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MPD Notable Calls 11/24/2021 to 11/29/2021

November 29, 2021 9:52 AM

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The information provided below about some of the calls officers responded to (Wednesday morning to Monday morning) 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 11/24/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 11/29/2021, MPD received 1,266 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 (226),East (296), Midtown (167), North (249), South (105), West (166), and Other (57). "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.

11/24

MIDTOWN: Theft from Auto – 9:21 a.m.  A gun was reported stolen from an unlocked vehicle. 

NORTH: Attempt to Locate – 9:59 a.m.  Officers attempted to locate/apprehended a wanted suspect.  The suspect fled in a vehicle.  Suspect remains at-large.

CENTRAL: Non-Residential Burglary – 10:01 a.m.  An unknown suspect stole a laptop from a non-public area of the main Metro depot on E. Washington Ave.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 11:17 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 56-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and a probation violation.

NORTH: Traffic Arrest – 3:33 p.m.  A traffic stop was conducted.  A passenger/suspect (21-year-old male) attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended.  A loaded gun was located in the vehicle near where the suspect was sitting.  The suspect was arrested for felon in possession of a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon and obstructing. 

CENTRAL: Theft – 3:59 p.m.  Officers responded to the 400 block of N. Henry St for a catalytic converter theft.  It is believed that more than one vehicle was targeted and additional thefts occurred.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.   

EAST: Check Person – 10:51 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject.  Contact made with several subjects.  A subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital where Journey Mental Health was consulted.  The subject was voluntarily admitted to the hospital and officers disengaged. 

NORTH: Check Area – 11:22 p.m.  Officers responded to reports of shots fired near Warner Park/Northport Drive area.  Areas canvassed.  No evidence of shots fired located. 

11/25

Priority calls only from 11:28 a.m. to 3:07 p.m. due to calls for service.
Priority calls only from 11:31 p.m. to 1:02 a.m. due to calls for service.

SOUTH: Missing Adult – 12:29 a.m.  A 69-eyar-old male with dementia was reported as missing.  City cameras reviewed.  Areas checked.  The subject was located safe and returned home.  Safety plan encouraged. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 3:34 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 38-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause developed to arrest the suspect once he is located. 

CENTRAL: Disturbance – 5:27 a.m. Officers responded to a report of two subjects/suspects (23-year-old male and 22-year-old male) arguing with one suspect threatening to kill the other suspect with a screwdriver.  Suspects contacted.  The 23-year-old suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct while armed and bail jumping.  The 22-year-old suspect was arrested for criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct and bail jumping. 

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 9:44 a.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject.  Subject contacted.  No concerns identified. 

CENTRAL: Check Person – 10:20 a.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject who may have been involved in a disturbance and was injured.  Entry made to residence.  No subjects located.  Phone contact made with the subject who denied anything occurred. 

WEST: Weapons Violation – 11:05 a.m.  Officers responded to reports of shots fired near Jacobs Way/Frisch Rd.  Investigation revealed two residences were struck by gunfire.  No injuries reported.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

EAST: Stolen Auto – 3:36 p.m.  A vehicle was reported stolen.  The vehicle was left running, unlocked and unoccupied.  Several firearms were in the vehicle.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 5:44 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject/suspect (42-year-old male) loitering at a hotel.  The suspect refused to leave the premises when asked to by staff.  Officers contacted the suspect who fled on foot.  The suspect returned to the hotel while officers were still on scene and remained uncooperative.  The suspect was arrested for resisting, felony bail jumping (2 counts), possession of meth and cited for trespassing. 

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 9:23 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 53-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause developed to arrest the suspect once he is located. 

NORTH: Weapons Violation – 10:25 p.m. Officers responded to the area of Redwing Ln and Main Ln for multiple reports of shots fired.  Casings located/recovered in the area.  An occupied vehicle was struck by gunfire.  No injuries reported.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

EAST: Check Area – 10:49 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of shots fired.  Areas canvassed.  No evidence of shots fired located. 

SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 11:14 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject/suspect (24-year-old male) who cut himself.  Suspect not on scene when officers arrived.  Phone ping conducted.  K9 track conducted.  Suspect located/contacted.  Suspect resisted officers.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  Emergency detention not supported.  The suspect was arrested for resisting. 

