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MPD Notable Calls 05/17/2021 to 05/18/2021

May 18, 2021 9:11 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 05/17/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 05/18/2021, MPD received 452 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 (77), East (90), Midtown (79), North (72), South (47), West (63), and Other (24).  "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.  

05/17

Priority calls only from 8:48 a.m. to 11:07 a.m. due to calls for service.   

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 4:03 a.m.  Officers responded to N. Fifth Street for a report of a male subject striking a female subject.  Contact made with multiple subjects.  A female subject was observed with visible injuries and received medical attention at a local hospital.  The suspect (22-year-old male) was arrested/charged with domestic substantial battery and domestic disorderly conduct. 

EAST: Non-Residential Burglary – 8:09 a.m.  Officers responded to a business on Milwaukee St for a report of stolen lumber.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Check Property – 8:28 a.m.  Officers responded to the area of Sara Rd/Piedmont Rd for a report of casing located in the roadway.  No reported injuries or property damage reported at this time.  No calls for service overnight in the area about noise/gunshots.  Investigation continuing. 

WEST: Mental Health Conveyance – 8:30 a.m.  Officers responded to a request to check the welfare of a subject at a residence.  A subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for a mental health evaluation.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  Emergency detention being sought.  Final outcome pending.  **The subject was ultimately transported to Winnebago. 

CENTRAL: Mental Health Conveyance – 9:33 a.m.  Officers responded to State St/W. Gilman St and met with a subject who reported they were physically assaulted.  The subject did not have any visible injuries and city cameras did not capture any assault.  Additional information led to officers taking the subject into protective custody.  The subject was transported to a local hospital for an evaluation.  While at the hospital the subject kicked an officer multiple times.  Emergency detention sought and approved.  Final outcome pending. 

EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 10:44 a.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  Final outcome pending.

NORTH: Check Person – 1:19 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital voluntarily but once at the hospital the subject attempted to walk away.  When contacted again by officers the subject attempted to bite an officer.  The subject was taken into protective custody and an emergency detention was sought.  Final outcome pending.  ** The subject was admitted to a local facility. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 3:16 p.m.  Officers responded to Reindahl Park for a report of a disturbance.  Varying explanations provided for what occurred. No cooperative witnesses.  A 52-year-old female was arrested for felony bail jumping and misdemeanor bail jumping. 

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 5:53 p.m.  Officers responded to the Monona Terrace for a subject/suspect (54-year-old male) exposing himself.  The suspect was arrested/charged with lewd & lascivious behavior and a probation/parole hold.  The suspect was also cited for trespassing. 

NORTH: Check Person – 8:56 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  Emergency detention being sought.  Final outcome pending. 

WEST: Check Property – 10:36 p.m.  Officers responded to the High Point Park area for reports of shots fired.  Area checked.  No evidence of shots fired located. 

05/18

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 1:05 a.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a disturbance involving a 38-year-old male suspect.  The victim reported being slapped by the suspect who was not allowed to be at the residence.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Attempts to contact the suspect were unsuccessful.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect once he is located. 

EAST: Intoxicated Driver – 2:50 a.m.  A 32-year-old female suspect called 911 yelling that someone was running her off the road.  This suspect/vehicle pulled into a police district parking lot along with a second vehicle/42-year-old female suspect driver.  Officers stabilized the scene and both vehicles/drivers.  A disturbance was found to have occurred between the drivers.  The 32-year-old suspect was determined to be impaired.  She was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (1st offense), felony bail jumping, possession of MDMA, possession of drug paraphernalia and casual possession of marijuana.  The 42-year-old suspect was also found to be impaired.  She was arrested for operating a motor vehicle while under the influence (4th offense).

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