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MPD Notable Calls 12/14/2021 to 12/15/2021

December 15, 2021 8:12 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 12/14/2021 through 6:00 a.m. on 12/15/2021, MPD received 380 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 (75),East (78), Midtown (54), North (59), South (36), West (48), and Other (30). "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.

12/14

Priority calls only from 9:40 a.m. to 2:23 p.m. due to calls for service.

MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 4:54 a.m.  Officers responded to a disturbance involving a 40-year-old male suspect.  The suspect was arrested for domestic battery, strangulation, violating a restraining order, bail jumping and a probation violation. 

EAST: Crash – 11:26 a.m.  Officers responded to a two-vehicle crash on Cottage Grove Rd/Stoughton Rd.  A passenger was conveyed to a local hospital where they succumbed to their injuries.  Both drivers were pronounced deceased on scene.  A second passenger was transported to a local hospital in stable condition.  Investigation continuing.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.   

CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 2:06 p.m.  Officers responded to the 300 block of W. Dayton St for a subject/suspect (41-year-old male) trespassing).  The suspect was contacted and refused to leave the area or identify himself.  The suspect was detained and he resisted.  The suspect was arrested for attempted battery to police officer (after he head-butted an officer), felony bail jumping and trespassing. 

SOUTH: Death Investigation – 3:07 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence for a deceased subject (69-year-old male).  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious identified. 

WEST: Death Investigation – 3:13 p.m.  Officers responded to a residence to check the welfare of a subject (21-year-old male).  Entry made to the residence and the subject was located deceased of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Nothing suspicious identified. 

EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 3:44 p.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject.  The subject was contacted and transported to a local hospital.  Journey Mental Health consulted.  The subject was left in the care of medical staff and officers disengaged. 

EAST: Mental Health Conveyance – 4:25 p.m.  Officers responded to a report of a suicidal subject.  The subject was conveyed to a local hospital for an evaluation.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  The subject was left in the care of medical staff and officers disengaged. 

MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 5:59 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital for a patient/suspect (39-year-old male) causing a disturbance.  Journey Mental Health plugged in.  The suspect will be a local admit.  Probable cause also developed to arrest the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct, domestic battery and disorderly conduct.  **Suspect ultimately transported to Winnebago. 

12/15

NORTH: Recovered/Stolen Auto – 12:22 a.m.  A stolen vehicle was located/recovered on Columbus Lane. 

CENTRAL: Check Person – 12:26 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a subject/suspect (23-year-old female) asking people for money.  The suspect was contacted and found to be wanted.  The suspect was arrested on the outstanding warrant. 

WEST: Check Area – 1:07 a.m.  Officers responded to a report of a suspect attempting to break into a vehicle.  Suspect(s) not on scene when officers arrived.  Nothing reported stolen.

NORTH: Recovered/Stolen Auto – 2:14 a.m.  A stolen vehicle was located/recovered on Independence Lane.

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