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MPD Notable Calls 10/05/2021 to 10/06/2021

October 6, 2021 8:40 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 10/05/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 10/06/2021, MPD received 385 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 (74),East (64), Midtown (43), North (68), South (51), West (74), and Other (11). "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.

10/05

Priority calls only from 7:52 p.m. to 8:56 p.m. due to calls for service.

WEST: Stolen Auto – 10:02 a.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

CENTRAL: Check Person – 10:29 a.m.  Officers received a report that a subject/victim sent text messages overnight that stated she was physically assaulted and had her cell phone stolen.  Attempts made to locate/contact the victim.  Investigation continuing. 

MIDTOWN: Missing Adult – 11:55 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a missing adult (80-year-old female).  Areas checked.  The subject was located safe and was reunited with family.  

CENTRAL: Sexual Assault of a Child – 1:27 p.m.  Officers made phone contact with a parent who reported possible sexual assault of her child by a known subject/suspect.  Child Protective Services contacted.  Investigation continuing. 

EAST: Assist Law Enforcement – 3:49 p.m.  Officers assisted Monona PD reference a vehicle fully engulfed EB Hwy 12 before Stoughton Rd and Monona.

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 5:59 p.m.  Officers came upon a physical disturbance on N. Frances St.  Suspects (33-year-old male, 34-year-old male, 61-year-old male, 54-year-old male and 20-year-old male) arrested and charged with various offenses (disorderly conduct, resisting, misdemeanor bail jumping, felony bail jumping).

EAST: Check Person – 7:13 p.m.   Officers received a request to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  Subject taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation/treatment. Journey Mental Health consulted.  Final outcome pending.

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 7:43 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 28-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct, felony bail jumping and a probation hold. 

EAST: Disturbance – 8:03 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for a victim with a non-life threatening stab wound.  Investigation revealed a disturbance had taken place between the victim and a male subject/suspect.  Victim obtained stitches and was released.  Attempts made to contact/locate the suspect.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 10:11 p.m.  Officers responded, along with MFD, to the temporary men's shelter on N. First St for reports of a mattress on fire.  A 42-year-old male suspect was arrested/charged with arson and felony bail jumping.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

WEST: Disturbance – 11:05 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 29-year-old female suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct (2 counts) and criminal damage to property.

EAST: Death Investigation – 11:36 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a deceased subject (38-year-old male).  Drug overdose suspected.  Nothing suspicious identified.

10/06

CENTRAL: Check Person – 12:33 a.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a suicidal subject.  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital where she was voluntarily admitted.  Journey Mental Health plugged in. 

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