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MPD Daily Significant Calls 02/24/2018 to 02/25/2018

February 25, 2018 10:49 AM

From 5:30 a.m. on 02/24/2018 through 5:30 a.m. on 02/25/2018, MPD received 349 calls for service.  This number does not include parking complaints or 911 misdials.  For purposes of clarification, the following abbreviations are short-hand for race designations: W=White, AA=African American, NA=Native American, H=Hispanic, ME=Middle Eastern, A=Asian, MR=Mixed Race, U=Unknown.

**Priority Calls for West and Midtown from 1:45 a.m. to 3:05 a.m., due to high call volume and arrests.  Priority Calls for North and East from 3:30 a.m. to 5:20 a.m., due to high call volume with several arrests and two Winnebago runs.  Two 4th detail officers held over until approximately 5 a.m. due to lack of 5th detail cars available North and East from 3:45 a.m. to 5 a.m.**  MPD shifts are staggered as follows: 1st detail=7 a.m. to 3 p.m., 2nd detail=12 p.m. to 8 p.m., 3rd detail=3 p.m. to 11 p.m., 4th detail=8 p.m. to 4 a.m., 5th detail=11 p.m. to 7 a.m. 

1) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 7:49 a.m.  MPD and MFD were dispatched to Marsha Dr for a 91 year old WM who was found by his wife in his chair breathing erratically.  The subject was transported by MFD to a local hospital for further treatment.

2) CENTRAL: Disturbance – 9:18 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to a disturbance on E Gorham St.  A 23 year old WM was in town visiting his girlfriend (21 year old WF, soon to be ex-girlfriend) and had been out all night.  When he returned to the Gorham address, he persistently was banging on the door and yelling.  Neighbors attempted to intervene, but he refused to leave and continued his boisterous behavior and yelling.  When MPD arrived, the suspect refused to leave when offered the opportunity.  Suspect was subsequently placed under arrest and transported to jail for the municipal charge of making unreasonable noise. 

3) CENTRAL: Burglary Non-Residential – 9:32 a.m.  MPD was dispatched to The Old Fashioned, located at 23 N Pinckney St, reference a burglary.  The caller reported that an unknown subject entered the restaurant and stole tools.  Investigation continuing.

4) EAST: Child Neglect – 12: 41 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to the East Towne Mall parking lot, where the caller was watching a vehicle idling that had multiple small children inside without an adult.  The caller had been observing the vehicle for over 15 minutes before calling MPD.  Officers arrived and still no adult came to the vehicle.  At the time of the investigation, a total of six children were observed in the vehicle: two infants, an approximate 13 year old, an approximate 10 year old, and two other children of unknown ages.  CPS notified.  Investigation continuing. 

5) WEST: Disturbance – 12:42 p.m.  MPD was dispatched to Shopko, located at 7401 Mineral Point Rd, reference a disturbance call.  The caller stated that they witnessed a man screaming he was going to "shoot everybody" and was seen walking into Shopko.  A witness stated that the suspect yelled, "Go ahead, tell them, I'm going to be shooting up everyone in Shopko," as he walked into the store.  MPD staged and made entry into Shopko and located the suspect, a 51 year old WM. The suspect appeared to be having a mental health episode.  The suspect was voluntarily admitted to a local hospital and officers walked him to the mental health unit.  Officers also gave the suspect a misdemeanor disorderly conduct citation for his actions. 

6) CENTRAL: Trespass – 1:10 p.m.  MPD officers and a sergeant responded to Festival Foods (810 E Washington Ave) for a group of protesters in the store in the meat and dairy department. Officers arrived as the protesters were leaving the store via the liquor store exit. The Festival Foods manager advised that the group protested meat slaughter--"Cows' Lives Matter"--and held packages of meat in customers' faces and yelled "Murder!" as they did so.  The manager also added that today's group was similar to the group who protested "Turkey Lives Matter" on Thanksgiving Day.  Officers warned a representative for the protesters not to return or face trespass citations.  The manager wished to pursue trespass complaints only if the group returns.

7) MIDTOWN:  Disturbance – 2:42 p.m.  MPD officers responded to a report of a disturbance at a local hospital, involving a patient who was refusing to walk back to her room.  Officers arrived and made contact with the subject, a 24 year old WF, who is also under a Chapter 51 commitment order.  As soon as the patient is cleared from a medical event, she will be conveyed to Winnebago.  No further action.

8) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 3:29 p.m.  MPD officers responded to a report of a retail theft at Menards, located at 2102 East Springs Dr.  Officers were unable to locate one of the suspects, a 29 year old WM, for several hours, but ultimately located and arrested him on several outstanding warrants and additional retail theft charges.  Officers conveyed the suspect to jail.

9) MIDTOWN: Adult Arrested Person – 3:58 p.m.  MPD officers responded to a WI Department of Corrections request to apprehend a 48 year old AAM for a probation violation.  Officers arrived at the 5700 block of Odana Rd and placed the suspect under arrest without incident. Officers conveyed the suspect to jail. 

10) EAST: Juvenile Arrest – 5:04 p.m.  MPD officers responded to a residential address on the East side of Madison, reference a 10-year-old caller reporting that her 14-year-old autistic sister was attacking their father.  Dispatch further reported that the 14-year-old stabbed holes in the walls of the home.  Officers arrested the 14-year-old for disorderly conduct while armed and damage to property and she was conveyed to JRC. 

11) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 5:05 p.m.  MPD officers were in the area of the Microtel Inn & Suites (2139 East Springs Dr) looking for a retail theft suspect from an earlier incident at Menards.  Officers stopped a 45 year old WM because he resembled the retail theft suspect. When officers conducted a data check of the subject, it was learned that there was an outstanding warrant for his arrest.  After placing the suspect under arrest, the officers did a search and located heroin and drug paraphernalia.  Officers conveyed the suspect to jail on a parole violation warrant and new charges of possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

12) NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 5:21 p.m.  MPD officers checked a last known address for a retail theft suspect (21 year old WM).  Officers located the suspect at this address and arrested him for 16 different charges in two separate MPD cases.  Officers conveyed the suspect to jail.

13) NORTH: Adult Arrested Person – 7:28 p.m.  North officers responded to E Dayton St reference a check person call.  The subject's mother called to report that her son had made a comment about feeling suicidal.  Officers responded and evaluated the subject and determined he was not a threat to himself or others.  However, a data check showed that the 48 year old WM had an outstanding warrant.  Officers arrested the suspect and took him to jail.  While en route to the jail, the suspect made several threatening statements to the arresting officer and was subsequently also charged for these threats. 
 
14) NORTH: OMVWI Arrest – 10:24 p.m.  A few calls came in regarding a drunk driver, hit and run, with the driver careening across the roadway, striking a light pole and a sign in the median. Another call came in that a truck drove up on the lawn and rested against a house at an address on McCormick Ave.  Officers responded to McCormick Ave and arrested the 26 year old WM driver.  Officers connected the driver and his truck to the aired ATL on a drunk driver striking a light pole, etc.  The suspect refused to cooperate and was taken to jail on drunk driving charges, etc. 

15) EAST: Stolen Auto – 12:23 a.m.  An East officer was dispatched to a report of a stolen automobile/van taken from the Howard Johnson (3841 E Washington Ave), with known suspect information.  The victim (29 year old AAF) reported that her ex-boyfriend (31 year old AAM) took her van without consent.  The van was entered as stolen and there is probable cause to arrest the suspect.  Investigation continuing.

16) WEST: Adult Arrested Person – 1:05 a.m.  West officers were called to the 6700 block of Schroeder Rd for a disturbance.  The caller (31 year old WF) was out with friends down the street, and had left her 12-year-old, 6-year-old, and 3-year-old at home.  The suspect (30 year old WM), an ex-boyfriend of the caller, showed up at the residence and was banging on the window, which caused the eldest child to call mom.  The mother called 911 and returned home.  When the caller got home and as she was waiting for officers to arrive, she and a neighbor friend saw the suspect enter the apartment via the sliding glass door.  Responding officers took the suspect into custody and conveyed him to jail for charges of disorderly conduct, unlawful use of the telephone, and criminal trespass.  The investigating officer was shown hundreds of text messages that the suspect sent to the caller today, asking to see her, etc.  A stalking letter was also issued to the suspect. 

17) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 3:26 a.m.  North officers were sent to the 1900 block of Northport Dr for sounds of a disturbance called in by neighbors.  Officers arrived and had very little cooperation.  Officers eventually found a male-victim (47 year old AAM) who had obvious injuries on his face and neck.  The victim told officers that the suspect, whom he lives with, had thrown an ashtray at his head.  The suspect (27 year old AAF) eventually admitted to doing so and she was arrested for domestic battery and resisting arrest.  The suspect was subsequently conveyed to jail.

18) EAST: Burglary Non-Residential – 3:34 a.m.  Officers were sent to 4 Collins Ct (Phillips 66 Gas Station) as the newspaper delivery person found the front glass door smashed in at this business.  Officers arrived and cleared the gas station.  The entry to the station was captured on video and subsequent review will be undertaken to try to establish suspect information.  Investigation continuing. 

Posted by: Chief Koval

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