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MPD Notable Calls 11/01/2021 to 11/02/2021

November 2, 2021 7:17 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 11/01/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 11/02/2021, MPD received 365 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 (64),East (71), Midtown (55), North (71), South (52), West (35), and Other (17). "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.

11/01

SOUTH: Check Person – 6:56 a.m.  Officers responded, along with MFD, to a report of a vehicle in the lake.  The owner of the vehicle was contacted and found to have deliberately drove into the lake.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Safety plan developed.   

EAST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 8:01 a.m.  A 15-year-old female juvenile was reported as missing/runaway.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases. 

EAST: Stolen Auto – 8:04 a.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen and later located/recovered in Monona. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:12 a.m. Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 42-year-old male suspect that occurred the night before.  Suspect not contacted/located.  Probable cause developed to arrest/charge the suspect. 

MIDTOWN: Assist EMS – 12:06 p.m.  Officers responded, along with MFD, to a report of a subject who possibly fell down an 8 foot hole.  MFD extracted the subject.  Maintenance was being conducted at the building and certain areas were blocked off.  The subject walked around a barrier and fell into an exposed maintenance shaft. 

WEST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 1:21 p.m.  Officers received a report of a missing/runaway 13-year-old male juvenile.  The juvenile has a history of running away.  Attempt to locate aired.  The juvenile was listed as missing/runaway in the appropriate databases.

MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 1:39 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject.  Entry made to check on the subject.  The subject (68-year-old male) was located deceased.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious identified. 

WEST: Stolen Auto – 1:41 p.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen.  The keys were left in the vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was reported stolen in the appropriate databases. 

EAST: Battery – 2:03 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a battery involving a 20-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with disorderly conduct, battery, felony intimidation of a victim, felony false imprisonment (2 counts) and strangulation (2 counts). 

EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 4:12 p.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a subject.  The subject was contacted and conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  An emergency detention was sought/approved.  The subject was left in the care of medical staff and officers disengaged. 

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 4:20 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 39-year-old female suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with domestic disorderly conduct, resisting and battery to law enforcement. 

NORTH: Battery – 7:42 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of an ongoing disturbance involving a 43-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with battery, disorderly conduct while armed, false imprisonment, intimidation of a victim, failure to comply and obstructing. 

MIDTOWN: Threats Complaint – 7:44 p.m. Officers received a report of a vague threat made over social media.  Contact made with some of the involved parties.  No threats substantiated at this time. 

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 9:36 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 18-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested/charged with criminal damage to property (2 counts), disorderly conduct, strangulation and resisting.

11/02

CENTRAL: Mental Health Conveyance – 3:16 a.m. Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject.  The subject was contacted and conveyed to a local hospital.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  An emergency detention was sought/approved.  Local placement pending.  

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