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MPD Notable Calls 02/10/2021 to 02/11/2021

February 11, 2021 10:40 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 02/10/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 02/11/2021, MPD received 360 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 (47), East (71), Midtown (56), North (56), South (28), West (56), and Other (46).  "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.  

 

02/10

CENTRAL: Check Person – 6:50 a.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  Officers made contact with the subject who was intoxicated and had access to a gun.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  The gun was taken for temporary safekeeping.  Final disposition pending.

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 9:58 a.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for a subject in need of an emergency detention.  The subject was conveyed to Winnebago.

NORTH: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 10:35 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a vehicle abandoned in the middle of the street and 3 young subjects fleeing the area.  Areas checked for the subjects without success.  Vehicle recovered and registered owner notified.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 10:39 a.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a subject.   The subject was contacted and found to be intoxicated.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Final disposition pending.

WEST: Theft – 11:58 a.m. A victim had her purse stolen from her in a parking lot.  No force was used and the victim described the incident has happening very quickly as she was getting into her vehicle.  The suspects fled in a stolen vehicle.  The suspects immediately used the victim's credit cards at a local business. 

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 1:23 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a deceased subject (59-year-old male).  The decedent had health concerns.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious identified.

EAST: Sexual Assault of a Child – 3:54 p.m.  Officers took a sexual assault of a child report.  The victim and suspect are known to one another.  Child Protective Services notified. 

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 4:52 p.m.  Officers were requested to check the welfare of a subject.  Entry was made to the residence and the subject (28-year-old female) was located deceased.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  The decedent had mental health concerns.  Nothing suspicious observed. 

NORTH: Check Person – 5:38 p.m.  Officers responded to a subject (57-year-old male) experiencing a possible overdose.  Naloxone was administered which revived the subject.  The subject denied any drug use.  No evidence of drug use observed.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation. 

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 5:51 p.m.  Officers conducted a traffic stop and the vehicle/driver was slow to stop.  The driver/suspect (24-year-old male) fled on foot and the passenger stayed with the vehicle.  The suspect was apprehended.  The suspect was arrested/charged with eluding, resisting, possession of THC (repeat offender), child neglect and numerous traffic citations.  A child was in the vehicle at the time and was released to the mother.  Child Protective Services notified. 

NORTH: Stolen Vehicle – 6:30 p.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen from a parking lot.  The vehicle was left running, unlocked and unoccupied.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.       

MIDTOWN: Battery – 9:39 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between two subjects (female victim and 16-year-old male suspect).  The suspect punched the victim in the face multiple times.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once he is located. 

WEST: Check Person – 11:51 p.m.  Officers responded to a check the welfare of a subject.  A danger assessment was completed and the subject was not deemed to be a threat to himself or others.  Officers disengaged.

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 11:55 p.m.  Officers responded to a call where a suspect (17-year-old male) was constantly ringing the doorbell at his ex's residence.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived and was later located driving a stolen vehicle, which belonged to his mother.  The suspect was found to be a suspect in a case in Sauk County.  Sauk County was contacted and took custody of the suspect and the stolen vehicle. 

02/11

NORTH: Hit-and-Run – 6:11 a.m.  Officers responded to N. Fourth St/E. Washington Ave for a hit-and-run crash.  The suspect vehicle became disabled due to the crash and the driver/suspect (male) left the scene in another vehicle.  No injuries sustained by the other vehicle/driver involved. 

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