EAST: Domestic Disturbance – 11:24 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 17-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct, domestic battery and felony bail jumping (4 counts). 

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 11:29 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 20-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause developed to arrest the suspect once he is located. 

11/26

Priority calls only from 8:53 p.m. to 1:04 a.m. due to calls for service.

MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 1:55 a.m.  A 64-year-old female suspect was arrested for making continuous calls to 911 (felony false emergency 911 use) and a parole violation. 

SOUTH: Check Area – 2:13 a.m. Officers responded to the Greenway Cross area for reports of shots fired.  Casings located/recovered.  No injuries or property damage reported at this time. 

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 8:37 a.m.  Officers made contact with a subject who was reportedly suicidal.  Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health and a safety plan was developed.  Officers disengaged.

EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 10:43 a.m.  Officers responded to the 4700 block of Lien Rd for a suspect (41-year-old male) in a vehicle who was asleep behind the wheel.  Officers determined there was probable cause to arrest the suspect based on a previous incident (trespassing and resisting/obstructing).  The suspect was conveyed to jail.

NORTH: Armed Robbery – 12:00 p.m.  Officers responded to an armed robbery at a cash store in the 2600 block of E Washington Ave.  Two suspects entered the business and at least one suspect displayed a firearm.  The suspects stole cash and fled.  Incident report completed on MPD website.

EAST: Sexual Assault of a Child – 1:12 p.m.  Officers met with several victims who reported being physically and sexually abused by another family member.  Investigation continuing.

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 4:49 p.m.  The victim contacted police to report a group of people had confronted her in the parking lot at her residence.  The victim reported one suspect punched her and another suspect tased her.  The victim reported that a third suspect (30-year-old male) arrived on scene armed with a gun.  The victim reported that this incident was related to a previous incident in which the suspect pushed, struck and strangled the victim, and also pointed a gun at her.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the 30-year-old suspect for domestic disorderly conduct while armed, domestic disorderly conduct, and strangulation.  Suspects remain at-large.  Additional charges may be forthcoming.  Investigation continuing.

EAST: Disturbance – 5:02 p.m.  Officers responded to East Towne Mall where several suspects threatened an employee and challenged her to a fight.  The suspects were not on scene when officers arrived. 

WEST: Stolen Auto – 5:33 p.m.  The victim reported his car was stolen when he left it running and unlocked while inside a store.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases. 

EAST: Traffic Crash – 8:03 p.m.  The suspect (19-year-old male) was traveling outbound on E Washington Ave near Eagan Rd when his vehicle struck several cars (occupied – minor injuries sustained).  The suspect was arrested and charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated causing injuries and reckless driving endangering safety.

MIDTOWN: Fight Call – 8:37 p.m.  Officers from multiple jurisdictions responded to Fast Forward Skate Center on Verona Rd where multiple disturbances and fights broke out amongst a large group of juveniles.  A 17-year-old female suspect was arrested for possession of an electronic control device, carrying a concealed weapon, disorderly conduct and resisting.  A 15-year-old male suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct and resisting.  A 14-year-old male suspect was cited for disorderly conduct.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

NORTH: Disturbance – 9:43 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance between a suspect (43-year-old male) and an unidentified female in front of the fire station on Troy Dr.  Officers determined there was a warrant for the suspect's arrest and he was taken to jail on additional charges of resisting and obstructing.  The female half was not located.

CENTRAL: Unwanted Person – 10:47 p.m. A 72-year-old male suspect attempted contact with several family members who did not want him present.  The suspect refused to leave the premises.  Officers contacted the suspect.  The suspect was cited for trespassing and issued a stalking letter.   

11/27

Priority calls only from 4:02 p.m. to 8:17 p.m. due to calls for service.

EAST: Battery – 2:45 a.m.  The victim reported he was on the median at Milwaukee St and Stoughton Rd when an unidentified suspect threw a glass bottle at him from a vehicle, striking him in the head.  The victim was transported to the hospital where he required staples to close the wound.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 7:49 a.m.  During an argument, the suspect (25-year-old male) dragged the victim by the hair and grabbed her by the neck.  The suspect also damaged the victim's car.  The suspect was not on scene when officers arrived.  Probable cause was developed to arrest the suspect for battery, disorderly conduct, and damage to property.  Investigation continuing.

NORTH: Death Investigation – 10:35 a.m.  A subject (26-year-old male) was discovered deceased, of an apparent suicide, in his hotel room.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical examiner responded.

