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MPD Daily Significant Calls 02/01/2019 to 02/02/2019

February 2, 2019 10:03 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 02/01/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 02/02/2019, MPD received 613 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 613 calls for service for the past 24 hours, this is how the calls came in per district: Central (116), East (125), Midtown (122), North (74), South (50), West (87), and Other (39).  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."

**Limited crash response due to calls for service/weather. 
 
1) EAST: Stolen Auto – 6:34 a.m.  Officers responded to an east side residence for a report of a stolen auto.  The vehicle was left running, unlocked and unoccupied.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.   

2) EAST: Disturbance/Arrested Person – 6:41 a.m.  Officers met with a victim/cab driver (42-year-old WM) who reported picking up a customer/suspect (18-year-old AAF) and delivering her to an east side address.  Once at the destination the suspect claimed she did not have any money.  The victim started to drive away to take the suspect back to the pick-up location.  The suspect sprayed the victim with OC (pepper-spray) and punched him several times.  The suspect stole money from the victim's tip jar.  The suspect was arrested and uncooperative.  The suspect spit in the face of an officer.  The suspect was charged with armed robbery, battery, using OC to harm during the commission of a crime, discharging bodily fluids at public safety workers, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.  Incident Report on MPD's website completed.  Investigation continuing. 

3) SOUTH: Stolen Auto – 7:44 a.m.  Officers responded to a south side residence for a report of a stolen auto.  The vehicle was left running, unlocked and unoccupied.  Attempt to locate aired.  The vehicle was listed as stolen in the appropriate databases.  Investigation continuing.  

4) CENTRAL: Suspicious Person – 9:03 a.m.  Officers responded to W. Dayton St regarding a suspicious person (30-year-old WM) who was displaying odd behaviors/making inappropriate comments to people.  The subject was contacted.  No charges have been substantiated at this time.  Investigation continuing.   

5) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 11:29 a.m.  Officers received a request to locate a subject (29-year-old WM) who is under a Chapter 51 commitment order after he walked away from an appointment today.  Areas checked.  Attempt to locate aired.  Investigation continuing.   

6) MIDTOWN: Information/Check People – 1:24 pm.  A resident in the 400 block of N Gammon Rd called police to report a possible burglary occurring at his neighbor's residence.  The neighbors are on vacation and the caller was checking on their house when he saw footprints leading to the garage door and snow on some carpet by the back door of the garage.  Officers made contact at the residence with two teenagers (15-year-old FW and 16-year-old AAM) who were looking for some privacy and did not intend to burglarize the home.  The homeowners did not wish to press charges.

7) MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 4:11 pm.  During an argument at a residence in in the district, the suspect (23-year-old AM) threw a garbage can at the victim (22-year-old AF).  The suspect fled the scene and remains at large.  Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property.  Investigation continuing.

8) MIDTOWN: Check Person – 4:45 pm.  Officers made contact with a 53-year-old HF who called police several times during the day.  Officers were concerned for the subject's mental health and took her into protective custody.  A plan was put in place to  admit the subject to the hospital.

9) SOUTH: Domestic Disturbance – 4:47 pm.  An argument broke out between the suspect (26-year-old AAF) and her mother/victim (50-year-old AAF) in which the suspect threatened to kill and strangle the victim and attempted to punch the victim. Officers developed probable cause to arrest the suspect for domestic DC.  Suspect is at large.  Investigation continuing.

10) CENTRAL: Missing/Runaway Juvenile – 5:09 pm.  A 13-year-old female subject ran away from her residence.  The subject was listed as missing in appropriate data bases and an ATL was aired.

11) NORTH: Check Person – 5:36 pm.  Officers responded to a residence in the 1900 block of E Washington Ave for a 29-year-old WM subject who was exhibiting potentially dangerous behavior due to mental health issues.  The subject was voluntarily transported to a local hospital.  At the time of this writing, officers were prepared for a possible transport to Winnebago Mental Health Institute.

12) NORTH: Disturbance – 6:42 pm.  An verbal argument on Golf Course Rd between the suspect (24-year-old WF) and the victim (22-year-old WF) became physical.  Officers responded to the scene and arrested the suspect for disorderly conduct and conveyed her to the jail.  Investigation continuing.

13) MIDTOWN: Stolen Auto – 6:48 pm.  Officers responded to the 1400 block of Regent St for a report of a stolen auto.  The victim (64-year-old WM) reported he parked his car on the street and locked the vehicle.  The victim had both sets of keys in his possession.  Investigation continuing.

14) MIDTOWN: OMVWI/Intoxicated Driver – 9:49 pm.  Officers responded to the 400 block of S Park St for a suspect (24-year-old WM) slumped over in a vehicle.  The suspect failed standardized field sobriety tests and was arrested for 2nd offense OWI.  Investigation continuing.

15) NORTH: Violation of Court Order – 10:26 pm.  Family members at a residence on Dwight Dr called police regarding a suspect (25-year-old HM) who was at the residence despite a restraining order.  When officers arrived to take the suspect into custody, the suspect resisted and punched and kicked officers.  The suspect was arrested for battery to law enforcement, resisting arrest and misdemeanor bail jumping.  Investigation continuing.

16) WEST: Juvenile Complaint – 11:50 pm.  Officers responded to Hammersley Rd to assist the parents of a 15-year-old WF with mental health concerns who became upset and made suicidal statements.  Officers and parents calmed the subject and created a safety plan.  No further action deemed necessary by police.

17) EAST: Assist Dane County Sheriff – 12:30 am.  MPD officers responded to assist Dane County Sheriff's deputies after a traffic incident at the intersection of Marquette St and E Washington Ave.  A K9 track was performed in an attempt to locate the suspect (30-year-old AAM) who fled on foot.  The suspect was not located.  Investigation continuing.

18) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 1:22 am.  Officers responded to the 4700 block of Hayes Rd where an intoxicated suspect (34-year-old WM) engaged in an argument with the victim (29-year-old WF) and created a disturbance by throwing and breaking furniture.  The suspect was arrested for domestic DC.  Investigation continuing.

19) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 3:09 am.  Officers responded to N Butler St for a report of a disturbance.  Officers located the suspect (23-year-old WM) walking away from the scene and took him into custody.  During the disturbance the suspect punched the victim (23-year-old WF) in the face.  The victim was found highly intoxicated and was taken to detox.  The suspect was charged with domestic battery and felony bail jumping and was taken to jail.  Investigation continuing.

Posted by: Chief Koval

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