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 02/08/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 02/09/2021, MPD received 381 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 (77), Midtown (51), North (87), South (33), West (40), 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 10:32 a.m. to 11:29 a.m. due to calls for service.
MIDTOWN: Stolen Vehicle – 7:31 a.m. A vehicle was reported stolen from a driveway. The vehicle was left running, unlocked and unoccupied. Attempt to locate aired. The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.
SOUTH: Residential Burglary – 8:11 a.m. A suspect(s) entered a bedroom through an unlocked window and took the victim's wallet.
EAST: Strong Armed Robbery – 10:06 a.m. A female victim was knocked over in a parking lot and had her purse stolen. The suspects were in a stolen vehicle.
MIDTOWN: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 10:37 a.m. A stolen vehicle was located and recovered. Registered owner notified.
MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 12:01 p.m. Officers responded to a report of a deceased subject (78-year-old male). The decedent had numerous health concerns. Medical Examiner's office notified. Nothing suspicious observed.
NORTH: Intoxicated Driver – 1:18 p.m. Officers responded to a vehicle stuck in a snow embankment and the driver possibly unconscious. Contact made with the driver/suspect (42-year-old male) who was found to be impaired. Naloxone was administered to the suspect and he was conveyed to a local hospital. The suspect was cited for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense). The suspect was arrested/charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and felony bail jumping.
NORTH: Crash with Injuries – 2:17 p.m. Officers responded to a hit-and-run crash at Mendota St/Lien Rd. The victim was assessed by EMS. The suspect vehicle was stolen and two male suspects had fled on foot.
WEST: Weapons Offense- 5:24 p.m. Officers responded to a business where a suspect (42-year-old male) pulled a knife on a loss prevention officer. The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct while armed, misdemeanor retail theft, felony bail jumping (3 counts) and misdemeanor bail jumping.
EAST: Sexual Assault of a Child – 8:08 p.m. Officers responded to a sexual assault of a child report. Child Protective Services plugged in. Safety plan developed.
EAST: Weapons Offense – 8:54 p.m. Officers responded to the area of Rethke Ave/Thurber Ave/Webb Ave for multiple reports of shots fired. Officers located casings in a parking lot. No known victims or property damage. Hospitals notified. ** A male victim went to a hospital in Sun Prairie and was conveyed to a hospital in Madison with a gunshot wound to his arm. Limited information obtained from the victim. The victim's injuries are considered non-life threatening. Incident Report on MPD's website completed.
CENTRAL: Injured Person – 11:06 p.m. Officers met with a victim at a local hospital who reported being harmed by her ex/suspect (28-year-old male). Investigation continuing.
EAST: Disturbance – 11:29 p.m. Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 54-year-old male suspect. The suspect was given the opportunity to leave the premises when officers arrived but he refused. The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct.