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MPD Notable Calls 07/29/2021 to 07/30/2021

July 30, 2021 11:35 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 07/29/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 07/30/2021, MPD received 522 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 (91), East (94), Midtown (80), North (75), South (52), West (74), and Other (56).  "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 9:30am to 12:00 noon, 2:40pm to 4:10pm, and 5:40pm to 12:20am.

07/29

CENTRAL: Human Trafficking – 5:09 am.  Officers responded to a residence for what was initially coded as a domestic disturbance.  Officers learned that two juvenile females at the residence were victims of prostitution/human trafficking.  Investigation continuing.  (This was a late call that did not make the previous 24-hour cycle.)

NORTH: Residential Burglary – 8:08 am.  The victim reported an unknown suspect entered the residence through an unlocked door while the residence was unoccupied.  Several items were stolen.

NORTH: Trespass – 9:11 am.  Officers responded to the Super 8 Motel where a suspect (23-year-old male) was causing a disturbance and refused to leave. The suspect provided a false name to officers on scene.  The suspect was cited for trespass and obstructing.         

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 9:16 am.  The victim reported that during an argument, the suspect (20-year-old male) threw items in the residence, slapped her in the face and threatened to kill her.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct and intimidation of a victim.  Suspect is at large.

MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person  - 9:40 am.  Officers responded to a local hospital where a patient/suspect (53-year-old male) reported he was feeling homicidal.  The suspect was arrested on a warrant and conveyed to jail.

CENTRAL: Retail Theft – 10:14 am.  The suspect (56-year-old male) stole clothing from the UW Bookstore at 711 State St.  Suspect was arrested and charged with retail theft.

WEST: Death Investigation – 1:23 pm.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject (80-year-old female) and found her deceased.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

EAST: Recovered Stolen Auto – 1:48 pm.  Officers worked with Sun Prairie PD to attempt to locate three suspects who abandoned a stolen car after driving at speeds in excess of 90 mph on E Washington Ave.  Officers recovered the vehicle which was reported stolen out of city of Madison.  The registered owner of the vehicle was notified.

NORTH: Check Person – 3:41 pm.  Officers responded to the area of Aberg Ave and Loftsgordon Ave for a subject who was lying on the railroad tracks, yelling.  Officers learned the subject had a previous traumatic brain injury.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health.  The subject was transported to a local hospital.

EAST: Drug Overdose – 4:40 pm.  Officers responded to Walgreens at 4518 Cottage Grove Rd where staff found the suspect (56-year-old male) unresponsive.  MFD paramedics administered naloxone and revived the suspect, who admitted to using heroin.  The suspect was cited for possession of heroin.

CITY-WIDE: Recovered Stolen Auto – 4:57 pm.  Officers observed a stolen vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on Hwy 30.  Maple Bluff PD deployed spike strips and two occupants fled from the vehicle in the 1300 block of E Washington Ave.  Officers apprehended one suspect (12-year-old male) who was charged with OMVWOC, escape, and resisting.  Second suspect remains at large.

NORTH: Sexual Assault of a Child – 6:21 pm.  The victim reported a known suspect sexually assaulted her.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Disturbance – 8:39 pm.  The victim reported that the suspect rammed his vehicle into her vehicle, causing damage.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic damage to property and 2nd degree reckless endangerment.  Suspect is at large.

WEST: Traffic Crash – 8:46 pm.  Officers responded to Watts Rd at S Gammon Rd for a two-vehicle collision involving a stolen vehicle from which several suspects fled.  One suspect (15-year-old male) was apprehended and charged with OMVWOC passenger.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 9:15 pm.  An off-duty Waupun officer witnessed an unidentified suspect fire several rounds in the Capitol Petro parking lot at 4905 Commercial Ave.  There were no reports of injuries.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

CENTRAL: Traffic Crash – 11:25 pm.  The suspect (22-year-old male) was driving his vehicle northbound on S Dickinson St at a high rate of speed when he failed to stop at the stop sign at Williamson St.  The suspect vehicle t-boned another vehicle and crashed into two parked vehicles and a pole.  The suspect was arrested and charged with OWI 1st offense and reckless driving.

07/30

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 2:01 am.  Officers assisted Journey Mental Health with placing a subject (38-year-old male) into protective custody and transported him to Winnebago Mental Health Institute.

NORTH: Runaway Juvenile – 3:43 am.  A mother reported her 12-year-old son ran away after an argument.  An ATL was aired and the juvenile was listed as missing.

WEST: Death Investigation – 3:45 am.  Officers responded to a residence where a subject (54-year-old female) was found deceased.  Nothing suspicious on scene.

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