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 02/17/2022 through 6:00 a.m. on 02/18/2022, MPD received 349 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 (63), East (80), Midtown (61), North (47), South (31), West (53), and Other (14). "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.
CENTRAL: Recovered Stolen Vehicle – 8:54 am. Parking Enforcement located a stolen vehicle in the 200 block of E Washington Ave. Registered owner was notified.
CENTRAL: Mental Health Conveyance – 9:39 am. Officers responded to the Salvation Army to assist Journey Mental Health with a subject who had threatened staff. The subject was voluntarily conveyed to a hospital and left in the care of hospital staff.
EAST: Juvenile Complaint – 10:17 am. Officers responded to a school where a knife was discovered in a student's backpack. Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health and spoke with family members.
CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 12:34 pm. Officers and MFD paramedics responded for a report of a subject (64-year-old male) down. Life-saving efforts were unsuccessful. Nothing suspicious. Medical examiner on scene.
MIDTOWN: Battery – 12:50 pm. The victim reported that the suspect (20-year-old male), for whom he is a caretaker, kicked his office door, punched and strangled him. The suspect was arrested and charged with battery, disorderly conduct and strangulation.
SOUTH: Recovered Stolen Auto – 5:08 pm. Sun Prairie PD notified MPD of the location of a vehicle stolen out of their jurisdiction. Officers located the vehicle unoccupied.
CENTRAL: Death Investigation – 5:47 pm. A family member discovered the subject (62-year-old male) deceased in his residence. Medical examiner on scene. Nothing suspicious, death appears to be related to medical issues.
EAST: Drug Overdose – 6:49 pm. Officers responded to the Salvation Army for two suspects (39-year-old male and 36-year-old female) who were discovered unconscious in their room. The female suspect was arrested and charged with child neglect and possession of drug paraphernalia. The male suspect was arrested and charged with child neglect, possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.
EAST: Sexual Assault of a Child – 8:00 pm. Officers responded to a clinic to assist with the investigation into a report of alleged sexual abuse of a child. CPS was notified. Investigation continuing.
SOUTH: Weapons Offense Shots Fired 8:19 pm. Officers responded to the 2000 block of Greenway Cross for reports of the sound of gunshots in the area. Officers canvassed the area and found fired shell casings in the road. There were no reports of damaged property or injured persons. Incident report completed on MPD website.
CENTRAL: Disturbance – 9:50 pm. Officers responded to the area of John Nolen Dr and North Shore Dr for a suspect (38-year-old male) who was reportedly running in traffic, jumping on and banging on cars and had thrown an object at a pedestrian. Upon officers' arrival to the scene, the suspect threw an object at and struck a squad car. The suspect was arrested and charged with damage to property, disorderly conduct and bail jumping.
EAST: Death Investigation – 10:09 pm. Family members requested that officers check the welfare of a subject (45-year-old female). Officers responded to the residence where the subject was discovered deceased. Nothing suspicious on scene.
CENTRAL: Disturbance – 10:33 pm. Officers responded to an establishment in the 500 block of State St where the suspect (21-year-old male) refused to comply with requests that he leave the premises. The suspect became combative with staff. The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct.
NORTH: Mental Health Conveyance – 11:34 pm. Officers responded to a residence and made contact with a subject with mental health concerns who had made homicidal statements. Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health. The subject was placed into protective custody and transported to a hospital.
CENTRAL: Disturbance – 2:35 am. Officers responded to an establishment where the suspect (31-year-old male) made inappropriate sexual contact with a victim and pushed a staff member. The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and 4th degree sexual assault.