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MPD Daily Significant Calls 09/20/2017 to 09/21/2017

September 21, 2017 9:04 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 09/20/2017 through 5:30 a.m. on 09/21/2017, MPD received 521 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. 

The East District was on priority only calls due to calls for service from 11:30 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.

MPD has traveled to Winnebago 5 times (for 6 individuals) in the past 36 hours for emergency detentions.  There were also two other transports for placement to different local hospitals in this time-frame as well.

1) WEST: Weapons Offense – 7:10 a.m.  Officers responded to reports of shots fired on Silicon Prairie Parkway.  Area checked and no evidence of shots fired located.

2) CENTRAL: Damage to Property Graffiti – 8:28 a.m.  Officers responded to a local Synagogue on E. Gorham Street for a report of anti-Semitic graffiti on a statue on their property.  Photos taken.  Investigation continuing. 

3) CENTRAL: Conveyance Mental Health – 10:42 a.m.  Officers responded to the 1000 block of Williamson Street for a subject (28 year old AAF) who was acting out and refusing to leave the area.  The subject was found to be under a Chapter 51 order.  The subject was transported to a local hospital and Crisis was consulted.  The subject was ultimately transported to Winnebago by two MPD officers.  Officers arrived at Winnebago at approximately 6:13 p.m.   

4) EAST: Death Investigation – 10:43 a.m.  Officers responded to Bay Ridge Road for an apparent suicide of a subject (33 year old WF).  Medical Examiner responded.  Investigation continuing.       

?5) EAST: Sexual Assault of a Child – 4:29 p.m.  Officers responded to MacArthur Road for a follow-up on a Child Protective Services open investigation.  A victim (15 year old AAF) and her mother were contacted regarding a sexual assault allegation against a suspect (19 year old AAM).  Investigation continuing.   

6) WEST: Conveyance Mental Health – 5:46 p.m.  Officers responded to Highview Drive regarding an emergency detention of a subject (83 year old WM).  Two officers transported the subject to Winnebago.  Officers arrived at Winnebago at approximately 12:55 a.m.

7) WEST: Disturbance – 9:22 p.m.  Officers responded to the 2300 block of Allied Drive for a disturbance.  One subject (39 year old AAM) was found to be using drugs (in the basement of a building he did not reside in) when another subject (55 year old AAM) confronted him with a machete.  Several others were involved in this incident by the time officers arrived on scene.  At one point, while officers were present, one of the subject's (55 year old AAM) became unconscious.  The 39 year old AAM was arrested for trespassing and possession of drug paraphernalia.  The 55 year old AAM was charged with disorderly conduct while armed and transported to a local hospital for his medical issue. 

8) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 9:55 p.m.  Officers responded to the 2000 block of S. Park Street for a disturbance where a suspect (40 year old AAM) battered his wife/victim (34 year old AAF) and his daughter/victim (13 year old AAF).  The suspect was not on scene when the officers arrived but returned while they were present.  The suspect was taken into custody and charged with substantial battery and physical abuse to a child.  The adult female victim was transported to a local hospital for a medical evaluation/treatment. 

9) EAST: Assist EMS/Fire – 11:15 p.m.  Officers responded with MFD to Corry Street where a subject (33 year old male) was working in the building alone and a beam fell which caused a propane tank to rupture.  This resulted in an explosion and serious, but not life-threatening injuries to the subject.  The incident was found to be accidental and no crimes or evidentiary concerns were substantiated.  The subject was transported to a local hospital for a medical evaluation/treatment.

10) EAST: Missing Juvenile/Runaway – 11:25 p.m.  Officers responded to Maple Avenue for a report of a missing juvenile (17 year old WF).  Attempt to locate aired and the juvenile was listed as missing in the appropriate databases.   

UPDATE from call on 9/19 - WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 10:52 p.m.  Officers responded to the 500 block of D'Onofrio Drive for a physical disturbance between a victim (45 year old WM) and a suspect (43 year old WF).  This was the third time officers were called to this residence on this date.  The suspect was ultimately arrested and charged with battery as the victim sustained injuries. **Update – Officers were called back to the residence by the male victim/subject of the domestic for additional details.  While at the residence, Dane County Sheriff's Office responded to serve a restraining order that the original suspect (female) filed.  The male subject became upset and ingested medication which resulted in EMS being called and transporting the subject to the hospital.   

Posted by: Chief Koval

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