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MPD Notable Calls 08/12/2021 to 08/13/2021

August 13, 2021 10:04 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 08/12/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/13/2021, MPD received 530 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 (112), East (82), Midtown (82), North (81), South (59), West (74), and Other (40).  "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 11:25am to 12:15pm and from 1:25am to 4:25am due to calls for service.

08/12

SOUTH: Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 5:16 am.  Officers responded to the 3000 block of Churchill Dr for a report of shots fired.  Officers located shell casings in the roadway and a residence that was struck by gunfire.  No injuries were reported.  Incident report completed on MPD website.  (This was a late call that did not make the previous 24-hour cycle.)

NORTH: Drug Overdose – 6:39 am.  Officers responded to a residence for a suspect (32-year-old female) who had overdosed.  The suspect was transported to the hospital.  Suspect was arrested for possession of heroin and bail jumping.

EAST: Runaway Juvenile – 7:22 am.  A mother reported her 16-year-old daughter had run away from home.  An ATL was aired and the juvenile was listed as missing.

WEST: Runaway Juvenile – 11:49 am.  A mother reported her 16-year-old daughter had run away from home.  The juvenile was listed as missing and an ATL was aired.

WEST: Disturbance – 12:31 pm.  During an argument, the suspect (25-year-old male) damaged several doors in the victim's apartment and was yelling and threatening the victim.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct, damage to property, and resisting.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 1:55 pm.  A parking dispute ensued between neighbors during which the suspect (43-year-old male) displayed a handgun before driving off.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for disorderly conduct while armed.  Suspect is at large.

MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 2:24 pm.  Officers responded to a local hospital to assist with a subject (24-year-old male) who was suicidal.  Journey Mental Health was consulted.  The subject was placed into protective custody.  Staff were in the process of finding an inpatient facility for the subject.

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 3:00 pm.  During an argument, the suspect (24-year-old male) pushed the victim.  Officers arrested the suspect and charged him with domestic disorderly conduct.

CENTRAL: Check Person – 7:28 pm.  Officers made contact with a subject (19-year-old male) who was suicidal.  The subject was placed into protective custody and voluntarily admitted to a local hospital.

WEST: Disturbance – 7:55 pm.  Officers responded to a residence where an intoxicated suspect (31-year-old female) entered a family member's home uninvited.  The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 11:30 pm.  The suspect (36-year-old female) attempted to force her way into the victim's home.  Officers established probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct.  Suspect is at large.

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 11:31 pm.  Officers assisted Monona PD with an investigation of a domestic disturbance which ended with the victim driving to the east police district station.  The suspect (30-year-old male) was charged with bail jumping.

08/13

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 12:00 am.  Officers on State St observed a suspect (20-year-old male) for whom there was a warrant for his arrest.  Officers placed the suspect into custody and added a charge of resisting.

EAST: Attempted Suicide – 12:33 am.  Officers responded to a residence where a subject (27-year-old male) had shot himself.  MFD paramedics transported the subject to the hospital.  Nothing suspicious on scene.

EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 12:35 am.  Officers assisted Journey Mental Health crisis staff with an emergency detention of a subject.  The subject was transported to WMHI.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 1:03 am.  Officers responded to Whiskey Jacks on State St for a report of a suspect (22-year-old male) who punched a bouncer.  The suspect was arrested and charged with battery, strangulation, disorderly conduct, resisting, possession of THC and threats to law enforcement.

CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 2:25 am.  The victim reported a known suspect choked and sexually assaulted her.  Investigation continuing.

MIDTOWN: Trespass – 2:52 am.  Officers responded to Meriter Hospital for a suspect (43-year-old male) who refused to leave the premises.  The suspect was arrested and charged with trespass to medical facility

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