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MPD Daily Significant Calls 10/02/2018 to 10/03/2018

October 3, 2018 9:07 AM

The information contained in my blog is derived from notes provided by MPD Officers-In-Charge (OIC) at the end of their shifts. Most narratives represent early and preliminary information that was gathered by an OIC from those in the field who were actively working cases. The OIC is sharing what they were being told, in the moment. In many instances, facts and circumstances, even the type of crime listed, can change as officers, detectives and investigators continue their work.

From 6:00 a.m. on 10/02/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 10/03/2018, MPD received 423 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.  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. 

To further break down the 423 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (67), East (77), Midtown (79), North (41), South (42), West (75), and Other (42).  Other=these are calls for service that either do not have a sector listed or the sector is not in the City.  For example, if one of our officers assists another law enforcement agency, their sector is not listed in our districts so therefore it is listed under "other". 

**Priority only calls from 7:20pm-8:15pm due to calls for service. 

1) EAST: Death Investigation – 9:19 a.m.  Officers responded to an east side residence for a pulseless non-breathing subject (29-year-old WF).  Lifesaving measures were attempted but not successful.  The decedent had multiple medical/mental health issues.  Nothing suspicious on scene.  Medical Examiner's office responded.  Investigation continuing.     

2) CENTRAL: Check Person – 10:29 a.m.  Officers responded to E. Gilman St to check the welfare of a subject (21-year-old WM) who was "unable to stand on his own and was falling asleep."  The subject was taken into protective custody and conveyed to a local hospital.  Investigation continuing. 

3) NORTH: Theft – 10:58 a.m.  Officers responded to Pearson St (Madison College) where a subject/suspect (16-year-old WF) was observed on video surveillance tossing a wallet into a trash can.  The suspect was contacted and issued a citation for theft upon completion of an investigation (victim located and her wallet was confirmed stolen from her unlocked vehicle).  The suspect was also listed as a "runaway/missing juvenile" so she was conveyed to the Juvenile Reception Center.  Investigation continuing.         

4) EAST: Forgery – 1:55 p.m.  Officers responded to a bank on Milwaukee St for a report of a subject/suspect (45-year-old AAM) attempting to cash a stolen check.  The suspect left the bank in a vehicle.  Officers conducted a traffic stop and the suspect was detained.  The suspect was subsequently arrested for uttering a forged document (three counts). 

5) WEST: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 5:50 p.m.  Officers responded to the mall where an 8-year-old AAF could not be located by her mother.  Areas checked.  Video surveillance reviewed.  The child is ultimately located safe at home (after she left the mall and walked home on her own).    

6) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 6:50 p.m.  Officers responded to the 600 block of E. Washington Ave for a report of a male subject/suspect (58-year-old HM) exposing himself to community members (including children).  The suspect was confronted by two victims about his behavior which caused him to become "verbally aggressive".  A witness observed a knife on the suspect.  The suspect walked away from the area and officers contacted him.  The suspect was arrested for lewd and lascivious behavior, disorderly conduct while armed and felon in possession of a weapon. 

7) MIDTOWN: Mental Health Conveyance – 8:45 p.m.  Officers responded to a local hospital to convey a male subject to Winnebago on a mental health return order.  Officers completed the conveyance.

8) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:01 p.m.  Officers responded to a domestic disturbance on Greenway Cross between two subjects (42-year-old WF victim and 33-year-old WM suspect).  There is a current domestic abuse injunction order in place between the subjects which restricts the suspect from communicating/having access to the victim.  On this date, the victim and suspect met up and got into a verbal argument.  The suspect left and was observed intentionally ramming his vehicle into the victim's car.  The suspect is at-large.  Once located, the suspect will be charged with domestic criminal damage to property and violation of the domestic abuse injunction.  Investigation continuing.   

9) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 11:26 a.m.  Officers responded to Mickey's Tavern in the 1500 block of Williamson St for a subject/suspect (36-year-old WM) causing a disturbance and exposing himself.  When approached by officers, the suspect jumped into the Yahara River.  Upon getting out of the water, the suspect was detained and subsequently arrested for lewd and lascivious behavior, disorderly conduct and trespassing.   

10) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 12:01 a.m.  Officers responded to a call that was originally reported as a possible suicidal subject.  Investigation revealed that a domestic disturbance had taken place between two subjects (33-year-old WF victim and 40-year-old WM suspect).  The victim and suspect were out drinking when a verbal argument started.  The suspect took the victim's car key fob, threw it and broke it.  The victim left the area and went home (without the suspect).  The suspect later communicated to the victim that he wanted to die.  A phone ping was conducted and the suspect was located on the John Nolan bike path.  The suspect denied being suicidal.  The suspect was subsequently arrested for domestic disorderly conduct and a probation hold.   

11) EAST: Adult Arrested Person – 12:47 a.m.  Officers responded to check the welfare of a possible suicidal subject (43-year-old WF).  A phone ping was conducted and the subject was located.  The subject denied being suicidal.  The subject was found to have active warrants so she was conveyed to jail.  While at the jail, the subject made suicidal statements.  The subject was left in the care of jail staff (including a nurse) who were aware of said statements. 

12) NORTH: Weapons Offense – 4:33 a.m.  Officers responded to the 2600 block of Shopko Drive for a report of a male subject with a gun.  Investigation revealed that the suspect (55-year-old AAM) displayed a gun after getting into an argument with the convenience store clerk/victim (21-year-old AAM).  The suspect was arrested for disorderly conduct while armed.        

Posted by: Chief Koval

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