUTH: Residential Burglary/Stolen Vehicle – 4:01 a.m.  Officers responded to an abandoned vehicle on railroad tracks.  Contact was made with the registered owner and it was at this time that it was found out that the vehicle had been stolen from the residence.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Check Property – 10:22 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence after the homeowner/residents located a single bullet hole in the wall. Contact was made with a neighbor who admitted to accidently discharging a firearm.  The neighbor was cited for discharging firearm in city limits.  No injuries sustained. 

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 11:14 a.m.  Officers responded to a 911 hang-up.  Officers responded to the area where the phone was plotting and made contact with a subject/victim who reported a disturbance with a known subject/suspect (23-year-old male).  The suspect was not on scene.  There is an injunction order in place that prevents the victim and suspect from having contact with each other. Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once he is located.

MIDTOWN: Missing Adult – 3:15 p.m.  A 62-year-old male was reported as missing.  Attempt to locate aired.  The subject was entered into the appropriate databases as missing.  **The subject was located and family was notified. 

NORTH: Check Property – 6:08 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject entering a residence through a window.  The subject/suspect (52-year-old female) was contacted and determined to have been a previous tenant who was no longer allowed on the premises.  The suspect was cited for trespassing after notification. 

WEST: Battery – 6:36 p.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported being physically assaulted by two known acquaintances/suspects.  The victim sustained minor injuries.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Weapons Offense – 6:57 p.m. Officers responded to the 700 block of Pflaum Rd for a road rage incident where a suspect fired a gun at the occupants of another vehicle.  No injuries sustained.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 9:24 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 23-year-old male suspect).  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic battery, criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct, strangulation and bail jumping. 

01/18

WEST: Mental Health Conveyance – 12:25 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for a subject in need of an emergency detention/transport to Winnebago.   Journey Mental Health plugged in.  Transport to Winnebago completed. 

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:49 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 44-year-old male suspect).  Victim obtained medical attention.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect.  Investigation continuing.

CENTRAL: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 6:27 a.m.  A 17-year-old male juvenile was reported as missing/runaway.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.  **The juvenile returned home safe.    

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 9:03 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for a subject in need of an emergency detention/transport to Winnebago. Journey Mental Health plugged in.  Transport to Winnebago completed. 

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 12:37 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a gun.  The victim and suspect arranged to meet to exchange drugs.  A dispute arose over an amount owed and the suspect confronted the victim at his residence with a gun.  The suspect cut the victim with a knife which caused a minor laceration.  The suspect also pepper-sprayed the victim.  The suspect fled in a vehicle.  The vehicle/suspect were located by officers and a traffic stop was conducted.  The suspect was arrested/charged with 2nd degree reckless endangering safety, disorderly conduct while armed and illegal use of pepper spray. 

EAST: Death Investigation – 2:52 p.m.  Officers responded to an unresponsive/unconscious subject (34-year-old female).  MFD responded and conveyed the subject to a local hospital where she was pronounced deceased.  Nothing suspicious identified.  Initial cause of death is medical-related.   Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 7:40 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (male victim and 20-year-old female suspect).  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic battery and disorderly conduct.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 10:23 p.m.  Officers met with two subjects who reported that a known acquaintance/suspect (35-year-old male) pointing a gun at them and then fled the area.  Investigation continuing. 

01/19

EAST: Check Property – 2:12 a.m.  Officers responded to Rethke Ave for a report of shots fired.  Area canvassed. No evidence of shots fired located.  No reported injuries or property damage. 

Posted by: Chief Wahl

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