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 2:27 p.m.  Officers responded to a theft in progress involving a 41-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested for theft, bail jumping and resisting. 

MIDTOWN: Check Person – 3:10 p.m.  Officers received a request to check the welfare of a subject/suspect (62-year-old male) armed with a golf club who damaged a window.  Contact made with the suspect who voluntarily went to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The suspect was subsequently arrested and conveyed to jail for criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct.     

MIDTOWN: Crash – 3:49 p.m.  Officers responded to a rollover crash on US 12 westbound between Midvale and Whitney Way.  The crash involved a stolen vehicle.  Witnesses observed 6 occupants from the stolen vehicle flee on foot.  Areas canvassed and five of the six suspects were located and apprehended.  Several handguns were located in the stolen vehicle.  A 18-year-old male suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without consent (passenger), resisting, bail jumping, a probation hold and previous PC on file for armed robbery.  A 17-year-old female suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without consent (passenger), resisting and PC on file for multiple charges.  A 18-year-old male suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without consent (passenger), bail jumping, resisting and PC on file for multiple charges.  A 17-year-old male suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without consent (passenger), resisting and outstanding warrants.  A 17-year-old male suspect was arrested for operating a motor vehicle without consent (passenger), possession of cocaine, resisting and a parole violation.  Additional charges may be forthcoming.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

WEST: Weapons Offense – 5:36 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for an accidental discharge.  The subject was cited for discharge of a firearm.

MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 9:31 p.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance at a local hospital involving a 60-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct. 

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 10:12 p.m.  Officers responded to a pulseless non-breathing subject (46-year-old male).  Lifesaving measures attempted but not successful.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Decedent had numerous medical/health concerns.  Nothing suspicious identified. 

11/28

Priority calls only from 10:56 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. due to calls for service.

Priority calls only from 3:15 p.m. to 9:01 p.m. due to calls for service.

MIDTOWN: Check Area – 1:18 a.m.  Officers responded to the 1300 block of Regent St for a report of shots fired.  Casings located and two unoccupied vehicles were found to have been struck by gunfire.  No reported injuries. 

CENTRAL: Aggravated/Substantial Battery – 2:53 a.m.  A victim was conveyed to a local hospital where he received several staples to close a wound.  Video evidence shows the victim was punched on State St.  **Officers responded to the hospital after they disengaged as the victim was causing a disturbance.  He was arrested for disorderly conduct while intoxicated. 

WEST: Sexual Assault – 7:53 a.m.  Officers met with a victim who reported being assaulted by a known subject/suspect.  A 43-year-old male suspect was arrested for 3rd degree sexual assault, strangulation, battery and a probation hold. 

EAST: Mutual Aid – 9:20 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject shot.  Incident determined to occur in the jurisdiction of the Dane County Sheriff's office. 

WEST: Juvenile Arrest – 12:58 p.m.  Officers responded to a theft involving a 16-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested for possession of stolen property, possession of a Schedule IV substance and outstanding charges for burglary (2 counts).  Additional charges may be forthcoming. 

EAST: Death Investigation – 1:31 p.m.  Officers responded to the 4600 block of Secret Garden Drive for a report of an armed suicidal subject with another subject present who may be in danger.  An armed subject was encountered by officers.  An officer discharged their weapon and the armed subject fired his own weapon and took his own life.  The WI DOJ Division of Criminal Investigation is the lead on this investigation.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed. 

EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 2:37 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for a patient/subject who was walking away from the hospital and was in need of an evaluation/treatment.  Officers located the subject and attempted to contact her.  The subject attempted to flee on foot but was detained.  The subject kicked an officer and a knife was located on her.  Probable cause developed for battery to a police officer and resisting.  Chapter 51 return pending. 

SOUTH: Sexual Assault of a Child – 9:02 p.m.  Officers received a sexual assault of a child report.  Child Protective Services plugged in.  Suspect known to the family.  Victim and suspect currently do not have contact.  Safety plan developed.  Investigation continuing. 

NORTH: Stolen Auto – 11:30 p.m.  A vehicle was reported as stolen.  A suspect was identified by the victim.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Other items were also reported stolen from the victim's residence. 

11/29

WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 12:46 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 36-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested for domestic disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and intimidation of a victim. 

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