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MPD Notable Calls 05/20/2021 to 05/21/2021

May 21, 2021 9:00 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 05/20/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 05/21/2021, MPD received 466 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 (76), East (109), Midtown (74), North (68), South (41), West (69), and Other (29).  "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.  

05/20

NORTH: Stalking Complaint – 10:00 am.  A victim reported the suspect (52-year-old male), who is her boyfriend, has been stalking her.  A stalking letter was issued to the suspect.

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 10:52 am.  Officers transported a patient from a local hospital to WMHI.

NORTH: Missing Adult – 1:51 pm.  Staff at a group home reported one of their residents was missing.  An ATL was aired and the subject (31-year-old male) was listed as missing.

MIDTOWN: Traffic Incident – 2:44 pm.  A subject was parking her vehicle at Whole Foods, 3313 University Ave, when her foot hit the gas instead of the brake, causing the vehicle to travel up over a retaining wall and into the middle of University Ave where it landed upside down.  The occupants suffered minor injuries.

MIDTOWN: Overdose – 7:41 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where a subject (35-year-old female) overdosed on prescription medication in an attempt to end her life.  The subject was transported to the hospital and voluntarily admitted.

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 7:49 pm.  Officers responded to the Walgreens at 3710 E Washington Ave for a suspect (67-year-old male) in a vehicle who was bleeding from a head wound.  After being medically cleared at the hospital, the suspect was arrested on warrants and conveyed to jail.

EAST: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 8:10 pm.  Multiple callers reported hearing shots fired in the area of Maher Ave and Linda Vista Rd.  Two vehicles were seen fleeing the area at a high rate of speed.  Officers responded to the area and recovered spent shell casings.  There were no reports of injuries or damaged property.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

EAST: Disturbance – 8:21 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where family members were arguing loudly.  No charges were substantiated.  The involved family members were separated for the evening.

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 9:24 pm.  Dispatch received a report of a car circling a home in the 2300 block of Allied Dr.  Officers arrived in the area and made contact with multiple parties but were given conflicting accounts of what happened.  The incident may have been related to an ongoing feud.  

NORTH: Drug Overdose – 9:51 pm.  Officers responded to the Kwik Trip at 1434 Northport Dr for a suspect (52-year-old male) passed out in his vehicle.  MFD paramedics revived the suspect with naloxone and transported him to the hospital.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 11:23 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (19-year-old male) threw golf clubs at his mother's house after arguing with his brother.  The suspect was arrested for domestic damage to property.

05/21 

EAST: Drug Overdose – 3:01 am.  Officers responded to a business where a suspect (53-year-old male) had overdosed.  An officer revived the suspect with naloxone.  MFD transported the suspect to the hospital.  The suspect was arrested and charged with possession of paraphernalia.

CENTRAL: Weapons Offense – 3:21 am.  The victim reported he was fishing on the bike path at Monona Terrace when the suspect (40-year-old male) brandished a knife at him before fleeing.  Officers located the suspect and found a knife on his person.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct while armed.

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