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MPD Notable Calls 08/19/2021 to 08/20/2021

August 20, 2021 10:25 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 08/19/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 08/20/2021, MPD received 479 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 (82), East (95), Midtown (61), North (81), South (63), West (59), and Other (38).  "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 7:05pm to 1:25am due to calls for service.

08/19

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 7:40 am.  During an argument at Kwik Trip, the suspect (35-year-old male) prevented the victim from leaving by blocking in her car with his car.  The suspect then yelled at the victim while standing next to her car.  The suspect then charged at the crowd of onlookers that had gathered in the parking lot.  The suspect was arrested and charged with two counts of disorderly conduct (one domestic related).

WEST: Mental Health Conveyance – 9:29 am.  Officers responded to the pedestrian overpass at McKee Rd and S Highpoint Rd where a subject (27-year-old male) was preparing to jump.  Officers dialogued with the subject who cooperated and agreed to seek help.  Journey Mental Health was consulted and a safety plan was put in place.  The subject was left in the care of medical staff.  

WEST: Mental Health Conveyance – 9:35 am.  Officers made contact with a subject (47-year-old female) who was possibly suicidal.  Officers conveyed the subject to the hospital where she was voluntarily admitted.

MIDTOWN: Disturbance Unwanted Person – 10:01 am.  Officers responded to the BP gas station at 318 S Park St where employees wanted a subject removed from the premises.  Officers determined the subject was suffering from mental health issues and conveyed her to the hospital.  The subject was left in the care of hospital staff.

SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 11:23 am.  Officers responded to a residence where the suspect (14-year-old female) was breaking dishes.  The suspect then kicked in a bathroom door where the victim had retreated, grabbed the victim by the hair, broke her glasses and sprayed window cleaner in her face.  The suspect was taken to JRC and charged with battery, damage to property and disorderly conduct.

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 12:40 pm.  Officers made contact with a subject (25-year-old female) who was feeling suicidal.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health and a safety plan was put in place.  The subject was left in the care of a family member who transported her to the hospital.

EAST: Stolen Auto – 1:33 pm.  The victim reported his work truck was stolen from the gas station where he was making his last delivery.  Officers later located the truck unoccupied.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Road Rage/Weapons Offense – 2:04 pm.  The victims reported that the suspect (28-year-old male) pointed a handgun at them while both vehicles were traveling southbound on S Stoughton Rd near Milwaukee St.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for disorderly conduct while armed.  The suspect is at large.

MIDTOWN: Traffic Crash – 7:00 pm.  Officers responded to a crash in the 1600 block of Seminole Hwy involving a stolen vehicle.  Five occupants fled the stolen vehicle, one of whom (15-year-old male) was located and taken to JRC on a charge of OMVWOC passenger.

EAST: Weapons Offense – 8:10 pm.  Officers heard shots fired from the area of N Marquette St and observed several vehicles leaving the area.  Officers determined two residences, one in the 200 block of N Marquette St and one in the 300 block, were hit by gunfire.  Officers recovered spent shell casings.  A victim traveling in a vehicle in the area sustained graze wounds from a bullet to his head and shoulder.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

EAST: Traffic Crash – 8:30 pm.  The victim reported he was struck by a vehicle when crossing E Washington Ave on foot.  The victim sustained multiple injuries including collapsed lungs, a fractured pelvis and fractured ribs.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Armed Robbery – 11:05 pm.  The victim reported he pulled into his driveway and was removing his dog from the car when two suspects approached him.  One of the suspects pointed a gun at him and demanded his car keys, wallet and phone.  The suspects then fled in the victim's vehicle.  Investigation continuing.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

08/20

SOUTH: Drug Overdose – 12:15 am.  The girlfriend of the suspect (24-year-old male) found him unresponsive in the residence.  Officers and MFD paramedics administered naloxone and revived the suspect.  Suspect was charged with possession of heroin.

EAST: Sexual Assault – 1:05 am.  The victim reported the suspect (38-year-old male) caused a disturbance at her residence and made inappropriate sexual contact with her. The suspect was arrested and charged with 4th degree sexual assault and disorderly conduct.

NORTH: Assist Police – 2:16 am.  Officers assisted Maple Bluff PD with the pursuit of a suspect vehicle and apprehension of a suspect.

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