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 03/10/2022 through 6:00 a.m. on 03/11/2022, MPD received 372 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 (69), Midtown (64), North (70), South (34), West (43), and Other (29). "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.
SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 9:11 am. Officers responded to a residence where a neighbor reported hearing what sounded like a physical disturbance. Officers contacted one of the involved subjects who was unwilling to provide a statement. The other involved subject was no longer on scene. No charges substantiated.
MIDTOWN: Check Person – 8:44 am. Officers investigated a report of a subject who was possibly suicidal after his girlfriend broke up with him. Officers determined the subject was safe and there was no need for police action.
WEST: Child Neglect – 11:50 am. A subject reported that her nephew did not show up at school. Officers learned the suspect (39-year-old female), who is the mother of the child, did not drop the child off at school and instead had driven out of state. It was believed the mother did not have custody rights and also had significant mental health issues. The child was located and law enforcement responded to the scene. Investigation continuing.
CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 12:27 pm. The victim reported that the suspect (20-year-old male) pinned her to the floor, strangled her and punched her. The suspect also damaged furniture in the residence. The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic strangulation, disorderly conduct, battery and damage to property.
MIDTOWN: Child Abuse – 2:09 pm. Officers assisted CPS with an investigation into alleged abuse of a juvenile. The suspect (48-year-old male) was arrested and charged with physical abuse to a child.
CENTRAL: Disturbance – 2:30 pm. Officers responded to an apartment building where the landlord was having trouble with the suspect (32-year-old male), who was hired to do maintenance. The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 3:14 pm. A victim reported she was sexually assaulted a few weeks ago by a known suspect (28-year-old male). Investigation continuing.
EAST: OMVWI – 8:31 pm. Officers responded to a parking lot to make contact with a suspect (27-year-old male) who was reported to be sitting in his vehicle with his head down. The suspect was arrested for OWI 4th offense.
CITY-WIDE: Assist Police – 10:50 pm. Officers assisted Fitchburg PD in locating a suspect (39-year-old male) who stole an iPad from a cab driver. MPD officers deployed a K9 and a drone to locate the suspect, who was arrested and charged with robbery, arson and resisting.
SOUTH: Noise Complaint – 11:05 pm. Officers responded to a residence where a neighbor reported the suspect (58-year-old female) was yelling and swearing and playing loud music. The suspect refused to make contact with officers. Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for disorderly conduct. Suspect is at large.
CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 11:34 pm. Officers responded to a residence where a neighbor reported hearing sounds of a physical disturbance. Upon attempting contact with one of the subjects/suspects (32-year-old female) involved in the disturbance, she was combative with officers. The suspect was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct, resisting, battery to LE, and threats to LE.
MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 1:12 am. During an argument, the suspect (37-year-old male) threatened the victim. The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct.
NORTH: Recovered Stolen Auto – 2:22 am. An officer located an unoccupied stolen vehicle in the parking lot of Pick N Save on Shopko Dr.
NORTH: Check Person – 3:42 am. Officers responded to a hotel where the suspect (43-year-old male) was yelling and had discharged a fire extinguisher. Officers consulted with Journey Mental Health. The suspect was arrested and conveyed to jail.