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 03/17/2019 through 6:00 a.m. on 03/18/2019, MPD received 348 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 348 calls for service for the past 24-hours this is how the calls came in per district: Central (67), East (73), Midtown (55), North (47), South (29), West (48), and Other (29). 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) MIDTOWN: Domestic Disturbance – 5:33 a.m. Officers were dispatched to the 2200 block of Whitney Way reference an ongoing domestic disturbance between the victim (30-year-old WF) and the suspect (42-year-old AAM). The suspect had been arrested earlier from a domestic disturbance involving the same victim, who had chosen to enforce the 72-hour No Contact provision. After being released from jail, the suspect returned to the residence and forced entry. The suspect made verbal threats to the victim before leaving the scene. There is probable cause to arrest the suspect for violating the 72-hour No Contact provision as well as domestic-related charges of disorderly conduct and criminal damage to property. Investigation continuing. *This was a late call that did not make the previous 24-hour cycle call notes due to officers being involved at the scene and reports from the field were not yet typed.
2) EAST: Stolen Auto – 7:50 a.m. Residents near an East side address called to report that a vehicle had been parked the wrong way on the street, with a door and window left open, and keys on the front seat. Officers arrived and located a GMC vehicle that had been reported as stolen from a Midtown residence early Saturday morning, after the owner left it running in their driveway. Investigation continuing.
3) NORTH: Domestic Disturbance – 10:11 a.m. Officers were dispatched to N Oak St reference the caller reporting that a 26-year-old AAF was being battered by a 30-year-old AAM suspect. Officers made contact and determined that no probable cause could be established, due to claims that it was a verbal-only argument and there was no evidence of physical violence. When the female subject's brother (27-year-old AAM victim) arrived on scene, the suspect subsequently threatened to kill him, witnessed by officers on scene. The victim and suspect were previously roommates. The suspect was arrested for domestic-related disorderly conduct and subsequently conveyed to jail.
4) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 3:21 p.m. Officers were dispatched to S Bassett St reference a domestic disturbance involving the victim (54-year-old AAM) and two suspects (50-year-old AAM and 59-year-old WF) who all live in the same apartment. The victim reported that the male suspect strangled him and threatened him while armed with a hammer. The male suspect fled prior to police arrival. Once officers had cleared from the scene, the male suspect returned and MPD was called back. When officers arrived for the second time, the suspect had fled again and was not found. The female suspect was not happy that police returned and directly threatened the victim. Officers arrested the female suspect for domestic-related charges of intimidation of a victim, disorderly conduct, and for outstanding charges from 2018. There is currently probable cause to arrest the male suspect for domestic-related charges of strangulation, disorderly conduct while armed, as well as felony bail jumping and several warrants. Investigation continuing.
5) CENTRAL: Domestic Disturbance – 6:21 p.m. Officers were dispatched to the 1800 block of Fordem Ave reference a domestic disturbance between the victim (39-year-old AAF) and her son/suspect (19-year-old AAM). The suspect had thrown several objects at his mother and knocked over the TV. The suspect was arrested for domestic-related disorderly conduct and possession of methamphetamine.
6) EAST: Disturbance/Arrested Person – 6:25 p.m. Officers were dispatched to Rethke Ave reference a 44-year-old WM suspect who was threatening a security guard. Once MPD arrived, the suspect tried to flee. Officers caught up to the suspect who subsequently resisted officers. The suspect was ultimately conveyed to jail for charges of disorderly conduct and resisting.
7) MIDTOWN: Disturbance/Conveyance-Mental Health – 7:06 p.m. Officers were dispatched to a local hospital reference a 25-year-old WF subject who was shouting and threatening staff. Officers arrived and placed the subject into protective custody. Ultimately, the subject was conveyed to Winnebago Mental Health on a Chapter 51 return.
8) SOUTH: Stolen Auto – 7:46 p.m. Officers were dispatched to the report of a stolen auto at the Holiday Inn Express (610 John Nolen Dr). The suspect (41-year-old WM) drove away with a delivery driver's vehicle that was left running with the keys inside. The suspect drove the vehicle to a local hospital, seeking treatment and subsequently created a disturbance. MPD responded and located the suspect near the hospital. The suspect admitted to stealing the vehicle and using methamphetamine. The suspect was arrested for OMVWOC (operating a motor vehicle without owner's consent) and conveyed to jail. The vehicle was returned to its owner.
9) CENTRAL: Sexual Assault – 9:39 p.m. MPD responded to the 600 block of E Mifflin St for a sexual assault investigation. A 65-year-old WF walking home reported being sexually assaulted by two WM suspects. The victim was attacked from behind, forced to a secluded area, and sexually assaulted. Investigation is still ongoing. Incident Report on MPD's website completed.
10) SOUTH: Check Person – 1:07 a.m. Officers were dispatched to the 2300 block of Fish Hatchery Rd reference a 24-year-old UF suspect who was sitting in her vehicle, intoxicated and depressed. When officers arrived on scene, the suspect reversed her car and then drove forward towards the officers. Officers were able to avoid being struck by her vehicle but the suspect did crash into another vehicle and an MPD squad, as well as damaged additional property. Officers took the suspect into custody and charged her with 1st Degree Reckless Endangerment, Resisting, and Criminal Damage to Property. The suspect was subsequently conveyed to jail.
11) EAST: Non-Residential Burglary – 3:32 a.m. Officers initially responded to Mounds Pet Food Warehouse (2110 S Stoughton Rd) and discovered the front entrance door shattered. The store was cleared, no suspects were located, and plywood was put up on the damaged doors. MPD was later called back as the plywood had been removed and suspects were actively burglarizing the store. Units arrived and observed two suspects fleeing the building. A 28-year-old AAM suspect was taken into custody. The suspect was arrested for burglary and resisting, and was subsequently conveyed to jail. Investigation continuing.