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 06/01/2023 through 6:00 a.m. on 06/02/2023, MPD received 440 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 (80), East (89), Midtown (75), North (72), South (52), West (55), and Other (17). "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.
Priority calls only from 1:05pm to 3:00pm due to calls for service.
SOUTH: Stolen Auto – 8:31 am. A victim reported his truck was stolen from the 2900 block of Perry St where it was parked on the street. The truck was listed as stolen and an ATL was aired.
EAST: Threats Complaint – 11:01 am. LaFollette High School staff received a threatening email from someone claiming to be a student. MPD and UW PD officers conducted a K9 search of lockers and found nothing explosives related. A 16-year-old male suspect was charged with terrorist threats party to a crime and conveyed to JRC.
EAST: Weapons Offense – 12:57 pm. Officers and MFD paramedics responded for a man who accidentally shot himself in the leg while in the basement of his home. The man was transported to the hospital where he was treated for the non-life-threatening injury.
SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 1:17 pm. During an argument the 17-year-old female suspect shattered the windshield and slashed the tires of the victim's vehicle. The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic disorderly conduct, damage to property and resisting.
NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 1:30 pm. During an argument the 29-year-old male suspect threw a bottle of epoxy resin at the victim. The suspect was arrested and charged with domestic battery and disorderly conduct.
EAST: Sexual Assault – 4:25 pm. A victim reported she was sexually assaulted by an unidentified suspect who approached her while she was sitting in her parked car. Investigation continuing.
MIDTOWN: Disturbance – 6:23 pm. Officers responded to Meriter Hospital where a 54-year-old suspect punched, shoved and threatened to fight security officers. The suspect was arrested and charged with battery to health care worker and disorderly conduct.
SOUTH: Adult Arrested Person – 6:59 pm. Officers observed a 38-year-old male suspect with several warrants. The suspect fought with officers upon being arrested. The suspect was newly charged with battery to LE, resisting, damage to property and possession of drug paraphernalia.
MIDTOWN: Retail Theft – 9:40 pm. An officer on routine patrol was flagged down near the Hy-Vee parking lot and directed towards the 58-year-old male suspect who was pushing a cart full of stolen groceries. The suspect was arrested and charged with retail theft, possession of heroin, possession of cocaine, and 10 counts of bail jumping.
MIDTOWN: OMVWI – 11:48 pm. The suspect vehicle struck another vehicle in a parking lot and left the scene. Officers located the 43-year-old female suspect in another parking lot nearby. The suspect was arrested and charged with OWI 3rd, failure to install IID, hit and run, resisting, battery to LE and battery to health care worker.
MIDTOWN: Death Investigation – 4:23 am. A 79-year-old woman's daughter found her deceased in her residence. Nothing suspicious on scene.