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MPD Daily Significant Calls 08/15/2017 to 08/16/2017

August 16, 2017 8:50 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 08/15/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 08/16/2017, MPD received 496 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials. 

Certain calls have recurrent themes in terms of time and labor intensity.  For example, when individuals are taken for an evaluation due to a mental health issue or episodic break, MPD does an extensive collaboration with Journey Mental Health in determining the least restrictive option.  These are always two officer calls and can routinely last between 5-8 hours (or more).  Emergency Detention conveyances are taken to the Winnebago Mental Health Hospital in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.  This is a five hour round-trip, including intake, that takes two officers out of our community and creates challenges for us as we attempt to service calls.

 

1) SOUTH:  Damage to Property – 8:48 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the intersection of N. Allen Street and Regent Street due to a large portion of a mature tree falling over onto an occupied vehicle that was stopped at the traffic light.  The vehicle was damaged enough to be towed, but no injuries were sustained.  This incident resulted in 2-3 officers being tied up for approximately 2 hours due to traffic issues. 

2) EAST:  Carjacking – 10:55 a.m. Officers responded to Jackson Street for a report of a carjacking.   The victim (72 year old WF) reported that her vehicle had been taken after she had been grabbed from out of the driver seat and yanked to the ground by a suspect (AAM in his 20s).  Victim suffered scrapes and bruises.  Investigation continuing.   

3) WEST:  Check Property – 12:26 p.m.  Officers responded to the 5800 block of Balsam Road reference multiple callers reporting hearing 3 or 4 gunshots.  Officers responded and spoke with a witness who was able to confirm that a group of young people had set off fireworks.  No evidence of shots fired located. 

4) NORTH:  Death Investigation – 1:01 p.m.  Officer were dispatched to the 300 block of Troy Drive regarding a choking subject (67 year old WM) where life saving measures were not successful and he passed away on scene. 

5) EAST:  Accident Property Damage – 4:08 p.m.  Officers responded to Hwy 51 and Hwy 30 for a 4-vehicle crash at rush hour that involved a trailer full of hay.  There were no injuries involved but two lanes were closed for some time and traffic was an issue until the vehicles could be cleared from the roadway.      

6) WEST:  Adult Arrested Person – 5:00 p.m.  Officers were on patrol in the 6300 block of Schroeder Road when they observed a wanted person (18 year old AAM) in a vehicle with two other subjects.  The vehicle that the wanted person was in left the parking lot and the officers conducted a traffic stop.  The wanted subject and a second occupant of the vehicle (17 year old AAM) both fled from the vehicle.  The two subjects/suspects who fled were apprehended.  The driver of the vehicle (24 year old AAM) stayed with the vehicle and refused a search of his vehicle when asked.  A subsequent K9 sniff provided probable cause of drugs; and a large baggie of marijuana was located in the vehicle.  There were also several rounds of ammo in the vehicle which the driver acknowledged were his (but no firearms were located).  Meanwhile, the two subjects who fled (two AAMs, 17 years old and 18 years old) were both arrested for their respective charges.  * While investigating this incident, officers watched video and observed yet another subject (26 year old AAM) picking up the shoes that one of the suspects lost when fleeing.  Officers were able to locate this individual and found out he was just helping himself to the abandoned shoes.  This subject/suspect (26 year old AAM) was determined to also have a warrant; so he was also arrested and booked into the jail.  One officer was injured in the foot pursuit tackling one of the suspects.   

7) SOUTH:  Mental Health Conveyance – 8:26 p.m.  Journey Mental Health called regarding a subject (24 year old WF) that needed to be transported from a local hospital to Winnebago as she needed a more restricted environment.  Two officers assisted with this conveyance and they arrived at Winnebago at approximately 10:20 p.m.

8) SOUTH:  Exposure – 8:52 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to Lake Farm Park for a subject/suspect (44 year old WM) exposing himself.  The officers locate the suspect who was cooperative and admitted to what he was doing.  The suspect was arrested for lewd and lascivious and taken to the jail.

9) WEST:  Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 10:08 p.m.  Multiple callers reported hearing one possible gunshot in the area of Frisch Road.  Area checked and nothing was located.

10) EAST:  Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 10:24 p.m.  A few callers stated they heard between 6 and 10 shots in the area of Sigglekow and Valley Drive.  Area checked and nothing was located.

11) SOUTH:  Domestic Disturbance – 10:47 p.m.  Officers responded to the 1000 block of Moorland Road reference a domestic disturbance.  A suspect at this location (27 year old AAM) was causing a disturbance, striking people and pushing a shelving unit onto an individual.  Officers attempted to make contact with the suspect who refused to comply with their orders.  When officers went to place the suspect in handcuffs, he unsuccessfully attempted to pull away.  The suspect was taken into custody without any further incident. No injuries were sustained to the suspect/officers.  Suspect was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting and taken to jail.      

12) SOUTH:  Weapons Offense Shots Fired – 1:52 a.m. Officers heard approximately 12 or more "pops" coming from somewhere south of the Beltline.  A caller on Adeline Circle called dispatch about this but stated he believed the noise was coming from a long way off.  Officers checked the area and nothing was located.    

Posted by: Chief Koval

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