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MPD Notable Calls 07/01/2021 to 07/02/2021

July 2, 2021 8:26 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 07/01/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/02/2021, MPD received 474 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 (84), East (90), Midtown (83), North (84), South (49), West (60), 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.  

Priority calls only from 3:45pm to 8:30pm due to calls for service.

07/01

WEST: Trespass – 8:22 am.  Officers responded to the 7600 block of Mineral Point Rd to an abandoned building where there have been issues with trespassers.  Officers located two suspects (18-year-old male and 17-year-old female) in the building who were cited for trespass.

MIDTOWN: Stolen Auto – 9:06 am.  The victim reported her vehicle was stolen from a parking lot.  Key in vehicle.  The vehicle was listed as stolen and an ATL was aired.

SOUTH: Check Person – 10:49 am.  Officers responded to a residence for a subject (39-year-old male) who was suicidal.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health and the subject was voluntarily admitted to a local hospital.

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 12:03 pm.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject (34-year-old male) and found him deceased.  Cause of death appears to be related to alcohol abuse.  Medical examiner responded.

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 12:40 pm.  Officers responded to a local hospital to assist with a subject (66-year-old female) who was having mental health issues.  The subject was left in the care of hospital staff.

EAST: OMVWI – 2:16 pm.  The suspect (28-year-old male) crashed his car into a tree at the intersection of Lexington Ave and Jacobson Ave.  The suspect was arrested and charged with OWI 1st offense and numerous traffic violations.

SOUTH: Assist Police – 2:55 pm.  Officers assisted Monona PD with a search for a missing endangered subject (21-year-old male).  The subject was eventually located, taken to a hospital and left in the custody of Monona PD.

WEST: Drug Overdose – 5:56 pm.  Officers responded to the Walgreens at 7810 Mineral Point Rd for a suspect (40-year-old male) who was unresponsive in a vehicle.  Officers administered naloxone and revived the suspect who was cited for possession of heroin.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 6:00 pm.  The victim reported that the suspect (62-year-old male) struck her in the face and broke her phone.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic battery, disorderly conduct and damage to property.  Suspect is at large.

MIDTOWN: Conveyance – 11:26 pm.  Officers responded to a local hospital where an intoxicated subject (35-year-old female) was causing a disturbance.  Officers transported the subject to detox.

07/02

EAST: Drug Overdose – 12:07 am.  Officers responded to a residence where a subject (22-year-old female) had overdosed.  Officers administered naloxone and revived the subject who was transported to the hospital.  No charges were substantiated.

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 2:13 am.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (32-year-old male) screamed at the victim and took her phone.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct.

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 2:38 am.  The victim reported that the suspect (39-year-old male), her boyfriend, entered her residence while she was sleeping, slapped her twice in the face, shoved her to the ground and broke her phone.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic battery, disorderly conduct, intimidation of a victim, and damage to property.  Suspect is at large.

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