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MPD Daily Significant Calls 11/22/2018 to 11/23/2018

November 23, 2018 9:08 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 11/22/2018 through 6:00 a.m. on 11/23/2018, MPD received 213 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 213 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (45), East (45), Midtown (36), North (32), South (19), West (26), and Other (10).  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". 


1) CENTRAL: Adult Arrested Person – 8:14 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to The Beacon (615 E Washington Ave) reference a possible battery.  After subsequent investigation, officers could not develop probable cause to arrest any suspects for the disturbance.  A 57-year-old AAM involved in the disturbance had a warrant out of Milwaukee and was arrested without incident. 

2) SOUTH: Threats Complaint – 10:45 a.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 1900 block of W Broadway reference a threats complaint.  The victim (26-year-old WF) received harassing and threatening text messages.  The two potential suspects in this incident are a 22-year-old WF and an AAM who all know one another.  There was no actionable probable cause at this time.  Investigation continuing.

3) EAST: Disorderly Conduct – 12:21 p.m.  Officers were initially dispatched to the Rodeway Inn (1754 Thierer Rd), reference a 60-year-old WM who was yelling at the caller and causing a disturbance in the lobby.  The suspect left the scene and proceeded to the Kelley Mobil gas station at 3859 E Washington Ave to get some cigarettes.  He began yelling at the clerk and caused a disturbance there as well.  He then left the scene and proceeded inbound on E Washington Ave, where he was stopped by MPD.  The suspect received two municipal disorderly conduct citations and was released.   

4) CENTRAL: Information/Sexual Assault – 1:21 p.m.  A 29-year-old WF victim called 911 to report an alleged sexual assault that had occurred on E Mifflin St.  She identified the suspect as her ex-boyfriend, a 33-year-old AAM.  Officers attempted contact at the suspect's residence but could not locate him.  It should be noted that the victim in this incident may also have some mental health issues and the narrative provided by the victim had significant discrepancies.  Investigation continuing.    

5) EAST: Information/Sexual Assault of a Child – 3:02 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a local hospital reference a report of a sexual assault of a child that occurred at an East side residential address.  A 3-year-old MRF was reportedly acting strangely at bath time and indicated to her mother that she was touched inappropriately by a 52-year-old AAM.  CPS was contacted.  Investigation continuing.

6) EAST: Disturbance – 8:04 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to the 800 block of N Thompson Dr reference an 18-year-old AAF victim reporting threats and that a handgun was displayed.  The victim reported that she and her brother were in an argument and that as her brother/suspect (25-year-old AAM) left the apartment, he displayed a handgun and threatened the victim that he would kill her and her child.  The suspect returned while officers were on scene and consented to a search of his person and car.  No weapons were located.  The suspect denied the threats and advised officers that he left to avoid escalation of the argument.  The father of the involved parties witnessed the event and also denied threats or a weapon involved.  No probable cause for an arrest at this time.  

7) CENTRAL: Information/Sexual Assault – 9:44 p.m.  Officers were dispatched to a local hospital reference a patient reporting a sexual assault that had occurred in an apartment on W Washington Ave.  The patient/victim (27-year-old WF) and the suspect (31-year-old WM) have been in a relationship for approximately one year.  Investigation continuing.

8) WEST: Suspicious Person – 10:16 p.m.  Officers were sent to Fargo Trl for the report of a suspicious person checking car doors.  A vehicle was seen circling the area with two male subjects.  Officers were able to arrive quickly and began a canvass of the area.  In doing so, they found that suspects had gone into an open garage and entered two unlocked vehicles.  Nearby on Wilrich St, residents had observed the same suspects attempting to check car doors outside of a residence, and it appeared the suspects possibly gained entry to a vehicle at another residence.  The quick response by officers appeared to have thwarted further attempts at this time.  Investigation continuing.     

9) WEST: Domestic Disturbance – 11:12 p.m.  A 26-year-old AAF has been the victim of two previous domestic battery incidents with the suspect (29-year-old AAM), in which there is probable cause for arrest.  The victim has broken off contact with the suspect and has changed her phone number multiple times.  Last evening, while the victim was at her Tree Ln residence, the suspect smashed her bedroom window and tried to reach in and grab the victim.  The suspect quickly fled the scene.  Probable cause exists to arrest the suspect for stalking with threat, criminal damage to property, disorderly conduct, and intimidation of a victim, all with domestic enhancers.  Investigation continuing.  

10) SOUTH: Check Property – 3:57 a.m.  Officers were sent to the area of McDivitt Rd at Todd Dr reference two callers reporting multiple shots fired.  Officers were unable to locate a scene or evidence.  Officers made multiple attempts but were unsuccessful in contacting both reporting parties.  Additional canvassing may need to happen during daylight hours.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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