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City-Wide Notable Calls

City-Wide Notable Calls 04/12/2023 to 04/13/2023

April 13, 2023 8:32 AM

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The information provided below is about some of the calls officers responded to over the last twenty-four (24) hours. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered from those in the field who were actively working the cases. In many instances, facts and circumstances, even the type of crime listed, can change as the investigation unfolds.

From 6:00 a.m. on 04/12/2023 through 6:00 a.m. on 04/13/2023, MPD received 450 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 (88), East (95), Midtown (72), North (64), South (54), West (49), and Other (28). "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.


NORTH: Stolen Auto – 8:14 a.m. A rental vehicle was not returned and was reported as stolen. Attempt to locate aired. The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.

WEST: Mutual Aid – 10:40 a.m. Officers responded to numerous reports of a dump truck that had lost a tire, went into a ditch and had flipped over.  Middleton has the lead on this incident. MPD responded to assist.

EAST: Check Person – 4:20 pm.  Officers responded to the men's shelter on Zeier Rd and made contact with a subject who had made suicidal statements.  Officers learned the subject had a warrant for his arrest.  The subject was determined not to be suicidal, and was taken into custody and transported to jail.

MIDTOWN: Check Person - 4:21 pm.  Officers responded to a hospital to assist CPS with an investigation into potential child abuse.  No charges were substantiated.

CITY-WIDE: Child Abuse – 4:40 pm.  Officers assisted CPS with an investigation of alleged child abuse.  The incident was determined to have occurred in Fitchburg.

CENTRAL: Scam Call – 8:12 pm.  A caller to dispatch reported that he received a call from the police non-emergency number from a scammer who claimed to be an MPD officer.  The scammer invented a scenario wherein the subject needed to pay a large sum of cash or else he would be arrested.  The subject realized this was a scam and did not make any payments.

EAST: Attempted Suicide – 9:50 pm.  Officers responded to a residence for a suicidal subject.  MFD paramedics transported the subject to the hospital.

SOUTH: Check Person – 11:50 pm.  Officers responded to an apartment building where a child was seen alone in the common hallway before going back into his apartment.  Officers contacted the parent and found nothing suspicious.  No charges were substantiated.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 11:56 pm.  During an argument the 21-year-old male suspect shoved the victim to the ground.  The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic battery and disorderly conduct.  The suspect tried to bribe an officer with cash and was also charged with bribery.


WEST: Disturbance – 12:45 am.  Officers responded to a residence where the 41-year-old male suspect was intoxicated and throwing things.  The suspect was placed into protective custody and transported to the hospital.  At the hospital, the suspect was uncooperative, was charged with resisting and conveyed to the jail.

CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 1:14 am.  Officers responded to a residence where the 28-year-old male suspect put the victim in a headlock and punched him.  The suspect fled the scene and remains at large.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for child abuse, strangulation, and domestic disorderly conduct.

MIDTOWN: Attempted Suicide – 1:55 am.  Officers responded to a residence where a subject attempted to kill herself.  MFD paramedics transported the subject to the hospital.


Posted by: Chief Barnes

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