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MPD Notable Calls 02/23/2021 to 02/24/2021

February 24, 2021 10:38 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 02/23/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 02/24/2021, MPD received 412 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 (59), East (99), Midtown (65), North (50), South (29), West (82), and Other (28).  "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.  

 

02/23

Priority calls only from 12:48 p.m. to 2:59 p.m. due to calls for service.

WEST: Residential Burglary – 5:37 a.m.  A vehicle was stolen from a residential garage but returned shortly thereafter and parked across the street.  The male suspect was observed getting into another vehicle and leaving the area. 

WEST: Death Investigation – 8:36 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a deceased subject (81-year-old male).  Decedent had health concerns.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious observed. 

WEST: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 8:55 a.m.  A stolen vehicle was located/recovered unoccupied.  Registered owner notified. 

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 9:24 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a deceased subject (25-year-old male).  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious observed.  Autopsy pending. 

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 9:49 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject being chased by a vehicle.   Contact was made with a female who was not cooperative with officers.  Probable cause not established at this time.     

NORTH: Missing Adult – 10:40 a.m.  An adult male with dementia was reported missing.  The subject was located safe and returned home.

CITY-WIDE: Homicide – 12:25 p.m.  A male victim was dropped off at a local hospital with a gunshot wound.  Lifesaving measures attempted but not successful.  Preliminary investigation determined that the incident occurred in Sun Prairie.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 1:02 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a male subject with a gun. Officers arrived in the area and a vehicle fled at a high rate of speed.  The vehicle was later located unoccupied.  Perimeter set up and K9 responded.  The suspect (20-year-old male) was apprehended.  The suspect was arrested/charged with resisting and felony bail jumping.  Additional charges may be forthcoming.

CITY-WIDE: Sexual Assault – 1:48 p.m. A victim reported ongoing sexual assaults over a several year period.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Check Person – 1:51 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence regarding a minor causing ongoing disturbances.  The minor was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  An emergency detention was sought but not approved.  The minor was returned home with a  safety plan in place. 

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 3:23 p.m.  A wanted suspect (17-year-old male) was observed by a MPD Detective.  Additional units/resources arrived in the area and the suspect fled on foot.  A second subject/suspect (18-year-old male) remained in the area and was cooperative with officers.  The 17-year-old suspect was apprehended, arrested and charged with outstanding charges and resisting (2 counts).  The 18-year-old suspect was arrested/charged with possession of a firearm and felony bail jumping. 

EAST: Battery – 3:31 p.m.  A victim reported being battered by unknown suspects.  The victim received medical treatment at a local hospital.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 6:04 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 44-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct, domestic battery, criminal damage to property, resisting and possession of drug paraphernalia.   

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 8:42 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 39-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic battery and disorderly conduct while armed.

SOUTH: Stolen Vehicle – 10:54 p.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen.  The vehicle was left unlocked and with the keys in it.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was reported as stolen in the appropriate databases.

NORTH: Injured Person – 10:57 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject being stabbed.  The victim was contacted and found to have a superficial injury.  The victim was not cooperative with officers when they first arrived on scene.  The victim received medical attention at a local hospital.  Additional details provided by the victim.  Investigation continuing. 

02/24

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 2:12 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 34-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived and remains at-large.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect. 

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